How To Start Destiny 2’s Lumina Exotic Hand Cannon Quest, Now Live

The rollout of new content in Destiny 2‘s Season of Opulence continues today with the next chapter in the Thorn-Last Word storyline. Another Exotic hand cannon, this one called Lumina, is now available in the game for Annual Pass owners. Here’s what you need to know and how to start the quest.

Lumina is a hand cannon that, as the trailer below shows, both damages enemies and can be used to heal teammates, which would set it apart from any other weapon in the game. It’s possible that, to get it, you’ll need to have previously completed the Thorn questline. When you first log in after the latest weekly reset, you’ll know you’re on the right track if you’re presented with a message teasing that you should return to a clifftop in relation to the man with the golden gun; it’s referred to as the “same place as before.”

A Message From Shin Malphur — Head To EDZ

To get started, you’ll want to head to the EDZ and work your way through the Salt Mines, located just north of Trostland. You’ll come upon a Fallen transponder that transmats you to the next area. From there, make your way to the end of the path and hug the ledge; you’ll see an opening with various abandoned camps. There, you’ll find a chest you need to open. Once you’ve completed that step, you’ll need to proceed through a series of additional quest steps to obtain the new Exotic.

Visit The Original Thorn’s Location (System Positioning Device)

The Exotic quests step you receive–A Fateful Gift–tells you to “identify the location of the original Thorn using your system positioning device.” You’ll have an item called a System Positioning Device in your Triumphs; hover over this to see where you need to head. Based on what we’ve already seen, this location will move, possibly on the hour. One example we were told to visit is Excavation Site 2 on Io.

Head to the designated area and search for a chest. It won’t be marked on your radar, but when you’re close, your Ghost will notify you in the upper-right corner of the screen, like when you’re near an item that can be scanned.

Bearer Of Evils Past — Generate Orbs Of Light

Next up is a quest step that asks you generate 250 Orbs of Light. That sounds like a lot, but thankfully the Orbs generated by your teammates count toward your progress. That makes an activity like Reckoning ideal; you can potentially complete this objective in a single go. Make sure to use a Masterworked gun to speed things up even further.

Rose Revealed

At this point, you get the Legendary hand cannon Rose, as well as three Legendary quest steps found in your Pursuits. These are all available to you simultaneously. You don’t need to use Rose to complete these:

Defend The Light — Kills Without Reloading

Defend the Light asks you to get 100 “streaks,” which are achieved by killing multiple enemies in a row without reloading your weapon.

Face The Hordes — Blind Well, Black Armory Forge, And Escalation Protocol Completions

One of the other two steps at this point involves completing encounters at the Blind Well (in the Dreaming City), Black Armory Forges (scattered around, including the EDZ and Nessus), or Escalation Protocol (Mars). Any of these will do, so take your pick and knock it out.

Score 50k In A Nightfall

The last of these tasks sends you to the Nightfall, where you must score at least 50,000. Moving quickly will help, as will avoiding death. You can use a challenge card from Xur to add modifiers that will increase the multiplier on your score; we used the Solar Singe and a 175 Power level handicap, giving us a 2.15x multiplier.

Dataminers have allegedly uncovered all of the steps and shared them on Reddit. As the questline only debuted a short time ago, we’re still working our way through it and waiting to find out if the datamined steps are correct or were missing anything. We’ll report back with additional information as it becomes available.

In terms of backstory, this gun is the original Thorn, and you’re now being tasked with cleaning it of the Hive corruption that caused Dredgen Yor to turn evil. It’s tied to a long-running story that’s actually quite fascinating, and among the best lore to be found in Destiny.

from GameSpot – Game News

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