Destiny 2: Forsaken Weapon Buffs and Masterwork Changes Detailed

Destiny 2: Forsaken Weapon Buffs and Masterwork Changes Detailed

Today's livestream showed off the new powers of a Guardian.

Bungie revealed the weapon updates coming to Destiny 2 in a special livestream today. Bungie hosted an exhibition PvP match today to showcase some upcoming changes to combat which is going to get a big boost in speed thanks to stat changes coming to certain weapons. Not just weapons either, melee hits are getting buffed as well to the point where two hits can now kill.

The full livestream detailed Masterworks, Mods, and PvP combat, and are part of Bungie's year 2 development roadmaps. Starting with some PvP changes, Bungie is promising that the time to kill (TTK) will be sped up thanks to upcoming changes.

Titans will benefit from the Crucible changes as shoulder charges are once again one hit kill attacks. Melees can kill with two hits, and the three tap handcannon kill is back. Bungie has been promising combat reworks that reward players with more exciting plays and faster action since the start of the year and have delivered updates that have sped up combat since.

All weapons will now come with Masterwork levels that reach up to tier 10. Weapon Masterwork stats will go up a single tier after each level is achieved. Reaching tier 10 will require players to invest Legendary Shards and Masterwork Cores to their weapons.

All guns will have a mod socket now and give players the chance to add unique perks to their weapons. Some of the mods shown off include "Icarus" which adds increased accuracy while in the air, or "Boss Spec" which deals more damages against bosses.

Players can get mods only by dismantling guns with the mod they want. So, if a gun you don't need has a mod you want, dismantle it and keep the mod for use in another gun.

Bungie is readying Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion which is this year's big year 2 update. New weapons and gear are coming to the game and replacing year one content, alongside a new raid, PvPvE mode called Gambit, and much more. Check out our Destiny 2: Forsaken guide for more details.

Destiny 2: Forsaken is out on September 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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