This Is The Best Weapon In Destiny Beta

Destiny's Beta is soon coming to an end, and after playing over a hundred hours this week, the team at have chosen the best weapon in Destiny's Beta.

Do you agree with their decision? What is your favorite best weapon in Destiny Beta?

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Frankskint1966d ago

I prefer the scout rifle, one kill headshots all day. BOOM! Goodnight.

patelsanjeed1966d ago

Scout rifle plus The Hunter class all day long.

Thehyph1966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

Scout rifle and titan here.

I've decided that will be my start in the full game.

I'm glad that we've only seen a portion of what the classes can do. It seems as though swapping sub-class will change the gameplay around.

Edit: I was super rotten that I found a rare (blue) scout rifle that had a level 10 requirement. That weapon had 90-something damage and two upgrades which added damage. That weapon has six or seven upgrades total.

crxss1966d ago

In PVP, auto rifles are all you need. Need a nerf

HammadTheBeast1966d ago

My trust Pompeii-2 is all I need.

Also, the Blademaster subclass seems amazing, can't wait to try it out.

Gozer1965d ago

I had the Shingen-C auto rifle. I agree with the article,its a beast. 62 damage,nearly maxed out RoF, 44 in the clip. I could cut through baddies big and small like hot butter. Hate to lose it now that the beta is over.

Dspdspes1965d ago

Agree 100 %. Depends on playstyle and situation, though.

Pain1965d ago

Considering everyone and there mothers are Scouts... yawn... "lets all be Snipers!!"

Going to be funny to see everyone screaming for Titans thats use big honking bullet spitters when hunters and warlocks can't stand the heat and get 1-2 shotted lol

Dont believe me? wait n see.

GameSpawn1965d ago

"Considering everyone and there mothers are Scouts... yawn... "lets all be Snipers!!""

Every competative game will have issues like this. Expect some weapons to get nerf'ed in the final build as well as months post release.

Remember the handheld sniper rifle known as the pistol in Halo [1] -- remember how badly it got nerf'ed in later games. Current generation consoles allow developers to continue "load balancing" long after they release the game -- how much and how long they will keep making tweaks is dependent on the developer and publisher.

In the case of Destiny, the Shingen and classes will get balanced out or replaced by a more powerful weapon/subclass. It will never be perfect because some people just like being a-holes and exploit whatever/whenever, but hopefully it will be close to being an equal playing field between classes.

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EdnaJones971966d ago

i got cydonia ar3 62 damage when upgraded.

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crxss1966d ago

Cydonia is better than the Shingen. Better impact for pvp

xActionBasturdx1965d ago

Yup wrecked shop with that gun

Ozmoses1966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

Um the weapon they showed is nowhere near the highest dmg weapon in the beta.. that gun is 45.. maxed out it would probably be 52...

the highest dmg is 62.. on weapons we could actually use... it didn't matter what type of weapon the highest was 62 when it was fully maxed out.. scout, auto, shotgun, fusion, pulse, rocket, sniper, machine gun, hand cannon... all 62 max

the name also necessarily doesn't mean anything either because the attributes for the weapon can change...

the special skill at the bottom.. for example one could say "every kill makes you reload faster" or one could say "the last round does bonus damage"

they could look the same and have the same name.. but one could be dramatically different than the other..

but yeah again.. the max dmg in the beta was 62... the weapon this article is talking about is a joke.

But I like my Cydonia Auto Rifle - 62 Dmg and the stat is "last half of magazine does extra damage"

but later weapons.. rare and legendary.. the final upgrade on them locks in all the upgrades.. so whatever path you choose you can't go back.

HammadTheBeast1966d ago

The thing is, damage doesn't mean much because Impact and other things also play a factor. For example, my Sniper and AR do the same "damage" but have wildly different impacts.

Ozmoses1965d ago

that's what I'm talking about also... all those stats can change...

even if the name and dmg and everything looks the same...

chances are the stability or impact or reload or range is different

Christopher1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Yup. Scout Rifle + Sniper Rifle. Three or one-shot knights with them, respectively.

As far as auto rifles, that one doesn't do the best damage in the end game and there is a later version that can do up to 62 damage that's better than the Shingen. With upgrades, hip firing with them can be very nice.

ITPython1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

I found that the auto-rifles were definitely the most effective main weapon to use (at least whatever version I was using with my Warlock). They killed the fastest and were the most efficient.

