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merritt k is Managing Editor at Fanbyte, covering retro games, Destiny 2, and new releases. She is also the host of the Channel F podcast and streams regularly.


The 10 Best PVE Machine Guns in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Machine guns in Destiny 2 have had their ups and downs, but as of this writing they’re in an ok spot — and they’ll likely be even better come Lightfall. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE machine guns in Destiny 2. This list isn’t in…

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Destiny 2 Best Machine Guns Qullim's Terminus

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The Most and Least Important Stats in Destiny 2

There are six character stats in Destiny 2, each affecting different aspects of the game. Through the use of armor pieces and mods, you can build into desired stats, though it’s impossible to max out all of them. So which should you focus on? Here are all of the stats in Destiny…

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The 10 Best PVE Rocket Launchers in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Ah, the fabled rocket lawnchair. Sorry, launcher. When you want to blow up a whole mess of enemies in Destiny 2, there’s no weapon type better suited to the job. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE rocket launchers in Destiny 2. This list…

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Destiny 2 Best Rocket Launchers Palmyra-B

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The Rarest Weapons in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Most Destiny 2 weapons aren’t terribly hard to get — it’s getting a god roll that’s the real challenge. Still, there is some loot in the game that relatively few players own. So, in this list, we’ve compiled the top ten rarest Destiny 2 weapons. Before we get into it, a few notes. First,…

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The 10 Best PVE Sidearms in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Sidearms aren’t always the most popular weapons in Destiny 2, requiring you to get up close and personal with your foes. Still, they can be effective in the right circumstances, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE sidearms in Destiny 2 This list isn’t in any particular order — these…

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Destiny 2 Best Sidearms Brigand's Law

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The Rarest Shaders in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

There are a ton of shaders in Destiny 2. These cosmetic items change the texture and color of your gear, and while many of them are quite common — being awarded on the season pass or found in the Eververse for small amounts of Bright Dust — some are quite rare.…

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Destiny 2 Rarest Shaders 3 Terrachroma

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The Destiny 2 Narrative Team on Season of the Seraph’s Storyline

In the run-up to Lightfall, Fanbyte recently had the opportunity to speak with Liz Baker and Nikko Stevens, two members of the Destiny narrative team, about the Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph storyline. The conversation covered the team’s approach to seasonal storytelling, the changing roles of various characters and factions, and the…

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The 10 Best PVE SMGs in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

If you’re looking for a close-quarters crowd control weapon in Destiny 2, then you’re probably reaching for an SMG. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE SMGs in Destiny 2. This list isn’t in any particular order — these are all great weapons…

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Destiny 2 Best SMGs Calus Mini-Tool

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The 10 Best PVE Scout Rifles in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Scout rifles Destiny 2 are single-shot precision weapons great for high-end content. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE auto rifles in Destiny 2. This list isn’t in any particular order — these are all fantastic weapons depending on your needs and preferences.…

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Destiny 2 Best Scout Rifles Aisha's Embrace

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The 10 Best PVE Auto Rifles in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Auto rifles in Destiny 2 are, as the name implies, full-auto firing primary weapons that are great at crowd control. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE auto rifles in Destiny 2. This list isn’t in any particular order — these are all…

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Destiny 2 Duty Bound

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The Rarest Seals and Titles in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

In Destiny 2, players can unlock seals and associated titles by completing certain tasks. These might be tied to a specific dungeon, a new location, or a kind of PVP activity. Unlocking titles is a major part of the Destiny 2 endgame, so you might be wondering — which are the rarest? We…

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Destiny 2 Rarest Titles

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The Top 10 Rarest Ships in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

There are many different Ships in Destiny 2. These range from the basic ones introduced around the time of the game’s launch to the more complex and extragavant. You might be wondering which Ships are the rarest in Destiny 2, and if so, we’ve compiled a list for you. Before we get into the list,…

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Destiny 2 Rarest Ships Impermeable Tanker

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Destiny 2 is Removing Freelance Matchmaking Nodes from PVP

Crucible Matchmaking in Destiny 2 has been something of a hot-button issue in the game for the last little while. Bungie has been open about the challenges involved in designing matchmaking systems and their desire to balance a good connection with a fair matchup. Players, meanwhile, disagree on whether skill-based matchmaking…

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Destiny 2 Players Rejoice, Blue Engrams are Dead

They did it. The absolute mad lads, they finally did it. In today’s TWAB post, Bungie announced that the much-despised blue engrams in Destiny 2 will stop dropping after players hit the soft power cap. Everyone hates blue engrams in Destiny 2. They’re useless once you’ve hit the power cap, and they don’t…

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The Top 10 Rarest Ghost Shells in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

There are many different Ghost Shells in Destiny 2. These range from the basic ones introduced around the time of the game’s launch to the more complex and extragavant. You might be wondering which Ghost Shells are the rarest in Destiny 2, and if so, we’ve compiled a list for you. Before we get into the…

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Destiny 2 Rarest Ghost Shells Self-Contained Shell

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Champion Changes Coming to Destiny 2 in Lightfall

One of the most irritating aspects of endgame Destiny 2 content is Champions. These enemies have powerful abilities (teleportation, impenetrable barriers, etc.) that can only be shut down by specific mods. Each season, these mods are tied to different weapon types. Between that and the Match Game modifier, which essentially forces certain…

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Destiny 2 Champion Changes

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Big Changes to Mods Coming to Destiny 2 in Lightfall

Big changes are coming to mods in Destiny 2 in Lightfall. In a news post on their site today, Bungie explained some of the changes players have been anticipating to the mod system. “The current buildcrafting system relies heavily on a mod library that has grown to be highly complex and, at times,…

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Destiny 2 Lightfall Mod Changes

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The 10 Best PVE Hand Cannons in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

If you wanna be a cowboy, baby, then a hand cannon is probably your weapon of choice in Destiny 2, Bungie’s ongoing sci-fi looter-shooter. There are a lot to choose from, so here are our picks for the ten best Destiny 2 PVE hand cannons. This list is in no particular order — these…

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Destiny 2 Fatebringer

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Destiny 2 Increasing Deepsight Drop Rates For All Raids

Weapon crafting in Destiny 2 can be a bit of a pain sometimes. In order to craft a weapon, you need to first obtain Deepsight drops of it. That’s not too bad for seasonal weapons, where there are guaranteed sources, but for Raids and dungeons it means submitting to the will of…

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The 10 Best PVE Pulse Rifles in Destiny 2 (January 2023)

Pulse rifles in Destiny 2 are burst-firing weapons that have a lot of flexibility, falling somewhere between a scout rifle and an auto rifle. There are plenty to choose from, so here are our picks for the 10 best PVE pulse rifles in Destiny 2. This list isn’t in any particular order…

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