Adept Raid weapons in Destiny 2 currently serve little to no purpose outside of collection incentives, as their regular versions that can be crafted are far superior in every way. Today that all changes, as Bungie announced in their latest TWAB that the upcoming Lightfall DLC will see the Adept Raid weapons get a massive upgrade.
You can ake a look at what the developers had to say regarding the improvements in an excerpt from the blog post right down below.
What about Adept raid weapon viability?
As it stands, crafted base raid weapons are flat out better than Adept raid weapons. We’re not happy with this current state and have changes coming in Lightfall that give the new Lightfall raid Adept weapons access to enhanced perks (note that this is not going to be full, freeform crafting). It’s a little complex, so please look out for more information to come when we’re a little closer to Lightfall’s release.
This is both excellent and bad news for the present and future of Destiny 2. It’s great for the game’s future, as Adept Raid weapons desperately needed some form of upgrade, and adding Enhanced perks to their pool was a good call to make.
Unfortunately, this is bad news for the present, as it implies that the Adept Raid weapons currently in the game will continue to have no purpose whatsoever. This includes the weapons from the Vow of the Disciple and King’s Fall Raids. Vault of Glass is an exception, as their Adept guns are better because a player cannot craft the standard version of the weapon.
The only other downside to this announcement (aside from what we just mentioned) is the fact that players will have to wait until mid-April to have a chance to obtain these new and improved Adept weapons.
We’ll be sure to discuss further on this topic once Bungie releases more information in future TWABs. Along with the recent TWAB info, be sure to check out our guide on The Rumored Treasure Map, as well as recent news updates on changes coming in Season 19 of Destiny 2.