11 Best PvP Weapons Destiny 2

Check out the best PvP weapons in Destiny 2!

In this article, we are going to discuss the best PvP weapons that you can use in Destiny 2, so stick with us till the end.

With hundreds and hundreds of weapons to choose from, the arsenal of Destiny 2 can easily overwhelm anybody, especially a beginner. You have reached this blog, which means, that you are probably struggling while choosing a weapon in the game. The Destiny 2 meta is the one that evolves continuously because of which a weapon that pays returns in one season doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be as useful and viable in the next season.

Given the length of the roster of the weapons in the game, we too can understand and feel the pain that you might be suffering while choosing a nice weapon, that resonates with your playing style. If you already have found a weapon that is helping you to progress in the game, by all means, keep using that weapon. But, if you are someone who is struggling to find the weapon of his/her dreams, then you might gain some insights from the blog.

Now without wasting any more time let’s dive directly into the best PvP Weapons in Destiny 2.

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The Best PVP Weapons Destiny 2

1) No Time to Explain

No Time To Explain
No Time To Explain
  • Rarity – Exotic
  • Type – Pulse Rifle
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –A single word is etched onto the inside of the weapon’s casing: ‘Soon’

Currently, the best PvP weapon in Destiny 2 is ‘No Time to Explain’, which is an Exotic Pulse Rifle. This is the gun that most people are picking up these days in Crucible fights. This upgraded version of The Stranger’s Rifle is a long-range weapon.

This weapon is able to almost fire infinitely, thanks to its ‘Rewind Again’ perk, all the precision shots, and the shots against enemies affected by Stasis (ice-type elemental damage that slows down enemies). No Time to Explain is a lethal gun. It can be acquired by completing the campaign of Beyond Light (Destiny 2 DLC expansion) and talking to Exo Stranger.


2) BxR-55 Battler

BxR-55
BxR-55
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Pulse Rifle
  • Damage – Solar
  • Description –A treasured competition piece from a bygone era.

Halo fans will surely recognize this iconic rifle that was first seen in Halo 2. BxR-55 Battler is inspired by the BR55 battle rifle. BxR-55 Battler is from the 30th Anniversary Pack that contained pretty cool things and it was loved by the community.

The most frequently equipped perks for this rifle are Arrow Head Brake, Ricochet Rounds, and Perpetual Motion. Even though the reload time of the rifle is quite fast, it can be made even faster by using the Flared Magwell perk which also increases its stability by a tad bit. BxR can be acquired by opening Xur’s Treasure Hoard.


3) Beloved

Beloved
Beloved
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Sniper Rifle
  • Damage – Solar
  • Description –An Earth artifact, refashioned to suit the Emperor’s modest tastes.

This Legendary sniper rifle is a highly modified version of the LDR 5001 which was first seen in Destiny: The Dark Below. Beloved is currently the best 90 RPM sniper rifle in Destiny 2.

Snapshot, Arrowhead Brake, Quickdraw, and Accurized is the best set of perks that you can probably set for Beloved. This sniper rifle in the right hands is definitely a slayer. It can be acquired from the Menagerie aboard the Leviathan.

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4) Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind
Piece of Mind
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Pulse Rifle
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –With words or weapons, inaccuracy can be fatal.”

Introduced in Season of the Risen (the 16th season of Destiny 2), this legendary Pulse Rifle deals Kinetic damage. It is one of the best PvP weapons in Destiny 2 right now.

The most popular trait combo for the Piece of Mind in the game is Perpetual Motion plus Moving Target, which helps in increasing the handling, stability, and reload speed of the rifle when the player is in motion. Complete PsiOps Battlegrounds to get Piece of Mind.


5) FunnelWeb

Funnel Web
FunnelWeb
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Submachine Gun
  • Damage – Void
  • Description –I penetrate all defenses.”

Funnelweb is a legendary submachine gun, that was introduced in The Witch Queen. This submachine void gun fires at a stupendous rate of 900 RPM, which is one of the highest in the game. This gun was very much in talks when The Witch Queen was released.

Frenzy and Subsistence are the most widely equipped perks for Funnel Web. It can only be acquired from Legendary Engrams which in itself is hard to find. If you’re able to get your hands on one of the Funnelwebs, consider yourself lucky; and consider yourself even luckier if you get it with a good set of perks.


6) Wastelander M5

Wastelander M5
Wastelander M5
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Shotgun
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –A trusty companion for those long walks in hard vacuum.

This lightweight shotgun was also a part of the 30th Anniversary Pack. Wastelander drew inspiration from the WSTE-M5 Combat Shotgun from Marathon 2: Durandal.

The most popular equipped perks for the Wastelander M5 are Slideshot plus Opening Shot and Slideshot plus One-Two Punch. When it comes to individual perks, One-Two Punch and Slideshot are the most popular. Some of the perks like Ensemble, Adiago, Dual Loader & Harmony have been removed. It can be randomly earned from Xur’s Treasure Hoard or by completing the new Dares of Eternity matchmaking.

7) Austringer

Austringer
Austringer
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Hand Cannon
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –An Earth artifact, refashioned to suit the Emperor’s modest tastes.”

