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Data Miners Reveal Upcoming Destiny 2: Forsaken Exotics

Published: 31/Aug/2018 11:03 Updated: 31/Aug/2018 11:56

by Ross Deason

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Data miners have been hard at work looking into Destiny 2’s Forsaken 2.0 pre-patch, and the result has been a leak of numerous new and returning exotics.

According to leakers, the items found so far are merely a preview and many of the are still locked or classified.

Even so, a great deal of information about upcoming exotic armor and weaponry has been shared and it has proven difficult to keep up with it all.

Luckily for anyone that wants to know more, ninth_reddit_account on Reddit has compiled a comprehensive list of all the data mined exotic armor and weapons, as well as their perks.

The full list of data mined Destiny 2: Forsaken exotics from ninth_reddit_account’s post is as follows:

Exotic Weapons

Name Perk Type
Cerberus+1 Four-Headed Dog: Shoots erratic bullets from all gun barrels at the same time. Kinetic Auto Rifle
Wish-ender Queen’s Wrath: While aiming down sights with a fully-drawn bow, enemies behind walls are highlighted. Kinetic Bow
Trinity Ghoul Split Electron: Fires an arrow that splits when released. Aiming down sights and fully drawing the bow both decrease the spread. Energy Bow, Arc
One Thousand Voices Ahamkara’s Eye: Charging this weapon unleashes a giant continuous beam of death. Power Fusion Rifle, Solar
Malfeasance Explosive Shadow: Shoot tainted slugs that burrow into the enemy. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode. Kinetic Hand Cannon
Ace of Spades Memento Mori: Reloading after a kill loads magazine with a few extra-damage bullets. Grants radar while aiming down sights. Kinetic Hand Cannon
The Queenbreaker Wire Rifle: Fires a long-range precision Arc bolt that blinds enemies on hit. Power Linear Fusion Rifle, Arc
Two-Tailed Fox Twintails: Shoots two rockets, one Void and one Solar, that can track onto the same target. Power Rocket Launcher, Void
The Chaperone Precision Slug: Fires a single-slug precision round. Exotic Shotgun
Lord of Wolves Shrapnel Launcher: Fires a powerful short-range burst of Solar damage. Exotic Shotgun,
Black Talon Crow’s Wings: Press attack button to fire off a projectile cross combo. Sword, Void
Wavesplitter Harmonic Laser: Laser damage has three power levels that oscillate while the trigger is held down. Energy Trace Rifle, Void

Exotic Armor

Name Perk Type
Chromatic Fire Crystalline Transistor: Precision kills with your Kinetic weapon create an explosion in the element of your equipped subclass. Warlock Chest Armor
Phoenix Protocol Battle-Hearth: Kills and assists you make while standing in your Well of Radiance return Super energy. Warlock Chest Armor
Heart of Inmost Light Overflowing Light: Using a grenade, melee, or Barricade ability empowers you, granting increased damage and resistance. While empowered, the next ability you use has faster regen. Titan Chest Armor
Gwisin Vest Roving Assassin: Each Spectral Blades kill you make before going into stealth will restore more of your Super energy. Hunter Chest Armor
The Sixth Coyote Double Dodge: Gain a second dodge charge. Hunter Chest Armor
Contraverse Hold Chaotic Exchanger: Charging your grenade with Chaos Accelerant, Consume, or Radioactive will give damage resist. Charged grenade hits return a random amount of grenade energy. Warlock Gauntlets
Ursa Furiosa Ursine Guard: Move faster while guarding when Sentinel Shield is active. Guarded damage converts to Super energy when the Super ends. Titan Gauntlets
Oathkeeper Adamantine Brace: Bows charge faster, and charges can be held indefinitely. Hunter Gauntlets
Shards of Galanor Sharp Edges: Hits and kills with Blade Barrage will return Super energy after the Super ends. Hunter Gauntlets
One-Eyed Mask Vengeance: Marks the enemy that dares to damage you. Track down and destroy your enemy for increased damage and overshield. Titan Helmet
Geomag Stabilizers Close Enough: When Chaos Reach Super energy is almost full, sprinting tops it off. Damaging enemies with Chaos Reach extends its duration. Warlock Leg Armor
Antaeus Wards Reflective Vents: Improved slide. Sliding reflects incoming projectiles. Reflecting projectiles grant Super energy. Titan Leg Armor

Breaking the information down into “Name”, “Perk” and “Type”, the post from ninth_reddit_account promises a number of exotics that will make players even more excited about the expansion’s release on September 4.

