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A shotgun, modified by Dead Orbit's superb technicians and specialists.
― In-game description

Patch-A is a legendary shotgun.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

Patch-A 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 Vendor
Gain reputation with Arach Jalaal of the Dead Orbit faction to access this item.
Dead Orbit source icon Dead Orbit
Arach Jalaal of Dead Orbit sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

UpgradesEdit

Patch-A 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.
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 four randomly selected perks.
Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Soft Ballistics perk icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Smart Drift Control perk icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Aggressive Ballistics perk icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of seven randomly selected perks.
Close andor Personal perk icon Close and/or Personal
Short period of 25% bonus melee damage after landing a hit with this weapon.
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.
Last Resort perk icon Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Army of One perk icon Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Final Round perk icon Final Round
The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage.
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 eight randomly selected perks.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Hot Swap perk icon Hot Swap
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
Battle Runner perk icon Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Kneepads perk icon Kneepads
Slide further while this weapon is equipped.
Full Auto perk icon Full Auto
This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.
Relentless Tracker perk icon Relentless Tracker
Kills with this weapon grant enhanced motion tracker resolution for a short time.

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Fitted Stock perk icon Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Rifled Barrel perk icon Rifled Barrel
Increased Range

Slower Reload

Oiled Frame perk icon Oiled Frame
Faster Reload

Reduced Range

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

Reduced Range

Removed PerksEdit

Patch-A 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.
Focused Fire icon Shot Package
Aiming this weapon reduces the spread of its projectiles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "Patch-A (Legendary) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.