Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Introduced an Exploit?

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Destiny 2: Season of the Splicer was released just a week ago but it seems a new exploit involving a season pass weapon might be problematic in Crucible.

Every new season, players who get the season pass are treated with a new weapon from the get-go.

The Season of the Splicer rewards you with the Cryosthesia 77k kinetic sidearm. What’s special about this gun is that even though it is equipped with a kinetic slot, it can cause Stasis.

One of the unique things about the Cryosthesia 77k is “Liquid Cooling.” The perk states that when you kill a target using the weapon, it can hold a charged shot that will instantly freeze enemies after a successful hit.

Now, you can imagine how that particular perk can be exploited. And, what better way to do that than to use the Stasis subclass.

The Exploit

Twitch streamer @Joverrated_ did something that showcased how overpowered the new sidearm can be.

In a short video, they were harassing an enemy player in the crucible using Stasis skills and the weapon in question.

If you want to know how long the enemy stayed frozen, it was a full 26 seconds. This was done using a combination of Warlock’s Shadebinder skills and firing the Cryosthesia 77k’s charged shot.

“You can freeze someone in 5 different ways”, they tweeted.

Although he ended the said tweet by saying “Stasis is fine”, one cannot deny that doing what he did could be problematic for non-Stasis players in the crucible.

Just a few weeks after the release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the said subclass has made huge waves in the game’s PvP community.

Despite the game developer Bungie’s efforts in nerfing some things, there are still players having a hard time fighting the subclass

You see, the Stasis subclass is filled with crowd control abilities like freezing and slowing. Anything that hinders player movement can be quite annoying, especially when it is abused.

What’s worse is that the exploit found by the content creator may not be the only one this season. Hopefully, Bungie will take note of this and make necessary changes to make PvP more enjoyable for everyone.

What do you feel about the exploit? Do you think that it can change the PvP landscape or is it not an issue?

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