After just a few weeks of being out, Destiny 2‘s most dominant weapon in PvP has clearly emerged, and it’s a familiar weapon. The MIDA Multi-Tool, brought back into the sequel from Destiny 1, has shown from numerous data tracking websites that it is the most widely used weapon in the Crucible, especially in Trials of the Nine.
In developer Bungie’s weekly blog about Destiny 2, senior designer Jon Weisnewski says Bungie is watching the data about MIDA Multi-Tool, but is not planning on nerfing the weapon—at least not yet:
“We are aware of MIDA Multi-Tool’s popularity and are looking at it very closely. It is popular, but according to our data, there are options out there that match or exceed its effectiveness in all activities. Have you found one?”
This has already drawn debate on both sides of opinion from Destiny fans, from those who agree with the decision to leave MIDA Multi-Tool as it is to those who are already claiming that Bungie’s decision will lead to an unbalanced experience in PvP. MIDA Multi-Tool is a strong contender in the game for many reasons, including giving the wielder faster movement speed, an ever-present view of the radar, and High Caliber Rounds. High Caliber Rounds is becoming a much sought after perk, as guns with the perk cause opponents to flinch when being hit by them. In addition, it’s an easy gun to get as it is a reward for finishing one of the game’s quests.
Weisnewski’s comment is clearly referring to a number of weapons that are actually more effective than MIDA Multi-Tool in both strategy and raw numbers. For example, fan site PlanetDestiny has a video about countering MIDA Multi-Tool, discussing a number of weapons that outclass the MIDA Multi-Tool, but players have to move into the mid- or close-range to take away the MIDA’s advantage.
Clearly, Bungie is hoping players will play smarter to overcome the weapon that sits atop the meta instead of jumping in to nerf it. This could all change over time, as the developer is promising to keep an eye on the situation.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One, and releases on October 24, 2017 for PC.