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How to unlock Duality in Destiny 2 Beyond Light: Exotic shotgun guide

Published: 11/Nov/2020 7:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Destiny 2: Beyond Light has introduced many new bits and pieces, including a new Exotic shotgun named Duality, but if you want to unlock it, you’ll need to know how and why.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is the third major expansion added to the game, and it has been a revolution in many ways. It’s brought about a wealth of new content, including places, quests, gear, and of course, weapons.

However, an Exotic shotgun named Duality has been drawing lots of attention, and for a good reason. It looks fantastic and packs a punch. But there’s a small catch. It’s not available to everyone, at least not immediately, although it can be too.

If you want to know how to unlock it and why you should, we’ve got you covered.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Duality Exotic shotgun
Like most Exotic weapons, Duality looks great and is extremely powerful.

How to get the Duality Exotic Shotgun

Destiny 2: Beyond Light has many things that can be unlocked, and some of them are harder than others. Fortunately, unlocking the Duality Exotic shotgun is a piece of cake.

First of all, you can purchase the premium battle pass and unlock it immediately. You’ll also get the Wild Hunt armor set and a 20 percent experience boost.

If you’d rather not spend a dime, you can unlock it via the standard battle pass. However, you’ll have to grind it out until you hit Rank 35, which can take a bit of time. Still, it should be pretty straightforward.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Duality Exotic shotgun
Duality is a part of the both the premium and standard battle pass.

Duality perks

The Duality Exotic shotgun comes equipped with incredible two perks. The first one is called ‘Compression Chamber’, and the second one is called ‘On Black Wings.’ Here’s a quick summary of them both:

  • Compression Chamber lets you alternate how the shotgun shoots. If you’re hip firing, it will shoot pellets in a spread. However, if you’re aiming down the sights, it will fire a slug instead.
  • On Black Wings boosts a player’s precision damage and reload speed when they kill an enemy with pellets. Then, if you land a precision hit with a slug, it will make the buff last longer.

The perks go hand in hand. Players can use them in unison to keep the buff to precision damage and reload speed active at all times. Duality already dishes out a substantial amount of base damage, but the constant buff makes it even better.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Duality Exotic shotgun
The Duality Exotic shotgun’s perks make it incredibly strong.

How to unlock the Duality catalyst

Destiny 2 veterans will already know that catalysts can be used to upgrade Exotic weapons. Duality is no different. However, if you want to do it, you’ll need to know how. Here’s a quick summary.

  • First, visit Banshee at the Tower.
  • Then, you’ll need to earn 300 points from Gambit and Crucible wins or by completing Nightfall Ordeal at legendary difficulty and higher.
  • Finally, you’ll need to defeat 50 Guardians using the weapon, and 100 enemies with the slug shot explicitly.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light Duality Exotic shotgun
To unlock the catalyst for Duality, you’ll need to kill a bunch of enemies.

And with that, you’ll know everything you’ll need to unlock the Duality Exotic shotgun and how to upgrade it. But perhaps most importantly, understanding the perks will help you realize what makes it so good.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light has only just begun, but it’s already proven to be a smash-hit among fans and critics alike.

If you’re interested in learning more about the game,  we’ve got an awesome Europa map guide, a wrap of the Crux Convergence Public Event, and how to unlock another Exotic weapon.


Destiny 2 players outraged over Beyond Light’s “weak” new Raid Exotic

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:30

by Julian Young


Destiny 2 players love powerful gear, and with several new exotic weapons released in Beyond Light there are plenty of exciting items to acquire. However, one new weapon – exotic rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow – is severely underperforming, and fans aren’t happy.

In any Destiny 2 expansion, the main attraction for most players is new gear. In Beyond Light, there have been plenty of new weapons and armor pieces to chase despite a portion of the game’s older inventory being sunset.

The new expansion introduced several exotics, including the rocket launcher Eyes of Tomorrow. The weapon’s unique perks allow it to fire rockets at multiple targets, and increase the weapon’s damage if enough enemies are eliminated in a single volley.

Unlocked by the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Guardians have gotten their hands on the weapon and tested it out themselves. After spending some time with the rocket launcher, the community discovered the weapon is not as powerful as they originally believed.

Destiny 2 Eyes of Tomorrow Exotic
Players are feeling underwhelmed by Destiny 2’s new exotic rocket launcher.

Eyes of Tomorrow underwhelms

In separate Reddit posts – one on r/DestinyTheGame and the other on r/RaidSecrets – players have identified at least two areas where Eyes of Tomorrow is severely underperforming.

In the first post, ‘u/out_of_phase44’ describes how after receiving the rocket launcher and feeling it was underpowered, they took it into several activities to perform some testing.

Eyes of Tomorrow’s Deceptively Low DPS from DestinyTheGame

After testing, they noticed the launcher “seems to have an arbitrary ~50% damage reduction against raid bosses.”

By comparing the launcher’s DPS against One Thousand Voices – an exotic introduced in Forsaken’s Last Wish raid – they discovered the new launcher is extremely underpowered compared to its counterpart.

Destiny 2 One Thousand Voices Exotic
Eyes of Tomorrow seems to be severely outclassed by other exotics, like Forsaken’s One Thousand Voices.

In the second post, user ‘u/KuaiBan’ had a similar feeling about Eyes of Tomorrow after acquiring it, and decided to do some testing in Lost Sectors and Master Nightfalls. They tested the launcher against another exotic – the Xenophage machine gun – and had similar findings.

Eyes of Tomorrow bugged, dealing massively reduced damage in Nightfall Ordeals from raidsecrets

u/KuaiBan discovered the exotic is also experiencing reduced damage within the game’s Nightfalls, saying “After the tests, I have to conclude that Eyes of Tomorrow is acting weird in Master Nightfalls, dealing massively reduced damage for some reason.”

They went on to say that after some additional testing, Eyes of Tomorrow is being outperformed by several legendary rocket launchers as well.

Both users concluded that the new exotic is badly outclassed by both equal and lesser-quality gear in Raid and Nightfall activities.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Exotic
Bungie has yet to confirm whether they will buff Eyes of Tomorrow like they have with other underperforming exotics, like the Xenophage machine gun.

Bug or intended behavior?

At the time of writing, Bungie has not officially responded to either Reddit thread. Players have yet to receive confirmation that the reduced damage output is intended or simply a bug that needs to be fixed.

Regardless of the root cause, the Destiny 2 community voiced their frustration loudly in the comments sections of both posts.

Responses like “God Bungie really knows how to ruin hype, don’t they,” and “I love this game . . . but I absolutely f**king hate this type of bulls**t they do,” were found frequently in the comments of both posts.

Destiny 2 players will need to wait for an response from Bungie on whether Eyes of Tomorrow is bugged or functioning as intended. Guardians should keep an eye on Bungie social media and the two Reddit threads for updates.