Last Updated on July 26, 2022
Hand Cannons in Destiny 2 have always been in a tricky place. One Season they excel in both PvE and PvP; in the other, devs go bonkers and nerf everything. There was a time when everyone used to love the Midnight Coup HC that dominated the PvE. The same goes for PvP; Hand cannons also dominated it. The last PvP meta I remember was when we had Austringer back in Season of Opulence, which has also made a comeback in Season 17.
For older players like me, Something New Hand cannon isn’t exactly new. This is another Destiny 2 dev special weapon making a comeback with a new name and design. For those who don’t know, this is the True Prophecy Hand Cannon renamed Something New with the same stats. You can Google for the name or look at the image and stat comparison at the end of this article. I was expecting them to release a 180RPM since they recently got buffed.
Enough blabbering about Bungie rehashing old weapons; let’s find out if this weapon is even decent or not. Also, what the god rolls should be for both PvP and PvE.
Something New Stats
- Archetype: Aggressive Frame
- RPM: 120
- Impact: 92
- Range: 58
- Stability: 27
- Handling: 24
- Reload Speed: 25
- Reload Time: 3.71s
- Aim Assist: 60
- Recoil: 98
This HC has low base stability, handling, and range, but it is also a 120RPM which can essentially two tap guardians with a small buff. So if you’re trying to have fun or need to use something other than what the meta is, this might work for you.
How To Get Something New HC
To get the Something New Hand Cannon, finish the Bonfire Bash activity in Solstice. To start, do the event’s first few introductory quest steps and open the Tower map. The activity starts by interacting with the small white lantern next to Eva Levante at the Tower.
In the Bonfire Bash Activity, players must collect the orbs of ignites from mini-bosses on EDZ and throw them in the middle area where a big bonfire is located. The total number you need to deposit is 20, which is also the objective. Once that is completed, a boss will summon; upon defeating the boss, a chest will spawn, which can reward you with Something New Hand Cannon or the Compass Rose Shotgun.
Something New God Roll Guide in Destiny 2
Note: God Rolls are subjective and can change according to your play style and build.
Range and stability are the two essential factors in a PvP weapon; the perfect roll should be:
- Smallbore: For +5 range and stability.
- Ricochet Rounds: More range and stability.
- Perk #1: Tunnel Vision – Reloading after a kill will grant 20 Aim Assist, -20% Accuracy Cone Size, and faster ADS for 5 seconds.
- Perk #2: Harmony or Multi kill clip.
- Origin Trait: Dreamwork – Once per reload, assists, or assisted final blows partially refill the weapon from reserves, potentially overflowing the magazine.
This weapon lacks stability and range; even handling is not good. So we cannot go into the crucible and expect it to work well. Now that stability affects the amount of flinch you receive. On top of that, this is 120 RPM hand cannon, so you’ll have to hit your shots.
Sadly, this isn’t a good option for PvP; if you like challenges, you might use it once or twice.
For PvE, Something New best suits Stasis builds as it can roll with the Headstone Perk. The god roll should be:
- Chambered Compensator: for added Stability, Handling, and Range.
- Flared Magwell: Increased Reload Speed & Stability. You can also swap this with Light Mag.
- Perk #1: Wellspring – On Weapon Kill: Grants 8% Ability Energy split equally amongst all uncharged abilities.
- Perk #2: Headstone – For spawning stasis crystals.
- Origin Trait: Dreamwork – Once per reload, assists, or assisted final blows, partially refill the weapon from reserves, potentially overflowing the magazine.
The hand cannon should work well with Stasis builds. You can also swap Headstone with Demolitionist if you’re not going for the Headstone roll.
This hand cannon will short-live if Bungie doesn’t change the meta. Currently, you won’t benefit from using weapons like these. You’ll find the crucible full of players with pulse rifles who will take you down from far-far-away corners.
This Season is full of old content we had paid for earlier making a comeback; that is why I haven’t played much. I expect the next Season to do well as we’ll be getting a raid, which should keep the community occupied for a while.
Now, here’s True Prophecy and Something New side-by-side:
That’s all for today! Make sure to check our Destiny 2 guides for more awesome content.