Help
Help

Upgrades

Equipment>>
Upgrades in Destiny, are certain bonuses that can be applied to Weapons and Armor once you have earned enough experience with that piece of equipment. These generally cost
Glimmer
,
Weapon Parts
or other
Materials

. Starting from Uncommon equipment on up you will see these upgrades. The higher the quality of the gear, the more upgrades it will come with.

To upgrade your equipment, go into your character menu and look for a large green circle with a + sign in it. Push Triangle on PS4/PS3 or Y on Xbox One/360 to go into that upgrade menu.

Gun Upgrades

There are different types of upgrades and each Weapon of Uncommon quality or better comes with random ones pulled from specific pools, with the exception being a few Legendaries and all Exotics (you can see exactly which ones on each Weapon's page)

The Upgrade types are

Upgrade_Damage.png DAMAGE UPGRADE - The Damage Upgrade increases the Attack Stat of the weapon. Every Uncommon, Rare, Legendary or Exotic weapon comes with this upgrade. It is one of the more expensive upgrades for a Weapon, sometimes costing nearly 1000 Glimmer and other Materials.
Grenadier.png WEAPON UPGRADES - Weapon upgrades give a random bonus property to said Weapon. These might include a chance to do more damage or faster reloading etc.
Red_Dot-OAS.png SIGHTS - These upgrades change the sight view of Rifles and Hand Cannons. They may give more or less zoom and sometimes increase or decrease Weapon Stats like range, stability or reload.
EagleEye_SLR20.png SCOPES- Scope Upgrades change the zoom, range and stability of Sniper Rifles.
Field_Choke.png BARRELS - Ballistics upgrades affect the overall handling of a Shotguns and Machine Guns. They can affect just about any Weapon Stat, but with a focus on stability and range.
Armor_Piercing_Rounds.png ENHANCEMENT UPGRADES - Enhancement Upgrades are only found on Rare, Legendary and Exotic Weapons. They improve characteristics about the gun: handling, reload, ammo etc.
Soft_Launch.png LAUNCH UPGRADES - These upgrades affect the range, stability and impact of Rocket Launchers.
Colony_Warhead.png WARHEAD UPGRADES - These upgrades effect ammo, ammo reserve and the impact of Rocket Launcher shells.

Armor Upgrades


hunter_icon.jpg Hunter

  • Hunter Uncommon


All Uncommon Hunter Armor in Destiny comes with an Upgrade, except for the legs. These upgrades are determined randomly from the pools below. The only differences between Uncommon Armors are cosmetic and the amount of Defense it can provide.

Uncommon_Hunter_Helmet.png Uncommon Hunter Helmets

Light_the_blade_tiny.png LIGHT THE BLADE - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown
Fastball_tiny.png FASTBALL - Increases grenade throw distance
switchblade_tiny.png SWITCHBLADE - Increases melee attack speed
Incisive_Maintenance_tiny.png INCISIVE MAINTENANCE - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown

Uncommon_Hunter_Gauntlets.png Uncommon Hunter Gauntlets

Auto_Rifle_Loader_tiny.png AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles
Hand_Cannon_Loader_tiny.png HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons
Pulse_Rifle_Loader_tiny.png PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles
Scout_Rifle_Loader_tiny.png SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles

Uncommon_Hunter_Chest_Armor.png Uncommon Hunter Chest Armor

Auto_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry
Hand_Cannon_Ammo_tiny.png HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry
Pulse_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry
Scout_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry

Uncommon_Hunter_Leg_Armor.png Uncommon Hunter Leg Armor

None



  • Hunter Rare


Helmet


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • LIGHT THE BLADE - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • FASTBALL - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • SWITCHBLADE - Increases melee attack speed.
  • INCISIVE MAINTENANCE - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Second Upgrade

  • UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • INVERSE SHADOW - Increased Super energy from killing minions of the Darkness.
  • ASHES TO ASSET - Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade.
  • INFUSION - Replenishs health every time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • INNERVATION - Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.
  • INVIGORATION - melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.



Chest


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Second Upgrade

  • UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade

  • SHOTGUN AMMO - Increases the amount of Shotgun ammunition you can carry.
  • FUSION RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Fusion Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SNIPER RIFLE AMMO -Increases the amount of Sniper Rifle ammunition you can carry.



Gauntlet


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.

Second Upgrade

  • UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • LIGHT THE BLADE - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • FASTBALL - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • SWITCHBLADE - Increases melee attack speed.
  • INCISIVE MAINTENANCE - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.



Leg


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Last Upgrade

  • ARMOR ENHANCEMENT UPGRADE - Increases this Armor's defense.




  • Hunter Legendary


Helmet Chest Gauntlet Leg

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)

Light_the_blade_tiny.png LIGHT THE BLADE - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.

Fastball_tiny.png FASTBALL - Increases grenade throw distance.

switchblade_tiny.png SWITCHBLADE - Increases melee attack speed.

Incisive_Maintenance_tiny.png INCISIVE MAINTENANCE - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Second Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)

Inverse_Shadow_tiny.png INVERSE SHADOW - Increased Super energy from killing minions of the Darkness.

Ashes_to_Asset_tiny.png ASHES TO ASSET - Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade (2x as likely as the rest)

Infusion_tiny.png INFUSION - Replenishs health every time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Innervation_tiny.png INNERVATION - Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Invigoration_tiny.png INVIGORATION - melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Forth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Fifth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Sixth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
Auto_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Pulse_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Scout_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Hand_Cannon_Ammo_tiny.png HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Second Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • SHOTGUN AMMO - Increases the amount of Shotgun ammunition you can carry.
  • FUSION RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Fusion Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SNIPER RIFLE AMMO -Increases the amount of Sniper Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Fourth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Fifth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Sixth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.

