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Think of it as a weaponized temper tantrum.
― In-game description

The Hothead is a legendary rocket launcher. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and Legendary Marks.

Sources[]

The Hothead can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon.png Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward.
The Taken King source icon.png The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.

Upgrades[]

The Hothead can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Void Damage perk icon.png Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage perk icon.png Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon.png Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Infuse perk icon.png Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Warhead Verniers perk icon.png Warhead Verniers
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Confined Launch perk icon.png Confined Launch
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to Velocity.

Aggressive Launch perk icon.png Aggressive Launch
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced Blast Radius. Reduced Velocity and more recoil.

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Soft Launch perk icon.png Soft Launch
Increased Recoil.

Boost to Velocity.

Linear Compensator perk icon.png Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boost to Velocity and decrease to Blast Radius.

Smart Drift Control perk icon.png Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to Velocity.

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Countermass perk icon.png Countermass
Less recoil.

Penalty to Blast Radius.

Hard Launch perk icon.png Hard Launch
More Velocity and Blast Radius.

Increased recoil.

Column 2[]

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of seven randomly selected perks.
Last Resort perk icon.png Last Resort
This weapon handles and reloads faster when the wielder is the last living player of their Fireteam.
Life Support perk icon.png Life Support
Kills with this weapon while critically wounded have a chance to start regenerating health.
Battle Runner perk icon.png Battle Runner
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Grenadier perk icon.png Grenadier
Kills with this weapon reduce the cooldown of your grenade.
Army of One perk icon.png Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Danger Close perk icon.png Danger Close
This weapon gains increased reload and handling when two or more enemies are in close proximity.
Tripod perk icon.png Tripod
This launcher's tube can hold three shells.

Column 3[]

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Quickdraw perk icon.png Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Fitted Stock perk icon.png Fitted Stock
Increases weapon stability.
Perfect Balance perk icon.png Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Heavy Payload perk icon.png Heavy Payload
Increases warhead blast radius.
Single Point Sling perk icon.png Single Point Sling
Switch weapons faster. Move quicker while aiming.
Flared Magwell perk icon.png Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Javelin perk icon.png Javelin
Increases warhead velocity.
Field Scout perk icon.png Field Scout
Increases carried Ammo capacity.
Snapshot perk icon.png Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

Column 4[]

Random perk icon.png Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of six randomly selected perks.
Spray and Play perk icon.png Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.
Clown Cartridge perk icon.png Clown Cartridge
Reloading this weapon has a chance to grant a larger than normal magazine.
Vacuum perk icon.png Vacuum
Increases the pick-up radius of ammo drops for this weapon.
Cluster Bomb perk icon.png Cluster Bomb
Rockets create cluster bombs when they detonate.
Grenades and Horseshoes perk icon.png Grenades and Horseshoes
Rockets from this weapon will detonate early based on proximity to targets.
Tracking perk icon.png Tracking
Shells fired from this weapon track their targets

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