Destiny’s newest expansion, Rise of Iron is just a few short days away, which means it is time to make your final preparations for the new DLC. To help you do that, we’ve put together a list of the best Exotic Heavy Weapons in the game. Make sure you find these bad boys before the new expansion drops!

Sleeper Simulant

This Exotic Heavy Fusion Rifle is a sure-fire way to bring your enemies down. Announced before The Taken King released last September, Destiny players went mad looking for this weapon during the first few weeks. Finally, after quite a while in the shadows, players began finding clues to the Sleeper Simulant’s Exotic Quest, The First Firewall. From there this Fusion Rifle fused with a railgun began to make the rounds, quickly rising to become one of the greatest Heavy Weapons the game has ever seen.


Whether you’re into sword fights, blowing things up with rocket launchers, or nailing enemies to the wall with machine gun bullets, the Truth rocket launcher is one of the greatest Heavy Exotic Weapons you are ever going to find this side of The Tower. Armed with expert target tracking, and impact based explosives, the Truth rocket launcher has become a favorite among the ranks of players trying to reach Mercury through the Trials of Osiris. Of course, it will never outperform the Gjallarhorn, which just so happens to be the next weapon on our list.


Many of you might be wondering why we would include a Year 1 Exotic Heavy Weapon on this list. That’s a fair point, but this is also one of the greatest weapons ever released into the Destiny meta. Applauded as the single most powerful weapon of Destiny Year 1, the Gjallarhorn did not return for Year 2. But, thanks to a new preorder deal, we have learned that the Gjallarhorn is going to be returning to the game for Rise of Iron, which marks the beginning of Destiny’s third year. That means you should go out and try to find this outstanding weapon before Rise of Iron hits, that way you’ll know what you have to look forward to.

Though there are plenty of other options, these are the three best Exotic Heavy Weapons available to players in Destiny in our opinion. The power behind both the Truth and the Sleeper Simulant outshines every other Taken King heavy Exotic, and the stopping power of the Gjallarhorn, and its overall important to the Destiny meta make it our third choice. We’ll be covering Destiny pretty extensively in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back often for new walkthroughs, tips, and tricks.