Destiny 2 Complete Strategy Guide

Learn more about raids, quests, classes, exotic gear and more with Shacknews' strategy guide for all things related to Destiny 2.

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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 on June 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. PT.

Table of Contents
Guides by Season & DLC
Beyond Light Guides Season of Arrival Guides
Season of the Worthy Guides Season of Dawn Guides
Season of the Undying/Shadowkeep Guides Season of Opulence Guides
Season of the Drifter Guides Season of the Forge/Black Armory Guides
Forsaken Guides Dreaming City Guides
Warmind Guides Curse of Osiris Guides
Destiny 2 Raid Guides
Garden of Salvation Guides Crown of Sorrow Guides
Scourge of the Past Guides Last Wish Guides
Spire of Stars Guides Eater of Worlds Guides
Leviathan Guides
Destiny 2 Guides
Exotic Weapons and Armor Error Codes & Meanings
How-To Guides Beginner's Tips, Class Creation & More


    Season of Arrivals guides

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    Season of Arrivals Guides
    Season of Arrivals campaign walkthrough Work with Eris and Drifter to push pack agaisnt the Pyramid on Io.
    Destiny 2 Season of Arrivals roadmap See what lies ahead with the Season of Arrivals roadmap.
    AFK forge farming guide The best way to AFK farm forges for Umbral Engrams.
    How to get Umbral Engrams Get your hands on as many Umbral Engrams as possible.
    How to get Altered Element Fill your pockets with Altered Element for focusing Umbral Engrams.
    How to get Twisted Energy Rank up the Prismatic Recaster by getting more Twisted Energy.
    Contact Heroic Public Event guide Turn the Contact Public Event Heroic to earn more gear.
    How to start the Prophecy dungeon Starting the Prophecy dungeon is easier than previous dungeons.
    Prophecy Dungeon guide A complete walkthrough for the Prophecy dungeon.
    Seed of Silver Wings artifact guide Learn about the Seed of Silver Wings artifact and what mods to use.
    All Season of Arrivals Triumphs Complete the Triumphs to unlock the Season of Arrivals Seal and Forerunner Title.
    Iron Banner Season 11 quest A rundown of the Season 11 Iron Banner questline.
    Season of Arrivals god rolls A look at the new weapons in Season of Arrivals and their god rolls.
    All Moments of Triumph 2020 Complete all the Triumphs during Moments of Triumph for the MMXX Seal.
    Savathun's Eyes locations Destroy all 50 Savathun's Eyes to get a Triumphe in Season of Arrivals.
    Farm Savathun's Marionettes A good way to farm the 15 Savathun's Marionettes needed for a quest.
    What to do with Transmutation Spheres So you picked up a purple ball and don't know what to do with it?
    How to get Exodus-Focused Umbral Engrams Discover how to get this new Umbral Engram type needed for the Triumph.
    Exodus: Preparation quest A step-by-step guide for the quest, Exodus: Preparation.
    Contact public event schedule Learn the schedule of the Contact public event so you can unlock the Heavy Hitter Triumph.
    How to get Truthteller, Grenade Launcher It's time to replace The Mountaintop with Truthteller.

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    Season of the Worthy guides

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    Season of the Worthy Guides
    Season of the Worthy campaign walkthrough Help Zavala and Ana take down the Almighty, with Rasputin's help.
    Destiny 2 Season of the Worthy roadmap See what lies ahead with the Season of the Worthy roadmap.
    Destiny 2 Season of the Worthy end date The Season of the Worthy has an end date, plan out your goals accordingly.
    Point of the Stag Ritual weapon Learn how to unlock the new Ritaul weapon, Point of the Stag.
    Seraph Tower public event A simple guide on how to complete the Seraph Tower public event.
    Seraph Warsat Network quest A walkthrough for the first quest from Rasputin's Bunker.
    Powerful Fallen Sniper Learn where to find Powerful Fallen for one of Rasputin's bounties.
    Rocket Vex bounty Discover where to find a Vex boss to finish the Rocket Vex bounty.
    Powerful Scorn Trace bounty Track down the best place to farm Powerful Scorn.
    How to play Trials of Osiris Trials of Osiris returns, but there is a step players must do before playing.
    Legendary Spelunker Learn the steps to complete Rasputin's weekly bounty, Legendary Spelunker.
    Encrypted Warmind Bits Fill your pockets with Encrypted Warmind Bits with this helpful guide.
    Warmind Bits Get the ball rolling by farming up a lot of Warmind Bits for Rasputin.

