What Are Pinnacle Weapons in Destiny 2?

There are numerous weapons in Destiny 2 and they are divided into two categories: Exotic and Legendary. Pinnacle weapons are unique weapons in Destiny 2. These guns have unique perks and are almost Exotic.

Even though Bungie has stopped producing more types of Pinnacle weapons, and all the previous Pinnacles are available for you to farm and use. Pinnacle weapons are going to be the topic of this article. We will see what they are and the list of Pinnacle weapons in the game. 

Pinnacle Weapons in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Pinnacle Weapons
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Pinnacle weapons were introduced in the game with the Forsaken expansion and were designed to be the best weapons. As the name suggests, Pinnacle weapons are the ultimate endgame weapons in the game. These unique weapons offer some of the best perks and abilities that make them stand out.

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As these are such great weapons attaining them isn’t a bed of roses. You must complete a series of challenges to get a Pinnacle weapon. These challenges are often a particular activity such as the:

  • Crucible 
  • Gambit 
  • Nightfall Strikes

List Of Pinnacle Weapons in Destiny 2

Here’s a table with all the Pinnacle weapons in Destiny 2 with their Perks and what activity you need to do to get them.

Pinnacle WeaponPerksActivity To Get Them
Luna’s HowlMagnificent Howl: Precision kills with this weapon immediately reload it and grant a short period of increased precision.Crucible
Not ForgottenMagnificent Howl: Precision kills with this weapon immediately reload it and grant a longer period of increased precision.Crucible
Redrix’s BroadswordDesperado: After rapidly landing 3 precision hits with this weapon, it enters Desperado mode, granting increased damage and fire rate.Crucible
RevokerNo Distractions: This weapon has no distractions.Crucible
The MountaintopMicro-Missile: This weapon fires a single, powerful projectile that detonates on impact.Crucible
BreakneckOnslaught: Multikills with this weapon temporarily increase their rate of fire.Gambit
HushArcher’s Tempo: Precision kills with this weapon significantly increase its draw speed.Gambit
The RecluseMaster of Arms: After getting a kill with this weapon, your damage is increased for a short time.Nightfall
21% DeliriumFeeding Frenzy: This weapon’s reload speed is significantly increased after getting a kill.Nightfall
Loaded QuestionReservoir Burst: This weapon’s final round deals massive damage.Nightfall
Oxygen SR3High-Impact Reserves: This weapon deals more damage when its magazine is low.Nightfall
Wendigo GL3Explosive Light: This weapon damages enemies when its final round is fired.Nightfall

What happened to Pinnacle weapons in Destiny 2?

Pinnacle weapons were very powerful and became extremely popular among gamers. However, there was also some controversy involved with the popularity. Some of the players felt they were way too powerful and made the other weapons outmoded.

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They were supposed to be interesting novelties to chase, but they became much more, So Bungie decided that the more Pinnacle weapons they produced, the more problems there would be, so they decided to move them away.

But only some of them can still be used in non-endgame activities such as Crucible, Gambit, and Nightfall. Here are the Pinnacle weapons still available:

Crucible 

  • Luna’s howl 
  • Not Forgotten
  • Redrix’s Broadsword
  • Revoker
  • The mountaintop 

Gambit

  • Breakneck 
  • Hush

Nightfall 

  • The rescue 
  • 21% Delirium 
  • Loaded Question 
  • Oxygen SR3
  • Wendigo GL3

Destiny 2 is a free-to-play online first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. It was initially released in 2017 for PS 4, Xbox One, and Windows. It is a massively played Multiplayer online game and is one of the best and very popular among gamers because of its engaging gameplay.