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Destiny 2: Forsaken’s Edge Transit goof was born out of a bug, says Bungie

It’s all fun and games until the game is actually broken

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Since Destiny 2: Forsaken launched earlier this month, there has been something a bit ... off about some of the weapon drops. While players have been able to fill their collections with loads of new weapons, one weapon seems to be dropping more than usual. The new grenade launcher, Edge Transit, has been popping up more frequently than is wanted for players. While the player base has spent about a month making fun of this bizarre occurrence, the developer confirmed in last week’s This Week at Bungie that it is, indeed, an unintended bug.

Since shortly after the game’s launch on Sept. 4, players all over the Destiny subreddit and Twitter have been mocking the Edge Transit and its frequent appearance. The Edge Transit problem is so rampant in the game that you can find joke posts about it even when you’re looking for simple raid advice. One heroic player even photoshopped the entire Destiny 2 UI to appear as Edge Transits.

A raid guide that u/Echospawntwitch made, converted to be more meme than guide
Reddit u/Echospawntwitch

The drop rate has been so that players have speculated something may be off since day one. But it wasn’t so egregious that anyone assumed it was wrong. In the known issues section of its weekly blog, Bungie posted that the team started investigating the Edge Transit drop rate after players reported “aggressive drop rates” for the gun. Bungie was then able to confirm what we all knew already: Edge Transit is indeed broken, dropping way more than intended.

The big problem with Edge Transit’s broken drop rate is that the weapon isn’t bad enough to really goof about — and it’s not so great as to be exciting. Edge Transit is the definition of a mediocre weapon in Destiny 2, and it keeps taking up precious space in player’s inventories.

While Bungie is currently working on an issue for this fix, there is no exact timeline on when the update will become available.

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