How to get the Synchronic Roulette in Destiny 2

How to get the Synchronic Roulette in Destiny 2
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

6th Mar 2023 17:14

Synchronic Roulette is a new SMG added with the Lightfall expansion. Destiny 2 has a whole new damage type in Strand and an arsenal of new weapons that use it. Synchronic Roulette is a standout among the bunch of new weapons, so let's take a look at the weapon, the god rolls, and how to get it in Destiny 2

How can you get the Synchronic Roulette?

Synchronic Roulette is one of the new Strand weapons from Neomuna, so first and foremost you are going to need access to the Lightfall expansion. Then, you need to complete the Lightfall campaign and have a character reasonably highly levelled. Anything above 1770 should be more than enough.

Destiny 2 Synchronic Roulette: Terminal Overload on the Neomuna map
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Now, head to Neomuna and take on the Terminal Overload public activity. This is a consistently active activity, much like Blind Well or Escalation Protocol. It is pretty simple to get involved, as there is a dedicated Terminal Overload node you can select on the map which brings you straight to the location.

The rewards for Terminal Overload also rotate as the locations do. To get the Synchronic Roulette, hold on to a Terminal Overload key until it is happening in Liming Harbour. Head there, complete the activity, and you will be rewarded with a random roll of Synchronic Roulette.

Synchronic Roulette god rolls

As with any vaguely meta weapon, the objective is to get the best perk roll you can. Unfortunately, it seems that Terminal Overload weapons are not craftable, so don't get your hopes up for a Deepsight version popping up.

Destiny 2 Synchronic Roulette: perk page for the weapon
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This means that your one and only source of a better roll for the gun is to complete Terminal Overload repeatedly in Liming Harbour until you get the one you want. Regarding god rolls for the weapon, there are two ways you could go. Either a PvE roll for mowing down crowds of enemies or a PvP roll that will put you on the top of the team.

For PvE, as always, you have options. Arrowhead brakes or Smallbore are great to go along with the weapon's naturally long range. In the second column, you want something to either increase magazine size, or improve your reload. As such, Flared Magwell granting faster reloads and some bonus stability is a great option.

The third column has a couple of options, Envious Assassin is good if you plan on pairing this weapon with another one. Keep Away could be great for this weapon, as it works well with the extended range and improves reload speed.

For the final perk, particularly if you pair it with a Strand build, you want to get Hatchling. This spawns Threadlings on precision or rapid kills, which go out and seek other enemies to attack.

If you want one for PvP instead, the weapon has some great options. Corkscrew Rifling and Riccochet Rounds work best in the Crucible, where the range of the Synchronic Roulette really shines. Under Pressure is also good here, it takes advantage of the small magazine the weapon comes with. Finally, Kill Clip is excellent for PvP and really makes the Synchronic Roulette sing.

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Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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