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Destiny 2 Beta - All Exotic Weapons

Here are all the Exotic weapons available in the Destiny 2 beta.

Destiny 2 is all about the loot, especially the Exotic weapons, and the Destiny 2 Beta is no different. Despite being a small slice of the final game, players are still able to use three Exotic Weapons during the brief Destiny 2 beta.

The setup for Exotic weapon perks in Destiny 2 is far easier to comprehend and more detailed than Destiny 1’s version. Each Exotic weapon has five perks: Intrinsic, Barrel, Magazine, Trait, Grip. These perks relate to a specific part of the gun, but the two most interesting perks will be Intrinsic and Trait.

Of the three Exotic weapons currently available, one is a Kinetic weapon and two are Energy weapons. There is the Riskrunner, Sunshot, and Sweet Business. All three of these weapons can be unlocked in the Destiny 2 Beta.

Riskrunner – Exotic Submachine Gun – Energy Weapon

The Exotic weapon, Riskrunner, is a Submachine Gun that is equipped in the Energy weapon slot. In order to unlock the Riskrunner, you will need to play through the Homecoming story mission as a Warlock. Once you reach Shaxx, he will reward you with the Riskrunner. Fans of the Zhalo Supercell will feel immediately at home with the Riskrunner, especially given its Arc attack type.

Read: Destiny 2 - Dawnblade Warlock Subclass Guide

Arc Conductor

When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage. Kills extend the time in this overcharged state.

Arrowhead Brake

Light vented barrel.

  • Greatly controls recoil
  • Increases handling speed

Extended Mag

This weapon has greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.

  • Greatly increases magazine size
  • Greatly decreases reload speed

Superconductor

When Arc Conductor is active, shots fired have the chance to become chain lightning and return ammo.

Short-Action Stock

This weapon is especially easy to grip.

  • Greatly increases handling speed

Sunshot – Exotic Hand Cannon – Energy Weapon

The Exotic weapon, Sunshot, is a Hand Cannon that is equipped in the Energy weapon slot. In order to unlock the Sunshot, you will need to play through the Homecoming story mission as a Hunter. Once you reach Shaxx, he will reward you with the Sunshot. The Sunshot feels right at home in the hands of the Gunslinger Hunter, landing headshots and exploding enemies in quick succession. The Sunshot is even one of the fastest time-to-kill Crucible weapons - so be sure to use it!

Sunburn

This weapon fires explosive rounds and highlights targets that take damage from Sunshot.

Chambered Compensator

Stable barrel attachment.

  • Increases stability
  • Improves recoil direction
  • Slightly increases handling speed

Accurized Rounds

This weapon can fire longer distances.

  • Increases range

Sun Blast

Targets killed with Sunshot explode in Solar energy.

Textured Grip

The friction on this weapon’s grip is particularly strong.

  • Greatly increases handling speed
  • Slightly decreases stability

Sweet Business – Exotic Auto Rifle – Kinetic Weapons

The Exotic weapon, Sweet Business, is an Auto Rifle that is equipped in the Kinetic weapon slot. In order to unlock the Sweet Business, you will need to play through the Homecoming story mission as a Titan. Once you reach Shaxx, he will reward you with the Sweet Business. Anyone who had a Thunderlord will tell you that it was one of the most enjoyable and underrated Exotics of Destiny 1. Fans of the Thunderlord will find it easy to pick up and use the Sweet Business.

Read: Destiny 2 - Titan Striker Subclass Guide

Payday

Larger magazine. Increased accuracy when firing from the hip.

Polygonal Rifling

Barrel optimized for recoil reduction.

  • Increases stability

High-Caliber Rounds

Shots from this weapon knock the target back farther.

  • Slightly increases range

Business Time

Holding down the trigger boosts this weapon’s range and rate of fire, and automatically loads ammo pickups into the magazine.

Composite Stock

This weapon has versatile dual-purpose stock.

  • Slightly increases stability
  • Slighty increases handling speed

These look to be the only three Exotic weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta, and they will come in handy during the Inverted Spire Strike. While they are fairly easy to unlock, they give you a good insight into what you can expect from the Exotics in the full version of Destiny 2.

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.