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Best Destiny 2 PVE weapons: Ranked list & how to get them

Destiny 2 is known for being a PVE game a lot more than a PVP experience, So here’s our list of the best Destiny 2 weapons ranked.

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Between Raids, Strikes, and tons of activities, Bungie’s Destiny 2 places a huge emphasis on its PVE gameplay, so we’ve put together a ranked list of the best weapons and how to get them.

Four years later and Destiny 2 continues to be an engaging online title packed with all sorts of content and cool weapons to use. Its seasonal cycle keeps marching on with the game now exploring the ‘Season of the Lost.’

PVE, or Player Versus Environment/Everyone, is at the heart of these regular content drops and focuses on the player’s battle with AI, as opposed to real-life players. While PVP, Player Versus Player, concentrates on the Crucible and online competition, PVE is the game’s core.

At the heart of a first-person shooter like Destiny 2, you need a bunch of tough, varied weaponry to be able to tackle any threat that comes your way. So here are all the game’s best weapons for PVE for Season of the Lost and how you can get your hands on them.

Destiny 2 Season of the Lost PVE Weapons Ranked List & how to get

5. IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 – Best SMG in Destiny 2

ikelos SMG in Destiny 2

As a submachine gun, it delivers everything you’d want and expect from it – a rapid-fire rate and thunderous shots make it arguably Destiny 2’s best SMG.

Despite its unusual name, this Legendary SMG is guaranteed to do the business for you and has many different ways to modify it to how you want it to behave.

How to unlock the IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2

The weapon is currently roaming free in the world’s weapon pool, meaning to get one of these you need to give materials to one of the vendors in the Tower or find a Legendary Engram and hope one drops.

4. Chroma Rush – Best Auto Rifle in Destiny 2

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Introduced in Season of the Splicer, the Chroma Rush came in and absolutely floored players with awesome capabilities. Destiny 2 hasn’t had too many awe-inspiring Auto Rifles, but the Chroma Rush certainly changed that. Plus, extra mods to Auto Rifles mean that players will be looking for the best ones to make it even more superior.

How to unlock the Chroma Rush

You’ll need to activate the Override activity from HELM and play through it. Once completed, you will be able to open the Conflux Chest and hope you land one in a random drop.

Another way to unlock it is to focus Threshold Engrams. You get them by completing activities and you can take them to the ‘Prismatic Recaster’ and focus them to get what you want.

3. Anarchy – Best Grenade Launcher in Destiny 2

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A weapon that you must simply carry at all times. Anarchy has been a long-time favorite for Destiny 2 players, and it’s not hard to see why. It can bludgeon anything in its path, and it’s simply glorious for sub-bosses, Raid bosses, and any other stronger-than-normal enemies.

It’s held back slightly by its reduced Magazine and ammo capacity, but its DPS potential is something to behold and not something you should miss out on.

How to unlock the Anarchy

Acquiring Anarchy is a bit more straightforward to obtain with several different ways proving to be quite useful.

You can simply purchase it at the Exotic Kiosk in the Tower, provided you have the following resources:

  • 1 Exotic Cipher
  • 150,000 Glimmer
  • 2 Ascendant Shards
  • 240 Spoils of Conquest

A second method is to complete Raids in Destiny 2 and hope you get lucky with the loot at the end of it.

Finally, if these two ways don’t suffice, then random Exotic Engram Drops could be a solid way for you hopefully get one.

2. Heritage – Best Shotgun in Destiny 2

Everyone loves a Shotgun, right? Well, the good news is that the Heritage is a beastly gun befitting of its class. If the Bungie gods are kind, then you’ll get some decent rolls with your Heritage and some exclusive Deep Stone Crypt Perks will make it one of the hardest-hitting weapons in the game.

How to unlock the Heritage

The Heritage is tied directly to the Deep Stone Crypt Raid, and can only be obtained by either completing the second boss in the Raid or from its secret chests.

1. The Lament – Best Sword in Destiny 2

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Swords have a reputation in first-person shooters for being unnecessarily OP (we’re looking at you, Halo’s Energy Sword). The Lament is another fine example of this as this big, bulky, battering ram can inflict unreal damage.

