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Warmind already has the Destiny 2 community searching for secrets

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The treasure hunt opens officially tomorrow

Part of what made Destiny so special was its host of obscure quests and difficult to reach rewards. Each new expansion came with a new gun hidden behind some mystifying secret, almost unreachable without community participation. This was shockingly absent from Destiny 2 and its first expansion, Curse of Osiris. Warmind isn’t even out yet, but players are already hunting screenshots for all sorts of secrets.

From a gear perspective, there are a lot of unanswered questions for players. The item that everyone seems to be looking for is Sleeper Simulant, which seems to be returning in the latest expansion. However, there are several other unsolved mysteries lingering inside Warmind.

We know about two new exotics that don’t seem to be attached to the exotic engram loot table. The Polaris Lance scout rifle and the newly announced Worldline Zero sword both feature in the latest trailer for Warmind, but nobody is quite sure how to get them.

The warlock in the back appears to be holding Sleeper Simulant while the Titan is holding the Polaris Lance
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The Polaris Lance is very clearly the same weapon used by Ana Bray, the NPC protagonist of Warmind. How it ends up in the hands of players is something that dedicated Destiny fans will have to find out for themselves. However, players already know what this weapon does thanks to some gameplay from PlayStation. Every fifth precision shot grants players a delayed explosive round, burning the enemy target.

The Worldline Zero sword, on the other hand, is a complete mystery. Until the final trailer for Warmind released, players had never seen this sword in action and had no concrete evidence of its existence. Unlike the Huckleberry submachine gun, the Worldline Zero sword wasn’t announced alongside Warmind, leading players to believe that acquiring it won’t be as simple as a lucky drop.

On a more Legendary front, there is also a mysterious energy hand cannon floating around the Destiny community. In the Warmind reveal stream, Bungie showed off a Warmind-styled submachine gun, sniper and shotgun, all of which wil drop from the final bosses of the expansion’s new mode, Escalation Protocol. However, the hand cannon, which has also been confirmed, is suspiciously missing from that list.

A Destiny 2 community member, user getschwift on Reddit, took a question about this new hand cannon to the Destiny 2 subreddit, asking “are you (Bungie) allowed to tell us where you get the hand cannon?” User danielout, also known as Daniel Auchenpaugh, reward designer for Destiny 2, responded. “Not Escalation Protocol bosses,” said Auchenpaugh. “Don’t want to spoil everything for people. :).”

The map of Hellas Basin
Bungie/Activision via Reddit

Destiny players are even gleaning secrets from the in-game map. A user on the Destiny subreddit, DICTATUSNORDIC, posted the supposed map for Hellas Basin, the new location in Warmind. In the bottom right corner of the map is a familiar site for Destiny players: a collectibles counter. Destiny 2 was missing the global collectibles that Destiny had. On Mars, it looks like players will be “recovering data.” If this is anything like the Calcified Fragments in Destiny: The Taken King, this could lead to a very powerful, exclusive exotic for hardworking collectors.

There are also a number of lore mysteries surrounding this expansion. First, the Hive prince Nokris, brother of Destiny baddie Crota and son to Oryx, is one of the bosses in one of the new strikes. With the return of Oryx’s family, players are wondering what could be on the horizon for the Hive royalty. When coupled with the long-awaited appearance of a Hive worm god, Xol, in the launch trailer, lore enthusiasts will have a lot to go off of.

All of these secrets won’t be confirmed or denied until Warmind is officially in the hands of players. Even then, it could take weeks to find some of these exclusive secrets.

Destiny 2: Warmind releases May 8 for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One.