Destiny 2: Season Of Opulence Update Buff Swords, Fusion Rifles, And More

Throughout June and July, the Season of Opulence will rain down upon Guardians newfound riches, game modes, weapons, quests, and the Solstice of Heroes. However, since revealing the event, a number of players weren’t too happy with the weapon nerfs and in the latest blog update from the developer team, it turns out they’ll be buffing swords, fusion rifles, and bringing a few other changes to the table. Check it out below:

Fusion Rifles

  • Non-Exotic Fusion Rifles
    • Damage increased against PvE combatants
      • High-Impact increased by 30%
      • Precision increased by 44%
      • Adaptive increased by 44%
      • Rapid-Fire increased by 47%
While some of the Exotic Fusion Rifles (Telesto, Jötunn, Merciless) did receive minor adjustments due to inheriting from their Legendary counterparts, they’re minor increases, under 5% each. This change was done to move Legendary Fusion Rifles a little closer to the Exotics as the gap between them was quite large, at least in PvE.

Sturm and Drang

  • Storm and Stress max overcharge rounds increased to 99
  • “Sturm Overcharge” buff text now displays the number of overcharge rounds
  • Overcharge damage increased by 100% in PvE
Sturm and Drang were weapons that lost a bit of their place in PvE once Forsaken hit. Not being able to carry around a special weapon hurts your output, so Sturm fell to the wayside. With these changes, along with a new version of Drang coming out in the Season of Opulence, we hope that it has some time to shine again.

Swords

  • Ammo capacity increased to a max of 70
  • Starting ammo increased by 10
  • Black Talon
    • Ground and aerial projectile ammo cost increased from 3 to 4
  • Adaptive Frame
    • Ground uppercut ammo cost increased from 3 to 4
  • Aggressive Frame
    • Now lunge at target with their aerial light attack
    • Light attack consolidated into a single damage event
    • Slam attack consolidated into a single damage event
    • Slam attack ammo cost increased from 3 to 4
  • Lightweight Frame
    • Damage tuning
      • Ground light attack increased by 17%
      • Aerial light attack decreased by 21%
      • Ground dash attack increased by 87%
      • Aerial dash attack increased by 78%
      • No ammo aerial light attack decreased by 49%
      • All other no ammo attacks decreased by 15%
    • Ground dash attack ammo cost increased from 2 to 3

In addition to said mentions, Bungie added three pinnacle weapons with the dawn of Season of Opulence – Vanguard’s Wendigo-GL3, the Crucible’s Revoker, and Gambit’s Hush.

Vanguard—Wendigo-GL3 (Arc Adaptive Grenade Launcher)

  • Wendigo-GL3’s unique perk is “Explosive Light—Picking up an Orb of Light increases the next grenade’s blast radius and damage”
  • Unlike most drum Grenade Launchers, Wendigo-GL3 comes with Blinding Grenades as its magazine option for some added utility to shut down teleporting Taken Captains or that Cabal Gladiator about to get in your face
  • You can carry up to six grenades enhanced by Explosive Light, so be sure to not let any Orbs of Light slip through your fingers when you’ve got this weapon equipped

Crucible—Revoker (Kinetic Aggressive Sniper Rifle)

  • Revoker’s unique perk is “Reversal of Fortune—Missing a shot returns the bullet to the magazine after a short duration”
  • Even the greatest of snipers is not a perfect sharpshooter, and you miss every shot you don’t take
    Revoker was built with the mindset that you should always go for it, but keep in mind that Reversal of Fortune can only return a single bullet at a time
  • Along with its unique perk, this sniper has a custom low zoom Ambush SLH25 scope and Snapshot for those close quarters battles
  • Acquiring Revoker will not require reaching Fabled rank in Competitive
    • Players will need to earn 3500 total Glory points
    • You do not lose progress when losing a match

Gambit—Hush (Solar Precision Combat Bow)

  • Hush’s unique perk is “Archer’s Gambit—Hipfire precision hits grant a massive draw speed bonus for a short duration”
  • This weapon is for those who would proclaim mastery with the Combat Bow
  • Archer’s Gambit pays out significantly better than Archer’s Tempo, but it’s going to take a more skilled hand to get the most out of it
  • Make those shots count!

 

What do you think about the laundry list of changes as we dive into Destiny 2’s Season of Opulence? Which are you most stoked about in terms of Pinnacle weapons? What about the buffs and nerfs? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

Destiny 2 is available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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