Destiny 2: Forsaken adds a ton of new content for fans to enjoy, including new and returning exotics. While fans received Update 2.0.0 yesterday to prepare for Forsaken, the Destiny 2 item database also received an update which added a ton of Forsaken items for players to read about. Using this database, players have found a ton of new exotics coming on September 4. While there may be more hidden exotics, here is every known exotic coming with Forsaken.
The Cerberus+1 exotic auto rifle was one of the first Forsaken exotics to be showcased. Taking inspiration from the Contra spread-shot, this auto rifle fires a rapid burst of bullets in a cone ahead of the player thanks to the Four-Headed Dog perk. The Spread Shot Package perk then lets players aim down sights to focus the spread-shot for more accuracy.
Shown off in the TTK livestream, Wish-Ender is a new exotic bow that highlights enemies behind walls when aiming down sights thanks to the Queen’s Wrath intrinsic perk. The Broadhead perk makes it so the arrow over-penetrates and damages the target on both entry and exit.
The other new exotic bow is Trinity Ghoul, which shoots arrows that split after firing due to the Split Electron perk. The Lightning Rod perk gives chain lightning to the next shot after a precision kill. This one was shown off in the Forsaken reveal ViDoc.
One Thousand Voices
This exotic heavy fusion rifle is one of the most unique exotics in the game. Originally shown off in the Forsaken exotic gear trailer, this weapon allows players to charge a continuous explosive beam thanks to the Ahamkara’s Eye perk. The Unforeseen Repercussions perk superheats targets and causes a delayed explosion.
This flashy new exotic hand cannon seems to be tied to Gambit in several ways, including a lore tab from The Drifter himself. This hand cannon’s Explosive Shadow perk creates an explosion after hitting the same enemy five times. The gun’s Taken Predator perk deals bonus damage to both Taken enemies and invading guardians during Gambit, a definite perk for those playing the new Gambit game mode.
Ace of Spades
Cayde-6 is dead, but Guardians will reclaim his hand cannon in Forsaken. This trusty hand cannon’s Memento Mori perk gives some bonus damage bullets if players reload after a kill. The radar will also stay active when aiming down sights. The gun will also have the iconic Firefly perk, which will cause precision kills to create an explosion of Solar energy.
One of the returning and remastered exotics is the Queenbreaker’s Bow from Destiny. The Queenbreaker is a heavy linear fusion rifle, and the Wire Rifle perk lets the gun fire a long-range precision Arc bolt that blinds enemies on contact. The gun can switch between Marksman and Combat sights for either long or short-range combat.
This new exotic rocket launcher fires two rockets, one Void and one Solar, and both track enemies. The Play with Your Prey perk makes the Solar rocket deal damage over time while the Void rocket suppresses enemies, a deadly combination if both hit the same target.
The Chaperone, a kinetic shotgun, is a returning exotic from Destiny: The Taken King. This shotgun is different than most shotguns since it features Precision Slug, a single-shot slug that deals massive damage. The Roadborn perk boosts handling, range, and precision damage after a precision kill. This is certainly a high-skill, high-reward kind of weapon.
Lord of Wolves
Another returning weapon from the Prison of Elders, the Lord of Wolves secondary shotgun shoots a shrapnel blast, just like Fallen Captains do. Kills with the Shrapnel Launcher perk triggers the Release the Wolves perk, which doubles the number of projectiles per burst for a short time. While it wasn’t the most powerful gun before, it certainly was fun to use.
This exotic void sword is reminiscent of the Bolt-caster from Destiny: The Taken King. This sword allows players to launch a combo that sends a blast of void energy flying through the air thanks to the Crow’s Wings perk. It also features Tireless Blade which grants sword ammo from powered sword kills. With the buff to sword ammo reserves, this may make for a great combination.
Rounding out the datamined weapons is Wavesplitter, an exotic void trace rifle. Wavesplitter, much like Coldheart and Prometheus Lens, has different beam intensities which change while the trigger is held down thanks to the Harmonic Laser perk. The Supercharged Battery perk makes it so collecting an orb of light grants a period of maximum power that kicks off with an automatic reload.
Warlock Exotic Armor
With this chest piece’s Crystalline Transistor perk, Kinetic precision kills will cause explosions of the element of the player’s subclass. This piece could be fun to use during Heroic Strikes with elemental singes active. While fans haven’t found these exotics in-game yet, players have found a way to get Forsaken gear early.
The Battle-Hearth perk on this chest piece grants super energy for any kill or assists made while standing in the player’s Well of Radiance. This may be one of the best exotics for the new Dawnblade subclass tree.
These exotic gauntlets focus on the Voidwalker’s ability to manipulate their grenades. Each of the Voidwalker subclass trees can alter their grenade in some form. With these gauntlets, using one of the grenade-changing abilities (Devour, Chaos Accelerant, or Radioactive) will grant damage resistance and charged grenade hits will return a random amount of grenade energy.
With the new Voidwalker super Chaos Reach equipped, sprinting with these exotic boots on will help top off a player’s super energy if it is almost full. While using Chaos Reach, any damage dealt by the super will extend its duration.
Titan Exotic Armor
Heart of Inmost Light
This Titan chest piece is all about ability synergy. Using grenade, melee, or barricade abilities grants increased damage and resistance. While buffed, the next ability used has a faster regen time.
These exotic gauntlets let titans move faster while guarding with Sentinel Shield. Guarded damage converts to super energy after the super ends. These will definitely pair well with the new Titan Sentinel subclass tree.
This exotic mask has been seen in several Forsaken trailers. When an enemy damages a Titan wearing this mask, the enemy is marked and when they are defeated the Titan gains increased damage and an overshield.
These exotics are sure to create some amazing moments and hilarious deaths, as they allow Titans to reflect incoming projectiles when sliding. Any reflected projectiles grant super energy.
Hunter Exotic Armor
The Roving Assassin perk on this chest piece gives super energy for each Spectral Blades kill made before going back into stealth, rewarding a more aggressive play style for the stealth-based super.
The Sixth Coyote
This exotic chest piece is straight to the point. Hunters gain an additional dodge charge while wearing The Sixth Coyote, which could make for some interesting plays with the new Nightstalker subclass tree.
The Adamantine Brace perk on these exotic gauntlets makes bows charge faster, and Hunters can hold the bow charge indefinitely. While not a huge power increase, these will work wonders with the new bows added in Forsaken.
Shards of Galanor
These exotic gauntlets are all about the new Gunslinger subclass tree, Blade Barrage. Each hit or kill with Blade Barrage will return super energy after the super ends.
Those are all the exotics in the Destiny 2 database currently. While some fan-favorite exotics weren’t found, it doesn’t mean they won’t show up in the final product. Some match up with the exotics showcased in the trailer above, but there are some that have not been found yet. For instance, in the exotic trailer there is a Hive-themed shotgun that may be exotic but there is currently no trace of it in the database.
There may be plenty more hidden away and redacted so dataminers can’t access them. The Whisper of the Worm exotic sniper was redacted for a long time before suddenly appearing in-game, so hopefully more exotics will be available after Forsaken launches.
Destiny 2: Forsaken launches September 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Destiny Sets