[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Auto Rifles and How To Get Them (August 2021)

Destiny 2 Best Auto Rifles

Auto rifles are simple. You simply load the magazine and pull the trigger. Aiming is recommended but not necessary as long as you fill the other guys with holes. Here are our top 10 auto rifles in Destiny 2 and how you can get them.

Our Top 10 Auto Rifles

  • Chroma Rush
  • False Promises
  • Shadow Price
  • Age-Old Bond
  • Reckless Oracle
  • Seventh Seraph Carbine
  • Arctic Haze
  • Suros Regime
  • Monte Carlo
  • Gnawing Hunger

1. Chroma Rush (PvE, PvP)

Drink from the data stream.

Chroma Rush is a rapid fire frame auto rifle that comes from the new Override Activity. Some players say that this may just be the new Steelfeather Repeater because of how it tears through anything you point it at. You won’t know how good it is until you get one for yourself. If you do acquire this gun, opt for perks or mods that boost stability or range.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 18

Range: 28

Stability: 83

Handling: 38

Reload Speed: 52

Rounds/Min: 720

Magazine: 51


Rapid-Fire Frame: Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when magazine is empty.

Tunnel Vision: Reloading after defeating a target greatly increases target acquisition and aim down sight speed for a short duration.

Adrenaline Junkie: Grenade final blows grant bonus damage and handling for a moderate duration.

What makes Chroma Rush good?:

  • New perks are actually useful
  • Sick paint job
  • Reliable and Versatile

Weapon Details:


How to get Chroma Rush:

Chroma Rush in Action:

2. False Promises (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

Gripped in the hands of the desperate many.

I’d be lying if I said this is the perfect auto rifle, but I’d also be lying if I said this isn’t a good one. False Promises is a high-impact gun with good range for an auto. It’s surprisingly easy to control despite its lower stability stat and makes a fine weapon for Gambit or any game mode.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 33

Range: 79

Stability: 43

Handling: 37

Reload Speed: 44

Rounds/Min: 360

Magazine: 32


Precision Frame: This weapon's recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.

Quickdraw: This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.

Tap the Trigger: Grants a short period of increased stability and accuracy on initial trigger pull.

What makes Uriel’s Gift good?:

  • Good range
  • Good perk pool

Weapon Details:


How to get False Promises:

False Promises in Action:

3. Shadow Price (PvE)

A precision Auto Rifle left behind by Toland, the Shattered. It asks so little, and it offers so much.

The Shadow Price is making its return from Destiny 1. It’s a 450 RPM archetype that does well in PvE and can handle itself in PvP. While Shadow Price is not for everyone, I recommend trying to get it if you have the time. (Side note: there is an adept version of the gun coming out soon!)

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 29

Range: 76

Stability: 51

Handling: 58

Reload Speed: 52

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 33


Precision Frame: Recoil pattern on this weapon is more predictably vertical. Fires quickly with high accuracy.

Bottomless Grief: While you are the last living member of your fireteam, each takedown refills your magazine.

One for All: Hitting three separate targets increases damage for a moderate duration.

What makes Shadow Price good?:

  • Decent range
  • Good perk pool

Weapon Details:


How to get Shadow Price:

Shadow Price in Action:

4. Age-Old Bond (PvE, PvP)

Symbiosis. Not predation. Never predation, o wary one mine.

Check out this auto rifle, o reader mine. Age-Old Bond is an adaptive frame archetype gun from the Last Wish Raid. In the curated perk roll, you get a perk that returns two rounds to your magazine on precision hits. And with the high range stat doing that won’t be too difficult.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 33

Range: 100

Stability: 26

Handling: 35

Reload Speed: 50

Rounds/Min: 360

Magazine: 32


High-Impact Frame: Slow-firing and high-damage. This weapon is more accurate when stationary and aiming down sights.

Fourth Time's the Charm: Rapidly landing precision hits will return two rounds to the magazine.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Age-Old Bond good?:

  • Good curated roll
  • Great range
  • Good for PvE and decent for PvP

Weapon Details:


How to get Age-Old Bond:

You can acquire this gun as a drop from the Last Wish Raid

Age-Old Bond in Action:

5. Reckless Oracle (PvE)

"Knowing how it ends isn't the same as wanting it to be over." —Rekkana, Warlock of the Kentarch 3

Reckless Oracle is a Void rifle with a strong suit for PvE activities. 720 RPM autos aren’t too shabby right now. It’s a solid PvE gun with a good perk pool, which is to be expected; considering it is a raid weapon.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 18

Range: 40

Stability: 67

Handling: 57

Reload Speed: 60

Rounds/Min: 720

Magazine: 51


Rapid-Fire Frame: Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when magazine is empty.

