Destiny 2 has, for the first time, saved one of its prized exotic weapons as a timed pre-order exclusive.

You need to put down a pre-order to get the Coldheart exotic trace rifle. Do so, and it will automatically unlock for you when the game comes out in September.

Not a fan of pre-orders? You'll have to wait to get Coldheart - until 5th December. After that time, it will unlock for everyone.

Destiny's exotic weapons are the most coveted items in any Guardian's arsenal. A handful have been timed-exclusives for PlayStation 3 and 4 players in the past, but there has never been a timed-exclusive exotic saved for pre-order customers only.

Coldheart is a cool-looking arc weapon that sits in your second (energy) gun slot. The trace rifle is a brand new weapon type for Destiny 2, making Coldheart even more coveted.

Writing on Twitter, senior gameplay designer Jon Weisnewski described it as "great for single target DPS" [damage per second]:

Additionally, there's a stat-tracking Ghost which can show your PVP and PVE kill counts on-screen.

In the UK, GAME says this is only available with a pre-order at one of its shops. But you can also get this if you pre-order digitally via the PlayStation Store (along with a Salute emote and PS4 theme).

Destiny 2 reward designer Daniel Auchenpaugh provided a little more detail on the Ghost via Twitter. It tracks your kills when equipped or not, for example.

Destiny 2 is due to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 6th September, then for PC on 24th October, and feature an easier turbine section than the one which annoyed us in the Destiny 2 beta.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (33)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips

Comments (33)

Hide low-scoring comments


Destiny 2 Forsaken: A guide to everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Year 2

What new features are coming in Destiny 2's second year, from Forsaken and beyond?

Destiny 2 Lost Memory Fragment locations: Where to find all Latent Memories and unlock Worldline Zero

Where to find all 45 Lost Memory Fragments and unlock Worldline Zero in Destiny 2.

Diablo 3 for Nintendo Switch detailed in full

Will it be cross-platform - and what about that tweet?