Destiny 2 Blight Ranger Exotic Hunter disabled due to a 5x damage exploit

Destiny 2, the FPS MMO developed by Bungie, is available as a free-to-play game on many platforms and consoles.

In Destiny 2 you can explore a huge changing world either alone or with your friends. Throughout the map you will find multiple quests, raids, enemies, bosses, and more.

However, a Destiny 2 glitch related to the Blight Ranger Exotic Hunter helmet opened the door to an exploit that multiplies the damage dealt by any weapon by five times, which was breaking the game (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Bungie disabled the Blight Ranger Exotic Hunter due to the 5x damage exploit

The Destiny 2 ‘5x damage exploit’ has been around for a week now. During that time, many players have taken advantage of it to speed up their progress in the game (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

That said, once the Bungie team spotted the Destiny 2 5x damage exploit, they decided to disable the Blight Ranger Exotic Hunter helmet while they work on a fix.


However, this decision left players who used the helmet as part of their armor quite unimpressed.


Awwww I was just starting to have fun and be happy I picked the helmet 🪖 at the end of the campaign guess I will go farm those gauntlets..
Due to an issue…No Bungie Just no naughty bungie 😂😂😂😂 just as soon as they drop you watch lul oh well..

Wow another thing their disabling it’s a exotic it’s supposed to be more powerful is Luke Smith back or something. I was wanting this helmet for my Hunter but guess not.

The explanation of the exploit

The Blight Ranger Exotic Hunter exploit was based on activating the helmet’s ‘block and deflect’ ability at just the right time. The shot fired immediately after the deflection gained the 5x damage multiplier.

The exploit worked on any weapon, including powerful rocket launchers, turning them into mass-destruction weapons.


Buff Blight Ranger exploit

For those unaware, you can buff a projectile (rocket or grenade) to get a 5x damage multiplier if you time the super activation and deflect a random shot before your projectile hits the target.

Blight ranger increases projectile damage when you block with the super. When you pop, the animation blocks for you so if you shoot something like. The work or rockets etc, you blocked attacks immediately after shooting caused your whatever you shot to do 5X the damage we added tractor cannon for even more damage and boom

You can see more clearly the effect of the exploit in the following video:

There are no details on an estimated arrival date for the fix yet. We will update this story once new related events arise.

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