A group of Destiny superfans forge a life size replica of the Raze-Lighter, the new exotic solar sword added to the game with The Taken King expansion.
While the release of Destiny: The Taken King, the first major expansion for Bungie’s hugely successful first person shooter, added plenty of new content to the mix for players to enjoy, it didn’t necessarily change the core experience that much. By and large, the gunplay/gameplay of Destiny was well preserved in its second year, save for one new addition: swords.
Since the launch of Destiny back in September 2014, gamers had been asking Bungie to expand upon the Sword of Crota mission included in the base game, and finally the developer agreed. Swords are now as much a part of Destiny‘s core gameplay as guns, melee attacks, and supers. In fact, swords have opened up new opportunities for players, including traversal options and ways to render enemy attacks moot.
That’s all to say that swords have become a big part of the Destiny experience and the new weapons have their fair share of fans. So much so, in fact, that one group of fans decided to make a life size replica of the Raze-Lighter, the solar sword added in Destiny: The Taken King.
The below image of the Raze Lighter comes by way of the Bungie Community Creations page, which highlights some of the most impressive fan creations based around Destiny. The page has brought us everything from detailed pencil drawings to replicas of popular Destiny guns. 3D Printing, for example, has helped fans recreate some of their favorite Destiny weapons with some snazzy new tech…and some expensive materials as well.
However, this sword replica is taking the more traditional route of forging, which is sure to help its authenticity. It also makes the replica into a real weapon, sure, but we hope that the fan who commissioned or who made the sword keeps it in a nice display case.
No matter how you might feel about Destiny as a game, it’s hard to deny that the fan base surrounding the experience is a fervent one. Heck, even as fans complain over a lack of content they continue to log regular (oftentimes daily) hours online. After all, who would take the time to forge a replica sword for a game they only “sort of enjoyed.”
Would you like to own a Destiny sword replica? Which weapon would you most like a replica of?
Destiny: The Taken King is out now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.