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Destiny 2 Complete Strategy Guide

Destiny 2 is out now for all gamers across the globe. Here at Shacknews, we've spent hundreds of hours experiencing everything Destiny 2 has to offer, putting together this complete Destiny 2 strategy guide. In it you’ll find guides for single events, walkthroughs for raids, strikes, story missions and more. It will grow and expand in the days and weeks to come, giving you everything you need to defeat your enemies and restore Guardians to their former glory.

Last Updated: June 20, 2018. Use the links below to jump straight to specific guide content.

Destiny 2 How-To Guides
Beginner's Tips, Class Creation, and More
Curse of Osiris Guides
Eater of Worlds Raid Lair Guides
Leviathan Raid and Challenge Mode Guides
Exotic Gear How-To Guides
Destiny 2 Error Codes and Meanings


Curse of Osiris Guides

Curse of Osiris is Destiny 2's first piece of DLC, bringing with it a host of new story missions to play, armor and guns to collect, and activities to play. We'll be covering Curse of Osiris from now until the next piece of DLC, so be sure to bookmark this page to keep up to date with what's going on in the world of Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 - Curse of Osiris Campaign Walkthrough
A mission-by-mission guide for the Curse of Osiris campaign.

Destiny 2 - How to Unlock the Chest in the Lighthouse
There is a Region Chest locked behind a Vex barrier in the Lighthouse, we tell you how to remove the barricade and claim your reward.

Destiny 2 - What Weapon to Take from Ikora Rey
After finishing a few story missions, Ikora Rey offers you a reward - but you can only choose one weapon. Which one should you choose?

Destiny 2 - Who is the Osiris Voice Actor?
Find out who the talented voice actor is behind the character Osiris.

Destiny 2 - New Max Level and Power Level Cap
Bungie has increased the maximum Level and Power in Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris.

Destiny 2 - Lost Prophecy Tablets and Weapon Forge
Every Lost Prophecy tablet in Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, and what is required to unlock them.

Destiny 2 - Perfect Paradox, the Legendary Saint-14 Shotgun
A look at the best shotgun in Destiny 2, Perfect Paradox.

Destiny 2 - How to Get Concentrated Radiolarian Culture
Curse of Osiris players looking to make use of the Infinite Forge will need to track down some Concetrated Radiolarian Culture, and we know how to find it.

Destiny 2 - How to Get Advanced Paradox Amplifier

Crafting new weapons at the Infinite Forge requires the use of several items, notably including the Advanced Paradox Amplifier. Here's how to find one.

Destiny 2 - How to Get Fossilized Hermaion Blossom
Of all the items needed to craft at the Infinite Forge, Fossilized Hermaion Blossom is both the nicest sounding and the hardest to procure. Fortunately, we've got a few helpful hints on how Destiny 2 players can score some.


Destiny 2 Eater of Worlds Raid Lair Guides

Destiny 2 - Eater of Worlds - Argos Guide
An in-depth guide to the final boss of the Eater of Worlds, Argos, Planetary Core.

Destiny 2 - Eater of Worlds Raid Lair Complete Guide
Every section of the Eater of Worlds Raid Lair explained, from start to finish.


Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid Guides

Destiny 2 - Leviathan Raid Guide
This guide will help players work their way through every part of the Leviathan Raid, including Pleasure Gardens and the Royal Pool. It even helps you manage the Castellum.

Destiny 2 - Leviathan Raid Secret Chest Map
A secret chest map that shows you how to unlock the secret chests in the underbelly of the Leviathan Raid. It's one of the most handy tools that you can take with you.

Leviathan Raid Challenge Modes

Royal Pools Challenge, Leviathan Raid
Check out our take on the best way to complete the Royal Pools Challenge in the Destiny 2 raid.

Pleasure Gardens Challenge, Leviathan Raid
Pain and pleasure combine in the Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid known as the Pleasure Gardens challenge.

The Gauntlet Challenge, Leviathan Raid
Need a little help completing the Gauntlet Challenge raid? We've got you covered.

Emperor Calus Challenge, Leviathan Raid
Taking down the Emperor of Cabal isn't exactly easy, but we've got some hints on how to make the procedure run much more smoothly.


