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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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Destiny 2 Season of the Lost Roadmap: “The Road to The Witch Queen”
Bungie have unveiled the roadmap for Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost, and here’s all the new content and events they have planned.
With Destiny 2’s Season of the Lost well underway, Bungie has finally revealed the roadmap for the ongoing season, and we now know about all upcoming events.
The current season is expected to last until February 22, 2022, making it longer than many of its predecessors. Now, Bungie has unveiled the roadmap for the new events and additions in the coming months.
Destiny 2 Season of the Lost Roadmap
Bungie has plenty of new additions planned for the remaining duration of the Season of the Lost. Since this season is six months long, there will be various different seasonal events for players to enjoy.
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While this may seem like an overwhelming amount of content, this roadmap will make things a bit easier for you to understand.
August to September
The ones available from the August to September block on the roadmap can currently be found in the game.
Trials of Osiris has become a staple of the game thanks to its heated action, and the developers change it up every week. They’re also currently working on a rework for this competitive PvP mode.
October to November
Festival of the Lost will be this year’s Halloween-themed event and it will replace each year’s Haunter Forest with Haunted Sectors. We expect this event to go live at some point during October.
Grandmaster Nightfalls is set to launch on October 5, and Bungie will also implement higher-difficulty options for the two main seasonal activities: Astral Alignment and Shattered Realm.
This may continue until November.
December to February
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Event is scheduled to begin on December 7, and it will bring plenty of premium and free content for players. If you spend some money, you can access the Gjallarhorn Exotic rocket launcher along with a new dungeon in the Cosmodrome.
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To celebrate the winter holiday season, Bungie will bring back the Dawning event. We’ll also get the Moments of Triumph to celebrate the start of the new year, and The Witch Queen’s will launch on February 22, 2022.
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Best Destiny 2 PVP weapons: Ranked list & how to get them
If you’re entering the Crucible, you have to make sure you’ve got the best gear. Here are the best Destiny 2 PVP weapons and how to get them.
Some of the best gear in Destiny 2 can only be obtained through playing Crucible matches. To help these matches end in your favor, here are the best Destiny 2 PVP weapons.
It’s no secret that the bulk of Destiny 2’s content is focused on PVE. Most players spend their time in Destiny 2 teaming up with other guardians and participating in Raids, Strikes, and seasonal activities.
However, there are quite a few players that enjoy asserting their dominance. Destiny 2 offers the Crucible for these players, which allows guardians to fight against one another using their best gear.
While most weapons are viable in Crucible, some are far better than others. If you want to get a competitive advantage over your opponents, you’re going to want to find the best PVP weapons in Destiny 2.
Best Destiny 2 Season of the Lost PVP Exotic Weapons Ranked List & how to get
You can only take one Exotic weapon into the Crucible, so make it count. Here are the top five Exotic weapons for PVP in Destiny 2.
5. The Chaperone Shotgun – Kinetic Slot
Shotguns are the most powerful special weapons for PVP, thanks to their one-shot kill potential. And it’s hard to find a shotgun that’s better than The Chaperone. Many players regard The Chaperone as the best shotgun in Destiny 2.
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The Chaperone is a slug shotgun with the longest one-shot kill distance out of all the shotguns in Destiny 2. However, it’s hard to justify giving up the Kinetic slot for The Chaperone when looking at the rest of this list. But, if you’re a skilled player with great aim, this may be the weapon for you.
How to unlock The Chaperone
To unlock The Chaperone, you have to own Destiny 2: Beyond Light. It is NOT available to F2P players. Afterward, you’ll need to get the “Holliday Family History” quest which drops randomly at the end of Crucible matches.
You can’t do anything to increase the odds of it dropping. You need to continue playing Crucible matches until it drops. Once you have the quest, you’ll need to continue playing Crucible to complete the quest. Here are all of the challenges you’ll need to complete to unlock The Chaperone.
- Final Blows with a Shotgun x 20
- Arc, Void, and Solar damage kills
- 4% per kill
- death sets score back 2%
- Kills in Gambit x 15
- Return to Holliday
4. Heir Apparent Machine Gun – Heavy Slot
The Heir Apparent is a ridiculous weapon that lets players let loose. Since it received a Catalyst, players who use the Heir Apparent are virtually unkillable. And even without the Catalyst, it’s a lot of fun to use.
