Destiny – The Interceptor To Be Nerfed In The Final Version Of The Game

The Destiny Beta has been live for almost 10 days and players have played thousands upon thousands of Strike missions and Crucible matches. Sadly the Destiny Beta is almost over as the Beta goes offline on the 27th of July.

The Destiny Beta hasn’t only given the fans a feel for the game but it has also given the developers a chance to make changes and tweaks before the game comes out in September.

Talking about changes and tweak, Bungie has been getting a lot of feedback from the community and they are listening to the fans. Fans have been complaining about the Interceptor and its overwhelming firepower. The vehicle is super effective against all types of enemy attacks, except the Super Charge ofcourse. Bungie is well aware of the Interceptor’s effectiveness and has said that the Interceptor will be nerfed in the final version of the game.

Crucible Moon

In Bungie’s Weekly Update, Designer Derek Carroll talked about the Interceptor:

“The Interceptor is a tank and should be treated with respect, but the Sandbox team made some tweaks to reduce the ‘apocalyptic firestorm’ factor a bit. The largest change is a lower rate of fire, with an additional delay between shots. This encourages the pilot to take aimed shots instead of just spamming rockets. More subtle changes include reducing the rocket blast radius, and shrinking the “arming shape” that allows the rockets to airburst on flying targets.

“Even with these changes, we felt that having two of them on First Light is less interesting than having a single Interceptor for both teams to fight over. At the start of each match, each team is given a single Pike, with another neutral Pike up for grabs. Additional Pikes will respawn throughout the match near the Control Zones. The Interceptor will spawn on a delay.”

The Beta has helped Bungie in many ways. It has helped them with weapon balances, vehicle balances, in-game problems like the lag spikes, hit detection issues and the melee lag. The upcoming Moon event which will unlock the missions on the moon will also be a test for Bungie. Players can now download the Destiny Beta without a redeem code and now that the Beta is available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Bungie can fully test their online infrastructure and see how it holds up during heavy traffic.

Destiny comes out on the 9th of September and it will be available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Abdullah Raza


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