Best Shotguns In Destiny 2

A good weapon, especially shotguns in Destiny 2,  can be all that takes to be victorious in PvE or PvP and this guide will help with the best shotguns in Destiny 2 as there is quite a collection of weapons in the game.

Keep in mind that the suggestions for the Best Shotguns in Destiny 2 are based on our own experience and playtime. Hopefully, our shotguns suggestions will help you improve your close-range combat.

For more help on Destiny 2 also read our Best PVP and PvE Weapons Guide, Legendary Weapons Locations Guide, and Exotic Weapons Guide.

In PvE shotguns prove very useful against the shielded enemies and especially players have modded it to match its enemies. This guide will help you step-by-step on the best shotgun in D2 Shadowkeep so that you can destroy your enemies in a single shot and enjoy it in the process.

Best Shotguns In Destiny 2

This guide will detail all there is about the best shotguns in D2 for players to know to be much more effective in the game.

Legend of Acrius
Legend of Acrius might be hard to get by, however, it’s totally worth the effort as this weapon is effective in both PvE and PvP. This shotgun hits harder than any other shotgun in the game as this shotgun has a remarkable stability but it will take time to get used to.

Somerled-D
If you re looking for just raw power in a shotgun that will destroy your enemies then look no further than look no further than Somerled-D shotgun. While there are other options in shotguns in terms of power but the reason why Somerled-D takes the spot is that it’s customizable and easier to use.

Players are able to tweak it depending on their play style and can get the most out of this shotgun.

Good Bone Structure
In terms of attributes, Good Bone structure is the best shotgun in Destiny 2 but, then again it depends on your play style if you like it or not. This shotgun has the most balanced impact, reload speed, range, stability and it has pretty good handling.

However, the rate of fire is quite low and this all round shotgun is perfect for both PvE and PvP despite its lack of perks.

Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun
Shotguns mainly just feature raw power that destroys your enemies in just one hit if you are close enough, however, for some players, power alone is not enough they also require rate of fire to go with firing power so that they can kill multiple enemies quickly and that is why “Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun” is best in this regard.

Combining the Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun with a Power weapon recoil counterbalance mod makes it an even better deal. No shotgun in the game fires shots faster than this one and also has a quite a reload speed.

This shotgun has many perks to choose from depending on your playstyle and being a lightweight shotgun is also helps you move faster. However, its ammo is a bit hard to come by.

Best Shotguns for PvE
Go for Legend of Acrius if you’re good with the shorter range instead of a longer ranged weapon. Lord of Wolves works well as well while not taking up your power slot.

You can also adhere to Tractor Cannon since it will help you get those defenses down by applying debuffs. Some other shotgun choices for PvE are:

  • Badlander
  • Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun
  • Last Man Standing
  • Legend of Acrius
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Ikelos_SG
  • Prophet of Doom
  • Python
  • Threat Level
  • Tractor Cannon

Best Shotguns for PvP
Dusk Rock Blues works the best here, especially because of its Full Bore, Slideshot and Snapshot Sights. This is also because it dominates in Crucible.

Chaperone will get you headshots, and if you can get those effectively, you can put down guardians. Lord of Wolves is also worth using. Some other shotgun choices for PvP are:

  • Dust Rock Blues
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Mindbender’s Ambition
  • Retold Tale
  • The Chaperon
  • Tractor Cannon

Best Shotguns for Gambit
Tractor Cannon will be an interesting choice since it will help you kill guardians and burn down your enemies. Legend of Acrius can be used in the same manner. Some other shotgun choices for Gambit are:

  • Badlander
  • Dust Rock Blues
  • Legend of Acrius
  • Ikelos_SG
  • Lord of Wolves
  • Mindbender’s Ambition
  • Python
  • Tractor Cannon

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