Destiny 2 developer Bungie’s next set of steadiness modifications will embrace some main updates to most of the recreation’s unique weapons and armor items, the studio introduced at present.
The patch containing the updates in query, model 1.1.four, is scheduled to be launched March 27. Bungie described the modifications as a “tuning move” that’s “centered on including and/or rising participant Power spikes.” The builders are specializing in unpopular gear — possible in an effort to spice up its utilization charges — however they’re contemplating tweaks to all unique gadgets. Bungie’s main targets are to “lean into an merchandise’s established gameplay and push it tougher,” and to “keep away from catch-all enhancements that dilute merchandise id.”
Bungie used Graviton Lance, a void pulse rifle, for instance. It’s a weapon that appears superior in idea, however in observe, gamers have discovered it missing. The injury is concentrated within the closing spherical of the three-round burst, so if that pulse misses, you’re going to be in hassle. The weapon additionally has a comparatively excessive recoil to it. If you rating a kill, it’ll ship the corpse flying backward for a void explosion, however the physique strikes to date that the explosion hardly ever finally ends up close to different enemies. At the second, stated Bungie, Graviton Lance is “all spectacle, not sufficient utility.”
Here’s how the studio is addressing the issues with Graviton Lance:
To goal the primary ache level we lowered the recoil of the burst, added some intention help, and altered it from three rounds to 2. This nonetheless performs into the fantasy of a low-damage gravity-neutralizing spherical forming a projectile tunnel for the final bullet. It additionally permits us to make sure the injury per burst is at a aggressive degree for PVP engagements. In reality, it provides Graviton a slight mathematical edge in opposition to different pulse rifles.
On the second suggestions merchandise, we did some tuning to the ragdoll physique. We made it in order that relatively than violently flying backwards and certain out of vary of a possible splash injury alternative, the defeated opponent floats again and up. Then we made the explosion larger, elevated the injury, and added some void discipline projectiles that hunt down any remaining targets.
Bungie isn’t planning to make such drastic and quite a few modifications to each single unique; the studio stated the updates to Graviton Lance symbolize “one of many extra exaggerated examples” of steadiness tweaks. The builders additionally famous that seven unique weapons — greater than one-fourth of Destiny 2’s present arsenal — aren’t getting any updates within the v1.1.four patch: Merciless, Telesto, Wardcliff Coil, MIDA Multi-Tool, Colony, Legend of Acrius and Vigilance Wing.
“Some of the above carry out effectively without having modifications, whereas others, just like the Vigilance Wing Pulse Rifle, are already benefitting from the tuning modifications deliberate for Update 1.1.four,” stated Bungie. The studio famous that each different unique “has had some extent of energy or utility improve.”
For extra on Bungie’s plans for Destiny 2, take a look at the event roadmap that the studio specified by January.