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Destiny 2 Guide – How the Envious Assassin perk works

Destiny 2 Envious Assassin

Envious Assassin is one of the best new perks in Destiny 2: Lightfall; however, its mechanics are poorly explained in the game’s description. Because of this, some players are finding it hard to use the perk. Here’s a quick look at how Envious Assassin works in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Guide – How the Envious Assassin perk works

To activate this perk, you must score rapid kills with another weapon. A “rapid” kill is defined as one every few seconds. If you have the “Enhanced” version of the perk, the timing is a little less strict. Keep in mind that it also matters what kind of weapons you use to kill people. Every rapid kill you get with your main weapon will give you a 10% boost to your magazine. On the other hand, special and heavy weapons will add 20% to the magazine.

You must swap to the weapon that has Envious Assassin within 10 seconds of ending your killing streak. This is essential, as failing to do so will result in having to begin the process again after the perk has been earned. Once you switch weapons, the spare magazine will remain in it until you’ve used up a certain number of rounds.

Note that for the Envious Assassin perk to work, the weapon’s magazine size must be at or below its default size. This is why you can kill a lot of people quickly with a different weapon, then switch and find that your gun’s magazine is still full.

Envious Assassin will not activate if you have already slightly overfilled the magazine. So, if your fusion rifle normally has a five-round magazine and you get a couple of rapid kills, then switch and it’s now at six, you’ll have to fire that shot if you want to try for another streak to overflow it further.

That brings us to the end of our Destiny 2 Envious Assassin guide.