Destiny 2 features tons of weapon and gear variety. Players can choose from a shotgun, pistol, sub-machine gun, rocket launcher, sword, and sniper rifle. Of course, the exotic weapons are the cake of Destiny 2’s armory. However, acquiring these rare yellow-labeled exotic arsenal is always tricky, and most, if not all, the times a questline completion is required. We 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.
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Acquiring the Izanagi’s Burden Sniper rifle requires the completion of three key steps. These steps demand a guardian to complete Forges multiple times on maximum temper, acquire four keys, and collect a rare item called Obsidian Crystal. After successfully pulling off all three steps, Ada will reward the Izanagi’s Burder Sniper rifle.
Before walking down the path of collecting four keys called Volundr, Gofannon, Izanami, and Bergusia, a guardian must play the Volundr Forge. Get the Mysterious Box once you are in a cave near to Volundr Forge located in the EDZ. Near the ravine that is followed by the rocky path, you will see the cave containing Black Armory Box. You’d receive the Mysterious Box once you interact with it.
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 guardian with the named key at the end of each Forge run at max temper.
How to Get Maximum Temper On A Forge
In order to make a Forge reach max temper, the guardians need to shoot two shielded robot guards. These two drones usually spawn as the second round of a Forge starts. Moreover, there is a limited time window (20 seconds max) on a shielded robot to respawn from the first time it spawned. Guardians need to take out both shielded drones before one of them respawns, so coordination is the key element here.
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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 the Destiny 2 Izanagi’s Burden quest, the guardian must talk to Ada, and she will give players a Black Armory Key Mold. The next step involves visiting the Leviathan Raid’s underbelly area where watcher robots spawn.
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.
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.
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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You must kill three out of four watchers first, then kill the remaining ads in the room, and finally kill the fourth watcher. After pulling it off in the order as mentioned, exit the room and let the door shut before doing the reset. Repeat the same process to acquire 24 watcher lenses and move on to the next steps of questline.
Collecting 200 Glittering Amethyst
The next step to proceed 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 for at least 20 times to accumulate 200 Glittering Amethyst.
Play The Bergusia Forge
Now, the guardians must play the Bergusia Forge and complete it at the maximum temper. Before embarking on this mission, a 650 power level is recommended, so team up if you are below 645. Also, you must find and take down the two shielded drones to reach a max temper for the Forge. After completing the Forge at max temper, interact with the Black Armory chest and receive the last key. Now that you have all four keys interact with the Mysterious Box and receive 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.
The chances to receive 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.
- Shattered Throne: Launch the regular version of mission and kill Dul Incaru to progress the quest.
- 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 towards quest progression.
- 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.
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 the quick rundown of the entire thing.
01: Reach the Black Armory Box from Volundr Forge.
02: Interact with the box and receive Mysterious Box.
03: The box requires four keys, each named after the Forges in the game.
04: Play all Forges on maximum temper to receive the keys.
05: Visit Ada and complete a few more steps tied to the questline.
06: 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.