In his latest article on the blog, This Week at Bungie, the studio presented some changes aimed at Destiny 2Food pitches in Season of the Drifter.
Destiny players have been relying on exotic power weapons for months, leaving their exotic kinetics and energy rotting in the vault. The players rotated Sleeper Simulant, Whisper of the Worm, and Thunderlord from their power slots, ignoring non-exotic weapons.
In Season of the Drifter, Bungie polishes legendary weapons, including rocket launchers and rocket launchers.
The grenade launchers suffer 25% more damage for their PvE activities, as well as an increase in the number of ammo reserves. According to Bungie, heavy weapon grenade launchers had ammunition problems that made them less desirable for players. The developer gave more ammo to most grenade launchers. Combined with the damage, this should make them more usable for the content of raids and strikes.
Rocket launchers take 60 to 65% damage. Conversely, the benefit of the cluster bomb is reduced by 80%. Bungie says that the cluster bombs were too good but too inconsistent, which made them situational.
To solve this problem, the rockets will now inflict larger raw damage, clusters being a significant advantage in some situations.
It should be noted that cluster bombs have been key to some of the strategies destiny 2. The rocket bomb rockets are used to thwart Riven of a Thousand Voices, the last boss of the Last Wish raid, allowing players to kill her much faster than expected.
However, Destiny Raider Gladd proves in the clip below that this strategy is still effective with grenade launchers, even without the 25% buff.
These slots changes should not change much of the game's current strategies. Instead, they will allow players to choose other weapons without the impression of running out of damage.
For a list of more changes to come to Destiny 2 in Season of the Drifter, check out the full blog.