Destiny 2 is big business this weekend, thanks to the big reveal yesterday. While we've taken a look at the sub-classes and ogled the armor, it's time to have a look at three of the Exotic Weapons.
In the video from Arekkz above, the three Exotics available during his hands-on with Destiny 2 in Los Angeles were the Hand Cannon Sunshot, Sweet Business which is an Auto Rifle, and the SMG Riskrunner. We were given a look at the latter back in May when the weapon popped up in some promotional art and Matt said he had a rather good time using the weapon during his hands-on.
The Sunshot used by the Hunter is a hand cannon that deals 200 attack damage, can shoot 150 rounds per minute. It's Perks are Sunburn which produces explosive rounds which highlight targets, and Sunshot which makes enemies explode in Solar Energy.
Sweet Business is the Exotic Auto-Rife carried by the Titan class. It deals 200 damage and can 360 rounds per minute. It's Perk Payday increases hip fire accuracy and a large mag. The other perk title isn't listed, as it just shows a placeholder icon, but when holding down the trigger, this will boost the weapon's range and rate of fire. Plus, it automatically loads ammo pickups into the magazine.
Finally, the Warlock's Riskrunner, as stated above, is an SMG which doles out 200 damage at 750 rounds per minute. The Arc Conductor perk makes it so taking Arc Damage increases the weapon's power. When Arc Conductor is active, the other perk will provide a chance for shots fired to become chain lighting and return ammo. It doesn't have the best ranged, but up close, it rips through enemies like butter, or some other soft food.
Kinetic, Energy, and Power are your new weapon slots. Kinetic weapons use bullets, Energy shoots, well, energy, and your Power weapons are fusion and sniper rifles, grenade launchers, shotguns and the like. We'll find out more on these weapons as time progresses.
Destiny 2 is set to release on September 8 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC release date has not been determined.