Destiny

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  • Cheat codes

    Login to your Bungie.net account, and redeem the following codes at their code redemption page to unlock the corresponding bonus. Note: You can obtain the emblems and shaders from the Special Orders Vendor in the Tower.

    ResultCode
     
    Grimoire Card
    Collector's Card #1 - Class: WarlockYKA-RJG-MH9
    Collector's Card #2 - Class: Titan3DA-P4X-F6A
    Collector's Card #3 - Class: HunterMVD-4N3-NKH
    Collector's Card #4 - Fallen: Riksis, Devil ArchonTCN-HCD-TGY
    Collector's Card #5 - Destination: CosmodromeHDX-ALM-V4K
    Collector's Card #6 - Enemy: Hive473-MXR-3X9
    Collector's Card #7 - Destination: The Ocean Of Storms, MoonJMR-LFN-4A3
    Collector's Card #8 - Exotic: GjallarhornHC3-H44-DKC
    Collector's Card #9 - Destination: The Tower69P-KRM-JJA
    Collector's Card #10 - Exotic: The Last Word69P-VCH-337
    Collector's Card #11 - Hive: Ogre69R-CKD-X7L
    Collector's Card #12 - Destination: Valley Of Kings, Mars69R-DDD-FCP
    Collector's Card #13 - Enemy: The Fallen69R-F99-AXG
    Collector's Card #14 - Exotic: Red Death69R-VL7-J6A
    Collector's Card #15 - Enemy: Cabal69X-DJN-74V
    Collector's Card #16 - Destination: Shattered Coast, Venus6A7-7NP-3X7
    Collector's Card #17 - Vex: Minotaur6A9-DTG-YGN
     
    Emblems
    Ab AeternoJDT-NLC-JKM
    Binding FocusFJ9-LAM-67F
    Field Of LightJNX-DMH-XLA
    Flames Of Forgotten TruthA7L-FYC-44X
    Illusion Of LightJD7-4CM-HJG
    Lone Focus, Jagged Edge7CP-94V-LFP
    Note Of ConquestX4C-FGX-MX3
    Sign Of The Finite7F9-767-F74
    The Reflective ProofN3L-XN6-PXF
    The Unimagined PlaneX9F-GMA-H6D
     
    Shaders
    Double Banshee7MM-VPD-MHP
    Oracle 99RXC-9XJ-4MH

  • Vex Mythoclast weapon

    Defeat Atheon (final boss) in the Vault Of Glass on Hard mode to have a chance at getting the Vex Mythoclast exotic fusion rifle, which is the only fusion rifle in the game that is considered a primary weapon instead of a special weapon. It also does not have to be charged to fire. It is the best weapon in the game. Note: This is the only way to obtain the Vex Mythoclast.

  • Infinite grenades

    If you have an armor piece that allows you to respawn with grenade energy (for example, Voidfang Vestments for the Warlock class), simply use your grenade(s), then keep switching grenade types for instant grenade energy, allowing you to have unlimited grenades. Once you get used to using this trick, it only takes a few seconds to do.

  • Grimoire Card unlockables

    Successfully complete the indicated task in the listed Grimoire Card category to unlock the corresponding bonus:

      Rank 1 Crucible Victory Cards: Get 25 wins per game type. Completing Crucible matches now have a chance to drop class-specific gear (bonds, cloaks, and marks). Tournament Ticket drop chances are also increased.

      Rank 1 Strike Cards: Get 50 Strikes. Completing Strikes now have a chance to drop class-specific gear (bonds, cloaks, and marks).

      Rank 1 VIP Kills on Patrol: Get 50 VIP kills. Completing Patrol side-quests now give additional resource and loot drops.

      Rank 2 Enemy Kill Cards: Glimmer consumable items (Black Wax Idols, Ether Seeds, etc.) are now more effective. Glimmer drops are also increased.

      Rank 2 Planet Cards: Get 5,000 kills. Collecting from Material nodes now gives extra item drops.

      Rank 2 Primary Weapon Kills: Get 5,000 kills. Extra XP is now earned for the unlocked card's primary weapon (Auto Rifle, Hand Cannon, Pulse Rifle, or Scout Rifle) type for all characters. You basically unlock weapon perks quicker.

      Rank 2 Special Weapon Kills: Get 2,500 kills. Extra XP is now earned for the unlocked card's special weapon (Fusion Rifle, Shotgun, or Sniper Rifle) type for all characters. You basically unlock weapon perks quicker.

      Rank 2 Heavy Weapon Kills: Get 500 kills. Extra XP is now earned for the unlocked card's heavy weapon (Machine Gun or Rocket Launcher) type for all characters. You basically unlock weapon perks quicker.

