Destiny 2 PSA: Get Whisper Of The Worm And Outbreak Perfected Now, Before They're Gone

A bunch of content is leaving Destiny 2 in November with the release of the Beyond Light expansion, making this your last chance to play a bunch of content and earn specific rewards, at least for a while. Among those rewards are a couple of the best guns in the game: Whisper of the Worm and Outbreak Perfected. Both require you to complete special missions to unlock them, and both of those missions will soon be shelved.

We’ve known that Bungie is cycling out some Destiny 2 content for a while now, and we’ve had some of the specifics ever since the announcement of the Beyond Light expansion. In its latest This Week at Bungie blog post, however, the developer made a bunch of smaller details a little clearer. Bungie explained that a bunch of activities will be going into the “Destiny Content Vault” to remove them from the game, and with those activities, their specific rewards will go too.

Four planetary destinations are headed into the vault in November: Io, Titan, Mars, and Mercury, as well as the Leviathan location, which is home to several raids. Anything associated with those places is going into the vault as well. Since The Whisper, the mission you need to complete to earn the phenomenal Exotic sniper rifle Whisper of the Worm, is found on Io, it’s going into the vault, too, and Bungie says there won’t be a new, separate way to earn the gun in the meantime.

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Zero Hour, the mission required to earn the Exotic pulse rifle Outbreak Perfected, is also going into the Destiny Convent Vault–although this is a slightly different case, because Zero Hour is a mission found on Earth. Bungie explained that Zero Hour is located in the Old Tower location on Earth, which is itself part of the Red War story campaign. The Red War was the story that launched with vanilla Destiny 2 almost three years ago, and it, along with the story campaigns from the Curse of Osiris and Warmind expansions from Year One, are also headed into the vault. Since the campaigns are going, the Zero Hour mission is going with them, as is Outbreak Perfected.

That means that if you haven’t earned those guns, you’ll want to do so as soon as possible–before the launch of Beyond Light on November 10. You can launch The Whisper from the Director screen on Io, and Zero Hour from the Director screen on Earth. Check out our Outbreak Perfected guide if you need more info on how to unlock the gun and everything else associated with Zero Hour.

In addition to those two secret missions, seasonal content from Year Two is also going into the vault, even though the locations associated with that content aren’t necessarily going away. Everything related to the Season of the Forge and the Black Armory is getting shelved, as is Gambit Prime, the associated Reckoning activity, and the story quests from the Season of the Drifter. All content from the Season of Opulence is going as well, although that was pretty well known given the departure of the Leviathan.

Bungie is also putting a bunch of quests into the vault that are associated with Year One content, including many that unlock Exotic weapons. The developer said on its blog that it’ll be providing new ways for players to earn those Exotics. The same is true with Pinnacle weapons such as The Mountaintop, The Recluse, and Luna’s Howl, although you’ll also be able to earn those weapons through new means.

Beyond Light will also see a rework in the Gambit competitive mode. The two existing versions, Gambit and Gambit Prime, will be merged together to make a “new version of Gambit will be similar to Gambit Prime as a single round face off with tweaked Blockers, heavier mote drain, and some changes to the Primeval fight.”

Here’s the complete rundown of what’s leaving the game with Beyond Light. Bungie has said content may well come out of the Vault in the future as well–the Destiny 1 Earth location, the Cosmodrome, is coming out of the vault in Beyond Light, along with several Destiny 1 Strikes and Crucible maps. But we don’t know when Destiny 2 content going into the vault might be returned to the game in the future.


  • Io
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Titan
  • Leviathan
    • Along with all their associated activities


    • Leviathan
    • Eater of Worlds
    • Spire of Stars
    • Scourge of the Past
    • Crown of Sorrows


    • The Pyramidion (Io)
    • The Festering Core (Io)
    • Savathun’s Song (Titan)
    • Strange Terrain (Mars)
    • Will of the Thousands (Mars)
    • Tree of Probabilities (Mercury)
    • A Garden World (Mercury)

    Gambit Maps

    • Cathedral of Scars (Dreaming City)
    • Kell’s Grave (Tangled Shore)

    Crucible Maps

    • Meltdown
    • Solitude
    • Retribution
    • The Citadel
    • Emperor’s Respite
    • Equinox
    • Eternity
    • Firebase Echo
    • Gamber’s Ruin
    • Legion’s Gulch
    • Vostok

    Crucible Modes

    • Supremacy
    • Countdown
    • Lockdown
    • Breakthrough
    • Doubles
    • Momentum Control
    • Scorched

    Exotics Whose Quests Will Be Vaulted

    (You’ll still be able to earn these by other means.)

    • Sturm
    • MIDA Multi-tool
    • Rat King
    • Legend of Acrius
    • Sleeper Simulant
    • Polaris Lance
    • Worldline Zero
    • Ace of Spades
    • The Last Word
    • Le Monarque
    • Jotunn
    • Izanagi’s Burden
    • Thorn
    • Lumina
    • Truth
    • Bad Juju

    Exotic Catalysts

    (Nothing changes if you have these Catalysts already, but you won’t be able to earn them if you don’t already have them.)

    • Bad Juju
    • The Huckleberry
    • Izanagi’s Burden
    • Legend of Acrius
    • Polaris Lance
    • Skyburner’s Oath
    • Sleeper Simulant
    • Telesto
    • Outbreak Perfected
    • Whisper of the Worm
    • Worldline Zero

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