How to Get Exotic Gear in Destiny 2

This section will detail how to get Exotic weapons and armor in Destiny 2. Exotic gear will help flesh out your Class' build, giving you new ways to play. Whether you're a Warlock, Hunter, or Titan, there are several different options out there for you, each of which will greatly improve any given subclass.

Destiny 2 World Eater Exotic Quest
Players have found a quest for an exotic weapon. The quest step players are stuck on is called World Eater, and it stands to reason this is somehow connected to the Leviathan raid.

Destiny 2 - How to Get the Rat King Exotic Hand Cannon
Destiny 2 already has no less than three Exotic weapon quests to complete after the story is done. Here is a guide on how you can get the Rat King Exotic Hand Cannon and raise your Power Level.

How to Get the Mida Multi-Tool Exotic Scout Rifle in Destiny 2
The Mida Multi-Tool Exotic Scout Rifle is back in Destiny 2, and this time around Guardians can unlock it through a serious of quests rather than hoping they're in the good graces of RNGesus.

How to Get and Farm Exotic Engrams in Destiny 2
It's going to be difficult to raise your Power beyond 265 unless you get your hands on some Exotic Engrams. We've been grinding out the various activities to help you choose the best return for your investment of time.

Destiny 2 - How to Get the Sturm Exotic Hand Cannon
This quest will require you to get your hands on an Exotic Engram, and then you'll have to hunt and kill yellow bar Fallen, just so you can unlock a special version of the Exodus Crash Strike with Kendriks-7.

Destiny 2 - Mask of the Quiet One
This Exotic Titan Helmet is a Sentinel Titan's dream come true. Offering Ability charge when damaged, your grenade, melee, and Titan wall will be recharging with every bullet that hits you. Then there's the health regeneration on Void Ability kills.


Quick Destiny 2 How-To Articles

How to Get the D.F.A. Hand Cannon
The D.F.A. is the latest hand cannon that players are vying for in Destiny 2. This gun only drops from the Tree of Probabilities strike when it's selected for the Nightfall, but there are ways you can save time to help you speed up the grinding process.

How to Get Bright Engrams
Earn lots of Bright Engrams by paying real money, or farming for XP.

First Exotic, Coldheart Preorder Bonus
Learn how to unlock the Coldheart Exotic preorder bonus in Destiny 2. This weapons will be one of the first exotics that players get, and will no doubt help them on their journey.

How to Use Guided Games in Destiny 2
Guided Games is Destiny 2's very own LFG system, allowing players to team up with Clans or allowing Clans to adopt a new player.

Complete the Sentry 4 Course at the Farm
Learn how to get your Guardian the Sentry 4 status, then complete the obstacle course at the Farm. Learn what the Scouting Commander Buff means and how it benefits you.

How to Get Your Abilities Back in Destiny 2
Ghaul took the fight to the Guardians and the Traveler, stealing their Light. Learn what you must do to get your Abilities back, including the new Super Abilities in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Max Power and Light Level
Power and Light are the same thing in Destiny 2. In fact, Destiny 2 replaces the idea of Light with Power, although players are likely to use the term "Light" for some time to come.

How to Level Up Fast in Destiny 2
Whether trying to quickly level your Power or your XP, there are some tips and tricks you can use to level up fast while playing Destiny 2.

How to Unlock a Subclass in Destiny 2
Players will want to know what level they must be to unlock the second and third subclass for each character they have, and how they can get the Subclass Relic to drop.

How to Unlock and Complete Flashpoints
Flashpoints are an essential activity once you hit Power 260 and are looking for ways to level up your Guardian to the max of 300 Power. Here are instructions on how to unlock and complete Flashpoints.

How to Unlock a Sparrow in Destiny 2
You might notice that you do an awful lot of walking in the first hours of Destiny 2. This all changes when you complete certain events or hit a particular level. Here's how to get your Sparrow in Destiny 2.

What Does Rally to the Flag Mean in Destiny 2?
Did you know that you can get your ammo, Super Ability and all other Abilities instantly charged when you Rally to the Flag near a Public Event. Here's how.

