21% Delirium

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21% Delirium
machine gun
Production overview




The Drifter

Rarity class:


Weapon type:

Machine Gun

Required level:


Min-max impact:


Min-max stability:


Min-max handling:


Min-max magazine:

204 (with Overflow activated)


Feed system:


Ammunition type:


Rate of fire:

900 RPM



Effective range:


Service history


The Drifter


"All right."
— A Dark Age drifter

21% Delirium is a Legendary Machine Gun introduced to Destiny 2 in Joker's Wild. It is acquired from The Drifter's pinnacle quest during Season 6. It is the first 900 RPM machine gun in Destiny 2.


A Dark Age drifter stood against an oncoming horde. The stuff of nightmares. Quad-armed, mouths full of shining carnivore teeth, carrying weathered but fully functional armor and weapons. They moved as a mob, their boots kicking up clouds of dust as they advanced, blades glinting in the sun.

"All right," he said, a quiet salute to his dance partners as he wove around sizzling Arc bolts, coat trailing him like a shadow. He might not walk away from this. But they definitely wouldn't.

His Machine Gun spoke much louder than he did, over and over.

He had never brought himself to shoot a human. Or anything even resembling a human. Risen included.

But these were no Risen. No humans.

He broke their advance like oil parting water, the repeating bloom of his heavy leading the way. A blue, viscous film covered the dirt, dust, and rocks when he was finished.

"All right," he said, looking appreciably down at his smoking weapon. A trail of spent shells traced his path through his opponents' ranks.

Hard to find a bite out here, most days.

Every day.

He wondered what they'd taste like.


  • Rapid-Fire Frame: Deeper ammo reserves. Slightly faster reload when magazine is empty.
  • Polygonal Rifling: Barrel optimized for recoil reduction. Increases stability.
  • Extended Mag: This weapon has a greatly increased magazine size, but reloads much slower. Greatly increases magazine size. Greatly decreases reload speed.
  • Overflow: Picking up Special or Heavy ammo reloads this weapon to beyond normal capacity.
  • Killing Tally: Kills increase this weapon's damage until it is stowed or reloaded.


  • The 21% Delirium appears visually identical, excluding coloring, to the Avalanche.
  • There is a misconception that the weapon is named after a Destiny player called CtrlAltDelirium. While such a player exists, they have had no publicly searchable involvement with the community.[citation needed]

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