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One of the effects of the move to fixed weapon rolls in Destiny 2 is that, in theory, it levels the Crucible playing field. There are – in theory – countless Kinetic/Energy weapon combinations with which a Crucible combatant can achieve success, without depending on a randomly-granted perk. However, in every FPS, there will always be what’s considered the “meta” or ‘best’ loadout, and Destiny 2 is no exception. Although we’ve only made it a few weeks since launch day, the dust in Lord Shaxx’s prized arena has already begun to settle, and there appear to be some weapons that stand above others. Big thanks to Reddit contributor u/Mercules904, whose Massive Breakdowns are the stuff of legend.

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Nameless Midnight

This Scout Rifle is perhaps the best example of a weapon that looks mediocre on paper but feels great to use. Despite its average statistics, everything about this weapon clicks: the sights, the feel, the sound, the rate of fire, and the intrinsic explosive rounds combine to make Nameless Midnight a Kinetic weapon that’s as satisfying to use in the Crucible as it is in PvE content.

Part of that is because this weapon sports a very forgiving body shot

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