So, at this level in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light/Season of the Hunt era, we’ve got seen all of the introduced unique weapons arrive, and one unannounced one (the raid rocket launcher), and that leaves only one left:
We all know that Hawkmoon is being tied to Season of the Hunt content material relatively than Past Mild, and dataminer Ginsor has extracted two new ornaments for the gun from the sport. I don’t think about ornaments spoilers however that is Future so who is aware of.
One is named “On Ashen Wings,” which looks like a transparent reference to our good friend the Crow.
The opposite has a categorized title.
Right here’s what each appear like if somebody renders them to look cooler and nearer to what they is likely to be like in-game:
I’ve not seen any datamines concerning the quest itself, and but reader Naz instructed one thing to me, that the solely time we see Bungie drop two ornaments for one weapon on the identical time is when they’re connected to an unique that’s a part of a extra elaborate quest.
- Whisper of the Worm arrived with two ornaments after you acquired it in Io’s secret Whisper mission.
- Outbreak Perfected arrived with two ornaments after you acquired it in Zero Hour.
- Unhealthy Juju arrived with two ornaments after you acquired it from the Tribute Corridor Ascendant Realm quest.
- Thunderlord arrived with two ornaments after Bungie introduced again the Cosmodrome for that particular vacation quest.
There is likely to be others I’m forgetting, however these are what got here to thoughts. Briefly, Bungie normally solely double drops ornaments for “particular events.”
So, I feel it’s a minimum of potential we’re heading both towards a beefy Season of the Hunt quest for Hawkmoon like Unhealthy Juju or Thunderlord, or presumably even a dungeon-like secret quest like Whisper and Zero Hour.
It has been over a 12 months since Zero Hour, which was throughout Season of the Drifter, and we easy didn’t get a brand new, massive secret quest like that throughout Seasons of Daybreak, Worthy or Arrivals, although Arrivals did give us one thing higher, a full dungeon.
Mix that with the truth that to date, Season of the Hunt appears to be presumably the lightest “exercise” season of content material ever, and perhaps it’s time for one thing greater. These Hunts merely take not than 10-20 seconds to finish, and even when we get new places for them in future weeks, except one thing modifications with them mechanically, sure, this can be a a lot smaller seasonal exercise than the Sundial, and even than Worthy and Arrivals’ public occasions. So I hope we might get some massive, repeatable, cool mission to make up for that.
In fact, we might simply Occam’s Razor right here and the best rationalization for Hawkmoon having two ornaments is that…Bungie desires to make twice as a lot cash when individuals purchase Hawkmoon, a fan-favorite Future 1 weapon. And that’s no matter whether or not Crow simply fingers it to us after our newest Hunt bounty, or if there’s an elaborate secret quest for it.
My guess is that it is going to be a narrative quest, however not one thing as large and sprawling and secret as Zero Hour or Whisper. So it’s going to have some substance, however I’m going to cease in need of saying that sure, it’s positively time for an additional Zero Hour. I might love that to make certain, however I simply don’t know if I can see that, particularly since Hawkmoon hasn’t been stored underneath wraps in any respect. However we’ll see, and sure fairly quickly, if these datamines are to be believed.