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Bungie is nerfing Destiny 2's most powerful exotics, including Whisper of the Worm and Ace of Spades

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Each week Bungie updates players of its shared-world online shooter with the latest info from the development team. Normally it’s a fairly sedate affair, peppered with info about forthcoming events, but today’s installment was a sandbox balance special, and it’s fair to say the fans are far from happy with the changes coming. In preparation for the Season of Opulence, the Destiny 2 sandbox team (which
Each week Bungie updates players of its shared-world online shooter with the latest info from the development team. Normally it’s a fairly sedate affair, peppered with info about forthcoming events, but today’s installment was a sandbox balance special, and it’s fair to say the fans are far from happy with the changes coming.
In preparation for the Season of Opulence, the Destiny 2 sandbox team (which is responsible for weapons and abilities) detailed a suite of nerfs to some of the most powerful exotic gear, explaining that forthcoming endgame content has proved too difficult to design and balance around these OP items.
Bungie added that it would normally look to underused gear to compensate, but that would ultimately lead to the kind of powercreep that would make designing, say, a new raid, impossible. Whilst the logic sounds reasonable enough, the reality is that players are pissed that some of their most beloved, hard-earned toys are being neutered.
The biggest changes being made are to Whisper of the Worm, a high impact sniper rifle that will no longer endlessly generate ammo provided you hit critical hits. It’s getting deeper reserves to compensate for the fact that bullets will no longer apparate from thin air. The knock-on effect, though, is that the cool but convoluted quest associated with earning this item now seems, well, a lot less alluring.

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