Destiny 2 Beta: Exotic and Legendary Weapons & Armor and How To Get Them Guide

Destiny 2 Beta: Exotic and Legendary Weapons & Armor and How To Get Them Guide

With the Destiny 2 beta in full swing for pre-orders and open beta access coming to everyone on PS4 and Xbox One shortly, folks are turning their attention to the kinds of gear that’s going to be in the sequel. As we covered in our impressions piece, the weapon categories have been tweaked, and there are some new weapons and weapon types. Of course the beta is packed with new legendary and exotic weapons and armor, and you can find all of them compiled here for your perusal as well as tips on how to earn them before the beta ends Sunday.

Destiny 2 Beta Exotic Weapons

You can earn the Destiny 2 exotic weapons during the opening Homecoming mission. It’s one hell of a starting sequence and as you make your way through it, eventually you’ll encounter Lord Shaxx who will open a door to an armory where you can select your class specific exotic. They are as follows:

Sunshot Hand Cannon – Hunter

  • “Can’t outrun the sunrise.” – Liu Feng
  • Solar damage
  • Intrinsic Perk: Sunburn
    • This weapon fires explosive rounds and highlights targets that take damage from Sunshot
  • Trait: Sun Blast
    • Targets killed with Sunshot explode in Solar energy
  • Rounds per minute: 150
  • Magazine: 8

Sweet Business Auto Rifle – Titan

  • “…I love my job.”
  • Kinetic damage
  • Intrinsic Perk: Payday
    • Large mag. Increased Hip Fire Accuracy
  • Trait: Business Time
    • Holding down the trigger boosts this weapon’s range and rate of fire, and automatically loads ammo pickups into the magazine.
  • Rounds per minute: 360
  • Magazine: 90

Riskrunner Submachinegun – Warlock

  • “Charge your soul, and let the electrons sing.”
  • Energy Arc damage
  • Intrinsic Perk: Arc Conductor
    • Taking Arc damage increases weapon power
  • Trait: Superconductor
    • When Arc Conductor is active, shots fired have the chance to become chain lightning and return ammo
  • Rounds per minute: 750
  • Magazine: 40

Destiny 2 Beta Legendary Weapons

There are around 20 Legendary Weapons you can obtain. Each class begins with their own unique loadout and you can obtain the rest of the legendary weapons, including the class exclusive weapons, as drops in the Crucible and Strike.

Hunter Default Weapons

  • Kinetic Weapons
    • Scathelocke Auto Rifle
    • Better Devils Hand Cannon
    • The Showrunner Submachine Gun (Hunter Exclusive)
  • Energy Weapons
    • Urchin-3SI Sidearm
    • Black Scorpion-4SR Scout Rifle
    • Red Mamba-3MG Submachine Gun (Hunter Exclusive)
  • Power Weapons
    • Acantha-D Grenade Launcher
    • Copperhead-4SN Sniper Rifle (Hunter Exclusive)

Titan Default Weapons

  • Kinetic Weapons
    • Nightshade Pulse Rifle
    • The Showrunner Submachine Gun
    • Does Not Compute Scout Rifle (Titan Exclusive)
  • Energy Weapons
    • Deathstalker-4AU Auto Rifle (Titan Exclusive)
    • Minuet-42 Hand Cannon (Titan Exclusive)
    • Phosphorous MG4 Submachine Gun (Titan Exclusive)
  • Power Weapons
    • Acantha-D Grenade Launcher
    • Retrofuturist Shotgun (Titan Exclusive)

Warlock Default Weapons

  • Kinetic Weapons
    • Scathelocke Auto Rifle
    • Better Devils Hand Cannon
    • Nightshade Pulse Rifle (Warlock Exclusive)
  • Energy Weapons
    • Urchin-3SI Sidearm
    • Black Scorpion-4SR Scout Rifle
    • Nergal PR4 Pulse Rifle (Warlock Exclusive)
  • Power Weapons
    • Acantha-D Grenade Launcher
    • Main Ingredient Fusion Rifle (Warlock Exclusive)

Legendary Weapon Crucible & Strike Drop List

The following is a comprehensive list of all the Legendary weapons that drop in the Crucible and Strike. Most of these are available through the 3 default class loadouts, but a handful of them can only be obtained as drops from playing in the Crucible or the Strike and they are noted below. If you want to get your hands on them all, be sure to spend some time in these multiplayer activities.

  • Kinetic
    • Scathelocke Auto Rifle
    • Better Devils Hand Cannon
    • The Showrunner Submachine Gun
    • Nightshade Pulse Rifle
    • Does Not Compute Scout Rifle
    • The Needle Sidearm (Only obtained via drop)
  • Energy
    • Urchin-3SI Sidearm
    • Black Scorpion-4SR Scout Rifle
    • Red Mamba-3MG Submachine Gun
    • Nergal PR4 Pulse Rifle
    • Deathstalker-4AU Auto Rifle
    • Minuet-42 Hand Cannon
    • Phosphorus MG4 Submachine Gun
  • Power
    • Acantha-D Grenade Launcher
    • Copperhead-4SN Sniper Rifle
    • Main Ingredient Fusion Rifle
    • Retrofuturist Shotgun
    • Morrigan-D Rocket Launcher (Only obtained via drop)
    • Tarantula-3FR Linear Fusion Rifle (Only obtained via drop)

Destiny 2 Beta Hunter Armor

There are 3 different Hunter Armor sets comprised of helmet, chest, gauntlets, leggings and cloak. They are as follows:

Frumious Armor

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Hunter Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Default Armor

Swordfight 4.1 & Binary Phoenix Cloak

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Hunter Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Crucible Drop

The Took Offense

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Hunter Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Strike Drop

Destiny 2 Beta Titan Armor

There are 3 different Titan Armor sets comprised of helmet, chest, gauntlets, leggings and mark. They are as follows:

Noble Constant Type 2

  • Intrinsic Perk: Heavy Titan Armor: increased resilience at the expense of mobility
  • Default Armor

Phoenix Strife Type 0

  • Intrinsic Perk: Heavy Titan Armor: increased resilience at the expense of mobility
  • Crucible Drop

The Shelter In Place

  • Intrinsic Perk: Heavy Titan Armor: increased resilience at the expense of mobility
  • Strike Drop

Destiny 2 Beta Warlock Armor

There are 3 different Warlock Armor sets comprised of helmet, chest, gauntlets, leggings and bond. They are as follows:

Ego Talon IV

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Warlock Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Default Armor

Ankaa Seeker IV

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Warlock Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Crucible Drop

Xenos Vale IV

  • Intrinsic Perk: Mobile Warlock Armor: increased mobility at the expense of resilience
  • Strike Drop

And there you have it, a list of what’s available in the Destiny 2 beta and how to go about earning them. To get what you need quickly, stick to the Crucible matches as they are much shorter than the Strike. Then you can spend the rest of your beta weekend playing with the new weapons and testing the game’s new content and mechanics in whatever activity you please. Be sure to check out our Class Overview guides to see how the Hunter, Warlock and Titan have all changed.


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