- April 18, 2023
In Destiny 2, the Lightfall update adds a new place called Neomuna, which has its own set of weapons. This is how they stack up.
In Destiny 2’s newest update, Lightfall, when players go to Neomuna for the first time, they can learn the new Strand subclass and find a bunch of new weapons in the Neomuna collection. Many of these guns can also be used as Strand weapons, which makes them good for Strand builds.
Overall, this season’s Neomuna weapons aren’t too crazy or strong because they are destination weapons. They’re good options for people who are just starting out in Strand or Destiny 2, but many of them already have better copies in the game. Those who want to farm these Neomuna weapons can go to the Terminal Overload public event on Neomuna. The site of this event changes every day, as does the most likely weapon it will drop.
Iterative Loop Fusion Rifle
Fusion guns are at the bottom of the list. Since the Season of the Lost, this type of weapon has been a bit forgotten. Iterative Loop is an Arc fusion weapon. Fusions still do good burst damage, but other than Chill Clip Stasis, they don’t have much of a place in endgame PVE. In PVP, they could be useful based on how the dice come out.
The more interesting first-column perks are Under Pressure, Graver Robber, and Lead From Gold. In the second column, players should try to get Voltshot, Demolitionist, Pugilist, or Adrenaline Junkie. This could be a fun addition to an Arc build, but it’s not a must-have.
Round Robin Hand Cannon
Another type of weapon that needs a lot of help in both PVE and PVP is the hand gun. This Strand hand cannon, Round Robin, is better than the Arc fusion weapon because it is a Strand speciality. Strand guns are in high demand right now, so any pick-up is good for those who haven’t yet gotten the Quicksilver Storm and upgraded its Catalyst.
Keep Away and Subsistence are two interesting perks in the first section. In the second column, Hatchling or Golden Tricorn are great for PVE, while Kill Clip has lost some of its appeal because of changes made last year. It’s a cool Strand weapon to have if you’re an old-school player who still likes to use hand guns.
Phyllotactic Spiral Pulse Rifle
It’s an Arc pulse rifle from Neomuna. It does a lot of damage but fires slowly, which is why pulse rifles are still only the third or fourth best primary guns in PVE. Phyllotactic Spiral seems a little too slow to be very useful, but it’s a good Arc pulse for players who want something with a bit more damage.
Keep Away and Tunnel Vision are two first-column perks to look out for. Both are pretty average perks, which shows that the perk pool as a whole isn’t very exciting. In the second section, Voltshot, Frenzy, and even Headseeker make things a bit more exciting. Kill Clip is another choice, but it’s still not the best for PVE.
Volta Bracket Sniper Rifle
Right now, sniper weapons are in an odd place. They are very close to having more promise, which is why it might be a good idea to save a few good sniper rifles for the next year of Destiny 2 as the meta continues to change. Volta Bracket is also interesting because it is a Strand weapon, and it has some of the standard godroll combos for snipers.
In the first column, Triple Tap, Envious Assassin, and Keep Away all work great with this weapon’s long-range accuracy. For those exciting Strand builds, the second-column picks can be anything from Explosive Payload or Firing Line to Hatchling.
Basso Ostinato Shotgun
Even though shotguns aren’t doing so well in Destiny 2 game right now, many players still like them. The Basso Ostinato shotgun from Neomuna is a Void shotgun with a few good PVE bonuses that most people agree are among the best for shotguns. But it is a frame shotgun that fires quickly, which may not be everyone’s favourite.
In the first perk column, look for Envious Assassin and Lead From Gold. In the second perk column, go for Destabilising Rounds for that Volatile effect or One-Two Punch for any cool fighting builds that make the most of the perk.
Dimensional Hypotrochoid Heavy Grenade Launcher
This season, heavy grenade launchers are doing well, and the Regnant seasonal weapon is making a lot of noise in the community thanks to its great stats and perk pool. The Dimensional Hypotrochoid with Stasis energy heavy grenade launcher from Neomuna, on the other hand, is not as strong as some of the other Legendary choices.
Even so, Neomuna has made a nice ad-clear pick-up. In the first column, Envious Assassin, Field Prep, and maybe even Stats for All are all good choices. In the second column, Chain Reaction is listed as a standard must-have grenade launcher perk. One for All or Vorpal are listed as average backup perk options.
Circular Logic Machine Gun
Machine guns are in a much better place now than they were more than a year ago. Because Bungie keeps making their damage better. The new Neomuna Strand machine gun, “Circular Logic,” is a great example of this. It has a lot of great bonuses that make it a great choice for Strand builds that focus on getting rid of ads.
Feeding Frenzy and Envious Assassin work well in the first column, and Eggy Car Hatchling, Target Lock, Demolitionist, Golden Tricorn, Vorpal Weapon, and Eye of the Storm are all good perks in the second column. Only the last perk on this weapon could be seen as weak or useless.
Synchronic Roulette SMG
As of season 20, SMGs are still the best main weapons in PVE, so it’s no surprise that Synchronic Roulette is at the top of this list. This is not only an SMG, but it is also a Strand SMG. Strand is one of the best subclasses this season for almost any content. So players should definitely try to get their hands on this weapon.
For an SMG, it isn’t perfect. It can be slow to reload, and the clip isn’t very big. The options in the first perk column aren’t great either. Envious Assassin looks like one of the best choices if this SMG is paired with an ad-clear-focused heavy or energy weapon. Hatchling is the must-have backup perk, as it works well with any Strand build.
Destiny 2: Lightfall can be played on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.