With The Taken King now available, many Guardians are working diligently to acquire the Destiny expansion’s numerous exotic weapons for their arsenals. In order to obtain these exotics, players are tasked with taking down various enemies, including Oryx, or completing specific quests given by Destiny Tower visitors.
One of these weapons, the Chaperone Exotic Shotgun, can be sought once players complete the main missions in The Taken King. Similar to many past exotic weapons, players will be given a series of tasks to complete in order to obtain the Chaperone shotgun.
To help those Guardians interested in the powerful Destiny shotgun, we’ve created the below guide with our best recommendations to help as players fulfill the requirements to get the exotic weapon.
Before starting the quest line for the Chaperone, players will need to complete a handful of prerequisite requirements. First, Guardians need to finish the main missions in The Taken King. This shouldn’t be too difficult, as most Destiny veterans who grabbed The Taken King last week have most likely completed these missions. However, for those who are starting Destiny for the first time, these preliminary requirements will take a little longer to fulfill.
Next, players will need to be to at least Rank 3 in the Crucible. There will be some Crucible requirements in the Chaperone quest line, so if players aren’t already Rank 3, getting there will provide some helpful practice for the exotic quest. Guardians will also need to be at 290 Light, or very close to it, for the Chaperone’s final task.
Finally, players will need to own The Last Word, an exotic hand cannon in Destiny. If players don’t have The Last Word, there are a few ways to get it. The easiest way is to buy it from Xur, but that’s only if he’s selling it. Otherwise, it can be obtained from raids, Prison of Elders, or as a random completion award. Without The Last Word, it will be impossible to acquire Chaperone.
Jolly Holliday Quest
With the prerequisites out of the way, Guardians are ready to start the Chaperone quest line. To begin, visit Shipwright Amanda Holliday in the Tower hangar. She’ll have a quest available for pickup called Jolly Holliday.
The first task is to get kills in the Crucible while The Last Word is equipped. Fortunately, players aren’t required to use The Last Word to get the necessary kills. Each kill in the Crucible brings players about 1 percent closer to finishing the task, so plan to rack up the kills. But be sure to avoid death as much as possible, because each time players die, they lose some of the progress they made with the kills.
Our best recommendation here is to avoid rushing into battle, but rather hang back and try to get kills using special weapons, heavy weapons, grenades, and supers. This may mean players will hurt their team’s chances at winning, but unless players are extremely skilled in the Crucible, their best bet is to cherry pick kills until this first quest task is completed.
Big Spender and More Kills
Once players finish the task, they’ll turn it into Amanda and pick up the next one, which is far easier than the first. This second task is simply to pay the Cryptarch 15,000 Glimmer as a “generous donation” for Tex Mechanica. For those Guardians who may be a little low on cash, the best way to obtain Glimmer is to run patrol missions. Even though it got nerfed some time ago, some players claim Exclusion Zone mission is still a viable option for getting a lot of Glimmer quickly.
Once Cryptarch has been paid, turn in the quest to Amanda and pick up Buckshot Bruiser. This task requires players to get kills with shotguns. We recommend using Universal Remote in the primary weapons slot and another shotgun as a special weapon to maximize shotgun kill opportunities.
With the shotguns equipped, players need to get kills one of two ways: first, head back to the Crucible and kill Guardians with the shotguns. Each kill brings players about 3 percent closer to their goal, and this time deaths don’t diminish player progress. The other way to complete this mission is to kill high-level (40+) enemy majors and ultras. Each of these kills brings players 6 percent closer to completion.
The last major requirement for the Jolly Holliday exotic quest line is to defeat the Shield Brothers using shotguns. To do so successfully, players should be at light level 290, and should probably run this with friends rather than rely on Destiny’s matchmaking service.
To complete the quest, the final blow to each Brother needs to come from a shotgun, though it doesn’t matter which player in the group does it as everyone gets the progress. However, if someone kills one brother with a different weapon, Guardians won’t be able to complete the quest and will need to restart the Strike.
We recommend using whatever weapons players prefer to get the Brothers’ life down, then finish them both off quickly with shotguns – preferably with each member of the fireteam blasting away together.
Once that task is done, turn in quest to Amanda and wait for the weekly reset on Tuesday. After the reset, players will have their Chaperone Exotic Shotgun.
Chaperone Exotic Shotgun Uses
The Chaperone Exotic Shotgun comes with solar damage, and has a few interesting perks available, though it’s not much more use in Destiny’s PvE than most other shotguns. However, where the Chaperone shines is in the Crucible. Those Guardians who are looking for a powerful, effective shotgun for Crucible should definitely consider this weapon. It does major damage both to the head and body, and will make quick work of enemies, especially in close-quarter combat.
Have you used the Chaperone Exotic Shotgun in Destiny? What did you think about it? Let us know your assessment in the comments below.
Destiny – The Taken King is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.