No player trades in Destiny

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One of the more common aspects of loot-heavy games like Borderlands, Diablo and most MMO’s is the ability to trade gears and equipment with your friends. It’s always nice when somebody has some bit of loot that’s just perfect for your character and gives it to you instead of selling it. You won’t be able to do this in Destiny.

Answering a fan-submitted question, Bungie has confirmed that the game will ship without player-to-player trades.

Nope,” Bungie replied on its website. “We want you to earn ’em. You should be able to tell a badass story for every sweet jewel in your arsenal.”

You will, however, be able to trade items between your own characters – if you happen to earn gear that would be better suited to your Hunter, as opposed to your Warlock, for example.

“Once you earn them, the various Guardians under your account will be able to trade them,” the studio explained further. “But weapons belong to the players who acquire them through action and bravery.”

Seems a bit of a limp excuse, but I do understand. This also goes some way in to mitigating the scourge of item duplication that always affects games of this ilk; let’s juts hope that hackers and meddlers aren’t able to just edit themselves a new set of overpowered guns in this as they did with Borderlands.

In related news, Bungie has also announced that Destiny has gone gold, which means it’ll be ready for its September 9 release.  The discs are being pressed and uploaded to digital stores as we speak.

“Destiny is Gold. Discs are being pressed and packed into crates. Destiny is done, in some respects. Even now, so close to the end, it still feels like we’re just getting started.”

Further to that, here’s a look at an unboxing of the super sexy white Destiny PlayStation bundle – which includes a physical copy of the game, and not a download token.

Last Updated: August 26, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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