Bungie is dealing with another wildly overpowered Destiny 2 weapon. The developer has pulled the Telesto fusion rifle from all activities after players discovered an exploit that lets them rapidly charge their character’s Super ability. All you had to do was shoot at the floor while using an Ashes to Assets armor perk and toss a grenade at the projectiles (destroying them counted as kills) to make them recharge your Super ability. Oops. You could launch very powerful attacks seconds.
We don’t know when Telesto will be back, but hopefully there’s a fix soon (maybe around the game’s Tuesday reset). The timing stinks though. The weekends-only merchant Xur was selling Telesto right up until Bungie pulled it, and the first of three Iron Banner competitions this season is running until October 22nd. It was easy to get the rifle, and there was a strong incentive to play dirty. But that’s how it goes.
These incidents are rare, but they highlight the play balancing problems that modern game developers face when they frequently have to cope with numerous game modes and tons of equipment combos. But few imbalances rarely reach this level. Hopefully a fix is coming. Gamers are caught in the middle.