The Division 2: Exotic Weapons and How To Get Them

Division 2 exotic weapons
Showing off exotic weapons and learning how to get them.

Exotic weapons in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 are an incredible set of weapons and are interesting ways to set goals in the game.

Many of the weapons are rewarded through effort and long hours of gaming, while some are gifts through the pre-order option before the game was released. 

The Division 2 offers one assault rifle, one SMG, one LMG, three rifles, one marksman rifle, two shotguns and one pistol as exotics. 

They are all named exotics and have specific lore involving them: Eagle Bearer, Chatterbox, Pestilence, Ruthless, Merciless, Diamondback, Lullaby, Sweet Dreams, Liberty and Nemesis.

Here are all the exotics weapons and how to get them. 

1. Lullaby

This is one of the exotic weapons that one can get early on in the game so they are not high level at all. 

This shotgun is the perfect weapon for any new player who wants to try to get a feel for shotguns and handling exotics. 

It has a high mag count unlike the double barrel shotgun, and normalized damage is decent for a beginner. 

Youtube Video:

2 NEW EXOTIC WEAPONS - Lullaby & Ruthless | The Division 2

Weapon:

Lullaby - Shotgun

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Lullaby – Landing a melee attack on an enemy after swapping to this weapon grants 35% bonus armor.
    • Evasive – While equipped, dodging reloading 1% of your current weapons magazine.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Sleep tight, motherf*cker." - Roach, Hyenas Councilmember
  • RPM: 70
  • Range: 0-20m
  • Reload: 4.1s
  • Mag:  8

How To Get It Fast:

  • Pre-ordering any edition of The Division 2
  • Purchasing The Capitol Defender Pack

2. Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams is the upgraded version of Lullaby but they are very different weapons, as this one has three talents as opposed to two that Lullaby has. 

Trying to acquire this weapon can be hard as it requires players to shift through bounties and playing missions on “hard” and “challenging”.

Youtube Video:

The Division 2 | How to get Sweet Dreams - Exotic Spas-12 Guide

Weapon:

Sweet Dreams - Shotgun

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Sweet Dreams – Landing a melee attack on an enemy after swapping to this weapon grants 35% Bonus armor and applies the Sandman debuff. Killing an enemy with the Sandman Debuff reapplies the bonus armor.
    • Sandman – The debuff prevents the enemy fro3. m using armor kits and from receiving healing from any source.
    • Evasive – While equipped, dodging reloads 1% of your current weapons magazine.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Who are you to disagree?" - Unknown Outcast Engineer
  • RPM: 70
  • Range: 0-20m
  • Reload: 4.1s
  • Mag: 8

How To Get It Fast:

  • Go through all your bounties every week.
  • DCD Headquarters mission is the fastest mission that may drop Sweet Dreams.
  • Roosevelt Island Stronghold. 
  • Potomac Event Center. 

3. Ruthless

Ruthless is another low level exotic that a new player can get at the beginning of the game. 

 

This weapon is a rifle and is a good fit for anyone trying out rifles and getting a feel for dealing with exotics. 

It has a fast RPM and reload speed, and is a good rifle for beginners to use. 

Youtube Video:

2 NEW EXOTIC WEAPONS - Lullaby & Ruthless | The Division 2

Weapon:

Ruthless - Rifle

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Binary Trigger – This weapon is equipped with binary trigger that fires on trigger pull and release.
    • Brutality – While holstered, landing a shot has a 5% chance to deal +20% damage as explosive damage.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Maintaining power requires one to be ruthless. Absolutely ruthless." - Mayhem, Hyena Councilmember
  • RPM: 260
  • Range: 10-60m
  • Reload: 2.5s
  • Mag: 30

How To Get It Fast:

  • Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of The Division 2

4. Merciless

Merciless is an exotic rifle that is absolutely essential for one to have, especially if they are playing with others; you will want at least one person on your team running this.  

The drop rate for this weapon is high and running through the Jefferson Trade Center a few times, no more than two, should drop the Merciless rifle. 

