Destiny 2 open beta guide: all Exotics, weapons and armour, and how to get your hands on them

By Shabana Arif, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 02:19 GMT

A guide to all of the weapons, Exotics, and armour – and how to get them – in the Destiny 2 beta.

The Destiny 2 beta is open to everyone on PC right now, so get in there and grab some loot. There are more than 20 weapons (including three Exotics), and three armour sets per class, to collect on your adventures.

If you want to browse the inventory before you join the fray this weekend, or are deciding your class based on the Exotic, you can check out our list of all of the weapons, Exotics, and armour included in the Destiny 2 beta below.

Destiny 2 open beta: All Kinetic, Energy and Power Weapons

Before we break down the default weapon loadouts along with Exotic and Legendary weapons, the video below gives you a look at all of them.

There are seven of Kinetic weapons, nine Energy, and six Power weapons ranging from standard to Exotic and Legendary.

Destiny 2 open beta: Exotic weapons and how to get them

There are three Exotic weapons to be found in the Destiny 2 beta, and they’re specific to each class. The Exotic weapons are picked up during the Homecoming story mission that you’ll be thrown into after booting up the beta with a new character, for which we’ve done a handy walkthrough. As you progress, you’ll meet Lord Shaxx in a corridor full of civilians. He’ll pry open the door to the armoury for you and you can pick up your Exotic off the weapon rack.

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Hunter – Sunshot Exotic Hand Cannon

  • Deals Solar damage
  • Description: “Can’t outrun the sunrise.” – Liu Feng
  • 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

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Warlock – Riskrunner Exotic Submachinegun

  • Deals Energy Arc damage
  • Description: “Charge your soul, and let the electrons sing.”
  • 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

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Titan – Sweet Business Exotic Auto Rifle

  • Deals Kinetic damage
  • Description: “…I love my job.”
  • 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

Destiny 2 beta: all armour sets for Hunter, Titan, Warlock

There are three different armour sets which can be acquired in the beta. Each class has a default armour set, plus a set each for PvE and PvP.

The default armour is what can be seen in the Destiny 2 promotional art, and which you’ll be wearing when you first start playing. The PvE set is acquired by completing The Inverted Spire Strike, and the PvP set can be earned completing either Control or Countdown matches in the Crucible.

Destiny 2 beta: Hunter armour and how to get it

The Hunter’s three armour sets for the beta are the default Frumious set, the Swordflight 4.1 set with the Binary Phoenix Cloak, and The Took Offense set.

YouTuber Andyboyswe showcases all three sets of Hunter armour in the video above, and we’ve grabbed a few screens to fill out the holes in our gallery.

The Frumious set is the default armour for the Hunter at the start of the beta. The Intrinsic Perk Mobile Hunter Armour is the same for each item in the set, and gives additional mobility at the cost of resilience.

The Swordflight 4.1 set and Binary Phoenix Cloak are drops from the Crucible. The Intrinsic Perk Mobile Hunter Armour is the same for each armour piece, granting additional mobility at the cost of resilience.

The Took Offense set is a drop from the Strike. The Intrinsic Perk Heavy Hunter Armour is applied across the set and offers improved resilience.

Destiny 2 beta: Warlock armour and how to get it

The Warlock’s three armour sets are the default Ego Talon IV, the Ankaa Seeker IV with the Binary Phoenix Bond, and the Xenos Vale IV.

YouTuber Andyboyswe has wasted no time in getting all three sets of Warlock armour either, which you can check out in the video above. We’ve grabbed a few screens for our gallery.

The Ego Talon IV set is the default armour for the Warlock. The Intrinsic Perk Mobile Warlock Armour is the same across the set and offers additional mobility at the cost of resilience.

The Ankaa Seeker set is loot from the Crucible. The Intrinsic Perk Intrinsic Perk Mobile Warlock Armour is the same across the set and offers additional mobility at the cost of resilience.

The Xenos Vale set is dropped in the Strike. The Intrinsic Perk Heavy Warlock Armour is the same across the set and offers additional resilience at the cost of mobility.

Destiny 2 beta: Titan armour and how to get it

The Titan’s three armour sets are the default Noble Constant Type 2, the Phoenix Strife Type 0 with the Binary Phoenix Mark, and The Shelter In Place.

YouTuber Andyboyswe comes to the rescue again with all three sets of Titan armour on display. Once again, we’ve grabbed a few screens for our gallery.

The Noble Constant Type 2 is the default armour set that the Titan starts out with. The Intrinsic Perk Heavy Titan Armour is on every armour piece in the set and offers additional resilience at the cost of mobility.

The Phoenix Strife Type 0 set is earned in the Crucible. The Intrinsic Perk Restorative Titan Armour applies to the whole set and has improved recovery with a balance of mobility and resilience.

The Shelter In Place is dropped in the Strike. The Intrinsic Perk Intrinsic Perk Heavy Titan Armour is on every armour piece in the set and offers additional resilience at the cost of mobility.

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Destiny 2 beta Legendary weapons and how to get them

There are almost 20 Legendary weapons in the beta, and while any class can use any weapon, the Hunter, Warlock, and Titan, will start out with a slightly different inventory. You can get any of the other Legendary weapons on the list as a drop in the Crucible and the Strike.

Hunter’s default loadout

The Hunter exclusive weapons are The Showrunner Submachine Gun, Red Mamba-3MG Submachine Gun, and the Copperhead-4SN Sniper Rifle.

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

Warlock’s default loadout

The Warlock exclusive weapons are the Nightshade Pulse Rifle, Nergal PR4 Pulse Rifle, and the Main Ingredient Fusion Rifle.

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

Titan’s default loadout

The Titan exclusive weapons are the Does Not Compute Scout Rifle, the Deathstalker-4AU Auto Rifle, Minuet-42 Hand Cannon, Phosphorous MG4 Submachine Gun, and Retrofuturist Shotgun.

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

Legendary Weapon drops from Crucible and Strike

We’ve included all of the Legendary weapons in this section, including those that are class specific to loadouts, as any of them can drop as rewards.

The weapons that are exclusive to drops are The Needle Sidearm, Morrigan-D Rocket Launcher, and Tarantula-3FR Linear Fusion Rifle.

Thanks to YouTubers styleshots, Massive Trigger Gaming, and Aztecross Gaming, we have screens of all three.

The full list of Legendary weapons we’ve encountered is below.

  • Kinetic
    • Scathelocke Auto Rifle
    • Better Devils Hand Cannon
    • The Showrunner Submachine Gun
    • Nightshade Pulse Rifle
    • Does Not Compute Scout Rifle
    • The Needle Sidearm
  • 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
    • Tarantula-3FR Linear Fusion Rifle

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