Destiny 2’s upcoming Forsaken expansion will bring several major changes to the popular shooter, and it seems that one hated mechanic may be changed alongside the launch of the expansion. Destiny 2’s hidden ammo juggler mechanic is almost universally disliked by most of the community, but the mechanic will be changing when Forsaken launches this September.
In an interview with FPS News, Forsaken Project Lead Scott Taylor confirmed that there would be some change to the ammo juggler mechanic with Forsaken. The hidden mechanic has been frustrating fans since the launch of Destiny 2, and one fan even did the math to prove that the mechanic was in the game. While there are no details on what the change will be, or if it will be outright removed, Taylor did say that Bungie will be talking more about that change over the summer.
The change is likely due to a combination of factors, namely fan frustration and the upcoming new weapon system. The new weapon system allows players to equip weapon types in almost every slot, so it would not mesh well with the hidden juggler mechanic. Currently, if players have a kinetic weapon equipped, kinetic ammo would drop less frequently than energy and power ammo would. This applies to the other two ammo types as well but since the system is changing with the weapon slots, Bungie has to do something about the juggler mechanic.
The interview also discussed the tone shift that is coming with the new expansion, as well as the shocking death from the E3 story trailer. Taylor emphasized the desire for the team to create a western-themed expansion, and how revenge should be the primary motivator for players. Taylor also discussed the new PvPvE game mode, Gambit, which pits players against one other in a race to kill the final boss.
It’s good to hear that this aggravating mechanic is being reworked, or removed, with Forsaken. Fans have been frustrated with this mechanic since the game launched, so surely many will be happy to see it gone.
Destiny 2: Forsaken launches September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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