If you've ever played Destiny, you'll know of Telesto. This exotic weapon is a fan-favourite for its exploding purple projectiles - and also notorious for often being bugged.
It's broken nature is so notorious, in fact, that Destiny developer Bungie has now added an Easter egg to the game where Telesto fails to properly fire - and instead sends its projectiles floating lazily into the sky while the weapon itself fizzes and sparks. (A simple reload clears the Easter egg, and the gun can then be used as normal.)
But while this appeared at first to be just a fun nod to Telesto's oft-bugged state, fans are now suggesting the Easter egg may hint at a further secret, as Destiny 2 heads towards the end of its current season.
Forbes writer and Destiny fan Paul Tassi posted footage of the "bug" apparently showing the gun's projectiles forming into the shape of star constellations - though it's unclear at this point what all this is leading to.
"What happens from here, I'm not sure," he wrote. "Yes, Telesto is shooting out constellations. No, I do not really know what to do with that fact. I've gotten indication that this may continue to unfold over the coming days, so we might need to wait and see what further [game update] resets bring."
TELESTO is sparking, smoking and shooting out what I believe could be coded patterns into the sky— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) November 8, 2022
you have to hold reload to literally smack it to get it firing normally again
no, this is not your average Telesto bug. Get to work... pic.twitter.com/vOy9NNtdJW
Destiny's next major story beat will arrive in February 2023 with the launch of the game's penultimate expansion, Lightfall. This will see the return of Emperor Calus, and allow players to visit Neptune.