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    Season of Dawn guides

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    Season of Dawn Guides
    Season of Dawn campaign walkthrough Return to Mercury to help Osiris repair the Sundial and save a friend.
    Destiny 2 Season of Dawn roadmap & end date See the Season of Dawn roadmap and end date to prepare your game time.
    How to unlock the seasonal artifact - Lantern of Osiris Unlock the Lantern of Osiris to raise your Power and unlock new mods.
    Ritual weapons - Season of Dawn Learn about the three Ritual weapons added to Season of Dawn.
    Empyrean Foundation guide Everything you need to know about the Empyrean Foundation event.
    Line in the Sand god roll The best roll for the Line in the Sand Linear Fusion Rifle.
    Martyr's Retribution god roll Take a look at the god roll options for Martyr's Retribution Grenade Launcher.
    Steelfeather Repeater god roll Learn the ideal perks for the Steelfeather Repeater Auto Rifle.
    How to get more Polarized Fractaline Farm up more Polarized Fractaline for the Empyrean Foundation event.
    Lantern of Osiris Artifact guide A complete overview of the Lantern of Osiris mods.
    How to start the Sundial Unlock the Season of Dawn's new activity, the Sundial.
    Iron Banner Season 9 quest A step-by-step guide of the Iron Banner Season 9 quest.
    Osiris vs Rasputin - Special cutscene Our time-hopping friend Osiris confronts the enigmatic Rasputin.
    Inotam, Oblivion's Triune boss guide The last boss added to the Sundial is Inotam, Oblivion's Triune.

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    Seasonal Event Guides

    Seasonal Event Guides
    All Dawning recipes and ingredients A complete list of all recipes and ingredients for the Dawning.
    How to get Chitin Powder Get more Chitgin Powder for baking goods as part of the Dawning.
    How to deliver Thousand Layer Cookies to Riven Learn how to give Riven in the Last Wish raid some cookies.
    How to make Fractal Rolls Follow the recipe to make Fractal Rolls for the Dawning.
    How to get Pinch of Light Get your hands on some Pinch of Light for the Dawning recipes.
    How to get Personal Touch A walkthrough for the first quest from Rasputin's Bunker.
    How to make Vanilla Blades Learn the recipes to make Vanilla Blades as part of the seasonal event.

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    Shadowkeep Guides

    Shadowkeep guides
    Shadowkeep/Season of the Undying Guides
    Shadowkeep campaign walkthrough Team up with Eris Morn to discover what's happening below the lunar surface.
    Pit of Heresy dungeon guide A complete walkthrough of the new dungeon, Pit of Heresy.
    Best weapons & god rolls in Shadowkeep Discover the ultimate weapons to use in Shadowkeep.
    Gate Lord's Eye Seasonal Artifact mods The Gate Lord's Eye is the Shadowkeep Seasonal Artifact, here are its mods.
    All Jade Rabbit statue locations Learn where to find all the Jade Rabbit statues hidden on the Moon.
    Lectern of Enchantment Discover how to use the Lectern of Enchantment to make weapons.
    How to get the Khvostov 7G-02 Find the classic Khvostov Auto Rifle from the original Destiny.
    How to get Edgewise, Ritual weapon Learn the fastest way to unlock the Edgewise Ritual weapon.
    Iron Banner Season 8 quest A complete step-by-step guide of the Iron Banner quest for Season 8.
    All Powerful gear tiers and sources Grow fat with power by working through the various Powerful gear tiers.
    What to do with small rice cakes Discover what you need to do with the small rice cakes and how to get more.
    Shadowkeep Ritual weapons A list of all the Ritual weapons introduced with Shadowkeep.
    How to do Finisher moves Finisher moves were added with Shadowkeep, here's how to perform one.
    How to kill Champions Champions are a powerful new enemy type that do not go down easily. 
    How to get Shadowkeep pre-order bonuses Find where Bungie is hiding your Shadowkeep pre-order bonuses.
    How to play the Tire Game Learn the tricks to get a perfect score in the Tire Game.
    Trove Guardian guide Everything you need to know about the Trove Guardians on the Moon.
    How to get the Chamber of Night Find your way to the Chamber of Night, an area below the Moon's surface.
    What are cache codes? Figure out what cache codes are used for and where to get more.
    What are Vex Chassis Components Vex Chassis Components keep dropping, here's what they do.
    How to start the Vex Offensive Take the fight to the Vex by starting the Vex Offensive.
    How to get Upgrade Modules Get your hands on more Upgrade Modules to improve your gear.
    How to complete the Memory Pursuit from Eris Morn Eris Morn offers a few Memory Pursuits that must be completed for new gear.
    Memory of Toland, the Shattered Uncover the Memory of Toland, the Shattered.
    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep roadmap Everything coming to Destiny 2 with Shadowkeep.
    Essence Weapon Parts
    Bound Manacles Bound Manacles are needed to craft Love and Death.
    Captive Cord Captive Cord is needed to craft Arc Logic.
    Ethereal Charms Ethereal Charms are needed to craft A Fine Memorial.
    Fangs of Shun'gath Fangs of Shun'gath is needed to craft One Small Step.
    Horned Wreath Horned Wreath is needed to craft Tranquility.
    Necromantic Strand Necromatic Strand is needed to craft Loud Lullaby.
    Withered Plumes Withered Plumes are needed to craft Every Waking Moment.

