Bungie has announced it will be presenting some of Destiny 2‘s upcoming combat changes in a year two reveal stream. The developer revealed through a new trailer that players will be able to learn more about the new time to kill changes and other previously teased combat tweaks on Tuesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. PT.
While the announcement clip was short, it was packed with a few tantalizing possibilities of what to expect from the stream. As seen in the trailer below, it appears that the Guardian’s loadout of the Better Devils hand cannon, IKELOS shotgun, and Whisper of the Worm sniper rifle was a nod to the upcoming weapon slot changes. Currently, players can’t equip those all at the same time. That appears to be changing.
The other notable moment is the kill the Guardian gets with the hand cannon. While Better Devils has been a prominent weapon in PvP for its nice handling, it has always required four precision headshots to kill an opponent. This new version of the hand cannon only took three, which was reminiscent of Destiny‘s three-tap hand cannon kill craze. Players great at precision shots often used weapons like The Palindrome in Crucible for fast kills. Unfortunately, Bungie removed the three-tap opportunity from most hand cannons in Destiny 2. If the footage is any indication, Guardians might finally see that feature return to more weapons. Bungie community manager dmg04 even teased it on Twitter, as you can see below.
How many taps does it take? https://t.co/6Bq9gfWhFF
— dmg04 (@A_dmg04) August 2, 2018
The good news is that players won’t have to wait too long to know what combat changes Bungie has planned. It’s likely that other features that will be launching with the Forsaken expansion will also be covered. Perhaps Guardians will finally get a better idea of the boss waiting for them at the end of the new raid. Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Forsaken expansion will arrive on September 4th.