All the New Weapons in Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted

by | May 31, 2022 | Weapons

Destiny 2 is all about chasing the latest and greatest loot. And for that reason, you can expect Bungie to release exciting new weapons every season.

This guide will help you keep track of all the shiny new weapons this season, including Exotics, brand-new seasonal weapons, and returning fan favorites.

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 Weapons: Legendaries

These are all the latest weapons released with Season of the Haunted (S17) on May 25, 2022 (if you’re looking for the most recent Exotics, this guide covers both Exotic weapons and armor):

Haunted weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Without Remorse Destiny 2 artWithout RemorseShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPSeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Nezarec's Whisper Destiny 2 artNezarec's WhisperGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvESeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyNo
Bump in the Night Destiny 2 artBump in the NightRocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisSeason 17YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvESeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17HeavyCraftable
Tears of Contrition Destiny 2 artTears of ContritionScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPSeasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17KineticCraftable
Hollow Denial Destiny 2 artHollow DenialTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Seasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Firefright Destiny 2 artFirefrightAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Worst

D

-Seasonal activitySeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17KineticCraftable

→ This tier list ranks all Haunted weapons and tells you how to best farm them

These weapons can be farmed by completing Psi Ops Battlegrounds or focusing Umbral Engrams.

Opulent weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
CALUS Mini-Tool Destiny 2 artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Beloved Destiny 2 artBelovedSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 17YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Austringer Destiny 2 artAustringerHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17KineticCraftable
Drang (Baroque) Destiny 2 artDrang (Baroque)SidearmTogether ForeverLegendaryPrimarySolarSeason 17YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvE + PvPDerelict LeviathanSeason 17 Destiny 2 icon
Season 17
Season 17EnergyCraftable

These weapons are on a daily rotation and can be infinitely farmed too. You can find the exact rotation per day, drop rates, and a complete tier list below:

→ This tier list ranks all Opulent weapons and tells you how to best farm them

New Nightfall weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Horror's Least artHorror's LeastPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvPNightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
D.F.A. artD.F.A.Hand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo

These weapons can be infinitely farmed too. However, unlike dungeons and raids, they are on a weekly rotation. You can find the exact rotation per week, drop rates, and a complete tier list below:

Complete Tier List and Rotation schedule

New Trials of Osiris weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Burden of Guilt artBurden of GuiltFusion RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvE + PvPTrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 17KineticNo
Forgiveness artForgivenessSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

-Trials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 17EnergyNo

These weapons can be easily target-farmed thanks to Saint-14’s new reputation system. In exchange for some resources, you can take a Trials engram and convert it into exactly the weapon (or armor) you want. You can find a complete Tier list and the weekly rotation for Flawless weapons below:

Complete Tier List and Rotation schedule

New Iron Banner weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
The Wizened Rebuke Destiny 2 artThe Wizened RebukeFusion RifleHigh-ImpactLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

PvPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
The Hero's Burden Destiny 2 artThe Hero's BurdenSubmachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo

These weapons can be acquired by completing Iron Banner matches and turning in Iron Banner tokens.

New Playlist weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Riptide Destiny 2 artRiptideFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialStasisFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Best

S

PvEPlaylist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo
Strident Whistle Destiny 2 artStrident WhistleCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEPlaylist: Strikes
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Chain of Command Destiny 2 artChain of CommandMachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEPlaylist: Pursuit
Free-to-Play
Season 17HeavyNo
Dead Weight Destiny 2 artDead WeightShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Weak

C

-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo

These weapons can be acquired by completing activities from the Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit playlists.

New World Pool weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Enyo-D Destiny 2 artEnyo-DSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo
Staccato-46 Destiny 2 artStaccato-46Scout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Gallu RR3 Destiny 2 artGallu RR3Sniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17EnergyNo
Lunulata-4b Destiny 2 artLunulata-4bCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 17KineticNo

These weapons can be randomly acquired as end-of-match activities or via Legendary and Prime engrams.

New Perks in Season of the Haunted (coming soon)

-Weapon PerkPvE Damage increasePvP Damage increaseDurationActivation | EffectsTypeWeaponsReleased
Incandescent30 scorch-Kills apply scorch to nearby enemies. Killing Powerful enemies and Players increases the range to 8 meters.GeneralVariousSeason 17
Killing Tally1 Stack: 10%
2 Stack: 20%
3 Stack: 30%
-Kills Increases weapon damage until the weapon is stowed or reloadedGeneralVariousSeason 17

You can find a complete list including all weapon perks below:

Complete Damage Perks list

How to get new weapons in Destiny 2

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

When it comes to finding the new guns, though, the methods to acquire them are much more limited:

1. Raids & Dungeons

Home to some of the most sought-after weapons in the game, raids and dungeons are some of the most straightforward methods to acquire top-tier weapons in Destiny 2.

