A Bungie community manager has weighed in on Destiny 2 PvP meta-weapons Arbalest and Lorentz Driver to say they won’t be disabled in activities like Crucible and Trials of Osiris, despite player complaints that the weapons are too powerful for PvP activities and the experience. These two weapons have been a point of contention within the Destiny 2 community as players have shared their frustration with the current PvP meta of the FPS game.
In response to a tweet from YouTuber CoolGuyGames when asked how likely it would be that players would see Bungie taking out Arbalest and Lorentz Driver from PvP only, Bungie community manager dmg04 replied that Bungie was not considering such an action.
“At this point, we are not considering a PvP shutdown for these weapons,” dmg04’s tweet reply reads. “While we are aware of the perceived balance issues and are actively working on some changes (flinch, aim assist cones), we are only looking at disabling attachments when they are affected by severe bugs.”
Dmg04 continued the thread to explain that “severe” usually only applies to “game-breaking” bugs, including infinite damage, progress blocks, friendly damage, and so on. He also suggested that the Bungie team hopes to be able to provide more information about future tuning and stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.
This means that Destiny 2 players concerned about the state of PvP should keep an eye out for any upcoming posts in Bungie’s “This Week at Bungie” or TWAB series. TWABs often contain important information about in-game testing, development issues, upcoming fixes, and other aspects of Bungie games that may be helpful to players.
The Arbalest and Lorenz Driver PvP meta is a hot topic of conversation among the Destiny 2 community, sparking memes and even became the subject of a video by Forbes contributor Paul Tassi. Players consider these weapons overpowered because they are incredibly strong and easy to use for most players.
Arbalest is an exotic linear fusion rifle that uses kinetic ammunition that deals severe damage to enemy shields and makes them more vulnerable to kinetic ammunition once the shield breaks. Lorentz Driver is an exotic linear fusion rifle that uses energy ammunition and an automatic aiming system that inflicts damage boosts and also causes an implosion that damages nearby enemies. Neither requires heavy ammo, which is more challenging to get in Destiny 2 PvP than other ammo types, meaning players can use these two weapons much more frequently and consistently than heavy weapons that deal similar damage.
Completely disabling these weapons in PvP can inadvertently affect other aspects of the game. For example, the Lorentz Driver Catalyst requires using the weapon in PvP to complete the quest. Therefore, if the Bungie team ever decided to disable the gun in PvP, it would also have to tweak the catalyst quest, which could upset players actively pursuing the item.
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