The user also clarified that more information is likely to become available soon and that the post will be updated on Tuesday when the expansion goes live.

Just to be absolutely clear, this isnt everything. There are a bunch of classified items, and it’s clear this database in it’s proper ‘release’ state (as evidenced by all the ‘temp’ icons!). Except this to be revised next Tuesday.

You can also try out Destiny 2’s new Gambit mode for free this weekend. The demo will be live for 24 hours and is only available for players that own the base game.

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Destiny 2 is making huge changes to guns ahead of Beyond Light

Published: 23/Oct/2020 7:49 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 7:53

by Brad Norton

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We’re just weeks away from the launch of Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion but before we get there, Bungie has revealed an assortment of key weapon changes on the horizon.

While Guardians around the world eagerly await the next big adventure in Destiny, there’s plenty to get caught up on. From new storyline teasers to fresh information on the upcoming raid, you’ve got a lot to be aware of before we reached Beyond Light on November 10.

Alongside incoming content, Destiny’s core gameplay will also be changing a great deal with the next major expansion. Tons of weapons are being modified in the game’s sandbox, meaning that they’ll function differently, deal adjusted damage, and even come with unique effects.

From Hand Cannons to Sniper Rifles and plenty more, there’s a good chance your favorite weapons will feel different in Beyond Light. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming changes.

Hand Cannon changes in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

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All three types of Hand Cannons will be changing in Beyond Light.

First and foremost, the three distinct types of Hand Cannons will be evolving in the Beyond Light update. The Aggressive frame will come boasting an improved rate of fire. The Adaptive and Precision frame comes with slightly less damage falloff from afar and a 37 percent larger magazine size. 

Lastly, the Lightweight frame – to be labeled as ‘Adaptive’ moving forward – will have a slight reduction to its rate of fire. This pertains to Luna’s Howl, Not Forgotten, though Sunshot is being excluded.

The latter of the bunch may seem severe, though Bungie assured the rate of fire changes are for good reason. “Lightweight Hand Cannons represent the majority of Hand Cannon usage in the Crucible,” they revealed. As a result, this led to a faster time to kill than any other frame. This should be balanced out in Beyond Light with a slower fire rate.

Sniper Rifle changes in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

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Snipers may find it a little more difficult to aim in the near future.

Next up is a more unique change to Sniper Rifles. Aim assist is what Bungie targeted for the next major patch. Moving forward, it’ll now be different depending on your scope. For Snipers with lower zoom scopes, you’ll have less aim assist. For those with higher zoom scope, you’ll have more aim assist. 

“We want Sniper Rifles to feel powerful,” Bungie reassured. However, this comes with a tradeoff. The developers no longer want snipers to be “so easy to use that they dominate.”

Auto Rifle and Scout Rifle changes in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Destiny 2 Auto Rifle gameplay
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Expect minor tweaks to both Auto and Scout Rifles in Beyond Light.

The most notable Auto Rifle change coming with Beyond Light is merely an attempt to scale back. With Season of the Worthy, Adaptive frame rifles were buffed, but that’ll soon be adjusted once again. Overall damage will be reduced from 15.75 to 14.25 damage per bullet. 

Regarding Scouts, the weapons themselves won’t be buffed per se. Though Bungie aims to make them “a little easier to use.” Similar to the Sniper changes, Scouts will benefit from improved aim assist moving forward.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light gameplay
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You’ll need to be on top of all these weapon changes to take down Beyond Light’s biggest threats.

Rocket Launcher fiends will also be happy to know that your reserve ammo will be increasing by one or two explosives depending on the particular weapon. Beyond that, Bungie provided a full list of specific perks that will be changing alongside the weapon frame adjustments. 

A ton of Exotics and Legendary weapons are also being overhauled in unique ways with the next expansion. It’s clear Bungie is eager to hit the reset button and create an entirely new state of balance in Destiny 2.

You can read up on the full list of changes below.

All Destiny 2 gun changes coming in Beyond Light update

Hand Cannons

Aggressive 

  • Increased RoF from 110 to 120.
  • Broke out Aggressive Hand Cannons, allowing custom tuning of stats (e.g. damage falloff for 100 range in this subfamily now starts at 32m).

