As you can probably imagine even if you haven't played Destiny so far, a huge part of the draw of the series is the Exotic weapons and exotic armor in Destiny 2. Players can grind the same missions and levels for hours on end, purely with the end goal of obtaining a single exotic weapon or exotic armor item for their character. In this Destiny 2 exotic weapons and armor guide, we'll be running down the very best Exotic weapons and armor pieces you can hope to find in Destiny 2 in this Destiny 2 Exotics Guide, as well as where you can find them.
Should you need anything else whatsoever on Destiny 2 that isn't exotic related, including our complete guide to the brand new Farm social hub space, as well as mission and level walkthroughs like Homecoming and the Inverted Spire, head over to our Destiny 2 guides walkthrough hub.
Destiny 2 Exotic Weapons and Armor Guide
So, why might you want to obtain the very best weapons and armor you can possibly find in Destiny 2? For a start, it's obviously to deal out massive amounts of damage to and be able to withstand onslaughts from your enemies, but it also has something to do with the levelling system within Destiny 2.
The overall level of your weapons and armor items can contribute to the Power level of your character. This Power level is what determines your rank when you're in the endgame of Destiny 2, and it effectively requires you to have a certain Power level if you want to take on challenges like Nightfall Strikes or Raids.
Therefore, you need the best weapons and armor items in order to be able to play the higher level, more difficult activities in Destiny 2, which in turn give better items to your characters which can then further increase your Power level. It's nowhere near as complex as it sounds, but your Power level is fairly crucial to experiencing all the game modes that Destiny 2 has to offer.
Just below, we've got our own Exotic weapons and armor guides. These guides will tell you exactly what the very best weapons and armor items are in Destiny 2, as well as detailing any character perks they come with, and where you can find them in the game.
It goes without saying that the three classes in Destiny 2 (Hunter, Titan, and Warlock) will all have exclusive exotic weapons and armor, unaccessible for the other two classes. We'll make sure to highlight these in our guides, but these weapons and armor items will usually only be obtainable through the class vendors, these being Commander Zalava for Titans, Ikora Rey for Warlocks, and Cayde-6 for Hunters.
We'll be updating our exotics guides with any new information about exotic weapons and exotic armor, as some of the finer details about the best weapons and armor in Destiny 2 like perks and elemental damage aren't currently available, and we'll only have these details once we've spent some time with the final retail build of Destiny 2.
The Best Exotics you Need in Destiny 2
For a more visual look at exotics, check out the video below showing the best Destiny 2 Exotics you need to get your hands on.
We've got loads more Destiny 2 for you on USGamer. Check out our Destiny 2 Crucible Guide. We've got info on finding Xur in Destiny 2, and a look at exotic weapons in Destiny 2 (including how to get the Rat King in Destiny 2 and how to get the Mida Multi-Tool in Destiny 2) and exotic armor.
The first, brand new Destiny 2 Raid has just launched into the wild for players to take on, and it's already proving to one be one of the most challenging fights ever, even for the most experienced Destiny veterans. Head over to our Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid guide for a complete walkthrough of the entire Raid.
Make sure to check back on this post for all the new details about Destiny 2 weapons and armor that we can find, as well as whenever Bungie adds any new high level weapons or armor to the game.
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