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How to get Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics: All weapons & armor

Published: 23/Feb/2022 9:51 Updated: 24/Feb/2022 10:06

by Lloyd Coombes

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Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion launches this month, and we’ve got our first look at the new exotic weapons and armor coming with it. Here’s all we know about the Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics.

Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion is here, meaning there’s a whole new campaign, location, and raid for Guardians to kick off another year of content.

As players know, though, a big part of the fun is earning new exotic gear in the form of weapons and armor, each with unique properties that can create game-breaking new builds with which to dominate Savathun, or the Crucible.

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If you’re wondering what you’ll be able to get your gauntlets on in the Witch Queen and Season of the Risen, we have good news — there’s plenty to collect. Here’s everything we know about Destiny 2 The Witch Queen’s exotics, including weapons and armor.


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All Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics: Weapons

Check out the trailer below to get up to speed, as well as Bungie’s latest blog post.

Here are the weapons we’ve seen so far.

Grand Overture

Destiny 2 Grand Overture weapon
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The Grand Overture is tied to the season pass for Season 16.

Slug launcher charges full auto missiles (Season Pass required). This weapon is the seasonal exotic and is tied to Season of the Risen.

Find out more, including how to get the Catalyst, here.

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Parasite

Destiny 2 Parasite weapon from the Witch Queen expansion
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The Parasite looks pretty gross

A “worm launcher with increasing damage”, this grenade launcher fires Hive worms like the ones we saw on Oryx’s Dreadnaught. Ew.

How to get:

You’ll need to complete a new quest called “Of Queen and Worms”. We’ve got a full guide here.

Osteo Striga

SMG with Swarming projectiles trigger a toxic burst (think Thorn, but faster). This weapon can be earned by buying The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition, but as yet there’s no way to get it outside of that.

How to get:

While some are reporting they’ve crafted Osteo Striga themselves, we’re unable to find that option. As such, it seems the gun is restricted to the Deluxe Edition of the expansion.

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Dead Messenger

Destiny 2 Dead Messenger Exotic key art
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The Dead Messenger is part of Season of the Risen.

A new Exotic Grenade launcher found in an Exotic Quest in Season of the Risen, this weapon “generates a fan of three waves of impact and can rotate elemental damage types on reload, similar to other Exotics like Hard Light and Borealis,” according to Bungie.

How to get:

We’re still working out how to earn this one, but we’ll update this page when we know more.

Glaives

The Witch Queen will introduce the new Glaive weapon type. Unlike Rise of Iron’s axes or Hive swords, these are wielded from a first-person perspective. We know that we’ll be crafting the weapon ourselves, but we now know that each class will have a specific Glaive ability.

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  • Titan Glaive: Edge of Action — Place a protective shield.
  • Warlock Glaive: Edge of Intent — Deploy a healing turret.
  • Hunter Glaive: Edge of Concurrence — Tracking chain lightning.

There’s another Glaive called Lubrae’s Ruin, but we’re yet to locate the weapon pattern for that just yet.

How to get:

You’ll need to finish The Evidence Board Exotic quest in the Enclave. This can only be done at a certain point in the story, so you may need to spend some time before you get there.

All Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics: Armor

Titan

Loreley Splendor Helm

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Loreley Splendor exotic
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Is it hot in here?

This Solar helmet allows for players to be healed through Sunspots, and will create one when you’re close to death to give you faster cooldowns.

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Hoarfrost-Z.

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Hoarfrost-Z chest

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Hoarfrost-Z exotic
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Slow things down with a Stasis barrier

This chest piece replaces Titan barricade with a Stasis wall, but as yet, we don’t know what tangible benefits that has. We’d imagine it’ll freeze enemies in place if they touch it, but we’ll update this as we earn more Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics for ourselves.

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Loreley Splendor.

Warlock

Secant Filaments

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Secant Filaments exotic
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Your rift is about to get even more useful

These new books offer the Devouring Rift Perk, which Bungie says will allow “for damage from both allies and individual players the ability to disrupt foes… but in style.”

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Omiomancy Gloves.

Osmiomancy Gloves

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Osmiomancy Gauntlets exotic
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Stasis Warlocks will see increased Coldsnap distances.

These gauntlets offer an additional Coldsnap grenade with enhanced seeking over longer distances.

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Secant Filaments.

Hunter

Renewal Grasps

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Renewal Grasps exotic
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Duskfield grenades just got even deadlier

These gauntlets offer a “mini-Silence & Squall” for Hunters, Bungie says, nerfing incoming damage from enemies while also giving Duskfield grenades a much larger radius.

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Blight Ranger Helmet.

Blight Ranger Helmet

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Blight Ranger Helm exotic
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This cool helmet can send projectiles back at enemies with the Arc Staff.

Use Arc Staff to send projectiles back at enemies. Reflected projectiles deal increased damage, too, making this an ideal defensive option for high difficulty content — or PvP.

How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen campaign. You’ll have a 50% chance to earn this, or the Renewal Grasps.


There’s a look at the exotics coming in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen this month, but in the meantime, be sure to check out our Destiny content at Dexerto.

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