  • Gold chest unlockables

    Collect the listed number of gold chests in the indicated location to get the corresponding reward:

    Earth

      One chest: Forester 2.1 gauntlets (Hunter and Titan)
      Two chests: Baron RS/2a
      Three chests: No reward
      Four chests: Enigma Burn chest armor (Warlock)
      Five chests: S-22 Nomad (Hunter), S-22 Cavalier (Titan), or S-22 Seeker (Warlock) Sparrow

    Moon

      One chest: Nox Cantor III
      Two chests: Jade Rabbit emblem
      Three chests: Gwalior Type 0 helmet (Titan), Chroma Vow helmet (Warlock)
      Four chests: Brawler's Cloak (Hunter), Mark Of The Chosen (Titan), Trained Chaos (Warlock)
      Five chests: Arihant Type 1 chest armor (Titan), Tengu Operant chest armor (Warlock)

  • Reaching Level 20 quickly

    Travel to the Tower. Go to the bounty board, and accept the following bounties:

      "Death Or Glory: Successfully complete 5 Clash Matches" or "Domination: Successfully complete 5 Control Matches"
      "Forged In Fire: Win 3 Crucible Matches"
      "Shaking The Pillars: Defeat 25 Titans in the Crucible" or "The Wild Hunt: Defeat 25 Hunters in the Crucible"

    These bounties can easily be obtained by playing five Clash or Domination matches. Once you have completed the bounties, return to the bounty board, and turn them in. Accept more "defeat bounties," such as "Throw Down: Defeat 20 Guardians with your melee attack." Then, go to the Crucible, and select Rumble mode. This is the easiest game mode to obtain 25 kills and melee kills. When you have no more bounties left to obtain, just keep playing Rumble mode repeatedly. You will earn 1,800 XP just for participating in the match, regardless if you are first or last. Note: The better the players, the quicker the game will end, giving you faster XP per hour. So do not avoid good players. The average time it takes for a rumble match to end is 7 minutes.

  • Easy XP

    In Old Russia (Level 4-10), start the Cosmodrome Patrol. Summon the Sparrow, and take the left path to reach the Forgotten Shores. Enter the shipwreck area straight forward from the entrance. Jump onto the deck, and kill the enemies. Then, go to the back of the ship, and jump onto the crate to reach the platform above, where you can jump onto the landing around the smokestack. While standing on the smokestack, a group of enemies will spawn below. Use grenades, rockets, and special abilities to quickly kill them. Once they have all been defeated, simply climb back up onto the smokestack to make the enemies spawn again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. If you are below Level 10, you should gain levels with approximately 10-20 minutes of farming XP using this method.

    During the "Sword Of Crota" mission (Level 7-14), you will get a powerful sword weapon that kills all enemies, except the Swarm Princes, with one hit. In the last room of the dungeon, grab the sword, and kill all enemies with it until only the third (and final) Swarm Prince remains. Let it kill you to start back at the beginning to fight all the enemies again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. Make sure to not kill the final Swarm Prince or else you will not be able to use this method any longer. Killing the Swarm Princes yield good XP, and killing each wave of enemies is very easy with the sword.

  • Easy glimmer

    Disassemble gear you are no longer using at the inventory menu to remove the item from your inventory and be rewarded with some glimmer and materials.

    To earn extra glimmer in combat, use the proper consumable item for the enemies you are fighting. They are dropped randomly by defeated enemies, and increase glimmer drops from enemies for 10 minutes. For example, use Ether Seeds while defeating Fallen enemies.

    Select "Patrol" on Earth. Once you spawn, go a short distance to the left to see a small shack with an entrance that leads to an underground area. Go right at the bottom of the stairs, and enter the fist room on the right. There will be three Hive majors that appear once you enter the room. Use a "Black Wax Idol" consumable item (they will continue to occasionally drop from the defeated Hive majors). Kill the three Hive majors, then run back up the stairs, and kill the three enemies that appear outside to the left, at the top of the stairs. Then, go back to the same area, and kill the three Hive majors again. Repeat this process as many times as desired. You can earn approximately 125 glimmer every 30 seconds. Note: This method works best during the in-game daytime. Occasionally, the three Hive majors will not respawn. When this happens, you can leave the area for a few minutes, kill some other enemies, and return. You can also return to orbit, then return to the same area, and they will appear again. Additionally, you can earn some blue and purple engrams using this method.

    Once you reach Level 4, start the "The Warmind" mission, and proceed to the end of the mission where your Ghost interacts with the Warmind. Before interacting with the objective, use an Ether Seed to increase the amount of glimmer you will earn. Waves of Hive enemies will appear. Kill them until the large final Boss appears. Let one of the final enemies kill you. Then, try to leave a different Hive enemy alive so you can kill the Boss instead to get better rewards each time. There is no penalty for dying, and you will spawn back at the checkpoint. Let the last enemy kill you, then keep repeating as many times as desired. Once the Ether Seed effect ends after 10 minutes, use another one. Use this method to get approximately 1,000 glimmer every 10 minutes.

