Let’s not bury the lede: The Witch Queen is getting a gun that shoots Hive worms. This isn’t the primary time Future 2 has experimented with grenade launchers that shoot one thing apart from grenades—The Colony and its mechanical spiders say howdy—nevertheless it is essentially the most gribbly. Parasite is only one of quite a few new Unique weapons launched in a brand new trailer that rounds up among the Unique gear we’ll be chasing when The Witch Queen enlargement launches on February 22.
The worm launcher options rising injury based on the trailer teaser, so maybe it really works a bit like Full Court docket, however gross and natural.
And sure, different weapons are additionally revealed I suppose. Grand Overture is the Season 16 unique; a slug launcher with a full-auto missile barrage. There’s additionally Osteo Striga—what if Thorn, however an SMG?—which, as a Warlock important, I desperately hope will pair with the Necrotic Grip gloves.
We additionally see a choice of Unique glaives, the brand new weapon kind arriving within the enlargement. There is a totally different one for every class. Titan glaives place a protecting bubble; Warlock ones spawn a therapeutic turret and the Hunters get some chain lightning. Enjoyable!
Lastly, it is armour. The Titan Horfrost-Z chest swaps your barricade for a wall of Stasis crystals. The Osmiomancy gloves give Warlocks an additional Coldsnap grenade with enhanced monitoring—a capability that the trailer exhibits off in Crucible of all locations, regardless of Bungie nerfing the efficacy of the category’s freezing choices in PvP due to, of their phrases, the “massive emotional toll”, and in addition as a result of, sure, it was scorching nonsense to play towards. For Hunters, the Blight Ranger helmet causes projectiles mirrored by middle-tree Arc Workers to do elevated injury.
And look, these final three paragraphs have been loads of details about weapons and armour items that do not shoot an enormous worm at your foes, however there’s some good things right here that can possible be catnip for buildcrafters. With Stasis particularly, Bungie landed on a system that integrates nicely into your present package—weapons, mods and Unique perks. With Mild lessons transferring over to that system in levels throughout the course of the following 12 months, much more theorycrafting is now on the desk. A therapeutic turret glaive is likely to be a novelty now, however what concerning the future, after Photo voltaic subclasses—the place Warlock therapeutic choices stay—are reworked? So sure, I am excited concerning the worms, however secretly the actual juice right here is within the combos and interactions that can emerge after The Witch Queen’s launch.