Destiny 2 Midnight Coup
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Fastest way to complete the Midnight Ride quest in Destiny 2: Into the Light

Two minutes to midnight.

A new Hand Cannon enters the Destiny 2 arsenal. Here is the fastest way to complete the Midnight Ride quest in Destiny 2: Into the Light.

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Destiny 2: Fastest way to complete the Midnight Ride quest

Out of the weapons I enjoy using the most, Hand Cannons are often my go-to choice for high-density mob situations in PVE and as a great way to collect kills in PVP. Thankfully, Into the Light took notice of this and now has released the Midnight Ride quest – just like the Climbing the Mountaintop quest – which will allow us to unlock a new weapon from the past – in this case, the Midnight Coup. This Hand Cannon was heavily used during Destiny 2 Year 1 and now is back for us to enjoy. However, you will first have to complete one of the following objectives given by Arcite 99-40 in the Hall of Champions:

  • Rapidly defeat combatants using Hand Cannons anywhere in the system Bonus progress for rapid final blows in Onslaught.
  • Defeat Guardians using Hand Cannons.
Destiny 2 Midnight Ride Quest
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Contrary to Climbing the Mountaintop, Midnight Rise’s objectives can be completed pretty quickly. You can go to any common farming location like the Shuro Chi encounter in the Last Wish Raid, or even venture to the Divalian Mists in the Dreaming City to farm some kills with your Hand Cannon of choice. However, the bonus progression by Onslaught mode combined with a very “hot” weapon in particular will have you complete this in just a couple of waves.

Use the Sunshot in any Onslaught map

Destiny 2 Onslaught
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Yes, I know, I’m a sucker for the Sunshot, but what can I say? It is one of if not the best weapon in the game – a bit of hyperbole never hurts anyone, right? Anyway, you can use other Hand Cannons similar to it like the Malfeasance, Fatebringer, Ace of Spades, etc. The thing you want to create with your Hand Cannon is an explosion that will generate a lot of fast kills – which is the whole premise of the quest’s first objective. That is why the Sunshot shines (get it?) in this situation.

Given the speed at which you will complete this quest, any Onslaught map would work wonders. Midtown and Vostok will allow you to create more instances for your Scorch to kill more enemies due to their close-quarter nature – more prominent in Midtown, while Mothyards will allow you more killing opportunities given its openness allowing each Guardian to not cannibalize each other’s kills.


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