  • Easy legendary and rare engrams

    Start "The Dark Beyond" Moon mission at any level, and proceed to the temple cutscene where the large Hive door opens after the three seals disintegrate. A checkpoint will then be triggered, and a large swarm of Hive Thrall and Knight will come out from the other side of the door. Kill the Thrall, but do not kill the Knight. The Knight has a higher chance of dropping engrams, but defeating it will trigger a new checkpoint. Instead, use grenades or class abilities to kill all the Thrall, then let the Knight kill you. You will respawn along with all the enemies. Repeat this process as many times as desired. The Thrall will drop engrams and gear, and they will occasionally produce a legendary drop. Try collecting as many legendary engrams as possible. Rare engrams are useful for finding gear to break down and earn extra materials to help you unlock perks on Legendary gear. Earning lots of engrams will also increase your Cryptarch level, giving you access to better engrams daily. Since your inventory will quickly fill up, make sure to dismantle unwanted gear between killing the Thrall. This method will also earn a lot of glimmer, and is a good way to unlock Motes Of Light and Strange Coins to use with the special Exotic vendor Xur, Agent Of The Nine, in the Tower.

  • Easy Vanguard Marks

    Marks can be earned at Level 18 and higher for completing Daily Heroics, Public Events, Strike Playlists, Vanguard Bounties, and Weekly Strikes. You get 4 Vanguard Marks for each Public Event completed. To easily earn 24 Vanguard Marks per hour, travel around the Cosmodrome in the "Earth: Old Russia – Patrol" mission. Go to the indicated locations at the listed times (each Public Event listed below has a 30 respawn counter) to participate in the corresponding Public Event. Note: It is easier to complete these Public Events with a full fireteam, but they can be completed solo.

      1. The Divide - Devil Walker Public Event; Spawn Timer: :15 / :45 past the hour
      2. The Mothyards – Random Public Event; Spawn Timer: :30 / :00 past the hour
      3. Forgotten Shores – Fallen Captain Public Event; Spawn Timer: :10 / :40 past the hour

  • Getting exotic gear

    You have a random chance to get exotic weapons and gear (rarest and most powerful in the game) by playing matches in the Crucible, but it is not guaranteed you will actually receive any exotic gear. You are guaranteed to get exotic gear from a special vendor and bounties. There is a special vendor named Xûr, Agent Of The Nine, that appears in random areas around the Tower, but only at specific times. He spawns at 9:00 a.m. GMT/UTC on Fridays and leaves at 9:00 a.m. GMT/UTC on Sundays. Unlike other vendors, Xûr sells exotic weapons and items, and his supplies update often. However, the cost of the weapons and items use a different currency. His normal rates for exotic weapons and items cost the following amounts:

      Exotic armor: 13 Strange Coins
      Exotic weapon: 23 Strange Coins
      Exotic engram: 23 Motes Of Light

    The following are some ways to earn Strange Coins:

      Earn 1 Strange Coin for completing the "Scourge Of Winter" Venus mission.
      Earn 3 Strange Coins for completing Weekly Heroic Strikes.
      Strange Coins randomly drop for completing Strikes.
      Strange Coins randomly drop in Gold Tier Public Events.
      Strange Coins randomly drop for completing Crucible matches.
      Strange Coins randomly drop from loot chests.
      Strange Coins randomly drop from blue engrams (Level 18+ only).

    Motes Of Light can only be earned post-game at Level 20+. One is rewarded for completing the campaign, but the rest can be earned randomly by completing Crucible matches and Strikes, earning Gold Tier on Public Events, and opening loot chests.

    There are also exotic bounties. They are unlocked by gaining new bounty leads as they appear in your mail. It is currently unknown if exotic bounties are triggered by completing bounties or finishing events. Successfully complete an exotic bounty to guarantee unlocking exotic gear. Note: Each exotic bounty has several objectives to complete, which can be quite time consuming and difficult.

  • Refilling ammo for free

    Once your primary weapon's ammo reaches 0, simply remain idle for approximately 45 seconds for your primary weapon's ammo to refill, along with some special and/or heavy weapon ammo.

  • Ranking up gear quickly

    Gear drops at the following rarity levels: basic, uncommon, rare, legendary, and exotic. Any gear above basic will often have perks you can purchase once a certain XP level has been reached. Like gaining levels, weapons and armor will eventually unlock new upgrade options. XP is shared between equipped gear and your level. Thus, gaining 500 XP toward your next level will also gain 500 XP toward ranking up an equipped weapon or piece of armor. However, weapons and armor usually require much less XP to rank up compared to leveling up. Before using the following method, make sure the gear you want to upgrade has abilities attached to it. While hovering over a weapon or armor piece, grayed out abilities will appear below the regular stats if there are abilities you can upgrade. Press Y to view the upgrades that are available on the gear. Before turning in bounties (Crucible bounties recommended), equip the gear you want to rank up, then turn in the completed bounties to get the XP from the bounties added to your level and equipped gear.

