Destiny 2 – How to get Izanagi’s Burden (Exotic Sniper Rifle) after Shadowkeep updates


Izanagi’s Burden is probably the best DPS weapon in the game right now and is one of the most coveted weapons for PVE activities. This is an exotic sniper rifle which originally was available in Black Armoury (Season 5) once you completed the Mystery Box Quest. Since the launch of Shadowkeep, things have changed a little concerning getting this gun, so this is a guide for how to get Izanagi’s Burden and all the quest steps involved.

Back in Black Armoury, Season of the Forge, Ada turned into added into the sport as well as the Forges. These forges provided us with ways to grind out specific guns and over the week’s new forges spread out. There are 4 forges in general (Volundr, Gofannon, Izanami and Bergusia) and those were discovered dotted across the sun machine.

However, since the Shadowkeep replace to the sport back in October 2019, the Forges have modified. In replace Bungie streamlined the Forges by using announcing “Black Armory forges at the moment are available via a director launched playlist on EDZ”. Now, as opposed to have four locations to select at the director, we’ve got one and they rotate every day. This is essential due to the fact we’re going to want to do an interest in every forge on your manner to getting Izanagi’s Burden.

By streamlining the Forges it does imply you’re going to should do a little waiting in this quest. The exact information is although, that Izanagi’s Burden is one of the best, if not THE quality snipers in the game. It may also sense like a protracted quest, however it’s really worth it in the long run.

Pick up the Mysterious Box quest

The first thing to do is have a chat to Ada-1 and pick up the Mysterious Box quest. She’s found in the Annex in the Tower. You used to have to pick up this quest out in the wild, but now you just have to pick it up from Ada-1. If you haven’t met Ada-1 before then you’ll have to open up the Forges through a quest which involves speaking to Ada-1 and completing the Machine Gun Frame quest. Do that first, and then you’ll be able to continue to the next step of finding the keys in the forges.

Pick up the keys to open box

The first step of the quest is to pick up the keys. Three are relatively straight forward, one takes a little more time than the rest.

Pick up the Butterfly, Fishhook, and Hand Keys

To pick up these keys you have to clear the Forges with a buff called Maximum Temper active. This is activated by destroying two little droids in between the first and second round. You’ll have to be quick because they disappear pretty fast. Once you have max temper, then finish the forges and open the boxes to get the keys.

  • The Butterfly Key is found in the Izanami Forge. You can find both droids above the two islands, meaning you can stand on the central island and take them out from a distance. Make sure you’ve got a good long-range weapon (either a Scout or a Sniper will do) and take them out.
  • The Fishhook Key is found in the Volundr Forge. This time the first droid appears when you look out of the back of the forge, turn around and you’ll see the other flying inside the cave.
  • The Hand Key is found in the Gofannon Forge. This time the droids are fairly close together, one near the wreckage and the other near a cave.

When you get the keys to drop at the end of the forge runs, then go into your inventory, hover over the key and use them to insert the key into the mysterious box. Do this 3 times with each key.

OK now we have the three easy keys, it’s time to get the Black Armoury Key. We’ll still need to go through the max temper shenanigans but after a little bit of work.

Speak to Ada-1

Speak to Ada and she’ll give you a Black Armory Key Mold.

Get Watcher Lenses from Leviathan

What we ought to do right here is beat a few particular enemies on Leviathan. They’re referred to as Watchers and can be discovered in the underbelly of the Leviathan. The quest step says you have to kill them all, but you may get around this with the aid of killing definitely 24.

To locate them drop into the Leviathan and run ahead. Drop down and underneath the bridge and engage with the levers in a selected pattern. By doing this you’ll open the path forward. 1 five three 2 four 6 and make certain you do it fast, as the margin for error is quite small. You’ll know whilst you’re finished when you see the activate ‘The manner is open… ‘ inside the bottom left-hand nook.

Once the course is open make your manner up the ramps and makes your manner to the opening wherein the pipes are. Jump alongside the pipes and along the ramps, making sure you don’t fall into the mist otherwise you’ll die immediately. Jump as much as the left, through the door and make your manner to the cease and interact with the switch to show on the fan. Jump up, go round and open the door and internal you’ll find the Watchers.

There’s four in there observed with the aid of some provides. Kill the primary Watcher and it’ll alert the Cabal to come back and get you, then the alternative Watchers put up shields. Kill the Cabal and take out the Watchers. Then actually repeat this technique 6 times to get the desired Watcher Lenses.

Get Glimmering Amethyst

For this step of the quest, you’ll need to collect 200 Glimmering Amethyst. You can get this by doing public events, opening planetary chests and finishing strikes. Public events give you 5 and heroic public events give you 10. You can also run strike too, but they take a little longer.

Get the final key

Once you have gathered all the glimmering amethyst you need to go back to Bergusia forge and get max temper here, beat the forge and get the final key. Once again shoot the little droids that come out halfway through the battle and at the end open up the box to get the final key.

Once you do this you’ll be able to open the mysterious box.

Get a Black Armoury Rare Bounty

This is probably to be the hardest a part of the search, now not because it’s hard, however you’ll be counting on RNG. You have the threat for a Rare Bounty to drop on finishing touch of everyday daily and weekly bounties from Ada and also a small threat from completing Forges.

Bungie currently buffed the drop rate of Black Armoury Rare Bounties in update 2.7.1 and they say “Acquisition of Black Armory uncommon bounties significantly advanced. Players that entire all to be had weekly and each day bounties will acquire a rare bounty within 5 days.” So that’s top news for all people chasing this weapon. Once you’ve got the uncommon bounty you’ll need to complete it to obtain the Obsidian Crystal.

To get this uncommon bounty maintain completing the day by day bounties from Ada and inside five days turning in bounties you’ll get a rare bounty to drop. The requirements for the uncommon bounty are in all likelihood to take you some time, as an example with mine I needed to ignite the Forges 25 times. It took some time!

Complete a run of the Shattered Throne

Now you have your Obsidian Crystal, do a run of the Shattered Throne. You can find this on the Dreaming City and you’ll likely want to do this with a Fireteam. Either hit up some friends or find some buds on LFG. The Bungie Companion app is also good for finding Guardians for specific activities. The objective here is to kill the final boss Dul Incaru.

Complete a reprise of the Pyramidion Strike

This can be found on Io and you’ll want to run this probably with a Fireteam. Make sure you access this through the director on Io, as if you do this through the strike playlist it’s not going to work correctly. Kill the boss and move onto the final step.

Kill Siviks on the EDZ

The final step of this marathon quest asks you to kill Siviks on the EDZ. Head over the EDZ and launch the mission from the patrol beacon, chase down Siviks and kill him and that’s it! You’ve done it.

Go back to Ada-1 and pick up Izanagi’s Burden

Go again to the Tower and talk to Ada-1 and she’ll hand over Izanagi’s Burden.

Now you’ve got Izanagi’s Burden take a look at it out. The primary perk on this weapon is Honed Edge, by means of maintaining reload the gun consumes the entire magazine to load a spherical with additional variety and harm. This is what’s going to be beneficial in PVE sports when you need to sell off massive damage on strike or raid bosses. It’s also were given Chambered Compensator for that boom in stability, Accurized Rounds for the boom in variety, Outlaw for lowering reload time and Composite Stock for better managing and stability.

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