Destiny 2 The Whisper Exotic Mission: Rotation & Loot

by | Apr 9, 2024

When the Exotic Mission rotator came out a couple of seasons ago, it was met with mixed feedback. While the missions we got back were exciting, the rotator lacked two vital additions: The Whisper and Zero Hour.

Finally, with Into the Light, both have returned. Today, we’ll be talking about The Whisper, which is the mission that set the precedent (an extremely high one, at that) for all exotic missions to come.

The Whisper Rotation: April 9 – May 14

Instead of entering the exotic mission rotator with Presage, Vox Obscura, and Operation: Seraph’s Shield, The Whisper can be directly accessed through the Into the Light Tab.

ArtExotic MissionLocationPower LevelRewardsRequires
The Whisper Exotic Mission Featured Destiny 2The WhisperInto The Light Tab1810Loot TableFree to Play Destiny 2 icon

The Whisper will remain available until May 14, 2024, when it will be replaced by Zero Hour.

Whispers of the Past Quest

To access The Whisper mission, you’ll first need to complete the Whispers of the Past questline from Eris Morn (located on the Moon).

Whispers of the Past Quest Screen Destiny 2

Whispers of the Past Quest, Destiny 2

The Whisper Loot Table & Rewards

Upon completion of The Whisper mission, you’ll receive one of the most renowned weapons Destiny 2 has to offer: Whisper of the Worm. Now craftable, this exotic sniper rifle is unique in that it sits in the Heavy slot, making its total damage extremely potent.

Whisper of the Worm Exotic + Catalyst screen Destiny 2

Whisper of the Worm Exotic + Catalyst, Destiny 2

Additional upgrades for your crafted Whisper are obtainable through weekly quests that will be released on April 9, 16, and 23. These upgrades haven’t been revealed in full just yet, but Bungie states that some will enhance the weapon’s intrinsic behaviors. The Legend version of the mission also offers Whisper of the Worm’s catalyst, granting extra reload speed and the Whispered Breathing perk.

Catalyst and Intrinsic Upgrades

While no details regarding the weapon’s catalyst have been shared, we can safely assume The Whisper to have the same reward structure as the other Exotic Missions on rotation:

  • The first completion of the mission on Normal or Legendary difficulty will award the Exotic Deepsight weapon associated with the mission.
  • Each completion of the Normal or Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award an intrinsic upgrade that can be used when crafting the Exotic weapon.
  • Each completion of the Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award a Catalyst upgrade for the crafted Exotic weapon.

Note that Exotic Missions feature two difficulties, Normal and Legendary, and each will have separate weekly reward lockouts.

Exotic Mission Rotator Difficulty screen

Exotic Mission Difficulties, Destiny 2

An Exclusive Exotic Ship

Lastly, The Whisper mission will also offer a unique ship: Karve of the Worm. Exact details regarding how to obtain the cosmetic are still unknown, but if it’s anything like the mission’s original ship (A Thousand Wings), you’ll need to complete some form of secret puzzle.

About The Whisper: A Stellar Exotic Mission

The Whisper mission has Guardians venture deep into Io, investigating a Taken anomaly that randomly appeared on the moon’s surface. In the mission itself, you and up to two other Guardians are tasked with traversing multiple platforming sections, potentially attempting to find some hidden chests and secrets along the way. At the end, you’ll face multiple rooms full of enemies, with the final one containing a boss encounter.

The Whisper Exotic Mission Featured Destiny 2

The Whisper Exotic Mission, Destiny 2

The Whisper’s normal version grants you 40 minutes to explore—after this timer expires, you’ll automatically be kicked out of the instance and will be forced to restart. Its Legend variant, in comparison, only allows you 20 minutes and contains additional secrets that grant upgrades to Whisper of the Worm.

Before you go…

Don’t forget to check out Operation: Seraph’s Shield or Zero Hour, two excellent Exotic Missions on rotation.

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Andrew Sideris
Andrew Sideris
With my over seven years of game knowledge, six months of writing experience for, and hundreds of Blueberries already guided through endgame content, I hope to allow newcomers to have the same great introduction I had all those years ago. You can find Andrew on Twitter.
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