If you've been spending some time in Destiny 2's PvP suite, you've probably noticed a drastic increase in the number of Stasis Titans running around the map. You've probably also noticed that your Guardian has been eliminated ridiculously quickly in these encounters by the new seasonal hand cannon Targeted Redaction.
There's a reason why, and that's thanks to players discovering that the Collective Action trait on this hand cannon can be used to take out an opponent with just two hits. That's a two-tap kill from a hand cannon, and no matter how high your resilience is, you can't escape death from a high-velocity one-two punch.
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As spotted by Fallout Plays, Collective Action grants a stacking period of increased damage when collecting elemental pickups, so Titan players have been using their Stasis subclass and the Tectonic Harvest Aspect to create these shards of Darkness energy. Combined with Elemental surge and Void weapon surge armor mods on their leg armor, and Titans can easily two-tap their way to victory. All a Titan has to do is make and break some ice when they need it, collect a shard, and activate the Collective Action buff.
Don't be too surprised if Bungie moves quickly to address this. The studio usually removes problematic weapons and armor mods from the game while it works out their kinks, although there's no word yet if this will be done before Trials of Osiris and the new dungeon go live after the daily reset.
For more on Destiny 2, you can check out Season of the Deep guides on how to easily farm the Last Wish raid for craftable weapons, how to get Salvage keys, and witness the return of Nathan Fillion as Cayde-6 in this teaser for next year's The Final Shape expansion.
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