Eradicating all Artifact mods on the eve of a brand new season is the massive mind play. (Picture credit score: Bungie)

Future 2’s Season of the Plunder has been a tough one, as Phil defined in his article on how Bungie’s present mannequin is resulting in participant burnout. So I would not blame anybody for having peaced out already. However with the following season beginning tomorrow, in the event you are planning to return again, I implore you to do that simple piece of housekeeping at present: Strip the artifact mods out of all of your armor, particularly items with the additional ‘artifice’ slot.

Artifact mods—ie, the particular mods that come from the Seasonal Artifact—have brought about a number of points prior to now after they’re mechanically deprecated on the finish of the season. These issues have included locking out the common model of a mod and fully deleting the additional ‘artifice’ slot that comes on armor looted from the Grasp difficulty of dungeons. That is precisely what occurred to me earlier this 12 months, and having spent an inordinate period of time grinding for the gear, you possibly can think about how I felt about dropping the only real motive for proudly owning it.

Again in July, Bungie stated that the difficulty with Artifact mods and artifice armor was proving extremely tough to resolve. It wrote: “We’re engaged on a repair for this to make sure that every thing registers as meant, however these little sockets are craftier than they seem. The true work comes with the following repair, which incorporates utilizing a script to comb via all characters on all accounts to reinitialize particular parts that make up these specific armor gadgets, thus restoring all these misplaced sockets. As you possibly can think about, this takes time and it is a sophisticated street.”  

5 months later, my slots are nonetheless lacking. So I assume we’re nonetheless on that winding street. Bungie did appear to unravel the difficulty affecting how artifact mods have behaved at subsequent seasonal handovers, however actually, why take the possibility? For true peace of thoughts, you need to swap out all Artifact mods earlier than tomorrow’s reset time (10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM GMT). 

Fortunately, there’s a straightforward technique to do it in a single fell swoop.

To take away all Artifact mods, sign up to Future Merchandise Supervisor, which is a third celebration software that makes use of Bungie’s API to maneuver and alter gear. Both the app or net model will work, however in each instances you may must authenticate through a platform related together with your Bungie.web account. When you’re in, comply with these steps:

  1. Search for the search bar (positioned high right) and kind: “is:armor”
  2. Choose the column of three dots on the best hand facet of the search bar
  3. Choose the choice Strip Sockets (it has a sq. icon with an X in)
  4. Choose Artifact Mod

Set that working and in a few minutes each Artifact mod can be eliminated out of your gear. You are actually prepared, technically if maybe not emotionally, to start the grind once more as soon as the brand new, as but nonetheless unnamed, season drops tomorrow.