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For the Year 2 shotgun, see Universal Remote (Year 2).

To the untrained eye, this beast is a junker. To the trained eye however, this junker... is a beast.
― In-game description

Universal Remote is an exotic shotgun that is equipped in the Primary slot. It can be obtained from Year 1 activities or legacy engrams.

Sources[]

Universal Remote can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Crota's End source icon Crota's End
This item can drop during the Crota's End Raid.
Unknown source icon Unknown
This item can drop in situationally dependent ways.
Vault of Glass source icon Vault of Glass
This item can drop in the Vault of Glass Raid.
Xur, Agent of the Nine source icon Xur, Agent of the Nine
Xûr, Agent of the Nine, sometimes sells this item in the Tower.
Prison of Elders source icon Prison of Elders
This item can drop as a Prison of Elders reward.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.
Strike source icon Strike
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
Crucible source icon Crucible
This item can drop as a Crucible match reward.

Upgrades[]

Universal Remote can be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0[]

Kinetic Damage icon Kinetic Damage
This weapon causes kinetic damage.
Ascend icon Ascend
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.

Column 1[]

Smooth Ballistics icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Soft Ballistics icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

CQB Ballistics icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Column 2[]

Crowd Control icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.

Column 3[]

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 4[]

Hammer Forged icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Lightweight icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Snapshot icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.

Column 5[]

Universal Remote icon Universal Remote
Range and precision damage increases greatly while aiming down the sights.

Column 6[]

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

Column 7[]

Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.
Upgrade Damage icon Upgrade Damage
Increases Attack Power, allowing this weapon to cause more damage.

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