The best scout rifles in Destiny 2

Where patience and accuracy are rewarded.

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It’s a tough time to be a scout rifle fan in Destiny 2.

Scout rifles have seen better days in the past. Right now, scouts are still weak in the meta of loadouts to use in Destiny 2, easily outclassed by most other weapons and archetypes. But that’s not to say there’s no fun to be had with them.

Players need to employ a different kind of playstyle to get the most out of scout rifles. Whether it’s in PvE or PvP, scouts work best at a distance and with a lot of patience. You need to hit headshots for scouts to maximize their potential and damage.

Some scouts are very fun in PvE, and since you need to use them depending on what the current seasonal mods are, it’s good to know which ones to employ when you need to use it for a certain activity, like Nightfall Strikes or anything where a Champion is present.

Here are the best scout rifles in Destiny 2, for both PvE and PvP activities.

Best PvE scout rifles in Destiny 2

Tears of Contrition

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Source: Season of the Haunted

Trustee

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Source: Deep Stone Crypt raid

Night Watch

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Source: Umbral Engrams

Vision of Confluence

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Source: Vault of Glass raid

Contingency Plan

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Source: Legendary engram as of Season of the Lost

Hung Jury SR4

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Source: Nightfall rewards

Best PvP scout rifles in Destiny 2

Dead Man’s Tale

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Source: “Presage” exotic mission, Exotic kiosk in the Tower

Aisha’s Embrace

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Source: Trials of Osiris

MIDA Multi-Tool

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Source: Xur, random drops

Servant Leader

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Source: Gambit

Jade Rabbit

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Source: Xur, random drops

The Guiding Sight

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Source: Iron Banner