All Exotic weapons, armor in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter

Learn about all the new Exotic armor and weapons that are coming in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter.

Season of the Drifter brings plenty of new things to Destiny 2, but as always most players have their eyes on the new Exotics that have made their way in with the update. Season of the Drifter adds five new exotics to the game, with three armor pieces and two new weapons. There are also brand new Pinnacle weapons, which you can learn about here. In this guide we’ll run through all the new Exotic weapons and Exotic armor added in the Season of the Drifter update.

All Exotic weapons and armor in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter

All Exotic weapons and armor in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter
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A total of five new exotics are coming to Destiny 2 with Season of the Drifter, including two weapons and three pieces of armor, one for each class. Unfortunately, the Thorn Hand Cannon and Arbalest Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle aren’t available in game yet, though their perks have been datamined. The Thorn will be on the way March 12 as part of a new Exotic Quest

New Exotic armor in Season of the Drifter

Titan Exotic Gauntlets: Stronghold

Perk: Clenched Fist

Guarding with a sword does not drain ammo and increases movement speed. Timing your guard to block a shot as it lands will heal you.

Hunter Exotic Gauntlets: Liar’s Handshake

Perk: Cross Counter

Using Arc melee or being hit by a melee attack will let you use a powerful counterpunch that heals you.

Warlock Exotic Gauntlets: Getaway Artist

Perk: Dynamic Duo

Holding your Arc grenade button lets you consume it, transforming the grenade into an Arc Soul Turret that follows you, shooting autonomously.

New Exotic weapons in Season of the Drifter

Exotic weapons and armor in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter
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Thorn Hand Cannon

Perk: Mark of the Devourer

Shots pierce enemies and deal damage over time. Kills drop Remnants.

Trait: Soul Devourer

Collecting Remnants increases the Mark of the Devourer’s strength and refills some ammo.

Arbalest Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle

Perk: Compounding Force

Fires slugs instead of energy blasts, dealing heavy damage to elemental shields.

Those are all the Exotic weapons and armor we know of so far in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter, but there’s plenty more to learn about the latest update to Bungie’s space shooter. In our Destiny 2 guides we can teach you useful tips like how to get a Weak Synthesizer and access The Reckoning.

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