Update: 'Frankengun' Afterlife annihilate has been patched, achievement you had your fun

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Update: It was fun while it lasted, but Afterlife 2's advance rifles and armament launchers won't be announcement abroad like shotguns any more. A hotfix—the aboriginal of several—has disabled a alternative of frames and allowances on Alien and Allegorical crafted weapons, including "Osteo Striga, Afterlight Zero, Asleep Man's Tale, Asleep Messenger, Vexcalibur, and all three Alien chic glaives" Bungie has announced

"In a approaching update," says an in-game message, "we plan to alter the adulterine allowances on crafted weapons." 

Original story: It's consistently a claiming managing a anxiously crafted MMO sandbox, but Afterlife 2's abiding attempt for a meta no one will beef about has been actually angry on its arch by yesterday's analysis of Frankenguns. Acknowledgment to a crafting glitch, players accept been churning out blasphemous firearm chimeras to cook arrest administration in seconds. Bungie's taken it in stride,  acknowledging the cool fun of it all, but is additionally bound rolling out a fix to accompany all those absurd accoutrements to heel.

Destiny agreeable architect ancient elder Datto has a video highlighting the bearings and some standout anarchy guns, including assorted advance rifles battlefront grenades and a deluge of multi-stage administration crumpling like crate paper. The community's go-to admixture seems to be giving weapons the shotgun affection Advancing Frame. That advantage is amenable for those shotguns' advance of 12 pellets, and back activated to say, a armament launcher, you're all of a abrupt battlefront 12 explosives with every cull of the trigger.

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The anarchy began with a blow from user Xíngzǒu de hūxī on Chinese amusing arrangement Bilibili. While crafting weapons, they accidentally accumulated a advantage from the alien armament launcher Asleep Agent with the admixture burglarize Midha's Reckoning, bearing a weapon that could one-shot difficult Best enemies no sweat. That video was again aggregate to YouTube with annotation by Afterlife 2 agreeable architect Cheese Forever, which set off a chase to carbon the exploit.

It's adamantine to actuate who aboriginal absurd the code, but this video from Hyrna provides a step-by-step adviser on how to carbon the annihilate with the specific archetype of acceleration up on the Acquisitive Bend affection (you're usually bound to aloof one instance) on a distinct brand to actualize a bound apparatus able of ablution you center beyond a accustomed map with one swing. 

The annihilate seems to absorb finer juking the crafting menu, rapidly switching from one weapon to the added to get the splicing to occur, and is best calmly performed by capping Afterlife 2 at a low anatomy rate.

Bungie has declared that it will not ban or contrarily conduct players for glitching their guns, and the weekly, uber-competitive Trials of Osiris approach has proceeded as usual, blue accoutrements and all. In adjustment to accompany the bold aback bottomward to Earth, Bungie's rolling out two hotfixes: the first, set to be deployed afore the end of this weekend, will lock players out of application any crafted weapons, with a additional advancing after that will displace "outlier" crafted weapons instead of deleting them entirely.

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Overall, it doesn't assume like a bad weekend to be a Afterlife player: the Frankengun escapade are evocative of the game's abominable "Laser Tag" weekend back the ashamed trace burglarize Prometheus Lens took the bold by storm with its instant-deletion beams. 

I'm additionally afflicted with the fix Bungie has in store⁠—there was some anguish that the flat would accept to do a acknowledgment to booty affliction of the ashamed weapons—a displace to a abiding point afore the glitch's discovery. 

This admeasurement was aftermost deployed in adjustment to advice boldness a 20-hour blow and amateur progression bug in January, but additionally meant that anyone who played during the window amid account displace and the bold accepting shut bottomward absent their progress. Now it appears that the Afterlife association will get addition solid day of goofing off with baffled weapons afore a minimally invasive band-aid is implemented.

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Ted has been cerebration about PC amateur and aggravation anyone who would accept with his thoughts on them anytime aback he booted up his sister's archetype of Neverwinter Nights on the ancestors computer. He is bedeviled with all things CRPG and CRPG-adjacent, but has additionally covered esports, modding, and attenuate bold collecting. Aback he's not arena or autograph about games, you can acquisition Ted appropriation weights on his aback porch.

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