PSA: The Best Gun In Destiny Is On Sale Today

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Do you play Destiny? Do you have 17 coins? Do you not have an Ice Breaker yet? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


Note: This post originally ran in January, but we're bumping it up again today because the gun's back on sale.

From today until Sunday morning, the weekend vendor Xur is selling the most useful gun in the game: Ice Breaker, a solar sniper rifle that makes enemies explode and has one of Destiny's craziest perks: "No Backpack: Cannot be reloaded. Regenerates ammo over time."

So, yes. Infinite ammo. You can't just fire the Ice Breaker over and over again—the magazine only has six shots and it takes a few seconds for it to recharge—but this perk is eternally useful in just about every situation. Want to camp on a chandelier while you shoot down a strike boss? Hang out on the ledge and snipe down the Nexus without getting close to it? ICE BREAKER TIME. It might not be as powerful as, say, Gjallarhorn, but with ammo regeneration, it's the most versatile gun in the game—at least for PvE.

If you don't have enough Strange Coins, you've still got time to go and run the Weekly Heroic Strike to get some. Or do a bunch of vanguard playlists and hope you get lucky. (Read all of our advanced Destiny tips right here.) But don't miss out on this one. You never know when Xur might have it again.

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I'm waiting for Destiny to transform into a good game that isn't about pointless grinding.