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Destiny 2 guide: How to get the Leviathan’s Breath Exotic bow

Follow old Banshee-44’s instructions

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As part of Destiny 2: Season of the Undying, Banshee-44 has a new quest for you. He wants you to head to his secret workshop in the tower and pick up a bow he’s been working on. But Banshee’s memory isn’t exactly what it used to be. It’s up to you to find the Leviathan’s Breath Exotic bow, and figure out how to unlock the case it’s hiding behind.

Here’s how to get Destiny’s first heavy bow, the Leviathan’s Breath.

Editor’s note: Players datamined all the steps below this message; posted to Reddit by user Lloydle. We’re working through this quest right now to verify all the information ourselves, and we’ll update the guide with screenshots, tips, and changes as we discover them.

Step 1: The Back Way

Talk to Banshee-44 in the Tower to pick up the quest. Now you need to find Banshee’s hidden workshop.

Head to the Hangar in the Tower and climb up the the scaffolding toward the old Future War Cult building. Drop onto a small overhang so you’re standing on the actual roof of Future War Cult. Look ahead and up. You’ll see a small walkway. Jump up and follow the path.

When you reach the meeting room, look to your left and find an open door. Drop into the vent. You’ll find yourself behind the glass in the old postmaster’s room. Turn around and walk into the storage area. Look for a vent in the ceiling, and climb up the shelf to reach it.

Follow the vent path until you reach a small platforming puzzle. This is annoying in third person, so be sure to square yourself up with each platform before you jump. Climb up the small circular room and enter the vent.

You’re finally in Banshee's workshop. Walk up to the weapon case and try to open it.

Step 2: Where are the Keys, Sir

Turns out Banshee forgot to unlock the case. Better ask him how to get the keys. Turn around, and hang a left. This path will take you outside and back to the main area of the Tower. Go talk to Banshee-44.

Step 3: Intro to Safecracking 101

For the next part of the quest, you need to complete either Gambit matches or Strikes. If you do Nightfalls or Gambit Prime matches, you’ll complete this step even faster.

We recommend you just run two, quick matchmade Nightfalls of your choice. You’ll only need two.

Step 4: Advanced Safecracking 101

To fix the generator, you need to kill Vex or Cabal with precision bow kills. The best places to do this are the Vex Offensive on the Moon for Vex, or the Castellum in the Leviathan raid on Nessus for Cabal.

If you go into the Castellum with a good bow — we recommend Hush if you have it — this step will only take about five to 10 minutes.

Step 5: Economics of War

Finally, you need to complete a special version of The Arms Dealer strike in the EDZ. Banshee wants you to recreate the conditions he first set the code under.

This strike is a bit difficult at 900. Elemental weapons deal more damage than usual, enemies deal higher melee damage, and enemies have more health. Just take the Strike slowly, and you’ll finish it eventually.

Step 6: Applied Cryptosecurity

Head back to Banshee and tell him you’ve completed his quest.

Step 7: Martial Archery 401

With the key in hand, head back to Banshee’s workshop the same way you went in. Open the lock and pick up Leviathan’s Breath.

Leviathan’s Breath is a heavy bow, and it takes a very long time to charge. But if you can hit your target, it deals serious damage. It’s also Unstoppable, and comes with a huge knock back effect.

Note: this quest is only available for players who own the Season of the Undying pass — which came with Shadowkeep between Oct. 1 and Dec. 10.

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