It's been a good day for Destiny 2 bugs. Mere hours after players uncovered yet another infinite enhancement core exploit, PC and Xbox One players discovered that the Wavesplitter, an Exotic trace rifle which is meant to stay at PS4-exclusive until this September, was leaked to other platforms. The thing is, PC and Xbox One players who got one won't be able to use it for long. As Bungie community manager Cozmo said in to forum post, an upcoming update will disable the weapon on PC and Xbox One. It'll still be there in the players' inventories, but it won't be equable until September.
How did this situation like about? Well, for the latest Destiny 2 patch notes, update 2.2.1 changed the Fated Engrams sold by Xur so they can yield Forsaken Exotics. Wavesplitter is a Forsaken Exotic, and because Fated Engrams always contain Exotics
Here's the real kicker: update 2.2.1 arrived right before Destiny 2's weekly reset, meaning Xur was selling updated Fated Engrams for approximately one hour. I don't know how many Wavesplitters made it into the wild on PC and Xbox And understandably so, because I imagine Sony would be happy to see PS4 exclusive content leaked to other platforms.
If you play Destiny 2 on PC or Xbox One and managed to get Wavesplitter, enjoy it while it lasts. Soon it will be unequippable and you'll just have to stay at it until September.
Here's a new Exotic you'll actually get to keep: the Arbalest linear fusion rifle is said to be coming in the spring Revelry update.