Second Upgrade


Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • LIGHT THE BLADE - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • FASTBALL - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • SWITCHBLADE - Increases melee attack speed.
  • INCISIVE MAINTENANCE - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Forth Upgrade



Fifth Upgrade



Sixth Upgrade



Final Upgrade


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Second Upgrade


Third Upgrade



Fourth Upgrade



Fifrth Upgrade



Final Upgrade





titan_icon.jpg Titan

  • Titan Uncommon


Helmet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Titan Helmet Upgrades]



Chest


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Titan Chest Armor Upgrades]



Gauntlet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Titan Gauntlet Upgrades]



Leg


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Titan Leg Armor Upgrades]




  • Titan Rare



Helmet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Titan Helmet Upgrades]



Chest


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Titan Chest Armor Upgrades]



Gauntlet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Titan Gauntlet Upgrades]



Leg


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Titan Leg Armor Upgrades]




  • Titan Legendary


Helmet Chest Gauntlet Leg

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)

momentum_transfer_tiny.png MOMENTUM TRANSFER - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.

paramuscle_armature_tiny.png PARAMUSCLE ARMATURE - Increases grenade throw distance.

rain_blows_tiny.png RAIN BLOWS - Increases melee attack speed.

impact_induction_tiny.png IMPACT INDUCTION - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Second Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)

Inverse_Shadow_tiny.png INVERSE SHADOW - Increased Super energy from killing minions of the Darkness.

quintessence_transfer_tiny.png QUINTESSENCE TRANSFER - Replenish Super energy when you kill an enemy with a grenade (2x as likely as the rest)

Infusion_tiny.png INFUSION - Replenishs health every time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Innervation_tiny.png INNERVATION - Reduces grenade cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Invigoration_tiny.png INVIGORATION - melee cooldown each time you pick up an Orb of Light.

Forth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Fifth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Sixth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
Auto_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Pulse_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Scout_Rifle_Ammo_tiny.png SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Hand_Cannon_Ammo_tiny.png HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Second Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • SHOTGUN AMMO - Increases the amount of Shotgun ammunition you can carry.
  • FUSION RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Fusion Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SNIPER RIFLE AMMO -Increases the amount of Sniper Rifle ammunition you can carry.

Fourth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Fifth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Sixth Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade


upgrade_defense_tiny.png UPGRADE DEFENSE - Increases this Armor's defense.

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.

Second Upgrade


Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • MOMENTUM TRANSFER - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • PARAMUSCLE ARMATURE - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • RAIN BLOWS - Increases melee attack speed.
  • IMPACT INDUCTION - Causing damage with a melee attack reduces your grenade cooldown.

Forth Upgrade



Fifth Upgrade



Sixth Upgrade



Final Upgrade


First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Auto Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • PULSE RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Pulse Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • SCOUT RIFLE AMMO - Increases the amount of Scout Rifle ammunition you can carry.
  • HAND CANNON AMMO - Increases the amount of Hand Cannon ammunition you can carry.

Second Upgrade


Third Upgrade



Fourth Upgrade



Fifrth Upgrade



Final Upgrade





warlock_icon.jpg Warlock

  • Warlock Uncommon


Helmet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Warlock Helmet Upgrades]



Chest


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Warlock Chest Armor Upgrades]



Gauntlet


Uncommon Warlock Gauntlet Upgrades

>> Upgrades>> Armor Upgrades>> Gauntlet Upgrades

Only Upgrade

(1 of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.



Leg


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Uncommon Warlock Leg Armor Upgrades]




  • Warlock Rare


Helmet


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Warlock Helmet Upgrades]



Chest


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Warlock Chest Armor Upgrades]



Gauntlet


Rare Warlock Gauntlet Upgrades

>> Upgrades>> Armor Upgrades>> Gauntlet Upgrades

1st Upgrade

(1 of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.

Second Upgrade

  • ARMOR ENHANCEMENT UPGRADE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Final Upgrade

(1 of the following at random)
  • SERPENT'S MOUTH - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • ENERGY PROJECTION - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • SNAP DISCHARGE - Increases melee attack speed.
  • SERPENT'S TAIL - Causing damage with a melee reduces your grenade cooldown.



Leg


[Invalid Include: Page not found: Rare Warlock Leg Armor Upgrades]




  • Warlock Legendary


Helmet Chest Gauntlet Leg
[Invalid Include: Page not found: Legendary Warlock Helmet Upgrades]
[Invalid Include: Page not found: Legendary Warlock Chest Armor Upgrades]

Legendary Warlock Gauntlet Upgrades

>> Upgrades>> Armor Upgrades>> Gauntlet Upgrades

First Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • AUTO RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Auto Rifles.
  • HAND CANNON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Hand Cannons.
  • PULSE RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Pulse Rifles.
  • SCOUT RIFLE LOADER - Increases the reload speed of Scout Rifles.
  • SPECIAL WEAPON LOADER - Increases the reload speed of all Special Weapons.

Second Upgrade

  • ARMOR ENHANCEMENT UPGRADE - Increases this Armor's defense.

Third Upgrade

(One of the following at random)
  • SERPENT'S MOUTH - Causing damage with a grenade reduces your melee cooldown.
  • ENERGY PROJECTION - Increases grenade throw distance.
  • SNAP DISCHARGE - Increases melee attack speed.
  • SERPENT'S TAIL - Causing damage with a melee reduces your grenade cooldown.

Final Upgrade

  • ENERGIZE - Increases Defense but locks in all previous choices.
[Invalid Include: Page not found: Legendary Warlock Leg Armor Upgrades]




Load more