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If you like the weapon, then the name's talking about the enemy. If you don't...
― In-game description

Futile Gesture is a rare fusion rifle. It can be obtained as a random completion reward.

SourcesEdit

Futile Gesture can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.
Lord Saladin source icon Iron Banner
This item can be obtained as an Iron Banner reward.
Crimson Doubles source icon Crimson Doubles
This item was granted during the Crimson Doubles event of February 2016.
Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.
Oryx's Dreadnaught source icon Oryx's Dreadnaught
This item drops on Oryx's Dreadnaught.
Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
Challenge of the Elders source icon Challenge of the Elders
This item is granted through the Challenge of the Elders.

UpgradesEdit

Futile Gesture can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
FastDraw IS perk icon FastDraw IS
Standard sight.

A lightweight design, good for recoil control.

SteadyHand IS perk icon SteadyHand IS
Stable sight.

Optimized for excellent recoil control.

TrueSight IS perk icon TrueSight IS
Flexible sight.

Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

Red Dot-OES perk icon Red Dot-OES
Agile sight.

For smooth engagement in close quarters.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Red Dot-ORS perk icon Red Dot-ORS
Accurized sight.

For precise fire.

Red Dot-ORS1 perk icon Red Dot-ORS1
Precision sight.

Enhanced range.

Red Dot-ORES perk icon Red Dot-ORES
Flexible sight.

Enhances handling, range, and recoil control.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
QuickDraw IS perk icon QuickDraw IS
Agile sight.

Lightning-fast handling.

SureShot IS perk icon SureShot IS
Snapshot sight.

Excellent handling. Superb target acquisition.

Red Dot-OAS perk icon Red Dot-OAS
Snapshot sight.

Enhanced target acquisition.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of fourteen randomly selected perks.
Cascade perk icon Cascade
Melee kills automatically reload a portion of this weapon's magazine.
Crowd Control perk icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Double Down perk icon Double Down
On initial spawn only, this weapon gains additional ammo.
Hip Fire perk icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Unflinching perk icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Life Support perk icon Life Support
Recovering from near death grants additional ammo and briefly increases reload speed.
Performance Bonus perk icon Performance Bonus
Kills with this weapon have the chance to grant bonus reserve ammo.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Reactive Reload perk icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Surplus perk icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon. Increases carried ammo capacity.
Last Resort perk icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.

Column 3Edit

Upgrade Damage perk icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Enhanced Battery perk icon Enhanced Battery
Increases magazine size.
Accelerated Coils perk icon Accelerated Coils
Reduces weapon charge time in exchange for slightly decreased damage.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Skip Rounds perk icon Skip Rounds
Ceramic-jacketed rounds ricochet on hard surfaces.

Their extreme density lets you carry more rounds in reserve. Added mass slows down weapon handling.

Column 5Edit

Upgrade Damage perk icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Removed PerksEdit

Futile Gesture previously held one of the following perks prior to a Destiny update:

Secret Round icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.

ReferencesEdit