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Destiny 2 guide: Curse of Osiris exotic weapons

What they do and where to find them

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

Destiny 2’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, adds a heap of new exotics into the game. Five of those exotics are brand new weapons. In this guide, we’ll take a look at them and what they can do.


Crimson is a brand new gun in Destiny … kind of. Those familiar with the Red Death pulse rifle from Destiny will remember the trim of this gun as well as some of its signature perks.

What does it do?

Crimson has two main perks that make it special. The first is Banned Weapon, which causes this hand cannon to fire in three-round bursts. The second, Cruel Remedy, causes kills with Crimson to heal the wielder and precision kills to refill the magazine instantly.

Where you can get it

Unfortunately, Crimson is only a drop from exotic and powerful engrams. You can’t earn it from any specific activity.

Prometheus Lens

Prometheus Lens is a brand new exotic trace rifle, very similar to Destiny 2’s pre-order bonus gun, Coldheart. This new trace rifle is Solar and seems to be giving folks some serious trouble in the Crucible.

What does it do?

The main perk of the Prometheus Lens is Prismatic Inferno, which causes the gun to create a flaming aura as it’s fired, damaging all enemies caught inside. The secondary perk is Flame Refraction, which causes kills with Prometheus Lens to partially refill the magazine.

Where you can get it

Prometheus Lens is sadly only available from exotic engrams and powerful gear. It’s not accessible from any specific activity.


Those who played Destiny after The Taken King expansion will recognize this lovely fusion rifle. Telesto also bears a striking resemblance to the Needler from the Halo games, Bungie’s last major franchise.

What does it do?

Telesto has two perks that make it special. The first is Unplanned Reprive, which causes the projectiles fired from Telesto to stick to targets and have a delayed explosion. The second major perk is Harbinger's Pulse, which causes multikills with Telesto to reload your Energy and Kinetic weapons.

Where you can get it

Like the other exotics in this list, Telesto is only available from exotic or powerful engrams. You can’t just target Telesto and acquire it from a mission.

The Colony

The Colony is truly an exotic weapon. This strange grenade launcher rewards your missed shots by spawning tiny, evil spider robots to chase your enemies. If they reach their goal, they explode.

What does it do?

The Colony’s first major perk is its most obvious, Insectoid Robot Grenades. This perk causes missed grenade shots to spawn explosive robots that chase targets down and explode on them. The second perk is Serve the Colony, which causes the magazine to refill rapidly when the gun is unequipped.

Where you can get it

The Colony is a completely random drop out of exotic or powerful engrams. There is no specific way to get it.

The Jade Rabbit

Jade Rabbit is yet another returning exotic from Destiny, though it was a PlayStation exclusive last time around. Now all players can acquire this scout rifle.

What does it do?

The Jade Rabbit only has one really special perk, Fate of all Fools. This causes chained body shots with the weapon to empower the next precision shot you make. Hitting an empowered precision shot returns ammo to your magazine.

Where you can get it

Jade Rabbit is only dropped from exotic and powerful engrams. You can’t acquire it in any special way. You’ll only get it from random drops.