How to get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2

Follow our guide to get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2 and you might just find yourself infatuated with this powerful explosion-lobber.

Still working through that long list of weapons to unlock in Destiny 2? The Love and Death grenade launcher might seem like just another box to tick, but this powerful grenade launcher is well worth the investment it takes to unlock it. We might not be able to sort your actual love life, but we can hep with a clear and concise guide on how to get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2.

How to get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2

How to get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2
The Love and Death grenade launcher comes with the Rampage and Aggressive Frame perks.
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To get the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2, you need to complete the Essence of Insanity quest from the Shadowkeep expansion. This is earned by completing the Nightmare Hunt: Insanity while on the moon (you’ll find it on the map). Once you’ve played this through and killed the Fanatic, you’ll earn the Essence of Insanity mission and be able to work towards getting the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2.

Essence of Insanity will ask you to do the following:

  • Kill 100 enemies with grenade launchers in Gambit, Strikes or the Crucible
  • Obtain the Bound Manacle from the Gatehouse.

The former is a simple, if time-consuming task, but the latter task to obtain the Bound Manacle requires some work. 

How to get the Bound Manacle from the Gatehouse

To find the Gatehouse and get the Bound Manacle, you need to travel into Hellmouth. It’s not that far, and you’ve likely visited there before. Starting from the Sorrow’s Harbor spawn point, travel southwest then take a right and use the nearest Hellmouth entrance. 

Travel along this path for some time, passing by two rooms of Acolytes until you reach a larger, fancy chamber with a circle in the middle. There should be a named Hive Knight here that you can defeat to earn the Bound Manacle. If you’re having trouble finding this spot, follow a video guide like the one embedded below by Ninja Pups. It takes a slightly different route but gets you to the same place in the end.

Once you get the bound manacle and have completed the kills required for Essence of Insanity you’ll earn the Love and Death grenade launcher in Destiny 2. You can grind this quest multiple times for different rolls. User ImHarvey on Reddit recommends farming the kills needed in the Lost Sector on Lake of Shadows, using Fighting Lion and Swarm of the Raven, but if you have a better idea, feel free to share it in the comments below. 

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