Update: Destiny 2 community manager David ‘DeeJ’ Dague addressed Prometheus Lens within a tweet:
Destiny 2’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, is live, bringing an attempt of fun campaign content including a much-needed patch. Among other improvements and fixes, the coinciding patch included nerfs to problem PvP weapons such as Uriel’s Gift auto rifle and Last Hope sidearm. Yay! Or you cannot. Little did small children, the growth also added one of the most overpowered weapon during the good reputation for Destiny PvP: the Prometheus Lens, a new exotic trace rifle.
A sister weapon to Coldheart, the Prometheus Lens also fires a steady laser light. But instead of accumulating damage like Coldheart, that is certainly actually pretty weak in PvP, it generates a heat field around the point of impact that expands as Prometheus is fired. Getting kills for it also refills playboy, but the key point is usually that the beam’s damage is constant, because its fucking nuts.
Tim so i were to the receiving end of Prometheus using some matches the other day, and that we both had exactly the same reaction: absolute bewilderment. Prometheus kills from virtually any range in no seconds flat. It has the fastest time-to-kill from a kinetic or energy weapon. You merely cannot fight it. It can be, bar-none, one of the most overpowered weapon from the Crucible, and it also should be nerfed from orbit, like, today. Yesterday, actually.
Naturally, the Destiny subreddit is ablaze with Prometheus posts, along with plenty of evidence. Reddit user Vetoed provided this clip, which blew the starting whistle for just a barrage of justified complaints:
This Twitch vod from streamer iBLINKtv is even scarier:
Void titan-loving PvP expert The Destiny Fun Police also had been able bag a Prometheus of his very own, and seeing it actually in operation is just disgusting:
For reference, Prometheus feels even worse versus infamous Vex Mythoclast from Destiny 1, which had been quickly nerfed. Thankfully, Destiny YouTuber kjhovey preserved its stupidity inside of a highlight reel:
So yeah, Prometheus is capital-B broken as well as fixing. It’s single-handedly ruining PvP, and it’ll totally undermine the other Trials of Osiris weekend if left unchecked.