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Destiny 2 fans want Bungie to add a permanent memorial to Cayde-6's expired ramen coupon

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Remember back in 2018, when Destiny 2 fan-favorite Cayde-6, the only member of the Vanguard with a personality, took three in the head during the Prison of Elders breakout that kicked off the Forsaken (opens in new tab) expansion? Shortly afterward, players built a real-world shrine (opens in new tab) to the beloved Exo at E3, complete with ramen packets—because, as we noted, he was a huge fan of spicy ramen.

Bungie paid tribute to Cayde's sad passing shortly after it happened with the addition of a coupon that players could pick up from the ramen booth in the Tower. It was accessible through a sort of mini-quest (opens in new tab), and once found served up a bit of lore in which Cayde himself reminisced about his love of it, and the City and the people who live in it. There was nothing more to it, though—just a touching remembrance of one of the game's best characters.

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Gamers, though, being a naturally suspicious lot, suspected that there might be more to it than Bungie was letting on, and so many of them (myself included) held onto the coupons, despite their complete lack of worth. We were wrong, as it turns out: There was was nothing more to them, and in fact the coupons are slated to go away, along with a bunch of other items, when Bungie cleans house with the Beyond Light (opens in new tab) expansion. 

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That's led to a call on the Destiny 2 subreddit (opens in new tab) for some form of permanent in-game tribute, not to the Exo or his ramen, but to the prized coupon itself. One fan has actually created a 3D-printable seal to memorialize Cayde's love of ramen. It's not the same as an in-game reward for keeping that little hunk of virtual paper around for this long, but it's not bad:

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Bungie hasn't commented on the call for a coupon commemoration so far, but I wouldn't be too surprised if it ends up doing something to permanently mark Cayde-6's passing in the game—the studio has a pretty good record of responding to fan outcries, after all. I've reached out to Bungie for comment and will update if I receive a reply; in the meantime, don't miss our look at the Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt roadmap (opens in new tab), and what you can look forward to in the Beyond Light raid (opens in new tab).

Thanks, The Gamer (opens in new tab).

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.