As a disclaimer, we don’t actually know what The Back Way, a new Destiny 2 exotic quest, will reward. However, there are only so many new exotic weapons in Shadowkeep and if we had to guess, it’s likely for Leviathan’s Breath. Considering the entire quest revolves a bow in Banshee-44’s shop, and there aren’t any other new exotic bows, we think this is a safe bet. Just in case, we’ll be leaving up the disclaimer below until we’re one hundred percent sure.
NOTE: We’ve just started up the latest Destiny 2 expansion ourselves and our rushing to get through it as quickly as possible. For now, though, that means we don’t have all the information we would like. We’ll continue updating this guide (and all our other Destiny coverage) as we uncover more steps. After which we will remove this disclaimer and leave you with the finished product. Until then, enjoy!
More Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Content:
- Pain and Gain – Destiny 2 Banshee 44 Exotic Quest Guide
- Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Exotics List – How to Get All the New Exotics
- Destiny 2 Season Pass Guide – Season of the Undying Rewards, XP
Step 1: The Back Way– Find Banshee’s Workshop
Banshee-44 wants to give us a new weapon! The problem is Banshee is being forgetful once again and can’t remember where the secret entrance to his workshop is. Find it somewhere in the Tower! It should have the weapon inside.
Banshee-44 wants to give you a weapon stored in his workshop, but he didn’t specify how to get in. Locate the hidden entrance to Banshee’s workshop and find the weapon.
“Banshee said Cayde knew about some secret entrance. If it were up to me, I’d say we should start looking in the Hangar. It’s where Cayde spent all his time.” —Ghost
Step 2: Where Are the Keys, Sir – Return to Banshee
We found the Bow! But it’s locked in a display case. Time to talk to Banshee.
You found a Bow in a display case in a room that’s got to be Banshee’s workshop. Problem is, the case is locked. Return to Banshee to complain. (Politely, of course.) “Well. I can’t say I’m surprised.” —Ghost
Step 3: Intro to Safecracking 101 – Complete Gambit Matches or Strikes
The display case has a rotating keycode which we’ll need to piece together since Banshee can’t remember it. You can rebuild the code by completing Gambit matches and strikes. Gambit Prime and Nightfall matches accelerate progress.
You’ll need a total of 100 points.
You need a rotating keycode to access the Bow in Banshee’s workshop, but the original has been lost. You’ll have to generate a new code following the same steps that Banshee did. First on Banshee’s list is to get out into the field to seed a key generator with combat data. Seed data for a new keycode by completing Gambit matches or Vanguard strikes. Gambit Prime matches and Nightfall strikes grant the most efficient progress.
“I’m still stuck on what would happen if we DID break the glass…” —Ghost
Step 4: Advanced Safecracking 201 – Precision Kills with Bows
We need targeted data which obviously means precision kills with bows against Vex and Cabal. Get 75 of them!
The key generator is seeded with viable combat data, and it can now output keycodes… but to constrain the possible set of generated codes, Ghost says you’ll need to provide the generator with some more targeted data. Literally. Use a Bow to land precision final blows against Vex or Cabal.
“This will bring us down to something like… hmm… 32,000 possible codes? Somewhere around there.” —Ghost
Step 5: Economics of War – Complete Arms Dealer Strike
Head to Earth and complete The Arms Dealer strike!
The key generator needs just a little more data before you’re ready to return to Banshee for final authentication. To further limit the possible codes the generator can create, you’ll have to recreate the conditions under which Banshee programmed the first codes: fighting Red Legion forces during the Red War.
“Think we’ll have time to drop by to say hi to Devrim? It’s been a little while…” —Ghost
Step 6: Applied Cryptosecurity – Return to Banshee
Now we just need a biometric authentication from Banshee. Back to the Tower!
You’ve completed all the necessary calibrations on the key generator. The only thing remaining is a biometric authentication from Banshee. Return to Banshee-44 in the Tower.
“This has been refreshingly straightforward.” —Ghost
Step 7: Martial Archery 401 – Return to Banshee’s Workshop
We’ve got everything we need. Time to unlock the display case and claim Leviathan’s Breath!
Return to Banshee’s workshop to claim the Bow.
“I wonder what this Bow meant to him. Every weapon Banshee makes has some kind of story.” —Ghost
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