Lincoln Green is one of the many Earth-made AK-like kinetic weapons that will grace the first few hours of your Destiny 2 experience. Since this particular kinetic Pulse Rifle is a Legendary-tier weapon, it can serve you well even later on, as long as you keep one big caveat in mind.
The biggest issue with Lincoln Green in Destiny 2 is that it's a Year 1 weapon. For the uninitiated, that means it cannot take the latest weapon mods, its Masterworking is vastly different, and - most importantly - it cannot roll random Perks. That's not to say it's not a potent weapon, but it's far from optimal.
How to get Lincoln Green in Destiny 2?
Being a fixed Year 1 roll, Lincoln Green can be readily claimed from your Collections, if you've previously unlocked it in some way. For those who are new to the game and who cannot make sense of Destiny 2's verbiage, you're going to want to go to the first Patrol Area, the European Dead Zone, and speak to Devrim Kay, the local vendor.
If you keep investing Dusklight Shards, completing Patrols, Adventures, and Kay's Bounties, he's going to keep awarding you special Engrams that contain Earth-made equipment. This, of course, includes Lincoln Green. Alternatively, if you rank up 10 times with Devrim, you're going to unlock the rightmost equipment slot in his inventory, where weapons rotate on a weekly basis. Lincoln Green can appear there, too.
Is Lincoln Green worth using?
If you're okay with not using the best weapons available, Lincoln Green is a viable workhorse kinetic. Since it's a Rapid-Fire weapon, expect to be shooting bursts in practically full-auto, and its Quickdraw perk will allow you to pair it with a close-quarters weapon such as an SMG, a Sidearm, or a Shotgun, and still be able to pull your Pulse out quickly.
The weapon offers three different optical devices, your choice of which will depend mostly on personal preference and range of engagement, and you can opt for either Steady Rounds or Alloy Magazine, depending on whether you want to feel less recoil or reload faster, respectively.
For those who might be wondering, Lincoln Green does not compare favorably to the likes of Blast Furnace, but the gun is more than capable enough for casual Strikes, Patrols, and even lower-tier Nightfall and Raid activities. If you think it's neat, we say go for it.