When Bungie, the makers of Fate 2—among other great games—and Nerf, one of the… well, soft projectiles we all know and love, have come together to announce that they’re bringing Gjallarhorn. DestinyThe most popular weapons, out of the game and in your hands, I’m really excited. What I didn’t expect was for them to send me one and fall in love with it.
First, let’s go back. I play a a lot of Fate 2. I have something north of 3,200 hours into the game, and there are strong opinions about the story, the gameplay, and the characters that I love. And I’m by no means on the ladder. Destiny YouTubers I admire, I like to think I hold my own and can take advice from people who have experienced the raids and dungeons. But one game that I have always loved is Gjallarhorn.
An original superior alien (eg, rare level) rocket launcher Destiny In the year In 2014, Gjallarhorn made waves when it climbed again Fate 2 With the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack By the end of 2021. Around the same time, the Bungie team announced a partnership with Nerf to bring the Gjallarhorn to life in the form of a $185 toy rocket launcher. In-game, rocket launchers aren’t exactly high-end weapons so my Gjallarhorn stays in my inventory, which is saying a lot. Fate 2. But read the DestinyPedia page for the case: the in-game lore is incredible and features our good friend Randy, the guardian of his own Destiny-themed comedy series. It’s made from the armor of fallen guardians who fought in one of the franchise’s defining battles! Hey you they have Loving him.
So when Bungie wanted to send me a Nerf version, I accepted, expecting it to be a fun little toy that would take up little space on a shelf. What I wasn’t prepared for was that it came in a 5-foot-tall, beautifully decorated box, and I for sure It is not designed for the 4-foot-tall rocket launcher itself, which is 1:1 scale and weighs 15 pounds.
Everything about the Nerf Gjallarhorn makes it look like the in-game version. It felt solid and heavy and was easy to put together. (Actually, it’s four pieces put together in minutes, including a red, glowing, light sight that you can turn on and off after popping two AA batteries.) But here’s the problem. A 1:1 scale rocket launcher, over my shoulder, is a recipe for breaking something in a New York City apartment.
That didn’t stop me from trying it out though: the Nerf Gjallarhorn has four rounds of “rockets” that can be loaded with three Nerf darts each. When three of the rounds are orange, they use larger, thicker darts, and when one round is gray, they use thinner, faster darts. They all work just like the in-game rocket launcher. The loading chamber will pop up, and a “rocket”, loaded with darts, will enter the chamber. Then push the rocket into place, close the cabin door, and prepare to fire by placing the entire rocket launcher back over your shoulder. Shoulder it all, take aim and pull the trigger. Three Nerf darts spread out from the business end and fire into anyone, furniture or anything else in their path.