The Eliksni Hatchling emote lets players lift a baby Fallen above their heads similar to how Rafiki lifts Simba at the beginning of The Lion King.
The latest emote added to Destiny 2 allows players to lift a baby Fallen in the air like Simba at the beginning of Disney‘s The Lion King. Bungie’s free-to-play online multiplayer title received the “Solstice of Heroes” patch earlier today, marking the start of the fourth year for this mid-summer in-game event. This year’s Solstice of Heroes summer holiday runs until August 3.
The main focus of Destiny 2‘s yearly summer event is to give players the opportunity of acquiring and improving unique armor and weapons sets through in-game activities, but that is not all that Patch 3.2.1 includes. Developer Bungie has taken the opportunity to correct many Destiny 2 balancing issues while kicking off the 2021 Solstice of Heroes as well. There are also a few other hidden gameplay gems scattered throughout the update, including a new emote that harkens back to a 90s Disney classic.
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Polygon reported that Patch 3.2.1 has the Eliksni Hatchling emote, which pays homage to the opening scene of The Lion King. Eliksni is the name the Fallen in the Destiny universe refer to themselves as, making an Eliksni Hatchling exactly what it sounds like. The emote allows the player to hold one of these baby Fallen high over their head the same way Rafiki holds up Simba on top of Pride Rock during the closing notes of “Circle of Life.” This emote will cost any player who wants it 1,000 silver, Destiny 2‘s in-game currency. 1,100 silver can be purchased through platform stores for $9.99.
There is a chance that players may be able to earn the Eliksni Hatchling emote during the Solstice of Heroes event instead of purchasing it. Polygon noted that there are some currently unknown items or content that will become obtainable with Bright Dust, a currency that can only be earned in Destiny 2, not purchased. As of the start of the summer event, however, there has been no confirmation that the Eliksni Hatchling emote will be attainable without silver.
While the Eliksni Hatchling runs around the same price as other unique emotes, $10 seems to be a bit expensive especially when that amount can get so much more in not just other games, but in Destiny 2 as well. The game will turn four years old near the end of the summer and while it still has a substantial player base, there may be some questions about how long it can sustain it. Bungie seems committed to making Destiny 2 the best it can possibly be, however, so if there is a noticeable dip in the game’s player count, adjustments will likely be made.
Destiny 2 is available on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S platforms.
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