Destiny 2 is getting Stasis weapons, infinite ammo, and massive Exotic changes
Major weapon changes will be made in Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost. The game will allow players to obtain non-exotic Stasis weapons and unlimited ammunition for primary weapons and Exotic upgrades.
Bungie described the Stasis weapons in a blog post just before its Destiny Showcase, Tuesday. The Legendary Stasis weapons can be found in the Power slot (reserved for rocket launchers and drum-fed grenade launchers) or the kinetic slots.
While we predicted this change a few months ago, due to the Cryosthesia 77, K Exotic added in Season of the Splicer, and this is a major change for how players will curate their loadouts in Destiny. Players typically have a non-elemental weapon for their first (Kinetic) slot. A weapon that deals elemental harm in the Energy slot and an elemental heavy weapon for the Power slot. If a player has an equipped subclass, they will now be able to use all four game elements at once.
Bungie promises that some Stasis weapons have Stasis-specific perks. However, they won’t break PvP. Stasis weapons will not operate differently from other elements or freeze in any way. Players will be able, if enemies appear with Stasis shields to defeat them, to use Stasis damage more effectively. Bungie has not yet renamed the Kinetic slot, but Stasis’ inclusion implies that there could be other “Darkness” weapons in that slot if The Witch Queen expansion adds another element.
Bungie revealed that the primary weapons, meant to fight grunt enemies like bows and auto rifles (and hand cannons), will never run out of ammunition starting next season. Bungie will change some perks, such as ammo boxes. However, the change should make players feel less helpless during prolonged firefights.
Bungie also reviewed its weapon changes in preparation for a new season. Various archetypes received damage boosts. Machine guns will get a 20% increase in PvE content, and both scout rifles and hand cannons will receive a 15% boost. The biggest changes will be to fusion rifles, which will completely overhaul their travel time and stats. Fusion rifles should be more useful for players. Although the changes are complicated, they should most likely act as a buff in PvE.
Season 15 will also witness some of the most significant Exotic changes in several months. Although the beloved Anarchy Exotic Grenade Launcher will be nerfed, it is still quite powerful. Although it won’t do as much damage as raid bosses next season, and players won’t have as much ammo, it will still be useful for endgame content.
Xenophanes will experience a significant increase in damage along with the other Machine Guns. However, it will fire a lot slower. Bungie claims it is an overall DPS nerf, but the weapon should do greater burst damage. The primary weapons now have unlimited ammo so that Fighting Lion will see major changes.
Vex Mythoclast will get the largest buff next season. It will receive a 40% increase in damage, a better range stat, a faster fire rate and a shorter charge time for its linear fusion rifle modes. Additionally, it can swap weapons without losing Overcharge stacks. These changes will be tested by players next week. The Vault of Glass exotic could become one of Destiny2‘s strongest weapons and one of its most powerful.
Bungie also explained a few other Exotic changes, such as how the rework will impact certain Exotic Fusion rifles. Bungie is also considering some lesser-known Exotics to be future buffs.
Bungie also revealed some weapons for season 15. Bungie revealed the next Ritual weapon for Guardians: a rocket launcher with the powerful Explosive Light perk. A few old weapons from Destiny 2 will also be back. The most important thing is that the long-forgotten Trials of the Nine weapons are back as rewards in the Prophecy dungeon.