The Last Word Hand Cannon is an extremely powerful Destiny 2 weapon, and here’s everything you need to know about unlocking it, including the Exotic Cipher and Ascendant Shards locations.
When you hop into Destiny 2, you’ll need to be properly geared up for some challenging battles. The good news is that the game features a wide selection of powerful weapons to choose from.
The Last Word Hand Cannon is an Exotic weapon that boasts a full-auto fire rate and increased hip-fire capabilities. If you want to get your hands on this gun, then this guide has you covered.
- How to craft the The Last Word in Destiny 2
- How to collect Destiny 2 Exotic Ciphers
- How to collect Destiny 2 Ascendant Shards
How to craft the The Last Word in Destiny 2
You can only get the Destiny 2 Last Word Hand Cannon from the Monument to Lost Lights weapon vault in the Tower. This vendor is located on the far right side of the Courtyard landing zone.
In order to craft the weapon, you’ll need the following materials:
- 1x Exotic Cipher
- 125,000 Glimmer
- 200 Etheric Spiral
- 1x Ascendant Shard
You can obtain Glimmers easily, and Etheric Spirals are given as rewards for every bounty you complete for Spider at The Tangled Shore. You can find both Exotic Ciphers and the Ascendant Shards prevent more of a challenge.
However, Exotic Ciphers and Ascendant Shards are a bit more difficult to acquire, and we’ll go over everything you need to know about collecting them.
How to collect Destiny 2 Exotic Ciphers
You can obtain Exotic Ciphers by either reaching rank 55 in the current Season Pass or purchasing them from Xur the merchant. You can still receive them as a seasonal rank reward even if you don’t have the Season Pass.
If you’ve already collected a seasonal cipher previously, you’ll need to complete Xur’s Xenology quest to earn another. This requires you to complete 21 strikes, or win matches in the Crucible or Gambit.
How to collect Destiny 2 Ascendant Shards
If you already have the paid Season Pass then you’ll get Ascendant Shards after reaching season ranks 80, 85, and 94. Alternatively, you can also purchase Shards from either Banshee-44 or Ada-1.
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Here’s the general cost for each Shard:
- 10 Enhancement Prisms
- 100 planetary materials
- 50,000 Glimmer
It’s worth keeping in mind that the planetary materials required for these Shards are random and change depending on the day. If you’re still on the hunt, then you’ll have a few different options for unlocking Ascendant Shards.
You can either complete platinum runs of Grandmaster Nightfall Strikes, make a flawless run in Trials of Osiris, or reach 10,000 reputation with either Zavala, Lord Shaxx, the Drifter, or Saint-14.
Once you’ve gathered everything you need, simply head back to The Monument to Lost Lights to collect the Last Word Hand Cannon. You can now use this weapon to cause some serious pain to your enemies.
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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: May 20
The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of May 20. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.
Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of May 20 has to offer.
Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for May 20 are now available to see.
One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.
One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2, the Witch Queen update.
What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for May 20 in Destiny 2?
The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map on Fridays at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT.
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The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.
Trials of Osiris May 20 map
The map that players fight on changes each week, keeping things fresh and exciting for players. Here is the Trials of Osiris map for the week starting May 20 in Destiny 2:
- Endless Vale
Trials of Osiris May 20 rewards
Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for this week:
- Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
- Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes for each rank reset)
- Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
- Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes for each rank reset)
- Flawless Reward: Aisha’s Embrace (Adept)
To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.
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It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.
- Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
- Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)
So, there you have it, that’s all the information you’ll need for this week’s Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris, make sure you try your best to get after these rewards, as they can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!
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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: May 20 – 24
Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.
You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.
You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.
Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2
Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week. Currently, Xur can be found in the Arcadian Valley, in the Nessus.
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Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.
Xur’s May 20 – 24 items in Destiny 2
You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:
- Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
- Xenology quest: Free
- Telesto – Fusion Rifle: 29 Legendary Shards
- Gemini Jester – Leg Armor: 23 Legendary Shards
- Actium War Rig – Chest Armor: 23 Legendary Shards
- Verity’s Brow – Helmet: 23 Legendary Shards
- Hawkmoon – Hand Cannon: 200 Legendary Shards
- Dead Man’s Tale – Scout Rifle: 200 Legendary Shards
Legendary Weapons & Armor
- Long Shadow – Sniper Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
- Seventh Seraph SAW – Machine Gun: 50 Legendary Shards
- Seventh Sereph S1-2- Sidearm: 50 Legendary Shards
- Whispering Slab – Bow: 50 Legendary Shards
- Widow’s Bite – Sniper Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
- Royal Entry – Rocket Launcher: 50 Legendary Shards
- Eternal Blazon – Scout Rifle: 50 Legendary Shards
- Holdfast armor set
This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items.
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You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.
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Every Destiny 2 DLC and Expansion: Full list
Here’s every Destiny 2 DLC and Expansion since the game launched in 2017, from the Curse of Osiris to 2022’s The Witch Queen.
