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How to get the Cantata-57 Hand Cannon in Destiny 2

The new 140 RPM Hand Cannon is slowly becoming a fan-favourite in Destiny 2, and here's how to get it.
How to get the Cantata-57 Hand Cannon in Destiny 2

Now that players have familiarised themselves with Destiny 2, those grinding weapons and gear looking to find god rolls have set their sight on a number of tools.

One of those on the radar of plenty of PvP dedicated players is the Cantata-57 Hand Cannon. The 140 RPM energy gun is highly rated on sites such as, and it's getting more and more play in modes such as Iron Banner.

Getting a hold of one is relatively simple; you might need some good RNG to speed up the process. Let's walk you through everything you need to know about the Cantata-57 Hand Cannon.

How to farm Cantata-57 Hand Cannon

A lot of players think a good Cantata can compete with the best HCs in the game. (Picture: Bungie)

Getting weapons in Destiny 2 can sometimes be an obtuse process, while the other times, it can be a straightforward one. Specific guns can drop from certain activities, a few others can be crafted, and exotic ones are usually tied to quests. 

The Cantata-57 is part of that former group of weapons, as players have few options to sway the RNG in their favour. 

To get yourself one, you'll need to find it as part of the world loot drop, meaning there's no way to target farm it by running specific activities. Simply play the things you want, and the Cantata-57 will eventually drop.

From time to time, Banshee-44 might be selling the weapon at the Tower, so be sure to check up on his goods constantly, so you don't miss out on a possible god roll.

Cantata-57 God Roll

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The Cantata-57 is one of the best new weapons with Season of the Risen. (Picture: Bungie)

Speaking of god rolls, the Cantata-57 shines primarily on PvP, but that doesn't mean it's completely useless in PvE.

The biggest drawback of the Hand Cannon is that it boasts an Arc affinity, making it incompatible with current Void 3.0 builds, unable to take advantage of things like Volatile Rounds.

With that being said, these are our recommended perks for the Cantata-57:

  • First Column: Arrowhead Brake, Corkscrew Rifling, or Chambered Compensator
  • Second Column: Accurized Rounds
  • Third Column: Rapid Hit, Steady Hands, Eyes of the Storm
  • Fourth Column: Timed Payload, Rangefinder, Opening Shot, Vorpal Weapon

With Arc 3.0 coming next season, having a powerful Cantata-57 might be worth the grind, but as it stands, this Hand Cannon is mostly a PvP tool of destruction. 

Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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