Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden Quest [Simplified Instructions]

Unlock Izanagi's Burden in Destiny 2 by following the steps in my quest guide. Discover all the necessary actions to obtain it.

Destiny 2 Izanagi's Burden Quest
Destiny 2 Izanagi's Burden Quest Step By Step Guide

Acquiring the rare yellow-labeled exotic weapons is always tricky, and most, if not all, the times a questline completion is required. I have curated Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden quest guide to breaking down all the steps so that guardians can get their hands on this exotic sniper rifle in the game.

Key Takeaways

  • Obtain four Forge keys by running each Forge (Volundr, Gofannon, and Izanami) at maximum temper.
  • Achieve maximum temper by defeating two shielded robot guards.
  • Get the final key from Ada using the Black Armory Key Mold and collect 24-watcher robot lenses from the Leviathan Raid underbelly.
  • Gather 200 Glittering Amethyst by completing Heroic public events or Strike events at least 20 times.
  • Complete the Bergusia Forge at maximum temper to unlock the Black Armory chest and obtain the last key.
  • Open the Mysterious Box using the four Forge keys, then visit Ada to obtain an Obsidian Crystal from a Black Armory bounty.
  • Fulfill the final requirement by completing three missions without dying: Shattered Throne, The Pyramidion, and The Arms Dealer.

To acquire the Izanagi’s Burden Sniper rifle, Guardians must complete Forges on maximum temper, gather four keys, and obtain an Obsidian Crystal. After completing these steps, Ada will reward the rifle.

To start, play the Volundr Forge and locate the Mysterious Box in a cave near the Volundr Forge in the EDZ. Find the Black Armory Box within a cave close to the rocky path by the ravine. Interacting with this box grants the Mysterious Box.

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Mysterious Box Location

Opening this box will require four keys, and here is the complete breakdown of the questline, highlighting how to complete each stage.

Collecting Four Forge Keys

After collecting the Mysterious Box, players need to run each Forge (Volundr, Gofannon, and Izanami) at maximum temper to get the named keys. Opening the Black Armory crate will reward the guardian with the named key at the end of each Forge run at max temper.

How to Get Maximum Temper On A Forge

To reach maximum temper in a Forge, guardians must shoot two shielded robot guards that typically appear in the second round. There’s a 20-second window for the shielded robot to respawn, so both drones must be eliminated before one respawns, requiring coordinated efforts.

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The shielded drones to destroy

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After taking down the shielded drones, as shown in the image above, guardians must complete the Forge run and interact with the Black Armory crate to receive the key.

Acquiring The final Key – Bergusia Forge

To proceed further with the Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden quest, players need to speak with Ada, who provides a Black Armory Key Mold. The next step requires visiting the underbelly area of the Leviathan Raid, where watcher robots spawn.

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Black Armory Key Mold Quest

The guardian must collect these watcher robot lenses to proceed with Ada’s quest. Moreover, there is no telling how many watcher robot lenses need to be collected. However, a total of 24 watcher lenses are required from the Leviathan Raid underbelly to proceed further.

Finding the Leviathan Raid Underbelly

Just in case if you have forgotten how to reach the underbelly of Leviathan Raid, guardians must immediately drop down the stairs at the end of the floor. Here is an image for reference.

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Leviathan Raid Lever Room Location

After climbing down the stairs, you will come across a room with six levers. To proceed ahead, guardians must interact with all six levers starting from the left end to the right end in 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6 order.

Here is an image for reference.

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Lever Room – Leviathan Raid

After successfully interacting with all the levers, a prompt will appear at the bottom left of the screen, indicating a door has opened. Instead of going into the launchers, the guardians must go one ramp higher to the control panel through pipes. The guardians must interact with the fan and go up using the air thrust. Once up, run to the end of the path and reach the Engine room, which contains at least 04 watchers.

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Eliminate three out of four watchers, then defeat the remaining ads. Finish by defeating the fourth watcher. Exit the room and let the door shut before performing the reset. Repeat this sequence to collect 24 watcher lenses and proceed to the next steps in the questline.

Collecting 200 Glittering Amethyst

The next step to proceed in Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden quest is to collect 200 Glittering Amethyst. Unlike getting Upgrade Modules, collecting 200 Glittering Amethyst is relatively quick and easy. Heroic public events and Strike events reward 20 resources. So, the guardians must grind either of the mentioned events at least 20 times to accumulate 200 Glittering Amethyst.

Play The Bergusia Forge

Guardians need to run the Bergusia Forge and finish it at maximum temper. It’s recommended to have a power level of at least 650, and teaming up is advisable for those below 645. To achieve maximum temper, locate and destroy the two shielded drones during the Forge. After completion, interact with the Black Armory chest to get the final key. Use all four keys to unlock the Mysterious Box and claim its contents.

Ada’s Obsidian Crystal Quest

After opening the Mysterious Box with the four Forge keys, the guardian must visit Ada. She will task the guardian to acquire an Obsidian Crystal that is acquired from a Black Armory bounty.

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Obsidian Crystal Quest Step

The chances of receiving this item are not great; however, the guardian must complete these bounty challenges to get a chance of receiving the Obsidian Crystal.

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Completing Three Final Missions

After completing all the steps mentioned above, the guardian must complete the final requirement: finish three missions from the very start to end without dying in any. The guardian must complete three missions as mentioned below.

  1. Shattered Throne: Launch the regular version of the mission and kill Dul Incaru to progress the quest.
  2. The Pyramidion: The mission must be launched at 640 power level with Solar Singe, heavyweight and extinguish modifiers). Moreover, the mission must be launched through a quest on IO only. Initiating the mission through strikes will not count toward quest progression.
  3. EDZ Mission: The main objective at EDZ is to defeat Siviks, and for that, you must launch the quest from the patrol manually.

Completing all the steps mentioned above marks the end of Izanagi’s Burden quest. To receive the sniper rifle, visit Ada, and she will reward the guardian with Izanagi’s Burden weapon, ending the questline.

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Izanagi’s Burden Sniper Rifle Stats

Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden Quest Summary

Now that you have thoroughly read all the steps required to complete this quest and acquire an exotic sniper rifle, here is a quick rundown of the entire thing.

  1. Reach the Black Armory Box from Volundr Forge.
  2. Interact with the box and receive Mysterious Box.
  3. The box requires four keys, each named after the Forges in the game.
  4. Play all Forges on maximum temper to receive the keys.
  5. Visit Ada and complete a few more steps tied to the quest line.
  6. Get the Obsidian Crystal and talk to Ada again to receive the exotic sniper rifle Izanagi’s Burden.

That is pretty much everything you need to know about how to get Izanagi’s Burden sniper rifle. Did you get the weapon already? How well do you think this sniper rifle is in Destiny 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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