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- "Time for Zavala's grand entrance—finally attacking the Red Legion base in the EDZ head-on."
- — In game description
Payback is the twelfth story mission of Destiny 2. It involves the Guardian invading the Red Legion base in hope of finding Thumos. Most of the story mission has the option of using a Drake to kill enemies or move around.
- Objective #1: Get to the shipyards in the Red Legion base
- Objective #2: Advance to the Red Legion carrier
- Objective #3: Disable the Red Legion carrier's shield - Shield generators destroyed (0-3) of 3
- Objective #4: Ground the Red Legion carrier
- Mission End
- Zavala: Guardian. You got a tough road ahead. So I'm sending in Holliday with something ...special.
- Cayde-6: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa -- how special are we talking here?
- Zavala: Just keep moving. Storm the facility and board that Cabal Carrier. No matter the cost -- we MUST get to the Almighty.
- Cayde-6: So, Zavala, I gotta ask you something. When you told our Guardian friend here, and I quote, "I need Cayde," did you by any chance happen to maybe... cry?
- Zavala: Ahem. Holliday, What's your status?
- Cayde-6: Let the record show: no denial.
- Holliday: Still a couple clicks out, Commander. This girl's heavy!
- Holliday: Say hello to the "Drake". *Guardian recieves a Tank*
- Ghost: You got us a TANK?!"
- Cayde-6: You got them a TANK? How come I never got a tank?
- Holliday: You know you'd just break it.
- Holliday: Guardian: holler my way if you need another one of these armored beauties. Plenty more where that came from.
- Cayde-6: Oh so I get nothing, and they get as many as they want. I see how it is.
- Ghost: Don't think we're going to be able to shoot our way through that door. The override must be nearby.
- Holliday: Head's up! That carrier's spinning up its engines. You might want to pick up the pace!
- Zavala: Thumos is on that carrier. He has what you need to infiltrate the Almighty. MOVE!
- Ghost: Of course the Red Legion have tanks too.
- Ghost: Well. They've retracted the bridge. We're not going to be able to cross that gap.
- Cayde-6: Oh, your super tank can't fly? Oh...
- Ghost: That should give us a way across.
- Cayde-6: So, if it wasn't to give me a tank -- why did you send our favorite Guardian to find me?
- Zavala: I... find your high-risk, high-reward combat maneuvers to be effective and ...inspirational.
- Cayde-6: Well yeah, but with a tank they could be a million times MORE inspirational!
- We're almost out of the tunnels and coming up on the carrier
- Zavala: Good. The only thing standing between you and the Almighty is Thumos, the Unbroken. He's a Blood Guard. One of Ghaul's "chosen." The Red Legion will die for him. Why don't you help them with that?
- Ghost: They're shielding the carrier! Wait -- see those generators? We need to take them out if we're going to board that carrier.
- Upon destroying a generator* Ghost: One generator down.
- Upon destroying both generators* Ghost: Shield's down, but the ship's about toaunch without us!
- Zavala: Keep that carrier on the ground!
- Cayde-6: Couple missiles up its taillpipe ought to do the job.
- Upon shooting the ship* Ghost: The carrier is grounded. Now let's find Thumos.
- Zavala: Good work, Guardian. And Cayde... after this is over, I'll talk to Holliday about your tank.
- Cayde-6: Aw... I missed you too, buddy.
- Mission Ends