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Destiny 2: Unwavering Duty God Rolls (PvE and PvP)

If you’ve been playing Destiny 2 much the last few seasons, you’ll know that machine guns have seen a major resurgence in popularity. Unwavering Duty is one of the machine guns that’s had a chance to shine lately, partly because it’s a reliable Solar heavy weapon, and partly because of all its possible god rolls. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to get Unwavering Duty in Destiny 2, as well as the god rolls for both PVE and PVP.

Let’s get started!

How to Get Unwavering Duty

How to Get Unwavering Duty in Destiny 2
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Unwavering Duty is a weapon from the Trials of Osiris loot pool. That means you’ll have to play Trials at least a little bit if you want one, whether you want to play PVP or not. You can sometimes get it in the vendor reward path on the weekend, but you’ll typically need a Trials Engram. Once you’ve gotten one, you can focus future engrams by going to the second screen in the vendor inventory.

Unwavering Duty | Best PVE God Roll and Perks

Unwavering Duty PVE God Roll
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While Unwavering Duty is a Trials of Osiris weapon, it’s actually a fantastic machine gun for PVE. It’s got great stability and good damage, so it’s certainly worth trying out for your Solar builds. Here’s our breakdown of the best PVE god roll for Unwavering Duty in Destiny 2.

Barrel

  • Fluted Barrel (+5 Stability, +15 Handling)
  • Arrowhead Brake (+24 Recoil Control, +10 Handling)

With machine guns, the more stability you can get, the better. However, since Unwavering Duty has pretty high default stability, you do have two great choices here. Fluted Barrel gives stability and handling bonuses, so it’s guaranteed to make the gun feel better overall. If you’re comfortable with the standard stability, though, Arrowhead Brake can be even better. Since it helps with recoil, it pairs perfectly with the default stability of this gun, allowing for perfect shots (as long as you aim them well).

Magazine

  • Armor-Piercing Rounds (+5 Range, extra damage to shielded combatants)
  • Flared Magwell (+13 Reload Speed, +5 Stability)
  • Appended Mag (+9 Magazine Size)

Armor-Piercing Rounds stands out as the best magazine for Unwavering Duty. While the range isn’t as important as in PVP, the extra damage to shielded combatants is great for taking out the more powerful enemies in PVE. In some activities (especially Nightfall strikes), there are tons of shielded enemies you’ll have to deal with. This mag choice helps make those fights much easier.

Flared Magwell and Appended Mag are good choices if you don’t find yourself fighting as many shielded enemies. Flared Magwell gives reload speed and stability, so it’s about as good as it gets for fighting non-shielded enemies. The only downside here is that it isn’t nearly as strong if you use Auto-Loading Holster as your first perk, since you won’t be reloading that often. In that case, Appended Mag is better since it gives a bonus of 9 extra rounds in the mag.

Perk 1

  • Subsistence
  • Field Prep
  • Auto-Loading Holster

One of the reasons this weapon is so good in PVE is how many viable perks it has. It’s hard to pick one as the best, but any of these three could make a claim for that title. Subsistence is the best perk if you plan to use Unwavering Duty mostly to clear ads or powerful enemies, since it reloads the mag with some rounds on each kill. You can easily keep shooting for however long there are ads in front of you, so it’s awesome.

Field Prep is always a strong pick on machine guns, since all you have to do is crouch to get a significant reload speed bonus. It works in any situation, no matter whether you’re tackling bosses or mowing down ads. Then there’s Auto-Loading Holster, which passively reloads the weapon whenever it’s not in your hands. For boss fights where you want to unload with the mag then switch to another weapon like Witherhoard, it works out perfectly. Just make sure you have other weapons to DPS with while it reloads.

Perk 2

  • Killing Tally
  • Focused Fury
  • Cascade Point

Just like with the first perk slot, we have three great options for the second one as well. Killing Tally is the standout pick here, as it usually is with machine guns. It grants up to 30% bonus damage in PVE, and all you have to do is get kills without storing the weapon (or reloading it). Pair this with Subsistence for one of the absolute best ad-clearing god rolls in the game.

