As you can see, it absolutely annihilates foes. This isn’t a one-off occurrence; there’s a popular thread on Reddit where players are lamenting the current state of the weapon’s balance (or lack thereof). It’s even sparked speculation that it could result in the cancellation of the upcoming Trials PvP event, similar to what happened with previous map exploit. However, there’s been no word from Bungie as of yet whether such a move is even being considered.
Bungie has acknowledged the issue, explaining that it’s not due to poor balance, but instead a bug. “Prometheus Lens shipped with a bug,” community manager David “DeeJ” Dague said on Twitter. “We’ll address the issue and talk solutions in ‘This Week At Bungie’ on the blog.”
Unfortunately, that blog post doesn’t arrive until Thursday afternoon in the US, which presumably means a fix is not imminent. As such, you may want to avoid Crucible for the time being, unless you don’t mind potentially being incinerated without warning.
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