Ship & Sparrow Shaders Revealed!

Published on: Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:17

Ship and Sparrow shader customization is coming to Destiny! This is likely coming in the Dark Below expansion.

Ship & Vehicle Template

The game’s database reveals 2 materials that will give us the option to apply shaders to our rides. Unfortunately we don’t have many images of what these shaders will look like in-game, as it’s not available yet.

For ships, the “Ship Shader Template” – it’s description reads, “A reverse engineered shell that allows a Shader to interface with ship hull coatings.”

For Sparrows, the “Vehicle Shader Template” – it’s description reads, “A layer of translation code that allows a shader to interface with vehicle coatings.”

You can see 3 possible shaders from the “Ship Shader Template” in this image:

dark-below-items-dlc-destiny

It’s unknown how exactly these will be obtained. Perhaps this will be something Xûr offers? What do you guys think?

Custom Shaders?

In addition to the materials above, it seems Bungie will answer our call for more shader options!

The “Shader Data” item allows for “more complex” options. It’s description reads, “Code tweaks and mods for more complex armor shaders.”

New Ship Designs

While digging around I was able to find new ships coming with the expansions, as well as some models that haven’t been uncovered yet.

Expansion Ships

The table below lists every currently known Legendary ship that will be in Destiny’s Dark Below/House of Wolves expansion.

You can view these in our database here.

  Name Description
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icon5e57881c95c7b5e61fc9ca2ad4d61e1c Act on Instinct There’s never time to think.
Aries Ascendant The bull smells battle.
Atalanta’s Hunt
Never stop for golden apples.
Bane of Dark Gods “I stand defiant.”
Belisarius Defiant There’s only one legitimate authority in this system.
Dream Eater I think she’s hungry.
Eternity to Eternity “What is more frightening: to know that the path is infinite, or to walk that path alone?”
Ether Eater Swift and bright and precious.
Extinction Event Dodging the Permian bullet.
Gliding Hermitage A place for solitude – just you, your thoughts, and the minifridge.
Gloriole Jump The light of NLS travel can be hypnotic.
Ketch Me If You Can Fallen piracy is a perpetual risk during jumps between the inner planets.
Light in the Abyss From out of the dark, up into the light…
Little Light “That’s not funny.”
Newsbreaker And now, the latest –
Obsidian Sonnet The short, sharp song of battle.
Plasma Donor Ready for a tactical injection.
Ripship Pardoner In vacuum, fire flows like water.
Seraphim Toaster Angels are a navigational hazard.
Shark Whisperer No, ship, that’s not a seal…
Smokehouse Six It goes boom.
The Dirigible Incorrigible The price is negligible.
The Fermi Solution We are not alone.
The Teilhard War All things converge.
The Visible Hand Lead from the front.
Ticktock Inquisitor Time is very short…
Vienna Singer RHO-8a Teng Tactical Combatant
Vintage Russian Soul The old blood of Murmansk.
Void Philosopher The Copernican principle is a way to feel small.
Zephyr Rig The winds are all concordant.
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  • Paratrooper2000

    Ships are useless. I am stuck at a loading screen every time I see a ship. I hate ships.

    • Shaun Kyle

      at least there is something to look at other than just the word loading.

  • Mario Powierski

    More ships are cool. But so is more storage space. 🙂 There will be quite some players out there who would want to own them all, so we need more space in our vault.

    • Raxs

      The Development team will do that. It’s not like the devs that work on Ships also work on Storage. The coding and UI department will be hard at work for stuff like that (:

  • Maxialstar

    Bungie please add Fly Combat in the Expansions or Destiny II .For gods sake that would be epic….

    • sycoteck

      it would be cool if it was like star-wars battlefront II’s space battles those were always fun

    • Micah Yang

      That would be really cool. I wonder if bungie will ever make a sequel. I hope so

      • Vestrel

        Bungie plans on making three more Destiny games

        • Huznu Elkana Binici

          correction, “Bungie plans on making three more money-rip-off-half-games-with-pre-made-DLC’s

          • Prezsama

            Ummmmm f’off Hunzu your just mad that you dont know how the game REALLY works

  • Where’s my ship? the “aspect of glass” Legendary Raid ship?

    • I only listed the expansion ships – the ones not available yet

  • BOoya956

    Any info on strikes because the strikes feel pointless. I simply due public event which are more rewarding than and easier than strikes, plus rewards are better and you can complete some bounties at the same time.

    To Bungie, the strike is broken and useless, because if you play you from beginning and start doing bounties you will get all the gear you need from vanguard and not have to go to single strike.