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    Season of Opulence

    Destiny 2 Season of Opulence
    Season of Opulence Guides
    Menagerie recipes and rune combinations Create the exact weapon you want with the Menagerie rune guide.
    Season of Opulence start date The Season of Opulence start date is almost here and its time to prepare.
    Max Power fast in Season of Opulence Hit max Power as fast as possible in Season of Opulence to be raid-ready.
    All Menagerie Triumps Earn Imperials for every Menagerie Triumph unlocked in Season of Opulence.
    Unlock Luxurious Toast emote Channel your inner Calus with the Luxurious Toast emote.
    Weapons to use instead of Whipser What to use when Whisper of the Worm is nerfed.
    How to farm Imperials Best way to farm Imperials to upgrade your Chalice faster.
    An Imperial Summons, The Invitation Gain access to the Crown of Sorrow raid and the Menagerie with this quest.
    Where to find Pursuits and Bounties The inventory screen is constantly changing. Find your Pursuits and Bounties.
    Wendigo-GL3 Pinnacle weapon Unlock one of the best Grenade Launchers, the Wendigo-GL3.
    Revoker Pinnacle weapon Dominate Crucible with the Revoker Pinnacle Sniper Rifle.
    Hush Pinnacle weapon Take to Gambit to unlock the Hush Pinnacle Bow.
    What is Lost Treasure? Learn what Lost Treasure is, why it keeps dropping, and what to do with it.
    Iron Banner Season 7 quest A step-by-step guide for the Iron Banner Season 7 quest.
    How to get Blue Runes Farm up a good supply of Blue runes for your Chalice.
    Imperial Treasure Chest locations
    Alton Dynamo Alton Dynamo Imperial Treasure Chest is located on Mars.
    Chamber of Water Chamber of Water Imperial Treasure Chest is on Nessus.
    Chamber of Sky Chamber of Sky Imperial Treasure Chest is on Nessus.
    Diaviks Mine Diaviks Mine Imperial Treasure Chest is in the Tangled Shore.
    Endless Gate Endless Gate Imperial Treasure Chest is on Io.
    Maevic Square Maevic Square Imperial Treasure Chest is in the EDZ.
    Olympus Descent Olympus Descent Imperial Treasure Chest is on Mars.
    Solarium Solarium Imperial Treasure Chest is on Titan.
    Spine Burrows Spine Burrows Imperial Treasure Chest is on Io.
    Spine of Keres Spine of Keres Imperial Treasure Chest is in the Dreaming City.
    Well of Flame Well of Flame Imperial Chest is on Nessus.

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    Joker's Wild Guides

    Season of the Drifter Guides (Joker's Wild)
    Who to side with in Destiny 2: Drifter of Vanguard Drifter or Vanguard: pick your side for the Decision Point quest.
    Decision Point, Allegiance quest line A breakdown of the entire Decision Point quest, including both sides.
    Hidden Messages, Drifter Tape locations Find all of Drifter's tapes for the Hidden Messages or Survival Guide quest.
    Recluse Pinnacle Weapon - SMG Unlock the Recluse and dominate your foes in Crucible.
    21% Delirium Pinnacle Weapon - LMG Unlock Gambit's new pinnacle weapon, 21% Delirium, a machine gun.
    Oxygen SR3 Pinnacle Weapon - Scout Rifle Learn how to unlock the Oxygen SR3 pinnacle weapon.
    Get Weak Synthesizer Enter the Reckoning by getting a Weak Synthesizer for Drifter.
    Power Surge bounties and Power 640 Learn about the now-defunct Power Surge bounties.
    Get Gambit Prime Armor Get your hands on some impressive Gambit Prime armor.
    How to play The Reckoning An explainer of Drifter's new PVE mode, the Reckoning.
    What is a Sentry Synth? Learn what the Sentry Synth is, how you use it, and where you can get more.
    What is an Invader Synth? Find out more about the Invader Synth, what it does, and how to use it.
    Dust Lore collectibles Where to find all the Dust Lore collectible items in The Reckoning.
    Kill the Primeval in Gambit Prime How to easily kill the Gambit Prime boss, the Primeval.
    How to play Gambit Prime Everything you need to know to play and win in Gambit Prime.
    Get the Service Revolver Hand Cannon Learn how to unlock the new Service Revolver Hand Cannon in Destiny 2.
    Where to find Eva Levante Track down everyone's favorite space grandma and get ready to celebrate!
    Revelry guide A complete guide to the Revelry, a spring-themed event in Destiny 2.
    Where is the Verdant Forest? Learn about the Verdant Forest and where to start this activity.
    Zero Hour mission guide A complete guide for the Zero Hour mission for Outbreak Perfected.
    Invitation of the Nine Complete the weekly in-game activity to learn more about the Nine.
    Void, Arc, and Solar Configuration Puzzle How to solve the Void, Arc, and Solar Configuration puzzle in Zero Hour.

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    Black Armory Guides

    Season of the Forge/Black Armory Guides
    Mysterious Box and Black Armory Key quest Complete the Black Armory Key quest by getting the fourth key.
    Mysterious Datapad, Solve the Riddle Solve the riddle of the Mysterious Datapad and the Lost Souvenir mission.
    Unlock the Izanami Forge Gain access to the third forge in the Black Armory.
    Where to find the Bergusia Forge Track down the location of the Bergusia Forge.
    Unlock Black Armory armor A guaranteed way to get more Black Armory armor.
    How to use Forge Polymer Discover the uses of Forge Polymer, a new material in the Black Armory DLC.

