This guide is based on leaked information and may be a spoiler for Beyond Light content that Bungie hasn’t yet released.
If you want to wait, you can come back when The Lament is officially released, or you can take a sneak peek now to get the hype train rolling!
Either way, we hope this guide helps you when The Lament officially releases in the game.
What is The Lament Exotic Sword?
The Lament is a new exotic weapon in Destiny 2 Beyond Light.
It’s a giant sword-chainsaw, a chain-sword if you will, and will absolutely decimate foes.
The weapon may not be officially released, but details can be found in the Exotics Collection with Destiny 2, where we can see details of the weapon’s perks.
The first is Banshee’s Wail, by pressing the Aim button (LT on Xbox, L2 on PlayStation and the Right Mouse click on PC) you can rev the blade.
This will bypass shields and deal shield-piercing damage to those annoying Strike foes!
You’ll also gain stacks for dealing revved attack damage, stacks which make The Lament way more powerful!
If this wasn’t good enough, Tireless Blade will make The Lament produce Sword Ammo every other kill, and damage dealt while revved heals you thanks to Revved Consumption.
This thing not only looks cool but is absolutely ready to just kill.
How to Unlock The Lament Exotic Sword
Now that the raid has been completed, the quest has unlocked.
This is your last warning!
Step 1 - Locate and scan 3 dead Exos on Europa
Step 2 - Locate the Giant Exo hidden in the Exo facility
Head into Bray Exoscience, and you'll find a new door has opened. Follow the path and you'll find a giant Exo head to interact with.
Step 3 - Prove yourself to the Clovis AI by using Swords against the Vex across Europa
- Vex defeated with Swords: 0/100
- Minotaur, Hydra, Cyclops Sword final blows: 0/20
Our recommendation is to head to the Perdition Lost Sector.
Step 4 - Acquire and complete quests from Commander Zavala and Variks to prove yourself to the Clovis AI
- "Reclaiming Europa"
- "Empire's Fall"
- "The Dark Priestess"
The post-campaign missions can be grabbed from Zavala and Variks, but if you've already done it, the game will skip this step.
Step 5 - Prove your worth to the Clovis AI by completing an Exo Challenge
Speak to Variks and complete the "Old Secrets, New Challenges" mission.
You'll need to stay close to torches (or collect red motes from Vex) to avoid freezing to death and beat the boss at the end.
Step 6 - Defeat Vex with finishers. Defeating powerful Vex grants the most efficient progress
- Vex defeated with finishers: 0/60
Again, go to the Perdition Lost Sector.
Step 7 - Access the strike "The Glassway" and locate the blade pieces within
This doesn't need to be done via the Strike playlist, so you just head to the strike from the Director and grab the blade pieces from one of the final enemies.
Step 8 - Head back to the Tower and speak to Banshee-44
Step 9 - Search Eventide Ruins for an abandoned bunker and explore inside
Head to lost sector Bunker E15 in Eventide Ruins, clear out the enemies, kill the boss and open the chest.
Step 10 - Complete the mission "Reforging the Past" to save the Clovis AI from being destroyed
Trigger the quest and fight your way through the enemies to reach the Giant Exo again.
Step 11 - Head back to the Tower and report your discoveries to Banshee-44
There are quite a lot of steps, but The Lament certainly looks worth it.