Destiny Upcoming Hotfix Nerfs High ROF Pulse Rifles, Buffs Auto Rifles
Changes are afoot come February 14th.
Bungie showcased some of the major changes that would be coming to Destiny with next week’s hotfix on Twitch recently. While there are still more details to be shared in the patch notes, there are some pretty major changes incoming.
For instance, high rate of fire (ROF) Pulse Rifles have had their ROF reduced by 7.7 percent. Braced Frame, a perk necessary for max stability, now reduces the magazine size by quite a bit as well, thus bringing guns like Clever Dragon and Grasp of Malok in line with other weapons. Low ROF Pulse Rifles like Spare Change have seen a slight increase to their ROF with in-air accuracy for all Pulse Rifles buffed.
Handcannons have had their first bullet accuracy restored to Year One levels and damage drop-off after 5 meters is less severe than before. Auto Rifles have seen the biggest buff with an increased critical multiplier (1.25 to 1.3), better in-air accuracy and higher base damage for low ROF weapons like Shadow Price, SUROS Regime and Genesis Chain.
High caliber rounds also saw a fix at last. On Pulse Rifles, their effect has been reduced but they now correctly apply to other weapons like Scout Rifles correctly.
We’ll have more information on other changes but till then, you can check out all the major changes for yourself here.