How to get The Recluse in Destiny 2

Learn how to beat From the Mouths of Babes to earn a new Pinnacle weapon, The Recluse, in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter.

Season of the Drifter has introduced three new Pinnacle weapons for players to work towards in Destiny 2. Each is earned through special new missions, and in this guide we’ll be looking at how to get The Recluse, the new Pinnacle SMG. It's far from an easy task to complete so be ready to invest some time if you want to earn this legendary weapon.

How to get The Recluse in Destiny 2

How to get The Recluse in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter
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The key to unlocking The Recluse is to complete the Pinnacle weapon quest titled From the Mouth of Babes. To obtain this, you’ll need to visit Lord Shaxx who holds onto the Crucible challenges. Speak with him and take a look at the Pursuits he offers to find and start From the Mouth of Babes.

From the Mouth of Babes asks you to complete a specific Crucible Triumph called The Stuff of Myth. Yep, that’s right, you’re going to need to play a good amount of Crucible PvP to earn The Recluse. The Stuff of Myth Triumph asks you to achieve two conditions: Win matches in the Crucible, and reach Fabled rank.

Win matches in the Crucible might sound simple enough, but each victory in a normal match will only grant 1% completion. Rather than grinding through 100 games or more, spending your time in the Competitive playlist or the Iron Banner will earn you more. It’s still going to take a long time to work through this challenge, so make sure you’ve got a team to roll with and increase your chance of wins.

Reaching Fabled rank is simply a case of playing and winning matches in the Crucible, so if you’re having success while grinding through matches for the first part of this challenge then you may well reach this rank anyway. In case you’re unsure of how Glory Ranks work in the Crucible, here’s the full list:

Guardian→ Brave→ Heroic→ Fabled→ Mythic→ Legend

Starting from Guardian, The Stuff of Myth asks you to battle up to Fabled rank. To rise through the Glory Ranks, you need to win matches in the Crucible competitive playlist or the Iron Banner. Unfortunately, losing matches will also lose you points, so it’s worth noting again that you’re better off tackling this goal with a strong fireteam. The good news is that each time you increase your Glory Rank you’ll be given a package, so you won’t be taking this task on for the Triumph alone.

How to get The Recluse in Destiny 2
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Once you finally make it to Fabled Glory Rank and win enough matches in the Crucible, you’ll have completed The Stuff of Myth. All you need to do next is hand in the From the Mouths of Babes quest and you’ll be given your much deserved prize: The Recluse SMG.

Now that you know how to get The Recluse in Destiny 2, Why not unlock the other Pinnacle weapons? Click here to learn how to get Oxygen SR3, or here for how to get 21% Delirium.

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