The arsenal that players have access to has grown with the release of Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, and players now have an assortment of new Exotic armor and weapons to find and obtain. If you want to continue collecting Exotic weapons, or if you just want to add another beastly Hand Cannon to your arsenal, then the Crimson is a great place to start. In this article we’ll go over how to get the Crimson Exotic Hand Cannon in Curse of Osiris, as well as talk about why you should want it in the first place.

Crimson Exotic Hand Cannon Stats

Before we dive into how to obtain this weapon, let’s talk a little about its perks. These are the things that make any gun in Destiny 2 worth the effort required to get them, and while the Crimson isn’t nearly as good as the Prometheus Lens, it is definitely a weapon that you’ll want to get your hands on as quick as possible.

So what makes the Crimson so special? While the weapon’s intrinsic perk, Banned Weapon, is great because it allows the gun to fire in a three-round burst, it’s really the trait that sets this weapon apart. Cruel Remedy allows players to be healed when they get a kill with the Crimson, and pulling a precision kill with the weapon will reward you with an entirely new magazine, removing the need to reload.

The weapon also has better Impact, Range, Stability, and Reload speed that the Better Devils Hand Cannon, which is the main Legendary Hand Cannon for many users.

How to Get Crimson in Destiny 2

Now that you know why the Crimson Exotic Hand Cannon is a must-have, let’s talk about how to get this Exotic Hand Cannon. Much like the Prometheus Lens, players will need to rely upon the graciousness of RNG to get their hands on the Crimson Exotic Hand Cannon. There’s no Exotic quest set up to give it to you, which means you’ll want to start gathering Legendary and Exotic engrams to decode at the Cryptarch.

You also have the option of purchasing this weapon from Xur, should he ever sell it, but we wouldn’t count on that anytime soon. For now, make sure you check out our guide on how to farm Exotic engrams and start decrypting those bad boys to get yourself sorted and score yourself a Crimson Exotic Hand Cannon.

You’ll also want to be sure to head back over to our Destiny 2 guide, where you’ll find a ton of additional articles on the base game, as well as the DLC. We’ll continue to create more content for Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, to help you make sure you’re getting your hands on every new item that you can.