Players discover Destiny 2’s Telesto is broken again and believe this could be the start of a community event

After yesterday’s weekly reset in Destiny 2, players found that Telesto, an exotic fusion rifle that broke more times than anything else in the game, is now broken again. However, it appears Bungie intentionally broke the weapon, causing it to spark, smoke and emit a mysterious signal that players are convinced is related to a community event.

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What is the Telesto bug in Season of Plunder?

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Once you update Destiny 2 to the latest version, you can equip Telesto and load it in any location where it is possible to shoot a gun and find that it will start smoking and sparking. Then when you fire the gun, it shoots its usual blast of purple projectiles. Now, however, they slowly move away from you in a specific pattern before flying into the sky and exploding like fireworks.

You can repair Telesto by holding down the reload button or by firing enough times that your Guardian reloads manually. After that it fires normally. However, every time you fast travel or move to a new destination, you’ll find the weapon broken again until you repeat this process.

Players are trying to figure out why Telesto is broken, and most agree it must be tied to a community event. The general consensus is that the patterns are constellations associated with the Season of Plunder that can mark a location on some kind of star map. Telesto also flashes if not fired before being repaired, and some players believe this could be a message hidden in Morse code.

At the start of the season,, a database working with the Bungie API, uncovered the triumphs of an event for Destiny 2 Season of Plunder. This season ends in just over 30 days, leaving very little time for this event. It’s possible that Bungie broke Telesto this week to give players time to learn about the event through collaboration before it begins its reset next week. It would also be a good time as the Festival of the Lost was just coming to an end.

Telesto being broken is nothing new for longtime Destiny 2 players. The weapon is unique because it fires a series of projectiles that explode shortly after attaching to a surface or enemy. Each projectile is counted as an individual element, which has caused many problems and exploits in the past. Bungie is almost certainly using the gimmick of how broken this weapon is perceived to get players to engage with an upcoming reveal to the community. Players discover Destiny 2’s Telesto is broken again and believe this could be the start of a community event

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