Pain and Gain is an exotic quest in Destiny 2. It was added in the Shadowkeep expansion. You can pick it up immediately after you start the DLC, and it’ll reward you with a new exotic weapon. If you’re wondering how to complete any of the steps, our Destiny 2 Pain And Gain exotic quest guide will help you.
How to start Pain & Gain exotic quest?
When you first start the game after buying the expansion, you’ll be able to pick this quest up. Go to the Tower and talk to Banshe-44, the gunsmith robot. He’ll offer you the exotic quest in the form of an item. The first step will contain three objectives, all relatively easy to complete – especially if you’re a returning player.
Joy in Suffering – EDZ lost sector, heroic public event, nightfall strike
The three tasks required for this step are completing a lost sector on EDZ, a heroic public event and a nightfall strike. There’s a lost sector near every landing point in the European Dead Zone, so just land there and open up the map – you’ll find them all on the map. Any heroic public event will do, so try to do one you’re certain you can trigger – we have a guide which can help you trigger heroic public events. Finally, there’s the nightfall. Arguably the hardest step, since you can’t choose which one you’ll do – you get one per week, and if you don’t like it or can’t complete it, you’ll have to wait a week for a new one to appear in the rotation. Use a LFG site or Discord server to gather a fire team, and make sure you communicate well.
If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.