Destiny 2 - How to Trigger All Heroic Public Events
Public Events are easy, but the Heroic Public Events crank things up a notch. They also give better gear, so it's important to know how you can trigger all eight of them.

Destiny 2 - How to Get Better Devils
Dominate in the Crucible with the Better Devils Hand Cannon. This Legendary gun is a Crucible reward, but there are other ways of improving your chances of receiving one.

Where to find Benedict 99-44
After you finish the Leviathan raid, you'll be asked to find and speak with Benedict 99-44. This guide shows you where he is and what you can do when you find him.

How to Unlock the Yest Ye Be Judged Achievement or Trophy
There's a sneaky Achievement/Trophy that can be earned in Destiny 2 that tasks you with meeting an Emissary of the Nine.

How to Earn More Glimmer Fast
With Cayde-6 Treasure maps to purchase, Gunsmith mods to amass, and gear to infuse, the 99,999 limit on Glimmer is looking a bit small. There are ways to increase the amount of Glimmer you earn, and ways to earn a lot of it really quickly.

How to Get Masterwork Cores
Learn how to get your hands on Masterwork Cores, of which 10 are needed to turn a normal gun into a Masterwork version.

How to Get Masterwork Weapons
Weapons now have a chance to drop as Masterwork versions, learn how to increase your odds of finding one!


Destiny 2 Error Codes and Meanings

Destiny 2 Piano Error Code
The Destiny 2 Piano error code became well known once the Destiny 2 beta ended and servers went offline. It’s likely to pop up again in the future.

Destiny 2 Saxophone Error Code
The Bungie support site doesn’t offer much help to those who are getting the Saxophone error, but we’ve done our best to explain what your next steps are.

Destiny 2 Olive Error Code
Bungie’s advice when you receive the Olive error code is to simply reboot the application, meaning it could have many causes and solutions.

Destiny 2 Termite Error Code
Like most of the errors that Guardians will receive in Destiny 2, the Termite error code doesn’t offer up much of an explanation for what could be going on.

You have Lost Connection to the Destiny 2 Servers
This is a very generic error which is used widely when Bungie is having problems on their end. It's advised that you check the Bungie Twitter account before you begin troubleshooting.


Destiny 2 Beginner's Tips, Class Creation, and More

Destiny 2 Review: Light Bright
Shacknews' own Ozzie Mejia dives into Destiny 2 with his take on the latest entry's best and worst features.

What Class to Create First in Destiny 2
If you're new to Destiny 2, deciding which class you should create first is a big decision. You'll spend quite a few hours with that character, and nothing sucks more than having to play a class you don't enjoy.

What are Faction Rallies?
Faction Rallies is a new activity where players can accrue tokens for their chosen Faction. There are a host of rewards, gear, and limited-time offerings up for grabs during this event as well.

Best Kinetic, Energy, and Power Weapons in Destiny 2
Create your perfect arsenal of weaponry to effectively take down your enemies in Destiny 2. Don't waste time with weapons that are no good!

Destiny 2 Beginner's Tips
If you're new to the Destiny universe in Destiny 2, start by reading these tips. They'll help you make the right moves so that you can enjoy yourself and hit all the right activities.

How to Download the Destiny 2 Companion App
The Destiny 2 Companion App is a must for Guardians who don’t want to continuously travel back and forth from the Farm. Use the app to transfer gear and stay up to date on Destiny 2.

What Destiny 2 Edition Should You Buy?
It’s not easy to determine which version of Destiny 2 you should buy. We break down what each edition has and what type of Destiny 2 player would want the various offers.

How to Build a PC to Play Destiny 2
Many gamers have opted to make the switch from PS4 and Xbox One to PC after the Destiny 2 PC beta. Here are some ideas for how you can build a PC fit to run Destiny 2 in 1080p and 60fps.

Is Xur Going to Be in Destiny 2?
Many Guardians are wondering what happened to the Agent of the Nine after the Tower was attacked by Ghaul. Well, Xur made it out alive, and he'll be in Destiny 2, but his location might surprise some of you.


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