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 Bungie.net.