Future 2’s Bottomless Grief and Celerity perks will see a giant rework subsequent season, Bungie mentioned Thursday in its weekly weblog put up. The studio additionally revealed vital overhauls for 2 Tower distributors, giving gamers separate places to buy weapons or armor. Each the perk and vendor adjustments will seem in Future 2 season 14, which begins Could 11 and can see the return of the Vault of Glass raid and the addition of a Transmog system.
With the return of Trials of Osiris final 12 months, Bungie added a brand new perk that may roll solely on Trials weapons: Celerity. Celerity is a singular perk that drastically improves participant stats in the event that they’re the one dwelling member of their Fireteam in PvP. The studio added the same perk for Strike-specific weapons earlier this 12 months, Bottomless Grief. Weapons with Bottomless Grief will mechanically reload their journal when gamers get kills. However like Celerity, Bottomless Grief solely works when a participant is the final dwelling Fireteam member.
These perks sound good, however hardly ever really feel helpful within the second. As weapons characteristic lead Chris Proctor famous, “Players never like betting against themselves or their teams.” With out that fail state, the perks do nothing, making them undesirable for many gamers.
However beginning subsequent season, each perks will see some enchancment. Bottomless Grief will mechanically grant gamers +30 to the Journal stat (which is a proportion improve to ammo, primarily based on the weapon kind) along with its normal perk. Celerity will supply gamers +20 to the Reload and Dealing with stat along with the “last player standing” base impact.
Even higher, each perks will mechanically seem on Adept weapons — Bottomless Grief for Grandmaster weapons, and Celerity for Trials weapons. The perk will seem as a separate node beneath the left-most perk, giving gamers the selection to pick one in every of these new perks or one thing like Outlaw that rolled within the different slot. It’s not totally clear if these perks will now be reserved for Adept weapons and that particular slot, or if they’ll nonetheless randomly roll on non-Adept variations (we’re inclined to imagine the latter),
Bungie famous that different game-mode-specific perks — what Bungie is now calling “origin perks” — labored properly with the brand new perks added by way of the Deep Stone Crypt raid. The studio mentioned it plans so as to add extra origin perks sooner or later, though it appears it’ll keep away from “failure state” perks like the unique Celerity and Bottomless Grief going ahead. It’s value noting that gamers might want to get new Adept weapons if they need the assured Bottomless Grief or Celerity nodes.
Along with these perk adjustments, Bungie additionally revealed some vendor enhancements coming in season 14. The studio beforehand introduced that Ada-1 will return to the Tower to function the Transmog vendor — what Bungie says it would now name “Armor Synthesis,” or the method of constructing one piece of armor appear like one other. However the brand new weblog detailed one other position for her: armor vendor.
Ada-1 will promote two random armor mods every day, giving new gamers an opportunity to diversify their arsenal of mods. Ada-1 will even promote a whole armor set randomly pulled from the world loot pool (solely armor that drops from basic actions or enemies, so no raid armor). This weekly armor set works equally to Xur in that it adjustments weekly and has mounted stats for all gamers for the given week.
With Ada-1 taking on weapon duties, Banshee-44 — the Gunsmith — will develop his weapon providing. Beginning subsequent season, Banshee-44 will randomly promote six completely different weapons per week (two Kinetic, two Vitality, and two Energy). Every weapon comes with a static perk roll, giving gamers the possibility to unfold the phrase to mates if Banshee-44 has a very good weapon on the market. It is a nice new addition for gamers who can’t appear to select up roll for False Guarantees or another weapon within the basic world drop pool.
Each Ada-1 and Banshee-44 will promote improve supplies like Ascendant Shards and Prisms. All of those adjustments ought to seem in sport on Could 11, at first of Future 2’s as-yet-unnamed 14th season.