Fastest Ways to Farm Weapon XP Levels in Destiny 2 (2023)

Are you wanting to Farm Weapon XP quickly in Destiny 2?

by Gordon Bicker
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Destiny 2 players will be familiar with how Weapon Crafting works but if you are new, the crafting and leveling of certain weapons appeared in The Witch Queen expansion. It is important that you know how to gain a lot of weapon XP quickly if you want to be the most efficient with your crafted weapons. This article will take you through the fastest ways to farm weapon XP levels in Destiny 2.

Best Farming Methods for Gaining Weapon XP in Destiny 2 Fast

There are many methods that you can use in order to gather up some weapon XP fast in the game so be sure to take advantage of them. I have listed the best for you to utilize below.

Shuro Chi, The Corrupted (Last Wish Raid Farm)

One of the greatest farming methods I love at the moment is the Shuro Chi boss battle in the Last Wish Raid. Don’t focus on Shuro Chi themselves but instead kill all of the Taken that spawn in the area. There is an immense number of enemies and this makes for extremely quick weapon XP farming.

Use the Nightstalker Hunter Class for Faster Weapon XP

Any method can be combined with a Nightstalker Hunter as long as you kill any enemies you tether. This is because you will get extra XP whenever you take out tethered enemies. It makes for an essential strategy when you are looking to gain a lot of weapon XP quickly.

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Breakneck Story Mission Farm

In order to do this method you will need to have the Lightfall expansion for Destiny 2. You will eventually reach a mission called “Breakneck” and in this mission, you will eventually reach an area where you have to break some glass. A lot of Vex will spawn around here and it is the perfect place for a repeatable farming session. Simply kill the Vex with the weapon you want to level.

General “Dares of Eternity” Playthroughs

If farming methods such as the Last Wish raid boss aren’t really something you want to go through for weapon XP farms, then Dares of Eternity is another brilliant farming method — easy to get into too. Plus there is a great loot pool attached so you aren’t doing it just for the weapon XP. No matter what one of these methods you choose you will find the process of gathering your weapon XP much faster.

Why is Gaining Crafted Weapon XP Useful in Destiny 2?

Getting weapon XP for crafted weapons is essential if you would like to get weapon stat boosts (unlocked at level 20 of a weapon), or things such as being allowed to add any enhanced perk you would like. This is unlocked when you reach level 16 of any particular crafted weapon you wish to do this with.

Related: Best Lightfall PvE Weapons in Destiny 2

Now that you know some amazing Destiny 2 weapon XP farms, you can go back into the game and put your farming skills to the test.

- This article was updated on July 13th, 2023

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.