Destiny 2 Guide: Prometheus Lens Exotic Trace Rifle
The first major game expansion, Curse Of Osiris, has officially landed for Destiny 2, bringing in the ability to finally explore Mercury along with a host of gameplay tweaks long sought by the fan base.
In addition to an increase in the weirdly low-starting Destiny 2 level cap come new areas, new enemies, and more importantly: new exotic gear to distinguish your character!
Remember the Coldheart pre-order bonus tracer rifle from way back at launch? Now there's finally another major exotic in that category, and it's absolutely killer.
If you're lucky, you may just land the Prometheus Lens exotic trace rifle, which is currently outclassing all other weapons due to its odd firing mechanism. With its high base level requirement, you actually have a reason to work towards the new level cap as well!
Destiny 2 Prometheus Lens Stats
If the roll of the dice in the exotic RNG hell lands in your favor and you unlock this rare trace rifle, here are the base stats for the devastatingly powerful Prometheus Lens:
- 320 attack
- Requires Level 22
- Extremely High Range
- Extremely Low Impact
- High Stability
- Low Handling
- Rounds Per Minute – 1,000
- Magazine – 77
- Prismatic Inferno Ability
- Kills with this weapon return a fraction of the ammo used to the magazine
You might have noticed something rather odd in the stats on the Round Per Minute category. One major difference from your average rifle is that the Prometheus Lens fires a continuous beam in whatever direction you are facing instead of launching individual bullets, giving it a jaw-dropping 1,000 rating.
Obviously the Prometheus Lens exotic rifle chews through ammo extremely quickly since it fires a steady beam, but here's the kicker -- getting kills actually refills the ammo. That's already an awesome little perk, but it gets even better.
The Prismatic Inferno ability kicks this thing into overdrive, upping the damage the longer the Prometheus beam is fired. What this means is if you are aiming well and have a target-rich environment, you will be firing a long time, and everything will be dead.
The rifle excels against large numbers of weak opponents, but because of its long range, it can pretty much devastate anything if you manage to hit it for more than a second or two.
While those abilities and high damage are great for the average mission, it also means the Prometheus Lens tracer rifle is absolutely dominating in Destiny 2 PvP right now, perhaps to an unfair degree.
Reddit and various Destiny forums are absolutely ablaze on how unbalancing the weapon can be against other players with a ludicrously low kill time. You can expect a patch in the future to nerf the weapon as the angry hordes rise up against Bungie's lack of foresight on this exotic.
Of course, whether you actually manage to get the Prometheus Lens or not is currently up to the fickle hand of fate, as it's totally random (although the odds obviously increase as you get more exotic engrams).
With changes coming later this month to balance out the chances of getting high-end equipment, it seems a good bet Xur will eventually sell this amazing tracer rifle.
Special thanks to YouTuber CyberChaos for the screenshots above. Have you managed to get your hands on the Prometheus Lens exotic trace rifle yet, and has it become your go-to weapon of choice? Let us know in the comments!
Still need help with the rest of this ever-expanding sci-fi shooter? Be sure to check out even more Destiny 2 guides right here, and stay tuned as we cover every aspect of the Curse Of Osiris DLC that you need to know about. Here are some guides to get you started:
- How to get Hermaion Blossoms in the Curse of Osiris
- How to Get the Crimson Hand Cannon
- Lost Prophecy Verses Guide
- Destiny 2 Exotics and How to Get Them
- Destiny 2 Beginner's Guide
- How to Replay Story Missions
- Destiny 2 Clan Guide
- How to Unlock Challenges
- Activating Heroic Public Events
- How to Get the Kill Tracker Ghost
- What to Do at Max Level