Chain of Command

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Chain of Command
Chain of Command.png
Production overview

Rarity class:


Weapon type:

Machine Gun

Min-max stability:


Min-max handling:


Min-max magazine:



Ammunition type:

Heavy ammo

Rate of fire:

450 RPM




"Bound by duty."
— Weapon description

Chain of Command is a Legendary Machine Gun that is the ritual weapon of Season of the Haunted. It could be acquired by reaching reputation rank 16 with Commander Zavala, Lord Shaxx, and The Drifter during the season, or alternatively purchased from the Monument To Lost Lights in the Tower after the season ended. Reaching rank 16 a second time with each vendor during the season awarded an activity themed weapon ornament for Chain of Command.

Like the other ritual weapons, Chain of Command can only be obtained with its "curated" perk roll.


Barrel Bowstring Blade Haft Magazine Arrow Guard Perk 1 Perk 2 Stock Grip Origin

Arrowhead Brake High-Caliber Rounds Adrenaline Junkie Demolitionist Vanguard's Vindication
Osmosis Adaptive Munitions One Quiet Moment
Gun and Run


"And my vanquisher will read that book, seeking the weapon, and they will come to understand me, where I have been and where I was going."
The following is a verbatim transcription of an official document for archival reasons. As the original content is transcribed word-for-word, any possible discrepancies and/or errors are included.


Zavala stared out the H.E.L.M.'s viewport. The Leviathan loomed in the distance, a blight among the stars. The commander leaned on the War Table as blue light flickered from the holo projector; images of Caiatl and Saladin appeared to commence their scheduled briefing.

"We continue to encounter heavy resistance," Zavala said without preamble. He could hear the fatigue in his voice.

"As we expected," Caiatl grumbled. "My father's soldiers will fight for him until their last breath."

"And when they fall, more will take their place," Saladin added.

Zavala sighed and lifted his eyes to glare at the Leviathan. "He commands them to die for nothing. How can he call himself a leader—"

The words caught in his throat, and he choked them back down. Caiatl and Saladin remained silent, their projected expressions inscrutable.

"Leadership is a burden," Caiatl declared, "to those who understand its true value."

"Indeed, it is," said Zavala.

He turned to face the holo projector and straightened his back. "Vanguard operations will continue aboard the Leviathan. We'll keep you updated with our progress."

Both Caiatl and Saladin nodded as their holo projections faded away. Alone on the bridge, Zavala shifted his gaze back to the viewport, acutely aware of the weight of his armor.

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