No Land Beyond

Every hit blazes the path to our reclamation.

No Land Beyond is an Exotic primary sniper rifle.

This weapon can be acquired randomly as a reward in PvE or PvP, or sold by Xûr.

4.8/10
3/10

The good: Interesting design, high Impact.

The bad: Impractical, Kinetic damage, low ammo reserve & rate of fire.

Conclusion: Frustrating, needs a buff.

Read the full review here

This is an Exotic Weapon
Sniper Rifle (Primary Weapon)
Kinetic Base Damage/Upgraded302/331
Quality Lvl70
Rate of Fire
19
Impact
25
Range
100
Stability
24
Reload
62
Magazine Size
6

Aim Assist
50
Equip Speed
40
Recoil Direction
90
Zoom
40

Talent Upgrades Tree

Kinetic Damage

This weapon causes Kinetic damage.

CQB Ballistics

Greatly reduced recoil. Significant penalty to range.

-10 Range
+15 Stability

Mulligan

Missing a shot has a 5% chance to return ammo directly to the magazine.

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Lightweight

When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.

The Master

Increased precision damage. Kills briefly increase damage against next target.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Primary Care

This Exotic Sniper Rifle can be equipped in the primary weapon slot.

Soft Ballistics

Less recoil. Penalty to Impact.

-5% Damage
+10 Stability

Snapshot

Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

Increases aim down sights speed by 30%.

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Accurized Ballistics

More range and Impact. Increased recoil.

+5% Damage
+10 Range
-10 Stability

Flared Magwell

Reload this weapon even faster.

+100 Reload

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Exotic Shard required

No Land Beyond Video Review


Weapon Review

No Land Beyond is a primary sniper rifle that can be obtained in all the normal ways, and of course Xur has a chance of selling it as well.

No Land Beyond is a very unique weapon, but unfortunately not a good one. Similar to Vex Mythoclast or Universal Remote, it is a special (secondary) weapon that is used in the primary slot.

It’s base stats are ironically the exact same as Ice Breaker.

Recommended perks:

PvE

Accurized Ballistics
+5% Damage
+10 Range
-10 Stability

Flared Magwell
+100 Reload

PvP

CQB Ballistics
-10 Range
+15 Stability

Snapshot
Increases ADS speed by 30%

The Good

No Land Beyond is actually fun to use at times. The disconnect you get from a bolt action type rifle in the universe of Destiny is humoring.

You’ll have to work for every kill, but when you finally get into the weapon’s rhythm, it gives you a very rewarding/satisfying feeling.

It fortunately does have the second highest Impact out of any sniper rifle (tied with Ice Breaker).

The Bad

Let’s start off with what could easily be changed: Kinetic damage. If there was any reason to use this weapon in PvE, it’d be because of a non-Kinetic damage type.

Speaking of PvE, the damage potential of this weapon is below average for a primary weapon.

With “The Master” perk you’re going to be able to do more precision damage, and more damage on your next target, but with the amount of time you’re forced to wait for each shot, another Exotic primary could easily do more damage in the same amount of time.

No Land Beyond has a horribly low fire rate; iron sights don’t help with this either.

Imagine it: You get the drop on your enemy in the Crucible, only to barely miss his head. Ready for your next shot to take him down? You’ll need to wait at least 2 seconds… after every shot.

Be prepared to dive behind cover if you miss a shot, or switch to another weapon. No weapon upgrades will improve the low rate of fire, which is statistically the second lowest of all sniper rifles, but the worst in reality.

As for the iron sights, they’re inconsistent and annoying. They cover up a large portion of the screen and make it a chore to search for someone while aiming down them.

The ammo reserve on this weapon is too low as well, and doesn’t benefit from ammo reserves.


Cosmetics

The disconnect of having a WWII style weapon in Destiny reminds us of what used to be, but this should have been left in a museum.

While the sound feels deep and impacting, the visuals just fall behind. The extremely large sight, as well as the handle off to the right, are distracting.

Some believe its origins predate the Golden Age and served to liberate the old Earth nation from a terrible cycle of war.

Conclusion

Ultimately, No Land Beyond does not currently deserve its Exotic status.

What could have been a really fun weapon, is crippled by a low rate of fire and horrible ADS experience.

Given you’re skilled enough to master the weapon, you may enjoy using it in PvP. In PvE however, there’s no good reason to use this as your primary weapon.

For PvP this weapon earns a 4.8/10 and for PvE a 3/10.

no land beyond exotic review

Patrick Casey
Howdy! I am a contributing writer. If you think I overlooked something about a weapon, feel free to comment below and let me know. I'll see you in the Crucible.

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