  • Entering the Vault Of Glass raid

    The Vault Of Glass is the first raid available in the game, and was added after Destiny was released to give high level players more to do. Raids are special co-op missions that require six players. The Vault Of Glass is available on Venus at Level 26. To start the Vault Of Glass raid, you must open the doors to the vault by having a player stand on each of the three Vex pressure pads in the opening chamber to summons a spire. To activate a pad and begin constructing the spire, one player needs to stand in the circle for several seconds. Once a pad is activated, Vex will begin spawning and assaulting the three plates. If an enemy gets inside the circle, you will begin to lose spire building progress. A good way to defend all three pads at once is to have three teams with two players each. Have one player stay inside the circle while the other player defends it. The Minotaurs are the biggest challenge. Save heavy weapons and overcharge abilities to quickly kill them. Once the spire is complete, a laser will fire into the vault doors to open them.

  • Moving faster in Tower

    While in the Tower, start sprinting. After a few steps, start jumping to speed up your momentum. When you land, jump again. Keep jumping while landing to keep your momentum, allowing you to travel more quickly in the Tower compared to running.

  • Hidden sub-class bonuses

    Each sub-class has an attribute that will give a hidden bonus to a specific stat:

    Bladedancer

      Better Control: Recovery +1
      Fleet Footed: Agility +1

    Defender

      Increased Control: Agility +1
      Untouchable: Armor +1

    Gunslinger

      Circle Of Life: Armor +1
      Over The Horizon: Recovery +1

    Striker

      Headstrong: Agility +1
      Unstoppable: Armor +1

    Sungsinger

      Angel Of Light: Agility +1
      Flameshield: Armor +1

    Voidwalker

      Angry Magic: Armor +1
      Annihilate: Agility +1

  • Emblems

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding emblem:

      Aspect Of Blood: Create a Hunter Guardian.
      Founder's Seal: Participated in the public beta.
      Officer Crest: Create a Titan Guardian.
      Pathfinder Sign: Registered on Bungie.net before 2013.
      Rune Of The Disciple: Create a Warlock Guardian.
      Sign Of The Elders: Participated in the Destiny public beta while the "The Dark Beyond" was available.
      Sign Of The Finite: Explore all points in Destiny Planet View, or use the "7F9-767-F74" code. Alternately, unlocked as a Vanguard Armory pre-order bonus.

  • Medals

    Successfully complete the indicated task to earn the corresponding medal:

    Ability

      Angel Of Light: In a single life, revive five downed allies.
      Blast Shield: Block fatal damage with two seconds of casting Ward Of Dawn.
      Cry Havoc: Kill three enemies with a single Fist Of Havoc.
      Get It Off!: Kill an enemy by sticking them with a grenade.
      Gutted: Kill three enemies in a single Arc Blade charge.
      I See You: Kill an invisible enemy.
      Medic!: Quickly revive two downed allies.
      Overwatch: Defend an ally from enemy fire.
      Scorched Earth: Kill three enemies with grenades while Radiance is active.
      Space Magic: Kill three enemies with a single Nova Bomb.
      Stick Around: Kill an enemy with a throwing knife headshot.
      Way Of The Gun: Kill three enemies with a single Golden Gun charge.

    Game Type

      Disruption: In a salvage match, neutralize the enemy probe.
      Hat Trick: In a single life, capture 3 control zones.
      Lockdown: As a team, hold all 3 control zones for 60 seconds.
      Lone Wolf: In a team game, finish first on your team with 0 assists.
      Nail The Coffin: Score the winning points in a match.
      Objectively Correct: In a Control match, capture the most zones.
      On The Bright Side...: Achieve the highest score in a match despite your team's loss.
      Relic Hunter: Help capture 3 relic zones in a salvage match.
      Saboteur: In a salvage match, neutralize the most probes.
      Salvage Crew: As a team, salvage 3 relics in a match.
      The Best... Around: Achieve the highest score in a match while leading your team to victory.

    Multi-Kills

      Breaker: Rapidly kill 4 enemies.
      Buckshot Bruiser: Kill 3 enemies with a Shotgun without switching weapons or reloading.
      Clean Sweep: Rapidly kill 3 enemies near their own probe.
      Double Down: Rapidly kill 2 enemies.
      Machine Lord: Kill 3 enemies with a Machine Gun without switching weapons or reloading.
      Marksman: Kill 2 enemies with Sniper Rifle headshots without switching weapons or reloading.
      Master Blaster: Kill 3 opponents with a Fusion Rifle without switching weapons or reloading.
      Reaper: Rapidly kill 6 enemies.
      Seventh Column: Defy probability by rapidly killing 7 enemies.
      Slayer: Rapidly kill 5 enemies.
      Splash Damage: Kill 3 enemies with a Rocket without switching weapons or reloading.
      Triple Down: Rapidly kill 3 enemies.

    Special Kills

      Back In Action: Kill an enemy after 5 consecutive lives with no kills.
      Bulldozer: Run over an enemy with the Interceptor.
      Domination: Kill an enemy while your team holds all 3 control zones.
      End Of The Line: Kill an enemy with a 15+ kill streak.
      Enforcer: Shut down an enemies kill streak.
      First Blood: Score the first kill in a match.
      Hazard Pay: Kill an enemy with an exploding object.
      Im-probe-able: Kill an enemy near the allied probe.
      Narrow Escape: Kill an enemy that nearly killed you.
      Never Speak of this Again: Run over an enemy with the Sparrow.
      Postmortem: Kill one or more enemies after you have died.
      Skewered: Run over an enemy with the Pike.
      Uprising: In a match kill the leader 3 times.

