In its second installment, it has defined looter shooters and dominated the genre with its ever-growing story and lore. Destiny 2 also has a large PVE and PVP community where players can pick and choose the best parts of the game to play and enjoy them to the fullest.
Destiny 2’s gunplay is one of its most praised parts. In the PVP sandbox, the most important thing is that there are guns to shoot, and it feels good to shoot them. Shotguns are a type of weapon used a lot in the game. There are a lot of different kinds, but some are better than others. Here are the best Destiny 2 shotguns for PVP.
The Blasphemer is a legendary Destiny 2 that belongs to the slug frame archetype. It does physical damage and has no built-in bonuses. The Blasphemer shotgun is popular in Destiny 2’s PVP because it has a long range and can drop with a wide range of perks.
You can get the Blasphemer at the Altars of Sorrow public event on the moon, which you can do alone or with a Fireteam. Hammer-forged rifling, Accurized or Elevated Rounds, Quickdraw, and Opening Shot are some of the most popular rolls for the Blasphemer shotgun.
In Destiny 2, the exotic Duality shotgun came out during the hunting season. Its exotic perk, “compression chamber,” lets it fire either a single slug projectile or a close-spaced pellet projectile when firing from the hip. The Duality is a solar damage weapon that gets a boost from the On Black Wings perk.
This perk gives a stacking bonus to highly precise damage and reloads pace from pellet projectile final blows. Final blows with the weapon’s slug missile increase the buff’s duration. You can get an exotic cipher from Xur and use it at the exotic kiosk to buy the Duality shotgun.
The Riiswalker is a legendary shotgun with a lightweight frame that was added to Destiny 2 during the Season of the Splicer. Riiswalker is an Iron Banner sidearm that can only be gotten by competing in the Iron Banner event and getting it as a random drop or by completing the third section of the Iron Banner quest line.
With perks like Slideways and Eye of the Storm, the weapon works much better, making it more than just a good choice for the Crucible. Compared to other handguns in Destiny 2’s sandbox, the Riiswalker isn’t particularly good at anything, but it works well and is easy to get.
The Xenoclast IV is probably the easiest weapon on this list to get. It belongs to the Lightweight frame archetype of shotguns and is a high-impact weapon with many bonuses that make it the perfect partner in crime. Dual perks like Smallbore, which increases range and stability, and Unrelenting, which heals you after beating an opponent, make it strong support when fighting guardians with their shotguns and sidearms. The Xenoclast IV can be gotten from Zavala at the tower as a reward for doing Strikes or moving up in rank.
The Heritage shotgun is an elevated weapon in Destiny 2’s PVP mode. It is a kinetic shotgun with the pinpoint slug frame archetype. The Heritage stands out because of its great range and handling, which go well with fast movement and “run and gun” strategies.
The Heritage is a top-tier shotgun that deserves praise because it has special features like Corkscrew Rifling and Reconstruction. The Heritage is hard to get because it only drops from the Profound Stone Crypt raid. For a chance to get the weapon, players must complete the Beyond Light campaign, reach the required light level, and form a party with five other players.
Found Verdict is an old weapon from the first Destiny game that dropped in the Vault of Glass raid. Bungie just put the raid back into Destiny 2, along with the weapons and armor that drop from it as rewards. Found Verdict is a frame shotgun with arc damage and high-impact stats. It is a great weapon.
Players can also combine perks like Slideshow and Accurized Rounds to get the most out of the game. But, like the Heritage shotgun, Found Verdict can only be gotten from the legendary Cellar of Glass raid if players work together and have a little luck.
The Lord Of Wolves
Most shotguns in the game fire slugs or pellets. On the other hand, the Lord of Wolves fires in short bursts, like a pulse rifle. The weapon’s first perk, Shrapnel Launcher, does a lot of solar damage to players. This damage can be increased with the weapon’s second perk, Release the Wolves, which extends the range, increases the damage, and makes each burst hit more times. The Lord of Wolves shotgun is a random drop in Destiny 2, but an exotic engram can be used to buy it from Xur.
Matador 64 is a precision frame shotgun from Destiny 1 popular with veteran light players and new players. People like the weapon because it is accurate and has high-impact stats that work well in PVP modes. The weapon can roll with several high-performance bonuses.
Players like Perpetual Motion, which increases the weapon’s range, and Harmony, which gives final blows with the weapon a decent damage boost. Matador 64 is a legendary item in the Grasp of Avarice dungeon in Destiny 2. This dungeon can be done alone, but it is best to do it with a Fireteam.
Another popular shotgun, Felwinter’s Lie, ruled PVP in Destiny 1 and got its glory back when it was brought to Destiny 2. Felwinter’s Lie is a type of shotgun called a “rare shot package.” It is known for having a lot of impacts and being able to kill with one shot by dealing solar damage.
Felwinter’s Lie is a great companion for players who like to run and shoot, and it’s also a good backup choice for most Crucible players. Felwinter’s was only available through an exotic quest line at first. Since then, it has been moved to the exotic kiosk, where it can be bought with an exotic cipher.
The Man in Charge
The Chaperone shotgun is the best overall shotgun in a guardian’s loadout. It is the best of all shotguns. The Chaperone shotgun is a type of shotgun called a precision slug. It is known for its long-range and high-precision damage numbers. The Chaperone has the most range of any shotgun in the game, and its perk can make it even better.
After a final blow, the Roadhorn’s range, handling, and damage improve. The Chaperone has Accurized Rounds and a Hand-Laid Stock, which make it even more accurate and the perfect partner for mid- to close-range battles. The Chaperone can be found randomly as an exotic drop or bought from Xur.