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Destiny 2 Lightfall: Best Weapons

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Lightfall is the most recent Destiny 2 expansion, and it features a (somewhat) rich storyline set in the hidden city of Neomuna. Take on the Shadow Legion, a band of Emperor Calus enforcers who use advanced technology known as pyramid tech to undermine the guardian's power. Join forces with your friends to face off against difficult boss battles while discovering new armor and weapons to aid in the fight. On that note, this expansion will require some heavy firepower. So, let's look at the best weapons for taking on Destiny 2: Lightfall in this list.

5. Gjallarhorn

Reliable weapons are essential in Destiny 2. Because when it comes to taking down waves of enemies, you need some pretty heavy firepower to get the job done. Consequently, the Gjallarhorn is a textbook example of a reliable weapon fit for just that. This rocket launcher is great for clearing out multiple enemies with one shot thanks to its splash damage, not to mention it's incredibly fun to use. Though the Gjallarhorn isn't a new weapon to Lightfall, and most players are already familiar with it, this exotic launcher remains a guardian's best friend.

If you want to start talking perks, the Pack Hunter trait and Wolfpack ammo easily make this launcher one of the best weapons in Lightfall. Not only do these rockets deal more damage, but they also have the unique ability to assist your squad during combat by allowing your teammates to fire wolfpack rockets from non-exotic launchers. And truly nothing sounds better than a barrage of rocket launchers reigning on your enemies.

4. Arbalest

Assault rifles often make for the best weapons in Destiny 2 and the case is no different in Lightfall. That's why you'll want to have the Arbalest by your side while playing through the Lightfall storyline. This linear fusion rifle packs a punch thanks to its high accuracy and ammo capacity. It outperforms others in its class due to its ability to quickly break shield barriers. And to make its argument better, when combined with its catalyst, it will automatically refill your ammo after breaking an enemy's shield, ensuring that you always have an abundance of ammo.

That's why the Arbalest is a perfect storm for Lightfalls PvE. It's got your back whether you're clearing out dungeons or taking on a boss battle. Without a doubt, this is one of the best weapons in Lightfall, and we recommend adding it to your arsenal if you haven't already because you won't regret it once you see how useful it is.

3. Heritage

Shotguns are an essential part of any shooter. Frequently you find yourself in close-quarter combat in FPS games and as a result, shotguns tend to be an essential part of most FPS Games. For Destiny 2: Lightfall, many players are finding confidence in the Heritage, which is quickly making a name as the best shotgun to use in Lightfall. Though shooting a slug round requires you to aim rather than just spamming the trigger, it has a very predictable recoil pattern that is extremely easy to control.

Released during the Deep Stone Crypt expansion, the Heritage has been around for a while. Still, it's only gotten better with the traits now available for it. Two that stand out for most players are Reconstruction and Recombination. The former increases ammo capacity, making it ideal for any long battle, and the ladder is a charge that stacks, dealing more damage after each element kill. When you combine these, you get one of the best weapons in Lightfall.

2. Osteo Striga

Best Weapons in Lightfall

The Osteo Striga is another weapon that has been around for a while in Destiny 2. Nonetheless, even in the Lightfall expansion, this exotic SMG remains one of the best weapons in the game. This is primarily due to its insane fire rate, which is ideal for getting right into the action and endlessly spamming enemies. You get the exotic SMG as a reward for completing The Witch Queen expansion. This expansion takes some time to complete, but the story and rewards make it all the more worth it.

That being said, it's the Osteo Striga's exotic perks that truly make it one of the best weapons in Lightfall. The first you'll want to have is Screaming Swarm. With this perk, your bullets will have corrosive rounds that track enemies even if they are hiding behind cover. The second perk to look at is Toxic Overload. This activates a small explosion that poisons any enemy in the area after hitting or killing multiple enemies in a row. With these two perks equipped, it becomes this SMG becomes a killing machine capable of dispatching swarms of enemies with speed and ease.

1. Succession

Best Weapons in Lightfall

For those that prefer skill shots over spamming enemies, then you'll need a high-powered sniper rifle. And we can't think of anyone better than the Succession. This weapon is classified as an aggressive frame sniper, which means it has high damage and recoil, but it's not the most mobile. Even though the sniper is sluggish and not the most user-friendly in terms of mobility and magazine size (it only holds three rounds), the damage trade-off and range make keep it relevant and make it worthwhile.

The unique benefit of using the Succession is that it's from the Deep Stone Crypt expansion. Weapons from this expansion benefit from the Reconstruction and Recombination perks. These perks include self-reloading, which can double the size of each magazine, and increase the damage of your follow-up shot. Making it one of the best weapons in Lightfall for those snipers that are holding down their squad from the back line.

So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other weapons in Lightfall that you think are the best? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.