[Spoilers] Sword of Crota

Published on: Sep 7, 2014 @ 20:26

This article contains spoilers!

Thanks to Reddit user DRayX17, with access to the strategy guide, we have some insight into how Sword of Crota will be used. This mission will be first available early on, around level 7, but will also be playable later on higher difficulties. 

Update: GameSpot posted a video of this mission:

You can in fact use a sword, but only for a portion of one story mission – The Sword of Crota. Near the end, you pick up said Sword of Crota, and (according to the guide) “picking up the Sword of Crota replaces your gun and super ability. It is an extremely powerful melee weapon that can tear through weaker enemies.”

The guide also mentions that “If available, use the Sword of Crota’s super attack on the boss and use the weaker Hive units to build it back up.” After the mission (the first time), you get the item Blade Shards which you can trade for an armor upgrade.

Sword controls:

Button Press Move
R1 Quick Attack
R2 Hard Attack
R1, R1 2-hit combo
R1, R1, R1 3-hit combo
R1, R2 2-hit hard combo
R1, R1, R2 3-hit hard combo
R1 (in air), R2 (in air) 2-hit air combo
R1 + R2 (with full super meter) Super (can be cancelled and linked into any combo)

Only one person in your fireteam can pick up the sword.

As far as we know, this is the only instance in the game that you’ll be able to use a melee weapon. It’s certainly possible that there’s more missions that allow it though, either now or in the future with expansions.


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  • chris

    Dreams are crushed


    This is an FPS, I don’t think having a permanent melee weapon would work with the game mechanics, but I like what they did in adding different gameplay mechanics to specific missions.

    • Drey

      Its set in like 4 worlds with you able to walk on the moon, and aliens.
      If swords isn’t possible…fuck the mech, then that’s an excuse.

      Swords are a billion times more popular than guns.

    • chris

      sword art online season 2…just saying

    • Sway Dawn

      Halo had energy swords and a gravity hammer melee weapons work just fine in an FPS.

    • DropinBombz

      warframe makes a great use of melee weapons even though it’s 3rd person


      When I meant that melee weapons would not work well, I meant more of the competitive aspect, and even halo only had 1 sword as a map power weapon.

  • Reborn

    i hope in the future we can have a sword/lightsaber as our main/primary weapon

  • Scabies

    Guess what! My teacher died yesterday, so I won’t have any Tuesday homework. I get to play all day!!!

  • Hey my leaked photo Yay!

  • “Thanks to Reddit user DRayX17, with access to the strategy guide”

    ummmmmmmmmmmm no

    In the Video he even shows the full picture with my clans watermark. Come on Ryan.

    • DRayX

      Ya, the video definitely wasn’t me. The text was though. Credit for the video should go to whomever created it.

    • The picture I used was not yours. I used your image in another article, but not this one. The picture I used was from a forum member.

      • Next time im splashing that watermark across everything, cropping a picture doenst make it theirs lol.

        • Please do, though you’re still mistaken about the image in question.

          • XxHollywood

            My mistake, it just looked sooooo similar.