Okay, who’s able to go down the rabbit gap, by way of a quick detour to Japan? Final week we talked about what I am fairly positive had been the longest stability change notes PC Gamer has ever encountered within the type of a 9,000 word edition of This Week at Bungie. In amongst all of the buffs, nerfs and normal nerding out (graphs!) over how in-air accuracy is calculated, there was a bullet pointed checklist of unique weapons with their new ‘Airborne Effectiveness’ stats. The final entry learn: [REDACTED] 29.
Bungie likes to make use of ‘redacted’ when teasing forthcoming content material, however on this case—as noticed by the ever eagle-eyed sleuths at r/raidsecrets—within the Japanese model of the submit, the entry was now not redacted. As a substitute, the Kanji translated to: ‘Trespasser’. OG Future 1 gamers will know that Trespasser was an unique sidearm from the Rise of Iron enlargement. Intriguingly, that 29 airborne effectiveness stat would line-up with redacted being a main weapon. So a brand new unique sidearm is sensible. However the proof does not cease there.
Undecided however here’s a screenshot of it in addition to proof pic.twitter.com/g2qki5J83nApril 27, 2022
Clearly errors can occur with localisations, particularly prolonged ones, however as famous within the tweet above the kanji utilized in Bungie’s submit was an ideal copy of how Trespasser was beforehand displayed within the Japanese model of Future 1. Thickening the plot additional, the Japanese weblog submit has since been corrected to learn 編集済み, which I am assured is the right translation of redacted with brackets.
So can we confidently say Trespasser is on its manner again in season 17? Most likely! Different causes to suppose it doubtless embrace the truth that the Iron Banner occasion is getting a revamp subsequent season, and as already famous Trespasser got here from the Iron Lord-themed Rise of Iron enlargement. Likewise, there are quite a few hints in the lore this season that we’ll be coping with the return of the warmind Rasputin quickly, and the opera-loving AI overlord additionally figured closely within the Rise of Iron period. Lastly, within the lore, Trespasser was given to the guardian by the hunter scout Shiro-4, who additionally acted as a vendor in Rise of Iron.
Am I excited to make use of Trespasser once more? Perhaps! It is honest to say the gun wasn’t remotely meta even when it first arrived, and sidearms stay one of many least-loved weapon archetypes within the sport. (Although I preserve that Traveller’s Chosen and Rat King are each very good exotics for those who construct for them.)
The unique model of the gun’s unique trait learn: “Reloading after a kill causes the subsequent burst to be an extended, extra highly effective superburst.” That superburst had sturdy ‘Robocop at the gun range‘ vibes, however in a world the place weapons like Gjallarhorn and Ice Breaker existed, it was robust to justify utilizing your unique slot on a sidearm, nonetheless cool.
For that purpose I might anticipate Trespasser to be considerably reworked if it does return, much like how stuff like Thorn, Hawkmoon and Vex Mythoclast have been given glow ups within the type of considerably extra advanced performance. Season 17 of Future 2 is because of begin on Could 23, so we should always know extra quickly sufficient.
Due to Houndish for the tip.