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"Can't outrun the sunrise." —Liu Feng
― In-game description

Sunshot is an exotic hand cannon. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

She bowed her head, heat shimmering from her fist. A silent salute to the Hive closing around her, their eyes forming a glowing jade ring.

She was a Sunbreaker. A mercenary from days before the City. Not like the new Lights from the Tower. She was weary. But there was no rest out here, where the City Lights didn't reach. She and her allies were committed to their arduous, solitary task. But they could always use more numbers.

Sometimes, they left trinkets for the City. Meant as challenge and bribe at once—we offer you this. Come find us.

She had forged the Warlock gauntlets herself. Ouros laughed in her face when she told her their name. She wasn't very good at names.

A gun. She would forge a gun, next. It would speak like her Hammer. And burn like fire. The ring of jade eyes closed on her. Liu Feng laughed, her arms open for a fiery embrace.


  • Sunshot is available as a reward for completing the Campaign mission Sacrilege. The player is given the choice to obtain Sunshot or Graviton Lance. Please note: Due to the game going free to play (New Light) it is not confirmed that this is still a legitimate way to obtain this gun.
  • Can be found in Exotic Engrams and purchased from Xûr.


Sunshot can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Sunburn perk icon.png Sunburn
This weapon fires explosive rounds and highlights targets that take damage from Sunshot.

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Chambered Compensator perk icon.png Chambered Compensator
Stable barrel attachment.
  • Increases stability
  • Moderately controls recoil
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Accurized Rounds perk icon.png Accurized Rounds
This weapon can fire longer distances.
  • Increases range

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Sun Blast perk icon.png Sun Blast
Targets killed with Sunshot explode in Solar energy.

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Textured Grip perk icon.png Textured Grip
The friction on this weapon's grip is particularly strong.
  • Greatly increases handling speed
  • Slightly decreases stability

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Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
Sunshot perk icon.jpg Red Dwarf
Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Sunshot.