Destiny 2 Exotic Quests: The complete list (2022 Edition)

by | Aug 12, 2022

[toc] Chasing the best exotics is among the most fun and rewarding experiences in Destiny 2.

But unless you’re a Destiny veteran, it’s hard to keep track of the many Exotics in the game. Our Exotic Tier list covers every Exotic weapon. It tells you how to get them, how they work, and ranks them from best to worst. But what if you’re interested in an Exotic that is locked behind an Exotic quest?

In this guide, we cover every Exotic quest still available in Destiny 2, including the weapons that were previously part of an Exotic quest but are now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk.

All Destiny 2 Exotic Quests as of Season of the Lost

Checkmark icon V3List updated as of Season of the Haunted’s release (S17). 

These are all the Exotic quests currently available as of the release of The Witch Queen and Season 16 (note that many quests have been removed and put into the DCV):

WeaponTypeElementRankQuest AvailableRequirementsWeapon ❘ TypeQuestAvailable?RequiresExotic Perk | Quest Guide
ParasiteGrenade LauncherSolarA › StrongYesThe Witch QueenParasite Destiny 2 art
Parasite
| Grenade Launcher
Of Queens and Worms
The Witch Queen
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires Hive worms which explode on impact. The size and damage of the explosion scales with the number of enemies you've defeated just before firing this weapon. Taking damage from your own worm projectile detonation empowers your weapons for a short time."

Video guide from Jarv
Dead MessengerGrenade LauncherVoidS › BestYesDeluxe EditionDead Messenger Destiny 2 art
Dead Messenger
| Grenade Launcher
Kill the Messenger
Deluxe Edition
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "One-shot handheld Grenade Launcher. Projectiles release a fan of three energy waves on contact with the ground. You can change damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void."

Video guide from Ebontis
Edge of ActionGlaiveVoidB › AverageYesThe Witch QueenEdge of Action Destiny 2 art
Edge of Action
| Glaive
Report: REVERSE-LURE
The Witch Queen
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "When weapon energy is full, consume it before firing to make your next shot deploy a protective shield on impact.."

Video guide from Profane
Edge of IntentGlaiveSolarB › AverageYesThe Witch QueenEdge of Intent Destiny 2 art
Edge of Intent
| Glaive
Report: REVERSE-LURE
The Witch Queen
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "When weapon energy is full, consume it before firing to make your next shot deploy a healing turret on impact."

Video guide from Profane
Edge of ConcurrenceGlaiveArcB › AverageYesThe Witch QueenEdge of Concurrence Destiny 2 art
Edge of Concurrence
| Glaive
Report: REVERSE-LURE
The Witch Queen
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "When weapon energy is full, consume it before firing to make your next shot track targets across the ground and unleash chain lightning on impact."

Video guide from Profane
GjallarhornRocket LauncherSolarS › BestYes30th AnniversaryGjallarhorn Destiny 2 art
Gjallarhorn
| Rocket Launcher
And Out Fly the Wolves
30th Anniversary
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation. Gain increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing this weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to nearby allies wielding non-Exotic Rocket Launchers."

Video guide from Above
ForerunnerSidearmKineticA › StrongYesFree-to-PlayForerunner Destiny 2 art
Forerunner
| Sidearm
Magnum Opus
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires full auto with increased rate of fire. Deals increased precision damage to unshielded targets. Tapping the trigger gives it less recoil and improves accuracy."

Full guide
The LamentSwordSolarS › BestYesBeyond LightThe Lament Destiny 2
The Lament
| Sword
Lost Lament
Beyond Light
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Revving the blade increases damage, shield bypass, and adds shield piercing to all attacks. You also gain stacks when dealing damage with revved attacks. Additional stacks increase the damage and damage resistance of heavy attacks."

Video guide from Datto
Salvation's GripGrenade LauncherStasisD › WorstYesBeyond LightSalvation's Grip Destiny 2
Salvation's Grip
| Grenade Launcher
The Stasis Prototype
Beyond Light
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's projectiles create Stasis crystals and freeze nearby targets. Charging this weapon increases the freeze radius and amount of Stasis crystals created."

Video guide from Datto
Heir ApparentMachine GunArcB › AverageYesFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Heir Apparent art
Heir Apparent
| Machine Gun
Top of Class
Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon can be fired only when fully spun up. While at full health, spinning up this weapon protects you with an Arc Shield."

Video guide from Fallout Plays
DivinityTrace RifleArcA › StrongYesShadowkeepDestiny 2 Divinity art
Divinity
| Trace Rifle
Divine Fragmentation
Shadowkeep
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Sustained damage with this weapon envelops the target in a field that weakens and disrupts them."