Each encounter of each dungeon and raid has a chance to drop specific loot. This makes it possible to actively farm for the weapon you’re looking for. Be aware that raids are locked to one clear per week per character, giving you a maximum of three chances to get what you want per week. Grasp of Avarice is one of two exceptions to this rule: It can be farmed indefinitely.

2. Trials of Osiris

Trials of Osiris has gone through many ups and downs. Mostly downs if we’re being honest. But the one thing it has always gotten right is the loot, namely its weapons. Trials of Osiris weapons are notoriously good. Often best in class.

As the ultimate endgame PVP activity in Destiny 2, Trials of Osiris has excellent weapons to offer. And since the start of Season of the Lost (this season), the system to earn loot and target farm rewards has been greatly improved. In fact, Trials features perhaps the best system to target farm exactly the weapons you want.

Even if you hate Trials, its weapons are well worth it. Trust me, your time will be well spent, especially when Trials: Freelance is available. This guide covers every Trials weapon, including Adept versions and their rotation.

3. Nightfall: The Ordeals

Bungie has made a lot of efforts to improve Destiny 2’s loot this past year. And they’ve vastly improved the associated grind too. Nightfall weapons are perhaps one of the best examples.

One of the most challenging activities in the game (when playing on Master and Grandmaster difficulty), Nightfalls finally have the loot to properly reward you for your efforts. Nightfalls now reward unique weapons that can’t be found elsewhere, and some of them are real bangers.

Farming them is straightforward but the drop rates are rough and you’ll want to only play Master and Grandmaster Nightfalls if you want to efficiently farm for weapons. This guide covers every Nightfall weapon, their weekly rotation, and more.

4. Exotic Quests (and Kiosk)

Some of the best weapons in the game are Exotics. These being special items, they often require you to complete cool and unique missions to acquire them. This guide includes every Exotic quest in the game and provides you with their requirements and video guides to help you complete them.

Unfortunately, many Exotic quests have been removed from the game and put into the Destiny Content Vault. Those weapons can still be acquired but they now have to be purchased for a hefty price at the Monument to Lost Lights in the Tower, also referred to as the Exotics kiosk. This resource page includes every Exotic Kiosk weapon and its cost.

6. Seasonal activities

Taking into account that every new Season costs $10, Bungie will obviously spend a lot of time creating exciting activities and enticing weapons to convince you to buy the season. Therefore, you can expect seasonal weapons to be above average. In fact, every season will come with a handful of top-tier weapons to keep you grinding.

Now that Seasonal content lasts for an entire year, there are too many activities to list here. You can refer to the two tables below for a complete view of every Seasonal activity currently available and what weapons they each offer.

7. Iron Banner

There’s a lot to be said about Iron Banner. The game mode feels stale and outdated and it features perhaps the worst farming system in the entire game.

Indeed, whereas Trials of Osiris now lets you target-farm specific weapons, Iron Banner still uses the same archaic tokens system it has for years. Turn in tokens to get an Iron Banner reward. With 18 weapons and an armor set in the loot pool, getting the weapon you want is extremely difficult… And that’s a shame because some of the newer Iron Banner weapons are very good.

8. Playlist activities

Playlist activities used to be the less rewarding activities in the entire game. Nowadays, they all offer unique weapons to each mode, and some of them are actually quite good.

Bungie usually adds 2 new weapons for each activity per season. With currently 6 weapons available per mode, it isn’t easy to target-farm these. Plus, each weapon has an enormous perk pool, which makes finding a god roll nearly impossible… On the flip side, drop rates are slightly higher than before, and if you use the right Ghost mod, you’ll be surprised by the number of Playlist weapons you’ll amass over time.

9. Special events

There are four events in Destiny 2 in any given year: The Dawning for Christmas, Festival of the Lost for Halloween, Guardian Games, and Solstice of Heroes.

Limited in time by nature, this means you have only a couple of weeks to farm these event-specific weapons per year. The good news is that farming these is quite easy: The loot pools are very small and the drop rates are decent enough to guarantee a few good rolls if you take the time to participate.

The Dawning’s Glaciocasm

10. Destination weapons

Some weapons can only be found on specific planets. These are reserved to Europa, the Moon, the Dreaming City, and the Leviathan, and drop from completing specific bounties, missions, and events occurring within those planets.

There isn’t much more to say about these. For the most part, they are average, but some of them could be considered best-in-class. To farm those, each planet offers straightforward methods to farm them. For example, completing bounties on the Moon or quests from Variks on Europa.

11. World loot pool

Finally, there are many weapons that can only drop randomly while playing the game. As you’ll see in the weapons list below, the World loot pool is enormous, which means that farming them will be extremely difficult…

But on the flip side, most of those weapons are pretty average, giving little reason to want to farm them at all. Some of those weapons are fine, and you should always think twice before dismantling them, but you will be better of target farming weapons from other sources.

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