[Top 10] Destiny 2 Best Gambit Weapons and How To Get Them

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Destiny 2’s Gambit gamemode pits teams of Guardians against each other with the added danger of powerful enemies from PvE. This hybrid arena demands both skill and a good loadout, we can’t really help you with the skill part, but we can help you with the weapons.

Here are our Top 10 weapons to use in gambit.

How the List Works:

Many of these weapons have randomized perks, since naming every possible perk for a gun would be a pain to read, we’ll list it’s curated perks and it’s stats when it has said curated perks.

Our Top 10

  • Gnawing Hunger
  • Malfeasance
  • Revoker
  • Hammerhead
  • Bygones
  • Huckleberry
  • Bad Omens
  • Coldheart
  • False Promises
  • Chaperone


1. Gnawing Hunger

Don't let pride keep you from a good meal.

While you have to get this gun as a reward from playing Gambit, this adaptive frame Void auto rifle handles nicely and has decent range and stability. With a good roll you have an even better time. Even if you don’t get the perks you want, Gnawing Hunger will carve through enemies like a finely crafted knife through a slow roasted turkey.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 21

Range: 53

Stability: 49

Handling: 77

Reload Speed: 61

Rounds/Min: 600

Magazine: 48


Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Overflow: Picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon to beyond normal capacity.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Gnawing Hunger good?:

  • Good handling
  • Decent range
  • Good stability
  • Good for DPS

Weapon Details:


How to get Gnawing Hunger:

You can acquire this gun inside Umbral engrams, specifically Dredgen-Focused or a Lead-Focused Umbral engram.

Gnawing Hunger in Action:


2. Malfeasance

"Nothing kills a Guardian faster than another Guardian." —The Drifter 

Though the barrel looks really impractical for a gun, Malfeasance is actually a heavy hitter that fires slug rounds that explode once you land enough hits. With high stability and a damage bonus against Taken enemies and invaders. This handles blocker enemies and invading players with ease. 

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 78

Range: 51

Stability: 96

Handling: 32

Reload Speed: 64

Rounds/Min: 180

Magazine: 14

Exotic Perks:

Explosive Shadow: Shoot tainted slugs that burrow into the enemy. Stacking enough slugs causes them all to explode.

Taken Predator: Bonus damage against Taken enemies and Gambit invaders.

What makes Malfeasance good?:

  • Great stability
  • Bonus damage for Taken and invading players
  • High damage slug explosion

Weapon Details:


How to get Malfeasance:

Malfeasance in Action:


3. Revoker

When they have your back to the wall, when all seems lost—steel yourself! Command your future!

Here’s a solid choice for PvP. Revoker is an aggressive frame rifle that’s surprisingly forgiving when you miss, thanks to one of it’s perks. Reversal of Fortune, which gives you back the rounds that missed, theoretically giving you infinite ammo.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 90

Range: 80

Stability: 34

Handling: 31

Reload Speed: 37

Rounds/Min: 72

Magazine: 3


Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil

Snapshot Sights: Faster time to aim down sights.

Reversal of Fortune: Missing a shot returns the bullet to the magazine after a short duration.

What makes Revoker good?:

  • High Impact 
  • High Range
  • Recover missed shots

Weapon details:


How to get Revoker:

Revoker in Action:


4. Hammerhead

Smash through the veil.

If you’re going to name something after a really cool type of shark, you’re setting the bar pretty high. No worries though, Hammerhead reaches that bar easily. It’s strengths isin clearing enemies and moving down invading players thanks to it’s surprisingly decent range and controllable recoil. I think I can say it’s earned the right to be named after a sea beast.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 41

Range: 78

Stability: 64

Handling: 46

Reload Speed: 64

Rounds/Min: 450

Magazine: 60


Adaptive Frame: A well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy.

Feeding Frenzy: Each rapid kill with this weapon progressively increases reload speed for a short time.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes Hammerhead good?:

  • Good range for a machine gun
  • Manageable recoil
  • Good “workhorse” weapon, reliable in most gamemodes

Weapon Details:


How to get Hammerhead:

Hammerhead in Action:


5. Bygones

"Gone, but never forgotten." —The Drifter

Bygones makes a good long distance weapon for when you get the chance to invade the enemy team. It’s consistent and has a good rate of fire, making it a solid pulse rifle. If you get a good perk roll you’ll be having a hard time letting go of this gun.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 29

Range: 53

Stability: 60

Handling: 60

Reload Speed: 33

Rounds/Min: 390

Magazine: 47


Arrowhead Brake: Greatly controls recoil, increases handling speed

Extended Mag: Greatly increases magazine size, greatly decreases reload speed

Kill Clip: Reloading after a kill grants increased damage

Full Auto Trigger System: Holding down the trigger will fire this weapon at full auto

What makes Bygones good?

  • Controllable recoil
  • Clean Scope
  • Good rate of fire
  • Decent perk rolls

Weapon Details:


How to get Bygones:

Bygones in Action:


6. Huckleberry

Nothin' in the world that 30 rounds can't solve.

