Telesto, one of Destiny 2the oldest Exotics, again causing problems, but this time it seems intentional.
What initially seemed like an easter egg or just a joke on Tuesday morning turned into a complete Twitter takeover for the gun. It’s unclear exactly what this leads to, but it’s a meta-level joke we’ve never seen from Bungie.
For those unaware, Telesto has been a frequent issue for Bungie over the past few years. The weapon originates from the first Fateand came to Fate 2 in his Curse of Osiris expansion. It’s an Exotic Void fusion rifle that, instead of firing normal bolts after charging, fires small proximity mines that stick to the ground and walls. For some reason these mines created more weird bugs than anything else in Destiny 2‘s story, to the point where it has become a running joke.
Whenever something seems broken Destiny 2, people immediately joke that it’s Telesto’s fault. Those who’ve been around the Destiny block probably have a favorite Telesto bug that they remember fondly. For example, during the Abandoned era of Destiny 2, I fondly remember everyone pulling Telesto to their feet in the Blind Well activity. This, for some reason, made the activity progress bar progress extremely quickly, allowing you to ignore all enemies and get the rewards in just a minute or two. (A normal realization usually took more than 10 minutes). Why did he do this? Don’t look at me, man, it’s just Telesto.
So when Telesto started acting strange on Tuesday, everyone briefly thought it was just normal.
First, instead of firing his usual mines, Telesto started firing rockets into the sky.
Then, players discovered that the flare was an alternate fire mode for the weapon, and it appeared to belch black smoke when fired. It seemed a bit too elaborate to be just a bug, even for Telesto.
And so YouTubers, streamers and fans started coming together to try and “fix” whatever was going on. This mostly involved players shooting into the sky and claiming the random bolts looked like constellations, which then resulted in them trying to read horoscopes in an effort to solve a puzzle that wasn’t there. (Listen, we’re nearing the end of the season and everyone’s kind of desperate for some in-game excitement).
On Wednesday, Bungie broadcast a message throughout the game that simply said “Telesto” over and over.
This led to a further evolution of the gun. Gone is alt-fire mode, but mines now explode and fire small purple missiles – a reworked real-time weapon.
Finally, the official Destiny 2 The Twitter account was “taken over” by Telesto on Wednesday.
The account started tweeting as Telesto both to its subscribers and in response to other brands like Xbox. The account even changed its profile picture and banner to be Telesto themed. Bungie simply said it was working on a fix for the new Telesto “bug”.
Now, before you get too excited and start thinking horoscope readers were onto something, Destiny 2Cozmo’s Global Community Manager, confirmed that it is not a huge puzzle to solve. However, he stuck to the “we’re working on a fix” line, so he could be joking.
This all seems to lead to an emblem called Schrodinger’s Gun, which has been hidden in the game files for some time.
all i’m saying is this telesto puzzle better give us that emblem, given that bungie has created an alternate fire mode, effects and animation for the weapon pic.twitter.com/Xm8uC5XpSf
— Destiny Bulletn (@DestinyBulletn) November 9, 2022
While it might not be a hugely exciting puzzle that leads to an Exotic new quest, it’s certainly a cute way to engage players who have otherwise been checked out for a few weeks.
All of these Telesto quirks are still going on as of this writing, and we’ll update this post if any major developments occur.
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