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Everything You Need to Know About Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC – Release Date, Price, New Modes and Weapons, and More

Published: 3/Sep/2018 20:53 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 0:33

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Destiny player-base waits in anticipation for the release of the Forsaken DLC, the third expansion for the popular online first-person shooter title.

The Forsaken expansion is set to be released on September 4 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET for the retail price of $40 and will feature a multitude of new content, including a new mode, raid, weapons, and more.

The DLC was announced on June 5, and will be added to the list of Destiny 2 expansions that includes the Curse of Osiris and Warmind DLC packs.

The important thing to note about the Forsaken DLC’s setting is that the story will be going back to the Reef from the original Destiny, while a new type of enemy called the Scorn will be introduced in this expansion.

Furthermore sub-classes for the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock classes will be getting new Super Abilities

There will also be a major revamp to the weapons system as weapon types will be removed in this expansion, allowing players to equip whichever weapons they want in their three slots, which can include the brand new bow and arrow weapon that will be added (as seen in the image above).

Here is a look at some of the new weapons and armor that will be available in the Forsaken DLC, including various new Exotic gear.

There will also be new forms of gameplay added in the Forsaken DLC, including a new mode and Raid. The new mode will be called ‘Gambit’ and it will feature two teams of four players facing off against each other and AI enemies.

In this mode, players will have to try to eliminate as many enemies as possible, all while returning any ‘motes’ that they drop back to their team’s base for deposit. 

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The new Raid is being called ‘The Last Wish,’ and it will be completed in the Dreaming City, marking this the first Destiny 2 Raid not to be played in the Leviathan.

However, this Raid will go live on September 14, ten days after the Forsaken DLC is released.

While all of that information is confirmed, there are a flurry of leaks and speculations going around the internet about the Forsaken DLC.

One major leak, provided by Reddit user ‘Ginsor,’ suggest that there will be four new Strikes in this expansion: Warden of Nothing, The Hollowed Lair, The Corrupted, and Broodhold, all of which will have Nightfall versions complete with special challenges.

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As mentioned above, the Forsaken DLC will be available for purchase at a retail price of $40 on September 4. 

Players will also have the option of purchasing Bungie’s new Annual Pass, which will include the DLC as well as the Black Armory, Joker’s Wild, and Penumbra updates, all of which will be released over the course of the upcoming 12 months. 

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Destiny 2 players outraged over Beyond Light’s “weak” new Raid Exotic

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:30

by Julian Young

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Destiny 2 players love powerful gear, and with several new exotic weapons released in Beyond Light there are plenty of exciting items to acquire. However, one new weapon – exotic rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow – is severely underperforming, and fans aren’t happy.

In any Destiny 2 expansion, the main attraction for most players is new gear. In Beyond Light, there have been plenty of new weapons and armor pieces to chase despite a portion of the game’s older inventory being sunset.

The new expansion introduced several exotics, including the rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow. The weapon’s unique perks allow it to fire rockets at multiple targets, and increase the weapon’s damage if enough enemies are eliminated in a single volley.

Unlocked by the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Guardians have gotten their hands on the weapon and tested it out themselves. After spending some time with the rocket launcher, the community discovered the weapon is not as powerful as they originally believed.

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Players are feeling underwhelmed by Destiny 2’s new exotic rocket launcher.

Eyes of Tomorrow underwhelms

In separate Reddit posts – one on r/DestinyTheGame and the other on r/RaidSecrets – players have identified at least two areas where Eyes of Tomorrow is severely underperforming.

In the first post, ‘u/out_of_phase44’ describes how after receiving the rocket launcher and feeling it was underpowered, they took it into several activities to perform some testing.

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After testing, they noticed the launcher “seems to have an arbitrary ~50% damage reduction against raid bosses.”

By comparing the launcher’s DPS against One Thousand Voices – an exotic introduced in Forsaken’s Last Wish raid – they discovered the new launcher is extremely underpowered compared to its counterpart.

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Eyes of Tomorrow seems to be severely outclassed by other exotics, like Forsaken’s One Thousand Voices.

In the second post, user ‘u/KuaiBan’ had a similar feeling about Eyes of Tomorrow after acquiring it, and decided to do some testing in Lost Sectors and Master Nightfalls. They tested the launcher against another exotic – the Xenophage machine gun – and had similar findings.

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u/KuaiBan discovered the exotic is also experiencing reduced damage within the game’s Nightfalls, saying “After the tests, I have to conclude that Eyes of Tomorrow is acting weird in Master Nightfalls, dealing massively reduced damage for some reason.”

They went on to say that after some additional testing, Eyes of Tomorrow is being outperformed by several legendary rocket launchers as well.

Both users concluded that the new exotic is badly outclassed by both equal and lesser-quality gear in Raid and Nightfall activities.

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Bungie has yet to confirm whether they will buff Eyes of Tomorrow like they have with other underperforming exotics, like the Xenophage machine gun.

Bug or intended behavior?

At the time of writing, Bungie has not officially responded to either Reddit thread. Players have yet to receive confirmation that the reduced damage output is intended or simply a bug that needs to be fixed.

Regardless of the root cause, the Destiny 2 community voiced their frustration loudly in the comments sections of both posts.

Responses like “God Bungie really knows how to ruin hype, don’t they,” and “I love this game . . . but I absolutely f**king hate this type of bulls**t they do,” were found frequently in the comments of both posts.

Destiny 2 players will need to wait for an response from Bungie on whether Eyes of Tomorrow is bugged or functioning as intended. Guardians should keep an eye on Bungie social media and the two Reddit threads for updates.