Thanks to the Revelry, it’s finally easy to solo Destiny 2’s Whisper of the Worm mission

All credit to Esoterickk for figuring this out. His video is here, if you want to know how to do it.

Here’s the thing, though. Even though Esoterickk has basically a perfect run of the mission, any Titan can pull of a solo run. And I say it’s easy is because I’ve done it. Three times. And I suck at the videogame. What’s especially interesting about this particular solo run is that you don’t need to clear the entire mission with one single super. You can lose it – as I have – in each room and still complete the thing with time to spare. But it’s only possible during the Revelry, so if you want to get that gorgeous sniper rifle, this is the time.

There are a couple of things that you won’t be able to tell from Esoterickk’s video simply because of how expertly he executes the run, so compensating for mistakes is what I’ll talk about here.

Loadout

I used Spare Rations, Jotunn, and Hammerhead. Ultimately, I’d recommend a combination of Kinetic, Solar, and Void, with whatever weapons are available to you or comfortable for you to use. I’ll explain why this particular loadout in the next section.

Next, you’ll need the Doom Fang Pauldrons, the Code of the Commander Titan super, and the Grenade Boost tonic that’s only available during the Revelry. What armour you use is up to you; it doesn’t even have to be masterworked – my set certainly isn’t.

It’s okay to lose your super

This is the most important bit. During the Revelry, precision kills have a chance to generate orbs of light and 4 to 6 of these (I forget exactly how many) will fill up your super. Plus, if you have Doom Fang Pauldrons on (which are essential to the run) getting a charged melee kill will give you a very respectable chunk of super energy. These two things combined mean that if your super runs out, you can get it back really, really quickly.

There are four rooms total – Big Room 1, Small Room (with the two Captains and Vandals), Big Room 2, and Boss Room. My first super ran out either in Big Room 1 or in the Small Room across my three different runs. So my strategy was to use Jotunn on the two Captains and finish off the Vandals with my kinetic. If that didn’t give me back my super, I would simply head into Big Room 2, blow up the Knight to the right of the entrance with Jotunn, take out the two Acolytes with grenades, and shoot Thrall (that the wizards spawn) in the head until I had my super. Then clear the entire room with my super.

If I ran out after clearing Big Room 2 – which happened twice in my three runs – I would use Jotunn on the Phalanxes that spawn and Hammerhead on the Hobgoblins. Then switch back to Spare Rations for the Psions. Clearing the Psions guarantees a super if you pick up a handful of orbs and melee at least one. And then, with your final super, head into the Boss Room and clear the place out.

You’ll need roughly ten minutes from the time you enter the first room to finish

During my third run, I screwed up the platforming badly. I had a little under ten minutes by the time I made it into the first room and still managed to finish the run with a couple of minutes to spare. Clearing rooms with Code of the Commander is incredibly fast, and the fact that each kill gives you health back means that you can stay alive with relative ease as long as there’s something in the room to yeet a shield at.

It’s 100% okay to make mistakes

I’m crap at platforming. I certainly don’t have the skill to pull off a solo clear of the mission without the buffs that the Revelry provides (I’ve tried, I’ve failed, I’ve given up). And yet, the ease of this particular method took me by surprise.

So if you mess up a few times, don’t give up. You’ll make it through and it. will. feel. GLORIOUS when you do.

And that’s it, really

It’s a brilliant find and allows for really consistent clears of the mission. The problem is that you have a little under two weeks from the time of this writing to try it out. If you’re having trouble finding a team to get the sniper, and if you’re a Titan, this is the way to finally get your hands on one of Destiny 2’s most powerful weapons.

And if you’re lacking the confidence to try, here’s the end of my first run, in which I make it to the last room with roughly 9 minutes left, very close to my third super, and activate it and go ham. Basically, I lost my super twice, died a few times, messed up a little platforming, and still managed to get it done.

Whisper is finally easy to solo. And if I can do it, you can do it too. Good luck.

Trevor Coelho

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