Destiny 2 news for the hardcore faithful, which is to say, news about guns. Take a look at some of the new weapons here.
Destiny 2 certainly has a plot and whatever and I’m sure we’ll all care about it very much, but let’s be real – most of playing Destiny is collecting guns, arguing about guns, and using guns.
Since we’re going to lose our whole arsenal when we migrate to Destiny 2, we’re naturally very interested in what will replace them. The first Destiny 2 gameplay footage certainly went out of its way to show us a lot of guns, but of course we don’t yet have details on what we were seeing.
So let’s look elsewhere for news on Destiny 2’s guns. For starters, if you scroll down the official Destiny website you’ll find a section on weapons with nine boomsticks on display; the images are reproduced below.
These nine weapons are divided into three types – “kinetic”, “energy” and “power”. That’s not a distinction made in the first Destiny – at least, not mechanically, and if some weapons use different projectile types in the lore it’s certainly not foregrounded.
What could it mean for Destiny 2? Will there be three kinds of ammo rather than a universal pool? “Kinetic” means standard physical projectiles as in current-day firearms, while “energy” is likely lasers – but what’s this “power” category? Is it related to the Light? Will “power” weapons have elemental effects, or scale with your subclass, or…?
If you look closely at the images, you might see the logo of a new manufacturer – Veist. Destiny 2 lead Mark noseworthy confirmed this new company joins returning manufacturers Hakke, Omolon, Suros and Tex Mechanica.
And now Veist joins the family of Destiny weapon foundries. pic.twitter.com/3islBEZp4F
— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) May 18, 2017
That’s all we were able to glean from the assets, unfortunately; Bungie has wised up and stopped putting useful snippets of intel in the filenames. Curses! That said, we have had hints that weapons will get a shakeup – there seems to be a new SMG weapons class in Destiny 2, for example.
Matt and Arekkz were at the reveal and their previews should be coming online soon, so hopefully we’ll get some answers to our questions about Destiny 2. Not just about guns, mind. But quite a few about guns, hopefully.
You can expect a fair bit of good old Destiny247 from here on, cats. We know what we like.
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