Here Are the Destiny Year One Items Getting an Upgrade in April

Following yesterday’s livestream detailing the rewards that await Destiny players in April, Bungie today offered some clarifications and new information about the impending update.

For one, Bungie offered a complete list of the Legendary weapons from Year One that are getting Year Two versions. They are as follows:

  • The Devil You Know
  • Shadow Price
  • LDR 5001
  • Badger CCL
  • The Comedian
  • The Swarm
  • Y-09 Longbow Synthesis
  • Grim Citizen III
  • Two to the Morgue
  • Zombie Apocalypse WF47
  • The Saterienne Rapier

The process for obtaining these won’t be the same as Year One Exotics that have gotten Year Two versions. (Some of those are coming in the April update, too, including the sniper rifle Patience and Time.) You can’t purchase them outright or Infuse the old versions; instead, you’ll need to earn them by ranking up with the Vanguard or Crucible quartermasters.

Despite what was said on the stream, these can’t be obtained through Legendary Engrams, and will only come from quartermaster reward packages (offering versions up to 330 Light). Thankfully, those should be easier to come by, as reputation gains have been increased in Strikes, Crucible, and the Prison of Elders.

As revealed during the stream, Infusion now works differently, with the weaker item taking on the full strength of the higher one, as opposed to a percentage of it. Today’s update clarifies that this is also true of Exotics, letting you instantly bring a lower-strength one right up to 335 Light if you get a 335 that you don’t want to keep.

We also got looks at all of the new Spektar gear, which is Chroma-compatible. Chroma is a material that adds a glow effect to certain pieces of armor (or changes the look of a weapon). You can see all of this new armor before having Chroma applied above, along with the Desolate armor that lets you look like a Taken (it’s not a Shader, as was previously believed).

Ships and shaders sold by Variks during Year One will no longer be available as they were previously; they’ll now be offered in reward packages when ranking up with the House of Judgment.

Finally, Bungie offered another look at the cool new Taken sword, pictured below.

The new update arrives on April 12. You can find out more in our coverage of last week’s livestream, and we’ll be finding out even more next Wednesday, April 5, during the final of three streams detailing the upcoming additions and changes.

Separate from the details of the April update, Bungie announced the details of a new update for Destiny’s companion app. A native iPad version is now available on the App Store, coinciding with improvements to the iPhone version. You can now browse community content in the app in addition to being able to search for gear across characters (and their banks), as well as easily equip gear for specific missions.

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