DestinyDestiny 2’s Rat King Exotic yellow weapon is one of the most intriguing firearms in the game. It takes some puzzle solving and enemy killing to get your hands on the sidearm.
We have compiled a guide to help you find the Rat King, and how to solve each Rat King puzzle.
How to Acquire the Destiny 2 Rat King sidearm from Rat King’s Quest
Like many Exotics in Destiny 2, the Rat King requires that you complete a specific quest. Some steps are hidden behind some very obscure riddles.
The Rat King’s perks are worth the effort. You get an increase in damage depending on how many allies have the weapon nearby. A second or two of invisible granted each time you reload after a kill with this weapon.
It is extremely useful, especially when six Guardians use them together. Here’s how you can get it!
How to Get the Rat King in Destiny 2.
- Completion of the main story will unlock the Enemy of my Enemy quest for Titan.
- You can complete the quest Enemy of My Enemy. It’s a blue quest marker that you will find on the map and in the world. This quest gives you the opportunity to save or kill an enemy captain. You’ll receive the Rat King’s Crew Item if you finish it. Although the item can be used in a Kinetic Weapon slot it cannot be used.
- A strange riddle is found on the Rat King’s Crew. This is actually the first of four riddles. To get the weapon, you will need to solve them all. These riddles are detailed in the section below.
It sounds simple! This is a simple task, aside from the time required to complete the story (which is expected for many Destiny 2 Exotics), much of it is quite straightforward.
It’s not that difficult to figure out the solutions to the four Rat King riddles, but it is very challenging to complete the last one. Below is a video by Reckless Guardian that shows you how it’s done.
Destiny 2’s Rat king Quest solutions. Step-by-step instructions on how to get it.
The steps seem quite simple, don’t you think? Complete the story, complete a quest, solve some riddles and get a cool gun. It could be so simple. These riddles can be a bit difficult to solve at first, but they are also not that difficult to complete, at least for the last one. Let’s find out what they mean and how to solve them.
The Rat King’s Crew / Runs to and fro / Good girls and boys / Know where to go / Pick up your toys and darn your socks / On errands of woe, on errands we walk.” — Old Children’s Rhyme
You can complete three Patrol Missions with at least one Guardian Fireteam. – To solve the riddle, you simply need to partner up with another player to complete three patrols. While you can do as many as you want, it is easiest to complete the task on Titan. This is also where you will find the Rat King’s Crew item.
“The Rat King’s Crew / Goes arm in arm / To fight as one / To do no harm / So have your fun and run outside / Rally the flag and we’ll never die.” — Old Children’s Rhyme
This riddle is just as easy as the previous one. This second stage of riddles is easy to complete if you take care of two public events with a friend. If you are still on Titan but no Public Events have spawned, return to orbit and then enter the planet.
“The Rat King’s Crew / Goes four and four / With good good fights / They learn to score / Then three as one they stand upright / Return from past the wall and wanting more.” — Old Children’s Rhyme
The Rat King’s third puzzle is the same as the other. Grab a friend and go into the Crucible together. This riddle can be completed after you have finished two matches.
“The Rat King’s Crew / Stands three as one / They see Night’s fall / And fear it none / But watch the clock as you scale the wall / Lest five remain hope comes for none.” — Old Children’s Rhyme
Completion of the Nightfall Strike within five minutes – this is where it gets difficult. Most players will need to give it several times, as there are only five minutes left on the clock. Even though you can stall its progress, this is a difficult task. We recommend waiting until you are able to complete the task comfortably, without worrying about time, then repeating it several times, tweaking your approach until it is perfect. It is important to be as high-level as possible, so make sure you reach the maximum Power level cap for a Fireteam. Good luck!
Each time you complete a step, the Rat King’s Crew will appear to the right. Likewise, as soon as you have completed the Nightfall within at least five minutes, the Rat King Exotic sidearm will be available.
You’re done! Enjoy lording over your fellow Rat Pack subjects, your majesty!
The Rat King is just like every other Destiny 2 Exotic (yellow-colored) item but has its own unique features. The Rat King’s main trait, Rat Pack (which allows the gun to be stronger when it is near its allies), is what makes it stand out. You can stack this up to six times so if you run a raid like Destiny 2’s Leviathan, and everyone has the Rat King, you all will get a boost.