How to unlock The Lament in Beyond Light: Destiny 2 exotic sword guide

Published: 22/Nov/2020 17:03

by Julian Young


With the first completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid in Beyond Light, several new activities have been unlocked in Destiny 2. This means that The Lament, a new exotic sword, is now obtainable. So, here’s what you need to know about finding it.

One thing that Destiny 2 players always enjoy is chasing new pieces of exciting gear. With the release of Beyond Light, Bungie already added two new exotic weapons into the game: the No Time to Explain pulse rifle and the Salvation’s Grip grenade launcher.

With Beyond Light’s raid – the Deep Stone Crypt – opening to players on November 21, the game’s community raced to complete the new activity and uncover any secrets hidden in the raid.

After the world’s first raid completion, several new activities were unlocked for players to complete. One of these pursuits is the quest to obtain a new exotic sword: The Lament.

Destiny 2 Clovis Bray Logo
The Lament’s exotic quest will have players coming face-to-face with Clovis Bray.

The Lament: exotic sword perks

The Lament is a new exotic weapon in Beyond Light. While swords used to be one of the least-used weapons in Destiny 2, in recent seasons they have been buffed substantially by Bungie and are now considered one of the top weapons in many activities.

As an exotic weapon, The Lament has been graced with some powerful perks and an intrinsic perk that makes the weapon unique:

  • Jagged Edge: increased damage at the cost of sword ammo
  • Enduring Guard: guard has maximized efficiency and high endurance, but low resistance
  • Tireless Blade: ammo is granted for every other powered kill
  • Revved Consumption: damaging a combatant heals the wielder
  • Banshee’s Wail: sword blade can be revved
    • Increases damage, shield bypass, and adds shield piercing to all attacks
    • Gain stacks when dealing damage with revved attacks
    • Additional stacks increase the damage and damage resistance of heavy attacks
Destiny 2 Black Talon Exotic Sword
The Lament joins other exotic swords in Destiny 2 like the Black Talon.

How to get The Lament sword in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

The completion of the Deep Stone Crypt raid unlocked the new exotic quest players need to complete in order to acquire The Lament. However, players do not need to complete the raid themselves, asthe quest has been unlocked for all Guardians.

Here’s how players can complete the Lost Lament exotic quest (note: this quest contains serious spoilers, and players who do not want these story beats revealed should avoid this information):

  1. Visit Banshee-44 in the tower and pick up the Lost Lament exotic quest
  2. Locate and scan 3 dead Exos on Europa
    • One is located in the center of Cadmus Ridge
    • Another in a cave area in the upper-right corner of the Eventide Ruins
    • The final Exo can be found near an ice formation on the right-hand side of the Asterion Abyss
  3. Locate the Giant Exo hidden in the Exo facility
    • This quest step will take you to a new area in the Exo facility on Europa, where you will speak to Clovis Bray
  4. Prove yourself to the Clovis AI by using Swords against the Vex across Europa
    • Defeat 100 Vex with swords
    • Defeat 20 Minotaurs, Hydras, or Cyclopes (note: players only need to defeat 20 of all enemy types combined, not 20 of each)
  5. Acquire and complete the listed quests from Commander Zavala and Variks to prove yourself to the Clovis AI and continue on with “Lost Lament” (note: if players have already completed all story content in the main campaign and on Europa after defeating Eramis, these quests should already be completed)
    • “Reclaiming Europa”
    • “Empire’s Fall”
    • “The Dark Priestess”
  6. Prove your worth to the Clovis AI by completing an Exo Challenge
    • Players should check their map, travel to the specified location, activate the quest and complete the specified objectives to proceed
  7. Defeat Vex with finishers to satisfy the Clovis AI. Defeating powerful Vex grants the most efficient progress
    • Defeat 60 Vex with finishers
  8. Access the strike “The Glassway” and locate the blade pieces within
    • This item drops from a named Harpy that players will defeat during the final boss encounter
  9. Head back to the Tower and speak to Banshee-44 about the broken blade
  10. Search Eventide Ruins for an abandoned bunker and explore inside
    • This is the Bunker E15 Lost Sector
  11. Complete the mission “Reforging the Past” to save the Clovis AI from being destroyed
    • Players will receive The Lament during this mission and should make sure to have space in their inventory for the weapon
  12. Head back to the Tower and report your discoveries to Banshee-44

After completing all of these quest steps, players will be able to keep their newly-acquired exotic sword to use as they please.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Guardian Holding Lament
After completing the weapon’s quest, Guardians will unlock The Lament permanently.

Beyond Light’s new powerhouse exotic?

Although the quest to obtain The Lament does not require the same time and effort as other weapon quests in the past, some players may question whether the effort to obtain the new sword is worth it.

The weapon’s intrinsic perk, Banshee’s Wail, allows Guardians to stack damage for some impressive DPS output. For players who need a new weapon to dish out serious damage in PVE activities – like the new Deep Stone Crypt raid – The Lament is well worth the grind to obtain it.


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.