Video guide from Datto
XenophageMachine GunSolarA › StrongYesShadowkeepDestiny 2 Xenophage
Xenophage
| Machine Gun
The Journey
Shadowkeep
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires high-powered explosive ammunition. Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification."

Video guide from Datto
DeathbringerRocket LauncherVoidA › StrongYesShadowkeepDestiny 2 Deathbringer art
Deathbringer
| Rocket Launcher
Symphony of Death
Shadowkeep
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires remotely detonated projectiles that drop Void orbs on combatants. Hold to fire, release to detonate. The further a Void orb falls, the more powerful its detonation becomes."

Video guide from xHOUNDISHx
Wish-EnderCombat BowKineticB › AverageYesForsaken PackDestiny 2 Wish Ender art
Wish-Ender
| Combat Bow
Wish-Ender
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "While aiming down sights with a fully-drawn bow, enemies behind walls are highlighted. Piercing arrowheads damage the target on entry and exit. One-shot can over-penetrate multiple targets."

Video guide from Datto
MalfeasanceHand CannonKineticB › AverageYesFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Malfeasance art
Malfeasance
| Hand Cannon
Darkness in the Light
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Shoot tainted slugs that burrow into the enemy. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode. Bonus damage against Taken enemies and Gambit invaders."

Full guide.
The ChaperoneShotgunKineticS › BestYesBeyond LightDestiny 2 The Chaperone art
The Chaperone
| Shotgun
Tex Mechanica Tournament
Beyond Light
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a single-slug precision round. Precision kills briefly grant bonus handling, range, and precision damage with this weapon."

Video guide from CoolGuy
RiskrunnerSubmachine GunArcA › StrongYesFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Riskrunner
Riskrunner
| Submachine Gun
A Spark of Hope
Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage. Shots fired can become chain lightning and return ammo. Kills extend the duration of the effect."

Video guide from nKuch
Sweet BusinessAuto RifleKineticC › WeakYesFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Sweet Business art
Sweet Business
| Auto Rifle
The Queen Beckons
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Larger magazine. Increased accuracy when firing from the hip. Picking up ammo for this weapon immediately reloads it."

Video guide from Reckless Guardian
Dead Man's TaleScout RifleKineticS › BestVaultedBeyond LightDead Man's Tale Destiny 2 art
Dead Man's Tale
| Scout Rifle
The Voice on the Other Side
Beyond Light
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Chaining precision hits grants bonus damage and quickens reload speed. Future drops of this weapon will have random rolls.

PvE God Roll: Vorpal Weapon (also good: Killing Wind)

► Weapon can only be obtained via Xûr
HawkmoonHand CannonKineticA › StrongVaultedBeyond Light
Hawkmoon
| Hand Cannon
Let Loose Thy Talons
Beyond Light
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows and precision hits with Hawkmoon grant stacks of Paracausal Charge. The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage based on the number of stacks. Stowing Hawkmoon on the final round removes this bonus."

