Weird Destiny 2 Bug Allows Exotic Weapon To Deal More Damage At Higher Framerates

More FPS equals more damage, at least in this case

By Zuhaad Ali
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Destiny 2 has been known to have its fair share of strange bugs and glitches, just like many other titles. Some of these glitches can lead to unexpected outcomes; like the case where players could use the animation of one weapon on another.

Recently, Destiny 2 has been plagued with bugs and glitches tied to the in-game framerate. And it looks like a new bug has been discovered that allows a certain exotic weapon to deal more damage with higher framerates.

This was originally discovered by Cheese Forever, who is a well-known YouTuber for posting glitches and exploits for Destiny 2. The exotic weapon in question is Leviathan’s Breath, a Void bow in the heavy slot.

According to the video, the exotic bow deals more damage to bosses at higher in-game framerates, which is actually the opposite of what has happened in the past. Previously, it was reported that incoming damage was based on the player’s FPS; the higher the framerates, the more damage you will take.

Destiny 2’s Leviathan’s Breath Does Extra Damage at Higher FPS

We did some testing and found out that this is true and the weapon is in fact doing a third tick of damage out of thin air, at higher framerates. Now, having more frames actually helps you out instead of hurting you. Cheese Forever pointed out that this extra damage only happens if your framerate is above 160.

However, from our testing, it seems the weapon can deal extra “ghost” damage even if you have 60-70+ FPS. The amount of damage the third tick does is equivalent to the explosion/blast damage.

That means anything below 55 FPS, will not be able to take advantage of this when using the Leviathan’s Breath. You can check out our video below, where we test the weapon at different framerates.

As we mentioned above, this isn’t the first time something like this happened in Destiny 2. Just recently, players found out that the new exotic heavy glaive – Winterbite, is also doing extra damage out of thin air, making it the go-to option for boss DPS in raids. Bungie hasn’t commented on this bug at the time of publishing this article.

Speaking on exotics, it’s been made official that Destiny 2’s Season of the Deep (season 21) will feature a list of exotic weapon upgrades and quality-of-life changes. You can check out the complete list here.

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