The Hawkmoon is one of the most powerful and desired weapons in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. So we have a full guide on how you can obtain the Hawkmoon to make it yours.
Despite being announced early on in Beyond Light’s lifecycle, the Hawkmoon actually took quite a while to turn up. But the powerful weapon is very much in the game and it’s well-worth earning.
To do this, you’ll have to go through many steps to get there. But if you are able to succeed in your mission to obtain it, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent Exotic Handcannon at the end of it.
Hawkmoon Exotic Handcannon
Originally appearing as an option in the first Destiny, the Hawkmoon was a popular handcannon and fans have been asking Bungie to bring it back in Destiny 2.
Well, those prayers have been answered as it is now in Beyond Light, although you will need the Season Pass to access it.
Here’s the long road to get the Hawkmoon.
As The Crow Flies mission
Your first goal is to trigger the “As The Crow Flies” quest. To do this, you must have a conversation with Spider, and this means traveling to Tangled Shore and accepting the quest.
Finding the five feathers
The quest simply starts off by having you collect feathers. These are special paracausal feathers that light up with a yellow glow. Now for their locations.
An easy one to start, simply head outside of Spider’s Lair and it should be sitting on a container near the exit. Collect it and return it to Spider.
Now it’s time to explore as you’ll need to go to the EDZ and make your way to The Sludge spawn. There is a building that gives a perfect vantage point of the entrance to the Hallowed Grove Lost Sector, head up there and you’ll find the feather resting on the ground.
Again, you need to travel but this time to the Cosmodrome. You’ll need to access it from The Steppes landing area. As soon as you’ve arrived here, turn around to look at a solid, concrete pillar. The feather is actually just at the top of the pillar. Simply climb up and number three is now yours.
For this one, you’ll need to make your way to the entrance of the Blind Well, accessed via the Dreaming City. Once you see the big gates, head to the left side of them and you’ll see the feather lying on a wall. Take it. One to go.
Naturally, they save the most difficult for last. For the final feather, you’ll need to make your way to the Shrine of Oryx. Go to the spawn point where you find Eris Morn. Keep going through the Moon Tunnels and arrive at the Shrine. make your way to the other side of the room and our final feather is by the stairs.
Head back to Spider’s place
Now that you’re back where it all started, take the feathers and talk with the Crow. He will now give you your next task, completing the Let Loose Thy Talons Quest.
Completing Let Loose Thy Talons & Cry From Beyond
In order to complete your main mission, you’ll also need to complete a little side mission called Cry From Beyond located in the EDZ. It’s a fairly simple quest that results in you getting part of the Hawkmoon.
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Once the mission is done, head back to the Crow, talk to him, and he’ll set you on your way to the next step.
50 Orbs of Power
With the Hawkmoon effigy now in your possession, it needs power. So Crow tasks you with accumulating 50 orbs. To do this you’ll need to use Masterwork weapons and head to a good Lost Sector packed with enemies you can easily demolish. You need 50 points in total (1 point per orb) and you get one for getting a double kill with a Masterworked weapon, and another for picking up the orb you’ve created as a result.
Talk to Crow again
Return to him after you’ve successfully completed the orb task and he’ll give you yet-another objective.
EDZ & Crow
Now it’s time for the Crow to take you on a tour of his home, during which you’ll be collecting more feathers. Don’t worry though as these aren’t hidden and are basically gift-wrapped for you to claim. Keep going and defeat the boss at the end of your adventure, then speak to Crow again.
Defeat Champions or Guardians
Comfortably the most time-consuming and difficult task of them all. It’s entirely up to you which route you choose to go down, but in any event, one of them will need to be done. Once you’ve killed a certain amount of these and fulfilled the requirements, it’s now time to retrieve your prize…kind of.
Finishing the Hawkmoon
Once more, head to The Sludge in the EDZ and you’ll need to do a couple of small tasks and collect some more feathers. When that’s done, you will have one final boss to vanquish. Do that and the Hawkmoon will finally be yours to keep forever.
As we said, it’s not the easiest Exotic Weapon in the world to acquire, but it’s a rare Exotic for a reason. Follow our guide, have some patience, and the Hawkmoon handcannon will be yours.
