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Watch how Destiny 2's new public event splatter-kills PC players for running at high framerates

Between locked endgame content and a hideously broken exotic, Destiny 2 has hit some rough patches lately. And while its new Curse of Osiris DLC is fun, it doesn't address the game's fundamental problems. (Thankfully, Tim has.) 

That said, I'm surprised nobody's talking about the real elephant in the room: the new public event on Mercury, the DLC's main planet. It's an enjoyable, surprisingly in-depth event, but it also hates PC gamers, especially those of us with powerful video cards. 

As Bungie noted in its last weekly update, jumping through the cannons used to reach the event's far-off platforms can be hazardous if you're running the game above 60 FPS. This can cause you to overshoot your landing and splatter your guardian all over the wall. It doesn't matter what FPS you're playing at—90, 120 or even 144 . If you're above 60, you're probably getting insta-smushed.

I guess it's just about perfect. The real final boss in the game isn't the megalomanical Cabal leader Ghaul, or the scheming Vex mind Panoptes. It's an inannimate metal ring. Sometimes the reviews write themselves.

Wondering if your rig is too good for Destiny 2? Have a gander at our performance analysis

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.