The survival of civilization depends on our willingness to choose conscience over expedience.
— In-game description
High Road Soldier is a legendary scout rifle which can be equipped by all classes at level 20. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. High Road Soldier can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.
High Road Soldier can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:
This item can drop as a Strike reward. Exotic items can only drop from the most challenging Strike playlist.
High Road Soldier can also be upgraded with the following perks:
The Gunsmith can reforge this weapon, changing its available upgrades but resetting any progression or ascension.
To reforge, equip this weapon and speak to the Gunsmith.
Increases the Attack value of this weapon to the highest available in Year 1.
For smooth engagement in close quarters.
Enhanced target acquisition.
Enhances handling, range, and recoil control.
Ranged Lens RLR5
Superb effective range.
Heavy, with poor recoil control.
Ranged Lens RLS3
Good effective range and recoil control.
Heavy and slow.
Focus Lens FLA5
Long range, with enhanced target acquisition.
A lightweight design, good for recoil control.
Improved accuracy while airborne.
Rapidly landing precision hits will return one round to the magazine.
Readying this weapon grants a brief period of bonus accuracy.
This weapon's magazine will be refilled whenever you unleash your Super.
Kills with this weapon grant a brief boost to the sprint's top speed.
Reduces the severity of this weapon's recoil.
This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
High Caliber Rounds
Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling.
Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.
Armor Piercing Rounds
These iridium-core rounds overpenetrate targets.
Their mass slows down weapon handling.
Volatile payload explodes on impact, dealing a portion of the weapon's damage in an area.
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Increased Magazine Size
Increased Range and Stability
Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size
This weapon gains better target acquisition.
Army of One
Quick unassisted kills with this weapon reduce grenade and melee cooldown.
Precision kills with this weapon dramatically increase reload speed.
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Causing damage with this weapon increases its stability.
Precision kills with this weapon cause the target to explode.
Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon's sights.
Spray and Play
Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.