Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 – I Cannot Wait To Buy This Stupid-Huge Gjallarhorn Nerf Gun

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it’s story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what’s going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what’s drawing our attention across the solar system.

Back in December, Bungie celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary with a Destiny 2 expansion that had all kinds of fun goodies in it. There were guns and armor that referenced Marathon, Myth, Oni, and of course, Halo. There was the hilarious Dares of Eternity game show, hosted by Xur and an unfathomable horse from beyond the cosmos. There was the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, playing on Destiny nostalgia while expertly trolling the player base. And there was Gjallarhorn, Destiny 2’s most iconic gun, an overpowered golden rocket launcher that fires missiles that explode into enemy-seeking bombs.

A lot about the 30th Anniversary pack for Destiny 2 was unexpected–including Gjallarhorn–but Bungie took that surprise a step further. When you earned Gjallarhorn in the game, you got an email telling you that you could also own it in real life. Sometime in 2022, the email said, players who earned Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2 would have a chance to buy a Nerf Blaster replica of the rocket launcher. Finally, that time is now.

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Author: Phil Hornshaw