How to get the Forerunner Exotic Sidearm in Destiny 2 – Magnum Opus quest guide

Sometimes, what’s first is best.

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There is a new Exotic up for grabs in Destiny 2 thanks to the 30th Anniversary event. To get your hands on it all you need to do is dive in and start playing. The Forerunner quest is available to players who stay on the free track and do not buy the bundle pack.

After this, you will need to visit Xur at Eternity, and after running through some quick quest steps there, you will get an Exotic quest called Magnum Opus. The reward for this is the Forerunner.

Step 1 – Collect Strange Coins

Players will need to gather up seven Strange Coins. You can get them from the following activities:

  • Completing the Dares of Eternity activity
  • Crucible matches through the playlists
  • Strikes through the playlists
  • Gambit matches through the playlists
  • Heroic Public Events
  • Bounties

Step 2 – Complete Starhorse Bouties

You will need to complete three Bounties for Starhorse. You can get them from him in the main room at Xur’s Treasure Horde in Eternity. You can only hold one bounty at a time, and if you fail it will reset, you will not lose the Bounty. The cheapest Bounties cost 3 Strange Coins.

Step 3 – Obtain the Strange Key

To get the Strange Key, you will need to hit Rank 4 with Xur. To do this, grind the Dares of Eternity activity and completely bounties for both Xur and Starhorse.

Step 4 – Use the Strange Key, Investigate the Anomaly

The first thing to do is head for Xur’s Treasure Hoard, then turn right when you spawn in. You will see a purple teleporter that you can step into. This will bring you to the main area where the Dares of Eternity event begins.

From there, walk to the right just a little bit and you will come to a collection of icy boulders. On one of them will be a small grey panel that you can interact with. Doing so will use the Strange Key, allowing you to progress the quest.

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Now, go all the way to the far side of the area, directly across from the panel you just used. Here, you will find a small crevice hidden behind some boulders beside the wall. You can walk inside and will need to climb a fairly simple jumping puzzle.

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At the end of the puzzle, you will find an abandoned cryo-chamber that looks a lot like the ones from Halo, because it pretty much is. Interact with it and you will have investigated the anomaly, finishing this part of the quest. Once it is complete, head to Banshee to get your Forerunner.