Youtube Video:

BEST WAY TO FARM THE EXOTIC RIFLE "MERCILESS" IN THE DIVISION 2 | THE RIFLE THAT MAKES THE RAID EASY

Weapon:

Merciless - Rifle

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Binary Trigger – This weapon is equipped with binary trigger that fires on trigger pull and release.
    • Guerrilla Warfare – Pulling the trigger fires primer rounds that stay embedded in an enemy. Releasing the trigger fires detonator rounds that detonate all the primers on the enemy it hits. Each primer detonated gains +75% damage per primer detonated. Only one enemy can have primers and at most 5 primers can be embedded.
    • Brutality – While holstered, landing a shot has a 5% chance to deal +20% damage as explosive damage.
    • Mods – Optical Rail: Unidentified Custom Russian Sight.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Some people say I lack empathy. They're wrong. What I lack is mercy." - Zodiac, Hyenas Councilmember
  • RPM: 260
  • Range: 10-60m
  • Reload: 2.5s
  • Mag: 30

How To Get It Fast:

  • Drops from any Hyena boss. 
  • Jefferson Trade Center - Hard or Challenging.

5. Nemesis

The Nemesis exotic marksman rifle is probably the most powerful exotic weapon that the game has to offer. 

Youtube Video:

The Division 2 | How to get EXOTIC Sniper - Nemesis FULL Guide

Weapon:

Nemesis - Marksman Rifle

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Counter-Sniper: Shots fired deal 0-100% weapon damage based on how long the trigger is held before releasing. The time to reach max weapon damage is reduced whenever a shot does not kill an enemy it hits.
    • Nemesis: Aiming at an enemy marks them as your nemesis for 15s, letting you see them through walls. Your shots gain +5% damage to your nemesis for each second they are marked, to a max of 50%.
    • Preparation: While holstered, gain +25% headshot damage when scoped with your current weapon.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "I do not seek permissions for acts of retribution. I simply perform, and if required, ask forgiveness. I truly honor the spawn of Nyx." "I watch the watchmen." - Phaedra "Puck" Lao, Black Tusk sniper
  • RPM: 50
  • Range: 10-70m
  • Reload: 2.4s
  • Mag: 6

How To Get It Fast:

  • Tidal Basin Mission.
  • Keycard during the Tidal Basin mission to get the first piece of the sniper rifle.
  • Deconstruct the weapon you receive after using the keycard. 
  • Complete every stronghold in the game. 
  • Each stronghold will drop exotic pieces for the Nemesis. 
  • Grand Washington Hotel gives you the blueprint.

6. Diamondback

The Diamondback rifle is an exotic rifle that is a visually pleasing weapon. 

It has very interesting talents with the ability to mark enemies with +20% total damage with all shots fired with a guaranteed critical hit for 10s. 

Youtube Video:

HOW TO GET THE EXOTIC RIFLE THE DIAMONDBACK IN THE DIVISION 2

Weapon:

Diamondback - Shotgun

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Agonizing Bite – The Diamondback will randomly mark an enemy by default. Shooting the marked enemy guarantees a critical hit with +20% damage. The weapon will then mark another enemy. Marks also change whenever you reload.
    • Deep Fangs – After you’ve hit five marked enemies you’ll gain 50% reload speed, 20% total damage, and 10 seconds of guaranteed critical hits. The count is reset if you miss a shot.
    • Shedding Skin – While the weapon is drawn, you gain 20% bonus armor for three seconds. While holsters, each time you reload/cycle your current weapon you gain 8% bonus armor for two seconds.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "I don't give a damn if it's not an actual Diamondback. I'll call it whatever I want, and I like the name." - Manning National Zoo Reptile Keeper
  • RPM: 100
  • Range: 10-60m
  • Reload: 3.4s
  • Mag: 5

How To Get It Fast:

  • Complete Kenly Library, Kenly Metro Station, Kenly Student Union Expedition. 

7. Chatterbox

The Chatterbox is the only SMG exotic weapon that is offered in the game but it is a fun one. 

Youtube Video:

The Division 2 - HOW TO GET "THE CHATTERBOX" EXOTIC SMG FULL GUIDE !!

Weapon:

Chatterbox - SubMachine Gun

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Incessant Chatter – Every shot landed grants 1% rate of fire to a max of 60%. This reset on reload.
    • Box Magazine – Kills with this weapon refill 20% of its magazine and grants a buff for 10s. While the buff is active, every shot landed increase magazine capacity by 1 to a max of 60. Killing a target consumes the buff to fully refill the increased magazine.
    • Blabbermouth – While holstered, reloading your weapon within 5s after a kill grants 20% rate of fir for 10s.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Zip it and let your gun do the talking." "They say I never know when to shut the hell up, but that's just the spice talking." - Dime, Hyenas Councilmember
  • RPM: 700
  • Range: 0-30m
  • Reload: 2.2s
  • Mag: 60

How To Get It Fast:

  • It must be crafted by opening up Hyena caches. 
  • Requires one to open three caches and then the blueprint. 
  • Order is important
  • Farming Hyena keys is important. 

