It takes up space in the quest inventory, which as all Guardians know, counts towards your max bounty limit. In any case, I've already completed the normal Zero Hour mission, so is it safe to discard it? Or will I need to hold on to it to still have access to the Heroic Zero Hour mission? If I do lose it, can I reobtain it without having to do those intermediary quest steps again?
The new season which starts today may fix this by separating out Quests and Bounties. "Added categories to the Quests screen." in bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/48827– Neon1024Mar 10, 2020 at 9:30
Nope, that just categorizes the type of quests, but not the actual quest/bounty system– childeMar 10, 2020 at 16:15
We'll find out in a short while! As the patchnotes are up bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/Update/48838– Neon1024Mar 10, 2020 at 16:31
@DavidYell Nope, didn't change.– childeMar 10, 2020 at 20:07
Having carried this quest around for a while, I thought I'd experiment and see what happened.
I have completed the Zero Hour mission and got my Outbreak Perfected. I still had the Fallen Transponder for the Heroic version.
I deleted the quest and was still able to zone into both the regular and heroic missions.
The regular version I zoned into the Farm and interacted with the Fallen NPC in the basement.
The heroic version I launcher from the Director on Earth.