How to get all Exotic Weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 beta introduces the player to three of hopefully many new exotic weapons. Fortunately for those collectors out there, these exotics are extremely easy to acquire. Each class is given one of the exotic weapons by Lord Shaxx as you progress through the Homecoming story mission. Titans will acquire the Sweet Business exotic Auto Rifle, Hunters get the Sunshot exotic Hand Cannon, and Warlocks get to play with the Riskrunner exotic Submachine Gun.

To recap, all you have to do is play the Homecoming story mission on each character class and you will have all the exotic weapons available in the Destiny 2 beta. There is hope that once players get to visit The Farm, you will be able to swap weapons between all of your characters.

Now that you know how to acquire these exotics, let’s have a closer look at each of them.

Sweet Business Exotic Auto Rifle

Titans lose out a little bit with this exotic weapon, as it is the only one of the three that does not do any elemental damage. It does look worthy of a Titan though in all its bulky, multi-barreled glory.

How to get all Exotic Weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta

  • Damage Type: Kinetic
  • Description: “…I love my job.”
  • Intrinsic Perk: Payday – Larger magazine
    • Increased accuracy when firing from the hip
  • Barrel: Polygonal Rifling – Barrel optimized for recoil reduction
    • Increases stability
  • Magazine: High-Caliber Rounds – Shots from this weapon knock the target back farther
    • Slightly increases range
  • Trait: Business Time – Holding down the trigger boosts this weapon’s range and rate of fire, and automatically loads ammo pickups into the magazine
  • Stock: Composite Stock – This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock
    • Slightly increases stability
    • Slightly increases handling speed
  • Rounds per Minute: 300
  • Magazine Size: 99

Sunshot Exotic Hand Cannon

What would a Hunter be without an exotic Hand Cannon?

How to get all Exotic Weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta

  • Damage Type: Solar
  • Description: “Can’t outrun the sunrise.” – Liu Feng
  • Intrinsic Perk: Sunburn – This weapon fires explosive rounds and highlights targets that damage from Sunshot
  • Barrel: Chambered Compensator – Stable barrel attachment
    • Increases stability
    • Improves recoil direction
    • Slightly decreases handling speed
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds – This weapon can fire longer distances
    • Increases range
  • Trait: Sun Blast – Targets killed with Sunshot explode in Solar energy
  • Grip: Textured Grip – The friction on this weapon’s grip is particularly strong
    • Greatly increases handling speed
    • Slightly decreases stability
  • Rounds per Minute: 150
  • Magazine Size: 8

Riskrunner Exotic Submachine Gun

Warlocks are presented with a new type of weapon, the Submachine gun.

How to get all Exotic Weapons in the Destiny 2 Beta

  • Damage Type: Arc
  • Description: Charge your soul and let the electrons sing
  • Intrinsic Perk: Arc Conductor – When taking Arc Damage, this weapon becomes more powerful and resists incoming Arc Damage
    • Kills extend the time in this overcharged state
  • Barrel: Arrowhead Brake – Lightly vented barrel
    • Greatly controls recoil
    • Increases handling speed
  • Magazine: Extended Mag – This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower
    • Greatly increases magazine size
    • Greatly decreases reload speed
  • Trait: Superconductor – When Arc Conductor is active, shots fired have the chance to become chain lightning and return ammo
  • Stock: Short-Action Stock – This weapon is especially easy to grip
    • Greatly increases handling speed
  • Rounds per Minute: 900
  • Magazine Size: 40

There you have it! These exotics will likely be the easiest to acquire exotic weapons you’ll come across in Destiny 2, so grab them now and have fun with them while the beta lasts. Remember, all progress made in the beta will reset, so you’ll be doing this all over again when the game launches.

Now that you know about the exotics in the beta, be sure to visit our Destiny 2 Guide Hub for more information on other exotic items.

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