Destiny 2 Wendigo GL3: God Rolls and How to get it

by | Mar 14, 2023

Initially released as a Pinnacle weapon from the Vanguard, the Wendigo GL3 was sunsetted back in 2020. But this Void Adaptive Grenade launcher returned to us this season as the Nightfall weapon this week.

In this guide, we tell you where to find the weapon, how to farm it, and what are the best rolls for PvE and PvP.

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Wendigo GL3 art
Wendigo GL3AdaptiveLegendaryHeavyArcFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyArc Arc


PvE + PvPNightfall: The OrdealsError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Season 19HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light

How to get Wendigo GL3 in Season 20

A returning weapon from the Destiny Content Vault, Wendigo GL3 used to be the best DPS Power weapon in the entire game. And while it’s not as strong as it once was, the Wendigo GL3 is still an exceptional grenade launcher.

Nightfall Weapon rotation this Season

There are several Nightfall-exclusive weapons in total, but as of Season of Defiance (S20), only six are currently on rotation, with only one dropping each week. This means you can only farm the Wendigo GL3 once every six weeks!

2023 Nightfall weapon rotation

ArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoRotationWeek #
Warden's Law artWarden's LawHand CannonKinetic symbol Destiny 2 KineticPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary4 June 2024Week 1
Pre Astyanax IV artPre Astyanax IVCombat BowSolar SolarPrimary ammo Destiny 2 Primary11 June 2024Week 2
18 June 2024Week 3
25 June 2024Week 4
2 July 2024Week 5
9 July 2024Week 6
16 July 2024Week 7
23 July 2024Week 8
30 July 2024Week 9
6 August 2024Week 10
13 August 2024Week 11
20 August 2024Week 12
27 August 2024Week 13
3 September 2024Week 14
10 September 2024Week 15
17 September 2024Week 16
24 September 2024Week 17
1 October 2024Week 18

💠 This guide highlights the Nightfall weapons this season, as well as the schedule for the coming weeks.

How good is the Wendigo GL3 today

Heavy ammo grenade launchers are simply in a bad place right now, and no matter how good the Wendigo GL3 is, it cannot excel in the current meta. The Lightfall expansion will definitely bring some nerfs and buffs that will change the meta but don’t expect the Wendigo to suddenly become a top-tier option… It will be much more useful than it currently is, but Rocket launchers will still be superior, at least for PvE.

Because of all of this, we consider the Wendigo GL3 a B Tier weapon.

  • B Tier – Average

Best alternatives:

ArtWeaponArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Memory Interdict artMemory InterdictAdaptiveLegendaryHeavyVoidFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void


PvPXûrError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Season 14HeavyNoTop-tier
Typhon GL5 artTyphon GL5AdaptiveLegendaryHeavyStasisFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis


-GunsmithError icon V2 NoDestiny 2 Icon (final) Destiny 2
Season 16HeavyNoTop-tierExplosive Light

Best Wendigo GL3 Rolls for PvE and PvP

Once you’ve identified the right week to farm, you’ll want to run as many Nightfalls (and at the higher difficulty possible) as possible to increase your chances of finding a god roll. Among the several strong possible rolls out there, these are our favorites, the combinations we consider god rolls.

In terms of perks, you want Volatile Launch or Quick Launch, Spike Grenades, Auto-Loading Holster, and Explosive Light. You can go for Cascade Point in the second perk slot; however, it’s a tad too niche. In most situations, Explosive Light will be the superior choice. Clown Cartridge in slot 1 isn’t too terrible, either.

  • Barrel: Volatile Launch or Quick Launch
  • Magazine: Spike Grenades
  • Perk 1: Auto-Loading Holster
  • Perk 2: Explosive Light

Wendigo GL3 Adept farm: Worth it?

If you’re courageous enough to tackle Nightfalls on Grandmaster difficulty once they become available later this season, you could earn an Adept version of the Wendigo GL3. On top of serving as bragging rights, Adept variants of weapons have more perks per column, give even more stats when Masterworked, and can accept unique Adept mods.

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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