Destiny 2 The Witch Queen gameplay reveals new exotics

destiny 2 witch queen gameplay exotic weapons

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is just around the corner, Bungie showing off its extravagant arsenal of weapons in a new gameplay trailer. There’s even a gun that shoots worms. Don’t worry, not these kind of worms.


Guardians are also given a glimpse of the much-anticipated weapon crafting system being introduced, teasing a plethora of customisation options to play around with. The Witch Queen will invite players to swing by Mars to visit The Relic – a high tech forge where you can modify guns using a growing array of parts you collect.

Of course, what die-hard Destiny 2 fans want to know is what exotics will be up for grabs in this latest expansion. Exotic weapons don’t automatically outclass everything else in the game, though their unique profiles and powers add some extra spice when exploring the galaxy.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Exotic Weapons

  • Grand Overture (Machine Gun) — Slug launcher charges full auto missiles
  • Parasite (Grenade Launcher) — Worm launcher with increasing damage
  • Osteo Striga (Submachine Gun) — Swarming projectiles trigger a toxic burst
  • Edge of Action (Titan Glaive) — Place protective shield
  • Edge of Intent (Warlock Glaive) — Deploy healing turret
  • Edge of Concurrence (Hunter Glaive) — Tracking chain lightning
  • Hoarfrost-Z (Titan chest) — Stasis wall replaces Barricade
  • Osmiomancy (Warlock gloves) — Additional Coldsnap with enhanced seeking
  • Blight Ranger (Hunter helmet) — Reflected projectiles deal increased damage

On the hunt for Savathun, The Witch Queen brings Guardians her domain with a glut of content to blast your way through.

Another new feature being introduced is the Glaive. This new weapon factors into Destiny 2’s upcoming weapon crafting mechanic, allowing players to perform powerful melee combos, fire projectiles, and deploy a powerful energy shield.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen has a release date set for February 22, 2022. It will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Google Stadia. Bungie claims that over a million expansions have been pre-ordered. It’s worth mentioning that some of the content planned for later in the year (namely, dungeons) will cost you a little extra on top.

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