Destiny 2 TWAB: Bungie Reveals Upcoming Subclass, Plans to Improve Latency

Destiny 2 TWAB
Destiny 2 TWAB Bungie

In the recent Destiny 2 blog post, Bungie revealed more details about Strand, the newest subclass in the game to be introduced in the Lightfall expansion later this month. The company also shared some details about how it can improve latency when playing the game moving forward.

Weave Into Action

New Subclass: Strand
New Subclass: Strand Bungie

Strand is the newest subclass that you can choose in Destiny 2: Lightfall. The core premise of this subclass is to weave objects that can affect enemies.

Defeating an enemy affected by Strand unravels them, then disconnects their lifeforce from the Weave, thus creating a Tangle. The Tangle, in this context, is a swirling bundle of Strand fibers that damages nearby enemies when shot.

Regarding debuffs, there are a few terms related to the aforementioned subclass that you should be aware of, with the first one being “Suspend.” A suspended enemy is lifted off the ground for a short duration. While PvE enemies are disabled at this time, suspended players can still move slowly and fire their weapons at you in PvP.

The second term is “Unravel.” Enemies affected by this debuff cause threads to burst out of their bodies and attack nearby targets. Those who are hit also become unraveled, which is quite good when it comes to clear speeds.

And lastly, “Sever” is a debuff that essentially cuts an enemy’s grip on the material world. As a result, severed enemies deal less damage.

You can learn more about the new subclass here.

Lag Be Gone

Breakdown of Connection Changes Since the Start of Season 19
Breakdown of Connection Changes Since the Start of Season 19 Bungie

Destiny 2 is a competitive online first-person shooter and even a slight delay can cause you to lose a match. This has been one of the main problems experienced by the community since Season 19 started, so Bungie did some digging.

After investigating Valve’s Steam Datagram Relay (SDR) service, it turns out that there are new relays that were not configured properly. So, Bungie took them down last week for a more thorough investigation. According to the company, removing the problematic relays appears to have reduced latency for most people.

Bungie added that some hidden bugs that were causing latency issues should be fixed once Destiny 2: Lightfall launches on February 28.

Time for Some Prime Gaming

February 2023 Prime Gaming Bundle
February 2023 Prime Gaming Bundle Bungie

There is a new Amazon Prime Gaming bundle that you can claim right now that contains the following goodies:

  • Sunshot, Exotic Hand Cannon
  • Red Dwarf, Sunshot Weapon Ornament
  • Jotuneer, Exotic Sparrow
  • Ghost Projection
  • And an additional surprise

For those who are new to this, all you have to do is sign up for a Prime Gaming account and link it to your account. Once you’re signed in, just head over to the website and grab the bundle. It’s that simple!

Destiny 2 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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