Destiny 2: First Look At The New Ritual Weapons in Shadowkeep

With every Season, Bungie tends to add three new pinnacle weapons in Destiny 2, one for the Crucible, one for Gambit, and one for the Vanguard activities. Each of these weapons has its own questline that you have to complete in order to acquire the weapon. The first pinnacle weapon we have in Destiny 2 was Redrix’s Claymore in Season 3 (Warmind). This pulse rifle dropped at 2100 Glory after completing the quest-line for the weapon which was really hard back then. Further down the road, Bungie is making these pinnacle weapons’ quests easier for more players to acquire them. And with Shadowkeep, it seems, these pinnacle weapons are no longer pinnacle weapons. Now, they are called Ritual Weapons in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.

Three New Ritual Weapons Coming to Destiny 2

In TWAB, Bungie revealed which three new ritual weapons will be heading your way in Shadowkeep/Season of the Undying. The reason why they are called Ritual Weapons instead of Pinnacle Weapons in Shadowkeep is that “the quest required to earn them is not as in depth as previous seasons.” For the Crucible ritual weapon, we have a Scout Rifle – Randy’s Throwing Knife (as we know, scout rifles are getting a significant buff in Shadowkeep), for Gambit we have a Sub-machine gun – Exit Strategy and for the Vanguard, we have a Machine Gun – Edgewise. Take a look:

There will be some kind of quest-line tied to these weapons in order to acquire them. On top of that, Bungie has also tweaked some weapons’ perks in Destiny 2.

  • Rampage, Kill Clip, Swashbuckler, Multikill Clip, Desperado, Surrounded, Master of Arms, Onslaught
    • In general, these perks use the same damage multipliers for PvE that they did in PvP
    • The change to Rampage does not affect the Huckleberry
    • Onslaught and Desperado now change bullet impact values while active in PvE
    • Surrounded no longer multiplies precision damage on top of base damage, as it was benefiting some weapon types more than others as a result

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, on October 1, 2019, and later in November on Google Stadia.