Guardians and Fallen will be teaming up to defeat the Vex in Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer. Season 14 is shaping up to be a rather meaty season. A six-player matchmade activity, weekly pinnacle mission, the Vault of Glass raid, and dozens of new weapons to chase will keep avid fans busy for weeks.
Season of the Splicer is slated to have over 30 new and reprised Legendary weapons for players to chase. Compiling various images and announcements that Bungie has given, we can figure out nearly every new weapon that’s coming this season, new or reissued. Let’s dig into what new weapons you can expect from the new seasonal activity, Vault of Glass raid, and Destiny’s various core playlist activities.
We know of at least six new seasonal weapons tied to Season of the Splicer, two of which are tied to the Season Pass free track. That lines up with how many seasonal weapons were introduced in Season of the Hunt and Season of the Chosen. Here’s what you can expect:
Override Seasonal Activity Gear
- Auto Rifle: The visual design matches Valakadyn, a 720 RPM Solar Auto Rifle. Expect this AR to be a Rapid-Fire Frame and deal elemental damage.
- Breech-Loaded Grenade Launcher: There’s a good chance this is a Kinetic Breech-Loaded GL since all Kinetic GLs are sunset currently.
- Pulse Rifle: A bullpup design practically confirms that this is some sort of Pulse Rifle. The visual design doesn’t match anything available currently.
- Sidearm: A Legendary Sidearm will be tied to the Override activity. Its archetype and damage type are unknown.
Season Pass Gear
- Cryosthesia 77k: Available at rank 1 for season owners, rank 35 for free players. Cryosthesia is an Exotic Sidearm that deals Stasis damage. It has an alternate fire that can freeze enemies in solid Stasis, although it seems you’ll need to chain precision hits or kills to activate this alt-fire.
- Machine Gun: Available at rank 30, this Machine Gun shares a visual profile with Hammerhead. Judging from its fire rate in the trailer, this MG will be an Adaptive Frame (450 RPM).
- Shotgun: Looks similar to Baligant, an Aggressive Frame Shotgun. Expect an Energy 55 RPM Shotgun.
There is likely an Exotic tied to Expunge, Season of the Splicer’s weekly pinnacle activity. No information is available on this weapon, however.
Iron Banner Weapons
Destiny 2 is finally getting new Iron Banner weapons this season. There are four new weapons on offer, two of which are completely new.
- Finite Impactor: An Arc, Adaptive Frame (140 RPM) Hand Cannon with a subpar stat package. Keep an eye out for Iron Banner perks on this gun.
- Occluded Finality: An Arc, Aggressive Frame (72 RPM) Sniper Rifle with selectable scopes, a first for this archetype post-sunsetting.
- Machine Gun: Archetype and damage are unknown, although it’s most likely a High-Impact Frame (360 RPM).
- Shotgun: Archetype and damage are unknown. If this weapon can roll with Iron Reach, it might outclass Felwinter’s Lie.
Vault Of Glass Weapons
The Vault of Glass raid is returning in Destiny 2 on May 22, bringing along its memorable encounters and sweet loot. If you missed out on this raid during the original Destiny, get ready to farm some devastating weapons.
Note: Since VoG has a hard mode that launches later this season, we’re going to assume that Bungie structured its loot pools exactly like Destiny 1, meaning certain weapons are tied to normal and hard mode. If this proves not to be the case, we’ll update this article. Archetype and damage types are deduced from how these weapons behaved in the original Destiny.
VoG Normal Mode
- Atheon’s Epilogue: A Void, Rapid-Fire Frame (720 RPM) Auto Rifle. Originally rolled with scopes instead of barrels.
- Corrective Measure: A Void, Adaptive Frame (450 RPM) Machine Gun. Since its fire rate in Destiny 1 was rather high, Bungie might shift it to the Rapid-Fire Frame archetype instead (900 RPM).
- Found Verdict: An Arc Shotgun. It will most likely be a Precision Frame (72 RPM, non-slug) Shotgun, although Bungie might change it to High-Impact (55 RPM) to compete with Felwinter’s Lie.
- Hezen Vengeance: A Solar, High-Impact Frame (15 RPM) Rocket Launcher. Since it rolled Tripod originally, expect Clown Cartridge to roll in its place.
- Praedyth’s Revenge: A Void, Aggressive Frame (72 RPM) Sniper Rifle. Originally rolled with scopes instead of barrels.
- Vision of Confluence: A Solar, Precision Frame (180 RPM) Scout Rifle. Originally rolled with scopes instead of barrels.
VoG Hard Mode
- Fatebringer: An Arc, Adaptive Frame (140 RPM) Hand Cannon, although it’ll likely be Kinetic in Destiny 2. This weapon was famous for its Firefly and Outlaw perk combination. Confirmed by a Bungie developer, this weapon will return as a Legendary with some type of “fly” perk. This weapon may have Ace of Spades’ Firefly perk in its perk pool.
- Praedyth’s Timepiece: An Arc, High-Impact Frame (340 RPM) Pulse Rifle. Originally rolled with scopes instead of barrels.
- Praetorian Foil: A Solar, High-Impact Frame (860 Charge Time) Fusion Rifle. Alluded to in a previous TWAB, this weapon will most likely roll with Loaded Question’s Reservoir Burst perk.
- Vex Mythoclast (Speculation): Vault of Glass’s original Exotic reward, the Vex Mythoclast is a Solar Fusion Rifle with no charge time—behaving similarly to an Auto Rifle. It was originally a Primary weapon, so it’ll likely go in the Energy weapon slot in D2.
Keep in mind that every Primary weapon from this raid came with elemental damage. There’s a good chance some of these weapons will be Kinetic in Destiny 2. Also, the Vex Mythoclast has not been confirmed to return, although it would be strange to see its absence in Destiny 2 considering how much of a chase Exotic it was when it first came out.
Core Activity And World Loot
Nightfalls will be getting three new weapons for Guardians to chase next season. You can also expect at least three new weapons from the core loot pool, each being class-specific Swords from Destiny 2’s launch.
Core activities themselves (strikes, Crucible, and Gambit) are likely not getting new weapons this season. This lines up with a previous TWAB where Bungie stated that some seasons wouldn’t see core playlist loot changes at all.
- Three Nightfall Weapons: Source. The weapons themselves are unknown.
Judging from the color schemes on the Swords shown above, Bungie is bringing back the class-specific Swords from Year 1, not the reprised versions from Season of Opulence. Any other reprised world drops are currently unknown.
- Crown-Splitter: Exclusive to Titans, this is an Aggressive Frame Sword that deals Void damage.
- Eternity’s Edge: Exclusive to Warlocks, this is an Adaptive Frame Sword that deals Solar damage.
- Quickfang: Exclusive to Hunters, this is a Lightweight Frame Sword that deals Void damage.
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