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Destiny 2 Season of the Risen - All weapons and how to get

Between the release of Season 16 and The Witch Queen, players have a lot of guns to chase.
Destiny 2 Season of the Risen - All weapons and how to get

Destiny 2 fans have a lot to look forward to now that The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen have started. On top of new systems, a campaign, locations, and more, there are plenty of guns to chase.

Like with previous expansions, every activity has been refreshed with new loot, so let's take a look at all the weapons making their way to Destiny 2 with the release of both The Witch Queen and the start of Season 16.

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The Witch Queen/Season of the Risen exotic weapons

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The Dead Messenger Grenade Launcher. (Picture: Bungie)

Most of the exotics can be obtained upon completing certain The Witch Queen missions. It's worth pointing out that Glaives are class-specific exotics, meaning you'll only get one depending on whether you're playing as a Warlock, Titan, or Hunter.

  • Osteo Striga SMG - Buy The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition
  • Edge of Action Glaive - Complete The Evidence Board Exotic quest
  • Edge of Intent Glaive - Complete The Evidence Board Exotic quest
  • Edge of Concurrence Glaive - Complete The Evidence Board Exotic quest
  • Dead Messenger Grenade Launcher - Complete the Vox Obscura quest
  • Parasite Grenade Launcher - Complete the Of Queens and Worms quest
  • Grand Overture - Season Pass reward (Tier 1 premium track or tier 35 of free tack)

The Witch Queen/Season of the Risen Legendary weapons

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There is plenty of loot to chase with the launch of The Witch Queen. (Picture: Bungie)

Now, it's time for the Legendary guns:

The Witch Queen campaign

  • Empirical Evidence Sidearm
  • The Enigma Glaive
  • Red Herring Rocket Launcher

The Wellspring (six-man activity)

  • Fer Taradiddle Combat Bow (Bor’gong, Warden of the Spring)
  • Come to Pass Auto Rifle (Golmag, Warden of the Spring)
  • Father's Sins Sniper Rifle (Zeerik, Lightflayer)
  • Tarnation Grenade Launcher (Vezuul, Lightflayer)


  • Duty Bound Auto Rifle (Adept version available)
  • Silicon Neuroma Sniper Rifle (Adept version available)

Gambit playlist

  • Herod-C Auto Rifle

Vanguard playlist

  • Fortissimo-11 Shotgun

Crucible playlist

  • Crisis Inverted Hand Cannon

Seasonal Ritual Weapon

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The Grand Overture exotic Machine Gun. (Picture: Bungie)

The seasonal weapon is one that can be acquired upon grinding ranks with Zavala (Vanguard Ops), The Drifter (Gambit), and Shaxx (Crucible). Each vendor offers a masterwork version of the weapon and a unique ornament for those that reset their rank. 

  • Reckless Endangerment Shotgun

Triumph Weapons

  • Forensic Nightmare Submachine Gun (Complete the Chief Investigator Triumph)

Season Pass

  • Thoughtless Sniper Rifle (Tier 30 free track)
  • Piece of Mind Pulse Rifle (Tier 45 free track)

Throne World Weapons

Similar to the world loot pool, these are obtainable with no necessary prerequisites, other than being tied to The Witch Queen's location -- Savathun's Throne World. 

The Likely Suspect also drops from a quest available via Fynch.

  • Likely Suspect Fusion Rifle
  • Pointed Inquiry Scout Rifle

Trials of Osiris

  • Aisha's Embrace Scout Rifle (Adept version available)

Iron Banner

  • Frontier's Cry Hand Cannon
  • Razor's Edge Sword

PsiOps Battlegrouns (Seasonal Activity)

Completing the Rising Tensions quest will also net you the Recurrent Impact.

  • Sweet Sorrow Auto Rifle
  • Under Your Skin Combat Bow
  • Explosive Personality Grenade Launcher
  • Recurrent Impact Machine Gun

Vow of the Disciple raid

We have a separate breakdown of all the raid weapons right here!

World Drops

These can drop from Engrams regardless of source, think of them as extra incentives while you're grinding for a particular gun.

  • Krait Auto Rifle
  • Syncopation-53 Pulse Rifle
  • Perses-D Scout Rifle
  • Ragnhild-D Shotgun
  • Snorri FR5 Fusion Rifle
  • Redback 5SI Sidearm
  • Cantata-57 Hand Cannon
  • Ogma PR5 Pulse Rifle
  • Fugue-55 Sniper Rifle
  • Funnelweb Submachine Gun
  • Typhon GL5 Grenade Launcher
  • Palmyra-B Rocket Launcher


So that's it! Time to grind, Guardians.


Feature image courtesy of Bungie.

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