Adaptive and Precision 

  • Range stat now has more impact on minimum damage falloff range for both archetypes.
  • Damage falloff for 100 range now starts at 25m, was 20m.
  • Precision Hand Cannon
  • (180 RoF) magazine scaled up by 37 percent.
  • Note: This also affects Exotics with that rate of fire.

Lightweight (folded in to Adaptive) 

  • Moved all Lightweight Hand Cannons (150 RoF) to the Adaptive subfamily (140 RoF).
  • This includes Luna’s Howl and Not Forgotten.
  • One Exotic Hand Cannon will retain 150 ROF.
  • We aren’t going to leave it to speculation.
  • It’s beautiful.
  • It does solar damage.
  • It makes enemies explode.
  • It’s Sunshot.

Sniper Rifles

  • Adjusted how aim assist (AA) is affected by Sniper Rifle zoom level. Lower zoom scopes have less AA, higher zoom scopes have more, scopes with around 50 zoom are unchanged.
  • Lowest-zoom scopes have a large reduction in AA cone angle.
  • Highest-zoom scopes have a small increase.

Auto Rifles

Adaptive

  • Damage per bullet reduced from 15.75 to 14.25.
  • Note: Prior to Season of the Worthy, damage per bullet was 13.75.

Scout Rifles

  • Increased how much each point of the AA stat widens the AA cone.
  • At maximum, the AA cone is now 15 percent wider.

Rocket Launchers

  • Increased reserves by 1 or 2 rockets depending on Inventory stat.

General

Perks

  • Outlaw
    • The reload speed increase felt insufficient with certain subfamilies and combinations of rolls (e.g. Aggressive Hand Cannons).
    • Increased reload stat bonus from +50 to +70.
  • Merciless
    • Increased inventory stat from 36 to 55 (this increases reserve ammo).

Mountaintop

  • We’ve had a ton of feedback that Mountaintop feels a bit over the top in Crucible modes. This Pinnacle weapon has had ample time to shine, so we’re taking it down a notch.
  • Specific pain points:
    • A one-shot body shot with infinite range.
    • Quick and easy cleanup of wounded Guardians, even around corners.
    • Deals high splash damage, rewarding players for inaccuracy.
    • Perfect in-air accuracy allows airborne Guardians to rain down death, and there’s not much grounded Guardians can do to respond.
    • Here are the changes intended to address those points:
    • Reduced splash damage by 33 percent, increased impact damage such that total damage is 5 percent lower than before.
    • Reduced projectile velocity multiplier from the Micro-Missile perk from 1.4 to 1.2. (i.e., now 20 percent faster than other breech Grenade Launchers instead of 40 percent).
    • Reduced in-air accuracy. Now has significant projectile error while in-air (around 7 degrees without the Icarus Grip mod, substantially less with).

Falling Guillotine

  • Reduced heavy attack damage by ~24 percent to bring in line with other Swords.
  • Note: Falling Guillotine will continue to be slightly above average, just not to the extent that it is now.

MIDA Multi-Tool and MIDA Mini-Tool

  • MIDA Mini-Tool
    • Moved the “Mida Synergy” trait to the intrinsic, similar to how the (Baroque) version works
    • Added the following perks:
      • Hip-Fire Grip
      • Kill Clip
  • NOTE: There is an issue with the masterwork on this weapon that prevents it from being upgraded. This will be fixed in a later update.
  • NOTE: The Gunsmith will begin selling a version of this weapon on November 10 with no infusion cap.

Sturm and Drang

  • Drang
    • Moved the “Together Forever” trait to the intrinsic, similar to how the (Baroque) version works
    • Added the following perks:
      • Accurized Rounds
      • Moving Target
  • NOTE: There is an issue with the masterwork on this weapon that prevents it from being upgraded. This will be fixed in a later update.
  • NOTE: The Gunsmith will begin selling a version of this weapon on November 10 with no infusion cap.

Ruinous Effigy

  • Transmutation Spheres
    • Reduced the damage of the aerial melee attack by 25%
    • Significantly reduced the damage of the drain effect on enemy combatants

Arbalest

  • No longer strikes shields multiple times, but its efficacy against shielded targets has been increased.

Jade Rabbit

  • Armor Piercing Rounds swapped to High Caliber Rounds.
  • This fixes an issue that could prevent the exotic perk from triggering.