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A high-impact weapon, named and sanctified by the leaders of the Future War Cult.
― In-game description

The Vertigo is a legendary rocket launcher.[1] It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks. It can also be transferred between characters using the Vault.

SourcesEdit

The Vertigo can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Future War Cult source icon Future War Cult Vendor
Gain reputation with Lakshmi-2 of the Future War Cult 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.

UpgradesEdit

The Vertigo 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 three randomly selected perks.
Warhead Verniers perk icon Warhead Verniers
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Confined Launch perk icon Confined Launch
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to Velocity.

Aggressive Launch perk icon Aggressive Launch
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Blast Radius. Reduced Velocity and more recoil.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Soft Launch perk icon Soft Launch
Increased Recoil.

Boost to Velocity.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boost to Velocity and decrease to Blast Radius.

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

Penalty to Velocity.

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

Penalty to Blast Radius.

Hard Launch perk icon Hard Launch
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Single Point Sling perk icon Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Heavy Payload perk icon Heavy Payload
Increases warhead blast radius.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Speed Reload perk icon Speed Reload
Reload this weapon quickly.
Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of eleven randomly selected perks.
Grenades and Horseshoes perk icon Grenades and Horseshoes
Rockets from this weapon will detonate early based on proximity to targets.
Tripod perk icon Tripod
This launcher's tube can hold three shells.
Tracking perk icon Tracking
Shells fired from this weapon track their targets
Feeding Frenzy perk icon Feeding Frenzy
Kills with this weapon increase reload speed for a short time.
Reactive Reload perk icon Reactive Reload
Reloading this weapon after a kill grants a damage bonus for a short time.
Surplus perk icon Surplus
Expect to find more ammo for this weapon. Increases carried ammo capacity.
Who's Next? perk icon Who's Next?
A kill with the final round in the magazine increases reload speed.
Cluster Bomb perk icon Cluster Bomb
Rockets create cluster bombs when they detonate.
Unflinching perk icon Unflinching
It's easier to aim under fire using this weapon.
Spray and Play perk icon Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Vacuum perk icon Vacuum
Increases the pick-up radius of ammo drops for this weapon.

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Javelin perk icon Javelin
Increases warhead velocity.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Quickdraw perk icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bungie.net "The Vertigo (Legendary) API call". Retrieved 09 September 2015.