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We outnumber you. We will find you. You are alone, and we are colony.
― In-game description

The Colony is an exotic grenade launcher. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Gunsmith Materials, and Legendary Shards.


This weapon has the following lore associated:

Have you ever watched a snake kill something? It's awful. It's so awful. I watched a man die of a terciopelo bite once. Out by the northern wall. I still have nightmares about it.

Anyway, that's where VEIST comes from. The inspiration, I mean. Weapons with all the power of a venomous creature. Plus an onboard AI with that creature's killer instincts.

And now there's the Colony. A grenade launcher packed with fully mobile, AI-controlled insectoid detonators, each one designed with a taste for blood.

We've made some pretty messed-up stuff. You've probably seen it. You know. But we've never made anything like the Colony before.


  • Can be found as rare drops from various activities.


The Colony can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Insectoid Robot Grenades perk icon.png Insectoid Robot Grenades
This weapon's grenades are insectoid robots that chase targets and explode close to them.

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Linear Compensator perk icon.png Linear Compensator
This weapon's launch barrel is well-balanced.
  • Slightly increases projectile speed
  • Slightly increases blast radius
  • Slightly increases stability

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High-Velocity Rounds perk icon.png High-Velocity Rounds
This weapon's projectiles are particularly light and quick.
  • Increases projectile speed
  • Increases reload speed

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Serve the Colony perk icon.png Serve the Colony
Insectoid robot grenades quickly repopulate the magazine from reserves while the Colony is unequipped.

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Composite Stock perk icon.png Composite Stock
This weapon has a versatile dual-purpose stock.
  • Slightly increases stability
  • Slightly increases handling speed

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Default Ornament perk icon.png Default Ornament
Restores your weapon to its default appearance.
VEIST Silver perk icon.jpg VEIST Silver
Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of The Colony. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.