Destiny 2: How To Get Exotics

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Best Ways to Get Exotics in Destiny 2

Collect your favorite Exotic weapons and armor in Destiny 2 and enjoy the best stats 7 perks in the game!

Exotics are among the most powerful items to equip in Destiny 2. They also have the most detailed and impressive appearances, as well as unique perks and abilities that benefit your Guardian. 

Exotics are so useful, in fact, that players are limited to equipping only 1 Exotic weapon and 1 Exotic piece of armor at a time. Of course, with the ability to store your weapons and armor, as well as upgrade them to suit your play style over time, one of Destiny 2’s biggest gameplay loops is to collect all the Exotics you can. Here’s how: 

How to Get Exotics in Destiny 2:

  • Talk to Xur at his weekly location. He always sells random Exotic items as well as special Legendary items. Be sure to have plenty of in-game currency and resources when you see him. 
  • Get Bright Engrams by making progress in the Season Pass. They sometimes drop Cosmetic Exotic items. 
  • Play through Campaign Questlines. By the end, you will either receive an Exotic weapon or armor piece, or a quest that will reward you with one once you complete it. 
  • Finish Exotic Quests, like the Gjallarhorn quest, “And Out Fly the Wolves”. This involves going to several locations and collecting the components of the Exotic item, then putting them back together again. 
  • Purchase Exotic weapons from the Archive using Exotic Cyphers, a special currency you earn through the Season Pass or from completing Xur’s weekly quest. 
  • Use the Gleaming Boon of the Vanguard/Crucible Consumable and complete Strikes or Crucible matches. You’ll receive a gift from the Eververse which may drop an Exotic cosmetic item. They are purchased from the Eververse store.  
  • Obtain Luminous Engrams through Weekly Milestone activities like: 
    • Winning Crucible matches
    • Finishing public events on the Weekly Flashpoint planet
    • Completing the Leviathan raid or Eater of Worlds raid lair. 
    • Finishing Weekly Nightfall Strikes
    • Doing 3 Heroic Strikes 
    • Earning XP for your Clan
  • Complete Raids — the toughest way to get Exotics, but also the most surefire way to earn them. 

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