Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – How to get Symmetry (Exotic Scout Rifle) and weapon review
Symmetry is the new Exotic Scout Rifle available in the Season of Dawn. It looks very cool and it has some unique perks on the weapon. This is a guide for how to get Symmetry (Exotic Scout Rifle) and weapon review.
This one is very easy to get. I’ve done how-to guides for other exotic weapons where you have to follow a long quest or find a secret room in the tower. Here, none of that. Symmetry is a reward for Season 9 Season Pass owners and you get the gun in a reward package if you purchase the season pass. As with last season, if you didn’t purchase the season pass then you get the gun as a reward at season rank 35. So whether you’re a Season pass owner or a free-to-play player then you can get this gun this season, if you pick up the season pass you simply get it sooner.
This is a 260 round per minute Scout Rifle that deals Arc damage and takes Primary ammo. This is one of the most effective Scout’s when it comes to rounds per minute and puts it up there with Black Scorpion-4SR and Randy’s. It may be fast but it has the lowest range, impact and reload speed of all Exotic Scouts.
The perks on the weapon are good fun and also unique. The intrinsic perk is Revolution, this makes it fire in full-auto mode. Hold reload to swap to Arc Seeker mode. Arc Seekers track towards enemies you target. The tracking on Arc Seeker is very good and is going to make this useful in PVP and PVE. You don’t really have to aim that much, just fire in the general direction of who you want to damage and Arc Seeker will do the rest (within reason).
Other perks on this weapon include Hammer-Forged Rifling for that increased range. There’s Particle Repeater which increases stability. There’s Composite Stock which slightly increases stability and handling speed.
Finally, there’s Dynamic Charge. Precision hits build up Dynamic Charge. Swapping to Arc Seeker mode increases damage and partially reloads the magazine based on the number of charges.
The idea here with Dynamic Charge is to build up charges up through precision hits, gather as many as you want and then unload Arc Seekers into your enemies. With each Dynamic Charge, you’ll get an increase in damage and this can stack up to 15 times.
The way the damage scales as you stack up the charges differs slightly in PVP and PVE. The damage scales far greater in PVE the more stacks you have, whereas in PVP is scaled less, but it still allows you to 2-shot guardians in PVP with enough stacks.
Let’s take a look at the damage numbers.
So running around PVP with at least 2 stacks gives you the chance to 3 tap and then 6 stacks allow you to 2 tap guardians, making this pretty effective in PVP. You can store up the Dynamic Charge too indefinitely, so you can run around and collect precision shots and then unleash when you’re ready. The tracking is pretty aggressive and the fact it’s a good rapid-fire Scout Rifle makes this one to look out for.
Now let’s have a look at PVE.
The testing was done in the Hellmouth against a nightmare Ogre. These numbers may vary against different enemies.
The normal mode of the weapon hits a crit at 738 so you’ll want at least 4 stacks to make it effective, but it starts to get really effective at 5 and 6. Anything above that is going to do you well in PVE. Again, as you can store up the dynamic charges this is going to be effective clearing adds and then hitting a yellow bar enemy or boss with stored up dynamic charges. The more the better.
You can pick up the catalyst for Symmetry from Banchee. This one requires 400 activities to be done – sundial runs, crucible/gambit matches and strikes – so it’s going to be a grind before getting this one.
In summary, Symmetry is a unique exotic scout rifle and feels on par with some of the best weapons in the game right now. It’s a high rate of fire and dual-firing mode makes it effective in PVP and PVE.
That’s it for this guide on how to get Symmetry (Exotic Scout Rifle) and weapon review in Season of Dawn. For more Destiny 2 content like this check out the Shadowkeep Guide or check out the YouTube Channel.