    • Micah Yang

      Yeah they do kind of feel pointless but I’m still excited for the new strikes

      • BOoya956

        That’s what im waiting for.

  • Alex Garcia Ponce

    Cool but pointless, you don’t even know who is who in your fireteam when all ships are in the screen. And shaders are just “meeh” I mean, ships don’t even have any use!

  • Sanctified NSeven

    In God’s name, what is the point of adding ships i got to ask?:) I have a feeling Bungie had very different plans with ships and space travel. I already hate looking so much at it during the awful awful loading screens =)) Anyway…

  • George Jones

    Makes me believe there will also be a list of guns as long as this…. This game involves shooting guns right;)

  • Toh Tohs

    THIS IS A POINTLESS UPDATE AND ADDITION TO THE GAME –
    Why are we not updating what really matters – like player dmg output vs dmg received in strikes and raids ?
    or the fact that loot is still broken, server stability is at an all time low, and that none of the venders REALLY refresh loot…. get serious

    • Raxs

      Are you serious? Do you actually think that the same people that make ships also do mechanic coding and loot? There are likely 6 people working on ships… a concept arist(s), texture artist(s) and 3D Modeller(s). It’s not like the whole of bungie (300) people drop everything to work on ships… The Scripting team is already hard at work refining destiny’s mechanics. The reason they are making ships is because the team that developed should would likely have nothing to work on at the time. It wouldn’t surprise me if they actually had 1 or 2 artists specialising in actual design of the ship. If they aren’t working on other things they may as well make ships.

  • Herp D. Derpington

    Now I can really customize my loading screen!

  • Raxs

    Holy damn, that is badass 😀 Awesome!

  • Raxs

    Come on people! Think logically! Do you actually think that the same people that make ships also do mechanic coding and loot? I’ve seen so many people saying: “Bungie is wasting their time working on ships, they are pointless. Work on something more useful like the loot system!”

    There are likely 6 people working on ships… a concept artist(s), texture artist(s) and 3D Modeller(s). It’s not like the whole of bungie (300) people drop everything to work on ships… The Scripting team is already hard at work refining destiny’s mechanics. The reason they are making ships is because the team that developed should would likely have nothing to work on at the time. It wouldn’t surprise me if they actually had 1 or 2 artists specialising in actual design of the ship. If they aren’t working on other things they may as well make ships.

    Besides, what’s wrong with ships? They look pretty cool. They serve about as much as a purpose as the Guns looking different, having shaders, cosmetic armour, different colour sparrows. Are you telling me it wouldn’t bother you if every sniper rifle in destiny looked the same? Of course it would bother you, cosmetics are a huge things. Ships are just one of those many many things. And I wouldn;t be surprised if they do give them an alternative purpose. Bungie do what the fans want and will likely add ship functions.

    • Shaun Kyle

      i agree with you completely. if a team finishes a project they a working on for the game that is great in my opinion. plus people who bought the expansions, should have more content for their money. some people(like me) really like having or finding a new ship.

    • brandavis

      Whats this logic you speak of? THIS IS DESTINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

  • RealSpit

    Would be nice if these ships were more then eye candy loading screens. Hope they add some type of ship battles to the game where you can customize the weapon/armor on your ship like we do on our guardians soon!! I mean come on my ships have rockets and machine guns on attached their wings!! For WHAT!!

  • Panoramix18

    Is anyone else adding “in bed” to the end of the descriptions for the ships?

  • xkingxnitemare

    Ships? This game needs more legendary armor options for players too many sets looks the same and not just raid sets.

  • Micah Yang

    Is it just me or do most of the ships look like hamburgers?

    • Micah White

      Ummm… I can’t say that I agree with you on that one 😛

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  • skarnl

    Nice. I was thinking the same last night while getting a new ship. Do like it’s design, but do not like the color scheme. So I thought maybe they should include ship shaders sometime… and now they do. OMG! They read my mind 😛

    And I agree that this isn’t such a big issue … but why shouldn’t they add it? Please stop complaining about the game, it will improve eventually… they can’t fix everything over night. Tweaking, balancing and more takes time. But I’m convinced that the game will be getting more balanced on every update.

    • Prezsama

      Very True Guys Give the game Time To Evolve! for fucks sakes

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  • Prezsama

    Amazing news Can’t wait to see if i can get a cool Blueish shader for my next SHIP XD well done Bungie! anyways Guys Don’t be SO impatient EVERY game evolves Eventually so Chill the fuck DOWN

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