Destiny 2 - Shotgun: Primary Weapons Rarity Database

This page contains a list of all obtainable destiny 2 shotgun that includes exotics, legendaries, rares, uncommon and common weapons.

The Destiny 2 shotgun is a weapon that appears in-game. Shotguns deal damage over an area because their bullets scatter and spray. Shotguns, unlike the grenade launcher are effective within close range as this will ensure that the enemy hit by your weapon will be hit by all of the pellets contained in your shotgun. They do suffer from long range shots as the pellets would less likely hit the enemies considering its poor accuracy.

For the Destiny 2 shotgun, it has several classifications. This includes the Common, Uncommon, Legendary, and Exotic kinds of the Destiny 2 shotgun.

Destiny 2 Shotgun List

Destiny 2 Shotgun Legend of Acrius



*These weapons are sorted by rarity. If new shotguns appear, we’ll be updating this as well. 


Exotic shotguns appear more in the Beta than they do in-game. They have an extremely low drop rate, making them coveted by most players. Players can also choose an Exotic Weapon upon completing a particular portion of the game.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Legend of Acrius Power  –
Tractor Cannon Power


Legendary shotguns drop in-game. Similarly to the Exotic, they have a low drop rate. However, they do not need a certain condition to be met unless it’s a quest item. Should the player be unable to procure an exotic shotgun, a legendary shotgun can serve as a good substitute.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Bolero-39 Power
Deadpan Delivery Power
First In, Last Out
Good Bone Structure
Hawthrone’s Field-Forged Shotgun Power
Opus-46 Power
Retrofuturist Power
Somerled-D Power


The rares are one of the easiest to get. They’re quite a good find especially while you’re midway through a mission and you’re looking for a weapon to swap out of. These weapons drop a little more often than the Legendary and often appear in Decoherent Engrams. If players find themselves on an uncommon weapon or common weapon then, they should immediately switch it to a rare if they can. This is probably one of the best compromises since it has a higher drop rate.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Badlands Mk.24 Power
Botheration Mk.28 Power
Fussed Dark Mk.21 Power
Requiem-43 Power


The Uncommon Weapons are also easy to find. If you have a Common Weapon and you find an Uncommon then, best you replace it. In the long run, the Uncommon will definitely deal more damage. However, you’ll find yourself at a wit’s end if you’re fighting a boss like Irausk or Thumos. With both of them being increasingly chunky, you’re going to need a better weapon.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
DED Acumen II Power
DED Nemoris II Power
Hand in Hand Power


Common Weapons are usually best for starting out the game as it is easily available and obtainable. Once you get a higher tiered weapon, just switch weapons since commons have the lowest stats and have the least damage.

Name Slot Perk How to Obtain
Stubborn Oak Power

Other Weapon Guides

Primary Weapons

Primary Weapons
Scout Rifle Rocket Launchers Auto Rifles
Hand Cannons SMG Sidearms

Power Weapons

Special Weapons
Fusion Rifles Grenade Launchers Rocket Launchers
Shotguns Sniper Rifles Swords

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  1. You made a mistake with the shotgun list for the rare, uncommon and common the information you have listed is for the grenade launcher