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Destiny 2 Gnawing Hunger – How to get

Destiny 2, being a loot shooter, has a lot of guns for players to track down, and indeed the whole game’s really about getting the biggest and the best weapons around. The Destiny 2 Gnawing Hunger rifle is an excellent piece of kit, but how do you get hold of it? What does it do? And most importantly for those wanting to take the easy route, does Xur have it to sell? We’ve got the answers.

What is Destiny 2 Gnawing Hunger?

Gnawing Hunger is a Legendary Auto Rifle that’s well-known as being excellent for PvE combat in particular. It’s rated at 700 Power, and has some particularly decent mods and perks. Perks include Rampage, which increases the rifle’s damage as you get kills with it, and Overflow, where picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon beyond normal capacity. Very useful.

How to get the Destiny 2 Gnawing Hunger Legendary Auto Rifle?

The Gnawing Hunger rifle is normally picked up through drops in The Reckoning, usually around Tier 2 or 3. You can get a regular version of Gnawing Hunger through Prime Bounties, but if you want the Curated version, you’re going to have to stick with replaying the Likeness of Oryx boss battle. The drop rates for it should be a bit better now, as Bungie patched them after players complained.

Is Xur selling Gnawing Hunger?

As we write this on April 26, here are the current weapons available for Xur this week:

  • Gauntlets (Titan): Doom Fang Pauldron (23 Legendary Shards)
  • Leg Armor (Hunter): Lucky Pants (23 Legendary Shards)
  • Gauntlets (Warlock): Aeon Soul (23 Legendary Shards)
  • Weapon: Sweet Business Auto Rifle (29 Legendary Shards)

As of right now then, Xur is not selling the Gnawing Hunger Legendary auto rifle. There’s no reason to suspect that he won’t have it in the future, but it has not appeared in his inventory at all up to this point, so you’ll just have to wait and keep an eye on Xur’s wares, if you’re desperate to get hold of the rifle and it’s just not dropping for you.