Destiny 2 Exotics list - Every new Beyond Light Exotic weapon and Exotic armour we know so far

All Exotics from the base game through to Year 4's additions.

Destiny 2 Exotics are optional weapons and armour pieces with perks and abilities you cannot find anywhere else in the game.

Every new expansion and season introduces more to the unlock and sample, either through random world drops or elaborate quests.

This page outlines every Exotic available in Destiny 2 and how to unlock them, from those in the latest update, through to those whose quests have been vaulted since release.

On this page:

What to expect from Beyond Light's new Exotics and gear.

How Destiny 2 Exotics work

Exotics are yellow / golden class weapons and armour with unique perks and stats. These powerful and unique items have a catch; you are only be able to equip one Exotic at a time in your weapon or armour slots. (A good rule of thumb to follow is only one golden item can be equipped per side of the inventory screen.)

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As with the original Destiny, it's expected you can only equip on Exotic weapon at a time.

Exotics can be sourced in a number of ways:

  • Decrypting Exotic Engrams
  • Random rewards from Public Events, chests, Crucible matches and other activities
  • Special vendors, such as Xur
  • Specific quests and missions
  • Bright Engrams (for cosmetic Exotic items)
  • Increasing your drop rate with Three of Coins

The most difficult and powerful Exotics will require you to unlock and complete specific quests, which in the past have involved many steps and in the case of one or two, elaborate ARG-style puzzles to solve.

If you've been playing Destiny 2 from the beginning, from Year 3, certain Exotics become time limited as their seasons came and went. Meanwhile, with the arrival of Beyond Light in November 2020, many Exotic quests were the vaulted alongside their respective destinations.

As a result, many Exotics are not available via their original sources, but Bungie has an answer with the arrival of Beyond Light - the Monument to the Lost Lights Vault, a terminal in the Tower where you can purchase lost Exotics. This, as well as the most recent Exotics, are listed on this page.

It's worth noting Exotics will never be sunset, meaning they can always be infused to the max level cap.

Also, certain Exotics can also be upgraded with Masterwork Catalysts, though finding them requires you to play certain activities and a dose of luck.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotics list

What follows is a list of Destiny 2 Exotic weapons as part of the game's latest update, Beyond Light and Season of the Hunt.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Exotic Weapons

ExoticTypeSource
Cloudstrike Sniper Rifle Weekly Empire Hunts (random drop)
Duality Shotgun Season of the Hunt season pass
Eyes of Tomorrow Rocket Launcher Deep Stone Crypt raid drop
Hawkmoon Hand Cannon Currently unavailable (quest later in season)
No Time to Explain Pulse Rifle With Deluxe Edition purchase, unlocks post-campaign (available post-Season 12 for all players)
Salvation's Grip Grenade Launcher Salvation's Grip quest
The Lament Sword The Lament quest

Meanwhile, the Chaperone returns in a new quest. Though oriented for new players, it can be reacquired again if you already own it.

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No Time to Explain.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Exotic Armour

ExoticClassTypeSource
Athyrs's Embrace Hunter Gauntlets Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *
Dawn Chorus Warlock Helmet Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *
Icefall Mantle Titan Gauntlets Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *
Mask of Bakris Hunter Helmet Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *
Necrotic Grip Warlock Gauntlets Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *
Precious Scares Titan Helmet Solo Legend / Master Beyond Light Lost Sector *

* These unlock once you have completed the Lost Sector in question and reach the soft level cap. Then, check the Europa and Cosmodrome destinations map to see which offer a Legend or Master difficulty Lost Sector. These are Perdition, Bunker E15 and Concealed Void (Europa) and Exodus Garden 2A and Veles Labyrinth (Cosmodrome).

Then confirm the mission at the flag outside of the Lost Sector itself. If you run solo, there's a chance one of these Beyond Light armour pieces will drop.

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Precious Scars.

Destiny 2's expired Exotic weapons available from the Monument to the Lost Lights Vault

In Year 3, certain Exotics become time limited as their seasons came and went. Meanwhile, with the arrival of Beyond Light in November 2020, many Exotic quests were the vaulted alongside their respective destinations.

As a result, many Exotics are not available via their original sources, but Bungie has an answer with the arrival of Beyond Light - the Monument to the Lost Lights Vault, a terminal in the Tower where you can purchase lost Exotics.

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All require a range of hard-to-get currencies and materials, reflecting the difficulty in obtaining them in the first place.

Note, at launch, we have created the following table believing all 'missing' Exotics will appear in the Vault. We will verify in the days after release, but until then, here's a list of all Exotics no longer in the game, to give you an idea of what might be missing from your collection.

