Bungie is revamping some old Destiny 2 exports for season 18

Bungie is revamping some old Destiny 2 exports for season 18 ...

With the next Bungie show, season 18, and a reprised original Destiny raid less than two weeks away, Destiny 2 enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about in August. However, Bungie has released some new information regarding certain weapon types and Exotics later this month.

Bungie unveiled a few minor tweaks to weapon archetypes. Scout rifles are getting a general damage boost, as are heavy grenade launchers. Other weapons, like light bows and high-impact auto rifles, are also getting a damage boost. Glaives are getting a buff to their melee, allowing their hits to activate three Exotics: ACD/0 Feedback Fence, Karnstein Armlets, and Necrotic Grip.

When season 18 begins on August 23, Bungie will make several changes to existing perks. Both the Gambit and Iron Banner perks will be changed, and the weapons from Bungies other games, like Halo, will have their own Origin trait. Ambitious Assassin is getting a major increase to its overflow potential (up to 150%), and it'll also remove its hidden cooldown, giving ability energy on multikills now.

The greatest update in the Bungie blog is to the Exotics. Many older weapons will have anti-Champion capabilities in season 18, and some Exotics will have entirely entirely new abilities.

Here are some of the Exotics that are getting anti-champion updates:

  • Le Monarque - Overload on poison arrows
  • Thunderlord - Overload
  • Malfeasance - Unstoppable on explosions
  • Wish-Ender - Anti-Barrier

Wish-Ender is one of the Exotics that's getting a significant boost, since it'll hit most enemies three times instead of twice, and it'll also do an additional 10% damage to Champions, majors, and minibosses.

The Cranial Spike effect in Dead Mans Tales will no longer provide additional damage to players (the buff remains against PvE enemies) but will instead increase reload, aim assist, and range per stack. At max Cranial Spike stacks, the Catalyst will cause the weapons hip-fire RPM to skyrocket to 180.

Collective Obligation, the Exotic Void pulse rifle from the Vow of the Disciple raid, will be much easier to use in Season 18, have no cooldown, and be much simpler to activate for players.

Bungie has announced that fans would learn more about Arc 3.0, the final update for the old subclasses ahead of the Destiny 2 showcase on Aug. 23. Players will likely learn more about it next week.