How to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2
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How to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2

It's like Halo superjumping all over again

Movement in Destiny 2 has always been smooth and responsive. Guardians use Sparrows for speed, but what if I told you there was an even faster way? It may be ridiculous, but here’s how to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2.

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What is Mountaintop Skating in Destiny 2?

Mountaintop Skating may be a goofy name, but it explains the ability well. Guardians can use the Mountaintop Grenade Launcher to fly across the map.

Skating has existed for a long time but is usually a class-specific movement technique that’s quite advanced and requires strict timing.

The best thing about Mountaintop Skating is that it requires no special gear or subclass.

What do I need to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2?

How to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2
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There are two prerequisites for Mountaintop Skating. The most obvious is the Mountaintop Grenade Launcher itself. Oddly enough, I recommend getting the old version of the Mountaintop instead of the Brave one. You can get this from the Exotic Archive in the Tower from the Legacy Gear section. The Brave one also works, although the explosions seem to hurt more.

You also need a Sword with the Eager Edge perk. The swords from the Dares of Eternity can roll with Eager Edge, but the easiest way to get it now is with the Falling Guillotine Sword from the Brave Arsenal

How to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2
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You can target farm the Falling Guillotine by Attuning to it in the Hall of Champions to increase its drop rate from Onslaught.

How to Skate with the Mountaintop

This technique is slightly different depending on who you ask. Some players use the Mountaintop blast to fling them across the map, while others use it to extend the range of class-specific skating techniques.

How to launch with the Mountaintop

To launch yourself, fire a barrage of sticky grenades at a wall. Sticky grenades take roughly 10 seconds to detonate, which is plenty of time to make a decent pile of grenades.

Stand as close as you can to the grenades, and you’ll be flung across the map away from the explosion. This type of explosive abuse would typically kill a Guardian, but Mountaintop Grenades do less self-damage than usual.

It’s important to note that you should stand by a ledge when you do this; otherwise, your feet will clip the ground, and you won’t go very far.

How to Mountaintop Skate in Destiny 2
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If you want to fly even further, replace every mod on your gauntlets with Kinetic Loader, as I have in the picture above. This mod decreases the Mountaintop’s reload speed so you can plant a couple of extra grenades before they detonate. 

If you can time an Eager Edge sword swing with the explosion, you can go so far you’ll break level boundaries. The tricky part is timing, but once you have a few successful launches, you can do all the steps fairly consistently.

How to use the Mountaintop with Shatterskating

I prefer to use the Mountaintop to increase my Shatterskating distance. Shatterskating is a Hunter-specific technique that requires the Stasis Subclass and Shatterdive Aspect. You can also “Well Skate” with a Solar Warlock, although I’ve not tried the Technique with that class.

The timing for the Shatterskating technique is extremely strict. Swap to your Sword, perform a heavy attack (right trigger/R2 on a controller), then very quickly press Jump, followed by Shatterdive. The motion is so fast it feels like you’re sliding your thumb from Jump to Dive (X to Square or A to B). 

If you’re Shatterskating, swap to Spike Grenades on the Mountaintop, as they explode immediately. While you’re skating, turn 180 degrees and fire Spike Grenades at the ground behind you. The technique is a little awkward, but those detonations will extend your momentum so you can travel even further.

Skating is an advanced technique, but you can still have fun launching yourself with the Mountaintop regardless of gear or skill level. Even if you’ve already got the Falling Guillotine, make sure you’ve got all the other Brave weapons, as you never know what you’ll need for the Final Shape


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Anthony is a freelance writer for PC Invasion and has worked in the industry for four years. He's furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony thrives in high-stakes games like Escape From Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events. When he's not grinding leaderboards, Anthony enjoys visiting Arcades, retro gaming, and horror movies.