The Fate 2 Vesper of Radius Exotic Warlock’s chest armor has been disabled, Bungie tweeted, apparently due to interoperability issues with Fate 2 Skyburner’s Oath An exotic scout rifle that caused accidental damage to the explosive Arc in FPS game.
“Due to an issue where Warlock’s exotic Vesper of Radius could cause enemies to explode, it has been disabled until a fix is implemented,” the Bungie Help Twitter account tweeted.
However, Bungie’s wording of the problem confused guardians. The exotic piece of armor is designed to cause enemies to explode in some cases. The Destiny 2 armor preview was released on May 10 the day before Destiny 2 Season of the DeepThe May 23rd launch detailed the changes to Vesper of Radius effects that players can expect in the new season.
“Your cracks emit an Arc shockwave every 5 seconds that deals (200 in PvE and 70 in PvP) damage. Enemies hit by these shockwaves explode, dealing an additional 100 damage, and if you have the Arc subclass, blind nearby enemies as well,” the blog post reads.
However, it appears that after the update, Guardians using Exotic Armor with Skyburner’s Oath Exotic Weapons experienced unwanted effects. Perhaps the problem was the pistol advantage, the Slug Rifle.
“This weapon fires explosive projectiles,” reads the Skyburner’s Oath weapon bonus text. “When you aim down, the slugs move fast and straight. When you shoot from the hip, the explosion is more powerful and applies Scorch to the target.”
Combined with the armor, this seems to have caused the weapon to become overpowered. Reddit user Hawkmoona_Matata posted a video stating that Bungie has disabled armor due to Skyburner’s Oath interaction, and the unintentional mega explosions are pretty funny to watch.
While Bungie hasn’t directly confirmed that this is an issue with the armor, it seems likely that this is what caused the development team to disable it. It is unclear if the armor caused interaction with any other weapons.
Bungie did not declare how long it will take to integrate the patch. Unfortunately, Vesper mains may have to wait until the next patch to use their favorite, newly reworked piece of armor again.
While Destiny 2 Season of the Deep is now in full swing, Bungie has already started teasing Destiny 2 The Final Shape release date and narrative elements designed to tie together a storyline spanning ten years multiplayer game. But with many months to go before DLC releases, you’ll have plenty of time for any Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotics you might have missed out on the game’s latest campaign content.