Destiny 2 is a massive game that’s hard to navigate without external apps. Sure, you could do everything just within the game, but why put yourself through that? There are a wide variety of external resources that can help guide you through your journey in Destiny 2, most of which are community-designed and operated. Here’s a rundown of the best Destiny 2 apps, trackers, websites, and other valuable resources.
The Most Essential
These are the resources that I can’t imagine playing D2 without. Almost every serious player uses these resources regularly, so they’re a good place to start when looking for resources.
Destiny 2 Official Companion App (iPhone, Android): The official companion app is managed by Bungie themselves, and offers a variety of resources. The most notable use of the companion app is item and vault management. It’s extremely common to need a weapon that’s in the vault during a time when you’re not at the tower, and the companion app allows you to solve this problem. You can move weapons from the vault to a character, and also from character to character. That means no more begging your fireteam to take you back to the tower because you forgot Anarchy in the vault! This app also functions as an LFG (though not as good as another resource we’ll get to later), a place to view various vendors and their offerings, and more.
Destiny 2 PC LFG (Discord, PC ONLY): This Discord server is home to over 100,000 members, all looking for others to play Destiny with. For PC players, this is without a doubt the best place to find a group to play with. You can find people to help you with virtually anything here, from Master VoG to the tire game on the moon (yes really, I’ve done it). You can also find weekly and daily reset information here, as well as other Destiny-related news and updates. Think of this Discord as a one-stop location for almost everything you could need other than account-based stuff.
r/DestinyTheGame (Reddit): This subreddit is used by 2.1 million people, and is the most consistently-updated place to find information and news. There are threads for every daily and weekly reset, every update, and anything else D2 players might find interesting. Since this is entirely community-ran there is a constant flow of posts ranging from important information to memes. This is probably the largest community of D2 players, including users on all platforms, so it’s one of the best places to be if you want to get more involved in Destiny 2.
More Account Management Resources
Light.gg: This website is my go-to resource for learning about weapons. If you want to check the best possible rolls for a specific weapon or see what the community’s opinions on it are, this is the place to check. You can even log in to your Bungie account and allow the website to check the weapons you have and tell you which are the best.
Destiny Item Manager (DIM): DIM is a PC app that can be used for inventory management. In it, you can move items around between the vault and all of your characters, as well as manage armor loadouts. The armor loadout function is the standout feature of DIM in my opinion, as it allows you to instantly filter your armor and see what possible stats you could have. DIM also allows you to check your progress in different ranks and missions, view vendor inventories, and check your records (seals, triumphs, etc.). DIM can do basically anything.
General Information and News
Niris.tv: Everyone knows Niris.tv as the place to go and see the weekly reset infographic. It’s a quick place to find out all you need to know about the current week in Destiny, and it’s very well designed too. Even if you don’t actually go to this site, it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll see the weekly infographic bouncing around on either Reddit or Discord at one point or another before the week is over. There’s also some other information on the site, including a weekly Xur update, raid loot tables, and infographics about various other events.
Where is Xur? (whereisxur.com): If you want to find Xur as quickly as possible each week, this is the place for you. Each week the people at Where is Xur host a livestream as soon as the daily reset on Friday takes place, during which they check all possible Xur locations and find out where he is. After they finish that up, they update the website to show what items Xur has for sale. It’s fun and informative, so there’s no reason not to check it out.
Stat and Account Information Trackers
Destiny Tracker (destinytracker.com): DT is primarily used for tracking a player’s PvP stats, but can also be used for some PvE stats as well. Many players use this to check their teammates’ stats before going into Trials with them, or you could use it on yourself to try and find out where you need to improve. If PvP isn’t your thing, you’d probably be off using another resource though.
Raid Report (raid.report): This is one of the sites you’ll most commonly be coming to if you’re a serious raider and a top Destiny 2 tracker resource. A lot of LFG groups will require you to send your raid report to them so they can check you out before allowing you into their group, so it’s best to have this resource on hand in advance. You can also use it to keep track of which raids you’ve done the most times, what your average completion time is (although this is a bit off most times), and even to see what your total time in-raid is.
Trials Report (destinytrialsreport.com): This is a must-have Destiny 2 resource for the most serious PvP players. Almost every trials group requires you to send them your trials report before allowing you to join them, so you’ll want to go in and take a look at it from time to time before sending it out to random people in the LFG. Again, if you aren’t into trials this would be useless for you, but if you are a trials player it’s essential.
Join the High Ground
Destiny 2 is a complex game with a lot of information to understand, but you’re not on your own. Through a community of millions of players, there are more than enough resources out there to help you figure out what to do and how to do it in the most optimal way. Make use of these resources as you play, and as always, keep the High Ground!