Season of the Forge

Pinnacle Weapons that are available in Destiny 2. Some of the best weapons in the game.

PINNACLE WEAPONS (Season of the Forge)

Season of the Forge comes with a new pinnacle weapon to earn in the Crucible. Vanguard strike missions and Gambit are being added to the list of worthy pursuits with coveted trophies to be claimed. They won’t take as much of a time commitment as the Crucible reward does, but they will still require some dedication to their activities.

Loaded Question Fusion Rifle

Loaded Question Destiny Pinnacle Weapon

VANGUARD: Loaded Question—High-Impact Fusion Rifle (Arc)

Loaded Question’s unique perk is “Reservoir Burst: When the battery is full, your next burst deals additional damage and causes enemies to explode on death.”

This one went through a couple of cycles—originally it had a completely different perk that didn’t quite make the cut. We tried a version that had only a damage bonus, but damage bonuses can sometimes be hard to appreciate when you’re using a Special weapon against lower-health enemies, so explosions on kill were added to really sell the “oomph” and deal with waves of clustered enemies.

How to earn Loaded Question:

  • Pick up the quest from Zavala
  • Complete all the following objectives; you can earn progress toward these goals at the same time
    • 500 Fusion Rifle kills (in any strike or Nightfall)
    • 1000 Arc kills (in any strike or Nightfall)
    • 40 strike or Nightfall completions
  • Head back to Zavala to receive a fully Masterworked Loaded Question Pinnacle Weapon.

Pinnacle Weapon Loaded Question Perks

  • High-Impact Frame, which makes this weapon slow-firing but deal bigger damage, and more accurate when stationary and aiming down the sights.
  • Red Dot 2 MOA, which is a short zoom that slightly increases Range, whilst also increasing Handling Speed.
  • Ionized Battery, which greatly increases the Magazine Size but also greatly decreases the Reload Speed.
  • Auto-Loading Holster, which automatically reloads Loaded Question after it’s been holstered for a short time.
  • Reservoir Burst, which causes extra damage and any enemy killed to explode on death if your shot came from a full battery, or full Magazine.
  • Tracker Disabled, which means that no tracker is displayed on the weapon.
  • Kill Tracker, which tracks and displays the number of enemies you’ve killed with Loaded Question.
  • Finally, Crucible Tracker, which tracks the number of enemies you’ve killed with Loaded Question in the Crucible.

Breakneck Auto Riffle

Gambit Pinnacle Weapon Breakneck

GAMBIT: Breakneck—Precision Auto Rifle (Kinetic)

Breakneck’s unique perk is “Onslaught: This weapon’s rate of fire increases as you stack Rampage.”

When the plan was made to create more pinnacle weapons for a variety of activities and not just the Crucible, we had to think of something that would fit the activity. This was intended to be a workhorse for Gambit encounters, where killing large numbers of enemies very fast is the name of the game for a significant portion of it, so something with Rampage was an obvious starting point. Pinnacle weapons occupy an interesting space in the sandbox where we can take what is normally a Legendary-tier effect like Rampage and expand on that idea further. We did it with Outlaw for Desperado, and we’re doing something similar here for Rampage.

How to earn Breakneck:

  • Pick up the quest from the Drifter
  • Complete all the following objectives; you can earn progress toward these goals at the same time
    • 500 Auto Rifle kills
    • 100 Auto Rifle multikills
    • 150 challenging enemies defeated
    • 40 Gambit matches completed
  • Complete all of the objectives and head back to the Drifter to receive a fully Masterworked Breakneck Pinnacle Weapon

Breakneck Auto Rifle Perks

  • Precision Frame – This weapon’s recoil pattern is more predictably vertical.
  • Polygonal Rifling Barrel – optimized for recoil reduction. • Increases stability
  • Extended Mag – This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. • Greatly increases magazine size • Greatly decreases reload speed
  • Rampage – Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.
  • Onslaught – This weapon’s rate of fire increases as you stack Rampage.
  • Tracker Disabled – No tracker is displayed on this weapon.
  • Kill Tracker – This weapon tracks the number of enemies you defeated with it.
  • Crucible Tracker – This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with

The Mountaintop Grenade Launcher

Pinnacle Weapon The Mountaintop

CRUCIBLE: The Mountaintop—Lightweight Grenade Launcher (Kinetic)

The Mountaintop’s unique perk is “Micro-Missile: This weapon fires in a straight line and has a massively increased projectile speed.”

In addition to the above benefits, the projectile instantly detonates on the environment instead of bouncing like a traditional grenade launcher, unless you have Sticky Grenades selected.

This weapon was created for a few reasons. Other than the Militia’s Birthright, we haven’t created any new Lightweight grenade launchers since Forsaken. In general, it’s a pretty underrepresented weapon type. This gave us an opportunity to explore it as a pinnacle Crucible weapon, and add more variety to the mix of what you’ll use and have used against you. The feeling of getting a direct hit for that instant kill is satisfying, so the weapon was built to support it—but to give it more options, it’s also the only Lightweight grenade launcher with Sticky Grenades, for those of you who have a more tactical approach to the Crucible.

How to earn the Mountaintop: The Quest to earn this weapon lives up to the weapon’s name. It’s going to take some dedication. We did change it up this season, so you can do some of the steps in a non-competitive playlist if you chose, but you will progress quicker by playing in the Competitive playlist. You still need to rank up your Glory score to Fabled in the end to claim the weapon.

Step 1

  • Reach Glory rank “Brave” within a season

Step 2

Each objective earns you progress per action in any playlist, and players can earn substantial bonus progress by completing these objectives in the Competitive playlist.

  • In the Crucible, earn Grenade Launcher final blows
    • 750 Total Points
      • Non-Competitive Playlists:
        • Kills: 3 Points
    • Competitive Playlist:
      • Kills: 10 points
  • Rapidly defeat groups of two or more opponents
    • 200 Total Points
      • Non-Competitive Playlists:
        • Double Plays: 2 Points
        • Subsequent Kills after Double Plays: 1 Point
      • Competitive Playlist:
        • Double Plays: 5 Points
        • Subsequent Kills after Double Plays: 2 Point
  • Earn Calculated Trajectory medals
    • 100 Total Points
      • Non-Competitive Playlists:
        • Medal Earned: 1 Points
      • Competitive Playlist:
        • Medal Earned: 4 Points

Step 3

  • Reach Glory rank “Fabled” within a season

After you reach Fabled, you can come down from the mountaintop and return to Lord Shaxx to receive… the Mountaintop Pinnacle Weapon.

The Mountaintop Grenade Launcher

  • Lightweight Frame – Superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped.
  • Hard Launch – This weapon’s launch barrel is optimized for projectile speed. • Greatly increases projectile speed • Decreases stability • Slightly decreases blast radius
  • Volatile Launch – This weapon is optimized for an especially explosive payload. • Greatly increases blast radius • Slightly decreases handling speed • Slightly decreases projectile speed
  • Spike Grenades – Grenades fired from this weapon does increased damage on direct hits. • Increases stability
  • Sticky Grenades – Grenades fired from this weapon attach on impact and detonate when enemies are in proximity.
  • Rangefinder – Aiming this weapon increases its effective range and zoom magnification. Increased projectile velocity while aiming Rocket Launchers and Grenade Launchers.
  • Micro-Missile – This weapon fires in a straight line and has a massively increased projectile speed.
  • Tracker Disabled – No tracker is displayed on this weapon.
  • Kill Tracker – This weapon tracks the number of enemies you defeated with it.
  • Crucible Tracker – This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with it.

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