Destiny 2 hotfix clears up Izanagi's Burden quest progression bug

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Update: With today's release of the hotfix, Izanagi's Burden should now be accessible to all. It's an important fix: Izanagi is the DPS champ in Destiny 2 right now, so if you haven't got it already you'll probably want to rectify that situation. Check out our handy (and newly useful) guide on how to get it

Here's the full list of what's been fixed:

Izanagi’s Burden:

  • Fixed an issue causing Forge Keys to not count towards Mysterious Box (Izanagi's Burden) Quest Progression: Players affected by this should find the corresponding objective marked correctly after logging in.
  • Fixed an issue where the Obsidian Crystal would not give Quest Progression: Players affected by this will need to reacquire a Black Armory Rare bounty, and then complete and claim it to get another Obsidian Crystal.

Power Progression

  • Adjusted the Power granted by pinnacle rewards to +2 instead of +1


  • The Season Pass weapons Pluperfect and Temporal Clause now have a chance to drop from Vex Offensive after you have obtained them.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused the Weekly Eris Challenge to not drop a Powerful reward

Sandbox: Perks

  • Fixed an issue causing the "Ashes to Assets" perk to provide Super energy at an unintended level

Original story:

Since the launch of New Light, the free-to-play version of Destiny 2, some players have effectively been locked out of earning what is widely regarded as the best damage dealing gun in the game: Izanagi's Burden. Originally introduced as part of the Season of the Forge, this exotic energy sniper rifle enables players to combine four bullets into a single super-powerful 'Honed Edge' shot. It's the current king of burst damage, and has become the go-to weapon in loadouts for much of the game's most difficult content. 

Unfortunately, due to a bug related to the Forge activities which the gun's questline relies on, players hoping to acquire the weapon have been unable to make progress for nearly a month now. 

Bungie promised a fix in the October 29 update, and technically, it delivered. Players are now able to progress the quest beyond the broken step and pick up a key mold from Ada-1, the Forge's activity vendor found in the basement of the Tower. Now the bad news: At the same time, Bungie also broke the quest in spectacular new ways. Players are reporting that three different steps in the Izanagi's Burden quest aren't registering upon successful completion of the required activity. 

Bungie community manager Dylan "dmg04" Gafner confirmed the studio is aware of the new issues. Responding to complaints on the subreddit, he said: "Team is digging on this right now. Fully understand the frustrations here, as players are looking for a top DPS weapon to use in difficult content."

The reaction of players has been one of understandable frustrations, particularly from those who lost 'rare' forge bounties which were essential to finishing the quest, time-consuming to complete, and hard to acquire in the first place. No doubt the frustration is exacerbated by having to watch teammates and streamers gleefully doming bosses with Izanagis. 

Gafner wasn't able to commit to a how or when a fix will be issued, writing "Once we have more info on the underlying bug, the proposed fix, and a timeline, we'll let you know." We've reached out for further clarification and have asked if a hotfix outside the usual patch schedule is in the works. 

Until then, check out some alternative guns you might want to grind for. If it's a high DPS sniper you're after, a Tranquility with the Firing Line perk would be my pick.

James Davenport

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.