The big boy is finally back! The Gjallarhorn, the exotic rocket launcher that has demolished bosses and created annual celebrations, has returned in Destiny 2. However, you’ll only be able to obtain it after completing a quest chain. Here’s our Destiny 2 guide to help you get the Gjallarhorn by completing an exotic quest called And Out Fly the Wolves.
Note: For more information, check out our Destiny 2: Season of the Lost guides and features hub. Likewise, please be reminded that the Gjallarhorn can only be acquired if you own the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack. This is different from the Forerunner (i.e., Halo Magnum), which is available to all players even if they don’t own the DLC.
Destiny 2 Gjallarhorn guide – How to get the franchise’s most famous rocket launcher
The quest to obtain the Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2 is called And Out Fly the Wolves. You can pick up the quest by speaking to Xur in the Treasure Hoard location. This destination gets unlocked after completing your first Dares of Eternity run. The quest steps have already been datamined by Light.gg:
- Talk to Shaw Han in the Cosmodrome.
- Complete the new Grasp of Avarice dungeon and return to Shaw Han. You can take a look at our full dungeon guide if you need help with the encounters.
- Defeat powerful Fallen in the Cosmodrome to obtain 7x Wolfpack Rounds and return to Shaw Han. You can do a heroic public event (i.e., Glimmer Extraction) or head inside lost sectors to find yellow-bar mobs.
- Talk to Banshee-44 in the Tower. He’ll tell you to revisit a Fallen hideout to pick up components. This is the Exodus Garden 2A lost sector in the Cosmodrome – The Divide.
- Go back to Shaw Han and use the tool chest in the hideout to assemble the components. The hideout is right across from him inside a small cavern.
- After one final visit to Shaw Han, you’ll complete the Gjallarhorn itself.
The Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2 has the following perks:
- General: Volatile Launch, Alloy Casing, Short Action Stock.
- Intrinsic: Wolfpack Rounds – Rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation.
- Trait: Pack Hunter – Increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing this weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to allies who are using non-exotic rocket launchers.
The Wolfpack Rounds intrinsic perk is something that many veterans are familiar with. After all, it’s what made this weapon a beast back in the original game. It melted bosses with ease, causing most LFG peeps to only prefer those who had this weapon. However, it’s the Pack Hunter trait that should be worth a look, as it essentially turns non-exotic rocket launchers into mini-Gjallarhorns with makeshift Wolfpack Rounds.
Note: As for the Gjallarhorn Catalyst, you’ll need to return to the Grasp of Avarice dungeon to fight Reaver Vandals and open secret chests.