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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotics guide

All the new Exotics arriving with the Beyond Light update

The upcoming Destiny 2 Beyond Light release date will take us to Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa, where a new threat is forming. With it comes a brand new power type – the icy power of Stasis, and so we’ll see Destiny 2 Stasis subclasses added to each class. As we’ve come to expect from Destiny 2 expansions, we’ll be able to explore a new patrol zone, which will be set on Europa’s chilly surface – and you and your squad will be heading to the mysterious Deep Stone Crypt for Beyond Light’s brand new Destiny 2 raid.

Of course, there are some shiny new – and returning – Exotics to get your hands on as well, many of them using Stasis’ elemental powers to damage and freeze foes. Destiny 1 fans will note the return of Exotics from the original game – though they’ve got new features this time around.

Here are all the Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotics along with their descriptions – we’ll let you know where and how you can obtain these Destiny 2 Exotics when we know more.

No time to Explain

Exotic Pulse Rifle
Precision hits and shots against enemies affected by Stasis will return to the magazine. Stack this effect to summon a portal which will fire bullets from an alternate timeline of the weapon.


Exotic Sniper Rifle
Precision final blows will generate lightning bolts at the target location. Rapid precision shots will summon an entire storm at the point of impact.

The Lament

Exotic Sword
Block with The Lament to rev the blade, then shred through shielded enemies. At its peak, damaging an enemy will heal the wielder.

Salvation’s Grip

Exotic Grenade Launcher
Each fired projectile will create Stasis crystals that will freeze nearby targets. Charge to increase the amount of crystals created as well as the freeze radius.

Icefall Mantle

Titan Exotic Gauntlets
Stand tall against the oncoming hordes with this reinforced armor that replaces the Titan’s Barricade with Overshield, absorbing damage from incoming fire.

Precious Scars

Titan Exotic Helmet
Upon reviving, the Titan gains an Overshield aura that protects the wearer and nearby allies.

Mask of Bakris

Hunter Exotic Helmet
Don the Mask to replace the Hunter’s Dodge ability with a longer range Shift ability that also temporarily cloaks the wearer during use.

Athrys’s Embrace

Hunter Exotic Gauntlets
The Hunter’s weighted knife gains a second ricochet; rapid precision hits gain a damage bonus and can temporarily stagger enemies.

Dawn Chorus

Warlock Exotic Helmet
The Warlock’s Daybreak projectiles deal extra damage and cause enemies to burn on contact. Gain melee energy each time a burn damages a target.

Necrotic Grip

Warlock Exotic Gauntlets
Melee attacks corrupt enemies with increasing damage over time. Defeating a corrupted combatant spreads the corruption to nearby targets and restores melee energy.

Two further Beyond Light Exotics have been included in the Destiny 2 Beyond Light roadmap – Duality and Hawkmoon. We’re not sure what kind of Exotic Duality will be, but Hawkmoon is a Hand Cannon returning from Destiny 1. In a charity livestream, Destiny 2 game director Luke Smith confirmed that Hawkmoon’s Luck in the Chamber and Holding Aces won’t be returning, but the ‘randomness’ will still be part of the weapons’ unique perk.

Those are all the Destiny 2 Beyond Light Exotics we know of so far, but we’ll be sure to let you know if we discover anything else – like which Exotic will be tied to the new raid. In the meantime, get prepared for Beyond Light by brushing up on Destiny 2 classes and Destiny 2 builds.