Bungie’s live-service epic Destiny 2 has been supported for almost five years, so we have the full list of every DLC and Expansion released so far, from the Curse of Osiris to the Witch Queen.
For FPS fans looking to engage in a deep and sprawling sci-fi story, look no further than Destiny 2. First released back in 2017, Destiny 2 is now in its 16th season, with two more major Expansions still to come.
All of this new content means that older Expansions and areas are retired, so it’s difficult to keep track of all the DLC. We’re looking back through Destiny 2’s history, listing all of Destiny 2’s paid expansions in chronological order.
Curse of Osiris – December 2017
Curse of Osiris was Destiny 2’s first Expansion pack, arriving on December 5, 2017, and brought players to the planet Mercury for the first time.
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This DLC Expansion included the Eater of Worlds Raid and the Infinite Forest, a procedurally generated area that allowed players to visit simulations of Mercury’s past, present, and future.
Curse of Osiris received mixed reviews and is widely considered Destiny 2’s most disappointing DLC drop.
Warmind – May 2018
Releasing on May 8, 2018, Warmind was Destiny 2’s second Expansion and the final piece of Year One content.
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Warmind brought Destiny 2 players back to Mars but introduced an area that Destiny 1 players hadn’t seen before – Hellas Basin. Guardians had to contend with the awakened Hive Army and also saw the return of Warmind Rasputin from the original game.
The Warmind Expansion also introduced the Valor and Glory ranking system, as well as Escalation Protocol, where players had to defend towers from waves of Hive.
Forsaken – September 2018
Destiny 2 Year Two was kicked off by September 2018’s Forsaken, which introduced the yearly seasonal content that Bungie continues to this day.
Forsaken was arguably a turning point for Destiny 2, introducing a ton of mechanics that shaped the game going forward. It marked the arrival of the Bow, the Gambit PvPvE mode, the Last Wish Raid, Breakthrough mode, and The Shattered Throne Dungeon.
Forsaken contained three more Seasons, which you can check out below:
- Season of the Outlaw (launch)
- Season of the Forge (December 4, 2018)
- Season of the Drifter (March 5, 2019)
- Season of the Opulence (June 4, 2019)
Shadowkeep – October 2019
Continuing with the Season model, Destiny 2 introduced the Shadowkeep Expansion on October 1, 2019. Shadowkeep kicked off Year 3 and had players visit the Moon, which long-time Guardians would recognize from the original.
Although introducing the Festering Core and Scarlet Keep Strikes, Garden of Salvation Raid, and Pit of Heresy Dungeon, the most dramatic change Shadowkeep was the Armor 2.0 system. This allowed Guardians to upgrade their armor as they saw fit, removing the need to wear armor they didn’t like just for better stats.
Here are all of Destiny 2 Shadowkeep’s Seasons:
- Season of the Undying (launch)
- Season of Dawn (December 10, 2019)
- Season of the Worthy (March 10, 2020)
- Season of Arrivals (June 9, 2020)
Beyond Light – November 2020
Destiny 2’s fifth Expansion, Beyond Light, was released on November 10, 2020, and marked Year Four.
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Beyond Light took Guardians to the icy Europa, Jupiter’s closest moon. This was when Destiny 2 first went free-to-play and vaulted Titan, Io, Mars, Mercury, and Leviathan to stop the game from getting too big. These locations were removed with the possibility that they’ll be revamped and added back at a later date.
Plus, Destiny 1’s fan-favorite Vault of Glass Raid was remastered and hit Destiny 2 during May’s Season of the Splicer. Here are all of Beyond Light’s Seasons:
- Season of the Hunt (launch)
- Season of the Chosen (February 9, 2021)
- Season of the Splicer (May 11, 2021)
- Season of the Lost (August 24, 2021)
Bungie 30th Anniversary Event – December 2021
Bungie celebrated their 30th Anniversary Event inside Destiny 2, offering players some Halo-inspired cosmetics as well as the Grasp of Avarice three-player Raid.
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While nowhere as big as the other Expansions and seasons, it kept players tiding over while The Witch Queen was delayed until February 2022.
The Witch Queen – February 2022
February 2022’s The Witch Queen is one of the biggest Expansions Destiny 2 has received yet.
Launching with a highly-rated campaign, The Witch Queen brought the Witch Queen’s Throne World, the new Vow of Disciple Raid race, weapon crafting, and Glaive Exotics.
The Witch Queen launched with Season of the Risen, while the rest of the Expansions are still known as “Season of the [Redacted]” until they’re officially revealed.
Lightfall & The Final Shape – TBA
Destiny 2 is still to receive the Lightfall and The Final Shape Expansions, likely in 2023 and 2024. We don’t know what this DLC will entail, but Bungie revealed that “The Light and Darkness saga will come to a dramatic conclusion in Destiny 2: The Final Shape.”
The Light and Darkness saga will come to a dramatic conclusion in Destiny 2: The Final Shape.— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) August 24, 2021
Make no mistake. Destiny 2 will continue beyond. pic.twitter.com/LwA14MIq0e
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