Season of the Plunder

How to get Yesteryear (Legendary Pulse Rifle) Plus God Roll Guide in Destiny 2

Yesteryear is a new Pulse Rifle added to Destiny 2 as part of Season of Plunder. This is another Pulse Rifle that has Desperado, plus the perk pool is full of top tier additions like Focused Fury, Rampage, Pugilist, Perpetual Motion, Dragonfly and Wellspring. Today I am going to take a closer look at Yesteryear, look at the perks and the stats, plus the god rolls for PVE and PVP and also look at how to get the weapon in Destiny 2.

How to get Yesteryear

To get this Pulse Rifle you have to run Gambit matches, and it’s a random reward from the end of matches as a drop when the boss is defeated. You don’t have to win matches, although it can be more rewarding when you win. Yesteryear isn’t in Drifter’s focusing options this season, but it’ll go into his Gambit Engram loot pool in Season 19.


Yesteryear is a Legendary Energy Pulse Rifle with an Adaptive Frame meaning it has a well-rounded grip, reliable and sturdy. Looking at the stats we have Impact 29, Range 43, Stability 48, Handling 42, Reload Speed 42, Rounds Per Minute 390, and Magazine 35.

Gambit weapons had their origin trait reworked this season, and it provides more sprint speed following rapid defeats of opponents. It’s called Gun and Run and the perk reads “Rapidly defeating targets with this weapon grants bonus sprint speed. Guardians, powerful combatants, and high-value targets grant this bonus quicker”.

Yesteryear God Roll Guide

Yesteryear has a lot of other great perks, like Focused Fury, Rampage, Pugilist, Perpetual Motion, Dragonfly, Wellspring, Golden Tricorn, and Ambitious Assassin. The unfortunate thing is it has a lot of perks in both columns, so getting the god roll is going to be tough.

For PVE Chambered Compenstator, Ricochet Rounds, Subsistence and Rampage would be good.

  • Chambered Compenstator – Increases stability, Moderately controls recoil, Slightly decreases handling speed
  • Ricochet Rounds – Increases stability and range
  • Subsistence – Defeating targets partially reloads the magazine from reserves.
  • Rampage – Kills with this weapon temporarily grant increased damage. Stacks 3x.

For PvP Arrowhead Brake, Ricochet Rounds, Outlaw, Desperado is a great roll.

  • Arrowhead Brake – Greatly controls recoil, Increases handling speed
  • Ricochet Rounds – Increases stability and range
  • Outlaw – Precision kills greatly decrease reload time.
  • Desperado – Reloading after a precision final blow increases your rate of fire.

This roll Arrowhead Brake, Ricochet Rounds, Outlaw, Desperado is great for PVP and PVE, so the choice is yours.

Let me know in the comments what you think of Yesteryear and let me know your top rolls.

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