The machine gun has to spin to start firing, but the Catalyst makes the wait time worth it. If a player has full health, they will also receive an Arc Shield when the weapon is fully wound up. The Heir Apparent turns Guardians into walking tanks.
How to get the Heir Apparent
The excellent news is Heir Apparent is available to everyone, even F2P players. The bad news is that it’s only available during the annual Guardian Games. Here are the steps needed to obtain the Heir Apparent.
- Make sure Guardian Games are running
- Speak with Zavala
- Take Guardian Games class item to Eva Levante
- Start quest The Games Begin
- Earn 100 Laurels
- Return to Levante
- Buy Contender Card
- Start Exotic quest Wreathed in Laurels
Guardians will earn the Heir Apparent once Wreathed in Laurels is completed.
3. Dead Man’s Tale – Kinetic Slot
It’s very rare to see a scout rifle make it onto any Destiny 2 PVP weapon rankings. However, the Dead Man’s Tale is the universal exception to that rule. With the ability to two-shot guardians from long-range, players that like to hang back might want to pick up the Dead Man’s Tale.
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That doesn’t mean this rifle is going to be a game-changer from the start. Players will need to activate its Exotic perk and obtain its Catalyst to make it a true monster. Once that’s done, even hip-firing the Dead Man’s Tale is highly lethal.
How to unlock Dead Man’s Tale
Sadly, the Dead Man’s Tale is only available to those who purchased the Destiny 2 Deluxe Edition. To get the weapon, players will have to complete both a Strike and an Exotic Quest. Here are the steps needed to unlock it.
- Enter The Arms Dealer Strike on EDZ
- Collect the Intercepted Distress Signal item
- Visit Zavala in the Tower
- Complete Presage Exotic Quest on the Tangled Shore
2. Wardcliff Coil Rocket Launcher – Heavy Slot
The Warcliff Coil is the best PVP rocket launcher in Destiny 2. This weapon fires multiple rockets and reloads automatically when ammo is picked up. Not to mention, it has massive potential to wipe entire teams.
There isn’t much that needs to be said about the destructive power of The Wardliff Coil. It’s a machine designed to kill, and it’s good at doing just that.
How to get The Wardcliff Coil
The Wardcliff Coil is another Exotic locked behind a paywall. Players will have to have Destiny 2: Beyond Light to obtain it. Other than that, getting it is pure luck. It drops randomly from Exotic Engrams. Activities have the potential to reward this weapon to players, and sometimes Xur has it for sale.
1. Ace of Spades Hand Cannon – Kinetic Slot
If you watch a lot of Destiny 2 content, you might have seen this one coming. The Ace of Spades has held its spot on the top of Kinetic PVP weapons since its introduction. It has fantastic stats, amazing perks, and an amazing TTK.
If you aren’t rocking the Wardcliff Coil, you need to equip the Ace of Spades. Especially since the recent Destiny 2 buff, which gives players infinite Kinetic ammo. You’ll never have to worry about running out of Hand Cannon ammo. Just make sure you hit your shots.
How to get Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades requires access to the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion content. Following Cayde’s death, players will have the opportunity to obtain his famed sidearm. Here’s how:
- Complete Forsake Last Call mission
- Speak with Gunsmith in Tower
- Finish Main Story
- Return to the Gunsmith
- Kill enemies or invaders with a Hand Cannon in Gambit
- Kill 250 enemies with a Hand Cannon in Strikes
- Get 25 precision kills with a Hand Cannon in Crucible matches
- Open Cayde’s four caches in the Tangled Shore, EDZ, Io and Nessus
- Complete ‘Ace in the Hole’ mission on Titan
- Receive weapon from Gunsmith
Best Destiny 2 Season of the Lost PVP Legendary Weapons Ranked List & how to get
Since you can only take one Exotic weapon into battle, here are the top five Legendary weapons you’ll need to pad out your arsenal.
