In an abnormally large Destiny Weekly Update, Bungie outlined a ton of weapon balance changes we can expect when Destiny's The Taken King expansion arrives. Update 2.0.0 will address Exotic Weapons like Gjallarhorn, Thorn, The Last Word, and Hawkmoon, while also adding base weapons changes to Auto Rifles, Shotguns, Fusion Rifles and more!
There's a good chance that your favorite weapons will be affected by this update, so you might want to check out our overview, and begin planning for Destiny's The Taken King DLC accordingly.
With the nerf coming to the Gjallarhorn, I personally hope we get a new rocket launcher in The Taken King that is comparably as cool or as powerful as the "Ballerhorn" is now. It's easily one of the sexiest and definitely the most powerful weapon in the game, so if Bungie can top that, I will really be excited about the weapons The Taken King will bring.
Now of course we've heard for awhile that Hand Cannons would be receiving a Nerf. A few of the Exotic Hand Cannons mentioned specifically by Bungie were Thorn (Obviously), The Last Word, and Hawkmoon. Now we already knew Thorn was probably going to get a significant Nerf, however, according to what Bungie has outlined, it doesn't appear that it will affect the weapon as significantly as we previously thought. Basically what they're doing is Nerfing the Base Damage of the DoT (Damage over Time) to about 1/3 of it's current damage, and then they're actually buffing the DoT, allowing it to stack up to 5x with multiple hits with Thorns projectiles. So now Thorn will require at least 3 hits to kill instead of 2. I personally believe this is a sufficient nerf to the weapon, seeing as I don't want it to suck like it did before it's buff awhile back.
Now there are loads of weapon changes, Bungie outlined in their latest update, so make sure to check them out by following the link below, but before you go... What do you think about the upcoming weapon changes in Destiny Update 2.0.0? What do you like and what would you change?
Check out the full Bungie Weekly Update and the weapon balance changes coming in Destiny Update 2.0.0 here