When Bungie first announced that they would be releasing Destiny Update 2.0 to pave the way for The Taken King, dataminers started licking their chops. As is typically the case with substantial Destiny updates, these new patches don’t just introduce changes to the base game, but they also contain databases for all of the new weapons and gear that will be added as well.
However, Bungie has wizened up to the ways of the Destiny miners, and they have been able to thwart some, but not all, of the dataminers efforts. For example, we have very little info about the weapons that will drop during King’s Fall, but we have seen some of the gear. Even so, we still know quite a lot about Destiny: The Taken King’s gear thanks to the 2.0 update, though, including a trio of exotics that may be the first class-specific weapons in the game.
Through the Destiny 2.0 Update datamining, fans have uncovered three new exotic weapons: the Ace of Spades exotic hand cannon, the Tlaloc exotic scout rifle, and The Fabian Strategy exotic auto rifle. As with any worthwhile exotic, each of the three weapons carries some unique perks, a few of which can be huge boons if used right. The Ace of Spades, for example, has a perk that pulls reserve ammo directly into the chamber after the player lands a precision kill.
Given a perk like that, it would be safe to say that all Destiny players will want to acquire the Ace of Spades, and by any means necessary. However, a clue within the weapon’s skill tree suggests that might not be possible. In fact, some are speculating that these three weapons are actually class-specific exotics, meaning only a member of a specific Destiny class can unlock them, or potentially even use them.
Now, this is all speculation at this point, but some think the exotics are class-specific because each of the weapon’s final perks features an emblem reminiscent of one of the three Destiny classes. The Tlaloc’s final perk, for example, uses the emblem of a Warlock. Moreover, the perks of each weapon (detailed below) seem to best suit one of the three classes – i.e. The Fabian Strategy favors in your face skirmishes like a Titan might.
Ace of Spades (Hand Cannon)
- TrueSight IS | QuickDraw IS | SteadyHand IS
- Firefly – Precision kills cause the target to explode
- High Caliber Rounds | Perfect Balance | Reinforced Barrel
- Maverick – Precision kills move one round from your ammo reserves into the magazine
Tlaloc (Scout Rifle)
- Smooth Ballistics | Accurized Ballistics | Soft Ballistics
- Eye of the Storm – This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower
- Hand Loaded | Armor Piercing Rounds | Injection Mold
- Overflow – This weapon has better handling, rate of fire, and stability while the wielder’s super is charged.
The Fabian Strategy (Auto Rifle)
- Smooth Ballistics | CQB Ballistics | Linear Compensator
- Life Support – Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health
- Extended Mag | Lightweight | Smallbore
- Front Lines – This weapon has increased handling, rate of fire, and stability when enemies are close
Taking things a step further, the bigger question then becomes whether or not these class-specific exotics are locked to a class or if the class can only earn them, and then share them among any classes. If, for example, players only have Titan characters, would they have no way to access the Ace of Spades or Tlaloc, but if they made a Warlock and then transferred the gun to their Titan over would that work?
It’s going to be one of Destiny’s bigger mysteries for a while, but it’s one that is worth considering. Bungie promised class-specific gear and quests when teasing Destiny: The Taken King, so it stands to reason these exotic weapons might be what they are talking about. Now, excuse us while we start leveling up a Hunter.
Source: Planet Destiny