Surprise! A fan favorite weapon from the original Destiny is making a return today in Destiny 2! As part of the weekly update, players were sent to Titan for a Heroic Mission. Eagle eyed fans, however, spotted a new unlocked door and Fallen Transponder in the “Bad Neighbors” mission.
What do you do with this Fallen Transponder? Fans are still working that out, but we’re here to help you complete it yourself! Most suspect the quest will reward Outbreak Prime, a raid weapon from Destiny 1. It has been renamed as Outbreak Perfected in Destiny 2.
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What is Outbreak Prime?
Outbreak Prime is an exotic pulse rifle with The Corruption Spreads perk. This causes enemies that take repeated hits from the weapon to spawn SIVA nanites that attack other enemies. It also has the Parasitism perk which causes the weapon to deal bonus damage to any enemies already infected with SIVA nanites.
When Can I Get the Outbreak Prime in Destiny 2?
To start the Outbreak Prime exotic quest, you just need to complete the “Enemy of My Enemy” quest line on Titan. It begins with the mission “A Visit to Command” and continues into “Data Requisition.” This is a Destiny 2 world quest — marked by a blue and white crown symbol on your map. Despite many theories to the contrary, there is no time constraint on when you can pick up the Fallen Transponder. You also do not need to keep Mithrax (the Fallen Captain at the end of this quest line) alive. You can, if you want some extra dialogue and fun context for the Outbreak Perfected mission ahead, but not doing so won’t lock you out of the Exotic.
Outbreak Prime Exotic Quest Steps
0. Find Fallen Transponder in Bad Neighbors Mission
Note: You must have completed the “Enemy of My Enemy” world quest for this door to be unlocked. If you haven’t done that yet, go do it and then come back.
This isn’t like previous exotic quests in Destiny 2. First of all, you have to find the Fallen Transponder in a specific place on Titan. To get there, you can proceed through the “Bad Neighbors (Heroic)” mission if it’s available. Then, after the scene where you trade glances with a Fallen Captain through a glass window, head through the newly unlocked door and down the stairs. The Transponder is on a desk in the lower part of the room.
You don’t need to play any adventure at all, though. You can also reach this location in free roam — assuming you completed the “Enemy of My Enemy” world quest. Even if you beat the mission on a different character, thereby getting the “Enemy of My Enemy” Triumph, you still need to finish the world quest on the specific character you start the Exotic quest as.
Just spawn into The Rig on Titan. Then turn right and proceed forward — across the bridge and into the building across the water. Follow this path until you reach a door covered in “Hive gunk” off to one side, illuminated by red warning lights. If you beat the appropriate world quest, the door should say “unlocked.” At which point you can open it, head downstairs into the control room, and pick up the Fallen Transponder from the desk.
That’s it! Now we need to activate the thing by finding more Fallen tech in six Lost Sectors across Earth and Nessus. Read on for more information about that.
A Fallen global positioning transponder, jury-rigged for operation by human hands. Its encrypted interface seems to require locational data. Beyond that, your Ghost can find nothing remarkable about this device except a brief plaintext message embedded in its header files.
1. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 1 – The Drain on EDZ
There are six nodes that must be completed to activate the Fallen Transponder. Each is essentially a riddle, telling you where to look for each node. Use the above map to find the EDZ nodes. Thanks to lowlidev for the wonderful map service.
First off, you’re going to head to The Drain lost sector.
The above image shows exactly where to look during your adventure. Bear in mind that it’s a bit off the beaten path from the Lost Sector boss — down the left-hand tunnel when the Lost Sector forks in two. Thanks to Nyxara on /r/DestinyTheGame for compiling these!
2. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 2 – Whispered Falls on EDZ
Again, use the above map and head on over to the Whispered Falls lost sector. Complete it and then head to the location in the image above. It’s about halfway through the Lost Sector, a good distance before you reach the boss. You’ll find the node there.
3. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 3 – Atrium on EDZ
These next two nodes are very close together. Head inside of the church and down into the basement. This is the Atrium lost sector. Explore around the ruins until you find a room off to the side. There will be another node inside.
4. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 4 – Widow’s Walk on EDZ
Climb on out of the Atrium and head towards the rest of the EDZ map. You’re probably familiar with the Widow’s Walk lost sector. Gun through the whole thing, beat the boss at the end, and jump on up to this ledge for the final EDZ node. It’s right behind where the chest spawns!
5. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 5 – The Carrion Pit on Nessus
Now we move on to Nessus. Again, use the above map to visit a few lost sectors!
First off, we’re off to The Carrion Pit. Run it to completion and look around the end chest for the above node.
6. Complete Fallen Transponder Node 6 – The Rift on Nessus
One more node and our Fallen Transponder will be complete! Head back to the starting area and run over to The Rift. Complete it, climb the heights, and head on behind the metal container near the reticle above. The node will be inside just waiting to be picked up.
7. Decipher the String to Rendezvous – The Farm on EDZ
Don’t worry about deciphering it; just head on over to The Farm. Immediately head to your right and there’s a newly opened basement hatch. Head inside and grab the mission from Mithrax, the Fallen, inside.
8. Complete Zero Hour Mission – The Old Tower
While the Thunderlord mission had us revisit the old wall from the original Destiny introduction sequence, accepting this mission will send you to the old Destiny tower. You only have 20 minutes to complete the mission, so be ready! It’s a very, very hard battle where you fight against power level 690 enemies.
Enemies will have a lot of Shock shields, too, so we recommend using Riskrunner if you have it. Be ready for a lot of enemies, Servitors, and a Fallen tank.
There’s also a ton of platforming so be ready for that! The video above shows Teawrex’s completion.
Complete the mission and you’ll be granted Outbreak Perfected at power level 700! Enjoy!
After that, go back and beat the Heroic version for the Outbreak Perfected catalyst!