In the vast open world of Destiny 2 there are numerous weapons that players can obtain, and one of these is a rifle called Izanagi’s Burden. This rifle stands out amongst other weapons in the game due to its unique abilities that allow users to take down large enemies that have a lot of health with relative ease.
But to get this legendary weapon you need to complete a long and difficult exotic quest. Luckily, in this guide, we will explain all of the steps you need to do to get Izanagi’s Burden in Destiny 2.
Obtaining Izanagi’s Burden In Destiny 2
In short, to get the sniper rifle from the exotic quest, you will need to gather a variety of different items in the game. The first item you need is the Mysterious Box that rewards it. But, before you can get the Mysterious Box, you will need the quest for it from Ada-1.
You can find her in the annex section of the tower in the EDZ. But if you did not unlock the Black Armory Forges beforehand, you will need to complete a quest before you can get the Mysterious Box.
After the area is unlocked and you have spoken to Ada-1, they will give you the exotic quest you need, and you can now go to the location where the box is.
To find the Mysterious Box, head to Volundr Forge in the EDZ, then head to a cave below the entrance to the Central Forge.
When you find the destroyed bridge, jump down to a small platform located left of the Central Forge entrance. After you jump, turn around, and you will find a pathway that leads into a cave. Inside the cave, you will find the Mysterious Box.
Once you get the box, you need to find all four keys that are listed below, in order to open it.
- Black Armory Key
You can find all four keys in Volundr, Izanami, and Gofannon forge. In each of these locations, you will need to start a forge up and survive incoming waves whereby you need to destroy certain drones that will give you a Maximum Temper buff. You will need this buff active to clear all of the forges. That said, follow the steps below to complete the forges.
The Mysterious Box Fishhook Key
To start, head to the first location called Volunder forge in the EDZ and fire it up. When you fire up the forge it will begin the first wave, and you will need to clear it before the drones can spawn in. After wave one is completed, head to the area that is close to the coast. The first drone you need to kill is going to spawn somewhere near a mountain covered with grass.
As a side note, make sure to bring a sniper rifle to make killing these drones easier. Once the drone is down, turn around and search the area far to the right in the cave. Around some stalactites, you will find the other drone. Make sure to kill both drones quickly to gain the buff. After you get the buff, complete the forge as usual, and this will cause a Black Armory crate to spawn next to the center of the forge. Inside the Black Armory crate, you will find the Fishhook key.
The Mysterious Box Butterfly Key
Same deal as last time, except this time you will be heading to Izanami Forge on Nessus. The drones you need to destroy will spawn above Vex Spies that spawn on the islands, not far from the central island where the forge is. When you kill them, go on to complete the rest of the waves as usual and loot the crate when you finish.
The Mysterious Box Hand Key
The next key you need is in the Gofannon Forge, and it is on Nessus too, so head over there now. Same steps as the other two, fire the forge up and set up in the back of the area near the destroyed ship.
The first drone you need will spawn near the top of this ship and after it goes down, turn left towards a cave. The other drone will spawn somewhere over there. Destroy them and complete the rest of the forge waves. Then like last time, the key you need will be inside a crate in the center of the forge.
24 Watcher Lenses
Unlike the last three keys, The Black Armory key requires you to do a bit of running around. Start by heading back to Ada-1 in the Annex Tower. She will give you the mold for the key and update the quest, which will require you to kill enemies called Watchers to get 24 Watcher Lenses.
You can find and farm these at the Leviathan raid area, so head there next. When you arrive, locate the control room, and inside you will find several levers. These levers will unlock the door to the underbelly by pulling the levers in the following order listed below.
Once the door is open enter and find the engine room. On the way you will encounter at least one Watcher, and killing them will sound the alarm. After this, a wave of cabal will spawn.
Kill all of them and then continue on your way to the engine room. Inside the engine room, kill the four Watchers inside six times, and they will drop a few of the Watcher Lenses you need. After you kill them all, leave the area by going back to the start. When outside, pull the lever again to respawn all of the enemies, and repeat everything you just did to farm 24 Watcher Lenses in total.
Get And Farm Glimmering Amethyst
After you get 24 Watcher Lenses, the next item you need before you can and get the Black Armory Key is Glimmering Amethyst. You will need to collect 200 of this item, and luckily it is relatively to get by completing the following listed below.
- Public Events
- Loot chests
Overall, your best bet at getting Glimmering Amethyst is through completing and farming Heroic Public Events. The events are short and easy to complete, and reward you with 10 Glimmering Amethyst. We suggest farming these public events and opening and looting planetary chests on the way to the next event. The EDZ has a lot of these public events, so we recommend starting your farming run there.
The Black Armory Key
When you finish getting the Glimmering Amethyst, you can then move on to getting the last forge key. To get the Black Armory key, you will need to head to the Bergusia Forge in the EDZ. Then like with the last three keys, you will have to follow the same steps.
Finish the first wave and find the first drone on the left side of the ruins in the back of Bergusia Forge. After you down it, find a large red pipe on the right side of Bergusia fore, and there you will find the last drone you need to kill. After that, find and loot the crate to get the key. After this, head back to Ada-1, and they will tell you of an Unidentified Frame.
The Unidentified Frame
Getting the Unidentified Frame is the next step in unlocking the Mysterious Box that will reward you with Izanagi's Burden.
To start, you will need to find an item called an Obsidian Crystal. To get an Obsidian Crystal, you will need to complete a rare Black Armory Bounty. Luckily you can get these from Ada-1 if you complete the daily bounties sold by them. If you do enough, you might get a rare one, so buy all of them and complete them until you get one.
After you receive the Obsidian Crystal from the bounty, you need to get another item next, the Ascendant Glass Shard. You get this shard from completing the Shattered Throne dungeon that is in the dreaming city. When you complete the dungeon, you will need to do an extremely tough version of Pyramidion Strike on IO next. We recommend bringing a few friends along to make it easier.
Then after you complete that strike, you will get an item called an Unidentified Radiant Frame. Following that you will need to move on to the final step, which is completing a quest in the EDZ called Lock and Key. After this, go back to Ada-1, and you will get the sniper rifle ‘Izanagi’s Burden’.