How to Get the Microcosm Exotic Trace Rifle in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Do you yearn to wield the mighty Microcosm Exotic Trace Rifle in Destiny 2: The Final Shape? This guide unveils the path to acquiring this coveted weapon, but be warned – the road is fraught with challenges.

How to Get the Microcosm Exotic Trace Rifle in Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Unlocking the Convalescence: Budding Quest

The Microcosm quest isn’t immediately available. You’ll need to progress through the Final Shape campaign, specifically completing the “Iconoclasm” mission. This unlocks the “Pale Heart” patrol area and introduces several objectives. While the game suggests pursuing the “Destined Heroes” quest for the Ergo Sum Exotic sword, you only need to complete the “Queens, Part 1” step to unlock the path to Microcosm.

Three additional missions pave the way for the Microcosm quest:

  • Convalescence: Rootbound
  • Convalescence: Underbrush
  • Convalescence: Greenery

Once you conquer these missions, speak with Micah-10 in the Lost City to receive the “Convalescence: Budding” quest. Here’s where things get tricky, especially for solo players.

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The Challenge of Focus Cooperative Missions

The “Convalescence: Budding” quest requires replaying three Final Shape missions with a unique modifier called “Focus Cooperative.” These missions, “Ascent,” “Dissent,” and “Iconoclasm,” are found under the “Replayable Missions” banner on the Pale Heart map.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Power Level: Prepare for a minimum Power Level of 2005.
  • Pre-made Team Required: Matchmaking is disabled for these missions. Assemble a fireteam before proceeding.
  • Communication is Crucial: Three modifiers demand clear communication within your team:
    • Glyphtouched: Only one player can walk through glowing symbols, guided by teammates who can see them.
    • Synchronized Destruction: Berserker enemies have weak points requiring simultaneous hits from the front and back. Additionally, two Darkness Cruxs must be destroyed concurrently.
    • Fracture Debuff Management: This debuff continuously infects players. Once it reaches seven stacks, abilities become unusable. Teammates can take the debuff by interacting with the affected player. Rotate the debuff strategically to avoid a team wipe at ten stacks.
Claiming Your Reward

Upon conquering all three Focus Cooperative missions, return to Micah-10. They’ll present you with the well-deserved Microcosm Exotic Trace Rifle at a Power Level suitable for your current level.

Remember, Guardians, the Microcosm awaits. With this Destiny 2 guide and a well-coordinated team, you’ll be wielding this coveted weapon in no time.