Reduce damage and/or projectile speed, and return them over time/once the projectile has travelled a certain distance. The Gatekeeper is supposed to be a long range weapon, but it's equally as effective at any range, making it far too safe an option, able to compete with the likes of the Aphelion and Mjolnir at a distance where they're supposed to shine. Now, for all I know, this could be prohibitively difficult to code, but if the Gatekeeper was re-imagined as Gyrojet grenade launcher, a la a Warhammer 40k Bolter, as opposed to the current stabilized darts, this could allow the weapon to have similar damage and lead time at ranges, but do less damage, and require a larger lead at close ranges. Depending on when, how strongly, and over what duration the acceleration kicked in, it could even tweak the weapon's effectiveness at different ranges, getting stronger further out, or even have the speed and/or damage fall off after an optimum range, giving the weapon a range sweet-spot, reducing its effectiveness, but not reliability, at render distance ranges. Am I crazy?