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An auto rifle, modified by Dead Orbit's superb technicians and specialists.
― In-game description

Paleocontact JPK-43 is a legendary auto rifle.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

Paleocontact JPK-43 can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Dead Orbit source icon Dead Orbit Vendor
Gain reputation with Arach Jalaal of the Dead Orbit faction to access this item.
The Taken King source icon The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

This item was also previously obtainable from one of the following sources:

Dead Orbit source icon Dead Orbit
Arach Jalaal of the Dead Orbit faction sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

UpgradesEdit

Paleocontact JPK-43 can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Kinetic Damage perk icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Red Dot-ORA perk icon Red Dot-ORA
Slightly improved optics, improved handling
MD-Reflex perk icon MD-Reflex
Significantly improved handling.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Red Dot-ORA2 perk icon Red Dot-ORA2
Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
Reflex perk icon Reflex
Slightly improved optics, improved aim assist.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
OEG perk icon OEG
Slightly improved optics, improved handling.
OEG Riflescope perk icon OEG Riflescope
Improved optics, improved range

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of eleven randomly selected perks.
Hot Swap perk icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Rodeo perk icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.
Replenish perk icon Replenish
This weapon's magazine will be refilled whenever you unleash your Super.
Grave Robber perk icon Grave Robber
Melee kills while this weapon is equipped have a chance to refill the magazine.
Battle Runner perk icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Focused Fire perk icon Focused Fire
When zoomed, this weapon fires slower, but causes additional damage.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Persistence perk icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Hip Fire perk icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Crowd Control perk icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of five randomly selected perks.
Appended Magazine perk icon Appended Magazine
Increased Magazine Size

Slower Reload

Injection Mold perk icon Injection Mold
Increased Stability, Faster Handling

Reduced Range

Oiled Frame perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

Hand-laid Stock perk icon Hand-laid Stock
Increased Stability

Reduced Range

Injection Mold perk icon Feather Mag
Faster Reload

Reduced Magazine Size

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Armor Piercing Rounds perk icon Armor Piercing Rounds
These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets.

Their mass slows down weapon handling.

Rifled Barrel perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Reinforced Barrel perk icon Reinforced Barrel
Increased Range

Reduced Stability

Smallbore perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of twelve randomly selected perks.
Eye of the Storm perk icon Eye of the Storm
This weapon becomes more accurate as your health gets lower.
Danger Close perk icon Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Surrounded perk icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.
Exhumed perk icon Exhumed
This weapon gains improved range and handling for a short time after revival.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Hidden Hand perk icon Hidden Hand
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Grenadier perk icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Counterbalance perk icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Icarus perk icon Icarus
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Third Eye perk icon Third Eye
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Glass Half Full perk icon Glass Half Full
The bottom half of each magazine causes additional damage.
Life Support perk icon Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "Paleocontact JPK-43 (Legendary) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.