The Outlast is a rapid-fire frame Solar Pulse Rifle first introduced in the Season of the Drifter. The reprived version of the weapon brings new perks to the table while bringing back some tried and tested combinations.
Like all the weapons in the Reckoning set, the Outlast can be made to be good at a specific job, and nothing more. It is very much an underwhelming weapon. So much so that the players have to restrict themselves in order to get any value from the weapon. What’s more, Jurrasic Green can roll with Incandescent. Outlast can’t even get that. On the bright side, the reticle is quite good.
How to get Outlast in Destiny 2?
Random rolls for the Outlast can be acquired as chance drops at the end of Season of the Deep Seasonal Activities. You can also get them after releasing Legendary fish to the H.E.LM. Once you have a random roll of the weapon, you can go to the Sonar Station and focus decrypt Deep Engrams for the cost of 4 Engrams and 1,000 Glimmer.
Best Outlast PvP God Rolls
1st Column: Chambered Compensator
2nd Column: Ricochet Rounds
Counterbalance Stock Mod
Rangefinder + Opening Shot (The best PvP combination you can find on this weapon. It also has a low drop rate. Consider yourself lucky should you randomly stumble on this roll.)
Rangefinder + Snapshot Sights (This roll is best used for close encounters. It takes advantage of the weapon’s rapid-fire frame with Snapshot Sights to immediately deal with oncoming threats. Won’t have as much range without Opening Shot. More likely to drop.)
Keep Away + Opening Shot (When Rangefinder gets nerfed next season, you may want to have this roll tucked away in your vault. In our opinion, Keep Away is going to take over in a huge way when all the Rangefinder weapons get retired.)
Alternative God Roll
1st Column: Arrowhead Brake
2nd Column: Flared Magwell
Stability Masterwork (Reload Speed Masterwork as an option)
Counterbalance Stock Mod
Feeding Frenzy + Kill Clip (Best used in 6v6 lobbies, this perk combination rewards players who like to play the mid-range and then push in to get some Kill Clip value.)
Outlaw + Kill Clip (Go for this combination instead if you’re going into 3v3. Same idea but you need to get a precision kill to get the full benefits.)
What can we say? The Outlast is, at best, ok in PvP. Its subpar stats hold this weapon back compared to more recently released rapid-fire frames. As such, it can be viewed more as a specialist weapon that can do well under certain conditions. Don’t look for this gun as some sort of Jack-of-All-Trades. You are better off focusing on either Stability or Reload Speed.
The first set of rolls tries to get as much Stability as possible while getting close to a vertical Recoil Direction. Your 3rd and 4th column perks will be doing much of the heavy lifting here. They provide the distance you need to duel at long range.
The second set does away with range for the most. It focuses more on Stability and Reload Speed. It’s more for the aggressive player who likes to get into the thick of the action. Precision shots are rewarded with a fast reload to get Kill Clip ready to take down the next unfortunate soul.
Best Outlast PvE God Rolls
1st Column: Extended Barrel
2nd Column: Light Mag
Reload Speed Masterwork
Backup Mag Mod
Stats for All + Dragonfly (Keep getting precision kills to activate Dragonfly. The resulting explosion with keep Stats for All up for the next 8-10 seconds or resets again when you tag multiple enemies with Dragonfly.)
There’s only one viable combination for PvE content, and that’s Stats for All and Dragonfly. It’s actually quite effective and you can have Stats For All active almost all the time with how ad-dense Destiny 2’s content has been as of late.
A case can be made for Encore and Demolitionist. It will certainly help in any grenade build.
How good is the Outlast?
Outlast is a gun that’s hard to love. You can’t just get any random roll and expect to be immediately good at it. You have to be as close to a 5/5 god roll for it to be somewhat decent. Even then, you are most likely sacrificing stats like Handling in the process.
The only reason why you might want to consider keeping a god roll of this weapon is that there aren’t that many Rapid-Fire Frame Solar Pulse Rifles out in the wild. There are a lot better Solar pulses, for sure. But in terms of frame-to-frame comparison, the closest one is Jurassic Green – an event weapon.
These are Outlast Base Stats before any perks are applied:
Reload Speed: 25
Aim Assistance: 78
Rounds Per Minute: 540
There’s not much to work with here in terms of perk combinations. You know that the perk pool isn’t that flexible when your best PvE perk is Dragonfly. Outlast is really missing out on Incandescent.
3rd Column Perks
Stats For All
4th Column Perks
And that’s everything we’ve got for this Outlast god roll guide. In contrast to what we’ve been saying the entire time, the gun actually feels ok to wield. It has a nice mid-range scope to it. But the perk pool and the base stats leave a lot to be desired. We are holding out hope that when Rangefinder does go into the ground, weapons like these might have more value. Until then, it will lay quietly in our vault. Good luck and have fun out there, Guardians.