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Destiny's Weapons Receive Balance Enhancements

Changes to auto rifles, the Vex Mythoclast, and more.

By Scott Lowe on October 14, 2014 Communications Manager, Activision
Level 11

The Destiny arsenal received an update today. A new hotfix from Bungie introduces a variety of improvements to weapon balance, including a slight reduction in damage and stability for auto rifles and an increase in effectiveness for scout rifles. Additionally, shotgun damage at range has been reduced and in-air accuracy for hand cannons has been improved.


Perhaps most notably, the hotfix also drastically reduces the damage of the Vex Mythoclast, an exotic Fusion Rifle offered as a potential reward for completing the Vault of Glass on hard difficulty. Recently, the Vex Mythoclast emerged as an extremely effective tool in the Crucible — too effective, as fate would have it. Its base damage has been reduced by 34%, though skilled marksmen can now reap a slightly higher headshot bonus.


But these are just a few of the changes that launched today. To see a detailed breakdown of what’s included in the hotfix, check out


1 Comment
Level 43

Yes, shotguns have finally been nerfed a bit, and thats coming from a shotgun user!

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