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    Forsaken Guides

    Forsaken Guides
    Forsaken campaign walkthrough Seek revenge for the death of Cayde-6 in the Forsaken campaign.
    Broken Awoken Talisman quest The Key of Light and Darkness quest has players travel to a new area.
    Gambit Beginner's Guide Learn the ropes of Gambit so you can quickly defeat the Primeval.
    All Gambit Medals Earn Gambit medals so you can unlock Hush and other rewards.
    Gambit Infamy Ranks and rewards How many points to level up and point values for bounties and matches.
    Unlock Cayde's Exotic Stash preorder bonus Find your preorder bonus to let Cayde's memory live on.
    Cryo-Pod Heroic Public Event Make the Cryo-Pod Public Event go Heroic for more rewards.
    Ether Harvest Public Event Turn the Ether Harvest Public Event Heroic to gain more rewards.
    Bulk-delete Shaders Clear your inventory quickly by selling all your Shaders in bulk.
    Farm Ghost Fragments Quickly get more Ghost Fragments to buy Spider's Wanted bounties.
    How to get Prime Engrams Farm Prime Engrams to boost your Power level higher.
    How to get Eververse Bounty Notes Learn about the Eververse Bounty Notes and how to get more.
    How to get Seed of Light The Seed of Light is a now-defunct item in Destiny 2.
    Get Taken mods Farm Taken mods to gain unique and powerful abilities for your gear.
    How to use the Character Power Boost Increase your Power with a single-use item, the Character Power Boost.
    Who is Master Ives? In 2018, Master Ives was murdered. Learn who this person was in Destiny 1.
    Spider's Wanted Bounties
    Arcadian Chord Go to Nessus to Hunt the Arcadian Chord.
    Arcane Mind Go to Nessus to Hunt the Arcane Mind.
    Blood Cleaver Search Io for the Blood Cleaver.
    Calzar, Scarred Captain Shaft 13 holds Calzar, Scarred Captain.
    Combustor Valus Mercury is where you'll find Combustor Valus.
    Consul Partisan Sorik's Cut in The Tangled Shore houses the Consul Partisan.
    Devourer Darg Skydock IV is where you'll hunt Devourer Darg.
    Disgraced Bracus Winding Cove has a chance to deliver you the Disgraced Bracus.
    Downpour Captain The Weep is where you'll find the Downpour Captain.
    Drained Captain Whisphered Falls hides the Drained Captain.
    Dust-Choked Thrag Excavation Site XIII is where you'll find the Dust-Choked Thrag.
    Eye in the Dark The Eye in the Dark is found through a quest on Mars.
    Fortifier Yann Fortifier Yann is hiding in the Quarry in the EDZ.
    Ghaul Devotee Ghaul Devotee is slinking around Lost Oasis on Io.
    Golmuut Cargo Bay 3 holds Golmuut, ready for the hunting.
    Gravetide Summoner The Gravetide Summoner has made a home on Titan.
    Hirak's Familiar Siren's Watch is where Hirak's Familiar is hiding.
    Irxis Partisan The Gulch is where you can find Irxis Partisan.
    Karugul Search the Methane Flush to find Karugul.
    Keresh, Champion of Xol Core Terminus is where Keresh, Champion of Xol is hiding.
    Kurg, The All-Seeing Force Head to The Pit to find Kurg, The All-Seeing Force.
    Mazan, Lost Captain Widow's Walk in the EDZ hides Mazan, Lost Captain.
    Metal Captain The Drain is where the Metal Captain is hiding.
    Nariks Reborn Go to the Carrion Pit to locate Nariks Reborn.
    Pakrion Ancient's Haunt hides Pakrion.
    Pallas Siegebreaker Thieves' Landing on The Tangled Shore is where Pallas Siegebreaker is waiting.
    Pandrok, Pillar of Nothing Aphix Conduit on Io is where you'll find Pandrok, Pillar of Nothing.
    Phyzann, Drowned Captain Flooded Chasm is the hiding place of Phyzaan, Drowned Captain.
    Prince of Yul Jetsam of Saturn on The Tangled Shore is where you'll find the Prince of Yul.
    Qeldron, Keeper Grove of Ulan-Tan on Io hides the Qeldron, Keeper.
    Queenbreaker Trostland in the EDZ is where you'll find the Queenbreaker.
    Ruined Mind The Aphix Conduit on Io is where you'll locate the Ruined Mind.
    Saturn Survivor The Sludge on the EDZ is where you will find the Saturn Survivor.
    Shayotet Partisan The Conflux is where you can find the Shayotet Partisan.
    Silent Fang Cavern of Souls is where the Silent Fang is hiden.
    Splendid Mind Glade of Echoes is the hiding place of Splendid Mind.
    Student of Beltrik Search the Exodus Black area to find the Student of Beltrik.
    Subterranean Mind Head to the Pariah's Refuge to locate the Subterranean Mind.
    Sunless Captain The Sunless Captain is hiding in Terminus East in the EDZ.
    Tattered Dusk Captain Exodus Black on Nessus is where you'll find the Tattered Dusk Captain.
    Thaan'Hul DS Quarters-2 holds Thaan'Hul.
    Thyrdron The Orrery is where you'll find Thyrdron.
    Valus Dulurc Ma'adim Subterrane on Mars hides Valus Dulurc.
    Varghul, Fragment of Oryx Varghul, Fragment of Oryx is in the Cavern of Souls in the EDZ.
    Zerz, The Unstoppable Weight Pathfinder's Crash hides Zerz, The Unstoppable Weight.

