As with any Destiny 2 expansion, a new selection of weapons is added to the loot pool. While a few old, powerful favorites are sure to stick around, a new DLC gives an opportunity to discover new favorites and a fresh meta to form in PvE and PvP. Forsaken is no different, and the expansion actually brought with it a few weapons that are definitely worth chasing. The addition of random rolls can make some of these weapons the best that have ever come to the game.
But not everyone will have access to all of the best weapons in Forsaken, but some can be acquired through straightforward quests or as random drops. Here are the six top Forsaken weapons worth chasing right now in Destiny 2.
6 Go Figure
Go Figure is a new archetype of pulse rifle added in the Forsaken expansion known as Aggressive Burst. Think of it as a Legendary archetype similar to the exotic Vigilance Wing. This is a very popular pulse rifle right now, especially in PvE content.
Go Figure can dole out some serious damage to PvE enemies, even one-bursting some lower tier enemies in the Last Wish raid. While it's not the best choice for PvP, it can be used there to some success. The main perks that players want to look for are Outlaw and Kill Clip Rampage, but perks that increase the Stability stat will also help. Adding a Counterbalance Stock mod to this weapon would be a good choice as well.
Players can get their hands on Go Figure randomly from drops throughout the game.
5 Ace of Spades
Once players finish Forsaken's campaign, they are given a quest that leads to unlocking Cayde-6's Ace of Spaces exotic hand cannon. This is currently one of the best weapons for PvE and PvP content. It has really solid stats for PvP with good target acquisition, generous range, High Caliber Rounds, and radar while aiming down sights. On the PvE side, the Memento Mori perk gives six increased damage rounds if players reload after a kill and Firefly (a more powerful version of the Dragonfly perk) makes this extremely good for taking out mobs of enemies.
Players can only earn Ace of Spades through its exotic quest.
4 Retold Tale
With the new weapon system added in Destiny 2's Year 2 allowing for players to bring shotguns into the Crucible outside of the Power weapon slot, there is definitely a place for really strong shotguns to flourish. And Retold Tale is one of the best. A Precision Frame shotgun that focuses on delivering one deadly shot at maximum range, this is definitely one to take into PvP.
Players can find Retold Tale in Legendary Drops from the Dreaming City.
Trust is a weapon that may not look amazing on paper, but in practice, it's an amazing hand cannon. It's a member of the faster-firing 180 RPM hand cannons with that signature straight-back recoil. It excels in both PvE and PvP. Some of the best perks to look for in regards to PvP are Rapid Hit, Full Auto, Snapshot, Outlaw, and anything that boosts Range. This can also roll with Dragonfly, which is especially good in PvE.
Players can earn this weapon from drops in Gambit.
Another Gambit weapon, Bygones is an Adaptive Frame pulse rifle. This entire class, which is shared by the Inaugural Address, is in a good spot in both PvE and PvP. With perks like Outlaw, Rampage, and Headseeker, this weapon does very well across Destiny 2's activities.
As mentioned, players can earn this weapon from Gambit.
1 Bad Omens
There's one more Gambit weapon worth mentioning on this list for a particular roll, and that is Bad Omens. This rocket launcher can roll with both Tracking and Cluster Bombs. Cluster Bombs have been and continue to be one of the best DPS perks for rocket launchers in the game, and Tracking allows players to make sure they hit their target with every rocket. It's not quite as powerful to be called Destiny 2's Gjallarhorn, but it's a top-tier weapon for PvE and PvP.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.