Destiny: The Dark Below’s mysterious Xur bounty may lead to an amazing new Exotic

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:11 GMT

In Destiny: The Dark Below, Eris hands out a mysterious quest to purchase an item from Xur. Where will this lead?

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After you complete a couple of The Dark Below quests, Eris will offer you a bounty to purchase a mysterious urn from Xur, as well as other bounties that continue the storyline.

Nobody’s been able to do this legitimately yet, as Xur only appears in the tower on weekends, but fans believe the urn may be the start of a rather unusual Exotic bounty.

Drawing on details data-mined from the game, fans on the Bungie.net forum and Reddit expects turning in the urn to trigger a new requirement to complete four bounties for Eris.

Should you manage this feat, Eris will award you an auto-rifle called Husk of the Pit.

The weapon isn’t very impressive at first glance; it’s not even Uncommon, let alone Rare, Legendary or Exotic. But there are a couple of reasons beyond its unusual acquisition process to suggest there’s more to this gun than meets the eye.

“Dessicated and nigh-inoperable this Hive artifact still manages to send shivers up your spine when fired,” says the in-game description of the rifle.

“The Husk exudes a sense of sinister satisfaction when used to expire its former allies,” according to the first perk.

Now things get really interesting: according to the current theory, if you finish the Crota’s End raid, reach the fourth reputation level with Eris, and use materials earned in the hard mode Raid on the Husk of the Pit, it will apparently evolve all the way up to Exotic, gaining a stack of new perks on the way.

The end result, Necrochasm, does Arc damage and causes Thralls to explode when killed with precision shots.

Quelle intrigue! All this must be treated as rumour now, as even if the information was correct when data miners pulled it out of the files, it may have been altered before the expansion launched.

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