See Destiny 2's first Exotic hand cannon with healing powers in action

Bungie has released a teaser for the next Exotic weapon coming to Destiny 2 during the Season of Opulence, the quest for which will begin tomorrow. Intriguingly, Lumina is the first hand cannon in the game which you're meant to shoot your teammates with.

The quest to obtain the new Exotic hand cannon starts on July 2 for those with the Destiny 2: Forsaken annual pass. Based on a datamine dump last month, the quest will involve charging up the Rose hand cannon with light (which Destiny lore nerds will know eventually became the evil Thorn weapon), so as to turn it into this purified do-gooder version.

From the same datamine, we learned that kills with the Lumina will leave behind a Remnant that, when absorbed, "converts your next hip-fired shot into an ally-seeking Noble Round and partially refills the magazine." The trailer above confirms that Lumina's Exotic perk is called Noble Rounds, ethereal glowing balls that seek your allies to heal and buff them.

For more on what's new with Destiny 2, check out our interview with Destiny 2's general manager Mark Noseworthy and game director Luke Smith about Bungie's post-Activision plans.

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.