Destiny 2's Uzume RR4 is an iconic sniper rifle which has made its return to Destiny 2.
Coming back from the depths of the first Destiny, the Uzume RR4's legacy started back in The Taken King expansion. It received some changes to its possible perks, but all in all it remained as an intriguing sniper amidst the bunch.
It remained in the shadows ever since, but it's time for its triumphant return.
Debuting in Destiny 2 during Season of the Splicer alongside the likes of the Vex Mythoclast, Plug One.1, Hung Jury SR4 and the Fatebringer, the Uzume RR4 is a possible drop during Nightfall Strikes. As it stands, it's a powerful weapon that you're gonna want to pursue if you're into snipers.
This page explains how to get the Uzume RR4 and our Uzume RR4 god roll recommendation - as well as other rolls which might come in handy.
How to get Uzume RR4 in Destiny 2
If you were an avid collector of Olomon manufactured weapons in the first game, the Uzume RR4 will surely ring a bell. If that's the case, good news, since you can now relive that nostalgia by unlocking the iconic sniper by playing Nightfall Strikes during set weeks as part of Season of the Splicer.
You can see when it will next be available as part of our Nightfall weapon schedule explainer.
Remember, it's just a chance it can drop, and the higher the difficulty, the better your chances will be.
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.
Drop 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.
Bungie's recommendation is to increase the difficulty for a higher drop chance. 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 (thanks to DstinyNewsLatam on Twitter for the images above and in the next section).
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 the effort, let's look into the possible rolls and god roll for the Uzume RR4.
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.
Uzume RR4 god roll recommendation in Destiny 2
Uzume RR4 is a weapon with random rolls - meaning each time you get one, the barrel, rounds and perks will be randomised.
Coming up with a 'best' combination of rolls and perks is tricky since it will vary depending on your taste and the modes that you have in mind for the weapon. Some will be great for PvP, while others excel at PvE instead. The community terms these 'god rolls' - mostly due to their sheer power and how they increase each weapon's capabilities even further, or compensate some that might be lacking a buff to be optimal with the rest.
Here is our recommended Uzume RR4 god roll in Destiny 2:
- Extended Barrel or Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Accurized Rounds or Appended Mag
- Clown Cartridge or Snapshot Sights
- Vorpal Weapon
Let's get started with the perks. Vorpal Weapon sees an increase in damage against bosses, 'vehicles', and guardians with their Super active. This can be useful in both PvP and PvE, the later impacting not just bosses but any enemies with yellow health bars. Then, Clown Cartridge is no joke, as reloading the weapon has a randomised chance of overfilling it from reserves, increasing the number of rounds.
Otherwise, Snapshot Sights reduces the time to aim down sights - which is a preference some might prefer over the random nature of Clown Cartridge.
Many players have been pursuing of these combinations, and it's one of the most alluring when looking at the general list of perks.
If you have the above, everything else is a plus. You can watch ZkMushroom on Youtube show Snapshot Sights in particular below:
Otherwise, Triple Tap - which returns 1 round to the magazine by rapidly landing precision hits - is useful for PvP, while Explosive Payload can create area-of-effect explosions on impact with each of your projectiles. We're keen on the idea.
From there, the nice to haves when it comes to the barrel is Extended Barrel or Hammer-Forged Rifling, as both as key to increase the range of the sniper. Hammer-Forged's +10 boost is great, whereas Extended Barrel also provides +10 to Recoil, but it comes with -10 in Handling.
As for the rounds, Accurized Rounds is recommended. This roll offers even more increased damage - if you manage to get this with the Extended Barrel, no enemy will be out of your sight. But if you're mainly focusing on PvE, Appended Mag increases sniper's magazine by 20, which is a hefty upgrade.
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!