'Destiny' Is Bringing Back Elemental Primary Weapons In 'Age Of Triumph'

By Michael Augustin , Updated Mar 10, 2017 08:06 PM EST
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After a long hiatus from when Bungie announced their discontinuation, reports have confirmed that "Destiny" will reintroduce elemental primary weapons.
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After a long hiatus from when Bungie announced their discontinuation, reports have confirmed that "Destiny" will reintroduce elemental primary weapons. The weapons are apparently included in the upcoming content update called "Age of Triumph". Along with the requested firearms, the new mode reportedly also includes an update for the game's first three raids. The new Heroic mode will supposedly update the raids with a 390 Light level.

Multiple reports have indicated that die-hard fans of the game will get to experience weapons like the Fatebringe, which is a hand cannon that is imbued with Arc damage. Another one of the most sought after firearms is the Vex Mythoclast. It is a primary fusion rifle that deals Solar damage and can be upgraded to hold more round in its magazine. Game Rant notes that the weapon used to be a "rare drop"  to raid a boss on heroic mode.

Bungie will talk more about the elemental primary weapons and the balance changes to accommodate these firearms. They have reportedly scheduled to reveal more about the update during their third "Age of Triumph" Twitch stream on March 22, 2017. "Destiny" designer Josh Hamrick will handle the livestream and possibly answer some more questions about the content updates.

Fans are already expecting an interesting conversation, since it would be interesting to see how the developer adjusts the weapon's balance to fit with the current Meta. Previously, the studio's creative director Luke Smith mentioned that the weapons "had the distinct and undesirable property of limiting a broad weapon sandbox"

The latest patch from "Destiny" has already managed to shake up the game's PVP Meta. According to Gamenguide, Bungie's decision to nerf shotguns and restrict the Special ammo element, has changed how players approached PVP matches.  Just like the advantages offered by elemental primary weapons, players relied on ammo-regenerating weapons like the Icebreaker. The "Age of Triumph" live event is scheduled to launch on March 28,2017.

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