Destiny 2 Weapon & Armor Mods - How to Get Them

Destiny 2 weapon & armor mods can be used to modify your gear. They can affect your gear in different ways, from changing the color to adding different types of damage to weapons and granting you other boosts. They aren’t the easiest thing to find, but you definitely want to get your hands on both weapon and armor mods. For that reason, we’ve put together this guide to show you different armor and weapon mods in Destiny 2, along with how to get them.

Destiny 2 Weapon & Armor Mods - How to Get Them & Locations
Destiny 2 Weapon & Armor Mods

NOTE: This guide is a work in progress. More information will be added as we come by it.

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How to Obtain Armor Mods in Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 armor mods will most commonly drop from Bright Engrams, which you’ll have to decrypt at The Farm’s Cryptarch, Tyra Karn. Another avenue you can take is doing business with Banshee-44. Armor mods are extremely important, maybe even more than weapon mods.

Obviously, some of the mods are going to be shaders, for when you want to look especially snazzy for the Cabal. More importantly, though, armor mods in Destiny 2 can and will have a huge effect on how you do on the battlefield. So much so, that some armor mods change how well your weapon works, synergizing with them in different ways and giving you the edge in the heat of the battle. Mods will also impact the number of times an ability can be used, and more.

Weapon Mods in Destiny 2 – Where to Get Them?

Destiny 2 weapon mods will be awarded for completing various in-game activities, ranging from completing quests and raids to finding the right vendor or decrypting the right engram. The can change the game significantly, though not as much as armor mods, comparatively. That being said, you definitely don’t want to just forget about them. To insert the weapon mods you want, or just review the ones you have, go into your inventory, inspect the weapon you want, and look to the bottom right.

Weapon Mod Types

The first option in the Weapon Mods menu is Legendary Infusion, and it works just like in the first game. You can consume a weapon of the same type but higher stats and infuse it into your weapon of preference. The second one is Damage Mod, which allows you to add different types of damage to your Energy or Power weapons – Arc, Void, or Solar. That way, you won’t have to haul various guns and will clean up your loadout.

As you’d expect, weapon mods in Destiny 2 will allow you to pimp the look of your weapon (third option in the Weapon Mods section). These come in shaders, which basically just change the color, and Weapon Ornaments, which modify how your Exotic weapon looks like. Weapon Ornaments are specific to the given weapon.


If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.


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