It’s rare that we ever hear Bungie outright say that they not want some meta in Destiny 2, but that’s exactly what we’ve heard them say about scout rifles in Destiny 2. They don’t want to come back to this point because it’s too boring, too far to be interesting. And even?
When isn’t a scout rifle a scout rifle? When it’s the emergency plan.
Contingency Plan is a rapid-fire scout rifle re-released this season that is essentially the PvP equivalent of Servant Leader, the rapid-fire Gambit scout rifle that is better in PvE (and stakes, in my opinion, my favorite weapon of the season). .
Contingency Plane is better in PvP due to its lower zoom, and it also has a hell of a pool of perks for the mode. Why are we talking about it now? Well, it’s about to start gaining popularity thanks to a new video of CoolGuy singing its praises that already has 100,000 views and counting. I’ve been around long enough to know that streamers and YouTubers can drive the meta to some extent, and I think we’re going to see an increase in use of the contingency plan now.
So how do you get it and what god scrolls are you looking for?
The “how to get it” part is uh, tricky. The contingency plan is just in the normal world loot pool, so you can’t devote a single activity to it as a Servant Leader, nor do a targeted engram from past seasons like with Cartesian Coordinate. So you basically have to be lucky. The only way to do this is to throw a million pieces of weaponry in Banshee and hope for the best. There is simply no better way at the moment.
As for the rollers? The Contingency Plan has a multitude of benefits in the left column and only one or two that you are looking for in the right.
Firmly Planted / Kill Clip – That’s CoolGuy’s role, as he appreciates the huge bonuses Firmly Planted can give you if you use this style of play. Kill Clip is more or less the good advantage for PvP, given that when active it will only remove people.
Tunnel Vision / Kill Clip – This is the roll you normally see on hand cannons or SMGs now that the new perk has been introduced, but it’s also available on the Emergency Plan here, and it’s not a bad choice.
Outlaw / Kill Clip – The classic jumpsuit, and it reminds me of my old Bygones. In fact, CoolGuy compares Contingency’s current place in the meta to how good Bygones was a long time ago, as it works the same way.
Subsistence or Surplus / Kill Clip – Probably not as good as the first three, but again there are few bad options in this left benefit column.
Surplus / elementary capacitor – If you are just looking for big stats as often as possible then this is the non-Kill Clip roll for you.
Outlaw or Subsistence or Surplus / One for all or Frenzy – Any combination of these is probably the best roll you are looking for in PvE, although we are largely talking about PvP here.
Counterbalance mod and you are good to go. I’ll feed Banshee until he gives me a Kill Clip. See you there.
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