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Bungie Should Bring No Land Beyond Back Next Season

Come on Bungie, I dare you.

With Season of the Hunt we saw the return of Hawkmoon. This weapon might be Exotic, but it’s a legend among Guardians. Everyone has a story about using it in Destiny 1, and how they just got a clutch kill in the last seconds to win a PvP match. It was great to see it come back, but now Bungie needs to deliver on something even more infamous. No Land Beyond.

What is No Land Beyond?

Many of us, myself included, thought of No Land Beyond as a joke Exotic in the early Destiny 1 days. In a game where every weapon is a futuristic masterpiece, it was outdated. It looked old for a start, like a rifle from World War 2. The sight isn’t great, and it needs to be loaded between every single shot. You’re pulled out of the scope between shots, so you really have to have your wits about you to get a kill, or just be great at headshots.

However, after a while, a few of us realised that it could be amazing. You needed to get a body shot on someone before you could get a kill with the following shot, but a bunch of us developed this skill and rampaged through the Crucible. I remember going on a huge stink with this weapon, it was great fun. Outside of Icebreaker, it might even be my favourite Exotic sniper rifle.

Now though, we’ve got nothing like it in Destiny 2. We have no outdated rifles threatening to ruin the aesthetic, and I think that should change with the next season of Destiny 2.

Bungie is going to bring a legacy Exotic back, they have done with every season, so why shouldn’t it be No Land Beyond? It’s a piece of the past that Guardians could use to defeat some sort of ancient Hive evil. How awesome would it be to be using something that looks so unseemly?

Imagine that the Hive somehow block all Light from the Traveler. This weapon could be our only way to defeat a giant boss, and it would be the greatest piece of Destiny history ever, at least in terms of seasonal content.

Let us know what you think about No Land Beyond in the comments.

I'm an avid Destiny 2 fan and player. I fell in love with Destiny 1 during the early alpha and have been hooked by the universe ever since. I really enjoy playing with other Guardians, speculating about the lore, and writing about as much of the Destiny universe as I can.

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