Destiny 2: Lightfall Will See Umbral Engrams Retired

Plus, Ada-1 will have some sought-after armor shaders available every week.


A lot of big changes are coming to Destiny 2 next month when the Lightfall expansion arrives, as well as hundreds of smaller tweaks that'll have a big impact on the game's economy. Bungie detailed more of these extensive changes in a blog update, which will see Umbral engrams retired, new focusing options for gear across the board, and most importantly for fashionistas, the return of armor shaders that have been unavailable for quite some time.

Umbral engrams have been a regular part of the Destiny 2 economy for several seasons now, but from Season 20, these will no longer drop in the game. These engrams have usually obtained as a reward when completing various activities or a random drop from enemies, and have been used to acquire weapons and gear from the seasonal world loot pool since Season 11. Bungie says that seasonal content will transition to seasonal engrams being used, and any Umbral engrams that you have in your inventory after Season 20 starts can be decrypted by Master Rahool in the Tower.

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Ada-1, the vendor who first appeared in the Black Armory DLC and later moved into the Tower, will also see her role changed once Lightfall goes live. While she currently offers armor synthesis bounties that reward players with transmog materials upon her completion, her role as an armor mod vendor is coming to an end. With Lightfall making armor mods free to all players as part of a more focused build-crafting push, Ada-1 will have a rotating stock of armor shaders for sale.

She'll only offer three shaders per week during Season 20, with each one costing 10,000 Glimmer, but if you've been hunting for some rare shaders to help you get a signature look on your gear, here's what you can expect Ada-1 to have in stock:

  • Bergusian Night
  • Satou Tribe
  • House of Meyrin
  • Rasmussen Clan
  • Refurbished Black Armory
  • New Age Black Armory
  • Dark Omolon
  • Envious Touch
  • Goldleaf
  • Golden Empire
  • Cinderchar
  • Shadow Gilt
  • Vitrified Chronology
  • Vitrified Duality
  • Valkyrie Zero
  • Midnight Exigent
  • The Mad Monk
  • Bray Innovation
  • Arctic Dreamscape
  • Kairos Black
  • Kairos Bronze
  • Kairos Gold
  • Mercury Prophetic
  • Tangled Bronze
  • Tangled Rust
  • New Pacific Sink (Worn)
  • New Pacific Sink
  • New Pacific Rush (Worn)
  • New Pacific Rush
  • Flowers of Io (Worn)
  • Flowers of Io
  • Echoes of Io (Worn)
  • Echoes of Io
  • New Monarchy Allegiance
  • War Cult Scheme
  • Dead Orbit Vision
  • New Monarchy Succession
  • War Cult Endgame
  • Dead Orbit Resurrection
  • New Monarchy Regalia
  • New Monarchy Diamonds
  • War Cult Camo
  • War Cult Rain
  • Dead Orbit Camo
  • Dead Orbit’s Fate

Destiny 2 has had an interesting week so far. A recent hotfix had introduced a serious bug that could wipe progress on Triumphs and Catalysts, resulting in Bungie releasing a new hotfix update that would roll all accounts back to the state they were in at 8:20 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET on January 24. The latest update also introduced a gameplay change for Guardians who have reached the soft cap of 1530 power level in the game, as those players will see blue engrams replaced with an "equivalent Glimmer amount" drop.

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