    Sprees

      At Any Cost: In a single life, kill 3 enemies while capturing a Control zone.
      Bullseye: In a single life, kill 3 enemies with headshots.
      Chariot of Fire: In a single life, kill 5 players while driving the Interceptor.
      Dead Man's Hand: In a single life, kill 5 enemies with Hand Cannon headshots.
      Defender: In a single life, score 5 zone defense kills.
      Enemy Of My Enemy: In a single life, catch 3 enemies in crossfire.
      Fallen Angels: In a single life, kill 5 enemies while driving the Pike.
      Gunner: In a single life, kill 5 players with the turret.
      Mark Of The Unbroken: Complete a match with a minimum of 15 kills without dying or being downed.
      Merciless: In a single life, kill 5 enemies.
      Reign Of Terror: In a single life, kill 15 enemies.
      Relentless: In a single life, kill 10 enemies.
      Strength Of The Wolf: As a team, kill 10 enemies with no one on your team dying.
      Unsung Hero: In a single life, assist your allies on 3 kills.

    Victory

      Alone At The Top: Win a Rumble match.
      Clutch: Win a match after trailing with 2 seconds remaining.
      Comeback: With a match after trailing by 500 in 30 seconds remaining or when the enemy was nearing victory.
      Decisive Victory: In a match that reaches the score limit, double the opposing team's score.
      Heartbreaker: Win a Rumble match in overtime.
      Shut Out: As a team, hold your opponents to zero relics salvaged.
      Sum Of All Tears: Win a Rumble match with a score greater than the sum of your enemies.
      Victory: Win a match.
      Won't Be Beat: Win a Rumble match after trailing by 500 in 30 seconds remaining or when the enemy was nearing victory.
      Zero Hour: Win a match in overtime.

  • Iron Banner item bonuses

    Unlock and equip the indicated items in the Iron Banner (limited time event) to receive the listed bonus:

      Rank 1: Acquire and equip the Iron Banner emblem and shader while competing in the Iron Banner to receive a 10% boost to your Iron Banner reputation.

      Rank 2: Acquire and equip the Iron Banner class items while competing in the Iron Banner to receive an additional 10% boost to your Iron Banner reputation.

  • Strike bonus

    Successfully complete 50 Strikes to add badges, bonds, and cloaks to the loot table. Note: Strikes completed in the Vanguard Strike Playlist do not count towards the total.

  • Vanguard ranks and bonuses

    Earn the indicated amount of Vanguard reputation to reach the indicated Vanguard rank and get the corresponding bonus:

      Rank 1: Get 1,500 Vanguard reputation.
      Rank 2: Get 2,000 Vanguard reputation. You can then purchase armor from Commander Zavala, Cayde-6, and Ikora Rey.
      Rank 3: Get 2,500 Vanguard reputation. You can then purchase weapons from Roni 55-30. You will also get one or two legendary items in the mail.

  • Exotic weapon bounties

    There are total of six exotic weapon bounties currently in the game. You have approximately a 2% chance to get an exotic bounty when you give the Bounty Trader at the Tower a completed bounty. Successfully complete all the tasks for an exotic bounty to get the indicated exotic weapon. The following is a list of the six exotic weapon bounties, and the requirements to complete them:

    A Dubious Task

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic shotgun called Invective. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Talk to Ikora Rey to obtain a request from Ikora Rey (Part I).
      2. Successfully complete a total of five strikes without dying to obtain a request from Ikora Rey (Completed).
      3. Return to Ikora Rey to obtain a request from Ikora Rey (Part II).
      4. Earn a kills/death spread of 25 in the Crucible to obtain a request from Ikora Rey II (Completed). Note: A kill or assist is +1 point, and a death is -1 points. Earn a total of 25 points. This can be done across multiple Crucible games.
      5. Return to Ikora Rey to obtain a request from Ikora Rey (Part III).
      6. Successfully complete a weekly challenge mission to obtain "A Clot Of Darkness".
      7. Return to Ikora Rey to obtain Invective (Uncharged).
      8. Purchase an Invective component from the Gunsmith for 50 special weapon ammo packs to obtain Invective (Charged). Note: It will cost 12,500 glimmer to purchase all 50 special weapon ammo packs from the Gunsmith.
      9. Return to Ikora Rey to obtain Invective.

