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Destiny 2 Winterbite, how to get and unlock it

Find out how to get the Destiny 2 Winterbite weapon and unlock it for yourself to add a brand new meta heavy weapon to your collection.

Destiny 2 Winterbite: The Winterbite can be seen

Are you wondering exactly what you need to know about Destiny 2 Winterbite? Have you heard the weapon is the new hottest thing in Destiny 2 Lightfall? Well, you would be right as the damage it can output is insane.

So, to help you out, you can find a rundown of the perks and traits that come with this specific weapon amongst the full list of Destiny 2 exotics. In addition, we will take you through the specific questline (which is quite lengthy) in Destiny 2‘s newest location, Neomuna. So prepare yourself for a lot of grinding and activity completing in the city.

Destiny 2 Winterbite perks and traits

Winterbite in Destiny 2 is a heavy Glaive that does Stasis damage.

  • Big Frigid Glove – Fires a large ball of energy that locks onto nearby targets and freezes them
  • Tilting At Windmills – Blocking damage with your shield increases the movement speed while shielding
  • Supercooled Accelerator – Optimised for extended range. Increases range. Slightly decreases reload speed and slightly decreases handling speed
  • Alloy Magazine – Faster reloads when the magazine is empty
  • Weighted Edge – This weapon’s melee attack deals increased damage and slows targets when loaded with ammo

This combination of abilities and perks and traits means the Winterbite can deal an insane amount of damage. It is truly a meta weapon and one of the strongest exotics in the game right now.

How to unlock Winterbite in Destiny 2?

To unlock Winterbite in Destiny 2 you need to complete the following quests in this order:

  • Welcome To The Hall of Heroes
  • Stargazer
  • Maelstrom
  • Bluejay
  • Strider

All of these can be started once you have beaten all the Destiny 2 Lightfall missions and opened up the Hall of Heroes. Quinn the Archivist will then have a set of quests for you to complete which will focus on patrol activities like the Destiny 2 Terminal Overload rotation, and grabbing Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions.

For guides on each one, be sure to check out our rundown of the Destiny 2 Stargazer quest, Destiny 2 Maelstrom quest, Destiny 2 Bluejay, and Destiny 2 Strider quests.

That is our guide on Destiny 2 Winterbite and how to get it. For even more weapon guides, check out our rundown of how to get Destiny 2 Final Warning and Destiny 2 Deterministic Chaos. Even more tips for the campaign and quests can be found in our Destiny 2 walkthrough.