Destiny 2 New Exotics: Season of the Haunted weapons and armor

by | May 30, 2022 | Weapons

Destiny 2 is all about chasing the latest and greatest loot. And for that reason, you can expect new weapons and armor to grab all the headlines at the launch of a new Season or DLC.

This guide will help you keep track of all the new shiny loot and will focus on the most sought-after items in the entire game: Exotics.

If you’re interested in Exotics that are slightly older, our Exotics Tier list covers every single Exotic weapon available in Destiny 2.

Season of the Haunted Exotic weapons

These are all the new Exotic weapons released with Season 17 on May 24, 2022:

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?RankSourceObtainable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
TrespasserTrespasser Destiny 2 art
Trespasser
SidearmExoticPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesS › BestSeason Pass
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
Season Pass

Free-to-Play
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Reloading after defeating a target causes the next burst to be a longer, more powerful superburst. Final blows with Unrepentant superbursts automatically reload your weapon and provide an Unrepentant superburst."

► Our favorite sidearm in the game, Trespasser is a monster with its exotic perk active. While it won't be the best choice in Master or Grandmaster content, it's exceptionally powerful and fun everywhere else.
Season 17
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Reloading after defeating a target causes the next burst to be a longer, more powerful superburst. Final blows with Unrepentant superbursts automatically reload your weapon and provide an Unrepentant superburst."
HeartshadowHeartshadow Destiny 2 art
Heartshadow
SwordExoticHeavyVoidDeluxe EditionYesA › StrongDuality Dungeon
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Duality Dungeon

Deluxe Edition
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Heavy attacks made with full Sword energy turn you invisible and fire exploding Void projectiles. Remaining invisible grants this weapon increased damage. Hitting a target with this weapon’s projectiles while invisible weakens them."

► While Heartshadow does require you to change your playstyle a bit due to its unique perks and heavy attack, it can be extremely useful in the right hands. Not only are Invisibility and Weaken irreplaceable buffs for PVE, but they also allow this sword to have great synergy with a Void subclass. Plus, Heartshadow is extremely fun to use!
Season 17
Slot: Void Void | Ammo: Heavy ammo Destiny 2 Heavy | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Heavy attacks made with full Sword energy turn you invisible and fire exploding Void projectiles. Remaining invisible grants this weapon increased damage. Hitting a target with this weapon’s projectiles while invisible weakens them."
Lord of WolvesDestiny 2 Lord of Wolves art
Lord of Wolves
ShotgunExoticSpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongExotic Engram
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvP
Exotic Engram

Free-to-Play
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a powerful short-range burst of Solar damage. Hold to swap to a longer, more powerful burst."

► Lord of Wolves dominated the meta for a good part of early 2022. But Season 17's changes to the Special ammo economy and a specific nerf to the weapon, hurt the Lord of Wolves. However, despite the nerfs, it remains an extremely easy shotgun to use with very high levels of lethality.
Season 4
Slot: Solar Solar | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a powerful short-range burst of Solar damage. Hold to swap to a longer, more powerful burst."
The Last WordDestiny 2 The Last Word
The Last Word
Hand CannonExoticPrimaryKineticForsaken PackYesA › StrongExotic Kiosk
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvP
Exotic Kiosk

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."

► While The Last Word has been crazy on controller for years, mouse and keyboard users haven't had the same experience. Luckily, this weapon got buffed on M&K in Season 17, meaning you'll probably see a lot more of it.
Season 5
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."

Season of the Haunted Exotic Catalysts

With Season of the Haunted, a grand total of 3 catalysts were introduced to the game, all of them, brand new:

NameTypeSlotCatalyst RankCatalyst SourceAvailable?RequirementsCatalystTierSource ❘ DLCHow to unlock itCatalyst effectReleased
HeartshadowSwordHeavyOngoingDuality Dungeon (x3 banners)YesDeluxe EditionHeartshadow Catalyst Destiny 2 art
Heartshadow
| Sword
Ongoing...Duality Dungeon (x3 banners)

