How to get Brave weapons plus full release schedule in Destiny 2

How to get Brave weapons plus full release schedule in Destiny 2

Brave weapons (also known as the Brave arsenal) were introduced in Destiny 2’s Into the Light update in April 2024, alongside the return of “The Whisper” mission.

These weapons — which include the likes of The Mountaintop, Midnight Coup, and The Recluse — are fan favorites plucked from across Destiny history. All have been redesigned with a new consistent visual style, a new Origin Trait (Indomitability), and new perk pools.

Unlike some Destiny 2 weapon releases, getting Brave weapons isn’t simply a case of getting lucky with drop rates. Though there is a degree of time-gating for those playing on day one, due to a quest-focused structure, there is a guaranteed way to get one of each before The Final Shape arrives, and a way to increase your odds with getting a chosen weapon if you’re hunting the perfect god roll.

Here’s how to get Brave weapons in Destiny 2, plus details about the full Brave weapons release schedule and a list of perks.

How to get Brave weapons in Destiny 2

Brave weapons are being gradually rolled out in the opening weeks of Into the Light, starting with six weapons as of the event’s debut on April 9, with two more per week after that. All 12 weapons will become available by the April 31 weekly reset.

The most straightforward way to earn each Brave weapon is to complete weapon quests from Arcite in the Hall of Champions. You’ll be introduced to Arcite as part of the update’s introductory “Feats of Bravery” questline, with the vendor appearing just to the right of Shaxx in the social space, who will offer a quest for all 12 weapons upon the completion of Elsie’s Rifle’s “Stranger Danger.” Each quest rewards a limited edition variant with a fixed curated roll, meaning you are guaranteed to get a powerful version of that firearm without relying on random drops.

The Arcite vendor screen showing the ‘Stranger Danger’ quest in Destiny 2. Image: Bungie via Polygon

Brave weapons can also be sourced from drops during the Onslaught activity, as well as Brave engrams, each with a random roll. To help with this, completing the weapon’s specific quest then allows you to “attune” that weapon at the statues within the Hall of Champions, increasing its drop rate within Onslaught.

This is particularly useful, as there is now the possibility that a “limited edition” version of each weapon can drop, giving it a unique appearance (similar to ornaments, but one that is tied to that specific weapon) and two traits instead of one. The higher the drop rate, the more chances you have to pick these up, especially if you play on the more challenging 50 wave version of Onslaught which ups the drop rate even further.

You can see the quest-specific curated rolls, and attunement in action, in this video from Kawffee on YouTube:

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Beyond simply fleshing out your Vault with these new weapons and increasing your drop rates if you’re hunting a god roll, completing these quests is also one half of the way you earn the Superblack shader, an iconic look brought back from the original Destiny. The other half is earned by leveling Shaxx’s Hall of Champions reputation — which you should be well on the way to achieving by the time you complete Arcite’s 12 quests.

The weapon quests will expire with the arrival of The Final Shape on June 4, so you only have a limited amount of time to acquire these curated versions. That said, Brave weapon drops will continue from The Final Shape onwards (when the Onslaught activity moves into the Vanguard Ops area of the Director) so you can still pursue them if you wish.

Destiny 2 Brave weapons release schedule

The Brave weapon release schedule for Destiny 2 is as follows, aligning with the usual weekly reset time:

April 9 (Into the Light launch)

  • Edge Transit
  • Elsie’s Rifle
  • Falling Guillotine
  • Hung Jury SR4
  • The Recluse
  • Succession

April 16 (Into the Light week two)

  • Midnight Coup
  • The Mountaintop

April 23 (Into the Light week three)

  • Forbearance
  • Hammerhead

April 30 (Into the Light week four)

  • Blast Furnace
  • Luna’s Howl

The Brave weapons roster was originally going to be spread out until May 21 at a rate of one new drop per week, but as explained in a post on the Destiny subreddit, the schedule changed to “pack the first half of Destiny 2: The Last Light” with more to do ahead of the arrival of Zero Hour, Pantheon, and new Crucible (PvP) maps in May.

