Destiny 2 Reveals Season 23 Weapon Preview, Thorn Catalyst Detailed

Bungie has released its weapon tuning preview for Destiny 2 Season 23, and it looks like several weapons will be getting minor buffs. The preview also revealed more details on the upcoming Thorn Catalyst, coming in Season 23.

As revealed in Bungie’s latest deep dive into weapons, the Thorn Catalyst that players will unlock in Season 23 will add the following buffs that will help the weapon’s strength in PvP:

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  • +20 range
  • +10 stamina
  • Getting a kill or getting a Remnant gives more range, handling, and mobility.

Thorn also gets a base change designed to make the weapon more fun to use in PvE, where picking up a Remnant will allow the magazine to overflow to a maximum of 40 rounds.

In terms of changes made to general weapon archetypes, Auto Rifles, Pulse Rifles, and Sniper Rifles all get minor PvE buffs. However, it’s the Glaives that are in line for a much bigger overhaul this season, with several improvements aimed at both single-use and multi-use.

Since the Impulse Amplifier perk is seen by players as essential to using the Glaive, Bungie is now adding a similar buff as a base boost, as well as breaking PvE damage to offset the limitations of ammo. Projectile speed is increased by 30%, while projectile damage in PvP is greatly reduced to offset the speed improvement.

To make melee use smoother, the delay between firing and countering has been reduced, while the Glaive shield has also been redesigned to be more effective and easier to use. Some of the exotic Glaives in Destiny 2 have also received individual buffs to make them more fun to use, including the three types of Glaives introduced by The Witch Queen, as well as the Winterbite, which has become stronger. and less dangerous to the user.

Vex Mythoclast will receive additional buffs for PvE play, while Revision Zero will have damage against Champions hit. Salvation’s Grip has also been slightly tweaked to avoid a bug that could launch players into orbit after breaking multiple Stasis crystals.

The only weapon in line for a nerf in this preview is the Osteo Striga, which Bungie says “became, frankly, more powerful for the ease of use it provides when it comes to adding clarity to PvE.” The nerf is minor for now, removing the SMG damage bonus scalar that pushes Osteo Striga’s poison damage to extreme levels, but the weapon should remain powerful despite this tweak.

See all the details at Season 23 weapon preview hereincluding some of Bungie’s future plans for weapons in the mid-season patch and beyond.

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