KEY POINTS

  • Particle Deconstruction is getting vaulted once "Witch Queen" is released
  • Some exotics can compete with fusion rifles even in the current meta
  • Next season may feature a rocket launcher or sniper rifle meta

When going up against tough PvE content in “Destiny 2,” players will want to deal the most damage they can to save the whole fireteam a lot of time and frustration, especially when facing bosses in raids and some specific Nightfall strikes.

Weapon metas in “Destiny 2” always tend to shift when a new season arrives, or when a powerful weapon is introduced. As Season 15 draws closer to its conclusion, the weapon meta in the “Witch Queen” is bound to evolve, drastically changing how the game plays in the future.

Here’s a shortlist of the best weapons in “Destiny 2” right now that should hopefully be future-proof for when the latest expansion arrives next year.

Reed’s Regret

This linear fusion rifle from the Trials of Osiris is one of the very few weapons in the game that can roll with the Firing Line perk, which grants a substantial damage boost to the user whenever they’re near allies. In PvE, this perk should always be active, granting Reed’s Regret a clear advantage over the rest.

The Reed's Regret linear fusion rifle in Destiny 2 The Reed's Regret linear fusion rifle in Destiny 2 Photo: Destiny 2

Alternatively, the One Thousand Voices and the Sleeper Simulant remain top-tier options even without Particle Deconstruction equipped.

Gjallarhorn

The king of all rocket launchers is back as one of the game’s best heavy weapon options. While the Gjallarhorn can deal immense DPS by itself, it shines brightest when supporting a team equipped with Legendary rocket launchers that have anti-boss perks like Vorpal Weapon, Impact Casing and Boss Spec.

Gjallarhorn - Destiny 2 Gjallarhorn - Destiny 2 Photo: Destiny 2

A Hothead or Hezen Vengeance with the appropriate mods can out-DPS Gjallarhorn as long as they’re buffed with Wolfpack Rounds. Take this into consideration before diving into the next raid.

Whisper of the Worm

The recent buff to Whisper of the Worm has massively improved its boss-killing potential. It now deals more damage, can pull bullets from thin air, and its catalyst now activates faster, resulting in higher DPS than before.

The Whisper of the Worm exotic sniper rifle in Destiny 2 The Whisper of the Worm exotic sniper rifle in Destiny 2 Photo: Destiny 2

However, players who don’t own Whisper’s catalyst will have to wait for “Witch Queen” before they can get their hands on it.

The Lament

As far as swords go, the Lament has always been the go-to option for killing bosses and champions. With the proper setup, players can face-tank attacks while dealing ludicrous damage to single targets. This chainsword is great for deleting champions and certain Nightfall bosses, but it does lose much of luster against actual raid bosses.

Destiny 2's The Lament is a powerful chainsword capable of melting even the toughest of enemies Destiny 2's The Lament is a powerful chainsword capable of melting even the toughest of enemies Photo: Destiny 2