All the New Weapons in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

by | Apr 11, 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 launch with every new Season and 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

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Weapons

These are all the latest weapons released with The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen (S16) on February 22, 2022 (if you’re looking for the most recent Exotics, this guide covers both Exotic weapons and armor):

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Osteo Striga Destiny 2 artOsteo StrigaSubmachine GunExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PVE + PVPDeluxe Edition
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Palmyra-B Destiny 2 artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PVE + PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Insidious Destiny 2 art v2InsidiousPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo
Under Your Skin Destiny 2 artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Funnelweb Destiny 2 artFunnelwebSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Forbearance Destiny 2 art v2ForbearanceGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PVEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Snorri FR5 Destiny 2 artSnorri FR5Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Best

S

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Thoughtless Destiny 2 artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVE + PVPSeason Pass
Season 16
Season 16KineticCraftable
Submission Destiny 2 art v2SubmissionSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Deliverance Destiny 2 art v2DeliveranceFusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Dead Messenger Destiny 2 artDead MessengerGrenade LauncherExoticExoticSpecialVoidSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVEExotic Quest
Season 16
Season 16EnergyNo
Parasite Destiny 2 artParasiteGrenade LauncherExoticExoticHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PVEExotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyNo
Duty Bound Destiny 2 artDuty BoundAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Krait Destiny 2 artKraitAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Explosive Personality Destiny 2 artExplosive PersonalityGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialSolarSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
The Enigma Destiny 2 artThe EnigmaGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVEThrone World
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Sweet Sorrow Destiny 2 artSweet SorrowAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Aisha's Embrace Destiny 2 artAisha's EmbraceScout RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Strong

A

PVETrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo
Piece of Mind Destiny 2 artPiece of MindPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticSeason 16YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPSeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16KineticCraftable
Ragnhild-D Destiny 2 artRagnhild-DShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Silicon Neuroma Destiny 2 artSilicon NeuromaSniper RifleAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPNightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Fortissimo-11 Destiny 2 artFortissimo-11ShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPPlaylist: Strikes
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Cantata-57 Destiny 2 artCantata-57Hand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Likely Suspect Destiny 2 artLikely SuspectFusion RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVPThrone World
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Father's Sins Destiny 2 artFather's SinsSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVPWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Empirical Evidence Destiny 2 artEmpirical EvidenceSidearmAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

-Throne World
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Razor's Edge Destiny 2 artRazor's EdgeSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Collective Obligation Destiny 2 artCollective ObligationPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PVE + PVPVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo
Grand Overture Destiny 2 artGrand OvertureMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PVESeason Pass
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Fel Taradiddle Destiny 2 artFel TaradiddleCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PVEWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Ogma PR6 Destiny 2 artOgma PR6Pulse RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Pointed Inquiry Destiny 2 artPointed InquiryScout RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Average

B

PVEThrone World
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Red Herring Destiny 2 artRed HerringRocket LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Average

B

PVEThrone World
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Recurrent Impact Destiny 2 artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisSeason 16YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PVESeasonal activity
Season 16
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Cataclysmic Destiny 2 art v2CataclysmicLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavySolarThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PVEVow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Syncopation-53 Destiny 2 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Crisis Inverted Destiny 2 artCrisis InvertedHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PVPPlaylist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Reckless Endangerment Destiny 2 artReckless EndangermentShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

-Playlist: Pursuit
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Edge of Concurrence Destiny 2 artEdge of ConcurrenceGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Average

B

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Frontier's Cry Destiny 2 artFrontier's CryHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Fugue-55 Destiny 2 artFugue-55Sniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Edge of Action Destiny 2 artEdge of ActionGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Edge of Intent Destiny 2 artEdge of IntentGlaiveExoticExoticSpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Weak

C

-Exotic Quest
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Herod-C Destiny 2 artHerod-CAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Perses-D Destiny 2 artPerses-DPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Forensic Nightmare Destiny 2 artForensic NightmareSubmachine GunPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Throne World
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Come to Pass Destiny 2 artCome to PassAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Redback-5si Destiny 2 artRedback-5siSidearmLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Typhon GL5 Destiny 2 artTyphon GL5Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Tarnation Destiny 2 artTarnationGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Lubrae's Ruin Destiny 2 art v2Lubrae's RuinGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Weak

C

-Vow of the Disciple Raid
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable

New Seasonal weapons: PsiOps

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?