Deluxe Edition
► Get 400 kills► Adds Wraithwalk perk:
Faster movement while invisible.
► Increases Ammo Capacity by +50.
Season 17
TrespasserSidearmEnergyB › AverageBanshee-44's questYesFree-to-PlayTrespasser Catalyst Destiny 2 art
Trespasser
| Sidearm
Average

B

Banshee-44's quest

Free-to-Play
► Get 700 kills► Adds Tunnel Vision perk:
Reloading after defeating a target greatly increases target acquisition and aim down sight speed for a short duration.
Season 17
JötunnFusion RifleEnergyS › BestPlaylist Activity completionsYesForsaken PackJotunn Catalyst Destiny 2 art
Jötunn
| Fusion Rifle
Best

S

Playlist Activity completions

Forsaken Pack
► Get 500 kills► Adds Cornered & Incandescent perks:
Faster charge time or draw time when surrounded by combatants. Defeating a target spreads scorch to those nearby. More powerful combatants and opposing Guardians cause scorch in a larger radius.
Season 17

If you’re interested in more catalysts, this tier list features every Exotic Catalyst available in Destiny 2 (and tells you how to find them, unlock them, and what they do).

Season 17 Exotic armor

Every new season comes, in general, with a new piece of Exotic armor per class (full expansions tend to include 2 pieces of armor per class):

ArmorClassTypeRequirementsSourceReleasedRequiresExotic Perk
Second Chance Titan Destiny 2 art

Second Chance

TitanArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Gain a second charge of your Shield Throw melee, which becomes shield-piercing and stuns Barrier Champions."
Caliban's Hand Hunter Destiny 2 art

Caliban's Hand

HunterArmsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Your Proximity Knife scorches targets it damages with its explosions, or ignites targets on a direct hit. After throwing a Proximity Knife, you gain increased melee regeneration until the knife explodes."
Rain of Fire Warlock Destiny 2 art

Rain of Fire

WarlockLegsThe Witch QueenLost SectorsSeason 17
The Witch Queen
Exotic Perk: "Air dodge reloads all of your weapons and improves the airborne effectiveness of Fusion Rifles and Linear Fusion Rifles; final blows with these weapons make you radiant."

How to get the new Exotics in Destiny 2

There are several ways to find Exotic weapons in Destiny 2. Some can be indefinitely farmed while others are capped per season. This guide covers every single method to acquire Exotics in Destiny 2, old and new.

When it comes to finding the new Exotics, though, the methods to acquire them are much more limited, but at least they are direct and straightforward:

1. Completing Exotic quests

Quest Exotics: The most iconic exotics are often tied to Exotic quests of varying degrees of difficulty and length. Exotic quests are, for the most part, long and complicated, each deserving a good tutorial.

To get you started, you can head over to our comprehensive guide featuring every Destiny 2 exotic quest still available (including video guides).

2. Buying Exotics at The Monument to Lost Lights

The Monument to Lost Lights (aka, the “Exotics Kiosk”) is a fairly new method to acquire Exotics weapons that were previously connected to expired Season Passes and Exotic quests that are no longer available in-game. Either way, the Monument to Lost Lights has all of those exotics for sale.

You can read all about it in our Monument to Lost Lights guide, including the cost to acquire each Exotic and a complete tier list to help you decide what to get next.

Monument to Lost Lights Forsaken Destiny 2

The Monument to Lost Lights

 

3. Claiming Exotics from the Season Pass

The easier Exotics available to you can be found in the Season Pass. Both the Paid and Free tracks of the Season Pass offer a handful of Exotic engrams. All you need do is earn the XP to unlock them before the season is over.

Season of the Splicer Season Pass featured

 

4. Completing Raids and Dungeons

A select handful of exotics can only drop from raid bosses or dungeons. The most recent example is the Heartshadow, which can only drop from the Duality dungeon.

Duality loot table inforgraphic Destiny 2 art

Duality’s loot table

You can visit this guide for a detailed look at every loot table in the game, including raids, dungeons, Trials of Osiris, and more.

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about the latest and greatest Exotics in the game and how to best find them. We will keep these lists updated with every new Season and DLC so make sure you bookmark this page!

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