Developers for Bungie’s action-MMO Destiny reveal an exclusive weapon for the sci-fi shooter that will only be available to fans on PlayStation platforms.
According to a tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter account, fans who play Destiny on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 soon be receiving a new Exotic gun called the Zen Meteor sniper rifle. As it happens, the weapon will be available for Guardians in less than two weeks on April 12, 2016, which coincides with the month’s major update for the game, labelled as Patch 2.2.0.
Although not much is known about the actual specs of Destiny‘s Zen Meteor sniper rifle, its description definitely makes it sound like a formidable piece of equipment. Regarding the weapon, developers for the action-MMO have written, “Complete awareness, complete focus. A mind sharpened by diligence to a single deadly point” to give it an air of mystique and to reflect a sense of tranquility that can only come from years of discipline.
With Destiny‘s Zen Meteor sniper rifle only being experienced by fans playing on Sony’s systems upon its release, they will also be privy to a PlayStation-exclusive quest. Naturally, gamers on other platforms might feel a bit left out, but the April update is also set to bring about a smorgasbord of new gear, weapon effects, and Taken armor sets, which will be available for all consoles, including Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Furthermore, developers have made sure that fans will stay busy by also including a newly revamped Strike that features Taken enemies.
Guardians, meet Zen Meteor, a new PlayStation-exclusive Exotic sniper rifle coming to @DestinyTheGame on April 12. pic.twitter.com/tZ122g3WGa— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 1, 2016
Perhaps most importantly, though, Bungie also revealed that Destiny‘s April update will increase the Light Level cap to 335, giving Guardians a little bit more room to grind their way out of the current ceiling of 320. Not to mention, for those fans of the title who wish to add an additional challenge to their gameplay while also making screenshots and recorded video streams look more appealing, Destiny‘s community manager David “DeeJ” Dague recently revealed it will be receiving a no HUD mode.
Circling back to the root of the matter, even though Destiny‘s Zen Meteor sniper rifle won’t be available to Xbox fans at first, it doesn’t mean that this will always be the case. After all, some of the game’s earlier PS4-exclusive content came to Xbox One, albeit with a sizable waiting period. At any rate, we will just have to exercise patience and see if Bungie goes on to offer up the new Exotic weapon to all platforms in the future.
What do you think about Bungie only offering the Zen Meteor Sniper Rifle to Destiny‘s PlayStation players? Do you believe developers might eventually make it available for Xbox consoles as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Destiny is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.