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Destiny 2’s Cold Front Dragonfly Perk Swapped With Swashbuckler Due To Technical Issues

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Unfortunately, there’s been a bit of a development on a certain perk that a lot of Guardians have been enjoying of late. It actually comes as the result of one Guardian posting about a glitch they discovered which is caused by the perk on this weapon, or any Kinetic weapons. I am of course talking about the fact that Dragonfly has been swapped with Swashbuckler on Cold Front.

Okay, so let’s take things back a bit. In December 2020, one Guardian posted on the Destiny 2 Subreddit about how Cold Front, through a glitch, could actually roll with Dragonfly. This perk usually only drops on Special or Power weapons. It basically creates an explosion of Solar damage, when you land a precision kill. It’s absolutely fantastic in the Crucible.

Kinetic weapons don’t usually have this perk, so being able to get it on Cold Front, a Kinetic weapon, was not only a rarity, it was hugely desirable.

Fast forward to this week, and Director Joe Blackburn posted the above tweet telling Guardians that Dragonfly will no longer drop on Cold Front. The perk was never intended to work with Kinetic weapons, and as a result it causes some technical issues in the game when it does, and when it’s used. That’s why it’s been replaced with Swashbuckler.

Swashbuckler is still powerful. It causes the weapon’s damage to increase with every melee or weapon kill you make.

Our favourite streamer Gladd jumped onto Twitter to question the logic of removing the perk. Since Cold Front is a special event weapon, not everyone will have it. Making it unique would also be fine in the eyes of Guardians, because it’s part of an event, which usually have wacky weapons like this. I’m inclined to agree, but ultimately everyone agrees that Bungie knows what is best for the game.

I think that the technical issues may have had something to do with powerful glitches that could break Destiny 2 in a way Guardians haven’t discovered yet. I’d always rather Bungie removed those glitches than leaving them in to ruin the game, so hopefully this saved a lot of trouble further down the line.

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