Destiny 2 is known for locking its best weapons behind some ridiculously grindy quests and requirements, with each new pinnacle weapon requiring even more bonkers feats of dedication and strength to get than those before. The Mountaintop Grenade Launcher was one of these, but recently Bungie reined in the requirements - here's how to unlock it.
What's so great about Mountaintop anyway? We're looking at a Legendary Kinetic Grenade Launcher that's lightweight and increases your movement speed compared to heavier weapons. It also has some impressive stats to boot:
- Blast Radius: 55
- Velocity: 78
- Stability: 31
- Handling: 72
- Reload Speed: 67
- Rounds Per Minute: 90
- Magazine: 1
- Zoom: 13
- Inventory Size: 61
- Aim Assistance: 75
- Recoil: 62
- Bounce Intensity: 38
- Bounce Direction: Tends Right
In the right hands this is an absolutely devastating weapon, and even in the wrong hands it can wreak plenty of havoc among enemy units. It's easy to see why it's so coveted, and why so many players breathed a sigh of relief when getting it became easier. So how can you get your hands on it?
Step One - Start the Quest
Your journey begins in the Tower Courtyard where you can talk to Lord Shaxx and accept "The Ascent" - get it, ascent to the mountaintop? - which is the quest that will earn you this grenade launcher. For The Ascent to be available, you need to have the Brave Glory Rank, which only requires 200 Glory Points, so we're assuming you got this part covered. You gain Glory points by winning competitive Crucible PvP matches.
Once you've accepted The Ascent, you are tasked with completing a Triumph called "In Pursuit of Honor." This involves a number of objectives you need to achieve when playing Crucible matches - you may have noticed that the acquisition of Mountaintop is very PvP focused, so if you prefer PvE this may be unpleasant.
Step Two - Get Grenade Launcher Kills
In Pursuit of Honor requires 750 Kills in the Crucible with Grenade Launchers, as well as 75 Double Kills and 25 Triple Kills, known as Calculated Trajectory Medals. These are combined, so getting a Double Kill also adds 2 towards your overall Kill requirement. If you play Iron Banner or Competitive matches, your kills will be worth Double or Triple the base amount, respectively, speeding up the process.
Step Three - Reach Fabled Rank
You've already been working towards this during the previous portion of the quest, but to be able to complete The Ascent you need to reach the Glory Rank "Fabled", meaning the accumulation of 2,100 Glory Points. Reaching Fabled rank is a requirement for a number of other sought-after weapons tied to the Crucible, so this will help you out in other quests too.
Step Four - Receive Mountaintop
Once you have completed the In Pursuit of Honor Triumph and reached the Fabled rank, you can head back to Lord Shaxx and turn in the quest, rewarding you with the Legendary Mountaintop Grenade Launcher.