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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

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

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.

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.

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: May 20

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of May 20. 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 May 20 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 May 20 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, the Witch Queen update.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for May 20 in Destiny 2?

The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map on Fridays 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.

Trials of Osiris May 20 map

The map that players fight on changes each week, keeping things fresh and exciting for players. Here is the Trials of Osiris map for the week starting May 20 in Destiny 2:

  • Endless Vale

Trials of Osiris May 20 rewards

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 for each rank reset)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes for each rank reset)
  • Flawless Reward: Aisha’s Embrace (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.

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)

So, there you have it, that’s all the information you’ll need for this week’s Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris, make sure you try your best to get after these rewards, as they can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!


Also, check out how to get the Glaive in Destiny 2 Witch Queen, including all the Exotic Glaive variants.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: May 20 – 24

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

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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 Witch Queen update has added new content for players like the brand new weapon type, Glaives.

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’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week. Currently, Xur can be found in the Arcadian Valley, in the Nessus.

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 May 20 – 24 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
  • Xenology quest: Free
  • Telesto – Fusion Rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Gemini Jester – Leg Armor: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Actium War Rig – Chest Armor: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Verity’s Brow – Helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Hawkmoon – Hand Cannon: 200 Legendary Shards
  • Dead Man’s Tale – Scout Rifle: 200 Legendary Shards

Legendary Weapons & Armor

  • Long Shadow – Sniper Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Seventh Seraph SAW – Machine Gun: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Seventh Sereph S1-2- Sidearm: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Whispering Slab – Bow: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Widow’s Bite – Sniper Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Royal Entry – Rocket Launcher: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Eternal Blazon – Scout Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
  • Holdfast armor set

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 gaming news, check out our piece on Sony’s acquisition of Bungie, the developers of Destiny 2.

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Every Destiny 2 DLC and Expansion: Full list

Here’s every Destiny 2 DLC and Expansion since the game launched in 2017, from the Curse of Osiris to 2022’s The Witch Queen.

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Bungie’s live-service epic Destiny 2 has been supported for almost five years, so we have the full list of every DLC and Expansion released so far, from the Curse of Osiris to the Witch Queen.

For FPS fans looking to engage in a deep and sprawling sci-fi story, look no further than Destiny 2. First released back in 2017, Destiny 2 is now in its 16th season, with two more major Expansions still to come.

All of this new content means that older Expansions and areas are retired, so it’s difficult to keep track of all the DLC. We’re looking back through Destiny 2’s history, listing all of Destiny 2’s paid expansions in chronological order.

Curse of Osiris – December 2017

Curse of Osiris was Destiny 2’s first Expansion pack, arriving on December 5, 2017, and brought players to the planet Mercury for the first time.

This DLC Expansion included the Eater of Worlds Raid and the Infinite Forest, a procedurally generated area that allowed players to visit simulations of Mercury’s past, present, and future.

Curse of Osiris received mixed reviews and is widely considered Destiny 2’s most disappointing DLC drop.

Warmind – May 2018

Releasing on May 8, 2018, Warmind was Destiny 2’s second Expansion and the final piece of Year One content.

Warmind brought Destiny 2 players back to Mars but introduced an area that Destiny 1 players hadn’t seen before – Hellas Basin. Guardians had to contend with the awakened Hive Army and also saw the return of Warmind Rasputin from the original game.

The Warmind Expansion also introduced the Valor and Glory ranking system, as well as Escalation Protocol, where players had to defend towers from waves of Hive.

Forsaken – September 2018

Destiny 2 Year Two was kicked off by September 2018’s Forsaken, which introduced the yearly seasonal content that Bungie continues to this day.

Forsaken was arguably a turning point for Destiny 2, introducing a ton of mechanics that shaped the game going forward. It marked the arrival of the Bow, the Gambit PvPvE mode, the Last Wish Raid, Breakthrough mode, and The Shattered Throne Dungeon.

Forsaken contained three more Seasons, which you can check out below:

  • Season of the Outlaw (launch)
  • Season of the Forge (December 4, 2018)
  • Season of the Drifter (March 5, 2019)
  • Season of the Opulence (June 4, 2019)

Shadowkeep – October 2019

Continuing with the Season model, Destiny 2 introduced the Shadowkeep Expansion on October 1, 2019. Shadowkeep kicked off Year 3 and had players visit the Moon, which long-time Guardians would recognize from the original.

Although introducing the Festering Core and Scarlet Keep Strikes, Garden of Salvation Raid, and Pit of Heresy Dungeon, the most dramatic change Shadowkeep was the Armor 2.0 system. This allowed Guardians to upgrade their armor as they saw fit, removing the need to wear armor they didn’t like just for better stats.

Here are all of Destiny 2 Shadowkeep’s Seasons:

  • Season of the Undying (launch)
  • Season of Dawn (December 10, 2019)
  • Season of the Worthy (March 10, 2020)
  • Season of Arrivals (June 9, 2020)

Beyond Light – November 2020

Destiny 2’s fifth Expansion, Beyond Light, was released on November 10, 2020, and marked Year Four.

Beyond Light took Guardians to the icy Europa, Jupiter’s closest moon. This was when Destiny 2 first went free-to-play and vaulted Titan, Io, Mars, Mercury, and Leviathan to stop the game from getting too big. These locations were removed with the possibility that they’ll be revamped and added back at a later date.

Plus, Destiny 1’s fan-favorite Vault of Glass Raid was remastered and hit Destiny 2 during May’s Season of the Splicer. Here are all of Beyond Light’s Seasons:

  • Season of the Hunt (launch)
  • Season of the Chosen (February 9, 2021)
  • Season of the Splicer (May 11, 2021)
  • Season of the Lost (August 24, 2021)

Bungie 30th Anniversary Event – December 2021

Bungie celebrated their 30th Anniversary Event inside Destiny 2, offering players some Halo-inspired cosmetics as well as the Grasp of Avarice three-player Raid.

While nowhere as big as the other Expansions and seasons, it kept players tiding over while The Witch Queen was delayed until February 2022.

The Witch Queen – February 2022

February 2022’s The Witch Queen is one of the biggest Expansions Destiny 2 has received yet.

Launching with a highly-rated campaign, The Witch Queen brought the Witch Queen’s Throne World, the new Vow of Disciple Raid race, weapon crafting, and Glaive Exotics.

The Witch Queen launched with Season of the Risen, while the rest of the Expansions are still known as “Season of the [Redacted]” until they’re officially revealed.

Lightfall & The Final Shape – TBA

Destiny 2 is still to receive the Lightfall and The Final Shape Expansions, likely in 2023 and 2024. We don’t know what this DLC will entail, but Bungie revealed that “The Light and Darkness saga will come to a dramatic conclusion in Destiny 2: The Final Shape.”


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