How To Get The Outbreak Prime In Destiny 2

Outbreak Prime

I thought it was impossible for Destiny 2 to shock me at this point, but I wasn't expecting the Outbreak Prime to return. After the 2.2.2 patch, which went live today, players found a new quest. It involves a new quest item, the Fallen Transponder, and a whole lot of mystery.

For those who have never played the original Destiny, the Outbreak Prime was a Pulse Rifle that was tied into the Siva Raid. Precision kills with the weapon released a swarm of nanites that attacked other enemies. While there is no confirmation that this is the Outbreak Prime that has arrived in Destiny 2, the datamined icon for the weapon is very clearly the Outbreak Prime, or something incredibly similar.

In this guide, we will go through what we know so far and will update it as more information is discovered.

How To Get The Outbreak Prime

Step #1

Fallen Transponder

First, you need to do the Heroic Adventure "Bad Neighbours" on Titan. After you kill the Shrieker in the mission, head to the room on the left. After you enter the room, turn right, and you will find Fallen Transponder on the edge of the table in the room below. The Fallen Transponder has the below description;

A Fallen global positioning transponder, jury-rigged for operation by human hands. Its encrypted interface seems to require locational data. Beyond that, your Ghost can find nothing remarkable about this device except a brief plaintext message embedded in its header files.

It is made up of six nodes that all link up in the middle. It is likely that we need to do six different things to activate whatever that middle node will be. 

Step #2

So, it seems that the six nodes match up with six locations in the game. Listed below you will find all six of them.

Node 1

Node 1

Go to the Drain Lost Sector in the EDZ. You will find the Node hidden behind a purple tarp, just to the right of a rock face. You need to go all the way into the back of the Drain, past the point where the cache is, then down the rusted stairs.

Node 2

Node 2

Head for the Whispered Falls Lost Sector also in the EDZ. Head down the dark tunnel, and drop into the cavern with the water and stalagmites. Turn to the right, and you should see and green glow, and a stick with some skulls on it. Head for that marker to find the next Node.

Node 3

Node 3

To find the third Node, head for the Atrium Lost Sector, below the church. Make your way down the tunnels until you drop down the broken stairs to where you normally fight the enemy that has the Cache Key. Turn left, and you will see a room filled with cans and boxes. You will find the Node in there.

Node 4

Node 4

To find the fourth Node, head to the Widows Walk, also in the EDZ. Located in the Northwest of Trostland, you will find the Node behind the Lost Sector cache on a broken wooden platform. 

Node 5

Node 5

The fifth Node can be found in the Carrion Pit on Nessus, in the Glade of Echoes. Make your way to the Lost Sector, the murder everything on your way through. Take out the Servitor and all his henchmen (henchfallen?) and then drop down one level, off the back of the platform that has the cache on it. Now, turn around and jump up to the left-hand side, and you should be able to land on the platform behind the broken metal wall to find the Node.

Node 6

Node 6

The sixth Node can be found in the Rift Lost Sector. Just spawn in at the Exodus Black, on Nessus, then run across to the far side of the area. Head into the Lost Sector and make your way to the cache. The Node can be found in the container that is jutting out over the edge of the chasm, directly down from the cache itself.

Up next, is the massive string of data shown below, which is what the Transponder has to say for itself after you get all the Nodes. 

Fallen Transponder With All Nodes Collected

Step #3

The Farm

Head for the Farm (yes, it still exists) and head for the basement of the main hangar building. You can head downstairs through a small doorway that leads down some stairs in the wall outside. In there you will find a mission called The Old Tower! It is time to fight! Be warned; this mission is 690 Power, so make sure you are strong enough to take it on. There is a big surprise during this mission, but I don't want to spoil it for you here.

Once you have finished this mission, you will obtain the Outbreak Perfected, which is the Outbreak Prime variant we all hoped and wished it would be.

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