The Exhumed weapon perk has been no stranger to criticism in the past. Even today, the perk is a topic of discussion within the Destiny community, with no end in sight in regards to fans projecting their disdain for the feature.
For those unfamiliar, Exhumed gives weapons improved range and handling for a short amount of time after you’ve been revived. The duration of the perk is around five seconds, and although it does generate a significant damage boost, the short amount of time renders it pretty useless. In fact, some consider it more than useless, given that its something that can only be of any use after death, which is a fair point to make.
Reddit user ch4_meleon_ believes that the latest special ammunition changes have made what was considered a poor perk in the first place go from bad to even worse:
With the latest changes to special ammo, a special weapon rolled with Exhumed just went from “terrible” to “complete garbage.” If you didn’t know, Exhumed grants “improved range and handling for a short time after revival.” The buff lasts like 5 seconds after revival/respawn. Before the special ammo changes, this perk was situational at best, but now… Now it just doesn’t make any sense. For it to even have any effect at all, you would have to respawn, find special ammo, reload and actually find someone to kill before the 5 seconds was up. Incredible!
The post goes on to suggest that Exhumed should be removed from the “potential perk pool” altogether, with fellow Reddit users concurring its lack of use. Nadhir1 for example, responded:
Not garbage, completely useless. It was garbage to begin with. Now it’s literally a dead perk.
Although, as pointed out in the discussion, Exhumed has since been boosted to 15 seconds, but its still renowned as something that requires “tactical dying” for it to be of any use. On the flip side, Bungie should be commended for responding to community feedback, as pointed out by GiraffeVortex:
“Let’s give Bungie credit where it’s due. They made a lot of changes the community was clamoring for, and I think the crucible will be much better experience with this update (outside of trails because I haven’t been playing that lately). And who knows, maybe there are more fixes in the official balance patch that will drop on Tuesday.”
Do you find the Exhumed perk to be useful or not? Let us know in the comments section below.