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

New Season Pass weapons

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Thoughtless Destiny 2 artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 16YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVE + PVPSeason Pass
Season 16
Season 16KineticCraftable
Grand Overture Destiny 2 artGrand OvertureMachine GunExoticExoticHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Average

B

PVESeason Pass
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo

These weapons can be acquired from Season 16’s Season Pass (from either the paid or free track).

Wellspring weapons

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Father's Sins Destiny 2 artFather's SinsSniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Strong

A

PVPWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Fel Taradiddle Destiny 2 artFel TaradiddleCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PVEWellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftable
Come to Pass Destiny 2 artCome to PassAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Tarnation Destiny 2 artTarnationGrenade LauncherRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc
Weak

C

-Wellspring
The Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable

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:

Complete Tier List and Rotation schedule

New Nightfall weapons

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Duty Bound Destiny 2 artDuty BoundAuto RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVENightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Silicon Neuroma Destiny 2 artSilicon NeuromaSniper RifleAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPNightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo

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

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Aisha's Embrace Destiny 2 artAisha's EmbraceScout RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Strong

A

PVETrials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyNo

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

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Razor's Edge Destiny 2 artRazor's EdgeSwordVortexLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo
Frontier's Cry Destiny 2 artFrontier's CryHand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

-Iron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo

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

New Playlist weapons

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Fortissimo-11 Destiny 2 artFortissimo-11ShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPPlaylist: Strikes
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Crisis Inverted Destiny 2 artCrisis InvertedHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PVPPlaylist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Reckless Endangerment Destiny 2 artReckless EndangermentShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

-Playlist: Pursuit
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Herod-C Destiny 2 artHerod-CAuto RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo

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

New World Pool weapons

ArtNameTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsAvailable?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceObtainable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Palmyra-B Destiny 2 artPalmyra-BRocket LauncherPrecisionLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Best

S

PVE + PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyCraftable
Funnelweb Destiny 2 artFunnelwebSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Snorri FR5 Destiny 2 artSnorri FR5Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Best

S

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Krait Destiny 2 artKraitAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Ragnhild-D Destiny 2 artRagnhild-DShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Cantata-57 Destiny 2 artCantata-57Hand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Strong

A

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Ogma PR6 Destiny 2 artOgma PR6Pulse RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Average

B

PVEWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Syncopation-53 Destiny 2 artSyncopation-53Pulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Average

B

PVPWorld loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticCraftable
Fugue-55 Destiny 2 artFugue-55Sniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Average

B

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Perses-D Destiny 2 artPerses-DPulse RifleHigh-ImpactLegendaryPrimaryStasisFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16KineticNo
Redback-5si Destiny 2 artRedback-5siSidearmLightweightLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16EnergyNo
Typhon GL5 Destiny 2 artTyphon GL5Grenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 16HeavyNo

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

New Perks in The Witch Queen

-Weapon PerkDamage increase (PVE)Damage increase (PVP)DurationActivation | EffectsTypeWeaponsReleased
Blunt Execution Rounds Perk Destiny 2Blunt Execution Rounds500%100%10sActivates when damaging nearby combatants with melee abilities.
+100 Handling bonus
GeneralVarious30th Anniversary
Golden Tricorn Perk Destiny 2Golden Tricorn10% on weapon kill
50% w/ matching grenade/melee kill
7.5% on weapon kill
45% w/ matching grenade/melee kill
7s - 10sActivates on weapon kill, then requires grenade or melee kills of the same damage type.GeneralVarious30th Anniversary

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 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 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 quantity 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 only Europa, the Moon, and the Dreaming City 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. For 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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