Bungie's Forsaken Combat Stream detailed a number of new systems being implemented in the coming weeks leading up to Destiny 2's expansion.
Speaking with sandbox design lead Josh Hamrick, and senior sandbox designers Claude Jerome and Greg Peng, community manager David 'DeeJ' Dague showcased the upcoming features.
It was also noted that some of these systems will roll out on August 28 and will be available to all Destiny 2 players; regardless of whether they own the expansion.
Crucible time-to-kill is getting a real shot in the arm, with overall weapon and ability damage getting buffed. Melee attacks will now kill a Guardian at full health in just two strikes, while precision shots will also deal more damage.
Included in the patch will be the nine new supers, as well as adjustments to existing class abilities. Most importantly, Golden Gun is getting a two second time extension, which is great news for those that pop Super too soon and end up walking through a match searching aimlessly for enemies.
...no? just me?
The August 28 patch will also introduce the new weapon slot options, allowing players to equip a more varied loadout of weapons.
The release of Forsaken next month will then see a new drop system for weapons that will offer new ways to customise and level-up weapons through mods and the Masterwork system.
In addition to the existing mods that alter a weapons elemental damage, new mods will improve target acquisition, magazine size or accuracy. These mods will be random rolls on loot drops, but will be added to a player's inventory for future use upon dismantling the weapon in which it is currently equipped.
Masterworks will now feature a tiered system from 1 to 10, with an increasing resource cost attached to each upgrade.
Destiny 2's upcoming expansion releases September 5 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. You can pre-order Forsaken now from Mighty Ape.
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