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Destiny 2’s new mini Sparrow rules – Polygon

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Destiny 2’s summer holiday, the second annual Solstice of Heroes, is here. Players are devoting their time to leveling up their new Solstice armor, but not before stopping by Destiny’s cosmetic shop, the Eververse, to look at Tess’ summer stylings.

Bungie added some cute items for the summer: a Ghost wearing sunglasses, a Ghost in a life preserver, a Ghost inside a beach ball … you get the idea. But the immediate star of the show is a new Exotic Sparrow: the Micro Mini.

Bungie showed this fabulous new transport off in its reveal post for the event, but nobody was quite prepared for how hilarious it looks to ride in-game.


Warlock on a Sparrow in Destiny 2

The way Guardians normally look on a Sparrow
Bungie

Sparrows are Destiny’s space motorcycles. The grips are in the middle of the body, but the foot rests and brakes are at the tail. When Guardians ride a Sparrow, they’re almost laying prone on the bike.

The Micro Mini is a little different on both ends. The nose is much smaller, and the grips are closer to the Guardian’s body. But the back half is what sells the Mini. Instead of a long tail to house the jet, the entire Sparrow cuts off after the seat.

The foot rests for the Micro Mini are barely staggered from the handlebars, meaning the Guardian riding it has to shove their legs into their chest cavity just to sit on it — like a parent riding a child’s tricycle.

Players have already started doing ridiculous things with the Micro Mini, like taking it into the Scourge of the Past raid’s racing encounter as a fireteam of six. The result looks more like Diddy Kong Racing than Destiny.

The Micro Mini is a premium item in Destiny 2, meaning that players need to buy it with real money to pick it up. But for the first week of Solstice, Tess Everis is selling the Micro Mini for Bright Dust — a free currency that players can earn in game. The Sparrow isn’t cheap, and costs players 2,500 Bright Dust or about $8 worth (800) of Silver, the game’s premium currency.

So the question players must ask themselves is: Do you ride around the Solar System on your badass space motorcycle? Or do you choose to ride around on Scooty-Puff Jr. to intimidate your enemies?

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