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Destiny 2: Best Weapons for PvP & Trials of Osiris (2022)

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Destiny 2: Best Weapons for PvP & Trials of Osiris (2022)

Destiny 2’s meta goes through twists and turns as weapons rise in popularity and either counters are found, or Bungie ends up nerfing them into oblivion and new favorites rise. In this guide we’re going to run through the best weapons for Destiny 2’s PvP, Trials of Osiris and competitive game modes as of the Beyond Light expansion.

Let’s start this off by saying that, ultimately, what the best weapon for PvP and Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2 for you is whatever gun you’re most comfortable using. Sure, Felwinter’s Lie is great, but if you suck with shotguns well, it’s not going to be great for you. There’s no auto-win gun.

Also, it’s worth noting that this guide will only contain guns that have not been sunset, with the exception of Revoker, which is still incredibly popular with snipers because of its unique properties.

This is by no means a definitive list of every gun that is good in the Crucible, PvP and Trials of Osiris, this is just meant to be a greatest hits list of sorts, featuring a little bit of everything for players of all different tastes from our various weapon guides.

Let’s start with the best legendary weapons for PvP and then we’ll move onto the best exotic weapons for PvP.

Best Legendary Weapons for PvP & Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2 (2022)

  • 1000-Yard Stare (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Void) – Possible drop from encounters in the dungeon Grasp of Avarice.
  • Adored (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Arc) – Complete the quest, X In Your Sights.
  • Astral Horizon (Shotgun, Kinetic) – Obtained via Trials of Osiris.
  • Bad Omens (Rocket Launcher, Power, Void) – Random world drop.
  • Bottom Dollar (Hand Cannon, Energy, Void) – Possible reward from Gambit matches and Gambit rank-ups.
  • Dire Promise (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Random world drop.
  • Drang (Sidearm, Energy, Solar) – Complete the quest, My Captain on Nessus.
  • Felwinter’s Lie (Shotgun, Energy, Solar) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Frozen Orbit (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Void) – Possible drop from completing Crucible matches and obtaining rank-up packages.
  • Glacioclasm (Fusion Rifle, Energy, Void) – Reward during The Dawning seasonal event.
  • Gnawing Hunter (Auto Rifle, Energy, Void) – Random world drop.
  • Igneous Hammer (Hand Cannon, Energy, Solar) – Reward from Trials of Osiris.
  • Ignition Code (Kinetic) – Possible drop from Key Code chests in Override & Splicer Umbral Engrams.
  • Revoker (Sniper Rifle, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Riiswalker (Kinetic) – Reward from Iron Banner.
  • Sacred Provenance (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic) – Possible drop from completing encounters in the raid, Garden of Salvation.
  • Salvager’s Salvo (Energy, Arc) – Ritual weapon quest from Banshee-44.
  • Seventh Seraph SAW (Machine Gun, Power, Arc) – Random world drop.
  • Stars in Shadow (Pulse Rifle, Energy, Solar) – Possible reward from completing Crucible matches.
  • The Last Dance (Sidearm, Energy, Arc) – Random world drop.
  • The Messenger (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic) – Reward from Trials of Osiris.
  • The Steady Hand (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Reward from Iron Banner
  • The Summoner (Auto Rifle, Energy, Solar) – Obtained via Trials of Osiris
  • True Prophecy (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Random world drop..
  • Trustee (Scout Rifle, Energy, Solar) – Possible drop from completing encounters in the raid, Deep Stone Crypt.

There’s a lot to break down up there, so we’ll just highlight a few of the best PvP weapons in particular that you’re going to see a lot of whether you’re in quickplay, comp’, or Trials of Osiris.

Adored is the go-to sniper for many players right now, replacing Revoker since it was sunset. That said, you’ll still see some Revokers out there from dedicated users that just don’t want to let go.

With Mindbender’s gone, Felwinter’s Lie has moved into the undisputed king of shotguns role now, with some players that don’t enjoy Felwinter’s style of play opting for other options such as The Chaperone and Astral Horizon.

