How to get Breakneck in Destiny 2

Get the Breakneck pinnacle weapon in Destiny 2 so you can become master of the Gambit arena.

If you’re living the Guardian life in the fast lane, you might have missed picking up the Breakneck pinnacle weapon when it was first added to Destiny 2. Fortunately, this Gambit Auto Rifle is easy enough to return to. If you want to find out what you missed, then this guide will teach you how to get Breakneck in Destiny 2 at, well, breakneck pace.

How to get Breakneck in Destiny 2

How to get Breakneck in Destiny 2 pinnacle weapon
To get Breakneck in Destiny 2, you need to speak with The Drifter.
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The Breakneck is a precision auto rifle which comes with the Rampage and Onslaught perks. Rampage delivers stacking damage buffs with each kill, while Onslaught increases rate of fire with each Rampage level applied. Put simply, the more you kill with Breakneck, the better it gets. Read to score it for yourself? Here’s how to get Breakneck in Destiny 2.

Before you start the mission for Breakneck, you need to speak with The Drifter in the Tower. He’ll give you the weapon quest, at which point you’ll need to do the following:

  • Get 500 auto rifle kills
  • Get 100 auto rifle multikills
  • Defeat 150 challenging enemies
  • Complete 40 Gambit matches.

Building up 150 challenging enemy kills will rack up in no time, and auto rifle kills aren’t too bad to build up slowly. The long one here is Gambit, if you’re not usually into the mode. We recommend taking an auto rifle into Gambit so you can build up the kills and multikills while counting down the 40 Gambit matches. You don’t even need to win the Gambit matches, just complete them, meaning anyone — even PvP haters —  can grab this one. That’d be a shame though, as the Breakneck auto rifle is a brilliant Gambit weapon.

Now that you’ve learned how to get Breakneck in Destiny 2, you might want to grab the other old Pinnacle weapons which joined alongside it. Click here to learn how to get the Mountaintop grenade launcher. Want something fresher? Here’s how to get Python Ritual Weapon in Destiny 2.

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