Bungie ruffled quite a few feathers when it announced that beloved Destiny 2 Exotics like Ace of Spades, Sleeper Simulant, and Lord of Wolves were being nerfed for Season of Opulence. Not to worry though – in the recent This Week at Bungie, it’s introduced a couple of buffs for Fusion Rifles and Swords. Yes, we’re serious.
Fusion Rifles will see significant PvE damage increases, ranging from 30 percent for High Impact types to 47 percent for Rapid Fire types. Exotics like Telesto, Jotunn, and Merciless have received slight increases in damage (around 5 percent each), but nothing too crazy.
As for Swords, they’ll receive a host of changes when Season of Opulence drops on June 4th. Ammo capacity is being increased to a maximum of 70, the cost of uppercut, slam, and aerial projectile moves is being slightly increased, and there are a couple of damage buffs for Lightweight Frames. Check out the full list below for more information.
Bungie has more in store than another season of content. On June 6th, it will showcase the “next chapter” for Destiny 2, possibly a major expansion out in September as per tradition.
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.
- Ammo capacity increased to a max of 70
- Starting ammo increased by 10
Ground and aerial projectile ammo cost increased from 3 to 4
Ground uppercut ammo cost increased from 3 to 4
- 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
- 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