Destiny 2’s Gun Meme Is Now Real In Witch Queen Exotic Ques
In the Destiny 2 community, a popular meme makes players react to big, scary villains and deadly space gods with a simple message: I’m going to turn you into a gun. This meme has many variants, but the general idea remains a popular joke among players. Now in the new witch queen add-on, Bungie leans into the tricks and lets people turn one of the franchise’s most significant enemies into an incredibly powerful grenade launcher.
Over the past few years, Bungie has gotten a lot better at storytelling in Destiny 2. Gone are the days when you had to read about all knowledge on the website or app. Destiny 2, the game itself, now features complex and engaging villains and heroes. And the latest extension, witch queen, is one of the best parts of Fate that Bungie has ever created, corresponding to the highs of things like Taken king or Forsaken.
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However, no matter how big the villain or storyline is, the community is always quick to pull old meme that turns you into a gun. In the most significant final quests and boss battles, Fate ends up dropping some loot, and some of that loot is directly related to the giant nasty monster or villain you and your fireteam just defeated. So as you complete new expansions or quest lines, it feels like you’re turning unkillable gods into a fun new weapon. It’s never fun to explain a joke, but I’ll go.
SPOILERS FOR DESTINY 2: WITCH QUEEN ARE BELOW!
As is often the case in Fate DLC, you will unlock many new activities and missions after you complete the expansion’s main storyline. One of these new exotic quests, Of the Queen and the Worms, has you traveling through the new Throneworld zone, exploring Lost Sectors and killing enemies. All the while, you’ve been carrying the former Hive Worm Savathun with you. Ancient worm, who once bestowed power on the Witch Queen through a bond with the worm gods on the queen’s home planet, was removed from Savatún by Queen Mara and now interrogates the host before revealing practical secrets regarding future generations threats facing the galaxy. Mara makes a deal with a worm that provides him with a mighty host. Worm and the other players in the game assume that Mara refers to herself.
But it’s all a big trick.
After completing several challenging missions to collect energy for a pesky worm, you bring a nasty little bug to the altar, where Mara uncovers the trick. Instead of shoving the worm inside herself, she uses cosmic magic and pushes it into a cool-looking exotic grenade launcher. Threatening to rip him out of the gun and kill him, Mara and the rest of us learn essential information about Savantoon and the Witness. I would explain it here, but if you care about Destiny 2 lol, you already know. And if you don’t care, you won’t understand a damn thing from what the worm said.
(You probably don’t understand much of what I’ve written so far. Sorry about that. Thanks for reading anyway!)
Oh, and an exotic grenade launcher! This is very good! I enjoy it. The weapon known as the Parasite shoots explosive worms, which deals a large amount of solar damage, which is very useful against large crowds of enemies. I have used it a lot, although I rarely use heavy exotics.
It’s funny that after so many years of fan talk about weaponizing monsters, Bungie has come up with a whole quest chain that culminates in players being able to do just that. This is another reason I enjoy witch queen and Fate this last season. However, to be clear, I still think the removal of old Bungie content and story missions is terrible and prevents new players from getting into the game.
But. I also got a new, powerful weapon that shot worm bombs and was created by crushing an evil ancient bug in a pistol with space magic. It’s hard not to have a good time doing stuff like that.