The last couple of Destiny 2 seasons have seen several new weapons debut, alongside some fascinating perks to make them even more efficient damage-dealers compared to what you already had in your collection. As Destiny 2 heads towards The Final Shape expansion, Bungie is looking to shake up player arsenals by making them more than just DPS-focused tools.
“We have to think about it in the ways that utility matters to players,” game director Joe Blackburn explained to PC Gamer, pointing out that the alternative would be a slow weapon power creep that could ultimately make the Destiny 2 experience stagnate. Exotic rocket launcher Gjallarhorn is an example of Bungie trying new things, as not only does that weapon deliver one of the best explosive payloads in the game, it also buffs the rocket launchers of nearby teammates.
In previous seasons and expansions, Bungie experimented with these ideas with Exotics like the hand cannon Lumina, which can heal players with the Noble Rounds perk, or the trace rifle Divinity that can make short work of bosses when you’re in a fireteam. Bungie’s aim is to give players more options when fine-tuning their arsenal.