Mulligan: Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

Kill Clip: Reloading after a kill grants increased damage.

What makes Reckless Oracle good?:

  • Decent stability
  • Kill Clip perk good for PvE
  • Good perks

Weapon Details:


How to get Reckless Oracle:

You can acquire this gun as a drop from the Garden of Salvation Raid

Reckless Oracle in Action:

6. Seventh Seraph Carbine (PvE, PvP)

The old workhorse, still with many years to give.

One of the cooler and more “realistic” looking weapons on the list, the Seventh Seraph Carbine not only looks the part but plays it too. The rifle also has a more unique perk in its curated roll: Elemental Capacitor, which boosts stability, handling, or reload speed depending on your equipped subclass’ element.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 29

Range: 62

Stability: 45

Handling: 45

Reload Speed: 47

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 34


Precision Frame: This weapon's recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.

Hip-Fire Grip: Increases accuracy, stability, and precision hit targeting when firing from the hip.

Moving Target: Increased movement speed and target acquisition when moving while aiming down sights.

What makes Seventh Seraph Carbine good?:

  • Good overall stats
  • Decent range
  • Elemental Capacitor perk makes weapon versatile

Weapon Details:


How to get Seventh Seraph Carbine:

Seventh Seraph Carbine in Action:

7. Arctic Haze (PvE, PvP)

"A haze permeates the air here, occluding clear sight. Be very sure of your aim." —The Exo Stranger

Arctic Haze is one of the new weapons from Beyond Light and is already a favorite for some players. It has a good selection of perks, but if you don’t like what you got, you can easily farm it.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 18

Range: 42


Handling: 48

Reload Speed: 53

Rounds/Min: 720

Magazine: 51


Rapid-Fire Frame: Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when magazine is empty.

Genesis: Breaking a combatant's shield with this weapon fills its magazine from reserves. Energy weapons regenerate ammo on hit when matching the damage type to the combatant's shield.

Elemental Capacitor: Increased stats based on the currently equipped subclass. • [Solar] increases reload speed • [Arc] increases handling • [Void] increases stability

What makes Arctic Haze good?:

  • Easy to farm
  • Good perks

Weapon Details:


How to get Arctic Haze:

Arctic Haze in Action:

8. SUROS Regime (PvP)

Nostalgia as a weapon of war. Style as a hallmark of victory.

This beloved exotic featured in the first Destiny is around and kicking. The SUROS Regime is steady and dominates in PvP. Its exotic perk SUROS Legacy adds bonus damage and can heal you when you reach the bottom half of your magazine, making you quite the beast.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 60

Stability: 62

Handling: 68

Reload Speed: 76

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 27

Exotic Perks:

SUROS Legacy: The bottom half of each magazine deals bonus damage and has a chance to return health on kill.

Spinning Up: Holding down the trigger increases the rate of fire.

What makes SUROS Regime good?:

  • Well-rounded stats
  • A chance at refilling health
  • Spinning Up perk can increase the rate of fire up to 900 RPM

Weapon Details:


How to get SUROS Regime:

You can acquire this weapon in random exotic rewards or purchase it from Xur for 29 legendary shards.

SUROS Regime in Action:

9. Monte Carlo (PvE)

There will always be paths to tread and methods to try. Roll with it.

Coming in next is the exotic Monte Carlo. This auto rifle is great for PvE thanks to its powerful perks that revolve around amping your melee ability. This is a great choice for players who like to close the distance.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 55

Stability: 69

Handling: 82

Reload Speed: 81

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 43

Exotic Perks:

Monte Carlo Method: Dealing damage with this weapon reduces your melee cooldown and grants a chance to fully charge your melee ability with each kill.

Markov Chain: This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon. Melee kills grant ammo for this weapon.

What makes Monte Carlo good?

  • Good stability
  • Great handling
  • Perks synergize for a strong melee combo

Weapon Details: 


How to get Monte Carlo:

Monte Carlo in Action:

10. Gnawing Hunger (PvE, PvP, Gambit)

Don't let pride keep you from a good meal.

While you have to get this gun as a reward from playing Gambit, this adaptive frame Void auto rifle handles nicely and has decent range and stability. Even if you don’t get the perks you want, Gnawing Hunger will carve through enemies like a sharp knife through a slow-roasted turkey.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 53

Stability: 49

Handling: 77

Reload Speed: 61

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 48


Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Overflow: Picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon to beyond normal capacity.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Gnawing Hunger good?:

  • Good handling
  • Decent range
  • Good stability
  • Good for DPS

Weapon Details:


How to get Gnawing Hunger:

You can acquire this gun inside Umbral engrams, specifically Dredgen-Focused or a Lead-Focused Umbral engram.

Gnawing Hunger in Action:

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