Alongside the arrival of Destiny 2‘s next expansion, Forsaken, will be a new companion weapon to season three’s most powerful Legendary, Redrix’s Claymore. Bungie has already revealed the steps that will be required to earn it, though, and many players are not happy.
As all Guardians came to realize, season three’s Redrix’s Claymore was not an easy weapon to obtain. To nab the Pulse Rifle, players were asked to climb to the Fabled Glory rank in Competitive Crucible, which equated to participating in and winning close to 500 matches. Of course, accomplishing that daunting task wasn’t meant for everyone, so only a small percentage of Destiny 2 players actually own Redrix’s Claymore.
To compensate for this, Bungie recently announced season four will introduce Redrix’s Broadsword, a companion weapon to the Fabled Pulse Rifle. However, it appears the new gun could be more powerful than the Claymore and much easier to obtain. According to the developer’s latest post in the game’s forums, here’s how Guardians will find it:
- In the Crucible, defeat 200 opponents with Pulse Rifle final blows
- Reach Valor rank “Heroic”
- In the Crucible, earn 75 Double Plays
- In the Crucible, defeat 150 opponents with precision final blows from a Pulse Rifle
- In the Crucible, defeat 50 opponents with Arc final blows
- Defeat 50 opponents with Solar final blows
- Defeat 50 opponents with Void final blows
- Complete 25 Crucible matches in Quickplay (rotators count)
- Complete 25 Crucible matches in Competitive
- Complete 25 Crucible matches in Rumble
- Complete 20 Crucible Bounties
- Reset your Valor rank five times within a single season
While it’s encouraging to see Bungie has listened to the cries of players that weren’t willing to pour hours into finding one weapon, it has left the players that acquired season three’s gun feeling cheated. Not only will the new weapon be more powerful than the Pulse Rifle they worked hard to earn, but it will also be significantly easier to find. Many fans in the post’s comment section have expressed their frustration with the Broadsword’s eclipsing of the Claymore. However, senior multiplayer designer Kevin Yanes has already addressed the controversy, tweeting that the team didn’t want Claymore owners to feel overlooked. Players with the Fabled weapon will receive an exclusive emblem and access to Redrix’s Broadsword at Forsaken‘s launch.
While we wanted more players to experience the Outlaw+Desperado combo we didn’t want to give it away for free. Your achievement in earning Claymore is memorialized in the Triumphs and via emblem. You will also be a part of the few running around with Broadsowrd on day 1.
— Kevin Yanes (@Tocom11) August 16, 2018
Still, despite Bungie’s attempts to appease the Guardians that sunk days of play into their Fabled rank, it seems Destiny 2 might have another controversy on its hands before the fall DLC even arrives. Of course, once players get to use the new Legendary, the drama could settle down. Plus, Forsaken will bring a heap of exciting new content to the shooter, including the PvP and PvE Gambit mode, a fresh raid to conquer, and a completely new campaign.
Destiny 2 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Forsaken expansion will launch on September 4th.