Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 – I Cannot Wait To Buy This Stupid-Huge Gjallarhorn Nerf Gun

Nearly each week brings one thing new to Destiny 2, whether or not it is story beats, new actions, or fascinating new mixtures of parts that allow gamers devastate one another within the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly have a look at what is going on on on this planet of Future and a rundown of what is drawing our consideration throughout the photo voltaic system.

Again in December, Bungie celebrated the corporate’s thirtieth anniversary with a Future 2 enlargement that had all types of enjoyable goodies in it. There have been weapons and armor that referenced Marathon, Fantasy, Oni, and naturally, Halo. There was the hilarious Dares of Eternity game show, hosted by Xur and an unfathomable horse from past the cosmos. There was the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, taking part in on Future nostalgia whereas expertly trolling the player base. And there was Gjallarhorn, Future 2’s most iconic gun, an overpowered golden rocket launcher that fires missiles that explode into enemy-seeking bombs.

Loads in regards to the thirtieth Anniversary pack for Future 2 was unexpected–including Gjallarhorn–but Bungie took that shock a step additional. While you earned Gjallarhorn within the recreation, you bought an e-mail telling you that you could possibly additionally personal it in actual life. Someday in 2022, the e-mail mentioned, gamers who earned Gjallarhorn in Future 2 would have an opportunity to purchase a Nerf Blaster reproduction of the rocket launcher. Lastly, that point is now.

It is not information {that a} Nerf gun model of a rocket launcher was on its means, and technically, the gun is not on its means simply but; preorders that open up on July 7. Nonetheless, the gun is lastly one thing greater than the immaterial alternative to buy one thing at a later date. Bungie revealed a blog post this week that included interview questions with members of the Nerf and Bungie groups accountable for making the Gjallarhorn, and it got here with some pictures of an actual human particular person truly holding the factor.

And, really, this Nerf gun is ridiculous.

I didn't truly understand the perfection of the Nerf Gjallarhorn until I saw this picture from Bungie, displaying that it is comparable in size to an actual child. Credit: Bungie.
I did not really perceive the perfection of the Nerf Gjallarhorn till I noticed this image from Bungie, displaying that it’s comparable in dimension to an precise youngster. Credit score: Bungie.

Seeing this factor with some context exhibits simply how huge it truly is. The Gjallarhorn is 4 toes lengthy. It is greater than most youngsters. We do not know the way a lot it weighs however I’d guess that if it falls on you there is a important likelihood of great damage.

I would like it so dangerous.

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Just a few different key items of knowledge: the Nerf Gjallarhorn requires batteries as a result of the scope lights as much as higher mimic what you see within the recreation. It additionally absolutely slides open whenever you reload it, identical to within the recreation. And as a substitute of firing a single dart, it fires a “shell” of three bigger “MEGA” darts, to raised copy the gun’s Wolfpack Rounds, that are common rockets that explode right into a bunch of little tiny bombs that chase enemies round.

I hold studying this and I can’t bodily comprehend what a Nerf gun shell appears like or how it may be a dart that launches a bunch of smaller darts. Nevertheless, that is in all probability as a result of I’ve not had want to understand how a Nerf gun works for roughly 20 years. And now I do. As a result of I am shopping for this one.

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One other necessary query I will must reply: The place the hell am I going to place this factor? It is going to want a dang wall mount. I dwell in a Los Angeles residence, they are not identified for having a ton of additional room to deal with a toy comparable in dimension to a Nice Dane. Even displayed within the place of honor it deserves in my lounge, I am involved the Gjallarhorn is simply too large to comfortably grasp from a wall, and if it had been to fall off (say, throughout a California earthquake), it could doubtless kill anybody sitting on the sofa beneath it.

In fact, these are all points for Future Me to cope with.

Did I point out it prices 100 eighty-five American {dollars}?

The goofiness of a ridiculous toy apart, the Gjallarhorn is possibly one of the best instance ever of a factor I actually like about taking part in Future 2 however which I hardly ever hear mentioned: the Bungie Rewards program. That is the place this factor falls–it’s a real-life merchandise you should buy, however solely as soon as you have executed an in-game factor. The identical goes for gadgets like raid jackets or seal pins, providing you with an opportunity at one thing bodily as payoff for funding within the recreation.

Typically, as I’m completely too outdated for this, I attempt to keep away from gathering nerdy collectibles to my particular person. However I do respect that, pretty repeatedly, one thing cool and goofy from the Future world makes it out into ours. It does loads to make Future really feel like one thing greater than only a recreation I play loads; issues just like the Gjallarhorn are humorous ways in which the sport bleeds out into the remainder of your life, offering trophies of your digital exploits and bodily mementos of fine instances with associates. That is a side of Future 2 that I’ve by no means run throughout with every other recreation that is been significant to me and my buddies, and it goes an extended strategy to making the sport really feel like extra than only a recreation.

Actually, although, that is not why I am shopping for the Gjallarhorn. I am shopping for the Gjallarhorn as a result of have a look at it. It’s a Nerf Gjallarhorn. It’s 4 toes lengthy. It’s a bonkers factor that mustn’t exist. And I am unable to await it to be a part of my life in a vaguely embarrassing means.

Anyone else too hyped over a toy from a online game? Anybody wanna manage a Nerf park Crucible match the place we will run round capturing foam darts at one another till one in all us (me) inevitably suffers an ankle damage? Let me know within the feedback beneath.

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