The Ice Breaker is back and better than ever. What makes it better? Well it has all the same perks fans of the weapon have come to know and love, but this Destiny sniper rifle has finally been upgraded to Year Three Light, and it’s also received a fresh coat of paint. You can unlock this weapon by doing Zavalas new Weekly Elite Bounties which tie into Destiny: The Dawning’s new Strike system which adds Challenge of the Elders-like scoring to the equation.
To unlock this long awaited rifle, you have to simply complete Zavala’s bounties, although it seems like the Nightfall bounties have the best chance of giving the reward. Thankfully, you’re not working to unlock a new quest. If you’re lucky, the weapon will drop from simply turning in a bounty.
Here’s the Year Three version of this exotic weapon’s perks:
Perk 1 (Automatic)
No Backpack – Cannot be reloaded, but regenerates ammo over time.
Perk 2 (3 Options)
Accurized Ballistics – More range and impact, but increased recoil.
Field Choke – More range and impact, but increased recoil.
Linear Compensator – More predictable recoil as well as slight boosts to range and impact. Recoil is also increased.
Perk 3 (1 Option)
Mulligan – Missing a shot has a chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.
Perk 4 (3 Options)
Quickdraw – This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Lightweight – When held, this weapon grants +2 character agility.
Snapshot – Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Perk 5 (1 Option)
Ice Breaker – Ice Breaker’s victims spontaneously combust, dealing damage to others nearby.