Year 4 of Destiny 2 is just about here, and we’re ready to leave the last expansion behind. The next expansion, Destiny 2: Beyond Light will add new exotic weapons and armor, as is tradition now in Bungie’s looter-shooter. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering about what all the new Beyond Light exotic weapons and armor are. Here are all that we know of so far, as of about a month before launch.
Beyond Light New Exotic Weapons
1. No Time To Explain – Pulse Rifle
No Time to Explain is going through a bit of an overhaul since it was released in Destiny 1. The way it will work now is precision hits landed on enemies under the effect of Stasis will return bullets to the magazine.
Also, though, stacking this effect will summon a portal that will shoot bullets at your enemy from an alternate timeline.
As of the time of this writing, it appears that No Time to Explain is limited to those who pre-order Destiny 2: Beyond Light, but presumably it will be released at a later time like past exclusive exotics.
2. Cloudstrike – Sniper Rifle
Cloudstrike, the new exotic sniper rifle being added in Destiny 2: Beyond Light, has serious Thunderlord vibes.
As you use Cloudstrike and land precision final blows, you’ll generate lightning bolts at the target location. If you land final blows rapidly, though, you’ll summon a storm at the point of impact which has been shown to be incredibly powerful in promotional material for Destiny 2: Beyond Light.
There’s no confirmation at the time of this writing on how to obtain the Cloudstrike exotic sniper rifle.
3. The Lament – Sword
The Lament plays right into the current meta of using swords such as Falling Guillotine to chew through champions and other difficult enemies. It is definitely designed for difficult PvE encounters such as Nightfall: The Ordeal and raids since Garden of Salvation.
Blocking with The Lament revs up the blade, which you can then unleash to rip and tear through barrier shields. If you rev it up all the way, damaging enemies will heal the user.
There’s no confirmation at the time of this writing on how to obtain the The Lament exotic sword.
4. Salvation’s Grip – Grenade Launcher
Salvation’s Grip is kind of a way to get the benefits of Stasis by using a weapon, without necessarily having to use a Stasis subclass.
Salvation’s Grip seems pretty straight forward. It’s a grenade launcher that shoots Stasis ammo and, on impact, will create stasis crystals that will freeze nearby targets. You can also charge it up to increase the radius.
There’s no confirmation at the time of this writing on how to obtain Salvation’s Grip exotic grenade launcher.