Season of the Chosen added a lot of interesting weapons for hand cannon users such as Bottom Dollar, and old favorites such as Dire Promise are still quite viable.

If you can manage to get some wins in Trials of Osiris, Igneous Hammer is an extremely popular and meta hand cannon right now that can free up the ability to use an exotic primary or heavy weapon.

If you’re not a sniper, hand cannon, or a shotgun user, you have lots of other legendary options to choose from. Gnawing Hunger is an excellent legendary auto rifle that can roll with great perks.

Trustee is a very fun to use rapid-frame Scout Rifle and there are plenty of great pulse rifles to pick up as well, even with Bygones… gone. My personal pick would be a well-rolled Sacred Provenance, but something like Cold Denial or Stars in Shadows works too.

Fusion rifle users are kind of lost right now with the sunsetting of a lot of popular legendary weapons such as Erentil FR. Your best bet is to migrate over to Bastion for now unless you have a well-rolled Glacioclasm.

Best Exotic Weapons for PvP & Trials of Osiris in Destiny 2 (2022)

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  • Ace of Spades (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Purchased from exotic kiosk.
  • Arbalest (Linear Fusion Rifle, Kinietic) – Rare exotic world drop.
  • Bastion (Fusion Rifle, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Black Talon (Sword, Power, Void) – Rare exotic world drop.
  • Cloudstrike (Sniper Rifle, Energy, Arc) – Possible reward from completing elected difficulty Empire Hunts.
  • Crimson (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Rare exotic world drop.
  • Dead Man’s Tale (Scout Rifle, Kinetic) – Complete the secret mission, Presage.
  • Hawkmoon (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Exotic quest.
  • Jotunn (Fusion Rifle, Energy, Solar) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Le Monarque (Bow, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Mida Multi-Tool (Scout Rifle, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • No Time to Explain (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic) – Pre-order Destiny 2: Beyond Light and complete the campaign.
  • Sturm (Hand Cannon, Energy, Arc) – Purchased from the exotic kiosk.
  • Suros Regime (Auto Rifle, Kinetic) – Rare exotic world drop.
  • The Chaperone (Shotgun, Kinetic) – Via exotic quest from Shaw Han on the Cosmodrome.
  • The Last Word (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Thorn (Hand Cannon, Kinetic) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Truth (Rocket Launcher, Power, Void) – Purchase from exotic kiosk.
  • Vigilance Wing (Pulse Rifle, Kinetic) – Rare exotic world drop.
  • Wardcliff Coil (Rocket Launcher, Power, Arc) – Rare exotic world drop.

There’s so much going on in the exotic section. Let’s start with the obvious: hand cannons. Hand cannons are perhaps the most contentious and diverse weapon category when you’re talking about the best exotic weapons for PvP and Trials of Osiris. I’m not going to begin to tell you which is best, just try and collect them all and see which one fits your playstyle.

While Adored is considered the best sniper rifle to use by many right now, if you can handle Cloudstrike’s aggressive frame style, you have the potential to get some really crazy multi-kills with its lightning storm perk.

Scout rifles are in a slightly better spot nowadays after its auto-aim adjustment, and Mida Multi-Tool is among the biggest beneficiaries of this buff. Also, the recently released Dead Man’s Tale is extremely powerful as long as you can get used to its unique “old-western” feel as it’s a Tex Machina weapon.

Although 600 RPM auto rifles aren’t as lethal as they once were, Suros Regime is still an excellent exotic primary weapon worth carrying if you enjoy using auto rifles as your main or back-up weapon.

And finally, if you noticed we didn’t recommend a bow in the legendary section, there are plenty of bows that are all kind of samey on that end. If you’re going to be “that bow person,” rock Le Monarque, or the not listed because it’s a bit of a meme, but it’s still very fun, is Wish-Ender.

That’s all for our picks for the best weapons for PvP, Crucible and competitive in Destiny 2 in 2022 as of the current meta in Beyond Light. Did we leave out something that’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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