Six Weapon Farms For Free-To-Play Players In Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a big game, and sometimes for new players, it’s difficult to know where to start. Today I’m going to go through some ways on how to get good weapons for free-to-play players. I’m going to focus on free activities so all players can get these, and this is across a range of content from PVE, PVP, Dungeons, Raids, vendors, and weekly rituals.

There are loads of guides out there, but I do get a lot of questions in the comments asking “Can I get this weapon?”, given the unique structure of Destiny 2. The game is free to start, but a lot of the content is behind a paywall like DLCs and Seasonal content. To remove the confusion, today this guide is going to focus 100% on free-to-play activities.

I’m going to run through how to get the weapons, pick out what the weapons are, then focus down on one or two from each activity and highlight the good rolls to chase for that weapon. I’ll be running through six weapon farms, and I wanted to clarify the phrase ‘weapon farms’ for new players. These are activities you can repeat to either get a guaranteed weapon drop or a chance for the weapon.

Without further delay, let’s dive into the weapon farms.

Dares of Eternity

Dares of Eternity is the 6 person activity that’s been added as part of the 30th Anniversary. This is a three-phase activity, in a game show format, hosted by Xur – The Agent of The Nine. You can get weapon drops throughout the event, or more likely at the end of the event in the loot chest when you beat the final boss. You can access Dares of Eternity from the Director, you can see Eternity next to the Tower, and then select Dares of Eternity.

The weapons you can get from this activity include:

BxR-55 Battler (Pulse Rifle)
Wastelander M5 (Shotgun)
Forerunner (Exotic Sidearm)
Pardon Our Dust (Grenade Launcher)
Retraced Path (Trace Rifle)
Half-Truths (Sword)
The Other Half (Sword)

The one I want to pick out is the BxR-55 Battler.

For PVE Corkscrew Rifling, Accuried Rounds, Outlaw, and Kill Clip would be a decent roll. Corkscrew gives you that increase in range, handling and stability and Accurized Rounds gives you even more range. Outlaw is where precision kills decrease reload time, and finally Kill Clip means reloading after a kill increases the damage output.

For PVP Chambered Compensator, Steady Rounds, Snapshot Sights, and Rangefinder would be good. Chambered Compensator gives you more stability, handling and helps with recoil. Steady Rounds then greatly increase stability and slightly decreases range. Snapshot sights gets the weapon in your hands as fast as possible, and Rangefinder gives you a hefty boost to the range.

Prophecy Dungeon

The Prophecy Dungeon can be found in the Tower, and this is one of four Dungeons in the game right now. This one is focused on The Nine, and in here we have some great weapons reprised from Trials of the Nine, which launched with Destiny 2 back in 2017 but was retired in 2018. To access this Dungeon, you can find it in the Annex in the Tower.

The Last Breath (Auto Rifle)
Judgment (Hand Cannon)
Darkest Before (Pulse Rifle)
The Long Walk (Sniper)
A Swift Verdict (Sidearm)
A Sudden Death (Shotgun)

There is a loot table in this Dungeon, meaning you can only get certain weapons from certain encounters. Judgement and The Long Walk come from the first boss The Phalanx Echo, Darkest Before and A Swift Verdict come from the second boss and you can get The Last Breath and A Swift Verdict from the final boss.

The one I want to pick out is Darkest Before.

For PVE Arrowhead Brake, Appended Mag, Overflow, and Rampage would be a decent roll. Arrowhead Brake gives you more handling and recoil control and Appended Mag gives you a large magazine capacity boost. Overflow allows you to pick up ammo and potentially overflow the magazine beyond normal capacity. Rampage stacks increased damage up to three times, making it perfect for PVE content.

For PVP Arrowhead Brake, Richochet Rounds, Surplus, and Full Auto would be good. Richochet rounds give you more Range, more Stability, and Ricocheting Rounds. Surplus increases handling, reload speed, and stability for each fully charged ability, and full auto allows this one to fire in full auto mode, which really shreds in PVP.

Blind Well

The Blind Well is an activity found in The Dreaming City. You can find The Blind Well in the middle of the map on the Dreaming City, and drop a marker if you don’t know how to get there. You need Charges to enter the Blind Well, but you can buy them from Petra Venj, the vendor on the Dreaming City. The good thing about the Blind Well is you get guaranteed weapon drops from this activity, all you need to do is run through the activity and get the loot from the chest at the end.

Tigerspite (Auto Rifle)
Twilight Oath (Sniper)
Waking Vigil (Hand Cannon)
Retold Tale (Shotgun)
Vouchsafe (Scout Rifle)
Sleepless (Rocket Launcher)

The one I want to pick out is Twilight Oath.

For PVE Lead from Gold, Vorpal Weapon. Lead from Gold is where picking up heavy ammo gives grants ammo to this weapon, and vorpal weapon is good for damage against bosses.

For PVP No Distractions, Snapshot Sights. No Distractions is where aiming down sights for a short time reduces flinch, and snapshot sights get the weapon in your hands nice and fast.