Legacy ExoticOriginal method
Ace of Spades Ace of Spades quest
Anarchy Rare drop (10% chance) from Scourge of the Past completion
Bad Juju Bad Juju quest
Bastion Bastion quest (Season of Dawn Season Pass holders only)
Devil's Ruin Devil's Ruin quest (Season of Dawn Season Pass holders only)
Eriana's Vow Season of the Undying Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)
Heir Apparent Guardian Games event reward
Izanagi's Burden Mysterious Box quest
Jotunn Jotunn quest
Le Monarque Le Monarque quest
Legend of Acrius World-Eater / On the Comms quest
Leviathan's Breath Leviathan's Breath quest
Lumina Lumina quest
MIDA Multi-tool Mida Multi-Tool quest
Outbreak Perfected Outbreak Perfected quest
Polaris Lance Nascent Dawn quest
Rat King Rat King riddle quest
Ruinous Effigy Ruinous Effigy quest
Sleeper Simulant Sleeper Simulant quest
Sturm Sturm and Drang quest
Symmetry Season of Dawn Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)
Tarrabah Rare Crown of Sorrow drop
The Fourth Horseman Exotic Quest (Season of the Worthy Season Pass holders only)
The Last Word The Last Word quest
Thorn Thorn quest
Tommy's Matchbook Season of the Worthy Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)
Traveler's Chosen Traveler's Chosen quest
Truth Truth quest
Whisper of the Worm The Whisper quest
Witherhoard Season of Arrivals Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)
Worldline Zero Collect 35 Lost Memory Fragments

Destiny 2 Exotic Hunter armour list

All armour is unlocked from drops, Exotic Engrams or specific vendors, unless noted. Also included at the end are the newly added Beyond Light Exotics.

Destiny 2 Hunter Armour Exotics

HunterTypeUnlock method
Celestial Nighthawk Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Foetracer Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Knucklehead Radar Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Mechaneer's Tricksleeves Gauntlets Story mission quest reward *
Young Ahamkara's Spine Gauntlets Drop, Engram or Vendor
The Dragon's Shadow Chest Drop, Engram or Vendor
Lucky Raspberry Chest Drop, Engram or Vendor
Raiden Flux Chest Story mission quest reward *
Lucky Pants Legs Story mission quest reward *
Orpheus Rig Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
ST0MP-EE5 Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Aeon Swift Gauntlets Curse of Osiris completion reward *
Gemini Jester Gauntlets Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Graviton Forfeit Helmet Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Shinobu's Vow Gauntlets Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Wormhusk Crown Helmet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor *
Sealed Ahamkara Grasps Gauntlets Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Ophidia Spathe Chest Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
FR0ST-EE5 Legs Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Apotheosis Veil Helmet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Gwisin Vest Chest Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Oathkeeper Gauntlets Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Shards of Galanor Gauntlets Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
The Sixth Coyote Chest Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Liars Handshake Gauntlets Season of the Drifter - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Khepri's Sting Gauntlets Season of Opulance - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Assassin's Cowl Helmet Shadowkeep - Drop, Engram or Vendor
The Bombardiers Legs Season of Dawn - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Raiju's Harness Chest Season of the Worthy - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Athyrs's Embrace Gauntlets Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor
Mask of Bakris Helmet Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor

* You the choice of these Exotics for completing the Riptide story mission in the main story, completing Curse of Osiris or Warmind DLCs respectively. However, all of these can also be unlocked through random drops, Engrams or vendors.

Destiny 2 Exotic Titan armour list

All armour is unlocked from drops, Exotic Engrams or specific vendors, unless noted. Also included at the end are the newly added Beyond Light Exotics.

Destiny 2 Titan Armour Exotics list

TitanTypeUnlock method
Insurmountable Skullfort Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Mask of the Quiet One Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
ACD/0 Feedback Fence Gauntlets Story mission quest reward *
Doom Fang Pauldron Gauntlets Story mission quest reward *
Synthocepts Gauntlets Drop, Engram or Vendor
Actium War Rig Chest Story mission quest reward *
Crest of Alpha Lupi Chest Drop, Engram or Vendor
Hallowfire Heart Chest Drop, Engram or Vendor
Dunemarchers Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Lion Rampant Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Peacekeepers Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Aeon Safe Gauntlets Curse of Osiris completion reward *
Khepri's Horn Helmet Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Helm of Saint-14 Helmet Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Mk. 44 Stand Asides Legs Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Wormgod Caress Gauntlet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor *
Eternal Warrior Helmet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Ashen Wake Gauntlets Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Armamentarium Chest Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Antaeus Wards Legs Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Heart of Inmost Light Chest Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
One-Eyed Mask Helmet Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Ursa Furiosa Gauntlets Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Stronghold Gauntlets Season of the Drifter - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Peragrine Greaves Legs Season of Opulence - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Phoenix Cradle Legs Shadowkeep - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Severance Enclosure Chest Season of Dawn - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Citan's Ramparts Gloves Season of the Worthy - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Icefall Mantle Gauntlets Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor
Precious Scares Helmet Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor

Unlike previous seasons, there are no new Exotic armour pieces in Season of Arrivals.