    A Light In The Dark

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic hand cannon called Thorn. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Successfully complete The Summoning Pits Strike on the Moon.
      2. Earn 500 points by killing Hive enemies on the Moon. Note: You get 2 points per kill, Majors give 20 points, and Ultras give 50.
      3. Use Void Damage to defeat Guardians in the Crucible. Death will slow your progress. Must get 500 points. 5 points are gained per kill with Void damage. 2 points are lost per death.
      4. Obtain an Infusion Of Light from The Speaker.
      5. Trade for one Mote Of Light.
      6. Talk to Ikora Rey.
      7. Kill Xyor, the Unwed in a Level 26 version of The Summoning Pits Strike. The level 26 version will only become available when this bounty is active. Xyor spawns amongst the waves of enemies, so Phogoth must remain alive for her to spawn. Once she is dead, it is not necessary for Phogoth to die.
      8. Return to the Speaker to obtain Thorn.

    A Voice In The Wilderness

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic machine gun called Super Good Advice. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Find "A Mournful Gun" by opening loot caches on Mars.
      2. Buy an ammunition module from Xûr for one Strange Coin to obtain "A Recalcitrant Gun".
      3. Bring the frame to the Gunsmith to obtain "A Pleased Machine Gun" frame.
      4. Kill 500 enemies with a machine gun to obtain "An Enthusiastic Gun". Note: Kills give 1 point, headshots and sprees give 3 points. Kills with rocket launchers remove 5 points.
      5. Bring the frame to the Gunsmith to obtain Super Good Advice.

    Note: The quest structure of the bounty may differ for some players. In some cases, you can find "A Recalcitrant Gun" directly from the loot chests in the first phase of the tasks. If that happens, the task structure will go as follows:

      1. Find "A Recalcitrant Gun" by opening loot caches on Mars.
      2. Bring the gun to the Gunsmith to obtain "A Mournful Gun".
      3. Buy an ammunition module from Xûr for one Strange Coin to obtain "A Pleased Machine Gun" frame.
      4. Kill 500 enemies with a machine gun to obtain "An Enthusiastic Gun". Note: Kills give 1 point, headshots and sprees give 3 points. Kills with rocket launchers remove 5 points.
      5. Bring the frame to the Gunsmith to obtain Super Good Advice.

    An Unknown Patron

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic scout rifle called Fate Of All Fools. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Win five Crucible matches to obtain "An Invitation".
      2. Take the invitation to the Bounty Tracker to obtain "The First Test".
      3. Perform feats of skill in the Crucible to obtain "The First Test - Completed".
      4. Return to the Bounty Tracker to obtain "The Second Test".
      5. Trade Mote Of Lights for Osiris Coins. Use the coins to compete in the Trials Of Osiris. If you lose three times, you will need to use another coin. Get 10 wins on a single coin, or 25 total wins in the Trials Of Osiris to obtain "The Second Test - Completed".
      6. Return to the Bounty Tracker to obtain "The Third Test".
      7. Perform kills, headshots, and killing sprees with any scout rifle in the Crucible to obtain "The Third Test - Completed".
      8. Return to the Bounty Tracker to obtain Fate Of All Fools.

    Shattered Memory Fragment

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic fusion rifle called Pocket Infinity. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Obtain a Damaged Ghost from Venus' Shattered Coast.
      2. Kill a Vex Gate Lord in a heroic story mission to obtain the Restored Ghost. Note: A Gate Lord can be found in the "Eye Of A Gate Lord" story mission.
      3. Take the ghost to The Speaker to obtain Fusion Rifle Schematics.
      4. Bring the schematics to the Gunsmith to obtain the Depleted Exotic Weapon Core.
      5. Dismantle 10 rare or higher quality Fusion Rifles to obtain the Charged Exotic Weapon Core. Note: The Gunsmith has a small chance to sell rare weapons. Check with him regularly to see if he is selling rare fusion rifles.
      6. Take the cores to the Gunsmith to obtain the Unstable Prototype Fusion Rifle Frame.
      7. Kill 200 enemies in a Weekly Nightfall Strike using any fusion rifle to obtain the Stabilized Prototype.
      8. Bring the prototypes to the Gunsmith to obtain Pocket Infinity.

    Toland's Legacy

    The reward for this bounty is the exotic pulse rifle called Bad Juju. The following are the requirements to complete the bounty:

      1. Successsfully complete a Weekly Heroic or Nightfall Strike to obtain Toland's Journal (Fragmented). Note: This step can be accomplished by completing a strike in the Vanguard Tiger Strike playlist.
      2. Bring the journal to Ikora Rey to obtain Toland's Journal (Fragmented).
      3. Successfully complete 25 additional strikes to obtain Toland's Journal (Encrypted).
      4. Bring the journal to Ikora Rey to obtain Toland's Journal (Decrypted).
      5. Bring the journal to the Gunsmith to obtain the Black Market Coupon.
      6. Bring the coupon to Xûr to obtain the Darkness-infused weapon frame.
      7. Bring the weapon frame to the Gunsmith to obtain the Darkness-infused Pulse Rifle (requires one Strange Coin).
      8. Obtain 10,000 points in the Crucible to obtain the Sated Pulse Rifle. Note: A Titan or Hunter kill or assist is worth 25 points, a Warlock kill or assist is worth 75 points.
      9. Return the weapon to the Gunsmith to obtain Bad Juju.

