Light is a spectrum. Why limit yourself to a single hue?
― In-game description

Borealis is an exotic sniper rifle which can be equipped by all classes. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. Borealis can be dismantled to generate Glimmer.

Borealis will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 until at least Fall 2018.[1]


This item has the following lore associated:

“Project Borealis's onboard systems contain a pocket energy matrix capable of changing its alignment in a near instant to mimic the spectral frequencies of mapped energy types. The science is groundbreaking, but volatile. We're lucky to have this first, stable model available for active combat use. More will surely come, but for now, the Borealis is the only one of its kind that I trust for real world application.” “Sounds dangerous.” “If the internal matrix misaligns for any reason during its shift between outputs—damage, wear, a flaw in its production—the resulting feedback could [REDACTED].” “That bad, huh?” “If your definition of ‘bad' includes the [REDACTED] then yes, ‘bad' begins to describe it.”


This item is likely to come from consistent sources, such as loot drops or store purchases. Help improve this article by providing where you found this weapon in Destiny 2.


Borealis can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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50px The Fundamentals
Holding changes this weapon's damage type, cycling between Solar, Arc, and Void.

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50px Corkscrew Rifling
Balanced barrel.
 •  Slightly increases range and stability
 •  Slightly increases handling speed

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50px Extended Mag
This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower.
 •  Greatly increases magazine size
 •  Greatly decreases reload speed

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50px Ionic Return
Breaking an enemy shield transfers one bullet from reserves to the magazine.

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50px Hand-Laid Stock
This weapon is optimized for recoil control.
 •  Increases stability


  1. PlayStation (2017) YouTube: Destiny 2 – PS4 Exclusive Content Trailer Retrieved June 20, 2017.
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