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How to unlock Destiny 2 Heir Apparent Exotic Catalyst in Guardian Games
Instead of a new Exotic for Destiny 2’s Guardian Games, Bungie has made a Catalyst version of the Heir Apparent, and here’s how to unlock it.
It’s time to get stuck into the 2021 Guardian Games with Destiny 2 players fighting for not only class supremacy, but also a chance to earn the Heir Apparent Exotic Catalyst.
Bungie has brought back the Guardian Games for a second year to incite heated competition between Destiny’s three classes. Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks will be duking it out for several weeks to see who is the dominant class.
As well as medals that contribute towards your classes’ overall score, players will also be able to earn a Catalyst version of last year’s Heir Apparent Exotic Machine Gun. The improved stats make it a more than enticing option to use going forward, and we have all the details to unlock it.
How to obtain original Heir Apparent in Destiny 2
If you were unable to obtain the Heir Apparent last year in Destiny 2, the good news is that you will still be able to obtain it. Bear in mind that you cannot acquire the Mastercrafted Catalyst version without the original Heir Apparent gun.
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At the time of writing, the data for the Catalyst has been data mined, and it confirms that the Heir Apparent is obtainable via a quest.
At this stage, we aren’t sure of the quest or the requirements for it, but we will update the page once we know something more official.
Unlocking the Heir Apparent Catalyst in Season of the Chosen
There seem to be several ways you can go about getting your hands on the super-duper version of the base weapon.
Here are the reported requirements:
- Earn (50) points by obtaining medals. Higher tier medals are worth more points
- Complete (3) Contender Cards (these are purchased from Eva and have objectives for different activities, Trials, Nightfalls, Strikes, Gambit and Crucible)
- Collect (90) Competitive Spirit by getting kills with Machine Guns in the Daily Focus playlist. Precision blows grant bonus progress
- 700 total kills, which sounds like a lot until you take this thing into Altars of Sorrow
It should be noted that this will probably only be obtainable during the 2021 Guardian Games.
Whether this is a weapon you will use regularly or just something to add to your collection, the limited window should increase the sense of urgency. Time is ticking until Season 14 gets underway and players are eagerly awaiting the return of the Vault of Glass.
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How to get Destiny 2’s Xenophage assault rifle
The Xenophage is an extremely impressive Exotic Weapon that you can collect by completing a quest in Destiny 2.
Wondering how to get the powerful Xenophage rifle in Destiny 2? Here’s how.
Destiny 2 has a ton of cool weapons to choose from before jumping into battle. The Xenophage Exotic machine gun is a great choice because of its accuracy, along with its explosive rounds that will annihilate your enemies.
If you want to get your hands on this powerful weapon, then you’ll need to complete an Exotic quest that requires you to solve puzzles and complete certain tasks. Here’s how you can get the Xenophage Exotic in Season of the Chosen.
How to start the Xenophage Exotic quest
If you want to start this Destiny 2 Exotic quest, then you’ll need to visit the Red Keep room where you saw Eris when completing her Memory quests. From there, you’ll have to make your way towards a puzzle that you need to solve.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Land at Sorrow’s Harbor, and move north into the Red Keep
- Head left from the green crystal, and continue until you approach a small path on the right wall leading upward
- When you enter the main room, light the statues in the correct order (front right, back left, back right, front left)
- Loot the chest in the middle of the area to claim The Journey
Light all six lanterns at The Anchor of Light
You’ll then have to go east of the main southern landing zone at the Anchor of Light portion of the Moon. Once you’re there, collect the orb of flame from the Fallen-infested building.
This orb must be used to light lanterns at six different spots within one minute. Luckily, your timer will reset every time you light one in the correct order, which is the following:
- Right next to where you collected the Orb of Flame.
- On top of the building at the edge of the crevasse to the East
- Inside the small yellow structure interior near the Fallen-infested building
- At the top of the Fallen-infested building
- On a small rooftop by the buried section to the north
- On top of the large round structure over the green pit in the middle of the map
After all six lanterns have been lit in the correct order, you must insert the orb in the small Hive spire near the site where you grabbed the orb.
Where to find all four path fragments
Now, you’ll have to complete all four Lost Sectors on the Moon, and successfully get through Hive rune puzzles at the end of each one. You can find these puzzles in the exit paths for the Lost Sectors.
