Celestial Nighthawk

Starlight is your guide. No vacuum will contain you.


Celestial Nighthawk is an Exotic Hunter Helmet which transforms your Golden Gun into a one-shot cannon with 6x damage. Ultimately, this means you deal twice as much damage in 1/3 the time.

For PVP, Celestial Nighthawk is not recommended. It's overkill on one target and won't lead to more kills.

For PVE, it's worth considering. While you lose the versatility of spreading shots to multiple targets, you gain significant damage while Keyhole grants target penetration. You'll need to patiently line-up shots to make it truly worthwhile. If you have Nighthawk equipped, remember to choose either the Scavenger or Gunslinger's Trance class perk.

Notable Uses

  • Nighthawk's most interesting use thusfar is to remove Crota's shields in a single shot (on Normal).

Where to get Celestial Nighthawk


This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

Prison of Elders

This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.


This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.

Xûr, Agent of the Nine

Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.