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Destiny 2: Dead Man's Tale Exotic scout rifle revealed

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What you need to know

  • Following the February 16, 2021 Destiny 2 weekly reset, the Exotic scout rifle Dead Man's Tale was released.
  • The weapon features a sleek wood and metal chassis with decorative golden trims.
  • The weapon's quest is available now. Getting the first step involves taking a new route at the start of The Arms Dealer Nightfall Strike.
  • The Exotic perk gives you bonus damage and reload speed for precision hit chains. There's also a perk column for random rolls.
  • There's also a catalyst slot for the weapon, meaning that it will eventually be able to be masterworked.

Following the February 16, 2021 weekly reset of Destiny 2, a new Exotic kinetic scout rifle called Dead Man's Tale was released. Additionally, the first step of the weapon's quest, Presage, became available. To get it, load into The Arms Dealer Nightfall Strike and instead of going left after the first corner as usual, go right instead and through the open door to where turrets are set up. Follow the path until you reach a storage crate that you can obtain a signal from. Take the signal to Zavala at The Tower to start the quest.

The Dead Man's Tale is quite the looker as far as Exotics go. Between its wood and metal chassis and the decorative golden trims, it's a very sleek weapon. The Exotic perk, Cranial Spike, makes it so that landing chains of precision hits rewards you with improved damage and reload speed. Notably, there's also a visible random rolls perk column like there was for Season of the Hunt's Hawkmoon Exotic hand cannon. There's also a catalyst slot on the weapon, so you'll probably be able to get a catalyst later in Season of the Chosen,

What do you think of the weapon? Are you excited to get your hands on it? Let us know. Destiny 2's latest expansion, Beyond Light, is available now for $40 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Windows 10 PCs. The base game is free-to-play, and if you haven't given it a try, I highly recommend you do as it's one of the best Xbox One shooters available. If you do give it a shot, don't miss my beginner's guide on how to get into Destiny 2 in 2021 for some helpful tips.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

4 Comments
  • I use scouts only marginally more than snipers, which is to say; Not very much.
  • It’s ok. I didn’t enjoy it that much. Had way more fun obtaining it. The run is crazy complicated. Final
    Boss battle is intense 🤣
  • I don't have it yet, but I know its deadly in crucible. Was killed by that damn thing more times than I can count yesterday.
  • lol, that's how I always know what the best weapons are. I should write them all down, but I get killed a lot, I'll run out of ink.