The Last Word has finally come to Destiny 2 and what a great way to polish off the bulk of The Black Armory's content. Players have been asking for the iconic hand cannon for months, so it's nice to see it back and in strange shape. The Last Word's new Exotic quest, The Draw, takes a bit of doing, but most of all should be able to knock it out with a few pointers. With that in mind, here's how to get The Last Word:
Step 1: The Cleansing
To start The Draw, head to the Tower and talk to the Drifter. He'll give you a hive artifact which you need to cleanse by killing Hive, killing Hive bosses, and killing Hive with solar damage. Escalation protocol is the best way to get these steps done simultaneously, so head to Mars and start shooting. The solar kills are much longer than the other two requirements, so optimize for solar damage: use a solar subclass, a solar energy weapon (Sunshot is great), and a solar heavy (the Avalanche machine gun is ideal).
Step 2: The Temptation
Return to the Drifter and your cleansed artifact will be upgraded to The Temptation. You need to kill the Guardians in the Crucible. However, you will lose progress when you so you have to play smart. You'll want to aim at least a 1
Step 3: The Damnation
Once you get enough kills, you'll receive The Damnation. This unlocked a new mission on Titan in the so-called Ogre Lost Sector to the left of the Rig. The power for this mission is scaled to your level, as long as you're over 500, you're fine. Head down to the heart of the Lost Sector where, instead of the usual Ogre boss, you'll find a shielded Hive Acolyte. To lower its shield, kill the two Wizards guarding it. Try to save your heavy ammo and super for the Acolyte as your DPS window is limited. If your shield returns before you kill it, just kill the Wizards again.
Step 4: Sullied Light
Head back to the door and tell you to sully your light. With four different objectives, this is by far the longest step in The Draw. Luckily, it's possible to knock out multiple requirements simultaneously.
Let's start with the 15 Etched Crystals and the 50 Hive Larvae. You can get both of these by repeatedly running the normal version of the Ogre Lost Sector you just cleared out. The normal enemies in the Lost Sector will drop Hive Larvae when you kill them with headshots – though it's not a guaranteed drop – and the boss Ogre will always drop into Etched Crystal. You'll finish off the Larvae in a few runs, so once you're done with them, just start running in and killing the boss before fast-traveling back to the Rig. This method has the added advantage of keeping you near the location of the Hive Ritual public event (right next to the Rig landing zone), so if you see one spooling up, be sure to stop and join the event.
You'll probably finish the Etched Crystals and Hive Larvae before you clear three Hive Rituals, so rather than waiting around, I recommend starting on the Blood for Blood and Best Served Cold Crucible Medals. You can check the public events on Titan and Mars (in the northern tip of Mars' southern zone) in between matches, which will save you a lot of standing around. As for the medals themselves: you get Blood for Blood by killing an enemy who just killed in teammate and you can Best Served Cold by killing the enemy who killed you last . These medals rely on you or your teammates dying, so there is no real way to farm them. Just stick to your teammates, push up to a nearby enemy gets kill, and remember the names and locations of the players who kill you so you can seek revenge. A great way to guarantee a blood for blood medal is a super enemy after they use their super to kill one or more of your teammates.
Speaking of super kills: Mayhem is the best Crucible playlist to farm these medals because, well, it's mayhem. These medals require death and players more or less rapidly in Mayhem, so it just makes sense. Mayhem is still available at the time of this writing, but if you're reading this in the far, far future, just stick to whatever playlist you most comfortable with (except Rumble, obviously, given that you may not have any teammates two avenge).
Step 5: The Conversation
Once you've gathered all the necessary materials and medals, return to the Drifter and you'll receive The Conversation. This unlocked a new mission in the Tangled Shore, so head to the Thieves Landing landing zone and then head south through the Hive ruins. It's pretty straight forward for the most part: shoot the dudes, put the worm in the wall, shoot the wizards when their shields drop, shoot the big crystal, and jump down the big hole.
Here's where things get interesting. When you jump down the big hole, you'll land in the Broodhold, where your health rain will be suppressed. Follow the linear path forward until you reach a hive plate market by a waypoint. Stand on it and Now, the Anointed will appear, along with a progress bar reading "Steady …" Once the bar is filled, The Last Word will appear on the disc with a "Draw!" prompt. Grab The Last Word and aim for the blaster Someone is holding in his right hand. When Enkaar's weapon starts to glow, shoot it with The Last Word. If you don't shoot in time, you want it, so be ready.
You'll need to face off with Just three times on three different plates. To unlock the next album, you have to kill all of them. The kicker is that an additional clone of Single will appear on each new plate. His clones attack in the order they spawn so start watching once you step on a plate. Make your way to the third album, out-shoot all three of Enkaar's clones – again, aim right for the glowing tip of his blaster – and you'll get The Last Word for keepsies. Show it to the drive to finish the quest… then take it to the Crucible and put down some shotgun rushers.