Season of the Hunt, Destiny 2’s currently active season, wraps up next month. So here we are again with a list of weapons that are getting hit with a sunset in Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt. Sunsetting might sound daunting, but it makes a ton of sense.
However, don’t confuse the term, these will NOT be removed from drop tables and their normal spawn points. The process means that these weapons will effectively be removed from the game, as they were originally designed. The new variants created after this point will have an upper limit on their power.
Here are all the weapons getting sunset in Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt. This means that they will still be in the game, although at a much lower power level. The new level for these weapons will place them far below other options for current seasonal content. And they will remain at that nerfed level into next season as well. Bungie will sometimes adjust older weapons to power them up, but this is not one of those times.
|Elatha FR4||Fusion Rifle|
|Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun||Shotgun|
|Infinite Paths 8||Pulse Rifle|
|Jack Queen King 3||Hand Cannon|
|Komodo||Linear Fusion Rifle|
|Line in the Sand||Linear Fusion|
|Martyr’s Retribution||Grenade Launcher|
|Mos Epoch||Rocket Launcher|
|Old Fashioned||Hand Cannon|
|Patron of Lost Causes||Scout|
|Pyroclastic Flow||Rocket Launcher|
|Steelfeather Repeater||Auto Rifle|
|Traveler’s Judgement 5||Sidearm|
|Trophy Hunter||Sniper Rifle|
|Uriel’s Gift||Auto Rifle|
So why Sunset?
Bungie made things pretty clear when they implemented the sunset process. As the developer explains it, they needed a system to make sure “strong weapons [will] have their time in the sun, and whenever possible we want you to expect and prepare for powerful gear to cycle out of the endgame meta.” In short, it means things will be fresher longer when new items get introduced. If the more powerful weapons remained in the game, everyone would use them.
But don’t fret, as you still have plenty of options for both PvE and PvP modes. The new lowered utility of these weapons forces players to find new ways to play the game. This meta-game chase forces Guardians to explore new options they might not have otherwise tried. Unless of course something new and OP comes along in the next patch that upsets the meta again.