The Destiny Dev Team have outlined in detail what weapon changes are coming.
This update will cover tons of stuff and Sandbox Designer Jon Weisnewski personally acknowledged community feedback for items addressed.
Instead of doing a small update with a few changes, all the changes will be done in a larger full update.
Tweaks have been made to both base and exotic weapons.
Weapon stats have also been addressed and in some cases base weapons are weaker but before you raise your pitchforks, read the detailed post.
The team is excited and slightly terrified of the repercussions for when this update goes live.
Read all about the changes and tweaks here.