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Destiny 2's Lumina Exotic Quest Leaks Before Launch

Destiny 2 will soon get a brand new exotic weapon quest: this time for a hand cannon called the Lumina. And as is the case with so many things in Destiny 2, information about the quest has leaked out ahead of schedule.

According to Bungie's own Season of Opulence roadmap, the Lumina quest is set to kick off sometime tomorrow. But dataminers digging around inside Destiny 2's files have already manage to piece together what exactly the quest entails. Game Rant is reporting that there are six steps in all, each with its own specific challenge players will have to complete. And at the end, players will be gifted with a brand new exotic hand cannon: Lumina, the sort of yin to the Thorn's yang.

We've taken a look through the quest steps ourselves, and to be honest, none seem too terribly difficult. They're mostly getting kills, completing specified activities, and doing a bit of busywork. They're going to require more of a time investment than anything, though those who are not skilled in PvP combat may have a bit of difficulty getting the required Crucible and Gambit Invader kills in Step 5.

The steps are:

  1. Locate the original Thorn hand cannon.
  2. Kill enemies without reloading.
  3. Cleanse the Rose hand cannon (presumably an early version of Lumina) by completing activities in the game.
  4. Complete the Will of the Thousands strike while destroying the void crystals found within.
  5. Defeat PvP opponents with hand cannons. Generate orbs of Light. Kill Gambit invaders. Complete a Nightfall strike with a score of at least 50,000.
  6. Knock out some PvE activities. These can be Blind Well, Escalation Protocol, or Black Armory forges.

Otherwise, it appears that the Season of Opulence has been delivering on its promise to keep fans occupied with new content and new gear to chase.

Just a few weeks back, Destiny 2 added a new quest for the exotic rocket launcher Truth, which was a fan favorite from the days of the original Destiny. And there are rumblings that another classic exotic from the first game, Bad Juju, could be making an appearance at some point during the summer. The Crown of Sorrows raid introduced in Season of Opulence appears to have impressed many players with its interesting fights and mechanics. And the Menagerie — the six-player matchmade activity introduced in Season of Opulence – is probably the best public-event style experience Bungie has released into Destiny 2 thus far.

There were concerns that Bungie would lose a step after parting ways with Activision (and losing two of its support studios in the process). So far, that doesn't seem to be the case, and that's a great sign for those looking forward to Shadowkeep, which arrives on Sept. 17.