Focused Fury has a similar effect as Killing Tally, but it isn’t quite as consistent. With Focused Fury, you have to land half the shots in the mag as precision damage to get a damage boost, which shouldn’t be too hard against most bosses. Killing Tally is definitely better for general use, but Focused Fury is the better option for boss fights since you don’t need any kills beforehand.

Cascade Point is also a strong option, but it’s more situational. It gives a massive increase to rate of fire, but you do have to get a kill with a different weapon first. For certain boss fights with plenty of adds to kill, or for fighting Champions, this perk can be incredible. You just have to make sure you have a good combo of weapons to use, and thanks to that it ends up pairing really well with Auto-Loading Holster.

Unwavering Duty | Best PVP God Roll and Perks

Unwavering Duty PVP God Roll
Image: D2 Arsenal

Since Unwavering Duty is a Trials weapon, you can expect it to be a good option for Destiny 2 PVP. Its high stability makes it a monster in competitive and casual matches alike, so it’s certainly worth grabbing. Let’s start off by looking at the barrel options!

Barrel

  • Smallbore (+7 Stability, +7 Range)
  • Corkscrew Rifling (+5 Stability, +5 Handling, +5 Range)
  • Extended Barrel (-10 Handling, +10 Range, +10 Recoil Control)

For PVP machine guns, your two most important stats are stability and range. Smallbore gives +7 to both of those stats, so it’s hard not to take. However, Corkscrew Rifling also offers bonuses to both of those stats (although a bit less of them) and 5 extra handling as well. Handling isn’t as important, but it’s still a good stat to have.

Extended Barrel is a less popular pick, but it’s actually quite good. The -10 handling reduction isn’t that big of a deal since you’ll only be switching to this weapon once (probably), and the +10 to both range and recoil control is a major bonus. You get 20 bonus points worth of stats and only lose one of the less important ones, so it’s absolutely a viable pick.

Magazine

  • Ricochet Rounds (+5 Range, +10 Stability, and your rounds ricochet)
  • High-Caliber Rounds (+5 Range, extra flinch to opponents)

In PVP, Ricochet Rounds is almost always one of the best options. It gives a bit of range and a nice +10 stability, in addition to causing your rounds to ricochet off of surfaces. It’s a perfect mag that gives the best PVP stats and a nice extra bonus, so it’ll never be a bad choice.

High-Caliber Rounds is also a strong pick, especially if you find yourself fighting against enemies using lots of precision weapons. The extra flinch is fantastic, even though it’s unlikely your opponents will have much time to fire back at you anyway. This is a heavy weapon, so it doesn’t get to take advantage of the flinch bonus nearly as much, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good when you get to.

Perk 1

  • Dynamic Sway Reduction
  • Killing Wind

In this perk slot, we have two recommendations. Dynamic Sway Reduction is the best overall for most situations, as it increases your stability and accuracy while you hold down the trigger. For fighting speedy Guardians, this will massively help take them out. It does incentivize you to waste a bit of ammo, but it’s still great since it makes getting a couple kills much easier.

Killing Wind is also a great choice if you want to try and conserve ammo to get as many kills as possible. In 6v6 game modes, you might have better luck with this one. Killing Wind gives bonuses to mobility, handling, and range after getting a kill, which is very easy with heavy weapons. You can also refresh these bonuses and make them last longer after each kill. Both of these perks are equally strong depending on what you’re using them for, but Dynamic Sway Reduction is just a bit more consistent.

Perk 2

  • Tap the Trigger

Tap the Trigger is the best perk in this slot, and it’s not even all that close. When you pull the trigger, you instantly get a +40 stability bonus as well as a nice accuracy bonus. Since you don’t have to do anything other than pull the trigger to get these bonuses, it’s one of the best and easiest to use perks you can get for a machine gun in PVP. There’s really no reason not to use this perk.

Join the High Ground!

That’s it for our guide to Unwavering Duty in Destiny 2 — thanks for reading! This is a really fun machine gun to use, especially since it has so many potential god rolls. Even if you don’t enjoy Trials of Osiris, it’s still worth playing at least enough to unlock this weapon. Good luck fighting through those Trials matches!

Happy gaming!

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