A flawed Destiny 2 exotic is an efficient boss killer
The Tessellation Exotic Fusion Rifle in Destiny 2 is affected by a glitch that causes excessive damage through a easily reproducible glitch mechanic,...
The Tessellation Exotic Fusion Rifle in Destiny 2 is affected by a glitch that causes excessive damage through a easily reproducible glitch mechanic, similar to previous Exotic weapons.
Fusion rifles, including exotic variants such as Jotunn and Telesto, have become popular in Destiny 2 due to their high damage output and versatility.
Cheese Forever, a YouTuber for Destiny 2, showcases a glitch involving the Tessellation where players can generate highly charged shots by swapping grenades, resulting in a higher damage output compared to other powerful exotic weapons.
Another exotic weapon in Destiny 2 is exhibiting faulty behavior, with the Tessellation fusion rifle causing excessive damage due to an easily reproducible glitch. Veterans will recall instances where exotic weapons would have glitches, resulting in absurd amounts of damage or instantly filling up an entire Super energy bar. In most cases, these glitches required players to employ various tricks to activate the game-changing effects. However, the developers at Bungie have consistently implemented significant corrections to address these issues before they could significantly impact the balancing of Destiny 2.
Among the plethora of weapons and subcategories in Destiny 2, fusion rifles occupy a special place in the current meta. These weapons utilize special ammunition and deliver moderate to high damage at close to medium ranges, often comparable to shotguns in combat scenarios. Thanks to several balance patches in recent years, fusion rifles have become highly popular in every game mode, with exotics like Jotunn becoming a staple in PvP, while weapons like Thousand Voices and Vex Mythoclast have dominated the PvE meta for extended periods. When it comes to glitches with exotic fusion rifles, one must not forget to mention Telesto, a weapon in Destiny 2 that has gained notoriety due to the multitude of glitches it generates.
Bungie has announced that players who pre-order The Final Shape will receive the Tessellation exotic fusion rifle as a bonus. Shortly after its arrival, this weapon caught the attention of the Destiny 2 community, as canceled pre-orders did not remove it from players' inventories. However, a new glitch, demonstrated by Cheese Forever, a prolific YouTuber for Destiny 2, shows how the weapon deals more damage than some perfectly equipped heavy weapons. The player demonstrates how an Arc Warlock with Stormcaller can swap their equipped grenade to generate highly charged shots until they run out of ammunition.
The unique feature of Tessellation is to consume the energy of a charged grenade to activate its exotic perk and deal heavy damage, with a percentage of grenade energy refunded for each kill. Cheese Forever showcases the glitch that allows players to consistently deliver high-damage shots, surpassing the DPS performance of other damage-oriented exotic weapons like Izanagi's Burden and the community-favorite Hothead rocket launcher. Tessellation is not the first pre-order exotic weapon to encounter a glitch, as Quicksilver Storm has already kept the developers of Destiny 2 on their toes.
It is unclear when a concrete solution to address the problems plaguing tessellation will arrive. However, players can likely expect the weapon to be disabled before the "World's First" race for the returning Crota's End Raid in Destiny 2. The upcoming raid will go live on August 1st and will feature renewed rewards, as well as the return of the popular exotic auto rifle, Necrochasm.
Destiny 2 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.