In its latest This Week at Bungie post, the developer outlined a number of changes that it will be making to some of Destiny 2’s most popular exotic weapons when the Season of Opulence launches next month.
“For Season of Opulence, several notable weapons are being adjusted. We want to ensure that encounters—raids and other endgame content, for example—remain a challenge,” Bungie wrote. “Some of these weapons have been overwhelming that challenge. Our first choice is to buff underused weapons, but if we continue to push every weapon up higher and higher, it will be impossible to maintain challenging experiences.”
The first big change is to Whisper of the Worm, which has been adjusted to pull ammo from reserves, instead of just infinitely creating it. To help balance things, the weapon’s ammo reserves will be upped to 18.
Also on Bungie’s radar is Ace of Spades. In Season of Opulence, the weapon’s Memento Mori now ends if the weapon is stowed and the PvP damage bonus of the perk has been reduced to prevent players being killed in two hits.
Other weapon adjustments include a reduction in Sleeper Simulant’s ricochet damage and a reduction in the overall damage of Lord of Wolves in PvE.
In addition to the above, Bungie is targeting armor pieces that focus on super generation, including Skull of Dire Ahamkara, Orpheus Rings, Phoenix Protocol, Shards of Galanor, Ursa Furiosa, and Gwisin Vest.
Take a look at the full list of changes over on Bungie’s blog.
“We’re sympathetic about the fact that the changes we make in the interest of balancing combat and game design can be jarring,” the developer added. “It was important that we have this conversation before you read the patch notes. We know many of you have a lot riding on day one of Season of Opulence. Hopefully, this intel will assist you in building the perfect monster-killing machines for the next Season of play.”
Destiny 2’s Season of Opulence is scheduled to begin on June 4th.