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Because three heads are good, but four are better."
― Jeza "Jeopardy" Verlayn.

Cerberus+1 is an exotic Auto Rifle introduced in the Forsaken expansion. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

I had plans for the Photonic Heart.

First I was gonna take it straight to Marcus, gloat for a bit. "Look what I found, told you the rumors were true, how fast d'you think my Sparrow'd go if I swapped my engine out for it…"

Then see what I could get for it in the Bazaar. Not 'cause I wanted to sell it. Just 'cause it'd feel good to know.

Then I was gonna take a little vacation with it to Venus, and THEN I'd figure out what to do with it. At my leisure.

But no. Had to get sucker punched by an asteroid.

Barely made the landing on this dusty spit of Shore. Lost all my weapons in the crash. Heart only survived 'cause I put it in my helmet and buckled it in my seat.

So my Ghost revives me, and there I am in a crater surrounded by fragmentalized auto rifles and a Golden Age microstellar dynamo. Talk about hell.

I started with three barrels. Figured I might as well lean into the hell vibe. Shoulda known that wouldn't have been enough to really min/max with a power source this feisty. Especially once I noticed the coronal containment shield was cracked.

The first time I fired the Cerberus+1 and felt that puppy kick, I knew: plans are overrated.


Cerberus+1 can be obtained from Exotic Engrams, earned as a rare drop for completing missions or defeating enemies. It can also be found in Powerful Engrams awarded for completing weekly milestones.


Cerberus+1 can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Four Headed Dog icon.png Four Headed Dog
Shoots erratic bullets from all gun barrels at the same time..

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Rifled Barrel perk icon.png Rifled barrell
Ranged shotgun barrel.
  • Increases range
  • Greatly decreases handling speed

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Fluted Barrel perk icon.png Fluted Barrel
Ultra-light barrel.
  • Greatly increases handling speed
  • Slightly increases stability

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Full Bore perk icon.png Full Bore
Barrel optimized for distance.
  • Greatly increases range
  • Decreases stability
  • Slightly decreases handling speed

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Spread Shot Package icon.png Spread Shot Paxkage
Aiming this weapon reduces the spread of its projectiles. .

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Upgrades this weapon to a Masterwork. It will generate Orbs on multikills and gain a tracker that displays the number of enemies defeated by using it. You can upgrade it to improve its stats and perks.
Upgrade Masterwork
Defeat Enemies using Cerberus+1 to unlock this upgrade..
Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
FourHeadedMongrelicon.jpg Four Headed Mongrel
Equip this Weapon Ornament to change the appearance of Cerberus+1.