Destiny players are set for some massive news, as far as in-game weapons are concerned. According to reports, the game's most intense weapon, the Gjallarhorn, is set to be 'nerfed' to an extent by Bungie, after the company announced that it will be reducing the weapon's legendary Wolfpack Rounds' damage.
Revealed via Bungie's official news blog, Auto Rifles will be re-evaluated from the previous 1.1.1 update. The goals are still the same for this weapon, although this time the approach is based on a higher base damage with quicker falloff.
"With 2.0.0, our Sandbox programmers have granted the ability to independently tune Range and Damage Falloff. This allows us to emphasize optimal combat range without violating some of the more intricate aiming systems that are tied into the Range stat," the post stated.
While the Gjallarhorn remains to be one of the most powerful weapons in Destiny's PvE, it seems like Bungie believes that the weapon's strength is estranging players who do not have it in their arsenal.
It has been reported in the past that a number of Destiny fireteams have purposely debarred people that don't have Gjallarhorn. And you can't really blame them since they think that there are certain bosses in the game that will be too difficult to take down without one of the three Gjallarhorns firing at the front.
"If Destiny had a nuke it would be the 'Ballerhorn.' We definitely intended to have a high damage Heavy Weapon that was ideal for PvE destruction. What we did not intend, and what we unfortunately saw, was pick up Raid and Nightfall groups gating participation based on whether or not players had this weapon," the team stated.
"Gjallarhorn was so strong that for many people it had become the only answer to getting through tough encounters, and therefore they were less willing to spend time with other players that didn't have it."
But Gjallarhorn isn't the only weapon that's set to meet this fate in the hands of the developers. Apparently, Thorn, the extremely popular PvP weapon, will also see its power scaled down in the Crucible, although it will be still buffed up for the game's PvE.
Apart from the Thorn and the Gjallarhorn, there are a host of other new weapon changes incoming for Destiny, including exotics such as Necrochasm and overall weapon types such as Hand Cannons.
These updates are live as of Destiny's 2.0.0 update, and you can head over here for the full list of changes.