I tried and maxed out all my green variety AR's, hand cannons, pulse rifles and scout rifles (scout rifles really sucked, shot way too slow and had piss poor damage). The AR I was using (some green variety, can't remember the name) was FAR superior to everything. The pulse rifles came in second place in regards to dps. However the scout rifle was beyond fail, in the time it took me to take out 2 low-level enemies I could have taken out 10+ in the same time-span with the AR. Single-shot scout rifle was just complete garbage, needs a much higher rate of fire to be useful, like the pulse rifle.

Only downside with the AR was in the crucible, since the two maps we had to choose from were either way too small and confined, or way too large like the moon map (with OP vehicles and OHK snipers). The only map that felt right with the AR was the iron banner event map.

ITPython1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

Went past edit time, dangit. But after checking my profile, apparently I was using the Cydonia-AR3, that thing was a beast. Couldn't find any other primary weapon more effective than it, and I upgraded everything I had just to test other stuff out.

BTW what's up with Bungies website? Could only view it with the latest version of Firefox (which blows), and it is quite resource intensive and inefficient.

Whoever the webmaster is, they are using WAY too much Javascript. Guess they didn't get the memo about form over function.


Kryptonite42O1965d ago

Agreed the Cydonia-AR3 was my favorite weapon. I found I had the best results with it overall.

I was reading an article that basically stated that the player and weapon level makes no difference in the control matches in the crucible. The only thing that mattered was things like rate of fire, impact ect.
It's not until you get to the Iron Banner tourney that your gears level and damage actually make a difference. That could be why I always seemed to do better in Iron Banner.

Hanuman1965d ago

I prefer my fists. BOOM! Goodnight.

cleft51965d ago

Scout rifle and shotgun, Warlock Class all day long. Scout rifle for range and shotgun for up close battles. 2 hits and they are done.

Battlefieldlover1965d ago

Am i the only one Hunter/Hand Cannon?

An upgraded hunter with an upgraded hand cannon can deal with alot of heads with blistering reload speeds. Makes for entertaining gameplay.

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Yo Mama1966d ago (Edited 1966d ago )

Authors opinion is purely subjective. It may be the best weapon for him, however, I don't think that is the best weapon in the beta by a long shot. There are others which are more powerful, have a stronger impact and carry just as many rounds in a mag.

ArronNelson1966d ago

Most of my friends agree that the Shingen is the best weapon there is. Its just frustratingly difficult to find. Wish I could experience it for myself before the beta ends.

charliewong9801966d ago

This is the best weapon in the game no argument. Got it in the devils lair, haven't used anything else since.

Shakengandulf1966d ago

Happy to see my weapon of choice was the authors pick for best weapon, it just feels like the most balanced auto rifle... Good clip, good damage, good stabilisation and the one i found had a bonus of getting more accurate as i shoot.
Every other weapon just took longer to kill enemies in the same class.

TheSaint1965d ago

I got a Cydonia, which was nice, but that Shingen was something else.

lisamorgan41966d ago

I feel like the Sahara-AR3 is by far the best primary weapon.
When fully upgraded, it has an attack of 62. It's fire rate is completely at max capacity. It holds 48 magazines in the clip with a reserve of 500+ rounds. It's simply a beast. What is your weapon of choice @YoMama

Elwenil1966d ago

Rounds of ammunition are either loaded with a stripper clip, as in a M1 Garand, or in a magazine, as with most modern military rifles. You don't put magazines in a clip and a clip hasn't been in normal use for years.

Shakengandulf1966d ago

I don't like it because of the weak stabilisation, its just all over the place.

Lord_Sloth1966d ago

That's why it's marked as an Opinion Piece, genius.

Stapleface1965d ago

They apparently didn't find the Syndonia AR3. It's definitely better than the Shingen-C. It's better in pretty much every way than the Shingen-C, other than ROF, which it isn't far off from either.

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henrythomas2841966d ago

I have been farming for this gun for hours only to get a level 9 version. Aaaaargh! Pulling hair out.

alvinmiller921966d ago

cydonia ar3 is nuch better

kneon1966d ago

I agree. While I prefer scout rifles and hand cannons I'd pick the cydonia over the shingen. It's a little less stable and has a smaller magazine but the much higher impact makes up for it.

Surprisingly I found the Xerxes-C makes a good rifle even though it's a machine gun. You just need to make sure you only fire one round at a time and it's remarkably accurate and powerful.

Ripsta7th1966d ago

I liked the scout rifle, until i got the cydonia , the cydonia allowed for more upgrades so i went with. I did enjoy the one shot kills with the scout tho