All the New Weapons in Destiny 2: Season of Plunder (S18)

by | Aug 24, 2022

[toc] 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. These are all the new weapons, Exotics and Legendaries, released with Season 18 on August 23, 2022:

Season of Plunder Exotic weapons

NameWeaponsTypeArchetypeAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?RankSourceAvailable?Tier rankSource ❘ DLCFinal VerdictReleasedPerks
Touch of MaliceTouch of Malice
Touch of Malice
Scout RifleExoticPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesS › BestKing's Fall Raid
Best

S



Excels in:
PvE
King's Fall Raid

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

Exotic Perk: "The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage and then regenerates itself. Rapidly defeating three targets restores health. Precision hits drain combatants' life force and charge up a ball of darkness."

► Touch of Malice is finally back. Whilst largely untouched compared to D1, the addition of its new perk "Charged with Blight," combined with the abundance of healing now available, makes Touch of Malice a primary ammo DPS monster. Perhaps the best DPS primary in the game right now.
Season 18
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage and then regenerates itself. Rapidly defeating three targets restores health. Precision hits drain combatants' life force and charge up a ball of darkness."
Quicksilver StormQuicksilver Storm art
Quicksilver Storm
Auto RifleExoticPrimaryKineticLightfall Pre-OrderYesA › StrongPre-order bonus
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Pre-order bonus
Lightfall Preorder icon
Lightfall Pre-Order
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Landing multiple hits turns your next shot into a homing micro-rocket. Landing multiple rockets loads a grenade."

► Quicksilver Storm is a fun and unique weapon. Combining an Auto Rifle with a Rocket Launcher and a Grenade Launcher, Quicksilver Storm is quite the all-rounder, however, it isn't quite fully there in terms of strength to be one of the greats.
Season 18
Slot: Kinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic | Ammo: Primary ammo Destiny 2 Primary | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Landing multiple hits turns your next shot into a homing micro-rocket. Landing multiple rockets loads a grenade."
Delicate TombDelicate Tomb
Delicate Tomb
Fusion RifleExoticSpecialArcFree-to-PlayYesA › StrongExotic Kiosk
Strong

A



Excels in:
PvE
Exotic Kiosk

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

Exotic Perk: "Fires a wide horizontal spread when shot from the hip. Final blows with this weapon have a chance to generate Ionic Traces. Collecting an Ionic Trace overcharges this weapon's next shot, jolting targets on hit."

► Delicate Tomb synergizes amazingly with Arc 3.0. Ionic Traces and Jolt are some of the better parts of the Arc changes, and with the ability to trigger both (on top of all of the synergies it can have with certain fragments), Delicate Tomb is a very solid pick.
Season 18
Slot: Arc Arc | Ammo: Special ammo Destiny 2 Special | Archetype: Exotic

Exotic Perk: "Fires a wide horizontal spread when shot from the hip. Final blows with this weapon have a chance to generate Ionic Traces. Collecting an Ionic Trace overcharges this weapon's next shot, jolting targets on hit."

Season of Plunger Weapons: Legendaries

Plunder weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Tarnished Mettle artTarnished MettleScout RifleLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 18YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvESeasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18EnergyCraftable
Planck's Stride artPlanck's StrideMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyArcSeason 18YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcOngoing...-Seasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18HeavyCraftable
Brigand's LawBrigand's LawSidearmRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcSeason 18YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcOngoing...-Seasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18EnergyCraftable
Sailspy Pitchglass artSailspy PitchglassLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyArcSeason 18YesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc ArcOngoing...-Seasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18HeavyCraftable
No Reprieve artNo ReprieveShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialStasisSeason 18YesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis StasisOngoing...-Seasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18KineticCraftable
Blood Feud artBlood FeudSubmachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryStasisSeason 18YesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis StasisOngoing...-Seasonal activitySeason 18 icon
Season 18
Season 18KineticCraftable

New Nightfall weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Mindbender's Ambition artMindbender's AmbitionShotgunAggressiveLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar SolarOngoing...-Nightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyNo
The Militia's BirthrightThe Militia's BirthrightGrenade LauncherLightweightLegendarySpecialKineticFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-Nightfall: The Ordeals
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo

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

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
The Inquisitor artThe InquisitorShotgunPinpoint SlugLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc ArcOngoing...-Trials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 18EnergyNo
Whistler's WhimWhistler's WhimCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-Trials of Osiris
The Witch Queen
Season 18KineticNo

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

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Allied Demand artAllied DemandSidearmAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvE + PvPIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo
Roar of the BearRoar of the BearRocket LauncherHigh-ImpactLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEIron Banner
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyNo

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

New Playlist weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Out of Bounds artOut of BoundsSubmachine GunLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc ArcOngoing...-Playlist: Crucible
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyNo
Cry Mutiny artCry MutinyGrenade LauncherAdaptiveLegendaryHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar SolarOngoing...-Playlist: Pursuit
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyNo
Yesteryear artYesteryearPulse RifleAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid VoidOngoing...-Playlist: Gambit
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyNo
Pure Poetry artPure PoetryHand CannonAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-Playlist: Vanguard
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo

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

New World Pool weapons

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceAvailable?RequiresReleasedSlotCraftable?
Pizzicato-22 artPizzicato-22Submachine GunAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo
Taipan-4fr artTaipan-4frLinear Fusion RiflePrecisionLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid VoidOngoing...-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 18HeavyCraftable
Ammit AR2 artAmmit AR2Auto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimarySolarFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar SolarOngoing...-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 18EnergyCraftable
Boudica-C artBoudica-CSidearmPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticOngoing...-World loot pool
Free-to-Play
Season 18KineticNo

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

New Perks in Season Plunder (coming soon)

-Weapon PerkPvE Damage increasePvP Damage increaseDurationActivation | EffectsTypeWeaponsReleased

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.

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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