  • All exotic weapons

    The following is a list of all exotic weapons in the game (pre-expansion):

      Bad Juju (pulse rifle)
      Fate Of All Fools (scout rifle)
      Gjallarhorn (rocket launcher)
      Hard Light (auto rifle)
      Hawkmoon (hand cannon)
      Ice Breaker (sniper rifle)
      Invective (shotgun)
      MIDA Multi-Tool (scout rifle)
      Monte Carlo (auto rifle)
      Patience And Time (sniper rifle)
      Plan C (fusion rifle)
      Pocket Infinity (fusion rifle)
      Red Death (pulse rifle)
      Super Good Advice (machine gun)
      Suros Regime (auto rifle)
      The Last Word (hand cannon)
      Thorn (hand cannon)
      Thunderlord (machine gun)
      Truth (rocket launcher)
      Universal Remote (shotgun)
      Vex Mythoclast (fusion rifle - primary)

  • Light levels

    Light is used to boost a character's level past Level 20. Light can only be obtained from rare, legendary, and exotic armor. Obtain the indicated amount of light from armor to reach the listed level:

    LevelRequired Light
    2120 Light
    2232 Light
    2343 Light
    24 [Note]54 Light
    2565 Light
    2676 Light
    2787 Light
    2898 Light
    29109 Light
    30120 Light

    Note: Legendary or exotic armor is required to progress past Level 24.

  • Reaching Level 30

    Obtain the three pieces of Raid Gear from the three chests in a raid (for example, Vault Of Glass) to get gear that gives extra light compared to other Legendary gear found in the game, allowing you to reach Level 30. You can only obtain gear from a specific raid once per week. If you do not obtain the necessary gear after completing the raid, you must wait until the raid resets (once per week).

  • Crucible ranks

    Earn the indicated amount of reputation to reach the indicated Crucible rank:

    RankReputation
    11,500
    22,000

  • Consumable item effects

    Use one of the following consumable items to gain the corresponding effect:

      Ammo Synthesis: Refill primary weapon ammunition.
      Black Wax Idol: Increase glimmer gained from killing Hive enemies.
      Blue Polyphage: Increase glimmer gained from killing Vex enemies.
      Ether Seeds: Increase glimmer gained from killing Fallen enemies.
      Heavy Ammo Synthesis: Refill heavy weapon ammunition.
      Resupply Codes: Increase glimmer gained from killing Cabal enemies.
      Special Ammo Synthesis: Refill special weapon ammunition.

  • Bounty requirements

    The following bounties have the indicated tasks to complete:

    Crucible

      All For One: Successfully complete 5 Skirmish Matches.
      Ash And Dust: Defeat 15 Guardians with a Rocket launcher.
      Back Scratcher: Earn 50 Assists in the Crucible.
      Broken Scholar: Defeat 25 Warlocks in the Crucible.
      Death Or Glory: Successfully complete 5 Clash Matches.
      Dominion: Successfully complete 5 Control Matches.
      Electrocutioner: Earn 10 Fusion Rifle Sprees in the Crucible.
      First Blood: Earn 3 First Blood medals.
      Forged In Fire: Win 3 Crucible Matches.
      Gunslinger: Kill 3 enemies with headshots in one life. (Hand Cannon only)
      Headhunter: Defeat 50 Guardians with headshots.
      In The Zone: Capture 10 Zones in Control.
      Light The Way: Defeat 15 Guardians using a Super.
      Longshot: Defeat 15 Guardians with headshots using a Sniper Rifle.
      Never See You Coming: Defeat 10 Guardians from behind.
      No Riding Zone: Defeat 10 Guardians on Vehicles.
      Party's Over: Earn 5 Enforcer medals.
      Pull The Pin: Defeat 20 Guardians with Grenades.
      Reclamation: Successfully complete 5 Salvage Matches.
      Relic Hunter: Participate in 10 Salvage Zone captures.
      Revengeance: Earn 5 Postmortem medals.
      Shake The Pillars: Defeat 25 Titans in the Crucible.
      Stay Golden: Successfully complete 5 Rumble Matches.
      Stopping Power: Earn 10 Buckshot Bruiser medals.
      Target Practice: Earn 10 Gunslinger medals.
      That's How I Roll: Earn 5 Multikill medals.
      The Undying: Earn a Mark of the Unbroken medal.
      Throw Down: Defeat 20 Guardians with your melee attack.

    Exotic

      A Dubious Task: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Invective shotgun.
      A Light In The Dark: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Thorn hand cannon.
      A Voice In The Wilderness: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Super Good Advice machine gun.
      An Unknown Patron: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Fate of All Fools pulse rifle.
      Shattered Memory Fragment: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Pocket Infinity fusion rifle.
      Toland's Legacy: Series of bounties that eventually awards the Bad Juju pulse rifle.

