Felwinter’s Lie is a new shotgun that’s been introduced to the game through what seemingly seems to be a cursed quest called ‘The Lie’. The following is a guide for how to get Felwinter’s Lie in Destiny 2.
Felwinter’s Lie was originally introduced into Destiny 1 as an Iron Banner Weapon. It was infamous for having an amazing range, with many in the community feeling like it was broken. There had been rumours for weeks that it would be introduced back into Destiny 2 through a secret quest in Season of the Worthy where we’d get to find out more about the back story for Rasputin, then the quest was dropped into the game on the 12th May 2020.
First of all, go and visit Ana Bray on Mars and pick up ‘The Lie’ quest to get started. This first step was a community step, where we had to complete millions of completions of the Seraph Tower activities on the EDZ, Io and the Moon. The total was 3 million per location, and when we first started the quest things seems to be going pretty well as the percentage increased indicated it would be achieved in about 4 days.
However, there was a bit of community backlash. This quest dropped just after the completion of the Guardian Games, which had been a grind in itself and going back to do 9 million public events. In response to this feedback from the audience, Bungie put an immediate five times multiplier into effect during weekdays and then a ten times multiplier on weekends.
Due to this, we wrapped up the community element of the quest early on Monday morning on 18th May 2020, approximately 6 days after the quest was released into the wild.
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Next up, have a chat with Ana again on Mars and then it’s time to take a trip down memory lane.
Ana sends us back to Vostok via the EDZ and a quest marker in the Winding Cove called “A Warmind’s Secret”. For this step of the quest, we need to find a few scannable materials found in this empty PVP map. Follow along to find the items to scan and then head back to orbit once you’re done.
Next up you’ll need to get 1000 shotgun kills or 100 in the crucible. I’d recommend doing them in PVE, as it’ll take you less time. Head to somewhere there’s a lot of small, weak enemies like Blind Well, Escalation Protocol or Altars of Sorrow. You can also go to Leviathan’s Castellum. For the quickest progress here, equip as many shotguns as you can and start farming for those kills. It is possible to equip 3 shotguns (one in each slot) if you have Tractor Cannon, and if you can equip some special ammo finder mods.
Now you have your shotgun kills, head to the moon as our old buddy Rasputin has something to show you. Head towards the moon bunker and you’ll be able to see the quest marker on the map.
For those following along with the quest at the time, this is where a bug happened.
As of 21st May 2020 this bug has been fixed and now the bunker opens up as planned. We’re taken through a nice bit of lore with Ana translating Rasputin as he talks about Felwinter, and how he eventually destroyed his own Son. I’ll play out that lore sequence now.
Once that’s done, it’s a simple matter of picking up the gun from the final projection of Felwinter in his coffin.
Let’s have a look at the shotgun in action.
Felwinter’s Lie Shotgun
Felwinter’s Lie is a legendary energy shotgun. It’s got impact stats of 80 and not bad reload speed of 41. The perks on the gun include Shot Package, which is a slight modification to the aggressive frame shotguns but this one has a more uniform pellet spread. It comes with Full Choke for a reduction in the projectile spread and Accurized Rounds for an increase in range.
There’s a couple of options too with Slideshot / Quickdraw and Opening Shot / Vorpal weapon. Personally I’d go for quickdraw, opening shot but it’s down to personal preference.
It’s been a bit of a journey, but Felwinter’s Lie is now in the game. For those coming to the quest after the fact, they probably won’t notice the difference and you’ll be able to breeze through the quest (apart from the 1000 shotgun kills).
It’s a very, very good shotgun so it’s well worth your time going through this quest to get it.
For those who experienced the quest in real-time, it’s more than likely going to leave Guardians feeling a little frustrated. There were a couple of issues – the first being the grind for the community step and the second the bug where people stayed up late into the night to try and finish the quest at the earliest opportunity.
Looking at the first point it feels like community steps in quests have hit a point of fatigue and perhaps Bungie won’t be doing these for some time. I don’t know if it was because this followed a similar quest in Season of Dawn with the Fractaline gathering, or if it was because it immediately followed the Guardian Games. I imagine if they were spaced out a little further then it would have been OK.
The second part to this was a bug, plain and simple. I would imagine there are many contributing factors to this and could have been an unforeseen issue in adding the five and ten times multipliers. Having worked in building software for a number of years it’s easy to introduce new bugs into the system with quick fixes. What seems like a good idea at the time can introduce bugs down the road that bite you in the ass.
With those two points out the way, there definitely are some positives in this quest. The lore, and getting to know more os Rasputin is a great thing and more lore in the game has to be put down as a positive. Then there’s the prize itself, which will most likely be one of the strongest shotguns in the game.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of the Felwinter’s Lie shotgun and The Lie quest. It’s been a saga for sure, but I for one am happy we have the shotgun in the game.