Destiny 2 Players Spent 25 Years Collectively Deleting Over 800 Million Shaders

Too long if you ask me.

Bungie released some year one stats for Destiny 2 ahead of the release of Forsaken, the next Destiny 2 expansion. While you can find some neat stats about how many hunters are in which faction, Bungie ends its rundown of stats with the number of shaders deleted by players which totaled to be a whopping 807,635,124. Or, as one Redditor calculated, 25.6 years of time collectively spent deleting shaders.

User u/SlickeryV calculated that at one second per shader, 807 million shaders equaled to about 25.6 years' worth of time spent deleting those pesky cosmetics. The reason being there's just a lot of ugly shaders players end up collecting during their playtime.

"Mr. Stark, I don't feel so good." Source: Bungie

The problem is unique to Destiny 2 since Bungie changed the way shaders work in the sequel. Unlike in the previous game when shaders changed entire armor sets, shaders in Destiny 2 became one-time use items that only changed the color of one piece of armor at a time.

The change was universally hated by the Destiny community, so it's weird that Bungie highlights this unique misery in its end-of-the year stat breakdown. Especially since Bungie hasn't fixed the shader system just yet-though you'll be able to mass delete shaders soon (so expect next years' time spent on deleting shaders to be significantly lower).

Bungie is currently getting ready to release Forsaken, the big expansion for Destiny 2 with new areas, enemy race, and a new raid. Year Two will also replace all of year one's gear with new loot, and Bungie is still working hard on fixing the base Destiny 2 experience for fans. We have a Destiny 2 Forsaken guide that breaks down all the upcoming features and changes.

Tagged with Activision Blizzard, Bungie, News.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

Starting Screen | It's Becoming Impossible To Keep Up With More Than A Couple "Forever" Games

Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset Times - All Global Weekly Reset Times in Destiny 2

Here's our guide to the Destiny 2 weekly reset times, as well as a list of all the activities affected by the reset.

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Release Date

Here's our guide detailing the Destiny 2 Shadowkeep release date, price, pre-order, and reveal trailer.

Destiny 2 Forge Saboteur Locations

Here's how you can go about finding Forge Saboteur locations in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons and Armor, How to Get The Best Destiny 2 Exotics

Here's our walkthrough of the best Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor items you can possibly obtain.

More News

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Sega Parts Ways With Narrative Game Studio Interior Night

Narrative experiences don't seem like a fit for Sega.

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.