After many requests and the return of other Exotic handcannons, Hawkmoon is finally in Destiny 2. It’s part of Season of the Hunt which means you explicitly need to purchase the season pass to access it. And no, owning the Beyond Light expansion isn’t enough.
As seen in the trailer below, Hawkmoon has a new Exotic perk called Paracausal Shot. This causes the final shot in a magazine to deal bonus damage based on the number of final blows and precision hits dealt beforehand. Stowing the weapon at any time removes the stacks so don’t count on abusing it like Destiny’s Final Round perk.
Hawkmoon is one of two new Exotics introduced in Season of the Hunt, the other being the shotgun Duality. Several new Exotics are also included in Beyond Light, like the Exotic sniper rifle Cloudstrike and the raid rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow. Stay tuned for details on future gear and weapons in the coming months.