What makes a gun in Destiny so memorable? Even after the first-person shooter genre has managed to exhaust its supply of making an assault rifle as iconic as Half-Life’s MP-5, Destiny still managed to deliver some…high-calibre gun love. Heh. The formula that made guns such as The Last Word, Monte Carlo and Universal Remote so beloved?
It’s that these weren’t just weapons, they were characters in their own right. You read the lore attached to Last Word and Thorn, and you delve into a legend that spans years of conflict as one lone gunslinger tracked down a corrupted Guardian and finished the job that his father couldn’t. It’s one of may stories, that made certain Exotics so popular on and off the killing field.
I haven’t had a chance to handle too many of Destiny 2’s Exotics, but I can easily say that Graviton Lance may be the one gun that sounds the best in action. Here’s what it looks like and some of it’s lore that comes attached to it:
So wait, that thing you found does…what?
It fires black holes.
No it doesn’t.
Oh yeah. It does. Actual, tiny, bullet-sized black holes.
Did you tell the others?
Only that I found some weird gun in some overgrown tunnel back on Old Chicago. And that my Ghost was all “THIS is why we were led here…”
Yours talks that way too?
What do you think?
OK OK, but the gun – Are you going to tell them?
In action, it’s a Pulse Rifle that spits out a trio of Void-damage rounds which can leave a target stricken with a sudden case of Baysplosions. If you’re into Pulse Rifles, it’s a decent weapon that can be used to clear a room quickly. Listening to it fire off round after round, is what makes it special. There’s an emphasis on the deepest of bass attached to each squeeze of the trigger. It’s like Dr Dre designed it.
You’ll only do your ears justice when you’re sitting with a decent headset on to get the full brunt of that bass, so hopefully you’re kitted out. I know I’m getting worked up over something that only appeals to a niche audience of audiophiles, but I live for stuff like this. It makes my world go round, to see or hear small details like this. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Graviton Lance again tomorrow.
Last Updated: September 5, 2017