When the Eyasluna hand cannon was highly modified, it was Austringer that was formed. It is a legendary hand cannon that deals kinetic damage. It can also be obtained from the Derelict Leviathan. This beast of a gun was introduced in the Season of Opulence.

The most popular and equipped perk combo for Austringer is Eye of the Storm plus Range Finder. Eye of the Storm betters the handling and accuracy when your health plummets and Range Finder increases its zoom magnification and effective range while aiming.

8) Forerunner

Forerunner
Forerunner
  • Rarity – Exotic
  • Type – Sidearm
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –A new chapter for an old legend.

Forerunner is a kinetic sidearm that was also a part of Bungie’s 30th-anniversary pack. Now you must be realizing how great the 30th-anniversary pack was for Destiny 2 players. This sidearm comes with a short ranged scope. It fires at full auto and deals devastating damage to your adversaries.

It features two exotic perks – Full Stop and Pace Yourself. Fullstop fires full auto and deals a huge amount of damage and deals increased damage to the players without a shield. Pace Yourself increases the accuracy of this weapon. Obtained by finishing the Magnum Opus quest given by Xur, this exotic sidearm is a killer.

9) Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds
Out of Bounds
  • Rarity – Legendary
  • Type – Submachine Gun
  • Damage – Energy
  • Description –You’re on thin ice, Guardian. Good, I can’t stand to see talent playing it safe!

Out of Bounds first featured in the Season of Plunder, i.e. the current season (Aug 23, 2022, to Dec 6, 2022). This submachine gun is capable of firing at an unprecedented rate of 900 RPM.

The most popular and equipped perk combo for this weapon is Dynamic Sway Reduction plus Range Finder. While Dynamic Sway Reduction improves the stability and accuracy of the gun while still holding down the trigger, Range Finder increases its effective range and zoom magnification while aiming with this legend.


10) Le Monarque

Le Monarque
  • Rarity – Exotic
  • Type – Combat Bow
  • Damage – Energy
  • Description – “Wings flutter. Beauty distracts. Poison injects. The butterfly’s curse extends to your enemies. A short life, shortened further by your hand.” 

Le Monarque first appeared in Black Armory. The game features 4 bows in total and Le Monarque is the most lethal among all of them.

This exotic bow features two exotic perks – Poison Arrows and Snapshot Sights. After a full draw and a quick release converts a regular arrow into a poison arrow that stuns the enemy and spreads poison to the nearby ones. Snapshot Sights grants faster times to aim down the sight. This weapon can be acquired from Volundr, Izanami & Gofannon Forges, or through The Monuments of Lost Lights in the Tower.


11) Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades
  • Rarity – Exotic
  • Type – Hand Cannon
  • Damage – Kinetic
  • Description –Folding was never an option.

With Forsaken Expansion, the Ace of Spades made a comeback. In Destiny, it could only be used by Hunters but in Destiny 2, any class can wield this exotic hand cannon. Ace of Spades can be acquired in the Monument to Lost Lights.

This hand cannon also features two exotic perks, namely – Memento Mori and Firefly. Memento Mori grants the wielder a few extra damages causing bullets, on reloading just after a kill, and also grants a radar while aiming down the sights. With Firefly, precision kills this weapon increases the reload speed, blasts the enemy, and causes solar damage to nearby enemies.


Most used weapons in Destiny 2 PvP (by the percentage used)

  • No Time to Explain (3.96%)
  • BxR-55 Battler (2.70%)
  • Beloved (2.25%)
  • Piece of Mind (2.18%)
  • FunnelWeb (2.15%)
  • Wastelander M5 (2.10%)
  • Austringer (2.08%)
  • Forerunner (1.83%)
  • Out of Bounds (1.77%)
  • Le Monarque (1.76%)
  • Ace of Spades (1.71%)

The following percentages have been gathered from Destiny Tracker.


So, these are the best PvP weapons for Destiny 2 that you can use to slay many more enemies. I hope that now you’d be able to filter out the weapons now and make a better decision while choosing your weapon in your next Crucible match. While you are here at Benettonplay, I encourage you to check out our other articles.

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FAQs –

What is the most used weapon in Destiny 2?

The meta of Destiny 2 is constantly evolving and with it, the most used weapons also tend to change. But, these days in PvP mode the exotic pulse rifle ‘No Time to Explain’ is being used the most, and in PvE mode, the exotic linear fusion rifle ‘Arbalest’ is being used the most by Destiny 2 players.

What are the weapon types in Destiny 2?

There are a total of 16 weapon types in Destiny 2, namely – Trace Rifle, Auto Rifle, Hand Cannon, Pulse Rifle, Scout Rifle, Fusion Rifle, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Sidearm, Submachine Gun, Linear Fusion Rifles, Sword, Bow, and Grenade Launcher.

Is weapon crafting free in Destiny 2?

Yes, crafting weapons in Destiny 2 is free and you do not need to own Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion.

Which is the hardest weapon to get in Destiny 2?

The legendary pulse rifle Rerdrix’s Claymore has to be the hardest weapon to acquire in Destiny 2 with perk combos of Outlaw and Desperado.

Nihaal Bhogal

Playing video games for the last seven years, keeping an eye out for the recent video game releases, ardent fan of the Call of Duty and God of War franchises.

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