Destiny 2 Beta Sees Bungie Tweak Power Ammo Drop Rate

Destiny 2 Beta Sees Bungie Tweak Power Ammo Drop Rate

You won't have to survive without sweet Sniper Rifle ammo.

The Destiny 2 Beta is ongoing, but one thing players have complained about is the new weapon system and a lack of ammo. Weapons now fall into three categories - kinetic, energy, and power - each with its own ammo drops.

The issue is that certain interesting weapons like Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and Grenade Launchers are in the Power category, for which ammo is very scarce. Players who loved any of these weapons simply have to suck it up and use the more conventional kinetic and energy weapons during the Beta.

Bungie has already fixed the problem in a later build of the game, though that fix won't be seen in Beta.

"Aside from testing our processes and services, the Beta is also an opportunity for us to collect feedback and data to help us close out the final tuning for the game. We're watching and playing with you. Thank you for sharing your experiences and helping make the launch version of Destiny 2 that much better," said Beta Design Lead Rob Engeln in an update.

"For example, we too felt that ammo (especially power ammo) was too scarce in PvE. In addition to retuning the drop rates, we built a system that guarantees power ammo drops for you and your Fireteam from certain enemies, giving power weapons a more reliable and predictable role in your arsenal. Other areas where we've made significant tuning changes include grenade effectiveness in PvE, Boss vitality, and weapon damage against non-player combatants."

If you have a problem with the weapon system overall, this isn't a fix, but at least you'll get the chance to use your Power weapons a little more in the future. There are still other issues that aren't addressed in the update, like the general weakness of Hunters, skill and Super recharge rates, and generally weak Exotics, but Bungie is likely looking into those problems as well.

The Destiny 2 Beta ends for console players on July 23, 2017. The PC beta will take place some time in August. Destiny 2 will launch for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 6, 2017.

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Mike Williams

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