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    Dreaming City Guides

    Dreaming City Guides
    Ascendant Challenge schedule and rotation Where the Ascendant Challenge is this week and where to find it.
    All Corrupted Eggs Unlock the Corrupted Omelette by destroying all Corrupted Eggs.
    All Cat locations Where to find all nine cats in the Dreaming City.
    All Ascendant Chests Track down all the Ascendant Chests in the Dreaming City for Triumphs.
    Shattered Throne Dungeon guide A step-by-step walkthrough of the Shattered Throne Dungeon activity.
    How to get to the Shattered Throne Where to find the entrance to the Shattered Throne activity.
    How to unlock the Dreaming City Discover how to access the new area, the Dreaming City.
    How to complete the Blind Well A guide to completing all of the Blind Well encounters.
    How to complete Heroic Blind Well Learn how to finish a Tier 4 (T4) Heroic Blind Well activity.
    What to do with Unstable Charge of Light Find out where to take the Unstable Charge of Light in the Dreaming City.
    Where to get a Charge of Light Get your hands on more Charges of Light for the Blind Well.
    What does "you lack something" mean? Discover what you need for all these strange cats you've found.
    Where to find an Offering for the Oracle Get a reward from the Oracle by handing over an Offering for the Oracle.
    Purification Ritual - Defeat any Plague of the Well The best way to defeat any Plague of the Well for a unique reward.
    How to farm Dark Fragments Farm up a supply of Dark Fragments to buy all of Petra Venj's things.
    Where to get more Tincture of Queensfoil Access the Ascendant realm by getting more Tincture of Queensfoil.
    Ascendant Challenge, Maximum Curse Learn where to find the portal hiding the Ascendant Challenge.
    How to get to Callum's Grave Discover where Callum died and their shadowy burn marks remain.
    Challenge: The Shattered - Toland Located Find Toland, the Shattered, for one of Petra's bounties.
    Challenge: Deathproof bounty The best way to get a lot of kills without dying, quickly.

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    Warmind Guides

    Warmind Guides
    All Sleeper Node locations The location of all Sleeper Nodes needed for Sleeper Simulant and an emblem.
    Escalation Protocol schedule Learn the rotation of each boss and weapon in Escalation Protocol.
    All Latent Memory locations Find all 45 Latent Memory/Memory Fragments on Mars.
    Unlock the Sleeper Simulant Exotic Catalyst Power up the Sleeper Simulant by unlocking its Exotic Catalyst.
    Get the Enigmatic Exotic Ship Blueprint A complete quite for unlocking the Enigmatic Ship from The Whisper.
    Strange Terrain Nightfall walkthrough Crush the Strange Terrain by knowing what to kill and what to skill.
    How to play Escalation Protocol with 9 friends Farm Escalation Protocol easily with nine people in one group.
    How to get Resonate Stem Consumables You'll need to farm a lot of Resonate Stems to unlock all Sleeper Nodes.
    Turn the Warsat Down Public Event Heroic Learn how to activate the Heroic version of the Warsat Down Public Event.
    Get the IKELOS HC V1.0.1 Hand Cannon The IKELOS Hand Cannon is required for some quests, here's how to get it.
    What does "Requires Armory Code" mean? Some panels on the ground say they need an Armory Code.
    What weapon to choose from Ana Bray Don't pick the wrong gun from Ana Bray, pick the best one.

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    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.

    Curse of Osiris Guides
    Curse of Osiris campaign walkthrough A step-by-step walkthrough of the Curse of Osiris campaign.
    How to unlock the chest in the Lighthouse How to access the Regional Chest behind the Vex barrier in the Lighthouse.
    What weapon to take from Ikora Rey Ikora will let you pick one weapons, here's the one you should choose.
    Who is the Osiris voice actor? Learn about the man behind Osiris, the Vex-obsessed resident on Mercury.
    Lost Prophecy Tablets and Weapon Forge Every Lost Prophecy Tablet and how to unlock them.
    Perfect Paradox, Saint-14's Shotgun An overview of a time-melting Shotgun, Saint-14's/the Guaridan's Perfect Paradox.
    How to get Concentrated Radiolarian Culture Where to get a lot of Concentrated Radiolarian Culture for the Infinite Forge.
    How to get Advanced Paradox Amplifier Craft new weapons by finding more Advanced Paradox Amplifier.
    How to get Fossilized Hermaion Blossom Get the difficult-to-acquire Fossilized Hermaion Blossom.

