Destiny 2 - Rat King Exotic Sidearm Quest Guide
The Rat King is an interesting weapon in Destiny 2. It sits in the Kinetic Weapons slot, and it looks like it should be a Hand Cannon, but it is actually a Sidearm. It also has a very interesting perk, as it gets stronger if nearby Guardians are also using it. It might be a weapon that you wish to experiment with in your loadout, so in this guide we will show you how to get it.
Getting The Rat King Quest
To get access to the Rat King quest you need to complete the story missions and have access to the Tower. You will then need to complete the Enemy of my Enemy quest line on Titan. Once this is done, you will receive an item called The Rat King’s Crew. This sits in a Kinetic Weapon slot, but cannot be equipped. Examine this item and you will find a riddle that hints at what you need to do next.
Something important to note at this point, you must be in a Fireteam with at least one other person doing the quest, or with at least one person who has the Rat King Exotic Sidearm equipped. If not, you will not be able to continue with this quest.
“The Rat King’s Crew runs to and fro, good girls and boys know where to go, pick up your toys and darn your socks, on errands of woe, on errands we walk”
For this portion of the quest you need to complete Patrol missions. You can do these in any area. If you do not have access to Patrols yet, you need to finish a mission for Cayde-6 in the EDZ that will grant you access to the Patrol network. You will need to complete three Patrol missions to finish this step.
“The Rat King’s Crew goes arm in arm, to fight as one, to do no harm, so have your fun and run outside, rally the flag and we’ll never die”
For the second step, you need to complete Public Events. Once again you can do these events in any area. You will need to complete two Public Events for this portion of the quest.
“The Rat King’s Crew goes four and four, with good good fights they learn to score, then three as one they stand upright, return from past the wall and wanting more”
This step sends you into the Crucible to face your fellow Guardians. Join either the Quickplay or Competitive playlist and finish two matches to finish this part.
“The Rat King’s Crew stands three as one, they see Night’s fall and fear it none, but watch the clock as you scale the wall, lest five remain hope comes for none”
For the final part of the Rat King Exotic quest you will need to take on the Nightfall. Not only do you need to successfully complete it, you also need to do so with five minutes left on the timer. Some good advice here is to not stress out about finishing it, even though you can try as many times as you like in a single week. If you find the Nightfall to be tough going, wait for a week that has the Torrent modifier. This causes your abilities to recharge much faster, meaning you can grenade your way to victory.
Once you have successfully completed all the steps, the Rat King is yours and will simply appear in your inventory in place of the Rat King’s Crew.
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