The early days of Destiny 2 PvP can be described in one word: sweat. The competitive mode was very difficult to move up in for most players. Bungie decided to tie a bunch of Quests for elite weapons into the higher rankings. The result: really good players got really good weapons. So anytime you ever saw the Hand Cannon Luna’s Howl, you knew you were dealing with a highly competitive — read: very sweaty — player. But that was then and this is now. The competitive mode is a bit more friendly, as is the method for acquiring this gun. So if you want to know how to get Luna’s Howl in Destiny 2, keep reading.
Luna’s Howl was once a Fabled-tier weapon
If you’re more familiar with the PvP scene these days, the “Fabled” ranking may not strike you as something that’s all that difficult to acquire. In competitive, all you have to do is win more than you lose and you’ll eventually get there. It’s not as though every loss is a huge ding on where you stand.
Back in the day, though? Fabled felt impossible for many. I recall using a Google Docs spreadsheet to calculate how many more consecutive wins I’d need to hit the rank. Every loss felt like a huge blow to your chances. It was that kind of chase. Stressful.
The bad news: Luna’s Howl got caught in the Sunsetting apocalypse, so it cannot be infused up to meet today’s Power Level requirements. The good news, though? It’s much easier to get. Here’s why.
Luna’s Howl can be purchased in the Tower
The steps for how to get Luna’s Howl in Destiny 2 today are simple: all you need to do is visit the Tower and hit up the Monument to Lost Lights. If you’re not familiar with that, it’s the kiosk near the Vault with the Guardians on it.
In order to get Luna’s Howl, you will need some resources in your inventory. There are as follows:
Once you have all of that, open the Monument, navigate to the section labeled “Legacy Gear.” Once you’re there, you’ll find Luna’s Howl sitting in the first slot of the second row, which is called “Crucible Weapons.”
And that’s how to get Luna’s Howl in Destiny 2
This used to be one of the most feared Hand Cannons in all of Destiny 2. It may not have all the same magic it once did, and it’s no longer viable in competitive modes where Power matters. But it can still be fun to use, even if you just want to give it a shot and see what everyone was raving about all those years ago.