Destiny 2's Hung Jury SR4 is an iconic scout rifle which has made its return to Destiny 2.
Debuting in Destiny 2 during Season of the Splicer alongside the likes of the Vex Mythoclast, Fatebringer, the Uzume RR4 and the Plug One.1, the Hung Jury SR4 is a possible drop during Nightfall Strikes.
If you've been on the lookout for a new scout rifle to conquer in both PvE and PvP, this is one you won't want to miss. This page explains how to get the Hung Jury SR4 and our Hung Jury SR4 god roll recommendation - alongside other rolls which might come in handy.
How to get Hung Jury SR4 in Destiny 2
Years after the Hung Jury SR4 was a possible drop via Strikes in the original Destiny, as part of The Taken King expansion, this scout rifle is back in the fight. We hope you've gathered enough practice during the weeks before, as you will have to complete Nightfall Strikes for a chance to acquire it. As with the One Plug.1, the iconic scout rifle will be available during set weeks as part of Season of the Splicer.
This weapon is part of the batch of three original Destiny returning during the season, and we are already back in the rotation that happens in sequence as part of Nightfall Strikes. Though Bungie has teased "more" weapons will be on the way, whether this means there will be more as part of this rotating set, or they will appear in other areas of the beyond Nightfall Strikes, is uncertain - but chances are the weapon rotation will likely return to the Uzume RR4 after this one.
Regardless, it's confirmed the Hung Jury SR4 can drop from Nightfall Strike completions between Tuesday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 15th, and will then possibly return for the week starting the reset of Tuesday, June 29th.
As a reminder, it's just a chance it can drop. The more you increase the difficulty, the better your chances will be. As always, if you can get to at least one difficulty above Adept, this should set a nice foundation to stumble upon the weapon.
As a Legendary weapon, one would lead one to believe that the drop should be more regular than some Exotics. Sadly, that's not the case.
Rates continue to be arbitrary at best, and developer Bungie is yet to provide any official info on them. Relying on luck is something Destiny players are already accustomed with, but currently, Nightfall weapons have been rather elusive. Reddit user i-dont-grok-it completed over 30 Nightfall strikes in the span of a week, around half on Hero difficulty and the other half on Legend difficulty, for a chance to unlock the Hung Jury weapon. But they had no luck on this regard.
That same thread has multiple cases of other people's experiences, showcasing how much drop rates vary.
(thanks to DstinyNewsLatam on Twitter for the image above and in the next section).
Starting Tuesday, June 22nd, Grandmaster Nightfall will become available in Season of the Splicer - this means an Adept version of this weapon is also up for grabs.
It still might be rare - but in theory, your chances should be better on such a high difficulty.
If you're wondering whether or not this task is worth your squad's time, let's look into the possible rolls and god roll for the Hung Jury SR4.
Season of the Splicer has arrived! Each week offers a new step in the Path of the Splicer quest and a new Expunge mission to complete. Elsewhere, we've seen new Nightfall weapons such as the Uzume RR4, Plug One.1 and Hung Jury SR4. Elsewhere, we've seen the return of Vault of Glass, which offers both the Vex Mythoclast and Fatebringer, as well as new chest locations and Glass Shards to find. Other recent new features include transmog and materials Synthstrand, Synthcord and Synthweave, the Splicer Gauntlet and Decrypted Data used to upgrade it.
Hung Jury SR4 god roll recommendation in Destiny 2
Hung Jury SR4 is a weapon with random rolls - meaning each time you get one, the barrel, rounds and perks will be randomised.
As per usual, coming up with a 'best' combination of rolls and perks is rather tricky since it will vary depending on your taste and the modes that you have in mind for the weapon. A few will be great for PvE, while others excel at PvP instead.
The community has baptized these 'god rolls' - mostly due to their sheer power and how they increase each weapon's capabilities even further, or compensate some weapons that might be lacking a buff to be optimal with the rest.
Here is our recommended Hung Jury SR4 god roll in Destiny 2:
- Firefly or Box Breathing
- Rapid Hit
- Tactical Mag or Accurized Rounds
- Corkscrew Rifling
Let's start with the perks. Firefly is a perfect companion for this weapon. Precision kills will increase reload speed and also cause the target to explode, dealing solar damage to enemies in the surrounding area. Since you will most likely be aiming for headshots with the Hung Jury SR4, this perk is a must have.
If you're keen on the idea of pursuing precision kills most of the time, Rapid Hit is a perfect pair. With this perk, all rapid precision hits will temporarily increase the weapon's reload speed and stability. Considering this scout rifle doesn't guarantee a one shot kill, having this buff active often is a great help, and a necessary pair if you're going for Firefly.
Before diving into our secondary option, let's look at the other two columns. First, you're gonna want to pursue Tactical Mag, which buffs +10 to reload speed and magazine size, and +5 to stability. Depending on your preference this might not be a gamechanger - if that's the case, the +10 to the weapon's range from Accurized Rounds makes for a compelling alternative.
If dealing precision kills on a frequent basis isn't your cup of tea, or if you're more interested in PvP overall, then we recommend ignoring Firefly and going for Box Breathing instead.
With it, every time you aim down sight for a short period of time (slightly more than one second) without firing, you'll obtain bonus range and precision damage. This resets after firing or exiting zoom, but it's a great way of gaining another interesting buff - this one targeting both range and damage, which can be deadly.
Lastly, you can't go wrong with Corkscrew Rifling for the barrel, which gives +5 to handling, range and stability. This will further compliment our previous choices nicely.
As per usual, once you have your preferred roll, be sure to upgrade it to a Masterwork to give it a stat boost, ability to generate Orbs on multi-kills, and add the option of a kill tracker!