One of the best for clearing out hordes of enemies, The Huckleberry is an exotic submachine gun that keeps on giving. It’s exotic perk. Ride the Bull partially refills your magazine when you get a kill. It also comes with Rampage which increases your damage after a kill. 

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 23

Range: 58

Stability: 56

Handling: 87

Reload Speed: 10

Rounds/Min: 750

Magazine: 37

Exotic Perks:

Ride the Bull: Increased rate of fire and recoil while you're holding down the trigger. Kills with this weapon reload a portion of the magazine.

Rampage: Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

What makes The Huckleberry good?:

  • Good Handling
  • Effective against groups
  • Reduces need to reload when in PVE

Weapon Details:


How to get The Huckleberry:

You can aquire this gun as a random exotic engram drop or purchase it from Xur if he has it in stock for 29 Legendary Shards.

The Huckleberry in Action:


7. Bad Omens

"Can't avoid 'em. Trick is surviving 'em." —The Drifter

This rocket launcher is there for when you want to clear enemies and collect motes or to kick out those pesky invaders. The curated roll comes with Tracking Module and Cluster Bombs which makes it great for hunting down your targets.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 68

Range: 70

Stability: 43

Handling: 24

Reload Speed: 65

Rounds/Min: 25

Magazine: 1


Aggressive Frame: High damage, high recoil

Tracking Module: Adds tracking capability to rockets. Locks onto targets when aiming down sights.

Cluster Bomb: Rockets spawn cluster bombs upon detonation.

What makes Bad Omens good?:

  • Good reload speed
  • Good enemy clearing ability
  • High damage output if rolled with Cluster Bomb

Weapon Details:


How to get Bad Omens:

This weapon is a random drop from Gambit matches or from a rank up package from the Drifter.

Bad Omens in Action:


8. Coldheart

The latest Omolon engineering leverages liquid fuel as coolant to keep weapon systems at biting subzero temperatures.

Hello, do you like high DPS against bosses? Look no further than the Coldhear trace rifle. It’s exotic perk makes it’s damage increase the longer the beam is hitting a target which racks up a ton of damage. This gun is great when you want to quickly dispose of a powerful major or the Primeval boss. It’s also an absolute power trip, so be careful kids.

Exotic Weapon Stats:

Impact: 6

Range: 73

Stability: 73

Handling: 33

Reload Speed: 37

Rounds/Min: 1000

Magazine: 101

Exotic Perks:

Cold Fusion: This weapon shoots a steady cold fusion-powered laser.

Longest Winter: Coldheart's laser does exponentially more damage the longer it remains on a target.

What makes Coldheart good?:

  • Good range
  • Good stability
  • Great at DPS against majors and bosses

Weapon Details:


How to get Coldheart:

Previously a Pre-Order exclusive weapon, you can now acquire this gun as a random exotic engram drop or purchase it from Xur if he has it in stock for 29 Legendary Shards.

Coldheart in Action:


9. False Promises

Gripped in the hands of the desperate many.

I’d be lying if I said this is the perfect auto rifle, but I’d also be lying if I said this isn’t a good one. False Promises is a high-impact gun with good range for an auto. It’s surprisingly easy to control despite it’s lower stability stat and makes a fine weapon for Gambit or any game mode.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 33

Range: 79

Stability: 43

Handling: 37

Reload Speed: 44

Rounds/Min: 360

Magazine: 32


High-Impact Frame: Slow-firing and high-damage. This weapon is more accurate when stationary and aiming down sights.

Killing Wind: Final blows grant increased mobility, weapon range, and handling for a short duration.

Sympathetic Arsenal: Reloading after a final blow also reloads stowed weapons.

What makes False Promises good?:

  • Good range
  • Controllable recoil
  • Precise shooting for an auto rifle

Weapon Details:


How to get False Promises:

False Promises in Action:


10. The Chaperone

"My mother had a shotgun we called the Chaperone. Kept us alive out there before we got to the City." —Amanda Holliday

Wanna feel like a cowboy? The Chaperone is an exotic slug shotgun with great range, well, actually max range. Yes, that’s right this thing reaches far (for a shotgun) and hits hard. It’s exotic perk boosts handling, range, and precision damage when you get a precision kill. Once you get over the weapon’s sizable learning curve, you’ll be shootin’ till the cows come home, or whatever southern/wild west/cowboy analogy fits here.

Weapon Stats:

Impact: 75

Range: 100

Stability: 37

Handling: 82

Reload Speed: 37

Rounds/Min: 70

Magazine: 6


Precision Slug: Fires a single-slug precision round.

Roadborn: Precision kills briefly grant bonus handling, range, and precision damage with this weapon.

What makes The Chaperone good?:

  • Maximum shotgun range
  • Good handling
  • Good for stopping invaders
  • Roadborn perk enhances opportunities for precision shots

Weapon Details:


How to get The Chaperone:

The Chaperone in Action:


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