The full details have been revealed as to how Destiny 2 players will earn the controversial Redrix’s Broadsword in the game’s upcoming fourth season that begins with the release of the Forsaken expansion. As explained by developer Bungie in its blog this week, Redrix’s Broadsword will be unlocked by way of a Crucible quest, rewarding players with a basically identical version of the Redrix’s Claymore, the current season’s most exclusive PvP reward.
Ever since the announcement of the existence of Redrix’s Broadsword, Destiny 2 fans have launched into a debate about the fairness of such a weapon existing, as well as wondering what it will take for players to get their hands on the unique weapon. Amidst the controversy, Bungie decided to share the full details of the quest that will unlock Redrix’s Broadsword. And it looks to be quite the grind.
In the Crucible. Defeat 200 opponents with Pulse Rifle final blows.
Reach Valor Rank “Heroic”
In the Crucible. Earn 75 Double Plays.
In the Crucible. Defeat 150 opponents with precision final blows from any Pulse Rifle.
In the Crucible, defeat 50 opponents with Arc final blows
In the Crucible, defeat 50 opponents with Solar final blows
In the Crucible, defeat 50 opponents with Void 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 Valor rank 5 times within a single season
Visit Lord Shaxx and claim your reward.
While these steps take the pressure off of players from having to climb Destiny 2‘s competitive PvP ladder (which was required of players to earn the original Redrix’s Claymore during Season 3), there is a still a significant time commitment for those wanting to get their hands on Redrix’s Broadsword. The difference in many ways is that the requirements of this quest are much more about time played in the Crucible over rewarding high skill in PvP; albeit, skilled players are going to get through this quest much faster than lower-skilled players.
The biggest hurdle of the quest could be the last step—resetting one’s Valor rank five times within a single season. Although, if Bungie keeps up with occasional double and triple Valor weekends, that grind could speed up for players.
Even with the reveal of the significant time commitment it will take to get Redrix’s Broadsword, many fans are still unhappy. Bungie had referred to Redrix’s Claymore as a weapon that would only ever be available during Season 3 and yet a better version is on the way. Still, others are bemoaning the length and commitment of this quest, so there are perspectives on all sides of this argument.
Interestingly, before the quest’s details were revealed, even one of Xbox’s executives got in on the action, criticizing Bungie for adding Redrix’s Broadsword into the game at all.
Destiny 2: Forsaken releases on September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.