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Destiny 2 guide: Devil’s Ruin Exotic sidearm quest, A Moment in Time

Head back to the Twilight Gap to get this new pistol

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The Devil’s Ruin Exotic sidearm quest is finally live in Destiny 2.

The Devil’s Ruin sidearm has two major perks. The main perk is Close the Gap, which causes the gun to fire normally with traditional trigger presses, or transform into a staggering laser blast if you hold the trigger. The second perk is Pyrogenesis, which causes the gun to refill ammo from reserves after a successful, fully charged laser blast.

Here’s our guide on how to get the Devil’s Ruin Exotic sidearm in Destiny 2.

Editor’s note: These three steps are the only ones we know about so far, taken from the Destiny database. We’re currently working our own way through the quest, and we will add more steps as we uncover them.

Step 1: Find a Timelost Weapon Frame

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Pick up the Devil’s Ruin quest from a Sundial run
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When you first log in, you’ll get a notice from Saint-14 on how to start the Devil’s Ruin quest. You need to complete a Sundial run on Mercury and defeat enemy champions. Enter the Sundial to start the quest.

When you finish a Sundial run, interact with the console in the middle of the area. In addition to the usual bevy of weapons you can choose from, you can also pick up the Devil’s Ruin quest step “A Moment in Time.” Pick up the Timelost Weapon Frame and move onto the next step.

Step 2: A Lost Relic

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Turn the Timelost Weapon Frame into Saint-14
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Go turn the Moment in Time quest in to Saint-14 in the Tower Hangar. He’ll send you on a mission to the Twilight Gap crucible map.

Step 3: A Tour Through History

You need to collect weapon fragments in the Twilight Gap on Earth. Select the Parts Long Lost mission node in the EDZ. You’ll land in the Twilight Gap Crucible map. Your objective is to hunt down dead robots to reclaim weapon parts.

There are 10 Crucible robots scattered around Twilight Gap. It’s a small area and they’re all easy enough to find on their own. But if you’re stuck on any of them, check out our gallery above.

Once you’ve found all 10 robots, you’ll get the Devil’s Ruin Exotic sidearm. If you want to stick around and listen to Shaxx, Osiris, and Saint-14 chat about the old days, don’t leave the mission. They’ll talk for a few minutes, and they say some pretty funny stuff.

Is the Devil’s Ruin sidearm any good?

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A look at the Devil’s Ruin main perk
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The Devil’s Ruin sidearm is rad, but a little strange to get used to.

When you tap the trigger, it fires standard sidearm shots. But if you hold the trigger, it fires a beam of fire that melts anything in front of you — the beam also staggers Unstoppable Champions. If you want to uses the laser, you don’t have to have full ammo either. No matter how far you are into your magazine, the gun will reload itself before firing the laser.

This weapon is devastating in both PvE and PvP.

In a PvE environment, you can kill most enemies in a few sidearm shots, and large groups of enemies instantly with the beam. Even Fallen Captains with their big shield go down almost instantly with the beam attack.

In PvP, Devil’s Ruin is much harder to use, but still very powerful. You only need a few standard sidearm shots to kill an enemy. If you decide to use the laser, you’ll expose yourself to damage. But if you can manage to fire it, you’ll melt any Guardian you hit very quickly. For high skill players, it will be a useful weapon to learn, due to how versatile it is.

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