This guide will explain how Chroma works in Destiny, including how you get it and how you can use it with your Weapons and Armor.
Chroma is a new feature that came included in the April Update in Destiny. Completely separate from the Shader that players can use on their Armor, Chroma will allow you to alter the appearance of not only Armor, but also Weapons. It should be noted, however, that Chroma can only be used on new gear that’s in the April Update, and not items that were in the game prior.
How to Get Chroma
There are only two ways that you can get Chroma in Destiny. One of them is from the Sterling Treasure that’s been included with the April Update. Sterling Treasure can be obtained through the various in-game activities, and by buying it from Tess Everis at the Tower. The other way players can get Chroma is from breaking down Armor that is Chroma compatible, such as the Spektar gear that can also be obtained from the Sterling Treasure. If we’re being honest, getting a full set of Chroma compatible gear with the same color of Chroma will either take you a long time, or some micro transactions.
How to Use Chroma
Let’s assume that, like us, you have a full set of the Spektar Armor in Destiny, and all the Chroma that you could hope to have. If you’d like to use this Chroma to alter the appearance of your Armor or Weapons, you can do so on the same screen where you would Infuse it, which will also be necessary.
If you view the Details of your Armor, you’ll see that next to Infusion is the color of Chroma that your Armor is set up to use. This will either be White, Yellow, Red or Blue. Of course, you’ll most likely want to have the same color across all Armor pieces, so you can roll this if you’re not happy with the results. Once you are happy you just need to apply the Chroma, which will need to be in your Inventory for you to use.
Look just below the icon that shows you what kind of Chroma you’re using and you’ll see an option to spend 100 Glimmer to change the Chroma color. If you’re already using Chroma, your current color will be destroyed. If you’re not, you’ll just have to burn through 100 Glimmer each time you roll it. Hopefully it won’t take you long to get the color you want.
When you’re happy with the results you can move on to the next piece of gear you have. If you decide to Dismantle a Chroma compatible piece of Armor or Weapon you’ll get a random color of Chroma back, so all is not lost.