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If you’re playing Destiny 2 PvP, don’t sleep on this unique Auto Rifle

One of the most unique Auto Rifles in Bungie's looter shooter is being slept on by players, so here's why you need to use it when you dip into PvP next.

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If you’re enjoying all the PvP modes available in Destiny 2, but you’re struggling to get the kills you need to make it worthwhile, there’s a weapon out there that might be able to help you. Whether you’re dipping into Gambit, or trying your hand at the new Checkmate Control mode in Crucible, you should do yourself a favor and check out the Destiny 2 Breakneck Auto Rifle. This Legacy Item might just be the most unique Auto Rifle in Bungie’s looter shooter right now and it’s fantastic against your fellow Guardians.

We know you might have a tough time convincing people that Bungie’s Destiny 2 is one of the best competitive FPS games out there right now, but this shooter’s PvP experience really is nothing to be sniffed at. With some fantastic rewards on offer throughout the season, and quite a bit of fun, these PvP modes can be a welcome change of pace if you’re looking to take a break from Dungeons and Raids.

However, when you’re playing PvP, it doesn’t really matter too much whether you’re using your absolute best Destiny 2 Hunter build, or the best Destiny 2 Warlock build you can throw together, or even your best Destiny 2 Titan build. What really matters in a Guardian-on-Guardian mode like this is what weapon you’re using – and how you use it, of course. While there’s quite a few decent options out there, almost all of you are sleeping on the Breakneck; this older Auto Rifle boasts a truly unique combination of perks, a combo that makes it particularly deadly in PvP modes.

As highlighted by content creator ‘Destiny Fun Police‘, the Breakneck really is “one of its kind” and an Auto Rifle nowhere near enough of you are using when you consider what it actually brings to the table. As you can see for yourself if you check the Breakneck on Light.gg, a Destiny 2 database site, this weapon is the only one in Bungie’s looter shooter that comes with both the Rampage and Onslaught traits.

Rampage is a basic perk that will temporarily increase this weapon’s damage when you get kills with it, stacking up to three times. Onslaught, however, is a trait that improves this weapon’s rate of fire when you stack Rampage. That means, the more kills you get, the faster-firing and harder-hitting this Auto Rifle will be – which sounds useful when you’re staring down a couple of Guardians, right?

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Shockingly, this is the only Destiny 2 weapon with this complimentary combination of traits. More shockingly, though, only around 0.06% of players are using it in PvP right now – as per stats from DestinyTracker. However, as a sunset Legacy Item you can pick up in the Exotic Archive while you visit The Tower, you’re going to want to avoid using this in modes with Power level scaling, like Trials of Osiris. However, you should really consider using this in other PvP modes. Particularly, if you’re chasing multi-kills, this should help you get quite a few more than you were before. It’s designed specifically to help with that, after all.

Is this one of the best Destiny 2 PvP weapons right now? We certainly think so. Can it compare to the best Destiny 2 PvE weapons, though? Well, not quite. The fact that it’s sunset doesn’t just affect Trials, and you will find yourself woefully underpowered if you’re trying to tackle the latest Destiny 2 Vex Incursion Zone – or any other current PvE activity – with it. When it comes to PvP modes though? You’re in for a real treat.