Destiny 2 not only introduces new subclasses, it revamps the old one. Let’s revisit an old favourite.
Destiny 2 is going to start us out from scratch without the powers of the Light we’ve accumulated in the first game, but that’s actually good news, because it’ll give us all a chance to rediscover the existing subclasses.
The Hunter Gunslinger is the first class we broke down as part of our Destiny 2 guide, and some of the skill names have changed a little since Arekkz made the video below. The details are still accurate as of release week, though.
The Gunslinger can be specced to favour precision hits and orb generation, or for a more spray-and-pray approach if you’re using that dodge on the frontlines rather than hanging back to snipe and headshot.
All the details are found below in text form, and you can see some gameplay from one of the two upgrade paths in the video.
This page is part of our Destiny 2 class and subclass guides. Check it out for details on the Nightstalker and Arcstrider subclasses, as well as information on how to use your Super effectively and combining class powers to maximise DPS.
- Super: Golden Gun
- Press L1+R1 to summon a flaming pistol that disintegrates enemies with Solar Light.
- Incendiary grenade:
An explosive grenade that catches enemies on fire, causing additional damage over time.
- Swarm Grenade
A grenade that detonates on impact, releasing multiple drones that seek nearby enemies.
- Tripmine Grenade
An explosive grenade that sticks to surfaces and and detonates when enemies pass through its laser trigger.
- Class ability: dodge
- Marksman Dodge
Automatically reload your equipped weapon while dodging
- Gambler’s Dodge
Dodging near enemies generates Melee energy
- High Jump
Upgrades Double Jump with even greater height.
- Strafe Jump
Upgrades Double Jump with better directional control while in the air.
- Triple Jump
Upgrades Double Jump with a third jump.
- Way of the Outlaw – passive tree
- Chains of Woe
Precision kills increase reload speed for you and nearby allies.
- Bombs for Bullseyes
Precision hits generate grenade energy.
Golden Gun can be fired up to six times but has a shorter duration.
- Explosive Knife
Throw a knife at enemies that explodes shortly after impact when melee energy is full.
- Way of the Sharpshooter
Throw a knife at enemies when melee energy is full. A precision kill with this ability instantly recharges it.
- Gunslinger’s Trance
Enter a trance with each precision kill, reducing the cooldown of your Golden Gun.
Precision hits with your Golden Gun generate Orbs of Light for your allies.
- Line ‘Em Up
Precision hits with Golden Gun increase its damage and extend its duration.
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And it will come. Oh yes. It’s all-in now, cats.