These consist of nine grids of runes, and shooting one will change all of the symbols in the rune’s row and column. You’ll need to match every rune in the grid with the symbol above the grid. We’ve listed the correct order below:
- K1 Communion: 7, 9, 2, 2
- K1 Revelation: 6, 4, 5, 5, 4, 8, 5, 2
- K1 Logistics: 1, 7, 6, 5
- K1 Crew Quarters: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8
Once you’ve line up all the runes, chests will spawn that you can loot to collect all four path fragments.
The Pit of Heresy
This next step will require you to complete various activities within the Pit of Heresy dungeon, including activating a hidden rune, lighting fires, and winning a boss fight. You’ll already have reached 970 PL beforehand, so you can get these done quickly.
Here’s how you can complete the Pit of Heresy:
- Clear all the minibosses at the start of the dungeon
- Make your way to the chamber filled with doorways and platform to the door without a symbol at the entrance
- Activate the hidden rune inside
- Visit the area packed with Hive Ogres before the Hive Totem encounter
- Head left from the fork, then drop down to the rocky ledge below.
- Find the small plate marked with runes and activate it to collect the Orb of Flame.
- Return to the fork, and then take the right path this time.
- Find the sealed door with two braziers on either side, and use the Orb of Flame to light both
This will then open up a door that leads to a boss fight. This enemy is PL 970, so be ready for a dangerous battle. You won’t be able to hurt the boss initially, and you’ll need to do some tasks before that opportunity comes.
You’ll receive a random buff, and you must check it to see where you need to place the Orb of Light. Once you’ve put it in the correct spot in the arena, you’ll gain a Vengeance buff that allows you to hurt the enemy for 25 seconds.
Here’s where to place the orbs:
- Abyssal Dread: Upper Arena – Far left
- Thunderous Dread: Lower Arena – Front left
- Fiery Dread: Lower Arena – Far right
- Neutral Dread: Upper Arena – Front right
Just keep checking your buff, then collect the Orb of Flame and place it in the matching locations. You’ll then have the opportunity to shoot the boss with the matching elemental damage type. Just keep repeating it until you defeat the boss.
Once the enemy has been defeated, you can finally collect the Xenophage Machine Gun for yourself! Now you can go cause some serious pain to your opponents the next time you jump into a match of Destiny 2.
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How to complete Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Week 10 Challenges
The final week of Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen challenges are upon us. Find out what Guardians will need to do in Week Ten.
The final set of tasks for eager Guardians have arrived in Destiny 2. Season of the Chosen’s Week 10 challenges are the last ones, and it’s standard fare for players.
We have reached the end of the road for Season 13’s Weekly Challenges as the tenth and final week of them is finally here. For nine weeks, Destiny 2 players have had to kill a variety of enemies across various modes as well as many other feats to earn cool rewards. This will be the final test for Guardians.
As usual, if you want to see all the weekly challenges there have been so far, then you can see them all here: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week Five, Week Six, Week Seven, and Week Eight, Week Nine.
Week Ten’s Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Challenges were leaked early by Reddit user Parisito1234 and they were able to provide the information.
The Week Ten challenges are now live.
Season of the Chosen Week Ten Challenges
If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst you’re playing Destiny 2, you can find the challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.
Here’s the complete list of the Season of the Chosen Week Ten challenges:
- …The Harder They Fall – Defeat (20) Elite or Boss Cabal in the Proving Grounds strike
- Explosive Conclusions – Use a Rocket Launcher or grenades to defeat combatants anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating them and for defeating Cabal
- Lenses in Focus – Go to the Prismatic Recaster and discover how to unlock (15) more lenses
- In Your Element – Defeat (80) Guardians in the Iron Banner with Elemental takedowns. Earn bonus progress for Stasis takedowns
- Warrior from Beyond – In strikes, defeat combatants with elemental final blows. Earn bonus progress by defeating combatants with Stasis
Time is definitely of the essence now. Make sure you get all the challenges done, and don’t miss out on the XP or rewards for doing so.
The challenges are all retroactive and will be available throughout the season’s duration. Also, find out how to get your hands on the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Rifle and Bell of Conquests Seasonal Artifact in Destiny 2.
That’s all for this week’s Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Seasonal Challenges. Stay tuned for more information as Season of the Chosen draws to a close, and we get new details on Destiny 2 Season 14.
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