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Destiny 2 Compass Rose god roll recommendation and drop location

Guns and roses.

Destiny 2's Compass Rose is an event-specific weapon in Destiny 2.

Debuting in Destiny 2 during 2021's Season of the Splicer alongside the likes of the Uzume RR4, Plug One.1 and the Hung Jury SR4, the Compass Rose is a possible drop during the Solstice - returning in 2022 alongside the new addition of Something New.

If you've been on the lookout for a new shotgun to conquer in both PvE and PvP, this is one worth hunting for. This page explains how to get the Compass Rose and our Compass Rose god roll recommendation - alongside other rolls which might come in handy.

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How to get Compass Rose in Destiny 2

Unlike the aforementioned weapons, which are all possible drops during Nightfall Strikes, the Compass Rose is exclusive to the Solstice event.

The limited time event offers a great chance to obtain this new weapon fairly easy, although it will require some more of your time to get the god roll.

Compass Rose drops exclusively as a reward for completing the Bonfire Bash missions. These is the 2022 Solstice specific event available for a limited time during the 2022's Season of the Haunted.

Bonfire Bash mission can be found at the top of the Tower’s destination screen. Launch the activity, kill the bad guys, collect your prize, and there is a chance that Compass Rose will be one of the items that drops at the end.

It’s purely a matter of luck, so if you don’t find it, all you can do is keep trying.

Remember to stock up on a good number of Silver Leaves beforehand - maximising your Silver Ash gains as part of the event.


For Season of Plunder, we have the Sails of the Shipstealer quest, Treasure Coordinates and Map Fragments, Cryptic Quatrains and weapons such as the Quicksilver Storm and Taipan 4FR. Meanwhile, there's the arrival of King's Fall and King's Fall challenges, plus weapons including Doom of Chelchis and Touch of Malice. For The Witch Queen, learn how to get Exotics including Dead Messenger and Parasite.


Destiny 2 Compass Rose god roll recommendation

Compass Rose is a weapon with random rolls - meaning each time you get one, the barrel, rounds and perks will be randomised.

For Solstice 2022, it also drops with the Dream Work perk. Anytime you damage an enemy that an ally kills, that's called an assist.

Assists with Compass Rose will overfill the magazine on your next reload. Want every round you can carry loaded at once for an uninterrupted spree of shotgunny goodness? This gun can do it.

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.

The starter drop of the Compass Rose.

Here is our recommended Compass Rose god roll in Destiny 2:

  • Trench Barrel, Vorpal Weapon, or Incandescent
  • Surplus
  • Assault Mag
  • Full Choke or Barrel Shroud

Let's start with the perks. Surplus is a must have for this weapon. With it handling, reload speed and stability are all increased for each fully charged ability.

This is a great bonus to have, and while you may not be used to this playstyle, it's likely that it won't take you long to recharge your abilities again after use. Plus, the perk activates with even one of them.

From here, it depends on whether you're focusing on PvP or PvE. For the former, Vorpal Weapon works well enough by increasing your damage against Guardians with their Super active.

For PvE, we recommend Trench Barrel, which increases damage, handling and reloaded speed for a short duration (or after three shots) after a melee hit. Getting in the face of enemies is way easier here than in PvP, and thus you'll be making more use of it.

For solar users, Incandescent has been added as a potential perk. Defeated enemies spread scorch to nearby enemies. Sure, the damage this does is nice, but even better is the way certain Solar 3.0 abilities gain powerful bonuses, or cause chain reaction explosions to spread among your scorched foes.

For the magazine, the Assault Mag works very well with both perk combinations. It increases stability quite a bit, as well as adding +10 rounds per minute, which is a great bonus.

Lastly, you have two choices for the barrel. Full Choke, which reduces the Compass Rose's projectile spread when aiming down sights at the cost of precision damage, combines perfectly with Surplus in PvE, allowing you to ADS faster.

But for PvP, Barrel Shroud will get the job done, increasing stability and handling even further. The loss of precision damage from Full Chocke can leave you in disadvantage, so this option will work well instead.

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!

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Diego is a freelance writer from Argentina who has learned English thanks to video games. He missed most of the classics, but can gush about Doom, Persona, The Darkness and pinballs for hours. Probably on Twitter right now.

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