‘Destiny 2’ Disables Telesto For What Is Possibly The Best Reason Yet
Another week, another issue brought on by Telesto, the Destiny 2 fusion gun that shoots bugs and malfunctions. Bungie has been investigating Telesto and its sticky bolts for years, and the community continues to find new methods to damage the game using the rifle after all this time.
Telesto has now been disabled in PvP and Gambit due to a new thing you can do with it, and what is it? This one is probably my favourite.
So, the new Telesto issue is that you can shot a teammate with the gun’s sticky bolts, and those bolts will work as body armour for your ally. As demonstrated in the video below, this can neutralise all damage from enemy players while they are linked, and it is rumoured that it can even tank Golden Gun super hits.
While this is fairly situational and impracticable, I suppose in a smaller scale 3v3 format like Trials, you could stick one buddy up and have them auto-win the first 1v1 they come across, giving your team an instant edge. Even if that only works on rare instances, it’s sufficient to deactivate the gun in PvP games for the time being.
The issue with Telesto is almost usually due to how its bolts were designed; unlike other munitions, they are actual objects that frequently count as…enemies that can absorb damage and trigger on-kill effects. We recently had a Telesto bug where you could quickly regain your super by blowing up Telesto bolts with a grenade or charged melee (or both? I’m not sure), triggering super regen mods. Not long ago, Telesto was doing double damage with a seasonal update. One of the original Telesto bugs was that firing the gun anywhere in the Blind Well and having the bolts explode quickly filled up the percent enemy kill metre, because each exploding bolt counted as an enemy killed.
But what about Telesto’s ally armour? That’s a first. There’s no indication on when it’ll be re-enabled, but I wonder if Bungie will ever simply remove it from the game owing to all the issues it’s caused. But, at this point, they’re mostly simply going along with the joke:
What is Telesto going to do next? Will its bolts begin to drop engrams? Counting as kills in order to boost your KDA? Who knows, but we certainly haven’t seen the last of the king of problems.