Swords were first introduced in Destiny 1. Back in the day, we only had three exotic swords called Raze-Lighter, Dark-Drinker, and Bolt-Crasher. And these swords are still one of the best ones we’ve ever gotten in Destiny (including Destiny 2 swords). In This Week at Bungie blog-post, they revealed that there will be some major sword changes coming to Destiny 2 in season 10. Below, you can find every change as described in this week’s post.
Destiny 2: Swords Getting Sword Energy in Season 10
In the next sandbox update, we’ll be getting some reworks to how swords work inside Destiny 2. This rework introduces a new addition called – Sword Energy. Sword Energy will be shown in place of your melee slot whenever you’re wielding a sword. This is completely different from Sword ammo and will recharge on it. You can see some of the major reworks for this weapon type below:
- Guarding now uses sword energy instead of consuming ammo. Different guards have different consumption rates, damage resistance and behaviors, so be sure to experiment and find a guard type you like. You’ll still need at least one ammo to begin guarding, though.
- Grounded light attacks for all Swords will now loop for an infinite combo, and all Swords can cleave.
- Heavy attacks now consume Sword energy. While you are always able to perform a heavy attack, the attack is stronger when you have full energy, and weaker when you don’t.
- A portion of most Sword attacks can partially bypass elemental shields.
- We added this to give Swords a little bit of a personality difference from shotguns who share a very similar role in combat as powerful CQC weapons.
In addition to all that, dmg04 on Twitter also replied to ModernTryhard’s tweet saying, “As I understand it, the speedrun community will need to find new ways to break the sound barrier next season. I understand this will come as a disappointment to some. Hopefully, this will bring new techniques and serve as a challenge to refresh previously established records.”
So, there we have it. Rest in peace all sword speedrunners and skaters. Apart from that, Crimson Days will be going live in Destiny 2 next week. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments!
Destiny was released on September 9, 2014, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Destiny 2 was released on September 4, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It was released later in 2019 on Google Stadia.