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How to get Gjallarhorn (Exotic Rocket Launcher) in Destiny 2

Gjallarhorn is back in Destiny after a hiatus of 5 years, and it’s been returned to us as part of the Bungie 30th Anniversary update. Gjallarhorn was one of, if not THE most powerful weapons in Destiny history, and today I’m going to look closer at the stats, the perks, how it’s changed since Destiny 1, plus that all-important info on how to get Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2.


Gjallarhorn is an Exotic Power Rocket Launcher that fires solar damage and it comes with some pretty special perks

Wolfpack Rounds – Rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation.

Pack Hunter – Gain increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing this weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to nearby allies wielding non-Exotic Rocket Launchers.

Looking at the stats we have Stability 68, Handling 69, Reload Speed 43, Velocity 50. Blast Radius 95. Rounds Per Minute 15 and Magazine 1.

How to get Gjallarhorn

Gjallarhorn is one of the bonuses players get for ordering the Bungie 30th Anniversary pack. You can access this on all platforms and it costs approx $25.

Once you have purchased the 30th Anniversary pack, you’ll need to complete a quest called ‘And out fly the wolves’.

Step 1 – Visit Shaw Han

Go to the Cosmodrome and speak to Shaw Han. Pick up the quest.

Step 2 – Complete the Grasp of Avarice Dungeon

The Dungeon can be found on The Cosmodrome and you’ll need to find a fireteam. The Dungeon isn’t matchmade, so either team up with some clanmates or find some Guardians on Bungie’s LFG app, and complete the Dungeon. The Dungeon is probably the central piece of content with the 30th anniversary pack, and it’s a whole lot of fun. It’s all themed around the Loot Cave from Destiny 1. Once you finish the Dungeon you’ll get the next step of the quest.

Step 3 – Bring the Wolfpack Round to Shaw Han

Head back to the Cosmodrome and speak to Shaw Han once again.

Step 4 – Collect Wolfpack rounds

For this step of the quest you want to defeat powerful Fallen on The Cosmodrome. You can do public events, and you can also do Lost Sectors. It seemed a little buggy for me, so try and kill the Powerful Fallen if you can to get the 7 Wolfpack rounds you need to complete this step of the quest.

Step 5 – Speak to Shaw Han

Head back to speak to our vendor on The Cosmodrome

Step 6 – Speak to Banshee-44 in the Tower

For the next step just go to the Tower and speak to Banshee-44 about Gjallarhorn and pick up the Trigger mechanism.

Step 7 – Complete the Lost Sector Exodus Garden 2A

Next up you want to head back to the Cosmodrome and complete Exodus Garden 2A. You can find this Lost Sector in The Divide.

Step 8 – Reassemble Components

Head back to Shaw Han and near him, there’s a little room with a quest marker, head in there and reassemble the pieces of Gjallarhorn.

Step 9 – Pick up Gjallarhorn from Shaw Han

Final step of the quest is to pick up the Gjallarhorn from Shaw Han.

Once you have done this head out into your favourite activity and test out your new Exotic Rocket Launcher, and one of the most iconic weapons in the game!

How has Gjallarhorn changed?

Bungie has said about the returning rocket launcher “Gjallarhorn has been carefully updated to the Destiny 2 sandbox” according to its official reveal, and developers mean to “take its iconic status to the next level.”

Gjallarhorn definitely feels as powerful as it was in Destiny 1. As well as the perk Wolfpack Rounds, where rounds fired split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation, it also has Pack Hunter. This is where you get increased handling and reload speed when standing near allies. Firing the weapon also grants Wolfpack Rounds to nearby allies wielding non-Exotic Rocket Launchers, which is going to make this extra powerful.

A Short History of Gjallarhorn

Gjallarhorn is often seen as one of the most overpowered weapons ever used in Destiny. Its dominance extended throughout the later half of Year 1 Destiny 1. The weapon was so prevalent it was almost needed to play higher-level activities. For example, many of the LFG posts during Year 1 often put the phrase “Gjallarhorn Req.” Meaning if a player joined without a weapon, they would be kicked from the activity.

Another example of its dominance has to do with how many times it was sold by Xur. In the second week of Destiny 1, Xur sold the weapon to the players. Unfortunately, due to how early Destiny was in its life span many refused to spend Strange Coins on such a “weak” weapon. Many viewed the perks of tracking and wolf pack rounds as too simple or underpowered. The weapon would then go on a nearly year-long drought with it only ever being sold once more a few weeks prior to the start of Year 2.

It was also the only Rocket Launcher that has tracking missiles that each functioned separately from the warheads. The rocket launcher is one of three exotic Rocket launchers found in Destiny 1 that are made by the Crux-Lomar weapons foundry. The other two are Dragon’s Breath and Truth.

Gjallarhorn’s special perk is “Wolfpack Rounds”, wherein rounds fired from this weapon split into tracking cluster missiles upon detonation of the main warhead. This adds to the overall damage of a single round and thus can down high-level enemies and/or bosses in a short amount of time, or take out large groups of lower-tier enemies.

Let me know what you think of Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2, is it as good as you remember or has it been nerfed beyond recognition?

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