Whenever you’re playing Destiny 2, there are fewer things more frustrating than having to boot up The Tower every time you want to access your Vault and change your loadout – which is an important part of things nowadays. Whether you’re gearing up for a game of Gambit, the latest Raid, or even a Grandmaster Nightfall, having the right weapons and armor is vital to success. For so long, though, equipping it all has been a bit of a chore. Thankfully, Bungie’s well aware of this and it’s making some Destiny 2 Vault access changes in Season 23 you’re going to love.
In an effort to continue to improve Destiny 2 and ensure that it’s one of the best FPS games out there going into Season 23 and then The Final Shape, Bungie is introducing a Quality of Life change that has been over nine years in the making – by about six or so weeks, anyway. While you check out the latest deals on any Destiny 2 The Final Shape pre-orders you still need to make, Bungie reveals that it’s actually going to let Guardians access their Vault from Orbit – starting in Season 23. Yes, your time spent in The Tower is about to be cut dramatically.
As Bungie explains in this week’s shorter This Week In Destiny (formerly This Week At Bungie) blog post, “starting in Season 23, you’ll be able to access your vault from Orbit”. This is something Guardians the world over have been clamoring for since the launch of Destiny in 2014 – over nine years ago.
This might seem like a small change at a glance, but it’s going to save you a lot of time and effort in the long run. Without access to Destiny Item Manager (DIM), a third-party tool that allows you to access your entire Destiny 2 inventory (Vault included) mid-game, you’re stuck with loading into The Tower on Earth every time you want to access this wider inventory of weapons and equipment. Your Guardian only has limited storage space, but this change will make sure you can access your entire arsenal in a fraction of the time.
The comments on this Reddit thread discussing the change should be enough to tell you that this is something the playerbase is excited about, anyway. One has labelled the improvement a “massive dub” while another has simply stated that they’ve “won” – which, we suppose sums it up. One Destiny 2 fan, though, thinks Bungie should do away with the distinction between your inventory and Vault – making everything available all of the time. While there are upsides, we feel things would become cluttered quite quickly if the two were one.
Sure, you may still want to take advantage of DIM if you’re someone who likes to meticulously plan every loadout and ensure you have exactly what you want available where you want it at any one point, but this Vault access improvement makes on the fly loadout changes much more efficient.
So, if you’re about to head into a dungeon or a raid and you want to make sure you have everything you need for the best Destiny 2 Titan build, the best Destiny 2 Hunter build, or the best Destiny 2 Warlock build to hand, you won’t need to touch down planetside to do so. The loading times in Bungie’s looter shooter aren’t the worst ones out there, but avoiding them is far from a bad thing.
One thing worth keeping in mind going forward, though, is that this new Destiny 2 blog reveals a nerf for the best PvE Exotic is coming in Season 23. We know that isn’t the best news to see as we head into the season before the Destiny 2 The Final Shape release date, but at least these new Vault access changes means you’ll be able to store it and never think about it again – if it’s bad in Season 23, anyway. There’s every chance that it’s still one of the best Destiny 2 PvE weapons available when the weapon tuning update arrives. We’ll just have to wait and see.