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How to get Hawkmoon in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

The tedious Harbinger mission to get Hawkmoon is going away with The Witch Queen, but there will be a simpler way to acquire it.
How to get Hawkmoon in Destiny 2 The Witch Queen

Destiny 2's latest major expansion, entitled The Witch Queen, is just weeks away from release this 22nd February. Followingly, the developers Bungie have made several controversial decisions, most notably removing content.

From locations, such as The Tangled Shore, to activities, like the highly praised Presage mission, more than a few things are going into the Destiny Content Vault (DCV) to make room for new content in The Witch Queen.

This means that after 22nd February, players will lose access to the only way to grind for unique exotic weapons, including the Hawkmoon Hand Cannon. However, unlike other Exotic guns that rely on RNG, players could easily do the Harbinger mission to get their hands on the Hawkmoon weapon.

Hawkmoon is a unique Exotic since it's one of just two weapons that drops random perks. So, given that the Harbinger is going into the DCV, players wonder if they'll be able to obtain Hawkmoon differently. If you're one of these players, then you'll be happy to hear the hand cannon will live on.

Where to get Hawkmoon after The Witch Queen

Destiny 2 players interested in getting a new Hawkmoon roll or getting it for the first time will be happy to hear that the hand cannon will live on in The Witch Queen expansion.

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There will be no grind, but it's gonna be costly. (Picture: Bungie)

The downside is that it'll cost you plenty of valuable resources and will be available only on select days.

Where to buy Hawkmoon

Each Friday, the elusive vendor Xur will arrive in Destiny 2 with a few goodies to sell, including the Hawkmoon hand cannon.

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Xur will now sell Hawkmoon. (Picture: Bungie)

Boasting a random perk each new week, Xur will offer the exotic weapon for the following cost:

  • 1 Ascendant Shard 
  • 1 Exotic Cipher 
  • 125,000 Glimmer 
  • 200 Legendary Shards 

Ascendant Shards are by far the hardest to grind for. But, lucky for you, we've got you sorted with our in-depth guide that will help you how to farm them easily.

The Hawkmoon intrinsic perk might make the purchase worth it. Take a look at it down below:

"Paracasual Shot: Final blows and precision hits with Hawkmoon grant stacks of Paracausal Charge. The final round in the magazine deals bonus damage based on the number of stacks. Stowing Hawkmoon on the final round removes this bonus."


Featured image courtesy of Bungie.

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