How to get Reckless Endangerment (Legendary Ritual Shotgun) in Destiny 2

Reckless Endangerment is the new ritual weapon in Season of the Risen. This is instantly the best shotgun in the game, given its choice of perks, versatility, and impact it has both in PVE and PVP. Today I am going to look at the weapon in more detail, look at the choice of perks, the origin traits, plus how to get Reckless Endangerment in Destiny 2.

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment is a Legendary Kinetic Shotgun with a Lightweight Frame meaning it has superb handling. Move faster with this weapon equipped. Looking at the stats we have Impact 65, Range 48, Stability 42, Handling 68, Reload Speed 63, Rounds Per Minute 80, and Magazine 6.

Reckless Endangerment is the same archetype as popular options like Riiswalker, Seventh Seraph CQC-12, and the Wastelander M5.

Every season we have a new ritual weapon added to the game. Past ones include Ascendancy, Null Composure, and Salvager’s Salvo. Ritual weapons are normally pretty powerful, so it’s well worth going after them. The quest is straightforward, but it can take a little bit of time to get.

I can see this one rising to the top of the ranks, especially in PVP. There are some big hitters in PVP like Chaperone and Felwinter’s Lie. Given this one is a lightweight frame, meaning you get that extra movement speed, plus the excellent choice of perks, I think this one is going to be a lot of folks favourite shotgun very quickly.

Reckless Endangerment Rolls

Reckless Endangerment is a static roll weapon and it comes fully masterworked already, plus it has a great choice of perks, which you can mix and match to suit most playstyles.

  • Full Choke – Tightened barrel. Reduced projectile spread, but removes precision damage multiplier. Popular for shotguns in PVP.
  • Assault Mag – This shotgun’s magazine is optimized for quick combat. Greatly increases stability and increases the rate of fire.

Then you have a choice for the third slot between

  • Perpetual Motion – This weapon gains bonus stability, handling, and reload speed while the wielder is in motion or
  • Steady Hands – Kills provide improved handling for all weapons for a short duration

Finally, you have a choice for the fourth slot between

  • Swashbuckler – This weapon gains increased damage from melee kills and kills with this weapon or
  • Snapshot sights – Faster time to aim down sights

There are some good combos here. Perpetual Motion and Swashbuckler is most likely going to be best for PVE and then Steady Hands and Snapshot Sights for PVP. But you can play around with it and see what works for you.

The weapon also comes with a choice of Origin Perks. Given this can be acquired from Vanguard, Crucible or Gambit you have a choice of origin perks.

  • Vanguard’s Vindication – Final blows with the weapon grant a small amount of health.
  • One Quiet Moment – Grants increased reload speed when out of combat.
  • Invader Tracker – Damaging the invader with the weapon marks them for allies.

How to get Reckless Endangerment

To get this one you have to reach rank 16 on the playlist vendor of your choice. Each playlist vendor has rank up rewards, and getting to rank 16 will get you the Reckless Endangerment.

You can choose your playlist to rank up in, and the choice is between Strikes, Crucible, and Gambit. To make faster progress with ranking up you want to keep an eye on your streaks, as the more you play the faster you will rank up. Try not to split your time between different playlists, if your objective is to get the Reckless Endangerment quickly, then pick a playlist and focus on that until you are done.

How to get Reckless Endangerment quickly

This week is a great week to get Reckless Endangerment quickly, because we have double Vanguard points this week, meaning you can complete ranking up at Zavala in only a short play session. Strikes, or Vanguard Ops as they are now known, are great for ranking up at Zavala, however, if you do higher level nightfalls then you’ll be ranking up even quicker.

You want to jump into the highest nightfall you possibly can. For some this will be a hero, some it’ll be a legend and some it’ll be master. Hero has the advantage of being quick and easy, although you are going to get more rank-up points on legend mode. Once again, check for those streaks between matches, and don’t leave the strike playlist. Settle in for a good session and Reckless Endangerment will be yours in no time.

If strikes aren’t your thing, then you can also do quick PVP matches. Mayhem is a great playlist for quicker matches, or Momentum control is also good. Stay away from competitive PVP if you want to get this done quickly, as those matches take much longer. You could always sit in the Control playlist for as long as you need, although the weekly rotation will likely get you to rank 16 faster.

You may want to jump into Gambit, but if you do it’s worth noting the changes. Bungie did say Gambit matches won’t overall be longer, but they seem longer to me. However, if you want to make quicker work of it in this playlist then get a group together and farm out some gambit wins until you reach rank 16.

My advice would be to do this on the Strike Playlist with Zavala. I think the ranks were bugged last season and it seemed to take forever to rank up. However, that’s now been fixed and with the double vanguard rank-up points this week, you will reach rank 16 very quickly. Therefore, get on it, farm some nightfall weapons at the same time and get that new shotgun.

Let me know in the comments what you think of this Reckless Endangerment and let me know your favorite combination of rolls.

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