For starters, the three most important things for you to know for the week:
- Do not consume your Armsday orders for today from your inventory. This deletes them, just bring them to the Gunsmith.
- Do your field test weapons before picking up your orders. If you earn a new Gunsmith rank, you should have an extra pickup option for each of your orders. This works up to Gunsmith Level 3.
- However, make sure to pick them up before Sunday, when Xur leaves the tower. Gunsmith orders end then.
A somewhat varied set of tests this week, but again, no Crucible, no heavy weapons. Let's get to it!
Use Against Fallen
Proximity damage is good and it's more preferable than the Hive. Fastest way to do this one would likely be at the "loot stairs" in the Cosmodrome.
Make Precision Kills
Obligatory Shamu joke. Nice big magazine size this week to help you with those precision kills. Stairs or Warmind for this one, just pick your shots a bit more carefully than you normally would with an Auto and you'll be fine.
Use Against Minotaurs
Well, considering a ton of us had to pretty much swim through Minotaurs to earn a certain weapon yesterday, we get sweet sweet revenge. If you're patrolling on Venus, make your way towards the Citadel area (Left when you spawn to the next area, then follow the path right). That should net you the most minotaurs for your money (5 spawn).
Make Double Kills
Yeesh, double kills with a weapon that only holds 5 rounds. Absolutely Warmind for this one, just use it on Thrall. With a mag that low you'll just end up frustrated against anything stronger.
Use Against Hive
Shouldn't really even have to explain this - Shotgun + Thrall = Chitin Shrapnel. Off to the Warmind.
Your order weapons for the week are:
- Häkke Arminius-D - Auto Rifle
- Suros DIS-43 - Scout Rifle (DB logo a shotgun?)
- Häkke Judith-D - Hand Cannon WOOOO A HAND CANNON!
- Omolon Uffern HC4 - Hand Cannon ANOTHER ONE! Personally I'd take this over the Häkke.
- Häkke Lyudmila-D - Pulse Rifle Do any of us really need a new PR after Iron Banner AND earning NTTE?
That's all for this week. Keep your eyes open in the comments for discussions of what order variants are out there! * bow emote *
Where do I pick up the field-test weapons?
At the Gunsmith in the Tower, his stock will refresh once weekly.
When is the weekly refresh?
Wednesdays at 5AM ET/2AM PT, now deemed Armsday.
How does placing orders work?
Every Armsday (Wednesday), a new set of legendary level weapons will be available for you to place orders on. They are available at the Gunsmith at the tower, and these weapons change each week. For every level you have reached with the Gunsmith, you may order one weapon, maxing out at level 3 (for 3 picks). The weapon will be delivered the next Armsday, until which the order package will appear as an unequipable weapon in your inventory.
How long do I have to place orders before the next Armsday?
As of Week 2, the cutoff appears to be when Xûr leaves the tower on Sunday.
How do I get my ordered weapons?
The orders that sit in your inventory will be openable on Armsday by bringing them to the gunsmith. You will have an option to pick one of three variations of the weapon, with different perks and possible elemental choices.
How do we turn in the quests when we are done with the weapon?
You don’t. As soon as the weapon signifies to you that you have finished its field test, you are automatically rewarded with the XP towards your Gunsmith rank.
How much XP do you earn per weapon?
250 XP. Each Gunsmith level appears to be 1500 rep to rank 2, 2000 rep after meaning it would take you six weapons to level up.
Can’t I just give these weapons all to one character across my whole account for 3x the rep?
No. Gunsmith field test weapons cannot be put into the vault. Each character you have can only use these guns once each towards Gunsmith XP.
What do I do with the guns once finished?
Whatever you want. There is no need to hold on to them once completed.
How many Crucible kills do I need to finish [Insert Weapon]?
Ten kills in total with secondaries and heavies but 25 with primaries, with the weapon itself, not just with it equipped. Assists count as a kill.
Kills against [Insert Enemy] aren’t counting, why?
Unless the field test specifies that kills are to be done against elite enemies (yellow heath), always do your kills against normal red-health enemies. For example, if your goal is to kill Fallen Captains, the Elite Captain at the cave on Venus leading towards the Ketch will not count.
For the rolls/perks of these week's Armsday weapon, you can check them out here.
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