Ikelos weapons are a family of four legendary class guns available in Destiny 2, which include a sniper rifle, a submachine gun, a hand cannon, and a shotgun. These four guns share a similar robotic look and sparse description.
Since these weapons are not available in the main story campaign of the game, players are usually confused on how to obtain them. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry, because this article is aimed towards providing you information on how to acquire all the four Destiny 2 Ikelos weapons.
It is worthy of note that these weapons are only available in Destiny 2’s expansion DLC, where players play to get new items that will enable then unlock new chests and other items, such as the Destiny 2 Ikelos Weapons.
How Do You Get Destiny 2 Ikelos Weapons?
The following is a guide on how you can obtain the Destiny 2 Ikelos Weapons:
The Ikelos Legendary Shotgun (SG_v1.0.2)
The Ikelos Shotgun, which is one of the best shotguns in the game, is available in Destiny 2, and it is newly improved with random rolls. It features a Trench Barrel, among others, which is a very powerful perk that makes it one of the best shotguns for PVE (Player versus Environment) activities, where you could run into an enemy, punch them, and unload rapid shotgun shots in them.
To obtain this Ikelos SG v1.0.2, you have to defeat the Kell Echo in the Prophecy Dungeon, after which you will be teleported, along with the figure from the Nine, to the chest’s location. While you won’t receive any Pinnacle drop here, you can ruin the dungeon to your satisfaction and obtain loot. As a result of this, it is recommended that you load a second or third character into the final encounter to enable you checkpoint your fight with the Kell Echo.
Note that the Prophecy Dungeon will be unavailable next season, therefore, if you really want this weapon, you have to grind for it now.
The Ikelos Hand Cannon (HC_v1.0.1)
The Ikelos_HC_v1.0.1 is an energy weapon that temporarily allows you to inflict up to three times more damage on your enemies when you earn a kill. It features a Precision Frame Perk that enables players to get a quick and precise shot on their enemy. It also has a Rampage Trait that increases the damage inflicted on each shot.
The Ikelos Hand Cannon is available in Destiny 2 in the quest “A Piece of the Past.” To obtain this weapon, you have to find Ana Bray, who will give you a second quest that will enable you to unlock this legendary weapon. You can meet Ana Bray when you’ve completed the main story missions for Destiny 2 Warmind. If you are not familiar with world quests’ icons, they look like crowned blue banners and are usually marked on the map when they are available.
The Ikelos Sub-Machine Gun (SMG_v1.0.2)
The Ikelos_SMG_v_1.0.2 is a legendary energy submachine gun that causes arc damage. It is an aggressive frame SMG, that is, it has high damage and high recoil, among others.
To obtain this weapon, you have to get an Exodus Engram for a chance at a drop by completing steps in the quest for Zavala known as Exodus: Preparation. This Engram contains four weapons – the Ikelos Sniper, Ikelos SMG, First in, Last Out Shotgun, and Berenger’s Memory Grenade Launcher.
The first step in the quest is to meet and speak with Zavala, who will inform you that it’s up to you to protect the system since the Pyramids arrived. And to achieve this, you have to go on a quest around the planets which involves being vaulted in Beyond Light, that is, Mars, Mercury, Io, and Titan.
After talking to Zavala, he’ll send you to Sloane on Titan, where you’ll complete a Weekly Bounty. You’ll then have two offers and a choice of activities, which could include running a strike, running public events, or killing a few enemies on a specific area on the map.
When you’ve completed these activities, you have to return to Sloane and collect your Exodus Engram. From where you will proceed to the Umbral Decoder to decode the Engram for a chance at a drop of this SMG. Note that you have a one in four chance of obtaining the Ikelos submachine gun.
If you want to get more Exodus Engrams, you have to continue with the Exodus Preparation quest which involves visiting Asher on Io, Ana on Mars, and Brother Vanee on Mercury.
As soon as you have your preferred weapon, the Ikelos SMG, you can focus your Umbral Engrams through the Prismatic Recaster so as to create additional Exodus Focused Engrams. Ensure you narrow down your focusing options to a 50-50 chance of obtaining the SMG, as this provides a much better chance that you’ll obtain your desired weapon.
The Ikelos Sniper Rifle (SR_v1.0.2)
The Ikelos_SR_v1.0.2 is a legendary energy sniper rifle that inflicts solar damage on its victims. It is a rapid frame sniper, that is, it has deeper ammo reserves as well as faster reloading when the magazine is emptied. The curated roll of this weapon comes with Box Breathing and when you aim it for a short time without firing, you gain bonus range along with precision damage. The Ikelos Sniper Rifle also has a Triple Tap, among other features, that causes fast landing hits to return one (1) round to the magazine.
To obtain the Ikelos Sniper Rifle, you have to adhere to the instructions that have been provided in “The Sub-Machine Gun (SMR_v1.0.2)” above.
The Destiny 2 Ikelos weapons are beautiful and highly effective weapons that you should have. If you can follow the guides in this article, you will soon be a proud owner of these weapons.