► Weapon can only be obtained via Xûr
Ager's ScepterTrace RifleStasisS › BestVaultedBeyond LightAger's Scepter Destiny 2 art
Ager's Scepter
| Trace Rifle
A Hollow Coronation
Beyond Light
Slot: Stasis Stasis | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows with this weapon generate a slowing burst around the defeated target. Stasis final blows transfer ammo to this weapon's magazine from reserves."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Ruinous EffigyTrace RifleVoidB › AverageVaultedShadowkeepRuinous Effigy Destiny 2
Ruinous Effigy
| Exotic Trace Rifle
Growth
Shadowkeep
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows with this weapon collapse victims into Void Transmutation spheres. Transmutation spheres you create can be picked up and wielded as weapons by you or your allies."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Traveler's ChosenSidearmKineticB › AverageVaultedShadowkeepTraveler's Chosen Destiny 2
Traveler's Chosen
| Sidearm
Exodus: Evacuation
Shadowkeep
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Final blows grant stacks of Gathering Light. Consuming stacks, grant melee, grenade, and class ability energy based on the number of stacks. Each stack of Gathering Light improves this weapon's reload, handling, and target acquisition."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
The Fourth HorsemanShotgunSolarB › AverageVaultedShadowkeepDestiny 2 The Fourth Horseman art
The Fourth Horseman
| Shotgun
In Rides a Pale Horse
Shadowkeep
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's rate of fire is increased significantly and fires full auto. Each successive shot has more damage and more spread."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
BastionFusion RifleKineticD › WorstVaultedShadowkeepDestiny 2 Bastion
Bastion
| Fusion Rifle
Memento
Shadowkeep
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Charge to fire 3 spreads of Kinetic slugs. This weapon fires staggering projectiles. Strong against Unstoppable Champions."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Devil's RuinSidearmSolarA › StrongVaultedShadowkeepDestiny 2 Devil's Ruin art
Devil's Ruin
| Sidearm
A Moment In Time
Shadowkeep
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Variable trigger. Press and release to fire individual shots. Hold to charge up a high-powered, staggering laser."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Leviathan's BreathCombat BowVoidB › AverageVaultedShadowkeepDestiny 2 Leviathan's Breath art
Leviathan's Breath
| Combat Bow
Make Bows, Not War
Shadowkeep
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a massive heavy bolt that staggers unshielded combatants. When fully drawn, the bolt knocks combatants back."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
TruthRocket LauncherVoidB › AverageVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Truth art
Truth
| Rocket Launcher
Truth Behind the Stories
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon's rockets have tracking and detonate when they are within close proximity of their targets."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Bad JujuPulse RifleKineticA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Bad Juju art
Bad Juju
| Pulse Rifle
The Other Side
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Kills refill the magazine, increase damage for a short duration, and grant Super energy based on the number of kills. Fires full-auto."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
LuminaHand CannonKineticA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Lumina art
Lumina
| Hand Cannon
A Weapon of Hope
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Kills with this weapon leave behind Remnants which convert your next hip fired shot into an ally-seeking Noble Round that heals them and grants both of you a weapon damage bonus for a short duration."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Outbreak PerfectedPulse RifleKineticA › StrongVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Outbreak Perfected art
Outbreak Perfected
| Pulse Rifle
Zero Hour
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon creates SIVA nanite swarms on rapid hits and precision kills and does more damage to enemies based on the number of SIVA nanites that attach to them."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
ThornHand CannonKineticA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Thorn
Thorn
| Hand Cannon
The Essence
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Rounds pierce targets and deal damage over time. Kills leave behind Remnants which, when absorbed, increase damage."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
JötunnFusion RifleSolarA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Jotunn
Jötunn
| Fusion Rifle
A Giant's Might
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Hold down the trigger to charge up a tracking shot that explodes and burns on impact. Energy matched shield explosion disorients enemies."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Le MonarqueCombat BowVoidA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Le Monarque art
Le Monarque
| Combat Bow
A Butterfly's Grace
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Arrows fired quickly after a full draw become poison arrows. Precision hits with poison arrows spread poison to nearby enemies."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
The Last WordHand CannonKineticA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 The Last Word
The Last Word
| Hand Cannon
The Cleansing
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon fires full auto. Hip-fire shots deal bonus precision damage while increasing reload speed and accuracy."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Izanagi's BurdenSniper RifleKineticA › StrongVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Izanagi's Burden
Izanagi's Burden
| Sniper Rifle
A Mysterious Box
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Holding reload consumes the magazine and loads a round with additional range and damage."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Ace of SpadesHand CannonKineticS › BestVaultedForsaken PackDestiny 2 Ace of Spades art
Ace of Spades
| Hand Cannon
Cayde's Will
Forsaken Pack
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Precision kills increase reload speed and cause the target to explode. Reloading after a kill increases damage. Grants radar while aiming down sights."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Polaris LanceScout RifleSolarC › WeakVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Polaris Lance art
Polaris Lance
| Scout Rifle
Nascent Dawn
Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Precision hits return ammo to the mag. Landing 4 precision hits loads a delayed Solar explosive round for your next shot."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Sleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleSolarA › StrongVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Sleeper Simulant art
Sleeper Simulant
| Linear Fusion Rifle
Nodes and Protocols
Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "The weapon's laser over penetrates enemies and refracts off hard surfaces."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Whisper of the WormSniper RifleSolarA › StrongVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Whisper of the Worm art
Whisper of the Worm
| Sniper Rifle
The Whisper
Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Higher base precision damage. Rapidly landing three precision hits refills the magazine and missing a shot has a chance to return ammo."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Worldline ZeroSwordArcD › WorstVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Worldline Zero art
Worldline Zero
| Sword
Latent Data Memories
Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Press while sprinting to launch a heavy blink attack. Attacks partially bypass elemental shields."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
MIDA Multi-ToolScout RifleKineticB › AverageVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 MIDA Multi Tool art
MIDA Multi-Tool
| Scout Rifle
Sight, Shoot, Repeat.
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon boosts move speed. Radar stays active while aiming down sights."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
SturmHand CannonKineticC › WeakVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Sturm art
Sturm
| Hand Cannon
Relics of the Golden Age
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Kills fill the magazine of the equipped Energy weapon from reserves. Kills with Drang reload this weapon and provides bonus damage."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Rat KingSidearmKineticB › AverageVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Rat King art
Rat King
| Sidearm
Rat King's Crew
Free-to-Play
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This fully automatic weapon becomes stronger when nearby allies also have it equipped. Reloading immediately after a kill grants a brief period of invisibility."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.
Legend of AcriusShotgunArcB › AverageVaultedFree-to-PlayDestiny 2 Legend of Acrius art
Legend of Acrius
| Shotgun
Imperial Invitation
Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "This weapon fires blasts of high-damage Arc energy that over penetrates enemies. Its radar detects enemies from farther away."