5. Multimach CCX SMG – Kinetic Slot
You don’t see a lot of SMGs in top Destiny 2 PVP weapons rankings. Shotguns are more dominant at close range, except for the Multimach CCX. It has an insane TTK and decent range, allowing it to stay viable in the current meta.
How to get Multimach CCX
While it is available to everyone, it’s another weapon that’s locked behind timed events. The Multimach CCX is obtained via the Iron Banner rewards system. That means it takes a lot of luck to get, and even more luck to get a good roll.
4. Commemoration Machine Gun – Heavy Slot
Exotic heavy weapons are often preferred over Legendary heavy weapons because Legendaries just can’t hang. However, the Commemoration machine gun is an exception to that rule.
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The Commemoration has an insane TTK and can get 4 to 5 kills per ammo brick. It’s no Heir Apparent, but it still gets the job done. Yet, you’re better off taking The Wardcliff Coil.
How to get Commemoration
Players can earn Commemoration by completing the Deep Stone Crypt Raid in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. It is dropped by the boss during the final raid encounter.
After the first time through the raid, players can find the Commemoration in the raid’s secret chests. It can also be found in the Raid Chest after beating the final boss again.
3. The Palindrome Hand Cannon – Energy Slot
The Palindrome is the lesser-known cousin to the Ace of Spades. It is still an extremely powerful hand cannon with a low TTK. However, it can compete with other meta hand cannons, and it sits in the Energy slot.
How to get The Palindrome
This hand cannon is locked behind Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s The Ordeals Nightfall. It drops randomly after the Nightfall is complete, which means it could take multiple completions to obtain.
2. Gridskipper Pulse Rifle – Energy Slot
So you’ve opted for the Ace of Spades or some other Exotic Kinetic weapon, and you need the best Legendary Energy weapon. Pulse Rifles rule the PVP weapons meta in Destiny 2, so the Gridskipper should be your choice of Energy weapon.
It has a decent TTK and dominates mid-range encounters. With the buff to Kinetic weapon ammo, you might not switch to your Energy weapon as often. However, the Gridskipper is a great backup when your Kinetic weapon just isn’t cutting it.
How to get Gridskipper
Short answer: you can’t. The Gridskipper is a seasonal weapon that was only available during Season 14. Since that was last season, you might have this weapon. But if you’re a newer player or skipped out on Season 14, the Gridskipper is long gone.
1. The Messenger Pulse Rifle – Kinetic Slot
The Messenger has earned its spot as the #1 Legendary weapon on this list and is considered one of the best PVP weapons in all of Destiny 2. Pulse Rifles dominate PVP, and The Messenger dominates all other pulse Rifles.
It has one of the fastest TTKs in Destiny 2, and its Desperado perk can shorten it even more. With the best Pulse Rifle base stats and incredible perks, you need to get your hands on The Messenger.
How to get The Messenger
Now that you’re drooling over the dream Pulse Rifle, here’s the bad news: it’s an absolute pain to get. It is one of the four randomized loot pieces in Trials of Osiris. So, if you want to get The Messenger, you’re going to have to sweat to get it.
Players will have to get 3, 5, and 7 wins in Trials of Osiris to earn rewards. And the fourth piece of loot is earned by going flawless in Trials. Earning The Messenger is entirely skill-based, but it’s much easier to get if it ends up in the 3 wins award slot.
These weapons are what most players are currently rocking in Destiny 2 PVP, and they will help you improve your game against other guardians.
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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris Rewards: September 24
The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of September 24. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.
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 September 24 has to offer.
First introduced back in Destiny 1, the Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter thanks to its heated action.
Two teams of three wage war in elimination-style matches to earn rep that can be redeemed for sweet rewards. Come the end of the week, if you’ve performed well enough, then you might be able to acquire some incredible items and upgrade equipment for Destiny 2.
Here are the latest Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2 Season of the Lost.
What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for September 24-28 in Destiny 2?
The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.
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The map changes each week that players fight on, and this week has seen the combat take place at “Wormhaven.”
Here is the full list of Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards for this week:
- Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
- Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
- Rank 10: Trials Weapon
- Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
- Rank 16: Trials Weapon
- Flawless Reward: Igneuous Hammer (Adept)
To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.
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It’s a tough feat no doubt, but with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics, it’s doable.
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!
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