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Destiny 2: Season of Plunder campaign walkthrough

A complete walkthrough of the Season of Plunder campaign in Destiny 2, from Ahoy and Aweigh to the weekly Sails of the Shipstealer questline.

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Destiny 2: Season of Plunder is here and with it comes a new campaign. Players will be going on a pirate adventure as they fight Fallen, pursue Eramis, and claim some powerful plunder and booty. This seasonal quest involves a couple of missions called Ahoy and Aweigh and the overarching weekly questline, Sails of the Shipstealer.

Updated: September 4, 2022, at 3:02 p.m. EDT

Salvage and Salvation – Ahoy and Aweigh

Image shows the Ahoy and Aweigh quest in Destiny 2

The first quest in Season of Plunder is Ahoy and Aweigh. This must be completed before you can tackle the weekly story mission, Sails of the Shipstealer.

  1. Launch Ahoy and Aweigh from the H.E.L.M. map (if it doesn’t automatically start)
  2. Fight through Europa
  3. Visit Spider in the Eliksni quarters
  4. Complete a Ketchcrash
  5. Claim reward from the H.E.L.M.

Ketchcrash can be launched from the H.E.L.M. Some players are encountering an error with Ahoy and Aweigh where this quest will not progress. One solution is to wait until the scoreboard appears and the activity timer returns you to Orbit. Another is to hold your Ghost out and just wait.

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 1

image shows the sails of the shipstealer quest in Destiny 2

Once Ahoy and Aweigh is completed you can start on the weekly quest, Sails of the Shipstealer. For the first week, August 23, the quest introduces you to all the basics that will likely be repeated in subsequent weeks.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Restore Treasure Map in Captain’s Atlas
  3. Complete Expedition activity
  4. Claim the Expedition Weekly Challenge
  5. Upgrade the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  6. Complete Pirate Hideout: Val’aug, the Brute
  7. Visit the Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  8. Speak with Spider and pick an Engram
  9. Talk with Spider again
  10. Wait until next week

Find the Captain’s Atlas in your Quest tab. Interact with it and use 5 Map Fragments and 50 Treasure Coordinates to create a Basic Treasure Map. Check out our guides on how to get more Map Fragments and how to get more Treasure Coordinates so you can farm up a decent stockpile. The Expedition playlist and Pirate Hideout activity are both launched via the H.E.L.M. map.

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 2

An image showing a conversation from the Sails of the Shipstealer quest in Destiny 2

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The campaign for Season of Plunder picks up with Week 2 of Sails of the Shipstealer. It's simple and can be completed solo. The quest shouldn't take you more than about 30 minutes to knock out.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Expedition buried treasure and defeat combatants in the Cosmodrome
  3. Complete Pirate Hideout: Iriks, the Sharpshooter
  4. Witness the conversation in The Ether Tank
  5. Visit The Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  7. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  8. Wait until next week

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 3

A promotional image for Destiny 2: Season of Plunder

Source: Bungie

Week 3 of Sails of the Shipstealer is another easy one that players can take care of solo. All in, you'll need about 30-45 minutes to knock these quest steps out.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Expedition buried treasure and defeat combatants on Nessus
  3. Complete Pirate Hideout: Tagh'al and Thagh'urn, the Blademasters
  4. Witness the conversation in The Ether Tank
  5. Visit The Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  7. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  8. Wait until next week

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 4

Image shows three Guardians in a Pirate Hideout during the Sails of the Shipstealer campaign

Source: Bungie

Week 4 of the Sails of the Shipstealer questline in Season of Plunder is as quick and easy as players have come to expect.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Expedition buried treasure and defeat combatants on Europa
  3. Complete Pirate Hideout: Alaaks, the Beast Tamer
  4. Visit The Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  5. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  7. Wait until next week

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 5

Image shows Guardians approaching a cell from the Prison of Elders during Sails of the Shipstealer

Source: Bungie

Week 5 of the Sails of the Shipstealer questline is quick to finish. Originally, players had to defeat 50 Champions to complete step 28, but Bungie has made this auto-complete.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Expedition buried treasure and defeat Champions (this last part will be auto-completed)
  3. Complete the Pirate Hideout: Arask, the Bully
  4. Witness the parley on the neutral asteroid base. Travel to the asteroid via the Destinations tab in the H.E.L.M.
  5. Visit The Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  7. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  8. Wait until next week

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 6

An image showing Guardians in the H.E.L.M. in Destiny 2
Week 6 of Sails of the Shipstealer will go much faster if you hop into a Master Ketchcrash.
Source: Bungie

Week 6 of Sails of the Shipstealer is a bit more of a grind than previous weeks, but still not that bad. It's not 50 Champions bad, that's for sure. Worth noting that a single Master Ketchcrash will get you through the five you need.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Epedition bonus Treasure Chest and complete five (5) Ketchcrash activities (1 Master Ketchcrash)
  3. Complete the Pirate Hideout: Vrisk, the Coward
  4. Witness the conversation in the Eliksni Quarter
  5. Visit The Ether Tank holoprojector in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  7. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  8. Wait until next week

Sails of the Shipstealer - Week 7

An image showing the Sails of the Shipstealer quest in Destiny 2
Steps 53 through 55 ask you to visit Spider three times, but really it's once. Not sure what Bungie is doing here.
Source: Shacknews

Week 7 has Guardians doing the normal stuff, except they have to visit Spider three times. In reality, you visit him once, so we're not really sure why it's listed three times.

  1. Visit the Star Chart in the H.E.L.M.
  2. Loot Expedition buried Treasure (1) and defeat combatants (100) with seasonal weapons
  3. Complete the Pirate Hideout: Ithyks, the Scrapworker
  4. Spider wishes to speak with you in The Ether Tank
  5. Visit Spider in The Ether Tank in the Eliksni Quarter
  6. Check in with Spider in The Ether Tank
  7. Wait until next week

Check back in with us each week as we dive deeper into the Season of Plunder campaign. This walkthrough will focus on the Sails of the Shipstealer quest line, covering each step and noting any issues or points of interest along the way. Read over our Destiny 2 Strategy Guide for more information.

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