Destiny 2 Hawkmoon Stats and Details
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hawkmoon, it is an exotic hand cannon that was introduced as soon as Destiny Year One. Originally, the gun was only available to PlayStation users during Year One. Eventually, during Destiny The Taken King, Hawkmoon became accessible to Xbox users as well.
With the release of Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt, Hawkmoon has made its return. This is definitely a hand cannon that you want to get your hands on, if you like using this class of gun. So, if you’re ever asking yourself, “What’s the best Hand Cannon in Destiny 2?, then this just might be the answer you’re looking for.
Here are the basic Hawkmoon stats and details:
- Rarity Class: Exotic
- Weapon Type: Hand Cannon
- Required Level to Use: 20 (Year One version of the weapon), 40 (Year Two version of the weapon)
- Magazine Size: 13
And here are the Specs of the weapon:
- Fie Mode: Semi-Automatic
- Damage Type: Kinetic
- Affiliation: Guardians (of course)
Next, let’s talk about the Hawkmoon upgrades. Since, we are going detailing how to get Hawkmoon in Destiny 2, we will go over this versions upgrades. Check out the different perks associated. This is perfect to know if it’s worth the effort to try and get the gun for yourself. Be warned, you might not be able to contain your anxiety after seeing how good they are…
- Corkscrew Rifling: This perk increases both the range + stability of the Hawkmoon, as well as the handling speed. Both of these are slight buffs.
- Allow Magazine: Get faster reloading speeds whenever your magazine is empty. Meaning, you don’t need to worry about constantly reloading the semi-small magazine in the heat of action.
- Transformative: Any future drops of this specific weapon will have random rolls. So, you can farm for more or better Hawkmoon drops.
- Smooth Grip: this will give you a slight buff in both the stability and handling speed of the hand cannon.
- Paracasual Shot: The final shot and precision hits made with Hawkmoon will grant you stacks of Paracasual Charge. In addition, the final round in your magazine will deal bonus damage based on the number of stacks. However, stowing your Hawkmoon on the final round will remove the stack bonus. This is a super useful perk that makes the Hawkmoon a dangerously powerful hand cannon. But, only if you are a pro player who can make accurate shots.
How to Get Hawkmoon Destiny 2
And now, the moment you have been waiting for. Let’s go over how to get the Hawkmoon in Destiny 2. In order to get your hands on this hand cannon, there are various quests that need to be done. First, you’ll need to complete the As the Crow Flies Destiny 2 Hawmoon Quest. And here’s how to get it done:
- First, you’ll need to head to the Tangled Shore. From here, go and have a quick talk with the Spider. They will inform you that you will need to track down and retrieve 5 yellow Paracasual feathers. Luckily, we have all of the locations listed below:
- The first feather will be located just outside of the Spider’s lair. You can find it right on top of the box that’s near the lair’s exit. After obtaining the first Paracasual, go back and talk to the Spider.
- Next, the second feather will be found in the Hallowed Grove Lost Sector. Go forwards from The Sludge spawn point. The building overlooking the entrance to the Lost Sector is where you will easily find the second feather.
- Third, go to the Cosmodrome and to the Steppes spawn point. Right in front of you, you can find the third Paracasual feather over the crumbled pillar.
- Your next trip will be towards the Dreaming City. At the entrance of the Blind Well, the feather can be seen on a ledge to the left of the usual Taken and Scorn battleground.
- Finally, you’ll need to head to the Moon Catacombs. You’ll need to be looking for the Shrine of Oryx. Head to the spawn point where you can find Eris Morn. Take a quick left and follow the path to the Shrine. Now, you can find your last feather tuckered by the central vestibule.
- Now return to the Crow. You will be given a quick mission in the EDZ. Afterwards, you will be given a part of the Haswkmoon. This is mission is the Destiny 2 Cry from Beyond Mission. There are a few objectives that need to be done in order to complete the mission:
- Generate 50 orbs.
- Commune with the Traveler. Here, you will need to find five more feathers, which are marked in your HUD.
- Defeat Champions or Guardians in Crucible – Gambit.
- Finally, you will need to complete one last quest. The Destiny 2 The Crow and the Hawk Mission is the final quest. You will be thrusted in the Hallowed Grove Lost Sector. There are a few jumping obstacles and platforming, alongside more feathers. This can be annoying. But, once you finish the mission, the Hawkmoon is yours for the keeping!
Destiny 2 After the Activision and Bungie Split
Everyone knows Activision is known for their…questionable business practices. And because of this, there were many trash micro-transactions for the most trivial things. Many players were turned off at this prospect. Eventually Destiny 2 began to lose many, many of its fans.
But now, Activision and Bungie have split up. As a result, Bungie was given full creative control over their game again. Their first course of action was to make Destiny 2 100% free to play.
After a rough history with Activision, Bungie had their rights to Destiny 2 returned. However, it might have been too little too late. The damage was already done and a majority of the fan base had already moved on to bigger and better.
Free Destiny Alternative
For instance, one of the best free to play games for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox consoles is Warframe. On top of that, it already has a similar design and concept to Destiny. The main difference is Destiny has online multiplayer matches, while Warframe has an open exploration and incentivizes teamwork.