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Destiny guide: how to upgrade Exotic weapons and armour through Xur
When Destiny: The Dark Below launches next week, players will have access to a whole host of new Exoitc weapons and armour to collect.

Despite the tuning in patch 1.1, some of the older Exotic gear will lose a little of its lustre compared to the new stuff, because The Dark Below increases the Light level cap to 32. You don’t want to be using level 30 gear any more, right?

As such, Bungie has elected to introduce a new way to upgrade Exotics so that they still represent the best of the best. Thanks to a GameInformer preview, we now know how that works.


To upgrade your Exotic gear you’ll need to talk to Xur, the vendor who appears in the towers on weekends. For a fat wad of Glimmer and an Exotic shard, Xur will upgrade a single Exotic item, increasing its damage or defence cap – and presumably its maximum Light level too.

Upgrading an Exotic item will reset your perks. If you’ve spent a bunch of ascendent materials unlocking perks on your Exotic, you’ll need to collect more and do it again after upgrading. If you upgrade an Exotic with all perks unlocked, you’ll find the item’s stats drop after upgrading, and won’t increase past the previous level until you’ve unlocked all the perks. However, you can upgrade a brand new Exotic, so there’s no need to unlock all the perks before you hand it offer to Xur.

Exotic shards can be collected in two ways. Xur will sell them for the pretty reasonable price of seven Strange Coins. You can also obtain them by dismantling Exotics, so if you have any duplicates (lucky you) it’s worthwhile breaking them down.

Xur will only upgrade specific Exotics each week. Similarly to how Xur’s inventory changes from week to week, Xur will offer a small selection of upgrade options each time they visit the tower. So if you want a level 32 Icebreaker you’ll need to wait until they’ve got that option on offer, not just rock up on Friday and hope for the best.

This new system of Exotic upgrades launches alongside The Dark Below on December 9 and means your favourite weapons and armour can carry you on through future content rather than being made redundant by new gear. That’s not true of Legendaries, alas.

http://www.vg247.com/2014/12/03/destiny-guide-how-to-upgrade-exotic-weapons-and-armour-through-xur/
 

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um....what? there's level 30 gear? since when? the gear stops at level 20. Surely an exotic weapon is and would always be a level 20 weapon and an exotic armour piece would always be a level 20 item with +30 light when maxed.
 

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Further to this, Bungie have posted a list of updates that are coming with the new DLC...

The Dark Below releases on December 9th, 2014. This new content will expand the world of Destiny for some players. It will also change the experience of playing Destiny for all. To support the updates that will go live with the expansion, we have made changes to a number of systems that drive the game.

New Legendary Gear

  • Existing Legendary gear on display in the Tower will be replaced
  • New Legendary gear will feature higher Attack and Defense values
  • Legendary items will still require Ascendant Materials for upgrades
  • This new, more powerful gear will be available to all players of Destiny
  • Legendary gear will not be as powerful as new Raid gear or Exotics
New Rank Commendations
  • In addition to Crucible or Vanguard Marks, purchasing new Legendary items will require a Crucible or Vanguard Commendation
  • Commendations are received in Reputation Reward Packages delivered by the Postmaster upon reaching a new Reputation Level




Exotic Talent Changes

  • As part of the December 1st Destiny Update, Exotic Armor and Weapons no longer require Ascendant Materials for upgrades
  • The final power node of all Exotic Gear will require an Exotic Shard
  • This new material is obtained by one of the following means:
  • Dismantling unwanted Exotics
  • Purchased from Xûr for 7 Strange Coins


New Exotic Upgrading


Exotic Gear in The Dark Below will have higher Attack and Defense values than current Exotic Gear. For players and their current caches of Exotics, a path will exist to bring them forward into The Dark Below.
  • Starting December 9th, Xûr will offer players the opportunity to upgrade Exotics to the higher Attack and Defense values
  • Upgrading an Exotic in this way will require an Exotic Shard
    • The upgrade will reset the progression invested into the item
    • Each week, Xûr will possess a selection of upgrades for existing Exotics in his inventory


Crucible (PvP) Changes

  • Expansion I will include two new exclusive competitive playlists
  • New Crucible arenas (Pantheon, Skyshock, and The Cauldron) will be featured in map rotation
  • Playlists available in the Director will change week over week
  • Experiences will alternate between 12 and 6 player engagements
  • Map rotation will alternate between focusing solely on new expansion arenas and including original launch maps in the mix


Heroics and Nightfall (PvE) Changes
  • With the Light level increase to 32, Heroics and Nightfalls will be increased by 2 Light levels to keep up with new content, level increases, and gear items
New Raid: Crota's End
  • The new Raid, Crota's End, will unlock on December 9th
  • Players at Light level 30 can lead a Fireteam immediately upon release
  • The reward system in Crota's End will address some issues reported in the Vault of Glass:
    • Raid loot in Crota's End will drop at a higher rate
    • New Raid gear will contain a wider variety of potential perks
    • Weapons and Gear from Crota's End will not require Ascendant materials for upgrades
    • Radiant Shards and Radiant Energy acquired in the Raid will be used to upgrade new Raid gear
    • Unwanted weapons and gear from Crota's End will dismantle into Radiant materials
    • Primary weapons will only drop in the harder version of Crota's End, released sometime in January
We are hopeful about the changes we're making to the way Raid loot works. We look forward to watching the streamers attempt to become the world first to complete the new Raid. Good luck!
 

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I'm starting to get a bit fed up with it.
 

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I hope when they're increasing the level of the nightfall they mean adding an extra difficulty level so that those of us not purchasing the DLC and not yet at level 30 aren't being punished for not buying the DLC.
 

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I hope when they're increasing the level of the nightfall they mean adding an extra difficulty level so that those of us not purchasing the DLC and not yet at level 30 aren't being punished for not buying the DLC.
I've read there will be a Lvl30 nightfall, not sure if it's only on the dlc or if every nightfall will now become 30.
 

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I've read there will be a Lvl30 nightfall, not sure if it's only on the dlc or if every nightfall will now become 30.
From the post it sounds like the nightfall will be raised to lvl 30
 

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From the post it sounds like the nightfall will be raised to lvl 30
The difficulty needed upping with some many people being able to solo them

I'm starting to get a bit fed up with it.
I started to get that way a few weeks ago, when that stage hits its usually best to have a break and play something else for a while
 
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