Hey everyone - HEXFYR_24 here.
So, Season of Opulence has been released, and with it, there’s a LOT of stuff to look forward to. Some of this is going to be about basic gameplay, but I’ve categorized it as ‘LORE’ because I’ve got some theories as to what is going to happen in SoO lore-wise. I’ll organize it as best I can.
The Hydra we kept on seeing in the trailer is - as Byf said - NOT Quria! Stop saying it is. Quria, Blade Transformed, is Taken - likely now aiding the curse in the Dreaming City. If Quria is aiding the Curse, then it couldn’t possibly be on the Leviathan at the same time - even despite the fact that Vex can teleport across entire solar systems in an instant. It’s just not possible.
SIVA (?Question mark?)
Due to some various key goings-on, which are listed below:
- We just got Outbreak Perfected from a House of Devils attempt to steal SIVA in the Tower.
- Eva Levante (or whatever the name is of the Cryptarch in the Farm) has a dialogue saying “Tell me… Did you find any signs of SIVA aboard the [Leviathan]” (That word is bracketed because I’m not sure whether or not that’s the verbatim of what she said.) Which implies that there could be SIVA on the Leviathan.
Could we be finding some SIVA on the Leviathan? There are some database findings that imply that there could be SIVA, and there’s some screens on the Tangled Shore that seem to relate to this.
Furthermore, in the video link above, it is shown that getting Outbreak does not make the transponder disappear, as if it still has a purpose. This is similar to the Awoken Talisman we find in the Forsaken Campaign - we can’t dismantle or delete it, but it still remains in our inventory until we use it to claim Wish-ender from Sjur Eido.
There could be another Exotic in play.
The ideas of Hawkmoon & Eyasluna
I have seen Youtubers and players alike blow their tops over the apparent “return of Eyasluna/Hawkmoon.”
If you haven’t a clue as to what I’m talking about, let me fill you in: In the trailer and art for SoO, we see a particular Hand Cannon appear in a Hunter’s hands, and again in the teaser loot table for the Season. This weapon has the same triangular barrel design, grip shape, and underbarrel laser as the Hawkmoon/Eyasluna HCs. People are exploding over this, as both HCs were powerful D1 rewards - Hawmoon being an Exotic with three random high-damage bullets, and Eyasluna being a Legendary capable of powerful perks and rolls.
This new hand cannon is freaking people OUT, but I personally don’t think it is either hand cannon. The gun shares components, yes, but calling it Hawkmoon or Eyasluna would be like claiming the Last Word to be the Ace of Spades - they both share Tex Mechanica parts and components, both have the same top rail and under-barrel bore (fun fact: an under-barrel revolver has less recoil because the barrel and bullet are closer to your hand than an over-barrel), but they both have key differences - Last Word uses fan-fire, and Ace of Spades uses the standard hand cannon trigger-fire (pull the trigger to pull back the hammer, pull the trigger further to release.)
So calling this new HC the Hawkmoon/Eyasluna is akin to saying that our Misfit auto rifles are actually Ether Doctors, or that our Thin Lines are actually Ten Paces, and so on.
Until I see it, I won’t believe it.
Yes! A new Exotic hand cannon that is coming with Penumbra! Teased just like Thorn was in Joker’s Wild, Lumina can be seen below all of the Season teasers and trailers on Bungie.net. This gun looks…
Different. It looks different. Not in a bad way, mind you, but it will be hard to mingle this gun into my Hunter’s color scheme of New Age Black Armory and Mad Monk.
But what of the peks? Hard to say. We only know the name right now, and the looks - so all I’ve got is PURE SPECULATION. Take everything with the world’s biggest grain of salt.
My guess is that, with all of these dark weapons appearing - Thorn, Arbalest (historically, Arbalests were crossbows that shot large bolts, so whenever you use this gun, I think you’re using a large EM field to cause a railgun-effect on a large metal bolt - similar to the science behind a Vandal’s wire rifle.) and, of course, the Gambit weapons - Lumina will be a weapon of Light (it’s name literally means ‘light.’)
So I’m guessing that it will have some sort of Catalyst to generate Orbs, as well as support-type perks (multikills heal the player/heal nearby allies/refresh magazine) I’m expecting it to be decent/powerful in Crucible, but as long as you move in a pack. I’m not imagining it to be some sort of replacement for Luna’s Howl/Not Forgotten.
So that’s it!
All of my expectations for SoO/Penumbra!