❘ Up to date: 2023-03-06T05:53:14
Destiny 2’s raid race for “The Root of Nightmares” could see major issues after players discovered a new bug when using the Grand Overture exotic machine gun.
Lightfall’s raid, The Root of Nightmares, is set to be released to Destiny 2 players on March 10, 2023. With the raid run so close, players have been preparing and researching the best possible load-outs to take with them. Raid runs have always been an exciting event in Destiny 2, bringing the community and viewers together to see how the best teams tackle everything Bungie throws at them.
In keeping with the momentous event, the rewards that Bungie is handing out are to the team that is able to complete the raid the fastest. This means players strive to grab that world’s first title, as well as the unique belt that comes with winning.
However, the world first run for The Root of Nightmares may be in jeopardy due to the several bugs that have been discovered in the release of Lightfall. Some of these bugs have involved the new Strand subclass, while others have highlighted the new Lightfall exotics. However, the newest bug contains an older exotic, The Grand Overture.
Grand Overture’s catalyst allows it to blind enemies with its missile blasts, making it a great weapon to defend yourself against powerful combatants. Players have discovered that when using another weapon with “Explosive/Timed Payload” in conjunction with the exotic, all payloads will blind enemies
This is an incredibly powerful effect, as blinding an enemy essentially renders them unable to fire their weapon. Therefore, blinding effects are usually uncommon and generally require an exotic or an ability to proc, but with the glitch in effect, even primary weapons are capable of blinding.
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This bug could easily jeopardize the world’s first race, as Contest Mode will give the enemies bonus resistance against guardians while also making them more lethal. Having a dazzling effect on hand at all times during an event like this can break the difficulty of the meetings and thus tarnish the first day experience.
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Bungie has yet to disable Grand Overture at the time of writing, meaning the bug is still available to all players. It is likely that the Destiny developers will look to disable the exotic in the coming hours, as they have already done so for other bugged exotics such as Winterbite.