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How to craft weapons in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

A guide to crafting weapons in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen.
How to craft weapons in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

As we inch closer to the release of The Witch Queen expansion, one of the most anticipated pieces of DLC in Destiny 2 history, Bungie is giving fans more reasons to be excited, including a full breakdown of how weapon crafting will work.

Originally announced back in August, players were left intrigued for months waiting for more details regarding how this system would work, which essentially allows users to create certain weapons in the exact way they want them -- with some obvious exceptions. 

With the 3rd February This Week at Bungie blog post, the developers have finally unveiled how the weapon crafting system will be implemented and what can players expect early on when The Witch Queen launches on 22nd February.

How does weapon crafting work in Destiny 2?

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The Enclave is the tool that will help Guardians set up for weapon crafting. (Picture: Bungie)

The Enclave will help Guardians create their own personalised weapons of destruction. There are a few steps, so we'll try to simplify them for you in case you're a New Light jumping into the looter shooter for the first time. 

Find Weapon Patterns

These are essentially blueprints. Finding them will require you to complete quests or gameplay objectives.

Patterns are needed for you to craft any weapons you like. Want to create a new Auto Rifle? Got to find said Pattern, same for Snipers, Shotguns, etc.

Deepsight Resonance Ability

As you explore everything The Witch Queen has to offer, you'll run into weapons with the Deepsight Resonance ability. This means that, if you complete certain objectives that gun requires, you can extract the "essence" of its trait to use on the Enclave.

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Deepsight Resonance is a key ability to extract traits from guns. (Picture: Bungie)

A quick example: you have a Hand Cannon with Firefly and Deepsight Ability? Simply complete the objective and the Firefly perk will now become available to you when crafting weapons compatible with it. 

At the moment, no further material requirements for weapon crafting have been announced, but we'll update this article if more information comes along.

Moving on, once you've crafted your god roll, the fun doesn't stop there.

Levelling Weapon Traits

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After crafting, it's time to upgrade your gun. (Picture: Bungie)

You got your own personalised god roll now, but there are ways for you to improve the nature of your traits. By continuously using the gun in different activities, killing enemies, and more, new stats boosters and better traits will become available.

Think of this system as an improved masterworking one, except players have far more impact on the customisation aspect of it, considering masterworking came with a single random stat boost.

For this, players will have to spend some materials, including Glimmer, Enhancement Cores, and Resonant Alloys. We'll keep you updated as more information comes along.

The Enclave will also give you the chance to outright reset the progress you've made on a gun, rebuilding it from scratch if you choose to. 


No, we're not talking Persona here. Mementos are simply special cosmetic items, think Seasonal Ornaments that are handed out by different vendors upon reaching certain ranks.

They come with unique looks and stat trackers. So far, the only confirmed Memento to be available when The Witch Queen launches will be a Gambit one, but more for Trials of Osiris and Grandmaster Nightfalls are on the way.

One thing worth mentioning is that Exotic weapons, such as the Glaive, will also be craftable, but rather than being a complete overhaul, players will focus on fine-tuning the gun. In a few words, it'll be more restrictive.


Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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