Final Shape Artifact Preview, D&D Collaboration, Raid Race Details (T.W.I.D) TL;DR – Destiny 2

Bungie’s last “This Week in Destiny” blog post before the Final Shape expansion brought us some interesting details. It started with a warning that the new expansion actually went live on PS5, then was taken down, and players should be wary of leaks online. For those guardians that like collaborations, Bungie and Dungeons & Dragons are teaming up to bring some fantastical cosmetic options to Eververse.

Perhaps the juiciest piece of information we received in this blog post is the artifact mods for the first season of the Final Shape. As you might have suspected, most of them revolve around the new Prismatic subclass. We’ll copy the list of artifact mods below for your viewing pleasure.

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Anti-Barrier Pulse Rifle Your equipped Pulse Rifles fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Additionally, Pulse Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
Logic Reductor Weapons with the Radiolaria Transposer origin perk deal increased damage to Vex. Extends the duration of the radiolaria pools created by Radiolaria Transposer.
Elemental Siphon Rapid final blows with a Kinetic weapon or a weapon matching your equipped Super create an elemental pickup that matches your equipped Super.
Counter Energy When you or a member of your fireteam stuns a champion, you gain energy for your least-charged ability.
Prismatic Transfer When you cast your Super, each member of your fireteam with a Super type different than yours gains a bonus to weapon damage.
Unstoppable Sidearm Aiming down the sights of a Sidearm for a short time loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions. Additionally, Sidearms are always overcharged when the modifier is active.
Overcharged Armory Weapons with the Dealer’s Choice, Radiolaria Transposer, Collective Purpose, and Sundering Origin traits are always Overcharged weapons for you when that modifier is active.
Overload Sword Landing consecutive hits with a Sword you are wielding disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying ability energy regeneration, and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Additionally, Swords are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
Blade Stamina Rapidly defeating combatants with a Sword refunds some ammo.
Argent Blade While you have Armor Charge, dealing damage with a Sword consumes an Armor Charge and empowers your Sword for a short time, granting it bonus damage and energy charge rate.
Unstoppable Scout Rifle Aiming down sights of a Scout Rifle for a short time loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants. Strong against Unstoppable Champions. Additionally, Scout Rifles are always overcharged when that modifier is active.
Authorized Mod: Elemental Charge The energy cost of Elemental Charge mods are significantly discounted.
Creeping Chill Stasis weapon final blows against slowed or frozen targets release a burst that slows.
Void Hegemony While you have a Void or Prismatic subclass equipped, defeating weakened targets provides a small Void Overshield.
Expanding Abyss Void sources deal increased damage to weakened targets.
Overload Hand Cannon Landing consecutive hits with any Hand Cannon you are wielding disrupts combatants, stunning them, delaying abilities energy regeneration, and lowering combatant damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Additionally, Hand Cannons are always overcharged when the modifier is active.
Saint’s Inspiration Rounds loaded by the Cast No Shadows origin perk can overflow the magazine.
Press The Advantage Breaking a combatant’s shield grants increased weapon stability, handling, and reload speed. Swords gain increased guard resistance.
Radiant Orbs While you have a Solar or Prismatic subclass equipped, picking up an Orb of Power makes you radiant.
Shieldcrush While you have Woven Mail, Frost Armor, or a Void Overshield, your melee recharges faster and deals increased damage. While you have amplified or radiant, your grenade recharges faster and deals increased damage.
Anti-Barrier Submachine Gun Submachine Guns you are wielding fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions. Additionally, Submachine Guns are always overcharged when the modifier is active.
Winning Hand While using weapons with the Dealer’s Choice origin trait, combatant precision final blows or rapidly defeating combatants cause the target to explode, dealing Solar damage to nearby enemies. Having several equipped weapons with the Dealer’s Choice origin trait increases the effect of the explosion.
Threaded Blast Destroying a Tangle with a Strand weapon creates a larger and more damaging explosion.
Galvanic Armor While you have an Arc or Prismatic subclass equipped, incoming damage from combatants is reduced while amplified.
Transference Gain increased grenade and melee damage while transcendent. Weapon final blows while transcendent refund Light and Dark energy after Transcendence ends.

These can be very important for those gearing up for the World First Raid Race, which we also received some new information about:

Details

  • Contest Mode will be enabled for 48 hours.
  • You will need to be at 1965 Power Level to be at the cap through all the encounters.

Entry Requirements

  • Completing The Final Shape campaign and the Wild Card Exotic quest is a requirement to launch the raid, but only the fireteam leader must meet this requirement. A fair warning for any members of a fireteam who do not complete The Final Shape campaign before jumping into Salvation’s Edge—the raid contains spoilers.

Completion Criteria

  • We have changed the way we will track and recognize the World First completion of the raid. Fireteams will no longer be required to return to orbit to finish the race. The first fireteam to finish every encounter and loot the final chest will be declared World First and have their victory immortalized with Salvations’ Edge World First raid belts.

Other topics covered in this TWID, if you’re interested in reading them, are:

  • In-game emblems you can earn for watching the raid race on Twitch
  • Purchasing the metal art of the Pantheon bosses
  • Who won the Pantheon creator challenge
  • File sizes for Final Shape preload
  • Older items being deprecated from content vault
  • Game is ending support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems
  • Usual things like known-issues, artist of the week, movie of the week, etc.
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Kelson H.
Kelson H.

Kelson is a spud head from out west. He is most happy when holding a milky tea with too much honey and playing a sprawling role playing game or reading a fantasy novel. His video game tastes vary but his main genres are looter shooters, RPGs, and real time strategy games.

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