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Destiny's Newest Helmet Is An Instant Boss-Killer

Illustration for article titled iDestiny/is Newest Helmet Is An Instant Boss-Killer

Meet the Celestial Nighthawk, one of Destiny’s newest helmets and perhaps the most lethal boss-killing device in the game.


Nighthawk, an exotic hunter helmet that was added to the game with the House of Wolves expansion earlier this week, offers one very interesting unique perk:

BIG GAME: Golden Gun fires one shot, delivering 6x damage, while granting Keyhole for overpenetration.


Golden Gun, in case you’re unfamiliar, is a hunter super ability that lets players conjure up an uber-powerful handcannon to do massive solar damage for a few quick shots. With this new perk, hunters can do... well, SIX TIMES massive solar damage.

This helmet gives enough of a damage boost to let a solo hunter take out the shield of Crota, Destiny’s toughest boss, with just one shot:

(full video here)

It’s only been three days since House of Wolves came out, but players are already going nuts over Celestial Nighthawk, as you might expect. It’ll be fun to see how quickly hunters can speedrun both raids now. We’ll have more from our adventures in House of Wolves—which is excellent!—on Kotaku later today.


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Ernie Deeb

I rolled 8 helm engrams trying to get that thing, no dice. At least I got Eternal Warrior out of it. Two of them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