Bungie revealed at its Future Showcase that each one of Future 2’s Mild subclasses — Arc, Photo voltaic, and Void — will endure a conversion to the Darkness/Stasis system over the subsequent 12 months. Only a few days later, the studio gave gamers their first take a look at the primary subclass getting up to date: Void.
The studio first revealed that gamers gained’t unlock a brand new Darkness subclass in The Witch Queen or any level earlier than Future 2’s 2023 enlargement, Lightfall — one thing inventive director Joe Blackburn mentioned on a Twitch stream an hour prior. Bungie additionally mentioned gamers gained’t unlock new Stasis Features or Fragments in Season of the Misplaced.
For the uninitiated, Stasis affords the standard class capability, soar increase, grenade selection, and melee capability. However gamers may select as much as two Features, which increase the subclass with new talents or functionalities — like letting Hunters maintain a button in midair to dive again to earth. Void 3.0 will work equally, however it seems like gamers will be capable of choose a number of Supers, reasonably than Stasis’ single-Tremendous possibility.
Additionally like Stasis, Void will get key phrases that outline it, referred to as “verbs” by Bungie. These work equally to Stasis’ “Gradual, Freeze, and Shatter” providing, and are buffs and debuffs that each one play into one another. For Void, the verbs are “Suppression, Weaken, Risky.” [Ed. note: Hey, Bungie — “suppression” and “volatile” aren’t verbs.]
Suppression is all about blinding and disabling enemies, stopping them from utilizing talents, or, for AI enemies, capturing in any respect. Weaken will increase the goal’s incoming harm and slows their motion. And Risky causes affected enemies to blow up after loss of life or after taking sufficient extra harm. Void Guardians may even have the opportunity apply an Overshield, invisibility, or Devour (a life-steal buff) to their allies.
Along with revealing the verbs, Bungie confirmed gamers a number of latest Supers and Features for every up to date class.
Nightstalker Hunters will get a brand new model of the Moebius Quiver Shadowshot, which at present lets gamers hearth a number of arrows. Within the Void 3.0 model, gamers will hearth two volleys of three arrows every. The arrows will search enemies out and tether them with a number of Void Anchors, which additionally flip them Risky.
A brand new Side for Nightstalker Hunters, Fashionable Executioner, may even flip the Hunter invisible and grant them Truesight every time they kill a Risky, Suppressed, or Weakened enemy. Nightstalkers may even Weaken enemies in the event that they use a melee assault on enemies whereas invisible with this Side outfitted.
Sentinel Titans will get a brand new Side and melee capability. Overwatch empowers the Titan’s Barricade with Void, giving the Titan and allies behind it a robust Overshield. Sentinel Titans may even obtain a brand new melee capability referred to as Protect Toss, which basically lets them act like Captain America outdoors of their Tremendous. The defend can ricochet between enemies, and the Titan will acquire some Overshield cost for every enemy it hits.
It seems like Warlocks may even see essentially the most distinctive modifications in Void 3.0. Pocket Singularity is a brand new melee projectile that tracks enemies and each pushes them out of canopy and turns them Risky when it explodes. Youngsters of the Outdated Gods is a brand new Side that summons a “sentient black gap” when the Warlock locations a Rift. The “Baby,” as Bungie calls it, will latch onto close by enemies like a Metroid, Weakening them and refunding grenade or melee power for Therapeutic Rift customers or well being for Empowering Rift customers.
Bungie elaborated additional on these modifications by saying that whereas many issues will change with Void 3.0, gamers ought to have extra choices to create new builds in addition to combine and match outdated talents. The studio gave some thrilling examples like Spectral Blades with Vanishing Step for Hunters, Ward of Daybreak and Managed Demolition for Titans, and Handheld Supernova and Devour for Warlocks.
Bungie promised extra reveals nearer to Void 3.0’s debut in The Witch Queen on Feb. 22, 2022.