Community manager dmg04 teased changes Tweet earlier today. On top of Extensive update to Strike, Crucible and Gambit, A new blog post from Bungie suggested that there is a major sandbox update for October. According to DMG, this update includes changes for mountaintops that will “balance” but not “kill” the gun.
Mountaineering has become highly popular in all sports modes since it was first released as a weapon in Season 5, and has only become more prevalent in recent seasons so that the quest to obtain it is fairly easy. Its unique perk provides high damage and accuracy, so it’s not really meta save for PvE or PvP. Many single dungeon strategies rely on its explicitly obscene damage production, and are extremely difficult to combat in PvP.
Despite its obvious strength and ease of use, the Mountaintop has largely survived the balance patch. Again, it came out in season 5, and players are still using it everywhere at the end of season 11. This is another weapon that is strong, popular, and also permanent. For comparison, the raceclass, another highly powerful crucible Pinnacle weapon, was discontinued after a few seasons, and both it and the Mountaintop are widely credited for the retirement of Pinnacle Weapons as a reward. Simply put, if Bungie maintains these monsters, the balance of the game will be completely shot.
After such a long and tyrannical reign, it will be interesting to see how Bungi nirats Mounttanp. Even as a staunch opponent of guns, I absolutely hate to see it as a hobby, but there’s no question that this, as over the top, is okay.
Destiny 2 Double Nightfall Award Coming next week.