Fatebringer is one of the returning weapons from the Vault of Glass, and probably the one everyone wants to get their hands on. Today I am going to check out the weapon, its stats, the god rolls for PVP and PVE, plus how to get the weapon.
Fatebringer was a fan favorite back in Destiny 1, but its legacy was cut short when all year 1 weapon were essentially sunset (yes, sunsetting was a thing back in 2015), although it was brought back as an exotic version in 2016 during the Age of Triumph event. Fatebringer is finally here in Destiny 2, after much speculation and hype. It’s coming back as part of the Vault of Glass Raid, alongside other weapons like Vex Mythoclast, Vision of Confluence, and others. Today we’re going to look at Fatebringer and see if it lives up to the hype.
Fatebringer is a Legendary Kinetic Hand Cannon with an Adaptive Frame meaning it has a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. Looking at the stats we have Impact 84, Range 51, Stability 61, Handling 60, Reload Speed 51, Rounds Per Minute 140, Magazine 10.
Fatebringer PVE God Roll
- Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Appended Mag
- Explosive Payload
There are a couple of decent combinations for PVE. For the barrel then Hammer-Forged Rifling would be good to increase range, giving you a little more freedom to take enemies out from a distance. I’ve chosen appended mag for the magazine, mainly because the base mag is only 10 and you’ll want to increase that if at all possible. Both Appended Mag or Tactical mag is good for this.
For the first perk, Explosive payload is the one that everyone’s looking for. Explosive Payload combined with Firefly is VERY strong in PVE and will help you, clear groups of enemies, with ease, which is going to be really helpful in the raid when you get overwhelmed with Vex. This should work great in Nightfalls and other endgame PVE content too. Rewind Rounds is a good alternative, with its ability to put ammo back in the magazine.
Fatebringer PVP God Roll
- Corkscrew Rifling
- Accurized Rounds
- Tunnel Vision or Explosive Payload
- Killclip or Opening Shot
For PVP the combinations are slightly different. Mainly in PVP, we want to increase range as a priority, to help us take out Guardians from across the map. Both Corkscrew Rifling and Hammer-Forged Rifling are good for range.
Tunnel Vision and Kill Clip is a good combination, with both providing benefits after reloading when getting a kill. Tunnel Vision is a newer perk, whereas Kill Clip is a known entity, but when combined with Fatebringer then this is a great combination for PVP players out there. Another good alternative is explosive payload and opening shot.
How to get Fatebringer
To get Fatebringer it’s a random drop from the Vault of Glass raid. This is free for all players, the only barrier to entry is finding a team and jumping in to play. Fatebringer drops from a couple of encounters in the raid. It can drop after you beat The Templar (3rd encounter) or after the beat The Gatekeeper (4th encounter). Once you got this weapon to drop, it can appear in any of the secret chests in the raid, so if you want to get a better roll lookout for that feature once it’s dropped for you. You can also buy it from the vendor at the end of the raid, it costs 20 Spoils Of Conquest and you’ll get a random rolled version of the weapon. If you don’t have a clan, then you can always use the Bungie Companion app, or Bungie.net, or something like DestinyTracker to help you find a team.
We also have the Timelost version of Fatebringer coming, I imagine that will be tied to the Challenge mode with the Vault of Glass Raid which is coming June 15th 2021.
Let me know down in the comment what you think of Fatebringer, and let me know what rolls you got.
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