The secret Solstice of Heroes quest in Destiny 2 that was leaked earlier this month is live in the game, and it is less of a quest and more of a collectible. Bungie, the game’s developer, has confirmed that there are no further steps associated with the Cayde’s Spicy Ramen quest, despite players heartily hoping and trying to make it so.
With today’s weekly reset, players received a new quest notification on the Director screen for the Cayde’s Spicy Ramen quest, guiding them to the Ramen shop in the Tower. Once players check in there, they receive an in-game item that goes into the Inventory screen—the Expired Ramen Coupon. There’s nothing to do with the item except to read its Lore tab.
But Destiny 2 players were insistent that there must be something more to the quest. Unfortunately for those hopeful there were secrets to be found, one of Bungie’s community managers, Dylan Gafner, replied to some fans confirming that there is no second step to the quest:
— dmg04 (not @ gamescom) (@A_dmg04) August 21, 2018
Some theorized that the item could become something more significant, similar to how the once-useless Box of Raisins items in Destiny 1 eventually led to a quest a year later that unlocked a shader. But, at least for the immediate future, it appears there are no plans to do anything else with the item. Never say never, though, considering that Bungie could always decide to do something with it at some point. It might be good to store away one Expired Ramen Coupon just in case.
So, in the end, it seems that the Expired Ramen Coupon is just a final Year 1 sendoff of sorts for Cayde-6, who will meet his permanent demise in the first story mission of the Forsaken expansion, which launches in just two weeks. The last line of the lore tab appears to be a nod to and a dispelling of a popular fan theory that Cayde will return at some point, reborn as Cayde-7.
Destiny 2: Forsaken releases on September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Dylan Gafner (Twitter)