* You the choice of these Exotics for completing the Riptide story mission in the main story, completing Curse of Osiris or Warmind DLCs respectively. However, all of these can also be unlocked through random drops, Engrams or vendors.

Destiny 2 Exotic Warlock armour list

All armour is unlocked from drops, Exotic Engrams or specific vendors, unless noted. Also included at the end are the newly added Beyond Light Exotics.

Destiny 2 Warlock Exotic Armour list

WarlockTypeUnlock method
Crown of Tempests Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Eye of Another World Helmet Story mission quest reward *
Nezarec's Sin Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Skull of Dire Ahamkara Helmet Drop, Engram or Vendor
Karnstein Armlets Gauntlets Drop, Engram or Vendor
Sunbracers Gauntlets Story mission quest reward *
Winter's Guile Gauntlets Drop, Engram or Vendor
Starfire Protocol Chest Drop, Engram or Vendor
Wings of Sacred Dawn Chest Story mission quest reward *
Lunafaction Boots Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Transversive Steps Legs Drop, Engram or Vendor
Aeon Soul Gauntlets Curse of Osiris completion reward *
Ophidian Aspect Gauntlets Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
The Stag Helmet Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Vesper of Radius Chest Curse of Osiris - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Verity's Brow Helmet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor *
The Oculus Xol Helmet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Sanguine Alchemy Chest Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Claws of Ahamkara Gauntlet Warmind - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Chromatic Fire Chest Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Contraverse Hold Gauntlets Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Geomag Stablizers Legs Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Phoenix Protocol Chest Forsaken - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Getaway Artist Gauntlets Season of the Drifer - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Astrocyte Verse Helmet Season of Opulence - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Stormdancer's Brace Chest Shadowkeep - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Promethium Spur Legs Season of Dawn - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Felwinter's Helm Helmet Season of the Worthy - Drop, Engram or Vendor
Dawn Chorus Helmet Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor
Necrotic Grip Gauntlets Likely Drop, Engram or Vendor

* You the choice of these Exotics for completing the Riptide story mission in the main story, completing Curse of Osiris or Warmind DLCs respectively. However, all of these can also be unlocked through random drops, Engrams or vendors.

Destiny 2 Exotic weapons list as they were released in chronological order

What follows is a list of Destiny 2 Exotic weapons as they were released in chronological order.

Note, many are unavailable via their respective quests with the arrival of Beyond Light in November 2020 and the vaulting of their respective destinations, or as their debut seasons disappear, with many (if not all) available through the Exotic Vault listed earlier in the page.

Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
Ruinous EffigyTrace RifleRuinous Effigy quest
Traveler's ChosenSidearmTraveler's Chosen quest
WitherhoardGrenade LauncherSeason of Arrivals Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)

Destiny 2 Season of the Worthy Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
Heir ApparentMachine GunGuardian Games event reward
The Fourth HorsemanShotgunExotic Quest (Season of the Worthy Season Pass holders only)
Tommy's MatchbookAuto RifleSeason of the Worthy Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)

As well as the above, there is a quest for a Legendary Shotgun, Felwinter's Lie, up for grabs too before the Season ends.

Destiny 2 Season of Dawn Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
BastionFusion RifleBastion quest (Season of Dawn Season Pass holders only)
Devil's RuinSidearmDevil's Ruin quest (Season of Dawn Season Pass holders only)
SymmetryScout RifleSeason of Dawn Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and Season of the Undying Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
DeathbringerRocket LauncherDeathbringer quest
DivinityTrace RifleDivinity quest
Eriana's VowHand CannonSeason of the Undying Season Pass (Free at Rank 35, Paid for Rank 1)
Leviathan's BreathBowLeviathan's Breath quest (Season of the Undying Season Pass holders only)
Monte CarloAuto RifleDrop, Engram or Vendor
XenophageMachine GunXenophage quest

Destiny 2 Season of Opulence Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
Bad JujuPulse RifleBad Juju quest
LuminaHand CannonLumina quest
TruthRocket LauncherTruth quest

Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
ArbalestLinear Fusion RifleCompleted as part of the Revelry event (guide by KackisHD on YouTube)
Outbreak PerfectedPulse RifleOutbreak Perfected quest
ThornHand CannonThorn quest

Destiny 2 Black Armoury Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeUnlock Method
AnarchyGrenade LauncherRare drop (10% chance) from Scourge of the Past completion
JötunnFusion RifleJotunn quest
Le MonarqueBowLe Monarque quest
Izanagi's BurdenSniper RifleComplete the Mysterious Box quest
The Last WordHand CannonThe Last Word quest

Destiny 2 Forsaken Exotic Weapons

Note the following list is in-progress. Thanks to MGomeyy and RiseOfBacon on reddit for their help filling in the gaps:

Exotic WeaponTypeEnergy TypeUnlock Method
Ace of SpadesHand CannonKinetic / PrimaryAce of Spades quest
Black TalonSwordVoid / HeavyDrop, Engram or Vendor
Cerberus+1Auto RifleKinetic / PrimaryDrop, Engram or Vendor
Lord of WolvesShotgunSolar / SpecialRandom drop from Wanted Bounty completions
MalfeasanceHand CannonKinetic / PrimaryMalfeasance quest
One Thousand VoicesFusion RifleSolar / PowerRare drop at the end of Last Wish raid
The ChaperoneShotgunSolar / SpecialChaperone quest
The QueenbreakerLinear Fusion RifleArc / PrimaryDrop, Engram or Vendor
ThunderlordMachine GunArc / HeavyJournal of the Lost Cryptarch quest (until November 27th, then becomes Drop. Engram or Vendor sourced)
Trinity GhoulCombat BowArc / PrimaryDrop, Engram or Vendor
Two Tailed FoxRocket LauncherVoid / HeavyDrop, Engram or Vendor
WavesplitterTrace RifleVoid / SpecialTimed PS4 exclusive
Wish-EnderCombat BowKinetic / PrimaryWish-Ender quest (Arekkz video)

Destiny 2 Warmind Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeEnergy TypeUnlock Method
The HuckleberrySubmachine Gun (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor
Suros RegimeAuto Rifle (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor
Worldline ZeroSword (Power)VoidCollect 35 Lost Memory Fragments
Sleeper SimulantLinear Fusion RifleSolarSleeper Simulant quest
Polaris LanceScout RifleEnergyNascent Dawn quest
Whisper of the WormSniper RifleSolarThe Whisper quest

Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Exotic Weapons

Exotic WeaponTypeEnergy TypeUnlock Method
CrimsonHand Cannon (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor
Prometheus LensTrace Rifle (Power)SolarDrop, Engram or Vendor
TelestoFusion Rifle (Power)VoidDrop, Engram or Vendor
The ColonyGrenade Launcher (Power)VoidDrop, Engram or Vendor
The Jade RabbitScout Rifle (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor

Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons (base game)

Exotic WeaponTypeEnergy TypeUnlock method
BorealisSniper Rifle (Energy)Arc, Solar, VoidPS4 Exclusive
ColdheartTrace Rifle (Energy)ArcPre-order then visit the Postmaster upon completing game / Level 20
D.A.R.C.I.Sniper Rifle (Power)ArcDrop, Engram or Vendor
Fighting LionGrenade Launcher (Energy)VoidDrop, Engram or Vendor
Graviton LancePulse Rifle (Energy)VoidStory reward*
Hard LightAuto Rifle (Energy)Arc, Solor or VoidDrop, Engram or Vendor
Legend of AcriusShotgun (Power)ArcWorld-Eater / On the Comms quest
MercilessFusion Rifle (Power)SolarDrop, Engram or Vendor
MIDA Multi-ToolScout Rifle (Kinetic)KineticMida Multi-Tool quest
Rat KingSidearm (Kinetic)KineticRat King riddle quest
RiskrunnerSubmachine Gun (Energy)ArcStory reward*
Skyburner's OathScout Rifle (Energy)SolarDrop, Engram or Vendor
SturmHand Cannon (Kinetic)KineticSturm and Drang quest
SunshotHand Cannon (Energy)SolarStory reward*
Sweet BusinessAuto Rifle (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor
The ProspectorGrenade Launcher (Power)ArcDrop, Engram or Vendor
The Wardclif CoilRocket Launcher (Power)ArcDrop, Engram or Vendor
Tractor CannonShotgun (Power)VoidDrop, Engram or Vendor
Vigilance WingPulse Rifle (Kinetic)KineticDrop, Engram or Vendor

* You will get a choice of these three Exotics for completing the first story mission on Io. However, all three can also be unlocked through random drops, Engrams or vendors.

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