Destiny 2 players discover a Red War-era Destiny 2 Exotic weapon is currently bugged, boasting an impressive 15x damage multiplier against enemies.
Destiny 2 players have stumbled upon yet another bug that is causing an old Exotic weapon to deal an absurd amount of damage against rank-and-file enemies. Bugs are part and parcel of game development, and Bungie is no stranger to handling such nuisances. In recent times,
however, Destiny 2 Exotic weapon-related bugs have become a pain point for Bungie,
Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 are vastly different from Legendary weapons and offer a unique spin on its gameplay. In addition to an increased level of lethality, these uniquely decorated weapons offer exclusive traits and abilities that either augment a play style or create entirely new build archetypes altogether.
Destiny 2 Exotic boasts well over a hundred unique Exotic weapons, which presents a challenge from a game balance perspective. Adding to that is Destiny 2’s ever-increasing roster of Legendary weapons that need constant balancing, which further compounds the issue of allocating development time and eventually leads to unwanted bugs and glitches.
Another Destiny 2 Exotic is Broken and Doing Crazy Damage
In the extensive weapon-tuning blog for Destiny 2: Lightfall, the developers announced that Grenade Launchers would receive a respective 20% and 40% damage buff against major and minor combatants once the expansion launches. However, some players have realized that
the Fighting Lion Grenade Launcher from Destiny 2’s Red War campaign has seemingly received a much more significant damage buff.
As YouTuber Ehroar demonstrated in their video about the Exotic weapon, it’s currently dealing upwards of 200,000 points of damage against rank-and-file enemies, which indicates that Fighting Lion is dealing a staggering 15 times more damage than intended.
Destiny 2 Exotic players have incorporated the overpowered weapon
While the weapon archetype did receive a damage buff across the board, no other Breech-Loaded Grenade Launcher is dealing such an absurd amount of damage.
While Fighting Lion’s increased lethality is limited against red bar enemies, it can still cause a problem in the upcoming World’s First Raid challenge. This particular caveat can see the weapon becoming disabled in its entirety until the Raid race is over or the arrival of the patch that fixes the bug.
This isn’t even the first Exotic weapon damage bug to affect Destiny 2: Lightfall since the launch of the expansion. As players begin to test more and more weapons for the upcoming Day One Raid, many other bugs and unwanted interactions may be discovered. Players can only hope for Bungie to keep an eye out and quickly fix them before further damage can be caused.
Destiny 2 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Is there going to be a Destiny 3?
Sorry, Guardians — ‘Destiny 3’ Probably Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon. Few live service games are as popular as Destiny 2. Its unique mixture of FPS combat and RPG progression has earned it millions of fans since launching in 2017, and it shows no signs of slowing down in 2023.
Is Lightfall the last DLC?
Will Lightfall be the last Destiny 2 DLC? No, Lightfall is not the last Destiny 2 expansion. Bungie has at least one more DLC in the works that’s planned to release sometime in 2024. The 2024 DLC, named Final Shape, was teased in August 2021
What comes after Lightfall?
Year Six began with the release of the seventh expansion, Lightfall, in February 2023. There will also be a final chapter in 2024 marking Year Seven, The Final Shape, to close out the first saga of Destiny, called the “Light and Darkness Saga,” before beginning a new saga for the franchise.
Is Destiny 1 still alive?
Destiny 1 will no longer receive planned game updates or content. Destiny 1 content through Destiny: Rise of Iron will continue to be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Consoles, however players will have limited access to some Destiny 1 Activities.
How did Destiny 1 end?
An evil force called The Darkness, a great adversary of the Traveller, turned up and started wiping us all out. Decimated by The Darkness, the last vestiges of humankind retreated to Earth, where the Traveller made its last stand, sacrificing itself to save the people who remained.
How is Saint 14 alive?
Saint was revived by the Ghost Geppetto in the Cosmodrome of Old Russia. Geppetto was accompanied in this task by the Speaker, who told Saint that he would become an example for others to follow. The three then traveled to The Last City, where Saint became a Guardian under the guidance of the Speaker.