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How to kill Champions easily and quickly in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep not only brings new weapons and quests for players but this time around players got a new class of enemies, titled the Champions in Destiny 2. These Champions are extremely powerful enemies and you will require a lot of coordination to stop them. This guide will show you the best method for how to kill Champions in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.

How to kill Champions easily and quickly in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep


First, to kill a Champion easily and quickly you need to understand what type of Champion you are up against, there are three types the Barrier, Overload, and Unstoppable Champions that you can find in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.

Before you take on a Champion and engage in a fight you will need to equip yourself with some of the new mods that have been made available in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep.

The new mods are accompanied by the Gate Lord’s Eye Seasonal Artifact. The three mods that are essential to kill a Champion give the weapon a much-needed effect and those are Anti-Barrier Rounds, Overload Rounds, and Unstoppable Rounds.


These mods and their effects if used properly will let you take down a Champion in no time.

Barrier Champions

A Barrier Champion will protect himself from enemies with a shield, now normally shooting it would work but for this Champion, you will require the Anti-Barrier Rounds Mod. Make sure that you have a weapon around that can equip this mod so that you can start inflicting some damage.


Only weapons that can use the Anti-Barrier Rounds Mods are Auto Rifles, Submachine Guns, and Hand Cannons. Once the Champions has its shield up, equip this mod and it will inflict massive damage to the shield.

In our opinion, the Recluse is probably the best weapon to use for the Anti-Barrier Mod.

Overload Champions


Overload Champions are almost invincible, they are extremely powerful and will be immune to most firepower unless you have the Overload Rounds mod. This mod will quickly turn your weapon into something extraordinary in an instant.

You cannot attack an Overload Champion without the Overload Rounds Mod, once attached, they will overload the champion and this, in turn, stuns them and makes them vulnerable for normal weapon fire.

You can repeat the above method to kill an Overload Champion.

Unstoppable Champions

Like the Overload Champions, the Unstoppable Champions too are difficult to take down, and you will require specific weapon mod to take them down. The Unstoppable mod can only be used with a hand cannon.

Unlike other mods and bosses though, the Unstoppable mod works a bit different, you will always require to aim your sights down and wait until the gun starts glowing. Only when the message pops up on the screen saying “you’ve loaded an unstoppable round” can you inflict damage to the Unstoppable Champions.

However, you can only fire one Unstoppable Round at a time so make sure that you plan your attacks well.

The new Champions introduced to Destiny 2 in Shadowkeep are challenging and it is a great bit fun, make sure to use the correct mod to the correct Champion and you will start taking them down in no time.

This is all there is to know about how to take down the new Champions in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep. Do check our other Destiny 2 Tips and Tricks Guides for the Shadowkeep quest.