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Bungie reveals the fate of Destiny 2’s Year One weapons, random rolls

Players will be able to earn some old guns with new perks

Destiny 2: Forsaken - a Guardian shooting enemies in the Gambit mode Bungie, High Moon Studios/Activision
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In this week’s This Week at Bungie, the studio revealed the fate of Year One weapons. Many Year One weapons and armor will be retired in Destiny 2’s second year, making them completely unavailable to players who haven’t earned them yet. Players eager to have everything in their inventory only have a few weeks left to complete their collection.

Bungie clarified which weapons and armor will be retired in September. The Year One weapons and armor will be removed from Vanguard, Crucible, Gunsmith, Meditation, Trials of the Nine, and Iron Banner vendors when Forsaken is released. The emblems given out by the Gunsmith, Meditation, and Cayde-6 stashes will also be made unavailable. Cosmetics and seasonal rewards for Vanguard, Crucible, Trials, and Iron Banner vendors are also entering retirement.

While all the other gear mentioned above will be retired, everything will be replaced with brand new weapon and armor sets in Forsaken. However, these new items will be part of the random roll system, which causes weapons to come with different perks each time they’re acquired. Included in the random roll system are also a few fan-favorite weapons that are set to return in Year Two, Bungie revealed.

While not mentioned by name, an image of Better Devils accompanies the post. The weapon is widely viewed as one of the best handcannons in Destiny 2. This, of course, suggests that players will be able to earn a randomly rolled Better Devils once Forsaken is released. The post also confirms that vendor weapons will have random rolls, meaning that players eager to fish for that perfect gun can do so fairly reliably.

Finally, Bungie reiterated that players will be able to infuse their Year One guns up to Year Two power levels throughout Forsaken.

Players who wish to get any of those items will need to collect them before Sept. 4, when Forsaken is released. However, these are the only items being retired from Destiny 2 that we know of — each planetary vendor will continue to offer their own weapons and armor.

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