Destiny 2 Weekend Summary – Xur, News, and More! (11/23/18)

Xûr is located at the Winding Cove on EDZ. Read below for news, activity details, and more.

Reminder: This is the final week of Season 4. Season of the Forge begins next week, Nov 27! Clan ranks will also reset at the start of Season of the Forge. Players have until the season transition on November 27 to achieve Clan Rank 6 and unlock the clan staff from Season of the Outlaw. When Season of the Forge goes live, all clans will reset to Clan Rank 1.


XÛR, AGENT OF THE NINE

Departs: Tuesday, Nov 27 @ 9AM PST

Location: Winding Cove, EDZ

All Exotic Items Available 

Armamentarium – Titan Chest Armor (23 LS)

Wormhusk Crown – Hunter Helmet (23 LS)

Karnstein Armlets – Warlock Gauntlets (23 LS)

SUROS Regime – Auto RIfle (Kinetic) (29 LS)

Five of Swords (Legendary Challenge Card for Nightfall) – Enables modifiers in Nightfall strikes on Prestige difficulty. More challenging modifiers apply larger score multipliers. This will replace a Rare Challenge Card in your inventory. (Free Item)

More Info/Links

Xûr Mega-thread on Reddit

View Location at whereisxur.com

Destiny 2 Forsaken. Xur Location/Loot. TRIPLE INFAMY! November 23, 2018. Where is Xur 11-23-2018? by Mesa Sean


GAMBIT INFAMY EVENT

Earn triple infamy in Gambit until the weekly reset!

Starts: Tuesday, November 23 @ 9AM PST

Ends: Tuesday, November 27 @ 9AM PST


SEASON OF THE FORGE, AND BEYOND

Season 5: Season of the Forge begins November 27

Info directly from Bungie blog post: With the Thunderlord in play at the end of the trail, the Season of the Outlaw has revealed its very last mystery. If you’ve fought your way from Cayde through the raid, we’ve loved having you along for the ride. The time has come to begin a new conversation about how the Destiny endgame will continue to thrive in the months to come.

As announced last week, Season of the Forge will begin on November 27, 2018. On the day it arrives, we’re planning to release a brand new ViDoc and a full gameplay calendar to illustrate what awaits your Guardian for the rest of the year. What we have planned are not the post-launch expansions you may have played in years past. Your starside journeys will span three distinct seasons that will unfold over the rest of the year.

What will each Season hold for every player of Destiny 2? How will the Annual Pass add to that experience? These are the questions we want to answer as we introduce you to a whole way to to enjoy your hobby as a Guardians with new challenges to conquer and new rewards you’ll want to add to your inventory.


About Pinnacle Weaponry

Season of the Forge is kicking off next week. With it comes a new pinnacle weapon to earn in the Crucible. Vanguard strike missions and Gambit are being added to the list of worthy pursuits with coveted trophies to be claimed. They won’t take as much of a time commitment as the Crucible reward does, but they will still require some dedication to their activities.

VANGUARD

Loaded Question—High-Impact Fusion Rifle (Arc)

  • Loaded Question’s unique perk is “Reservoir Burst: When the battery is full, your next burst deals additional damage and causes enemies to explode on death.”
  • This one went through a couple of cycles—originally it had a completely different perk that didn’t quite make the cut. We tried a version that had only a damage bonus, but damage bonuses can sometimes be hard to appreciate when you’re using a Special weapon against lower-health enemies, so explosions on kill were added to really sell the “oomph” and deal with waves of clustered enemies.

How to earn Loaded Question:

  • Pick up the quest from Zavala
  • Complete all the following objectives; you can earn progress toward these goals at the same time
      • 500 Fusion Rifle kills (in any strike or Nightfall)
      • 1000 Arc kills (in any strike or Nightfall)
      • 40 strike or Nightfall completions
  • Head back to Zavala to receive a fully Masterworked Loaded Question

GAMBIT

Breakneck—Precision Auto Rifle (Kinetic)

  • Breakneck’s unique perk is “Onslaught: This weapon’s rate of fire increases as you stack Rampage.”
  • When the plan was made to create more pinnacle weapons for a variety of activities and not just the Crucible, we had to think of something that would fit the activity. This was intended to be a workhorse for Gambit encounters, where killing large numbers of enemies very fast is the name of the game for a significant portion of it, so something with Rampage was an obvious starting point. Pinnacle weapons occupy an interesting space in the sandbox where we can take what is normally a Legendary-tier effect like Rampage and expand on that idea further. We did it with Outlaw for Desperado, and we’re doing something similar here for Rampage.

