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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - check out the Crimson, a Red Death-like Exotic hand cannon, in this video

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris brings some great new Exotics along with it, including the Crimson - a hand cannon that is clearly intended as the spiritual successor to Destiny 1's Red Death.

The new expansion is out now, so we're getting to see some of the cool new gear that Guardians can now get their hands on.

The Red Death, the "deadliest rifle in Destiny", has been reborn as a handgun with a 3-round burst. The Crimson has a very similar design, right down to the bayonet on the front, and it has some pretty great perks to it. The Crimson is one of several new Exotics added for Curse of Osiris - you can see them all on our Exotics page, which is part of our enormous Destiny 2 guide.

The video below, from Arekkz, digs into the weapon in depth and shows what it is capable of in the right hands.

The Crimson is an Exotic engram drop, so you're going to need good luck to get your hands on it. Keep farming until you nab it. It's a handgun with a 3-round burst and a 24 round magazine, and while it has quite a bit of kickback it's super satisfying to use.

The Crimson's intrinsic perk is 'banned weapon', which is the source of its burst fire. Its other perks are super handy too:

  • Smallbore (dual strength barrel, increases range and stability)
  • Accurized Rounds (increases range)
  • Cruel Remedy (kills with this weapon heal the wielder. Precision kills also refill the magazine.)
  • Heavy Grip (increases stability, decreases handling speed)

Cruel Remedy is extremely handy, especially in dark zones, and precision kills reload from your magazine, not just your reserve, meaning that you can chain together several kills and avoid reloading for a while if you have extremely good aim (compensating for the kickback can be a challenge).

Arekkz reports that the gun is a lot of fun in PvE, but hasn't been able to try it in PvP. The video also shows off the weapon's ornament, which is extremely ostentatious, coating the gun in silver and washing out all the bloodstains.

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