How to get a Weak Synthesizer for The Reckoning in Destiny 2

Find out everything you need to do to complete the User Testing quest and unlock a Weak Synthesizer and unlock The Reckoning Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter.


Destiny 2 kicked off the Season of the Drifter today with the first of many updates to come. In Joker’s Wild, Bungie introduced players to some new game modes, including the Reckoning and Gambit Prime. If you want to explore The Reckoning, though, you’re going to need to get a Weak Synthesizer. This guide will tell you everything you need to do to get a Weak Synthesizer and complete The Drifter’s quest, User Testing.

Complete User Testing and get a Weak Synthesizer

User Testing is one of the first new quests you’ll find yourself tasked with completing in Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter. To start things off you will need to visit The Drifter. He’s moved locations, though, so head down the stairs towards where the Black Armory vendor can be found. You’ll find The Drifter nearby.

Destiny 2 Daily Prime Bounty look
Daily Prime Bounties have a new look, and require you to complete tasks in Gambit Prime.

After you talk to The Drifter, you’ll acquire the quest step, User Testing. To complete this quest, you will need to complete any Prime Daily Bounty. These are new daily bounties that must be completed inside of Gambit Prime, the new game mode. These change daily, so try to grab them all and just hop in.

You can now increase your Power Level even higher in Destiny 2 now that Season of the Drifter has begun.

When you have completed at least one of your Prime Daily Bounties, head back to The Tower and speak with The Drifter once more. At this time, he’ll reward you with the Weak Synthesizer. This is an item you will need to unlock in order to gain access to The Reckoning, a new version of Gambit available in Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter.

How to use the Weak Synthesizer

Once you have the Weak Synthesizer, it’s time to complete the next step of the process and start up the activity. You’ll have probably noticed that the new Daily Prime Bounties reward you with new items called Synths. These include items like the Invader Synth, Collector Synth, Sentry Synth, and the Reaper Synth.

Destiny 2 The Reckoning requires Weak Synthesizer
You'll need to acquire a Weak Synthesizer before you can partake in The Reckoning.

To activate the Weak Synthesizer you need to use one of the other Synth types in it. If you have an Invader Synth from one of your bounties, then using it with the Weak Synthesizer will make it a Weak Invader Mote. You will then offer this as your wager for The Reckoning. If you fail to complete the activity, you can pick the Mote back up from the same area you'd normally collect your rewards. However, if you successfully complete it, you will be rewarded with a new piece of Gambit armor.

How to upgrade to the Middling Synthesizer

If you want to partake in higher tiers of The Reckoning, then you’re going to need to upgrade your Weak Synthesizer to a Middling Synthesizer. Thankfully, pulling this task off isn’t all that difficult.

First, you need to visit The Drifter after you have acquired the Weak Synthesizer and taken part in your first match of The Reckoning. Once you have completed that first match, you’ll then have the option of purchasing additional bounties from The Drifter.

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Players can purchase a Prime Weekly Bounty by visiting The Drifter in The Tower.

There is a total of four different Prime Weekly Bounties for players to partake. You can only hold one at a time but completing the Prime Weekly will grant you both a Synthesizer Upgrade, some Infamy Rank Points, and an upgrade to one of your Gambit Prime armor pieces. Because of the upgrade to your Gambit Prime armor, try to choose a bounty that fits the suit of armor you’re planning to focus on using.

Now all you need to do is hop into Gambit Prime and complete your bounty. Some of the bounties will also require you to win matches in The Reckoning. Since we’re currently in the first week of Gambit Prime, we don’t yet know how these bounty requirements will change over time. We’ll update this portion of our guide once we know more.

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You can craft more powerful Motes with the Middling Synthesizer.

When you’ve upgraded to the Middling Synthesizer, you’ll now be able to craft more powerful Motes, which will allow you to summon more powerful tiers of The Reckoning.

Now that you know how to get the Weak Synthesizer, as well as how to use it, make sure you head back over to our Destiny 2 complete strategy guide for even more helpful content.

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