Is the First Curse coming to Destiny 2?

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Destiny 2 has a new mystery, fueled by the release of information about the upcoming season of the chosen ones. While the season is packed with things to do and Bungie has done a great job of letting us know how much content is on the way, they also left us with a mystery to chew on.

On the main page of Bungie’s website for the upcoming season, an image teases an exotic quest. Details are redacted, but the Tex Mechanica symbol is clearly visible.

For those not in the know, Tex Mechanica is famous in the world of Destiny for several exotic weapons. The last word, the chaperone, the 4th rider, the prospector, and the huckleberry are all in the game. That leaves one, a single exotic hand cannon from the original Destiny that has yet to make its way to Destiny 2.


The first curse is that weapon, and in the good old days of Destiny, it was a doozie. The First Curse perk that gave the weapon its name increased range and stability if the player landed precision hits. This would be broken if the player reloaded but instantly restarted after scoring another precision shot. The First Curse was the exotic of choice for people who trusted their aim, no fancy turns or damage over time, just a mechanic that rewarded skills by allowing them to shine and dominate.

At the moment, it certainly looks like the first curse is returning, unless Bungie tries to throw a huge curve ball at us and plans to introduce a new Tex Mechanica weapon. It doesn’t seem likely, however, so we can all hope for the return of the First Curse.

It remains to be seen how exactly that will translate into Destiny 2, if it ever returns at all. While some older Exotics have just been transplanted into the game, others such as the Hawkmoon have been reworked in interesting ways.

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