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    Destiny 2 Raid Guides

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    Garden of Salvation Raid Guides
    Garden of Salvation raid guide Invade the Black Garden and fight back against a new Vex threat that's blooming within.
    Crown of Sorrow Raid Guides
    Crown of Sorrow raid guide Take to the Leviathan to kill Gahlran, a Cabal that Emperor Calus bestowed with a Hive relic.
    Unlock Crown of Sorrow raid You must complete a very specific task before the Crown of Sorrow raid begins.
    Scourge of the Past Raid Guides
    Scourge of the Past raid guide Take to the streets of the Last City and fight back against the Fallen.
    Last Wish Raid Guides
    Last Wish raid guide The biggest raid in Destiny 2, Last Wish, requires a lot of knowledge and teamwork.
    All Wishes for the Wall of Wishes Every code for the Wall of Wishes in the Last Wish raid - all 14 of them.
    Summoning Ritual Challenge guide Fight back against Kalli and complete her Challenge for greater rewards.
    Which Witch Challenge guide Don't get hit during the Which Witch Challenge for some more loot!
    Forever Fight Challenge guide A few more enemies on the field never hurt anyone? A guide to the Forever Fight.
    Keep Out Challenge guide Stop the enemies before they cross a line for the Keep Out Challenge.
    Strength of Memory Challenge guide Watch your shots during the Strength of Memory Challenge against Riven.
    Spire of Stars Raid Guides
    Spire of Stars raid guide A complete guide of the short and sweet Spire of Stars raid.
    Eater of Worlds Raid Guides
    Eater of Worlds raid guide Every section of the Eater of Worlds Raid Lair explained, from start to finish.
    Argos guide, Eater of Worlds An in-depth guide to the final boss of the Eater of Worlds, Argos, Planetary Core.
    Leviathan Raid Guides
    Levithan raid guide A walkthrough for the very first raid in Destiny 2, the Leviathan.
    Leviathan Underbelly code The code you need to input in order to access the Leviathan's Underbelly area.
    Leviathan raid secret chest map Study the Underbelly map so you can quickly move about the Leviathn.
    How to beat the Castellum A quick overview of the Castellum section of the Leviathan raid.
    Royal Pools Challenge guide Discover how to easily beat the Royal Pools Challenge.
    Pleasure Gardens Challenge guide Take to the Pleasure Gardens and complete the Challenge for more rewards.
    The Gauntlet Challenge guide The Gauntlet has a unique Challenge that will test your teamwork.
    Emperor Calus Challenge guide Show Emperor Calus you have the chops by completing his personal Challenge.

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    Exotic Weapons, Armor, and 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.