► Weapon now obtainable via the Exotics kiosk in the Tower.

These are the different Tier levels used for the table below:

  • S Tier – Best: Highest ranking weapons in our Tier List.
  • A Tier – Strong: Very strong weapons, but not on the same level as S Tier Choices.
  • B Tier – Average: Decent choices that can be lethal in the hands of a skilled player.
  • C Tier – Weak: The middle of the pack, somewhat mediocre.
  • D Tier – Worst: Lagging behind the competition, these don’t have much to offer.

The Exotics Kiosk: The Monument to Lost Lights

Way too many Exotic quests were removed from the game and put into the DCV. Plus, some of those quests were truly brilliant.

But what’s done is done and at least Bungie was quick to provide an alternative method to acquire those exotics that suddenly found themselves without an associated quest (or raid for that matter). Bungie’s solution is the Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive, also known as the Exotics Kiosk. You can find it at the Tower, next to the Vault:

Monument to Lost Lights Tower Destiny 2

The new Exotics kiosk in the Tower

The kiosk offers every weapon impacted by the DCV in exchange for several in-game currencies and materials. The prices are somewhat steep, but it would have felt wrong if Bungie simply gave all the Exotics away.

We cover and rank all of the Monument to Lost Lights Exotics, including their cost and difficulty, in this guide.

Monument to Lost Lights Destiny 2

About the Destiny Content Vault (DCV)

The DCV is a big deal. In Bungie’s words:

Each year, usually at the expansion boundaries, we will cycle some destination and activity content out of the game (and into the DCV) to make room for new experiences.

With the release of the Beyond Light expansion, close to 50% of the game went into the DCV. And with the release of The Witch Queen, most of the content released with Forsaken was also removed and put into the DCV.

Destiny 2 DCV art

Exotic quests and the DCV

As explained by Bungie:

As content enters the DCV, there will be some Exotic quests that can obviously no longer be completed in their original forms.

For the sake of clarity, only the quests went into DCV. The weapons themselves are staying. If you already had any of these in your inventory or collections, they should still be there.

The Last Word

Hopefully, this list will help you chase the Exotic weapons you’re still missing and help you stay focused and understand where to find what you’re looking for.

Beyond Light was definitely a huge shift for Destiny 2. It was the beginning of the Destiny Content Vault and took away several gems. While no one misses the Curse of Osiris DLC, The Whisper mission, for example, was an excellently designed quest that also rewarded you with an insane weapon. Those experiences helped Destiny 2 thrive. Hopefully, Bungie will someday bring back some of the best Exotic quests that have been taken away from us…

What is your all-time favorite exotic quest and/or weapon? Let us know in the comments!

Latest changes

Things change fast in Destiny 2. For that reason, this ranking will be updated at least once per season.

Changes introduced this season:

With the release of The Witch Queen expansion and the end of Destiny 2’s “Year 4”, many more Exotic quests were removed from the game and put into the DCV. This list reflects all the quests that were removed and weapons that were added to the Monument to Lost Lights.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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7 Comments
  1. Adam

    I dont see legend of acrius on the list.

    Reply
    • Ric (aka Primatrix)

      I initially counted it as a “raid exotic”, but you’re right. It’s definitely a quest with a final raid step so I just added Legend of Acrius in here.

      Reply
  2. karthi

    you marked “The Fourth Horseman” as available. this is incorrect, it is no longer obtainable. if you get to Zavala’s office the doors on the right are closed. this was one of the exotics removed at the end of Season of the Worthy.

    Reply
  3. Christina

    This list is no where near complete for EVERY exotic in the game. You are missing the Risk Runner SMG, Leviathans Breath Bow (from Banshee 44 in the tower), as well as many many more

    Reply
    • Meltan Poke

      That is not true. Riskrunner is in the “Strong” section.

      Reply
  4. Leaf

    Malfeasance (to my knowledge) isn’t available at the kiosk, but the quest is still available

    Reply
  5. Mrcircube

    In the Monument to the Lost Light section, you should add the weapons with the requirements (Materials) to get them.

    Reply
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