Iron Banner

Iron Banner is only around once per month, but it’s full of good weapons. At the time of making this guide Iron Banner is on, and all you need to do is speak to Lord Saladin in the Tower, pick up the bounties and the quest. The introduction quest each season will give you Iron Bannr weapons, plus you get weapons from handing in tokens to Lord Saladin and random weapons drop from the end of matches.

Riiswalker (Shotgun)
Peacebond (Sidearm)
The Steady Hand (Hand Cannon)
Multimach CCX (Submachine Gun)
The Guding Sight (Scout Rifle)
Forge’s Pledge (Pulse Rifle)
Finite Impactor (Hand Cannon)
Occluded Finality (Sniper)
The Fool’s Remedy (Sidearm)
The Forward Path (Auto Rifle)

The one I want to pick out is Riiswalker.

For PVP Quickdraw and Iron Reach would be good. Iron Reach is one of the Iron Banner exclusive perks, which massively improves the range at the cost of stability. So if you happen to have Iron reach, plus a stability masterwork then that would be very good!

For PVE Surplus and Vorpal Weapon would be good. Slideways and Swashbuckler would also be a decent roll for PvE. Swashbuckler is always good for PVE focused builds.

Nightfalls

Nightfalls are a great source for weapons, especially if you play higher-level difficulty nightfalls. You can access Nightfalls from the director, under the Vanguard section. Nightfall weapons rotate every week at reset on Tuesday, and at the moment you get the chance for a drop of 2 weapons. Weapon drops are not guaranteed on each Nightfall, however, if you do more difficult nightfalls like Master or Grandmaster then you’ll very likely get a weapon to drop. Doing Grandmaster Nightfalls will also give you Adept Weapons, slightly better versions of the weapons that accept Adept Mods.

Plug One (Fusion Rifle)
Uzume RR4 (Sniper)
The Comedian (Shotgun)
Shadowprice (Auto Rifle)
The Hothead (Rocket Launcher)
Hung Jury(Scout Rifle)
Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
THE SWARM (Machine Gun)

The one I want to pick out is The Palindrome.

For PVP Quickdraw and Rangefinder would be good, or perhaps Killing Wind and Rangefinder too. Quickdraw and High Impact Reserves would also be good for PVP for that boost in damage when the magazine is lower.

For PVE Outlaw and Rampage is the classic pairing, plus this is the most popular roll out there in the community right now. Overflow and One for all would also be good, as overflow gives you more ammo when you pick up special or heavy ammo, so you could be running around with a magazine higher than 10.

Vault of Glass

The Vault of Glass is the original Destiny 1 raid, returned as a free-to-play raid in 2021. There’s a lot of very good weapons in here. You do need a fireteam to go into Vault of Glass, but don’t let that deter you… Raids are some of the best content in the game. You can access the Vault of Glass on the director, under the legacy destination. As well as the legendary weapons, you can also get The Vex Mythoclast – one of th ebest Fusions in the game right now. It’s a rare drop from the final boss, very rare, however, it’s worth it as it’ll make PVE and PVP much easier.

Fatebringer (Hand Cannon)
Vex Mythoclast (Exotic Fusion Rifle)
Praedyth’s Revenge (Sniper)
Found Verdict (Shotgun)
Hezen Vengence (Rocket Launcher)
Vision of Confluence (Scout Rifle)
Corrective Measure (Machine Gun)

Vault of Glass also has a loot table, meaning you can only get certain weapons from certain encounters.

First encounter – Confluxes – Found Verdict, Vision of Confluence, Corrective Measure
Second encounter – Oracles – Found Verdict, Praedyth’s Revenge, Vision of Confluence
Third encounter – Templar – Fatebringer, Vision of Confluence, Corrective Measure
Fourth encounter – Found Verdict, Fatebringer, Hezen Vengence
Final Boss – Atheon – Praedyth’s Revenge, Corrective Measure, Hezen Vengence

I’d like to pick out Fatebringer.

For PVE Explosive payload is the one that everyone’s looking for. Explosive Payload combined with Firefly is VERY strong in PVE and will help you, clear groups of enemies, with ease.

For PVP Tunnel Vision and Kill Clip is a good combination, with both providing benefits after reloading when getting a kill.

Vendors

Finally, there are also vendors in the game from which you can buy weapons from.

Banshee-44

Our Gunsmith can be found in the Tower and his inventory rotates each week. Occasionally he’ll sell a very good roll on a weapon like he did with Cartesian Coordinate recently. You can find Banshee-44 on the map in the Tower, land at the courtyard and check out some of his loot.

Xur

Xur used to be our exotic Vendor, he’d arrive on Friday and leave on Tuesday. He was updated recently to sell Legendary weapons and armor too, so it’s always worth checking out his inventory to see if he has anything. Xur’s location is random, he’s either in the Tower or the EDZ or Nessus. I do a video each week talking about Xur’s location and loot, so make sure you’re subscribed to never miss an update.

That’s pretty much it, if I have missed any farms you think are good (also that work for free-to-play players), let me know in the comments.

That’s it for this guide for how to get good weapons in Destiny 2 and looking at some weapon farms for free-to-play players. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out This Week In Video Games on YouTube and subscribe today.