How to Get Bright Dust in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 bright dust

Since the arrival of Shadowkeep and the big changes last autumn, the way to go about earning Bright Dust in Destiny 2 has changed a bit.

Bright Dust is, essentially, the non-paid version of Silver in the world of Destiny. It is one of the many in-game currencies and, like Silver, is used for purchasing a number of items from the Eververse store. At one point, before Shadowkeep, you could earn it just from dismantling old Eververse gear you didn’t want. Now, things are a bit different, and slightly more time consuming.

Here’s everything you need to know about getting Bright Dust in Destiny 2.


How Do You Get More Bright Dust in Destiny 2?

Right now, there is only one way in which you can get more Bright Dust in Destiny 2. It all revolves around weekly bounty completion. The are three paths you can take when searching for this particular currency and tackling bounties:

  • Weekly Bounties from Shaxx (Crucible)
  • Weekly Bounties from Zavala (Vanguard/Strikes)
  • Weekly Bounties from The Drifter (Gambit)

When at the respective vendor, you can also look to the far right within their row of selectable bounties to find one marked as “Additional Bounties”. These reward Bright Dust as well, and will roll out a random task for you to complete.

If you’re wondering how much Bright Dust you can earn per week in Destiny 2, it depends on how much work you’re willing to put in. Doing all available bounties on all three of your characters will net you over 3,000.

Destiny 2 bright dust

What Can I Buy With It?

This form of currency is only going to be useful in the Eververse store in the Tower. Go visit Tess and check out her inventory. You’ll see an option on the side to filter for items that cost Bright Dust to buy. Here, you’ll find an assortment of cosmetics to buy including, but not limited to:

  • Emotes
  • Transmat Effects
  • Shaders
  • Ships
  • Sparrows
  • Ghost Shells
  • Boons
  • Weapon / Armour Ornaments
  • Ghost Projections
  • Concentrated Mattergem

The offerings rotate on a weekly basis, so make sure to check in with Tess now and then to take note of her new stock. You might find something you like!

Getting more Bright Dust in Destiny 2 might look a bit different these days, but it’s certainly still doable. If you’re really keen on a certain item from Eververse, you ought to keep on eye on the rotating weekly bounties from your local Tower vendor.