Published: June 20, 2022 | Last Updated On: June 20, 2022
The wide array of weapons and sidearms in the latest edition of Destiny 2, titled “Season of the Haunted.” Alongside the likes of Unforgiven, Epicurean Fusion Rifle, and Staccato-46, among many others, players are spoilt for choice in what they can use. One of the old favourites making a return is the Austringer Hand Cannon.
The gun from the Opulent Menagerie series is the first Hand Cannon that you will be able to craft. Austringer Hand Cannon has many great combinations for Player v Player (PvP) and Player v Environment (PvE) settings.
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Therefore, it is important to know how to get the weapon and the best perks that go with it.
Destiny 2 – How to get the Austringer Hand Cannon
The Austringer Hand Cannon is the first in its series to be crafted in the game through the Enclave on Mars. Therefore, you will be able to get all the better versions of the already existing perks as the game goes on.
You will need to finish the Deepsight Resonance variations in order to get the pattern of the Hand Cannon. Players have to have five of them, which is the case with all Opulent Menagerie weapons.
Having crafted you weapon, players can level up throughout the game as they get more kills through any means. No matter which version of the Hand Cannon are looking for, they have to get from Umbral Engrams in the H.E.L.M. through the Crown of Sorrow.
However, you will need extra Crown of Sorrow upgrades if you are going after the Deepsight Resonance version. For this, you can head over to the Figments of Darkness.
Furthermore, you can use Opulent Keys in the game which unlock Opulent Chests found in the Derelict Leviathan, which contain the two editions of the Austringer Hand Cannon.
Destiny 2 – The best perks for the Austringer Hand Cannon
There is a lot of familiarity for players who have previously played with the Austringer Hand Cannon in Destiny 2. The Hammer-Forged Rifling and Ricochet Rounds are great for PvE and PvP activities, with the former having more options.
Ricochet Rounds can be substituted with High-Caliber and Armor-Piercing Rounds as well for the same missions. In order to complete the Gambit, Vanguard, and Crucible missions, you can go for the following perks in PvE and PvP setting:
- Snapshot/Rangefinder: A great choice for PvP activities.
- Outlaw/Frenzy: One of the newest perks for the Hand Cannon, that seamlessly replaces Rampage in-game.
- Eye of the Storm/Opening Shot: The best combination for PvP, which players have to go for.
- Outlaw/Rampage: The old favourite of the Austringer Hand Cannon, that is compatible across all types of events.
The third column can also use Triple Tap and Eye of the Storm, while the fourth can hold Demolitionist and Opening Shot. Furthermore, Austringer Hand Cannon has the basic origin trait of ‘To Excess.’
When players have Super Full, this levels up your Strength and Discipline. This makes the Demolitionist redundant, though the grenade build will still need it alongside the armour mods in the game.