This week, Bungie announced that season 4 of Destiny 2 would bring with it a “companion” gun to season 3’s Redrix Claymore, an almost identical gun called Redrix’s Broadsword.
Bungie’s stated goal is to get more players to experience the Outlaw / Desprado Perk combo that less than 1% of players got to use, given how rare Claymore became due to competitive PvP status . But many of Joe did Claymar crazy to earn that Bungie is essentially cloning weapons he had to grind to earn painful and giving it out in season 4.
To try and counter the notion that Broadsword has earned it is going to be “easy”, Bungie has taken some unprecedented steps to pull out the exact search for the weapon before its launch at Forsaken. Here is the grand list of steps which is at least … long:
- In the crucible. Defeat 200 opponents with the Pulse Rifle Final.
- Veer Rank Rank “Veer”
- In the crucible. Earn 75 double play.
- In the crucible. Defeat 150 opponents with the exact last blows from any pulse rifle.
- In The Crucible, Arc defeats 50 opponents with finals
- In The Crucible, Solar defeated 50 opponents with the last blast
- In The Crucible, defeat 50 opponents with zero final blows
- Complete 25 Crucible matches in Quickplay (Rotators count)
- Complete 25 Crucible matches in Competitive
- Complete 25 crucible matches in Rumble
- Complete 20 crucible bounties
- Reset your velor rank 5 times within a single season
- Visit Lord Shaxx and claim your reward.
So, what to make of this? I considered this quest particularly hard. It is long, but I think any of the individual steps are all that difficult. Not even anything as complicated as power weapon kills. Absolutely zero win requirements. You just have to… play a hell of a lot of Crucible over the course of the season.
There are probably 75 double plays in the longest stages of this long quest, and it is apparently intended to reset its velor rank five times in a single season. I did it about two and a half times this year, and played a lot of crucible. But yes at this point, it will be retrospective, because any progress you make before step 8 will count towards that stage once you get there. And I also believe that it may be easier to go through the ranks in season 4 due to system changes going forward.
Here’s the thing, I like this quest. It is long, but rewarding, and it does not seem too difficult, like it is going to take too much effort and perseverance.
But I still fundamentally don’t really like the concept of Redrix Broadsword. It feels like Bungie should be launching a new weapon for such a quest, rather than making a clone of a weapon that people had to grind in a way, a more disappointing way in season 3. To me, it seems like the base is a solid, simple alien quest, but instead we’re doing for a great pulse rifle a new version of a powerful reward from last season. strange.
So no, it’s clear that Bungie is not giving “away” to Broadsword for anyone else who already has Claymore. I can’t quite calculate how much effort it will take, but dozens of hours of PvP this season, if I had to guess, this season using my progress as a metric. It will probably be a gun that still ends up with only a few, although Claymore received more than 6-8,000 out of millions of active players last season.
I think Claymore was probably a mistake to begin with, and I think the whole concept of Broadsword is like a mistake here, but I mean, whatever it is, I’ll grind for it. you know I will. Will you?
9 STEPS TO UNLOCK REDRIX’S BROADSWORD IN DESTINY 2
The Redrix’s Broadsword is capable of a 2-burst kill if you can manage to activate the desperado perk. That is how good of a weapon it is. Since Black armory is releasing in a week with Season 5, your chances of obtaining the weapon are only a matter 7 days. Don’t worry by following our guide you can easily unlock Redrix’s Broadsword before the next reset. Let’s begin:
STEP 1: ORIENTATION
For the first step, you have to get “200 Pulse Rifle final blows” in any Crucible playlist. You can use just about any Pulse Rifle for this step but we recommend you either use Graviton Lance or Inaugural address. The Inaugural address has outlaw and kill clip which makes it a beast weapon to use in PvP. Graviton Lance has a Black Hole perk that does High Damage on the 3rd shot and features Explosive payload. Only use Vigilance Wing if you have the complete Auto Catalyst.
STEP 2: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
The second step in unlocking Redrix’s Broadsword requires you to reach “Heroic” Valor Rank. All you have to do is play Crucible and rank up until you reach Heroic. We recommend you play “Rumble” to rank up easily. The Rumble playlist requires you to place in the Top 3 position to count as a win. So just try to place in the top 3 to gain a win streak to get bonus points. Stacking the win streak 5 times will give you bonus points. That will make it much easier to complete this step. If you have reset your rank before then this quest will auto-complete after you complete a Crucible match.
STEP 3: THE CANDIDATE
For this step, you need to get “75 double kills” in Crucible. I know this sounds like a lot of work but don’t worry you don’t really need to go for a kill. Just try to land as many shots as you can in multiple guardians. Even if your teammates manage to kill them after, that will award you with the double kill medal. It’s also easier if you use a Rocket launcher, Telesto or Thunderlord.
STEP 4: DEAD IS DEAD
For this step, you need to defeat “150 opponents” with precision final blows from any Pulse Rifle. We recommend you use Graviton Lance because it’s easier to get a headshot with that weapon.
STEP 5: FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
For the fifth step, you need to defeat 50 opponents with Arc, 50 opponents with Solar, and 50 opponents with Void final blows in the crucible. Just use your super and get as many kills as you can.
STEP 6: THIS PLACE IS DEATH
For the sixth step, you need to complete 25 Crucible matches in Quickplay, Rumble, and Competitive modes. Don’t worry you don’t need to win them to unlock Redrix’s Broadsword; just drop in a match and finish it. Listen to some podcast while you’re at it.
STEP 7: THE CONSTANT
This step will take at least 4 days since Shaxx offers 5 bounties per day and you need to complete 20 daily, non-repeated Crucible bounties to reach the next step. Just before we proceed any further. If you can manage to reset your rank 5 times and then complete step 7, step 8 will auto-complete and you can move straight to step 9.
STEP 8: THE BEGINNING OF THE END (ALMOST UNLOCKING REDRIX’S BROADSWORD)
For this step, you need to Reset your Valor rank 5 times within a single season. I know this sounds like a lot of work to do in just a week but it’s not. As I’ve said before all you need to do is play the Rumble playlist and try to stack a 5x win streak to get bonus points. A single reset requires you to earn at least 2000 Valor points. So that’s 10000 Valor points for 5 resets. Play rumble because getting that 5x win streak can help you progress faster.
STEP 9: THE END (UNLOCKING REDRIX’S BROADSWORD)
That’s it, just visit Lord Shaxx and unlock Redrix’s Broadsword. Go nuts in PvP with the Desperado perk….