Destiny: The Taken King – What Are Exotic Weapon Blueprints?

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Bungie has revealed more about exotic weapon blueprints. Read the latest details here.

While Destiny fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Destiny: The Taken King expansion, there have also been some negative feelings about Bungie’s recent choices regarding weaponry. While the expansion is expected to release new Exotic gear and a slew of new weapons, their decisions to not allow upgrades to older weaponry and to nerf current top-tier weapons have received mixed reactions at best.

While Destiny: The Taken King is just around the corner, Bungie still has a lot to reveal, and subsequently released a teaser trailer today highlighting bits and pieces of the new expansion. Amongst them is a single image that brings up a lot of questions about Bungie’s plans for Exotic weapons.

The following screenshot is taken from the Destiny: The Taken King Reveal Teaser, and is only on-screen for a moment. However, the details on-screen are intriguing for collectors of Exotic weaponry. The menu is dedicated to Exotic Weapon Blueprints, and Year 1 Exotic primary weapons are visible on screen, but Year 2 weapons are also making an appearance, categorized under primary, special, and heavy. Only a few weapon silhouettes are viewable, and no additional information has been provided, leaving a lot of questions up to be answered about Year 2 Exotics.

For example, the PlayStation timed-exclusive weapon from Destiny: The Dark Below, The 4th Horseman, is organized under Year 2 weapons. Since it’s already been made available to players, the reasoning behind this isn’t clear, unless players who missed out on it the first time around will get another chance during Year 2. Furthermore, no answers have been provided yet on how blueprints will work for exotic weapons, and what it might mean for players who have duplicates of Exotic weapons. There’s a chance that Bungie is answering the woes of limited vault space by allowing Guardians to build exotic weapons from saved blueprints on the fly, but there’s no way to be certain just yet.

Destiny The Taken King Teaser Trailer Screenshot Exotic Blueprints

While responses to Xur selling the soon-to-be nerfed Gjallarhorn have been mixed, the idea of new exotics to look forward to and the possibility of being able to use them without taking up vault space is enticing. Bungie will be detailing The Taken King during a Twitch stream reveal tomorrow at 11 AM PDT, so fans can expect to learn more about the expansion in general then. With any luck, Bungie will shed some light on these Exotic Weapon Blueprints, but for now, all we can do is speculate.

Do you have any theories about what the Exotic Weapon Blueprints will entail for players? Think you know what the difference will be between Year 1 and Year 2 weapons? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Destiny: The Taken King is set to release September 15, 2015 on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.