Destiny 2 is no stranger to bringing back old weapons from previous seasons. The Vanguard Sidearm Buzzard returns to the Nightfall loot pool for Season of Defiance. However, some players need instructions on how to properly acquire a gun. This guide will help Destiny 2 players find and earn the Buzzard Sidearm and determine the God Roll.
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How to get Buzzard Sidearm
As mentioned earlier, the Buzzard Sidearm is currently available in the Nightfall loot pool. However, there is a catch. Weapons of Nightfall are introduced once a week. Since there are six Nightfall weapons in each season, this means that every time you rotate a gun, it doesn’t return for five weeks until it appears again.
At the time of publishing this article, Buzzard is currently available to Guardians from the Nightfall playlist. The Adept version will also be available from Grandmaster Nightfalls in the next few weeks. However, to properly complete Grandmaster Nightfall, players must team up with other Guardians to effectively carry out the campaign.
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Vultures will drop after defeating the final boss featuring Nightfall. Below Master, the weapon has a “chance” to drop; the higher the difficulty, the more likely the player is to acquire it. At the Grandmaster level, the expert version will definitely drop.
What is Vulture’s God Roll?
With the Buzzard in hand, it’s time to discuss what rolls players should be looking for. Thankfully, Buzzard has an excellent skill pool in both PvE and PvP events.
For PvE, the God Roll to look for is Overflow and a new ability called Kinetic Tremors. Spill will double the gun’s magazine capacity when the user picks up Special or Heavy Ammo. Kinetic Tremor sends a shockwave to nearby enemies after dealing damage over time. Essentially, it’s like the Voltshot perk, but for kinetic weapons.
PvP is another matter. Pistols in PvP are currently “normal”, but there are better options in kinetic slots, such as Iron Banner’s Peacebond Stasis pistol. That said, the gods for PvP events will be Perpetual Motion Machines and Rangefinders. Perpetual Motion gives the weapon greater stability, reload speed, and user control while in motion. When aiming, the rangefinder gives the gun a flat boost (10% to be exact) to the range of the gun.
As far as barrels, magazines, and Masterwork go, anything that provides extra range would be appreciated, making the gun safer for use at longer distances. As such, players should look for Arrowhead Brake Barrels, Richoet Rounds for magazines, and a collection of Masterwork. This applies to both PvE and PvP events.
Destiny 2 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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