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For the Year 2 machine gun, see THE SWARM (Year 2).
Hunger is the all of it, and it is all of hunger.
― In-game description

THE SWARM is a legendary machine gun.[1] THE SWARM can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred to other characters through the vault.

SourcesEdit

THE SWARM can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Vanguard Quartermaster source icon Vanguard Quartermaster
Vanguard Quartermaster Roni 55-30 sometimes sells this item in the Tower.

UpgradesEdit

THE SWARM can 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 icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Ascend icon Ascend
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Column 1Edit

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

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Aggressive Ballistics icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Smooth Ballistics icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Linear Compensator icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and Impact. More recoil.

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

Penalty to range.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Field Choke icon Field Choke
More range and Impact.

Increased recoil.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of seven randomly selected perks.
Counterbalance icon Counterbalance
This weapon has increased stability.
Hip Fire icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.
Rangefinder icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Rodeo icon Rodeo
Reduces the severity of this weapon’s recoil.
Spray and Play icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Persistence icon Persistence
This weapon grows more accurate the longer it is fired.
Take a Knee icon Take a Knee
Gain bonus accuracy while crouched.

Column 3Edit

Upgrade Damage 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.
Perfect Balance icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Single Point Sling icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
High Caliber Rounds icon High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.

Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Snapshot icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Field Scout icon Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.
Hammer Forged icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Quickdraw icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Flared Magwell icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Skip Rounds 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

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of six randomly selected perks.
Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Grenadier icon Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Feeding Frenzy icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Spray and Play icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.
Surplus icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon.
Secret Round icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.

Column 6Edit

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

Column 7Edit

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

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "THE SWARM (Machine Gun) API call". Retrieved 26 April 2015.