The best PvP weapons in Destiny 2

The meta is always changing.

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When it comes to the Crucible, a Guardian is only as good as their arsenal.

In Destiny 2, the Crucible’s sandbox shifts every few months. Certain guns and entire archetypes are changed, for the better or worse, and new guns enter the meta when it comes time to grind Quickplay, Competitive, or even Trials of Osiris.

It’s important to pay attention to Bungie’s patch notes to see what changes with each game update because some guns completely fall by the wayside while others rise from the ashes or appear out of mediocrity to dominate the game’s PvP modes.

Here are the best, most popular weapons in Destiny 2 PvP as recently as the summer of 2021 during Season of the Lost.

Kinetic weapons

The Steady Hand

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Source: Iron Banner

Vulpecula

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Source: Astral Alignment in Season of the Lost

The Last Word

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Source: Exotic quest “The Draw”

Dead Man’s Tale

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Source: Exotic mission “Presage”

Riiswalker

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Source: Iron Banner

The Messenger

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Source: Trials of Osiris

Energy weapons

Vex Mythoclast

Source: Vault of Glass

Felwinter’s Lie

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Source: Exotic kiosk in the Tower

Adored

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Source: Exotic kiosk in the Tower

Igneous Hammer

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Source: Trials of Osiris

Found Verdict

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Source: Vault of Glass raid

Frozen Orbit

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Source: Crucible

Power weapons

The Wardcliff Coil

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Source: Random drop, Exotic kiosk in the Tower

Corrective Measure

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Source: Vault of Glass Raid

Bad Omens

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Source: Random drops, Gambit

Tomorrow’s Answer

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Source: Trials of Osiris

Heir Apparent

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Source: Guardian Games event