Quickdraw is also being removed from certain shotguns.
A new season is on the horizon for Bungie’s Destiny 2 and while the new content hasn’t been revealed, Bungie has already outlined some of the balance changes taking place in season 14. Weapons feature lead Chris Proctor revealed on This Week at Bungie that the team was planning “quite a few buffs” to underused perks, Linear Fusion Rifles and whatnot. In the meantime, he outlined some changes and nerfs coming to current weapons and perks.
For Aggressive Hand Cannons, the damage and aim assist fall-off distance will be reduced by between 2 and 4 meters (which is based on the weapon’s Range stat). Vortex Frame Swords like Falling Guillotine will see Heavy attacks costing six Heavy ammo instead of four while chip damage is being removed.
Quickdraw is also getting changed with the passive +100 Handling it provides to a weapon being removed one second after switching to a weapon or when aiming down sights. Newer versions of Felwinter’s Lie and Astral Horizon will also drop with Surplus instead of Quickdraw going forward. Then there’s The Lament, which has been fairly dominant among Heavy weapons for a while. Its revved Heavy attack will deal 16 percent less damage when season 14 hits.
The full balance changes are yet to be revealed so stay tuned for more details when season 14 hits.