Amanda's plan to prove the Guardian's worth to Ikora and Zavala.
― In-game description

Make the Vanguard Smile is a quest obtained from Amanda Holliday in The Taken King expansion.[1] It ultimately rewards the legendary Sparrow SR-0 Swiftriver.

After the quest is completed, the Sparrow can be upgraded to SR-1 Swiftriver by completing the subsequent quests Impress Lord Shaxx and A Nod from Cayde.

Quest StepsEdit

Step OneEdit

Quest step icon Prove Yourself Through Energy Bursts
"Complete Energy Burst patrol missions. Reach Overcharge 3 on an Energy Burst patrol."


  1. 3 Energy Burst patrols completed
  2. Overcharge 3 reached

Step TwoEdit

Quest step icon Prove Yourself in Rasputin's Bunker
"Destroy Shanks and eliminate the S.A.B.E.R.-2. Complete the strike "Fallen S.A.B.E.R." in the time allotted."


  1. Destroy 8 Sniper Shanks
  2. Destroy Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

Step ThreeEdit

Quest step icon Talk to Amanda
"Speak to Amanda Holliday in the Tower Hangar."


  1. Speak to Amanda Holliday in the Tower Hangar.


  1. Experience
  2. Sparrow
  3. Vanguard reputation


  • Make the Vanguard Smile was initially only available to players who redeemed codes from special edition Destiny Red Bull cans. It became available to everyone on January 1, 2016.[2][3]


  1. "Make the Vanguard Smile API call". Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. "Red Bull Quest". Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3.  (2015) "Activision, Bungie and Red Bull Partner to Deliver an Epic Quest for Destiny Players". BusinessWire. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
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