Destiny 2's Guardian Games have arrived, and although they don't bring new exotic weapons like in past years, fans can get their hands on previous exotic rewards with more ease, as the focus in 2021 the catalyst of said weapon.
We're talking about the Heir Apparent exotic machine gun, an incredible weapon that's many people favourite to run in the heavy slot thanks to its amazing arc shield perk.
Without further ado, let's get right down to every step you need to complete to get your hands on Heir Apparent and its catalyst.
Destiny 2 - How to get Heir Apparent
The steps to get the gun itself in 2021 are relatively simple. First up, after you pick up your class item from Zavala, talk to Eva Levante and start The Games Begin quest.
You'll need to get 100 Laurels to complete it, we have an entire guide dedicated to the Guardian Games so check it out if you need specifics, but basically, these are motes that drop whenever you get kills in activities like Strikes, Lost Sectors, Raids, etc.
Once you do this, a new quest will pop-up, asking you to complete a single Contender Card. There's plenty to choose from with Eva, but the easiest is the Strike Card, so if you're looking for speed, pick that one up, pay attention to the requirements as they may differ from player to player.
Destiny 2 Top of the Class exotic quest
Doing this will automatically trigger the exotic quest, which is a cakewalk compared to other quests. To complete it simply follow these steps:
- Step 1: Get 50 Laurels
- Step 2: Get 100 Machine Gun kills
Easy as that! Congratulations, you are the proud owner of a Heir Apparent. Now, the real grind begins.
Destiny 2 - How to get Heir Apparent catalyst
Hang tight, we're about to say two words that scare every Destiny 2 player -- random drop. That's right, much like other catalysts, Competitive Catalyst, the Heir Apparent one is a random drop that will pop whenever you exchange Gold or Platinum medals on the Tower.
Now, let's run you through the steps to finish the quest.
Step 1: Earn 50 Guardian Games points
You accumulate points by turning in medals. Medals can be acquired by completing activities across Destiny 2, but the best way is to grind them via the Contender Cards.
Here's how much each medal is worth:
- Platinum: 15 Points
- Gold: 5 Points
- Silver: 2 Points
- Bronze: 1 Point