How to get the Destiny 2 Rose Hand Cannon in the Crucible

Destiny 2 rose hand cannon back for season 19
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The Destiny 2 Rose Hand Cannon has returned, and you can earn it by completing seven placement matches in the updated Competitive Crucible playlist. You’ll be able to get at least one new random roll every week too, which is handy as this weapon has some excellent perks and lethal combinations, making it a superb, go-to Destiny 2 PvP weapon. It also comes with its own unique Lightweight Frame trait, giving it great handling and allowing you to move faster while holding it. Players might remember Rose from many seasons ago when it was key to the Lumina Exotic Hand Cannon quest, but now anyone can get it. Here’s what you need to do to get Rose in Destiny 2.

How to get Rose in Destiny 2

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The Rose Hand Cannon is back in Destiny 2 as a reward for the revamped ranked Crucible experience with Destiny 2 competitive ranks. To get Rose for the first time, you need to pick up the ‘Dividing the Ladder’ quest from Lord Shaxx and complete seven placement matches. This quest serves as the introduction to the revamped Competitive mode and will walk you through all seven matches of the Placement Series, leading to you getting placed into a Competitive Division. Dividing the Ladder can also be completed once per character, so if you’ve got two other characters, you can get two more Rose rolls.

If you did not get a Rose drop after completing your placement matches due to a previous bug, you should get one retroactively by logging out and back in again.

To get more Rose Hand Cannon rolls, you need to complete a weekly challenge in the Competitive playlist. We’re not clear on exactly what this challenge is, so we’ll update this guide with details when we get them, but it sounds like it’ll just be a participation challenge – simply play enough matches in the Competitive playlist each week and you’ll be rewarded with a Rose roll. This challenge is also available on each of your characters, giving you up to three Rose rolls per week.

Best Destiny 2 Rose perk rolls

Destiny 2 Rose Hand Cannon perk roll inspect screen

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Now that you know how to get the Rose Hand Cannon in Destiny 2, you need to know what perk rolls to chase. Thankfully, Rose has an incredibly good selection of perks, great stats, a unique intrinsic frame perk, and comes with grips perks instead of an Origin Trait, so there are very few bad options. With that said, there are obviously some that are better than others, and Bungie has said that Rose’s perks are intended to fit well with 3v3 PvP combat:

1. Range-focused Rose roll – maximizes Range to make Rose competitive over a wider variety of distances:

  • Barrel: Hammer-Forged Rifling
  • Magazine: Accurized Rounds
  • Perk 1: Rapid Hit or Moving Target
  • Perk 2: Rangefinder or Opening Shot
  • Grip: Smooth Grip
  • Masterwork: Range

2. Aggressive playstyle Rose roll – balances Range and Stability and uses perks that suit mobile and aggressive playstyles:

  • Barrel: Smallbore or Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion
  • Perk 2: Eye of the Storm
  • Grip: Smooth Grip
  • Masterwork: Stability or Range

3.  All-rounder Rose roll – slight improvements to most stats, and uses great passive perks for ease of use

  • Barrel: Corkscrew Rifling
  • Magazine: Tactical Mag
  • Perk 1: Perpetual Motion or Rapid Hit
  • Perk 2: Explosive Payload
  • Grip: Polymer Grip or Smooth Grip
  • Masterwork: Stability or Range
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