How to get Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted exotics: All weapons & armor from Year 5

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Exotics are some of Destiny 2’s most powerful items. Here’s all we know about the Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted exotics, as well as the Witch Queen exotics.

Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion has kicked off the game’s fifth year of content, meaning there’s a whole new campaign, location, and raid for Guardians alongside the current season — Season of the Haunted.

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 The Darkness 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 Haunted, we have good news — there’s plenty to collect. Here’s everything we know about the Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted exotics, including weapons and armor.


Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted exotics


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Trespasser returns from Destiny 1.

This weapon is the seasonal exotic and is tied to Season of the Haunted. It replaces last season’s Grand Overture.

Find out more in our Season Pass guide.

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  • Be the Danger: Final blows with Unrepentant superbursts automatically reload your weapon and provide an Unrepentant superburst.
  • Unrepentant: Reloading after defeating a target causes the next burst to be a longer, more powerful superburst.


This exotic sword will arrive as part of the Duality Dungeon. Its perks are as follows:

  • Shot in the Dark: Remaining invisible grants this weapon increased damage for a brief duration. Hitting a target with this weapon’s projectiles while Shot in the Dark is active weakens them.
  • Exhumation: Heavy attacks made with full Sword energy turn you invisible and fire exploding Void projectiles.

Second Chance

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Second Chance makes good use of the Sentinel’s Shield Throw

These Titan arms are ideal for dealing with Barrier Champions, even if you can’t find room for the right mod.

  • Myrmidon’s Reach: Gain a second charge of your Shield Throw melee, which becomes shield-piercing and stuns Barrier Champions.

How to get:

Complete Master/Legend Lost Sectors.

Caliban’s Hand

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Caliban’s Hand is great fun for Solar 3.0 subclasses.

Hunters get access to knives that scorch enemies within an area or ignite enemies with a direct hit.

  • Roast ‘Em: Your Proximity Knife scorches targets it damages with its explosions, or ignites on a direct hit. After throwing a Proximity Knife, you gain increased melee regeneration until the knife explodes.

How to get:

Complete Master/Legend Lost Sectors.

Rain of Fire

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Rain of Fire is great for Warlocks that rarely touch the ground.

These new Warlock boots offer the Soaring Fusilier perk which reloads all weapons upon air dodge.

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  • Soaring Fusilier: Air dodge reloads all of your weapons and improves the airborne effectiveness of Fusion Rifles and Linear Fusion Rifles. Final blows with these weapons make you radiant.

How to get:

Complete Master/Legend Lost Sectors.

Destiny 2 Witch Queen and Year 5 exotics: Weapons


Destiny 2 Parasite weapon from the Witch Queen expansionBungie
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.

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How to get:

Once you complete the Witch Queen campaign, you’ll need to craft Osteo Striga.

Dead Messenger

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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All Destiny 2 Witch Queen exotics: Armor


Loreley Splendor Helm

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Loreley Splendor exoticBungie
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 Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Hoarfrost-Z.

Hoarfrost-Z chest

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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.

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How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Loreley Splendor.


Secant Filaments

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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 Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Osmiomancy Gloves.

Osmiomancy Gloves

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Stasis Warlocks will see increased Coldsnap distances.

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

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How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Secant Filaments.


Renewal Grasps

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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 Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Blight Ranger Helmet.

Blight Ranger Helmet

Destiny 2 Witch Queen Blight Ranger Helm exoticBungie
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.

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How to get:

Complete the Witch Queen Legendary campaign. You’ll be able to choose between this and Renewal Grasps.

There’s a look at the Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted exotics, plus those found in the Witch Queen expansion. For more, be sure to check out our Destiny content at Dexerto.

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