Bungie is revamping some of the classic Destiny 2 extras for Season 18

Bungie is revamping some of the classic Destiny 2 extras for Season 18 ...

With the upcoming Bungie showcase, 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 additional information regarding certain weapon types and Exotics later this month.

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

When season 18 of Bungie starts on August 23, there will be some changes to existing benefits. The Gambit and Iron Banner perks will be completely rebuilt, and Dares of Eternity weapons (the ones based on Bungies other games, like Halo) will have their own Origin trait. Ambitious Assassin will also have its hidden cooldown removed, so it will now give ability energy on multikills.

The biggest update in the Bungie blog is to exotics. Many older weapons will have anti-Champion capabilities in season 18, and some Exotics will have 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 also one of the Exotics that's receiving a significant boost, as it'll hit most enemies three times instead of twice, and deals an additional 10% damage to Champions, majors, and minibosses.

The Cranial Spike benefit in Dead Mans Tales will no longer give players bonus damage (the benefit remains against PvE enemies), but will instead increase player 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 easier to activate for players.

Bungie announced that fans will be able to learn more about Arc 3.0, the final update for the old subclasses, before the Destiny 2 showcase on August 23. Players will likely learn more about it next week.