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Forerunner icon1.jpg
Season 15
Type Sidearm
Slot Kinetic
Ammo Special
Rarity Exotic
Damage Type Kinetic
Archetype Exotic
Description A new chapter for an old legend.
Impact 35
Range 100
Stability 73
Handling 64
Reload Speed 82
Rounds Per Minute 200
Magazine 15
Zoom 20
Inventory Size 56
Aim Assistance 60
Recoil 96
Bounce Intensity 4
Bounce Direction Tends Vertical
Magnum Opus icon.jpg Magnum Opus
Quest reward.
Forerunner PvP Stats

Forerunner is an Exotic Sidearm.



  • Full Stop icon.png Full Stop — Oversized Sidearm with extended-range, heavy-caliber rounds. Fires full auto with increased rate of fire. Deals increased precision damage to unshielded targets.


  • Smallbore icon1.png Smallbore - Dual strength barrel.
    • Increases Range.
    • Increases Stability.


  • Flared magwell icon1.png Flared Magwell - Optimized for fast reloading.
    • Slightly increases Stability.
    • Greatly increases Reload Speed.

Trait 1

  • Pace Yourself icon.png Pace Yourself — Tapping the trigger gives this weapon less recoil and improves accuracy.

Trait 2

  • Smooth Grip icon.png Smooth Grip — This weapon is slightly easier to hold and aim.
    • Slightly increases stability.
    • Slightly increases handling speed.


  • The Rock icon.png The Rock — For several seconds after a final blow, [Alternate Weapon Action] to consume part of your ammo reserves, converting your next thrown grenade into a fragmentation grenade.

Forerunner Catalyst is obtained by completing the Magnum Opus II quest, which can be picked up from Xûr after reaching Strange Favor Rank 16 with him. Its upgrade is unlocked by defeating enemies with this weapon.

The Catalyst gives Forerunner The Rock perk and Masterworks it.


  • This weapon is a reference to the M6D magnum from the Halo series, which was created by Bungie.


Banshee-44 considered the relic on his workbench and the questions on his mind; one stood out above the rest: who were you meant for?

The form of the weapon suggested an oversized sidearm—a secondary weapon for a giant's hands. The function presented more so as an anti-material rifle. "Looks to be 12.7mm… it's like they were making a hand cannon but didn't know it yet."

Banshee wondered further about the warrior who could wield such a thing. His attention drifted momentarily, drawn by Shaxx's voice booming nearby. "Huh. Yeah. A Titan, maybe… and a big one too."

The weapon was laced with fractures from a life of fire and a sleep of ice, and perhaps other, more exotic stresses. Banshee wished he could've heard the relic's voice, but he knew from earlier examination that it had fired its last round. What a last round it must have been.

The Guardian who brought it to him might be willing to try a shot, untroubled by the risk of a rapid unplanned dismantle. But Banshee knew it wouldn't last through a single magazine.

Beside the relic lay a stripped-down Breechlight. He would adapt it for a larger round. Custom casings and handguard. Sensorium link scope… and he had other ideas to try as well.

It would be an homage, an offering to the creators of the original relic. A legacy.

With that satisfying thought in mind, the gunsmith went to work.




Primary Auto RiflesScout RiflesPulse RiflesHand CannonsSubmachine GunsSidearmsCombat Bows
Special ShotgunsBreech Grenade LaunchersFusion RiflesSniper RiflesTrace RiflesGlaivesRocket Sidearms
Heavy SwordsDrum Grenade LaunchersRocket LaunchersLinear Fusion RiflesMachine Guns
Exotic Weapons