    Exotic Weapons and Armor Guides
    Exotic Armor
    Exotic Warlock Armor Min-max your Warlock in Destiny 2 with the right Exotic armor.
    Exotic Hunter Armor Make your Hunter the best with the perfect Exotic gear.
    Exotic Titan Armor Learn about all the Titan armor in Destiny 2, from the good to the bad.
    Mask of the Quiet One, Exotic Titan Armor Become unstoppable with the Mask of the Quiet One, a powerful Titan helmet.
    Celestial Nighthawk, Exotic Hunter Armor Obliterate enemies with a single, golden bullet with this beaky helmet.
    Dragon's Shadow, Exotic Hunter Armor Boost all of your stats with this powerful chest piece.
    Orpheus Rig, Exotic Hunter Armor Become and Orb-generating machine with these Hunter boots.
    Geomag Stabilizers, Exotic Warlock Armor Laser your foes into oblivion with one of the best pair of Warlock boots.
    Lunafaction Boots, Exotic Warlock Armor Aid your allies and boost reload speed with these Warlock shoes.
    Nezarec's Sin, Exotic Warlock Armor Become a Void nightmare with this incredibly powerful Warlock helmet.
    Exotic Weapons
    Exotic Catalysts and Masterworks Where to find all the Exotic Catalysts and how to upgrade them.
    Ace of Spades, Exotic Hand Cannon Let Cayde's memory live on with the Ace of Spades Exotic Hand Cannon.
    Anarchy, Exotic Grenade Launcher Unlock the Anarchy Exotic Grenade Launcher from the Scourge of the Past raid.
    Arbalest, Exotic Linear Fusion Rifle Get your hands on the Arbalest Kinetic Linear Fusion Rifle.
    Bad Juju, Exotic Pulse Rifle Unlock the Pulse Rifle that fills your Super with every single kill.
    Bastion, Exotic Fusion Rifle Acquire a new type of Fusion Rifle, the Kinetic kind.
    Chaperone, Exotic Shotgun Take to the Crucible with the ultimate Shotgun, the Chaperone.
    Coldheart Preorder Bonus How to get the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle, a preorder bonus for Destiny 2.
    Deathbringer, Exotic Rocket Launcher Rain destruction down on your enemies with Deathbringer.
    Devil's Ruin, Exotic Sidearm Use this odd laser gun to burn through enemies.
    Divinity, Exotic Trace Rifle A step-by-step guide for unlocking Divinity from the Garden of Salvation raid.
    The Fourth Horseman, Exotic Shotgun One of the best fully-auto Shotguns in Destiny's history.
    Hard Light, Exotic Auto Rifle Hard Light is making an unexpected comeback.
    Heir Apparent, Exotic Machine Gun This Machine Gun was added with the first Guardian Games event.
    Izanagi's Burden, Exotic Sniper Rifle One of the most powerful Sniper Rifles in Destiny 2.
    Jotuun, Exotic Fusion Rifle Let Jotuun track down your enemies with severe lethality.
    The Last Word, Exotic Hand Cannon Fulfil your cowboy fantasy with the ultimate shooter.
    Legend of Acrius, Exotic Shotgun Complete the Await the World Eater quest to acquire this beastly gun.
    Leviathan's Breath, Exotic Bow Unlock the Leviathan's Bow that was added with Shadowkeep.
    Lumina, Exotic Hand Cannon Become the ultimate support player with this ally-healing gun.
    Malfeasance, Exotic Hand Cannon Harness the power of the Taken with this devastating weapon.
    MIDA Multi-Tool, Exotic Scout Rifle An old favorite returns from the original Destiny.
    Le Monarque, Exotic Bow Spread poison through enemy lines with Le Monarque.
    One Thousand Voices, Exotic Fusion Rifle Absolutely annihilate your enemies with the best Fusion Rifles in the game.
    Outbreak Perfected, Exotic Pulse Rifle A complete walkthrough of how to unlock Outbreak Perfected.
    Prometheus Lens, Exotic Trace Rifle Play laser tag by unlocking the Prometheus Lens.
    Rat King, Exotic Sidearm A step-by-step guide on how to unlock the Rat King, an underrated Sidearm.
    Riskrunner, Exotic SMG A sure-fire way to unlock one of the best SMGs in the game, Riskrunner.
    Ruinous Effigy, Exotic Trace Rifle Humiliate your enemies by turning them into purple balls that you can use as a weapon.
    Sleeper Simulant, Exotic Fusion Rifle Yet another Exotic has returned from the original Destiny. Though not as powerful, still worth it.
    Sturm, Exotic Hand Cannon Unlock one of the strongest Hand Cannons in Destiny 2, Sturm.
    Tarrabah, Exotic SMG This impressive little SMG is locked behind the Crown of Sorrow raid.
    Thorn, Exotic Hand Cannon Every step involved in unlocking Thorn, a return weapon from Destiny 1.
    Truth, Exotic Rocket Launcher Find Truth and blast away enemies with its incredible tracking rockets.
    Whisper of the Worm, Exotic Sniper Rifle A walkthrough of how to unlock the Whisper of the Worm.
    Wish-Ender, Exotic Bow See through walls with the Wish-Ender Exotic Bow from the Shattered Throne.
    Witherhoard, Exotic Grenade Launcher Annihilate opponents with this Darkness-infused Grenade Launcher.
    Worldline Zero, Exotic Sword Discover the Worldline Zero Exotic Sword with its unique attack.
    Xenophage, Exotic Machine Gun Take to the Moon to acquire this creepy Machine Gun.
    Exotic Tips
    Exotic Engram farming Fill your inventory with Exotic Engrams by farming for the golden goodies.
    How to get the Thorn quest Players must reach a certain area to start the quest for Thorn.
    A Good Match, Tommy's Matchbook Lift your Tommy's Matchbook to new heights with the Exotic Catalyst.
    The Bank Job, Witherhoard Exotic catalyst Get the Witherhoard catalyst by completing the quest, The Bank Job.
    How to get Exotic Ciphers Get more Exotic Ciphers so you can unlock previous seasons' Exotics.

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    Quick Destiny 2 How-To Articles

