Pinnacle weapons are now a thing of the past in Destiny 2. A week before the Shadowkeep release Bungie announced that pinnacle weapons would be retired in favor of the renamed ritual weapons. One of those is the Season of the Undying Vanguard Ritual Weapon: Edgewise.
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Destiny 2 Edgewise – How to Obtain
Speak to Commander Zavala in the Tower and he’ll give you a quest called A Loud Racket! It challenges you to achieve the following in strike playlists:
- Machine Gun Final Blows
- Solar Final Blows
- Points Scored
Difficult strikes reward more progress than easier ones.
The good news is that Edgewise should be easier to get than previous pinnacle weapons. “Because these weapons are no longer pinnacle weapons, the quest required to earn them is not as in depth as previous seasons.,” Bungie says.
You’ll likely need to complete a bunch of PVE activities centered around strikes, nightfalls, and potentially the new Nightmare Hunts.
Why Were Pinnacle Weapons Retired?
Simply put, Pinnacle Weapons are too good and too hard to get. One of the big issues is the simple fact that a Pinnacle Weapon from Crucible is also going to be very good for PVE players. This forces people to fight there way through game modes they might not enjoy.
“Most of them far exceeded the efficacy they should have been at,” the developer said. “Another issue is that they cause problems in the player ecosystem, particularly in the case of the Crucible pinnacle weapons. Due to the nature of PvP and PvE, anything that works well in PvP is likely going be extremely effective in PvE as well. This forces players into the Crucible if they want the ‘best’ loadouts.”
In short, The Recluse really was too good. It has completely warped the weapon meta and is consistently used by at least half of all of the best Destiny players in the world. That’s an astonishing number which more than doubles any other weapon it he game.
How Are Ritual Weapons Different?
Ritual Weapons no longer have special perks and are curated rolls. Rather than being the best weapons in the entire game, Bungie describes them as something closer to an “interesting novelty” which is what the developers wanted pinnacle weapons to be in the first place.
If you’re still on the hunt for older pinnacle weapons, Bungie recently made a few of them easier to obtain. Season of Opulence’s Hush (Gambit), The Mountaintop (Crucible), and Wendigo GL3 (Vanguard), have had their requirements reduced. Each triumph now needs fewer kills, medals, and is a smaller time investment as a whole.
Looking for more Destiny 2 information? We have guides with all of the available information on the all-new Season Pass coming alongside Shadowkeep. We also have all of the season exclusive mods that the Gate Lord’s Eye has. It includes a lot of mods which improve the power of your grenades, heavy ammo generation, and more!