Destiny's site has been updated with a preview of a weapon that players will have access to in the game. Called "Red Death", the gun is an 'exotic', a weapon forged in the past that only certain players will be able to access.
The Red Death isn’t a rifle that will be wielded by everyone. This bloody piece of iron will not be given, it will be found. Exotics are the legendary weapons of yesterday, hand-crafted by our ancestors and left strewn about the system. Scoring one on a mission of utmost importance marks the end of one tale for this implement of destruction, and the beginning of another. Like every element of our game, this weapon of old tells a story about the world that created it.
Read the full dev diary on the Destiny site.