8. Eagle Bearer

Eagle Bearer is one of the most popular exotic weapons in the game. 

It has incredible power with immense damage and RPM.

It is a very difficult weapon to get and it is important to consider finding a community or team that will help one get the weapon. 

Youtube Video:

How to get the Exotic Eagle Bearer in The Division 2 | Join our Community for Help

Weapon:

Eagle Bearer - Assault Rifle

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Eagle’s Strike: Accuracy increases as you continuously fire, up to +100%. Headshot kills grand +100% reload speed, +35% damage and the tenacity buff for 10 seconds. The strength of tenacity is increased by 1% for body shots and 5% for headshots.
    • Tenacity: 20-80% of damage taken is delayed until the buff expires. All of the total delayed damage is reduced for each enemy killed while the buff is active, up to 100% with 5 kills.
    • Protected Fire: While holstered, fain +10% bonus armor while firing your current weapon.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "For tireless defense and service in the wake of our shared national tragedy, we present this to Odessa Sawyer. May she always rise to meet the challenges in her path." - The People of the Theater Settlement
  • RPM: 750
  • Range: 10-45m
  • Reload: 2.5s
  • Mag: 60

How To Get It Fast:

  • Dark Hours Raid

9. Liberty

The Liberty exotic is the only exotic pistol in the game. 

It has amazing talents and perks that make this sidearm impeccable. 

Youtube Video:

HOW TO GET EXOTIC DEAGLE (Liberty)! - The Division 2

Weapon:

Liberty - Pistol

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Gain +100% Damage to Hostile electronics – While aiming enemy weak points and hostile electronics are highlighted.
    • Blind Justice – After destroying an enemy’s weak point or hostile electronics, your next bullet deals +500% weapon damage. If that shot kills an enemy, your magazine is refilled and grants +100% weapon damage for the entire magazine.
    • Independence – While holstered, destroying weak-points refill 20% of your current weapons magazine.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "Hey Kendra. Thanks for the help. I've made some adjustments to the schematic after our talk. I wasn't sure about your initial suggestions (considering the source), but they all came together. Thanks, again." - Siri T. C. "This gave me liberty as it gave others death. Respect it, and it will respect you." - General Ridgeway, upon giving his sidearm to a subordinate.
  • RPM: 150
  • Range: 0-30m
  • Reload: 1.9s
  • Mag: 8

How To Get It Fast:

  • Complete entire game.
  • Capitol Building boss will drop crafting exotic material.
  • American History Museum - Hard or Challenging
  • View Point Museum.
  • Space Administration HQ Mission. 
  • D50 High-End

10. Pestilence

Pestilence is a light machine gun exotic in The Division 2. 

The Pestilence is not a powerful weapon, and may be the least popular exotic weapon save for players who can’t keep their hand off of LMGs. 

Youtube Video:

The Division 2 | Easiest Way To Get Exotic LMG "Pestilence"

Weapon:

Pestilence - LMG

Stats:

  • Talents:

    • Plague of the Outcasts: After hitting the same enemy 20 times, that enemy is inflicted with Plague of the Outcasts. Whenever an enemy with Plague of the Outcasts is killed, they leave a toxic cloud for 10 seconds that deals 200% weapon damage per second to anyone inside and inflicts them with Pestilence.
    • Pestilence: This debuff reduces healing received by 50% for 10 seconds. Whenever an enemy with Pestilence would be downed, they are instead instantly killed. The debuff is removed if the enemy is repaired to full armor.
    • Outcast Resilience: While holstered, gain 20% bonus armor for 5 seconds whenever you are affected by blind, bleed, or burning.
  • Lore Quote: 
    • "You will suffer as we suffered." - Former Quarantined Outcast
  • RPM: 550
  • Range: 10-50m
  • Reload: 5.2s
  • Mag: 100

How To Get It Fast:

  • Landmark Dark Zone Boss

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