Destiny 2 The Mountaintop & Midnight Coup, how to unlock & god rolls

Destiny 2 The Mountaintop & Midnight Coup, how to unlock & god rolls
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


17th Apr 2024 17:29

Destiny 2 has brought back The Mountaintop and Midnight Coup, with new ways to acquire them and some new god rolls to chase. Destiny 2 players love to grind for the optimal versions of weapons, especially for the most desirable weapons in the game.

For The Mountaintop and Midnight Coup, as with all BRAVE Arsenal weapons, there are some useful ways to focus your grinding, so here's how you can get these weapons and the best versions of each for PvE and PvP.

How to unlock The Mountaintop & Midnight Coup

Both The Mountaintop and Midnight Coup can be acquired as random drops in Onslaught, but to get the curated roll you will need to complete the quests given by Arcite.

To acquire these quests, speak with him in the Hall of Champions. Each quest requires you to get a certain number of kills; with Breech-Loaded Grenade Launchers for The Mountaintop and Hand Cannons for Midnight Coup.

Completing these quests will net you the limited edition curated roll for each weapon, as well as the ability to attune to them. Curated rolls are excellent versions, but not the most optimal in terms of perks. While they are still desirable, if you are looking for god rolls, the main reason you should complete this quest is for attunement.

The quest cards for Midnight Coup and The Mountaintop in Destiny 2
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Completing the quest for a weapon in the BRAVE Arsenal allows you to attune to it in the Hall of Champions, which dramatically increases the chances of getting random drops of that weapon in Onslaught. For example, if you really want a good roll on The Mountaintop, attune to it and you should get more of them.

The limited editions of these weapons have a unique look but also come with double perks in the third and fourth columns. These are the most desirable, as not only do they have double the chances of being god rolls, but they can potentially roll with perks useful in different situations.

If you're lucky, you might get one weapon just as suited to raids and dungeons as it is to Trials of Osiris.

God rolls & how to get them

Boarding a Pyramid ship during Onslaught in Destiny 2
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If you want the god roll for either of these weapons, you'll first want to follow the steps above, and then get settled in for a grind.

Once you're attuned, you simply need to play Onslaught over and over to get more random drops until hopefully, you get the one that you want. Legend difficulty is useful for this, as you get double rewards every 10 levels.

We all love a god roll, and while the exact definition is up to interpretation for most weapons, here are my picks for the best rolls for The Mountaintop and Midnight Coup:

The Mountaintop

Volatile Launch Volatile Launch
Spike Grenades Sticky Grenades
Auto-Loading Holster Auto-Loading Holster
Recombination Harmony

Midnight Coup

Hammer-Forged Rifling Hammer-Forged Rifling
Accurized Rounds Accurized Rounds
Firefly Explosive Rounds
One-For-All Zen Moment

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That is it for our rundown of The Mountaintop and Midnight Coup. For more, head to our Destiny 2 homepage where we have guides on The Final Shape, the upcoming Prismatic subclasses, exotic class items, and our favourite builds for Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
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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