Okay, who’s ready to go down the rabbit hole via a short detour to Japan? Last week, we talked about what I’m pretty sure were the longest balance change notes PC Gamer has ever encountered in the form of a 9,000 word edition of this week on Bungie. Among all the buffs, nerfs, and general geeks (graphs!) Of how in-air accuracy is calculated, there was a bullet point list of exotic weapons with their new ‘Airborne Effectiveness’ stats. The last post was: [REDACTED] 29.
Bungie likes to use ‘redacted’ when teasing upcoming content, but in this case – as seen by the always eagle-eyed scout at. r / raidscrets– In the Japanese version of the post, the post was no longer edited. Instead, Kanji was translated to: ‘Treadmill’. AND Destiny 1 players will know that Trespasser was an exotic side arm from the Rise of Iron expansion. Interestingly, the 29 airborne efficiency statistics would stand in line with redacted as a primary weapon. So a new exotic side arm makes sense. But the evidence does not stop there.
Not sure, but here’s a screenshot of it as well as evidence pic.twitter.com/g2qki5J83nApril 27, 2022
Of course, there can be errors with locations, especially long ones, but as mentioned in the tweet above, the kanji used in Bungie’s post was a perfect copy of how Trespasser was previously shown in the Japanese version of Destiny 1. The Japanese blog thickens the plot further. the post has since been directed to read C “which I am sure is the correct translation of edited in parentheses.
So can we safely say that Trespasser is heading back in season 17? Probably! Other reasons to think it probably includes the fact that the Iron Banner event will get a renewal next season, and as already mentioned, Trespasser came from the Rise of Iron Iron-themed expansion. Likewise, there are numerous hints in the doctrine this season, where we will soon have to deal with the return of the warm-hearted Rasputin, and the opera-loving AI overlord also played heavily in the Rise of Iron era. Finally, Trespasser was given to the guardian by the hunter scout Shiro-4, who also served as a salesman in Rise of Iron.
Am I excited about using Trespasser again? Maybe! It is fair to say that the gun was not a meta, even when it first arrived, and side weapons remain one of the least beloved types of weapon sheets in the game. (Although I maintain that Traveller’s Chosen and Rat King are both superbly exotic if you build for them.)
The original version of the gun’s exotic feature read: “Recharging after a kill makes the next eruption a longer, more powerful super eruption.” That superburst had strong ‘Robocop at the gun range’ vibes, but in a world where weapons like Gjallarhorn and Ice Breaker existed, it was hard to justify using your exotic castle on a side arm, no matter how cool it was.
For that reason, I would expect Trespasser to be significantly reworked if it returns, in the same way that things like Thorn, Hawkmoon and Vex Mythoclast have got glow-ups in the form of significantly more complex functionality. Season 17 of Destiny 2 starts on May 23rd, so we should know more soon enough.
Thanks to Houndish for the tip.