Destiny 2 – How to get Gnawing Hunger (Legendary Auto Rifle)

In Season of the Worthy Auto Rifles have risen back to the top of the meta and there’s a few stand out weapons you should be adding to your collection. The following is a guide for how to get Gnawing Hunger in Destiny 2.

Gnawing Hunger is an Auto Rifle that was introduced during Season 6 of Destiny 2. To get this weapon you’ll need to do a short quest to unlock The Reckoning.

Have a chat with the Drifter in the Annex in the Tower. He’ll give you a quest called ‘Gambit, in it’s Prime’. This will take you through the mechanics of Gambit Prime and The Reckoning. Once you have access to Gambit Prime you’ll have to work through some bounties to upgrade the Synthesizer and this is key to accessing the higher Tiers of The Reckoning.

There are 3 tiers of The Reckoning, and for Gnawing Hunger, you’re going to want to run Tier 3 as this is a specific loot drop from one of the bosses called The Likeness of Oryx. There are 2 bosses, either Swords or the Likeness of Oryx. These bosses rotate daily, so if it’s not the one you want today then it will be tomorrow. Gnawing Hunger is a Tier III exclusive weapon, so the best bet is to unlock The Reckoning and upgrade to Tier III as soon as you can.

To get Gnawing Hunger you’ll want to defeat The Likeness of Oryx and you’ll have a chance for a drop once he’s been defeated. It took me about 10-15 runs to get the drop, although I’ve heard of players getting lucky and having it drop on their first few runs.

Let’s have a look at the weapon itself.

Gnawing Hunger

This is an adaptive frame auto rifle that goes in the energy slot, it’s a 600 rounds per minute auto with 43 in the magazine and shoots void damage. This has great handling at 67, pretty good reload speed of 61 and not bad range at 53.

The curated roll comes with rampage, for kills with this weapon grant increased damage, Overflow for when you pick up special or heavy ammo it reloads beyond normal capacity, Appended Mag for that increase in magazine size and Arrowhead Brake for an increase in recoil and handling.

For PVE lookout for Rampage, Subsistence and Extended or Appended mag. For PVP Kill clip, Zen Moment and Accurized Rounds. Mine has Swashbuckler and Tap the Trigger, so I could definitely have a better roll.

This one is versatile and performs great in both PVE and PVP. Now Hardlight has been nerfed, this one is rising to the top of the picks for auto rifles in the game right now.

Let me know down in the comments what you think of Gnawing Hunger. Which weapons do you have in your sights and which ones haven’t you got yet and want to go for?

That’s it for this guide on how to get Gnawing Hunger in Destiny 2. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out the Shadowkeep Guide or check out the YouTube Channel.

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