The Dead Weight Shotgun is one of the newest weapons in Destiny 2, and it has an amazing perk pool for multiple rolls to earn throughout Season of the Haunted. Dead Weight is a Rapid-Fire Frame Shotgun that, as many veteran players are aware of, isn’t optimal for any PvP activity. Rapid-Fire Frame Shotguns have terrible range in Destiny 2, but the possible PvE rolls that players can earn make this Shotgun well worth acquiring.
Dead Weight also deals Arc Energy damage. While Destiny 2, Season 17 focuses on Solar 3.0 builds, players can expect Arc 3.0 to emerge in Season 18. Farming the best Dead Weight Shotgun rolls for any future PvE activity is something that players should keep in mind with the final subclass update on the horizon. Fortunately, the new Shotgun is something that all players can earn because it is a reward from one of the playlist activities.
By completing Gambit matches in Destiny 2, players have a high chance of earning Dead Weight rolls with the activity’s Prosperity Ghost Mod equipped. As a playlist activity weapon, there are a lot of perks that Dead Weight can drop with in Destiny 2, so it will likely take players some time to find their ideal roll. Nonetheless, PvE content is a bit more lenient when it comes to Shotgun rolls, but PvP players can stick to using the Riiswalker Shotgun in Destiny 2 (or whatever their preferred choice is).
While there aren’t too many options available for the Dead Weight barrel perk, players will want to steer clear of anything with Smoothbore. The increased pellet spread in exchange for more range isn’t worth the trade-off, but any of the other five available barrels are great options for PvE activities. Ideally, the Tactical Mag is the only magazine perk that Dead Weight should be using because it will increase the magazine size by the same amount as the Appended Mag, with the added bonus of increased reload speed and stability. Appended Mag, Accurized Rounds, and Light Mag are acceptable substitutes, but Extended Mag takes away too much reload speed and offers the same magazine size as Tactical Mag. For the third and fourth column perks, players have many options to choose from in Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted:
1. Subsistence/Frenzy – Classic and effective red bar clearing perks on a Shotgun.2. Lead From Gold/Vorpal Weapon – These perks essentially ensure that players never run out of ammo for boss fights.3. Perpetual Motion/Trench Barrel – This combination allows players to remain agile and deal massive damage at the same time.4. Subsistence/Adrenaline Junkie or Demolitionist – A great combination for grenade-focused builds.5. Subsistence/Swashbuckler – A great combination for melee-focused builds.6. Auto-Loading Holster/Vorpal Weapon or Trench Barrel – Optimized perks for boss DPS.
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