In a recent interview, Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith gave some information on Bungie's plans for the weapons system in the game. The director also mentioned that his super-long Destiny 2 director's cut post has some unrevealed "deleted scenes."
In less than a month, Destiny 2 players will finally get the opportunity to jump into the game's upcoming Shadowkeep expansion. The expansion marks the first major update to the game since Bungie parted ways with Activision and it also represents the dawning of a new era of transparency for the company.
The update will bring a completely revamped armor system to Destiny 2 called Armor 2.0. The change will completely overhaul the way the armor works in the game and will give players a whole host of new options to play with. Any big change to a game as popular as Destiny 2 will cause hesitation in fans, but mostly, players seem anxious to get their hands on the new system and see how it works. While they speculate, fans have wondered if the folks at Bungie will give the weapons system a similar treatment.
The YouTube channel Kinda Funny sat down with Luke Smith recently for a 90-minute long interview about Destiny 2 and Shadowkeep. Near the end of the interview, Kinda Funny asks the director if the team had a weapons 2.0 system in the works to go along with Shadowkeep's updated armor system. Smith basically responds with a no, but his answer has a bit more nuance than that, and implies that, while the team doesn't have a major weapons 2.0 update in the works currently, they do constantly look at the current weapons system with a critical eye.
Smith's answer starts by addressing his long director's cut post. He says that the post originally included another 2,000 words about Destiny 2's weapons system. He refers to the cut content as a "deleted scene" and says that it looked at weapons, fusions, and the relationship between the players and their weapons. According to Smith, the team has currently decided to focus on build crafting. He says that the team could possibly look at an overhaul to the weapons system in the future, but that it would be "pretty far down the road."
It sounds like Smith and the team at Bungie have the weapons system on their mind, but think that it works for now with their vision of the game. Fans likely remember that Destiny 2's weapons system already got an overhaul with Forsaken. It seems that will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will release on October 1st on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.