Destiny 2 Will Not Feature Grimoire Cards

Destiny's Grimoire Cards will not return for Destiny 2, rather lore will be told organically.

By Tyler Fischer

May 22, 2017

One of the things that people disliked about Destiny was its Grimoire Cards. Luckily, they won’t be returning in Destiny 2. 

For those that don’t know: Grimoire Cards are collectible cards that you unlock by reaching certain milestones in the game. Each card comes with “Grimoire Points,” which add to your overall “Grimoire Score.” It’s a bunch of Grimoire nonsense. But the grievance with the cards stems from that each comes with a description on the back that details a piece of lore in the Destiny universe. Rather than most games, where lore is presented in game, you had to go to Bungie’s website to view the Grimoire Cards and dive deeper into the lore that was absent in the actual game.

That being said, while speaking to Forbes, Bungie world lead Steve Cotton confirmed that Grimoire Cards will not be returning, because Bungie wants people to find lore in the game. Cotton adds:

“We want people to be able to find the lore. All the story is told through the Adventures, it’s told through the characters in the world, it’s told through the campaign and it’s told through scannables you find throughout the world.”

Destiny 2 is in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and is slated to launch on September 8th on the aforementioned platforms. The latter, the PC, is currently without a release date, and it appears it may not launch simultaneously alongside the console versions.

As you may know, a slab of Destiny 2 news arrived last week — including the gameplay reveal, Blizzard Launcher PC exclusivity, confirmation of no Switch version, confirmation of no dedicated servers, an explanation of why it’s only 30 frame rates per second on console, footage of the 16 new guns, and a bunch of game details.

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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