Exotic Mission

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Exotic Missions are a series of Quest Missions in Destiny 2 that serve as a means of acquiring certain Exotic Weapons. Many also feature secrets that allow players to earn unique cosmetic items such as Sparrows, jumpships, or Ghost shells.

List of exotic missions[edit]

Exotic mission Power level at release Location Expansion Final boss Completion reward
The Whisper 380 Lost Oasis, Io Warmind Urzok, Aspect of Hate, Drevis, Aspect of Darkness, Ta'aurc, Aspect of War, Tulgorh, Aspect of Agony (Into the Light) Whisper of the Worm
Niobe Labs 630 Sojourner's Camp, EDZ Season of the Forge (Forsaken) Siviks, Lost to None Armory Forged Ghost shell, Hubris of Niobe Emblem, Izanagi's Burden
Zero Hour 680 The Old Tower, The Last City, Earth Season of the Drifter (Forsaken) Siriks, Loyal to Eramis, Mimiks-0, Devil's Scion Mimiks-1, Devil's Scion Outbreak Perfected
The Other Side 300 Ascendant Leviathan, Leviathan Season of Opulence (Forsaken) Graam, Born of the Hellmouth, Might of Riven, Mant Yût, Born of the Hellmouth Bad Juju
Harbinger 1270 Trostland, European Dead Zone Season of the Hunt (Beyond Light) Akorith, Lightdrinker of Savathûn, Ishrasek, Lightbinder of Savathûn Hawkmoon
Presage 1230
1320 (Master)
The Glykon, Reef Season of the Chosen (Beyond Light) Locus of Communion Dead Man's Tale
A Hollow Coronation 1300 Dozmary Vault, Dreaming City Season of the Lost (Beyond Light) Kelgorath, Risen from Bones Ager's Scepter
Parasitic Pilgrimage 1520 Savathûn's Throne World The Witch Queen Lurking Abominations Parasite
Vox Obscura 1550
1580 (Master)
The Barrens, Scablands, Mars Season of the Risen (The Witch Queen) Qabix, Insurgent Dead Messenger
Operation: Seraph's Shield 1580 Seraph Station, Earth Season of the Seraph (The Witch Queen) Praksis the Defiled Revision Zero
What Remains 1770 Black Garden Lightfall Conceptual Mind Deterministic Chaos
1830 (Legend)
//NODE.OVRD.AVALON//, Vex Network Season of Defiance (Lightfall) Variant Stalker Brakion, Repurposed Mind Vexcalibur
Starcrossed 1810
1830 (Legend)
Overland, Black Garden Season of the Wish (Lightfall) Akardon, Pitiless Mind Wish-Keeper
Wild Card 1900 The Landing, The Pale Heart The Final Shape Lii'liks, Harvester of the Witness Still Hunt
Hope The Sacrarium, The Pale Heart N/A Ergo Sum
Dual Destiny 1995 The Refraction, The Pale Heart Expector Selin, Expector Yemiq Relativism, Solipsism, Stoicism (class dependent)

Exotic Mission Rotator[edit]

Added in Season of the Witch, the Exotic Mission Rotator allows players to play a vaulted Exotic Mission, which rotates every week.[1] Weapons associated with missions that enter the rotator will become craftable if they weren't already, and players will also be able to acquire weapons and armor from an associated season (not necessarily the one when the mission was introduced). Players will need to own the expansion tied to the mission or have previously purchased the season tied to the gear in order to play.[2] Each mission can be played on Normal and Legendary difficulties, where Legendary completion is required to earn the Exotic Catalyst.


Every completion of an Exotic Rotator Mission will grant the Exotic Weapon pattern for that mission, or an upgraded intrinsic trait for the weapon if the pattern is already unlocked.

On the first completion of each difficulty on a given week, the following rewards will be given:

  • A guaranteed Deepsight seasonal weapon
  • An unacquired seasonal armor piece, or a random seasonal weapon if all armor pieces are acquired

Players with a Xenology quest from Xûr will also gain extra progress towards the quest.

List of rotator missions[edit]

Exotic mission Expansion required Completion rewards
Presage Beyond Light or Season of the Haunted Dead Man's Tale
Season of the Haunted weapons and armor
Vox Obscura The Witch Queen or Season of the Risen Dead Messenger
Season of the Risen weapons and armor
Operation: Seraph's Shield The Witch Queen or Season of the Seraph Revision Zero
Season of the Seraph weapons and armor
//NODE.OVRD.AVALON// Lightfall or Season of Defiance Vexcalibur
Season of Defiance weapons and armor
Starcrossed Lightfall or Season of the Wish Wish-Keeper
Season of the Wish weapons and armor


  • Certain exotic missions are considered secret missions, meaning they were added to the game without any prior announcement and are accessible through means unknown until the Destiny community discovers them.

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