There are dozens of materials and resources to collect in Destiny 2, and all of them are scattered around worlds, rewarded from playing activities, or even earned through dismantling gear. Datalattice is one such material that can be difficult to find, especially in large quantities – which is sometimes needed for certain quests in Destiny 2.
Where to Farm Datalattice
Datalattice is one of the five planetary resources in Destiny 2 and can only be collected on Nessus. In a similar fashion to finding Phaseglass, Datalattice can be found by simply making your way around Nessus and looking for its glowing, Vex-like appearance. Collecting a Datalattice will reward you with the green, Common version of the material, but you also have a chance of receiving the blue, Rare version.
There are a few ways of farming Datalattice in Destiny 2, with the first being to equip a Ghost with the Nessus Resource Detector perk and zoom around on your Sparrow looking for the collectable. However, there is a more effective means of collecting this hard-to-find material.
If you wish to avoid the grind of searching manually, you can instead exploit Destiny 2’s loading zones, forcing a Datalattice to remain active. How this works is relatively simple: locate a Datalattice, collect it, and then zoom to the closest loading zone. When you pass through the loading zone and the next area loads, turn around and head back to the Datalattice to collect it again. If you were quick enough, the Datalattice will remain. You can repeat this process until you’ve farmed all that you need.
Be aware that Bungie has implemented cooldowns, whereby if you collect a resource too often, it will stop giving you rewards. When this happens, simply stop collecting Datalattice and go do something else until the timer wares off. A good place to perform this little trick is near a Lost Sector, as they are pretty close to large areas where Datalattice can be found. Take a look at our guide on all Lost Sectors if you need to locate one.
Once that’s out of the way, check out our Destiny 2 Complete Strategy Guide for more tips and tricks!