Its potential DPS can also be given a huge increase thanks to the ability to rev it up. By revving it up, your damage output goes up, as well as the opportunity to stack bonus damage. It’s absolutely the best option in the game for PVE.

How to unlock The Lament

To get your hands on the Lament, you’ll just need to complete the “Lost Lament” questline, which requires a few steps.

Check out our full guide on how to unlock the Lament here.


These weapons should absolutely serve you well in Destiny 2’s PVE content, and we strongly advise you to give them all a fair crack of the whip to see which suits your playstyle best.

Also, see how you can Upgrade Modules with our extensive Destiny 2 guide.

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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: January 28

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of January 28. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.

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Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of January 28 has to offer.

Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for January 28 are now available to see.

One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.

One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for January 28 in Destiny 2?

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The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map every Friday at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT. The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.

The map that players fight on changes each week, with the current map being Javlin-4.

Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for this week:

  • Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
  • Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Flawless Reward: Sola’s Scar (Legendary Sword) (Adept)

To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.

It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.

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Passages

  • Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)

Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!


Also, check out the best Destiny 2 PVE weapons and how to get them, and also how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: Jan 28 – Feb 1

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.

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Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week. Currently, Xur can be found in the Tower, over in the Hanger.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s Jan 28 – Feb 1 items in Destiny 2

You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:

Exotic Gear

  • Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
  • Two-Tailed Fox – Void rocket launcher: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Shards of Galanor – Hunter arms: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Lion Rampant – Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Karnstein Armlets – Warlock chest: 23 Legendary Shards

Legendary Weapons & Armor

  • Nature of the Beast – Arc hand cannon
  • Seventh Seraph SI-2 – Void sidearm
  • Night Watch – Kinetic scout rifle
  • Wishbringer – Solar shotgun
  • First In, Last Out – Arc shotgun
  • Falling Guillotine – Void sword
  • The Third Axiom – Arc pulse rifle
  • Righteous armor set
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This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items.

You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.


Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and for more on gaming news, check out our piece on whether or not Star Wars Battlefront 3 is happening.

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Destiny 2 Anniversary Event hints at Halo crossover

Destiny 2 players have spotted some Halo weapons in the upcoming 30th Anniversary event, and they believe it could be teasing a crossover.

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The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will arrive in Destiny 2 soon, and the teasers appear to show Guardian’s rocking some very familiar Halo weapons. This has sparked rumors that a Halo crossover will be arriving in Destiny 2 soon.

Bungie kickstarted the legendary Halo franchise back in 2001 but since parting ways with Microsoft, has now moved on to developing and supporting Destiny. Now, Halo is in the hands of 343 Industries.

Bungie will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special Destiny 2 event that brings over content and cosmetics from its previous games. Although it’s Bungie’s most famous franchise, there was no confirmation that any Halo content would arrive.

However, on the 30th Anniversary Pack’s Steam page, eagle-eyed players believe they have spotted Halo weapons that tease a crossover.

Halo weapons spotted in Destiny 2

The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack launches on December 7 and brings a new Dungeon, as well as the Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher, and weapons and armor from its previous games – Myth and Marathon.

Although Halo put Bungie on the map, the end of its Microsoft partnership has meant that Destiny and Halo have never had a crossover. However, it appears that could change.

Players have spotted weapons that look extremely similar to Halo’s classic Battle Rifle and Focus Rifle (or Covenant Carbine) in an image from Destiny 2’s ‘Dares of Eternity’ activity.

Some also believed that they spotted a Needler in the same image, but it’s actually a new armor set where the shoulder piece has some very familiar purple needles poking out of it.

However, there’s no guarantee that this will be an official crossover. It’s likely that Bungie has crafted new weapons that are inspired by Halo’s but in such a way that it doesn’t directly bring them over.

While an official crossover is possible, we’ll need to wait until the 30th Anniversary event releases to know just how much Halo will arrive in Destiny 2.


You can also check out how to get Destiny 2’s Last Word Hand Cannon and Halo Infinite devs teasing a stronger anti-cheat is on the way.

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