Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide – Convert Legendries into Masterwork Weapons

Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide to help you learn about farming Masterwork Cores in the game and using them to create Masterwork Weapons.

In this Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide 2, we will guide you how you can obtain Masterwork Cores in Destiny 2. If you have played the previous Destiny game, you will be aware of the Power Level, which is increased by collecting Exotic Weapons once you are done with the main story-driven campaign of the game.

Destiny 2 follows the same pattern and once you are done with the main story, you have to option of making your Guardian the ultimate by collecting as many Exotic Weapons and gear as possible.

However, when it comes to Exotic and Legendary Weapons, Destiny 2 adds another layer on top of the cake by introducing the Masterwork Weapons, which are by far the best weapons you can obtain in Density 2. They are the ultimate when it comes to being unique and difficult to obtain one.

They are in no way easy to obtain. In this Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide 2, we will guide you exactly how you can get your hands on some of the Masterwork Cores, which are required to converting Legendary weapons into Masterwork Weapons.

For more help on Destiny 2, you can check out our Perfect Paradox Shotgun Guide, Masterwork Weapons Guide, and Eater of Worlds Raid Lair Guide.

How to Get Masterwork Cores in Destiny 2 – Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores

If you are a Weapon hunter in Destiny 2 then your ultimate goal will be these Masterwork Weapons. However, to obtain them you need to do a lot of grinding.

If you are not up for the grinding challenge, you can obtain these Masterwork Weapons in another much easier way, which requires some Masterwork Cores. You do not necessarily need to obtain a Masterwork Weapon. If you have a Legendary weapon that you are happy with, you can convert them into Masterwork Weapons as well.

Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide 2 details everything that you need to know about obtaining Masterwork Cores for creating Masterwork Weapons from Legendary Weapons in Destiny 2.

Obtaining Masterwork Cores in Destiny 2

Masterwork Cores are required for converting Legendary Weapons into Masterwork Weapons. Obtaining these Masterwork Cores is no easy task. Sometimes when you trade in the Legendary Engrams, you may get a Masterwork Weapon as well but it is a very slim chance. Mostly you get a Legendary Weapon. However, you can convert your favorite Legendary Weapons to Masterwork Weapons.

Masterwork Weapons pack more punch and have added features than the Legendary variations so they are highly valuable. You will require 10 Masterwork Cores to convert a Legendary Weapon into a Masterwork Weapon. You get these Masterwork Cores as you play the game more and more.

The more you grind the game, the more Masterwork Cores you can get. It goes for the Masterwork Weapons as well. When you max out the level, you sometimes get Masterwork Weapons as loot.

However, not every Masterwork Weapon will be up to your liking and you will want to have a Masterwork Version of a Legendary Weapon that you love to use in the battle. In such a case, you can simply dismantle all the extra Masterwork Weapons that you have in your inventory and get some Masterwork Cores.

Each dismantled Masterwork Weapon will give you around 1-3 Masterwork Cores. Once you have enough cores, you can simply upgrade the Legendary Weapon of your choice. This is a much quicker way of obtaining a favored Masterwork Weapon.

You can also try using as many Legendary Engrams as possible as they will sometimes give you Masterwork Weapons as well. If you do not like the weapon, simply dismantle the weapon, obtain the Masterwork Cores and upgrade your favorite Legendary Weapon to a Masterwork Weapon.

This concludes our Destiny 2 Masterwork Cores Guide 2. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!

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