Destiny 2's Season of the Drifter is here and the update brings with it a few new Exotics, as well as a myriad of changes, a good few of those involving Gambit for Annual Pass players.
The new season, which kicked off this Tuesday, comes with two fresh weapons and three gauntlet pieces, with the latter class specific to Hunters, Titans and Warlocks.
The weapons include the returning Thorn hard cannon, which is a bit different this time around. And, according to Polygon, its attributes have already been datamined.
This weapon, the only one hidden in the collection, delivers an Exotic perk called Mark of the Devourer, which sees shots pierce a target and cause damage over time. When Thorn finishes enemies off, the remnants dropped to the ground can refill the magazine and make the Exotic even stronger.
The other new weapon is named the Arbalest, a Kinetic linear fusion rifle which happens to be the first of its kind in Destiny 2. The weapon comes with a perk called Compounding Force that allows it to launch slug rounds instead of energy blasts and deal excessive damage to enemy shields. It is still unknown how to get the Arbalest or if it's even in the game yet but it's sure to find its way to players this season.
As for the Exotic gauntlets, the Hunter's is the Liar's Handshake which boasts a perk called Cross Counter. When the arc melee ability is used, players will gain a buff to follow up with a counterpunch that also provides healing.
The Titan's gauntlets are called Stronghold and come with the Clenched Fist perk that gifts players increased movement speed when guarding with a sword. Additionally, guarding won't drain ammo and timely guarding (right as a player is getting attacked) dishes out some healing.
The Getaway Artist, which bears the Dynamic Duo perk, is available for the Warlock. Holding the grenade prompt allows players to consume their arc grenade and transform it to a powerful Arc Soul turret that follows them for a short period.
All of these Exotics could be found by completing random activities or killing enemies. They have an increased chance of dropping when powerful rewards are being received.
Bungie could hand gamers even more Exotics in subsequent patches but it's unlikely that they will do so until the Season of Opulence, which begins in June.