The Forsaken expansion is coming close to release now, but in the lead up Destiny 2 2.0 has been released. This patch is a big overhaul to Destiny 2 and will give us a look at some of the changes coming with Forsaken before it’s even here, but none of the final content.
The patch notes have been posted by Bungie and they give us a glimpse of how the game’s going to change after September 4th. The biggest change is to weapons, and how they’re now going to be organised in terms of Kinetic, Energy, and Heavy classes.
Also changing is the way ammo works. This seems to be the newer way weapons are being organised, so we’ll have weapons that use Primary Ammo, ones that use Special Ammo. These are sorted into the Kinetic and Energy slots, but the power of each weapon is fixed.
The changes mean that Primary Ammo goes in weapons such as Hand Cannons, while your Shotgun is going to use Special Ammo. Heavy Ammo is going to be used in a weapon in the Heavy slot, so if you’re Grenade Launcher goes there it’ll use the purple stuff, but if it fits in your Special slot it’ll use Special Ammo. Looking at this you can see how you’ll be able to use three Shotguns at once without needing to swap from your inventory.
The exact organisation is as follows.
Primary Ammo Weapons:
- Hand Cannons
- Scout Rifles
- Auto Rifles
- Submachine Guns
Special Ammo Weapons:
- Fusion Rifles
- Sniper Rifles
- Trace Rifles
- Single-shot Grenade Launchers
Heavy Ammo Weapons:
- Drum-loaded Grenade Launchers
- Rocket Launchers
- Linear Fusion Rifles
Interestingly you’re going to see a lot of Exotics shift from where you’d expect them to be. Whisper of the Worm, The Legend of Acrius, Tractor Cannon, and D.A.R.C.I will all use Heavy Ammo. However, Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun is now going to sit in your Kinetic slot.
Bungie is really working to bring all weapons into the mix, and avoid there being a god-like set of them that dominate the field. As such they’re tweaking things here and there, including the way perks are working with the weapons they’re associated with. Primary Ammo weapons will have increased Precision, and Special Ammo weapons now deal less overall damage. A full list is available on Bungie’s website and it’s pretty damn extensive.
A huge amount more is changing with Destiny 2 2.0, including 200 new Vault spaces being added. The important thing to do now is get in the game and try it out for yourself. Get ready, because this is where Destiny 2 becomes seriously interesting. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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