How to earn Breakneck:

  • Pick up the quest from the Drifter
  • Complete all the following objectives; you can earn progress toward these goals at the same time
      • 500 Auto Rifle kills
      • 100 Auto Rifle multikills
      • 150 challenging enemies defeated
      • 40 Gambit matches completed
  • Complete all of the objectives and head back to the Drifter to receive a fully Masterworked Breakneck

CRUCIBLE

The Mountaintop—Lightweight Grenade Launcher (Kinetic)

  • The Mountaintop’s unique perk is “Micro-Missile: This weapon fires in a straight line and has a massively increased projectile speed.”
      • In addition to the above benefits, the projectile instantly detonates on the environment instead of bouncing like a traditional grenade launcher, unless you have Sticky Grenades selected.
  • This weapon was created for a few reasons. Other than the Militia’s Birthright, we haven’t created any new Lightweight grenade launchers since Forsaken. In general, it’s a pretty underrepresented weapon type. This gave us an opportunity to explore it as a pinnacle Crucible weapon, and add more variety to the mix of what you’ll use and have used against you. The feeling of getting a direct hit for that instant kill is satisfying, so the weapon was built to support it—but to give it more options, it’s also the only Lightweight grenade launcher with Sticky Grenades, for those of you who have a more tactical approach to the Crucible.

How to earn the Mountaintop: The Quest to earn this weapon lives up to the weapon’s name. It’s going to take some dedication. We did change it up this season, so you can do some of the steps in a non-competitive playlist if you chose, but you will progress quicker by playing in the Competitive playlist. You still need to rank up your Glory score to Fabled in the end to claim the weapon.

Step 1

  • Reach Glory rank “Brave” within a season

Step 2

Each objective earns you progress per action in any playlist, and players can earn substantial bonus progress by completing these objectives in the Competitive playlist.

  • In the Crucible, earn Grenade Launcher final blows
      • 750 Total Points
          • Non-Competitive Playlists:
            • Kills: 3 Points
      • Competitive Playlist:
          • Kills: 10 points
  • Rapidly defeat groups of two or more opponents
      • 200 Total Points
          • Non-Competitive Playlists:
              • Double Plays: 2 Points
              • Subsequent Kills after Double Plays: 1 Point
          • Competitive Playlist:
              • Double Plays: 5 Points
              • Subsequent Kills after Double Plays: 2 Point
  • Earn Calculated Trajectory medals
      • 100 Total Points
          • Non-Competitive Playlists:
              • Medal Earned: 1 Points
          • Competitive Playlist:
              • Medal Earned: 4 Points

Step 3

  • Reach Glory rank “Fabled” within a season

After you reach Fabled, you can come down from the mountaintop and return to Lord Shaxx to receive… the Mountaintop.

We got a lot of feedback from players that they didn’t like splitting their progress toward the Crucible pinnacle quest. All these objectives use account wide constructs so players can complete these objectives on ANY character.

That should give you an idea of how pinnacle weapons will work in Season of the Forge. Next week, you can start earning them and see for yourself.


RECENT NEWS & UPDATES (view recent news and updates at Bungie.net)

Nov 21: This Week at Bungie – Thanks for being our Guardians

Nov 15: This Week at Bungie – Let Thunder Reign Again

Nov 08: This Week at Bungie – A Change in Seasons

Find out more details about Year Two Seasons and the Annual Pass:

Beyond Launch – Year Two Seasons and Annual Pass


Bungie Store – Black Armory Friday

Black Armory Friday on the Bungie Store begins 11/23 at 12AM PST


Cayde’s Six Comic by Bungie

Info from Bungie blog post:

Heroes may die, but their stories are forever told. And some heroes have more stories to tell than others.

Cayde-6 had a job to do, so he gathered a crew of unlikely troublemakers and headed to the Reef. The plan was to hunt Fallen Barons in the Tangled Shore. The plan was to bring outlaws to justice. Maybe the plan didn’t go so well. Or maybe it did. Depends on who you ask. After all, when someone goes looking for trouble, sometimes they find it.

Cayde’s Six—Part 1” sets the stage for a showdown between Cayde-6 and the vile Scorned Barons who, eventually, helped claim his life. But this is no eulogy. It is adventure. It is action. And it is a reminder that while a hero may be gone, he will always be remembered through the many stories that carve his legend.

“Cayde’s Six—Part 1” will be released on 11/29 in all of our supported languages. Feel free to check out our other web comics while you wait at comics.bungie.net.


Thank you for reading this post, I hope you all have a great week!

Kyber3000 🖤

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