Destiny 2 infographic showing the release roadmap for Into the Light.
Destiny 2 Into the Light’s roadmap.
Image: Bungie

Destiny 2 Brave weapons perk pools

What follows is a list of the perk pools for each Brave weapon (sourced from as well as their season, year, or game in the Destiny series they made their debut.

Destiny 2 Brave weapon perk pools

Brave weapon First appearance Third column parks Fourth column perks
Brave weapon First appearance Third column parks Fourth column perks
Blast Furnace Season of the Forge (Forsaken) Zen Moment, Snapshot, Shoot to Loot, Keep Away, Perpetual Motion, Kinetic Tremors, Headseeker Kill Clip, Firefly, One for All, Frenzy, Rampage, Rapid Hit, Desperate Measures
Edge Transit Season of the Outlaw (Forsaken) Chain Reaction, Cascade Point, Impulse Amplifier, Field Prep, Autoloading Holster, Envious Assassin, Repulsor Brace Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Deconstruct, Adrenaline Junkie, Bait and Switch, Full Court, Explosive Light
Elsie’s Rifle Original Destiny Feeding Frenzy, Zen Moment, Repulsor Brace, Loose Change, Keep Away, Under-Over, Rewind Rounds Adrenaline Junkie, Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Kill Clip, Desperado, Desperate Measures, Headseeker
Falling Guillotine Season of Arrivals (Shadowkeep) Vorpal Weapon, Relentless Strikes, Repulsor Brace, Frenzy, Attrition Orbs, Chain Reaction, Duelist’s Trance Surrounded, Whirlwind Blade, Destabilizing Rounds, Eager Edge, Bait and Switch, Sword Logic, Desperate Measures
Forbearance Season of the Risen (The Witch Queen) Unrelenting, Stats for All, Demolitionist, Ambitious Assassin, Surplus, Steady Hands, Disruption Break Wellspring, Golden Tricorn, One for All, Bait and Switch, Chain Reaction, Rampage, Desperate Measures
Hammerhead Season of the Forge (Forsaken) Feeding Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Envious Assassin, Rampage, Fourth Time’s the Charm, Rewind Rounds, Under-Over Surrounded, High-Impact Reserves, Target Lock, Onslaught, Killing Tally, Desperate Measures, Tap the Trigger
Luna’s Howl Season of the Outlaw (Forsaken) Eye of the Storm, Subsistence, Discord, Encore, Slideshot, Enlightened Action, Heal Clip Magnificent Howl, Kill Clip, Incandescent, Desperate Measures, Opening Shot, Precision Instrument, Harmony
Midnight Coup Year 1 Outlaw, Firefly, Shoot to Loot, Explosive Payload, Moving Target, Attrition Orbs, Enlightened Action Rampage, Kinetic Tremors, Zen Moment, One for All, Frenzy, Opening Shot, Desperate Measures
Succession Season of the Hunt (Beyond Light) Moving Target, No Distractions, Lead from Gold, Reconstruction, Firmly Planted, Demolitionist, Discord Snapshot Sights, Redirection, Recombination, Vorpal Weapon, Focused Fury, Firing Line, Box Breathing
The Mountaintop Season of the Forge (Forsaken) Ambitious Assassin, Impulse Amplifier, Demolitionist, Lead from Gold, Slickdraw, Auto-Loading Holster, Overflow Rampage, Vorpal Weapon, Adrenaline Junkie, One for All, Harmony, Recombination, Frenzy
The Recluse Season of the Driver (Forsaken) Feeding Frenzy, Enlightened Action, Subsistence, Threat Detector, Repulsor Brace, Hip-Fire Grip, Dynamic Sway Reduction Master of Arms, Target Lock, Frenzy, Destabilizing Rounds, Surrounded, Tap the Trigger, Desperate Measures