Bungie has a pretty significant update lined up for December 7, the mid-point of Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost. The FPS game will see its linear fusion rifles get a nice damage output bump, and a few exotics that have fallen out of favour over the course of the past several updates will get some attention as well.
Bungie design lead Chris Proctor explains that while the team has increased the damage for linear fusion rifles in the Season 14 update, other weapons are still outclassing them thanks to better ease of use. The team will be bumping the damage on linear fusion rifles in PvE up by 10% in the December 7 update to compensate for this.
That’ll apply to exotics as well, but a couple of those are getting extra attention. Sleeper Simulant, the exotic Ikelos linear fusion rifle introduced in the Warmind expansion, gets an additional +6% damage buff in PvE, and its magazine will increase from three to four rounds. Arbalest is getting an intrinsic anti-barrier effect, while Lorentz Driver will lose its ability energy regeneration when you pick up a telemetry.