Destiny 2 Reckoning weapons: How to get them

by | May 24, 2023

On top of delivering Titan, a returning Destination, and great-looking Taken-inspired weapons, Season of the Deep also marks the return of Reckoning weapons. Previously part of Gambit Prime, Reckoning weapons return to us with new perks and Origin trait and more!

This guide covers all the Reckoning weapons from Season of the Deep (S21)  and tells you how to best farm them.

The best Reckoning weapons in Destiny 2

The list below includes every Reckoning weapon in the game (it’s still a little too early to rank them, but we’ll update this section as we land diverse rolls to play around with):

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmoElementRequirementsIn loot pool?Ammo?Element?TierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?

Reckoning weapons also feature a unique Origin trait, but unlike Deep seasonal weapons, they cannot becrafted.

-TraitSourceActivation | EffectsSpecsSource TypeReleased
Disaster Plan Origin Trait art Disaster PlanReckoning weaponsPicking up ammunition increases this weapon's flinch resistance and range, which lasts until it is fired again. Swords gain a large increase to charge rate instead.-ActivitySeason 21

Reckoning weapons featured

Reckoning weapons, Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Reckoning weapons farm: Where to find them

Unlike past Seasons that were plagued with confusing currencies and gameplay loops, Season of the Deep features a much more streamlined system. This system comes with fewer currencies and items to deal with and is, hands down, much simpler to understand.

In a nutshell, there are mainly two methods to acquire Reckoning weapons:

  • Fishing!
  • Decoding Deep engrams at the Station at the H.E.L.M.

However, you’ll first need to discover each Reckoning weapon by fishing before you can start focusing them using engrams.


To earn rewards from fishing, you need to catch fish and turn it at the aquarium located at the H.E.L.M. This can reward you with Reckoning weapons, armor, exotics, and more.

We cover how Focused Fishing works here.

Reckoning engrams

Completing seasonal activities will reward you with Engrams. These can be taken to the Sonar Station at the H.E.L.M. and focused into Reckoning weapons.

The cost to focus Reckoning engrams has been greatly reduced compared to previous seasons. You’ll simply require the following:

  • 2 Deep Engram (or 4 if you want a specific weapon)
  • 3,000 Glimmer
Deep weapons Decoding

Deep weapons Decoding, Destiny 2

Before you go…

Don’t miss more of our guides featuring many of the exciting new features delivered with Lightfall and Year 5 seasons:

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, 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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