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All New Exotics in Destiny 2 Season of the Witch

Guardians jumping into Destiny 2 Season of the Witch can look forward to an all-new Exotic grenade launcher, a new Exotic armor piece for each class, and several Exotics returning as part of the game's new Exotic Mission Rotator. 

Bungie unveiled the Exotics as part of a Destiny 2: The Final Shape Showcase, Season of the Witch preview, and supporting online content that outlined the new season and set the stage for what's to come with The Final Shape.

Ex Diris Grenade Launcher

As of season launch, all season pass holders immediately gain access to the Ex Diris Exotic grenade launcher, which leverages the power of the Lucent Hive's moths. 

Corrupted Nucleosynthesis - This weapon enrages when dealing or taking sustained damage, gaining increased rate of fire while enraged.

Loyal Moths - Final blows with this weapon create a loyal moth. The moth will seek out nearby targets and detonate, damaging and blinding them.

Nucleosynthetic Magazine - This magazine continuously draws ammo from reserves. The magazine also enables firing Arc projectiles that detonate on impact.

The Ex Diris Exotic catalyst adds the following perk:

Berserk Rush - Weapon enrages faster while amplified. Final blows with this weapon make you amplified.

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Further, players will have the opportunity to earn three new Exotic armor pieces.

Pyrogale Titan Exotic

The Pyrogale Gauntlets Titan Exotic empower Burning Maul and Consecration to release Solar flame cyclones. 

Percussive Flames - Modifies Burning Maul into a single high-damage slam of your hammer that creates five cyclones of flame. Consecration's second slam creates a cyclone of flame.

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Briarbinds Warlock Exotic

The Briarbinds Warlock Gauntlets cause Void Souls to last longer and gain strength by defeating targets. Further, Warlocks can retrieve and deploy these Void Souls at will. 

One With the Void - Your Void Souls have a longer duration. They also gain escalating damage and durability as they defeat targets. You can retrieve your Void Souls by interacting with them, allowing them to be redeployed.


Mothkeeper's Wraps Hunter Exotic

Hunters can look forward to Mothkeeper’s Wraps, which causes the Hunter's grenade to become a cage of loyal moths that release on impact, protecting allies or harming enemies.

Winged Eclipse - Your grenade becomes a cage of loyal moths that release on impact and fly toward the nearest target or ally. If they reach a target, they detonate in a Blinding explosion; if they reach an ally, the moths grant your ally a Void Overshield.

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In the new Exotic Mission Rotator, which will update weekly, completing the Exotic mission gives players a craftable version of that mission’s Exotic weapon. The Presage grants players the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic scout rifle, Vox Obscura will grant the Dead Messenger Exotic grenade launcher, and Operation Seraph's Shield will give the players the chance to craft the Revision Zero Exotic pulse rifle. Players who complete an Exotic mission on Legendary difficulty will earn a catalyst upgrade for that mission's Exotic weapon.

During the broadcast, the team announced that its reprised raid from the original Destiny game for Season of the Witch would be Crota's End. Typically, raids also include an Exotic weapon reward, but Bungie has yet to share any information regarding the raid Exotic.

The team also announced several new and reprised Exotic weapons players could expect as part of The Final Shape expansion, set to launch February 27, 2024.

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