    How-To Guides
    All Regional chests Locate every single Regional Chest in Destiny 2 for a Triumph.
    All Lost Sectors The location of every Lost Sector and the Wanted targets in them.
    Valor ranks and point requirements A breakdown of every rank and point needed to rank up normal Crucible.
    Glory ranks and point requirements An overview of the Competitive Crucible ranks and point system.
    New Max level and Power level cap Discover what the new Power level is in the latest DLC, and what came before.
    Armor stats and tier charts Learn about how armor stats and tiers work with Destiny 2's Armor 2.0 system.
    Farm Legendary Shards Fill your pockets with Legendary Shards by learning the best farming method.
    Crimson Days guide A rundown of everything involved in the Crimson Days event.
    Best Grenade Launchers Melt bosses with the best Grenade Launchers in the game.
    Best PVP Sniper Rifles Improve your PVP skills by using one of these excellent snipers.
    How to get Redrix's Claymore Pick up one of the strongest Pulse Rifles, Redrix's Claymore.
    How to get the Long Goodbye Collect one of the rare Nightfall weapons, the Long Goodbye.
    Black Scorpion-4SR, Scout Rifle This underappreciated Scout Rifle destroys in Crucible.
    How to get the D.F.A. Hand Cannon Complete your build with the Nightfall-exclusive Hand Cannon, D.F.A.
    The Vow, Crimson Days Combat Bow Unlock the Vow by completing specific tasks during Crimson Days.
    How to get Bright Engrams Earn a lot of Bright Engrams to get a lot of cool new cosmetics.
    Guided Games guide What is Guided Games? How do you use it? We answer all those questions and more.
    Sentry 4 Course on The Farm We walk you through the Sentry 4 puzzle on the Farm in Destiny 2.
    How to get your abilities back Destiny 2's base campaign strips you of your abilities. Here's how to get them back.
    How to level up fast Hit those high Power levels quicker with our fast tips.
    How to unlock a subclass Each class has three sublcasses, here's how you access them.
    Unlock and complete Flashpoints Complete Flashpoints to earn some powerful new gear.
    All Trace Rifles Here is each of the Trace Rifles you can unlock in Destiny 2.
    Gateway to Knowledge Unlock the Gateway to Knowledge emblem, a rare cosmetic in Destiny 2.
    How to get a Sparrow Move around the planets faster by unlocking a Sparrow.
    What does Rally to the Flag mean Discover what happens when you rally at a flag.
    How to trigger all Heroic Public Events Learn how to take each Public Event from normal to Heroic for extra rewards.
    Better Devils, Hand Cannon Acquire the Better Devils Hand Cannon, an all-around great weapon.
    Where to find Benedict 99-40 Locate Emperor Calus' messenger, Benedict 99-40.
    Unlock Lest Ye Be Judged Achievement Unlock the Achievement/Trophy, Lest Ye Be Judged.
    Earn more Glimmer Fill your digital bank account with more Glimmer by farming is faster.
    Unlock more Masterwork Cores Improve your gear by stockpiling more Masterwork Cores.
    How to get Masterwork weapons Some weapons drop fully Masterworked, here's how to get them easily.
    Earn more Renown The fastest and best way to earn more Renown in Destiny 2.
    Start Solstice of Heroes For some players, Solstice of Heroes won't start, here's how to fix that.
    All Solstice of Heroes armor upgrades A complete list of requirements needed to upgrade the Solstice of Heroes armor.
    Get more Elemental Orbs Orbs of Light aren't the only things Guardians will need to collect.
    New Pacific Arcology location Where to find the New Pacific Arcology for some challenges and bounties.
    How to get the Heart of the City Emblem Discover how to acquire this highly sought-after emblem in Destiny 2.
    Where to farm Acolytes The best place to farm up a lot of Acolyte kills.
    Vex Fanatics location Head to the right place where you can find a whole lot of Vex Fanatics.
    Phaseglass farming A route to farm up a whole lot of Phaseglass for upgrades and more.
    Find Dusklight Shards We've got the best method to farm up lots of Dusklight Shards.
    Where to find Datalattice Fill your pockets with more Datalattice than you'll ever need.
    Alkane Dust farming spot Discover the best place to farm a lot of Alkane Dust.
    Seraphite farming route The best place on Mars to farm a lot of Seraphite.
    Claim your Destiny 2 Twitch Prime Exotic loot drop Receive your special Twitch Drop for Destiny 2, which includes Exotic rewards!

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    Destiny 2 Error Codes and Meanings

    Error Guides
    Piana error code The Piana error code cropped up at the end of the Destiny 2 beta.
    Saxophone error code Solving the Saxophone error is a bit challenging, but there are some tips.
    Olive error code Sometimes a simple reboot can fix the Olive error code.
    Termite error code There's not a lot to go on when working out the Termite error code.
    Pony error code Unlike a real pony, the Pony error code is not small and charmy or fun.
    You have Lost Connection to the Destiny 2 servers This generic error is very frustrating to encouner, as there's not much info.

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

    Beginner Guides
    Destiny 2 Review: Light Bright Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia dives into Destiny 2 and gives his take on the sequel.
    What class to create first Figure out which of the three classes you should play first.
    Where is Lord Saladin? Find the leader of the Iron Banner to unlock weapons, armor, and quests.
    What are Faction Rallies? Learn about Faction Rallies, a long-forgotten activity.
    Who is Mithrax, the Forsaken? Discover the indentity and history of a certain Fallen Captain.
    Best Kinetic, Energy, and Power weapons Complete your arsenal with some of the best weapons in the game.
    Beginner's Tips Learn some of the Destiny 2 basics, perfect for newcomers.
    How to download the Destiny 2 Companion app Transfer gear with ease using the Destiny 2 Companion app.
    What Destiny 2 edition you should buy Figure out which version of Destiny 2 you need to buy to play the game.
    Build a PC for Destiny 2 Build the best PC to make Destiny 2 run like a dream.
    Is Destiny 2 cross-platform between consoles and PC? Destiny 2 has a cross-save feature, but does it also feature cross-platform support?
    How to find Xur Track down the tentacle-faced merchant and buy some Exotic gear!
    Moments of Triumph checklist Every Triumph you need to complete for the Moments of Triumph event.

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