Ascendant Challenge schedule and location - Destiny 2

Avoid running aimlessly around the Dreaming City in Destiny 2 and start using the Ascendant Challenge schedule and location table.

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The Ascendant Challenges in Destiny 2 are on a weekly schedule where each location pops up on a 6-week rotation. A lot of players end up wondering where is the Ascendant Challenge and which Ascendant Challenge it is as many are chasing the Corrupted Eggs. Below is a table listing all Ascendant Challenge rotations and locations in Destiny 2.

Use the following links to jump to a walkthrough on how to find the Ascendant Challenge portal.

Where is the Ascendant Challenge in Destiny 2?

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenges Schedule and Locations
Each week one of six Acsendant Challenges are available for completion in the Dreaming City.

Every week players will no doubt be asking the same question, “Where is the Ascendant Challenge in Destiny 2?” This is a reasonable thing to ask, as it’s not always clear where it will be and for those not keeping track, it can take some time to check all six locations. Refer to the table below to for the Ascendant Challenge schedule and locations this year. Be sure to use our Corrupted Egg locations guide to find every Corrupted Egg in the Ascendant Challenge each week.

When the curse strength is at its strongest (Strong) the Shattered Throne is available.

Weekly Reset Ascendant Challenge Location Curse Strength
January 1st Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
January 8th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
January 15th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
January 22nd Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
January 29th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
February 5th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
February 12th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
February 19th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
February 26th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
March 5th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
March 12th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
March 19th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
March 26th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
April 2nd Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
April 9th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
April 16th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
April 23rd Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
April 30th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
May 7th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
May 14th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
May 21st Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
May 28th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
June 4th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
June 11th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
June 18th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
June 25th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
July 2nd Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
July 9th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
July 16th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
July 23rd Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
July 30th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
August 6th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
August 13th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
August 20th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
August 27th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
September 3rd Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
September 10th Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
September 17th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
September 24th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
October 1st Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
October 8th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
October 15th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
October 22nd Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
October 29th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
Novermber 5th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
November 12th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
November 19th Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong
November 26th Agonarch Abyss Bay of Drowned Wishes Weak
December 3rd Cimmerian Garrison Chamber of Starlight Medium
December 10th Ouroborea Aphelion's Rest Strong
December 17th Forfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
December 24th Shattered Ruins Spine of Keres Medium
December 31st Keep of Honed Edges Harbinger's Seclude Strong

How to enter an Ascendant Challenge

For those that are just starting out, an Ascendant Challenge can only be seen and accessed after using a Tincture of Queensfoil. This consumable allows you to see things that would otherwise be hidden from view. The first is, as mentioned, the Ascendant Challenge portals and the other are the many Ascendant Chests.


How to get to the Cimmerian Garrison Ascendant Challenge

The Cimmerian Garrison Ascendant Challenge is located in the Chamber of Starlight, the Lost Sector in Rheasilvia. Enter the Lost Sector and fight all the way to the back, the portal is up on the rear shelf where the Taken Hobgoblins spawn.


How to get to the Ouroborea Ascendant Challenge

The Ouroborea Ascendant Challenge is located in Aphelion’s Rest, the Lost Sector in The Strand. Head inside and fight through to the ramp just before the boss, the portal will be floating on the outcropping.


How to get to the Forfeit Shrine Ascendant Challenge

The Forfeit Shrine Ascendant Challenge is located in Gardens of Esila, an area to the south of the Dreaming City, accessed via The Strand of the connective tunnels below the map. The portal to the Forfeit Shrine is on the left side of the Gardens of Esila, tucked behind the large rocky formations.


How to get to the Shattered Ruins Ascendant Challenge

The Shattered Ruins Ascendant Challenge is located in the Spine of Keres, the location where the Oracle Engine is located. From the Divalian Mists spawn point, head straight and then left into the blue crystal cave. Follow the path into the Divalian Mists and through the Oracle Engine building. Continue along to reach the end of the bridges, the portal is floating behind the rocks above the mist.


How to get to the Keep of Honed Edges Ascendant Challenge

The Keep of Honed Edges Ascendant Challenge is located in the Harbinger’s Seclude, inside the main building in Rheasiliva. To reach this portal, head to Rheasilvia and inside the building. Pass through the hallways to reach the large underground cavern, cross it and continue over the elevator to reach a statue out on a walkway – the portal is floating above the statue.


How to get to the Agonarch Abyss Ascendant Challenge

The Agonarch Abyss Ascendant Challenge is located in the Bay of Drowned Wishes, the Lost Sector in the Divalian Mists. From the spawn point, turn around and head into the Bay of Drowned Wishes. Stick to the right-hand side to enter a little pass opposite the bay – the portal is floating above the ground.


Knowing which Ascendant Challenge is available and where to find it can be difficult, even for players who have clocked countless hours in the Dreaming City. Be sure to utilize this Ascendant Challenge schedule and location table each week in order to track down the portal. Check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide for more helpful tables and information.

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    January 7, 2019 3:30 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Ascendant Challenge schedule and location - Destiny 2

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      January 7, 2019 6:49 PM

      Is there some indication in game about the curse strength (or that it even exists) that I missed? I get how it works now, but when I started playing again a couple weeks ago, I had no idea the mechanic even existed.

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        January 7, 2019 7:54 PM

        There is a way to tell from the environment as well as where Petra Venj is sitting. I'll have to find a place to include it in the guide, but for now here's how you can tell:

        When Petra is in The Strand, it's weak.

        When Petra is in Divalian Mists, it's medium.

        When Petra is in Rheasilvia, it's strong.

        You can also look to the environment to see if there are any Taken effects. During the weakest weeks, the air is clear. When the curse is at its medium strength, there are some light "Taken rain" effects. When the curse is at its strongest, you'll see giant Taken orbs.