As we’ve noted before, Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion is going to be changing quite a bit. Earlier in the month there was a look at armor mod changes, and now with this week’s Bungie post we get a look at weapon changes.
The post first touches on adjustments being made to weapon types, with most of these adjustments reading like they’re tuned with Crucible in mind. These include adjustments to hand cannon sub-families (specifically Aggressive, Adaptive, Precision, and Lightweight, which was folded in to Adaptive), aim assist changing depending on sniper rifle scope zoom level, a slight reeling back of the Adaptive buff given to auto rifles, and an increase in reserves for rocket launchers. The post then moves on to some tweaks to the Outlaw and Merciless perks as well as several specific exotic weapons.
Finally, there are details of the return of adept weapons to Trials, with all existing Trials weapons getting adept versions. To earn these new weapons as well as adept weapon mods, players first need to achieve a Flawless Trials Passage and open the Flawless chest at the Lighthouse. A new adept weapon mod can drop from the chest each week, while adept weapons are available on a bi-weekly basis, alternating with armor drops. Additionally, adept weapons will be on a set rotation, so players can chase alternate rolls of specific adept weapons over any given weekend.