Destiny 2‘s most ridiculed weapon is finally going to be fixed.
Ever since Destiny 2‘s Forsaken expansion launched, players have noticed that they’ve been receiving an unusual amount of the legendary grenade launcher, the Edge Transit. While receiving a lot of a legendary item is usually pretty good in loot games, there are a couple of problems with the Edge Transit that have caused Destiny 2 fans to start pulling their hair out whenever they see it.
First off, it’s not a very good weapon. It’s fine, but it’s not a top-tier item in its category by any means. Second, Destiny 2‘s loot system utilizes a kind of vague classification system. That means that you will pick up a Legendary engram without actually knowing what’s in it. In a perfect world, picking up a legendary engram means that you have fairly decent odds of acquiring a top-tier, rare item. In the world of Destiny 2, it probably means that you’ve picked up another Edge Transit.
Because Destiny 2 doesn’t feature a Hearthstone like fail-safe that prevents you from receiving duplicate legendaries, players have had their hopes dashed time and time again when they opened their new Engram only to find that it contains yet another Edge Transit. Until now, the popular theory has been that Bungie just didn’t add enough legendary power weapons to Destiny 2‘s Forsaken expansion. However, Bungie says that there’s just a bug in the game’s code.
“Since the launch of Destiny 2: Forsaken, we have heard player feedback regarding the aggressive drop rates of the Edge Transit grenade launcher,” says Bungie in a weekly update. “Our investigation has confirmed that this weapon is dropping more frequently than intended, and we are pursuing a fix for a future update.”
There’s no word on when they update will hit, but it’s likely that Bungie will expedite it do to the relatively simple nature of the problem and the fact that Destiny‘s fans are starting to lose their sense of humor about the problem.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.