With a stellar new look, the Festival of the Lost event is back again in Destiny 2. The new auto rifles are joined by candy masks and other cosmetic rewards for players taking part. To get your hands on Horror Story or BrayTech Werewolf, you need to put in some work.
How to Get Braytech Werewolf
Just like the Horror Story, you can earn the BrayTech Werewolf by opening chests at the end of the Haunted Forest. Once you complete a run of this activity you will be transported to a platform that has six chests on it, five of which are locked. These locked chests can only be opened with a Cipher Decoder and can potentially reward players with either a random roll of the Horror Story or BrayTech Werewolf. These five chests are your only real method of farming this weapon. You cannot earn them any other way, so be prepared to spend a lot of time hunting down Cipher Decoders and running through the Haunted Forest.
You will need to head into the Haunted Forest. For starters, you need to know where to access the new content. You can access the Haunted Forest from your Director. Just bring up the map of the Tower in the Destinations tab, and at the top, above Eva’s new icon, you will find the Haunted Forest icon. You will then need to visit Spider and pick up the quest to play a round in the Crucible, a Gambit Match, or a Strike to earn a Cipher Decoder. After that, you will be able to go on your first run in the Haunted Forest.
Once you complete the run in the Forest, you will find six chests at the final room. You will need to get Cipher Decoders to unlock five of the six chests. It’s only these five chests that has a chance to drop the auto rifles for the event. That means you’re going to want to go ahead and farm for Cipher Decoders while you can to get at them. Right now, you can earn these keys by completing Strikes, Crucible matches, Gambit matches, patrols, runs in the Menagerie, and Nightmare Hunts. Check out the linked guide for the fastest method
Related: How to Farm Cipher Decoders
The gun already has pretty stellar range, so boosting that could make you a great auto sniper of sorts.
Braytech Werewolf PvE Best Rolls
- Arrowhead Brake or Chambered Compensator
- Appended Mag or Armor Piercing Rounds or High Caliber Rounds
- Fourth Time’s the Charm
- Unrelenting or Vorpal Weapon
The Braytech Werewolf is really good for either PvE or PvP applications. If you control for its weakness, the gun can shine in any role. One of the main concerns is recoil, so controlling for stability is a good thing. That’s where Arrowhead Brake comes in handy. Chambered Compensator can be useful, it’s not the best but it will do in a pinch.
You might also want to go for something like Appended Mag or Armor Piercing Rounds, depending on if you need more ammo or DPS. High Caliber Rounds has the same effect as Armor Piercing.
Perks like Fourth Time’s the Charm give a solid boost to PvE as it can just keep refilling the magazine. This extra potential for DPS when combined with something like Vorpal Weapon can’t really be beat when taking on bosses. The added bonus of being able to heal mid-fight is also welcome.
Braytech Werewolf PvP Best Rolls
- Extended Barrel or Hammer-Forged Rifling
- Richochet Rounds
- Dynamic Sway or Slideshot
- Tap the Trigger or Eye of the Storm
Your setup in PvP will depend on your playstyle. You will always want better range and recoil reduction for a start. This where both Extended Barrel and Hammer-Forged Riling come into play. Extended Barrel gives us an additional boost to recoil control so it could be better. Richochet Rounds also raises our range so you get better damage application. Richochet Rounds can further boost range as well.
Dynamic Sway or Slideshot can be great for perks. Tap the Trigger combines well with either one. Your choice will be best determined by your playstyle, if you slide a lot. Eye of the Storm is another playstyle choice, if you like the thick of the action and tend to not worry about taking damage.