Bungie is changing up some old Destiny 2 Exotics for season 18

Bungie is changing up some old Destiny 2 Exotics for season 18 ...

Fans of Destiny 2 are eager for the next Bungie showcase, season 18, and a reprised original Destiny raid in August. However, Bungie has released some additional information ahead of the reveal.

Bungie explained a few minor changes to weapon archetypes. Scout rifles are getting a general damage boost, as are heavy grenade launchers. Other weapons, such as lightweight 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 some changes to existing perks. Both the Gambit and Iron Banner perks will be rebuilt, and all Dares of Eternity weapons (the ones based on Bungie's other games, like Halo) will have their own Origin trait. Ambitious Assassin will also have its hidden cooldown removed, so it'll only give ability energy on multikills.

The most significant enhancement to 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 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 a new Exotic game that has a substantial upgrade, since it'll hit most enemies three times rather than twice, and it'll also do additional 10% damage to Champions, majors, and minibosses.

The Cranial Spike perk in Dead Mans Tales will no longer give bonuses 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 rise to 180.

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

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