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How to unlock the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Rifle in Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen

Find out how you can get your hands on the powerful Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Scout Rifle in Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen.

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Bungie has already made a few massive weapons available early on in Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen. The Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Rifle is the newest gun, and we’ll show you how to obtain it.

Between Weekly Challenges, new Strikes, and much more, Destiny 2 players have had a lot to get their hands on with Season of the Chosen. Though they probably weren’t expecting to get their hands on the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Rifle so soon.

Bungie usually releases these kinds of rare quests later in the season to let people absorb all the new content. But just like the Palindrome Hand Cannon, Ticuu’s Divination, and the Hammer of Proving, Dead Man’s Tale is available now, and here’s a quick guide to make acquiring it straightforward.

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Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Scout Rifle in Season of the Chosen

As with most Exotic weapon quests, there will be a few steps that need to be undertaken first. We’ve got to find and accept the quest, be successful in each stage of the quest, and then flaunt the Exotic Rifle to celebrate.

Here’s what you’ll need to do add the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic to your collection.

1. Start the Presage Exotic Quest

To get us on our way, you’ll first need to locate and begin the Arms Dealer Strike – you can activate this from the Director. Kill the enemies in it and defeat a Phalanx boss and you should come across an Intercepted Distress Signal inside a container.

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2. Head to The Tower and find Zavala

Find Zavala in The Tower and he will give you a new quest called “The Voice on the Other Side” which has a step that leads to the Presage Quest. It’s recommended that you are a decent Power Level before attempting this quest.

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3. Presage Exotic Quest

When you reach the main destination, there will be a big door that you can’t open right away. To circumvent this, you’ll need to head to the left side, negotiate some platforms, including a BIG jump, and head in.

You will soon come across Spores that will become a big part of this quest. You need to be stood very close to them and shoot them. Doing so will empower you with a special buff that allows you to pass through some Darkness doors that would otherwise kill you.

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You’ll then need to negotiate corridors and ventilation shafts until you reach an electrically-charged barrier. You now need to get around this and keep progressing until you come to a sort of crusher mechanism.

You’ll need to take deadaim at the grates on the floor until you reveal a fuse. Shoot this and you’ll stop the crusher in the process. Quickly escape before you get turned into a fine paste.

Now that you’re safe, continue on and battle enemies outside whilst engaging in more platforming. You’ll then have another few rooms of Spore puzzling to solve before you come to the boss of this quest.

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4. The Locus of Communion Boss Fight

After a long and convoluted road to get here, you will now face the boss. He isn’t as complex as what’s come before, but the encounter will be a tough one.

The fight is centered around two different rooms, the Upper Room, and the Lower Room. The room below is a Boiler Room that contains the boss, you can’t actually go in here or the heat will kill you. So you’ll need to move around upstairs and pull several levers to cool the Boiler Room down. Once you’ve pulled them, head down and unload on him until his health depletes.

The Boiler Room will eventually kick in again, and force you out. Rinse and repeat the previous steps until you’ve defeated the boss.

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5. Claim your Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Scout Rifle

Now comes the easiest step of them all, finish up anything you’ve got left to do in this area, then head back to The Tower to meet Zavala once more.

He will reward you with Dead Man’s Tale, and you now have possession of a cool gun after a cool quest.

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So there you go. We hope this straight and to-the-point guide will help you obtain the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic.

More weapons are still to come in Season of the Chosen and we’ll be sure to give you guides on how to get them and anything else important in Destiny 2’s newest season.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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:

  1. Right next to where you collected the Orb of Flame.
  2. On top of the building at the edge of the crevasse to the East
  3. Inside the small yellow structure interior near the Fallen-infested building
  4. At the top of the Fallen-infested building
  5. On a small rooftop by the buried section to the north
  6. 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.  

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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.

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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:

  1. Clear all the minibosses at the start of the dungeon
  2. Make your way to the chamber filled with doorways and platform to the door without a symbol at the entrance
  3. Activate the hidden rune inside
  4. Visit the area packed with Hive Ogres before the Hive Totem encounter
  5. Head left from the fork, then drop down to the rocky ledge below.
  6. Find the small plate marked with runes and activate it to collect the Orb of Flame.
  7. Return to the fork, and then take the right path this time.
  8. 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.

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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.

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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 OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourWeek FiveWeek SixWeek 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.

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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 
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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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