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What’s Going On With Recoil in the PC Version of Destiny 2?

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You know how when you fire a gun, the force of the bullet being discharged causes it to violently move backwards? Recoil, it’s called. Well, in the PC version of Destiny 2 you may find its effect a little underwhelming.

In an interview with finder.com.au, Mark Noseworthy, project lead on Destiny 2 stated that “With a mouse and keyboard, you don’t want the mouse moving without you moving it, so recoil doesn’t feel good, so there is no recoil on PC.” Although he later backpedalled a little with “I don’t want to go down in history as the guy promising that…”

The PC lead on Destiny 2, David Shaw, then took to Twitter to clarify matters, adding that there is indeed recoil in the PC version of the game but that it’s heavily modified. Watching the gameplay video in his follow up tweet confirms his assertion, although the recoil does look very weak.

Set for release on the 24th October, nearly 2 months after the console version which is set to arrive on the 6th September, the PC version of Destiny 2 will be the only way to play the game at a silky smooth 60 frames per second. How strong the recoil will be at that point however, we’ll have to wait to find out. Personally, I’ll find it a bit off-putting if it feels like there’s a lack of force to my shots, but others may not care so much.

Would it bother you if the recoil effect felt weak in Destiny 2? Let us know in the comments section below.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!