The Recluse SMG can't seem to catch a break as the popular gun gets another new nerf from the team over at Bungie for Destiny 2. This is the second time that this particular gun has seen a round of changes impacting how it performs in PvP, making some players upset since it was a pretty big reward after completing a season 6 Crucible PvP questline.
According to a recent blog post by Bungie, "Many doubted The Recluse when it was first announced, but it has since proved to be resilient to being squashed. Although the precision damage modifier did not actually improve the efficacy of the weapon at its best, it did allow for fairly mindless spraying to be just as good as concentrated aiming. After considering various options on what to do with it, the decision was made to remove that part of the functionality and preserve its activation methods. The alternative was leaving in an effect we believe to be too strong for a Legendary weapon."
Because of that feedback and their own approach to the weapon, here are the following changes made to the Recluse SMG:
- Changed the effects of Master of Arms:
- Removed the precision damage modifier
- Recluse will continue to receive a damage bonus from Master of Arms, but damage will not default to precision values when the perk activates
The studio promised that these changes were made smartly in preparation for a major "meta" shift coming up for next season. Other changes the latest patch will bring include:
- Changed the effects of Vengeance
- Removed the overshield granted from defeating an opponent that inflicted damage on you
- Increased PvE damage by +50%
- Ammo pulled from PvP crates has been increased to 4/6 from 3/4 from shared and solo Heavy ammo crates, respectively