    Iron Banner (limited time event)

      Anvil Of Light: Defeat 50 Guardians while competing in the Iron Banner, with the Iron Banner Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped.
      Exacting Measures: Earn 15 Headshot Sprees while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Focused Aggression: Defeat 50 Guardians with Auto Rifle headshots while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Hard Forged: Earn 10,000 XP while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Heavy Metal: Earn 15 Machine Gun Sprees while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Iron Embrace: Defeat 20 Guardians with a close quarters melee attack while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Iron Wrath: Defeat 10 Guardians without dying while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.
      Of Iron Made: Win 3 Iron Banner matches with the Iron Banner Class, Emblem and Shader items equipped.
      Rise Above: Complete an Iron Banner match with the highest score.
      The Chaos And The Calm: Defeat 30 Guardians with machine gun headshots while competing in the Iron Banner tournament.

    Reef (limited time event)

      Archon Slayer: Defeat Riksis, Devil Archon in Restoration on Earth.
      By Thy Hand: Defeat 20 Guardians with Hand Cannon headshots.
      Extermination Protocol: Defeat 200 Fallen with headshots.
      Face Your Fears: Defeat 3 Fallen Walkers.
      For Her Honor: Win 3 Crucible Matches with the Queen's Class, Emblem, and Shader items equipped.
      Her Willful Gaze: Defeat 20 Guardians with Scout Rifle headshots.
      Last Days Of Winter: Defeat Draksis, Winter Kell in The Scourge of Winter on Venus.
      No Parley: Defeat 10 Fallen Majors.
      Off With Their Heads: Defeat 15 Guardians with Sniper Rifle headshots.
      Prime Target: Defeat Sepiks Prime in The Devils' Lair Strike on Earth.
      Relic Harvest: Fallen: Collect 200 Ether Drops from Fallen Enemies on any planet.
      Warrior Of The Reef: Defeat 50 Guardians with the Queen's Class, Emblem, and Shader items equipped.

    Vanguard

      Body Dropper: Kill 100 enemies without dying.
      Cabal Command: Kill 10 Cabal Majors or Ultras.
      Cleansing Light: Kill 3 or more enemies with a single super use, 20 times.
      Exalted Hive: Kill 10 Hive Majors or Ultras.
      Fallen Leaders: Kill 10 Fallen Majors or Ultras.
      It's All In The Head: Kill 100 enemies with precision damage.
      Knuckleduster: Melee Kill 30 enemies without dying.
      One For All: Achieve Gold Tier Rating in Public Events.
      Overcharge: Kill 2 enemies at once with a Fusion Rifle, 20 times.
      Predator And Prey: Kill 20 enemies without taking damage from them.
      Relic Harvest - Cosmodrome: Collect 200 Sensor Mites in Cosmodrome.
      Relic Harvest - Mars: Collect 200 Olympus Tears on Mars.
      Relic Harvest - Moon: Collect 200 Impact Shards on the Moon.
      Relic Harvest - Venus: Collect 200 Pumice Threads on Venus.
      Target - Phogoth: Defeat Phogoth, The Untamed in "The Summoning Pits" Strike on the Moon.
      Target - Sekrion: Defeat Sekrion, Nexus Mind in the "The Nexus" Strike on Venus.
      Target - Sepiks Prime: Defeat Sepiks Prime in "The Devils' Lair" Strike on Earth.
      Target - Valus Ta'aurc: Defeat Valus Ta'aurc in the "Cerberus Vae III" Strike on Mars.
      Unstoppable: Earn 9,000 XP without dying; bounty experience does not qualify.
      Vex Minds: Kill 10 Vex Majors or Ultras.
      Walking Tall: Successfully complete any Strike without dying.

  • All gold chest locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all gold chests.

    Earth

    Moon

    Venus

    Mars

  • All Dead Ghost and Grimoire Card locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 62 Dead Ghosts, and all Grimoire Cards. Collect 50 Dead Ghosts to get the "Ghost Hunter" achievement. They are saved automatically when you collect them. Finding Dead Ghosts will also increase your Grimoire score. You can collect Dead Ghost at any time in Free Roam mode or during story missions. Note: The final Dead Ghost in the Tower can only be obtained during Iron Banner events. These events are hosted by Bungie and happen every couple of weeks.

    Earth

    Moon

    Venus

    Mars

    Tower

  • Quicker reloads

    Do not wait for the full reload animation to complete. Your weapon is considered reloaded the moment the ammo counter increases. For almost all weapons, this corresponds to when the sound effect and the animation of the magazine being inserted into the weapon happens. You can sprint one step, switch weapons twice quickly, or throw a grenade to cancel the rest of the reload animation and still have a fully reloaded weapon.

  • Defeating Devil Walkers

    Wait until a Devil Walker's legs begin glowing after it lands. Then, shoot each leg to stun it, and a glowing weak point will appear on its neck. Make sure to switch legs after stunning it each time. After a leg is destroyed, it cannot be broken again. Rocket launchers and sniper rifles work best on the Devil Walker's weak points.

  • Defeating Goblins

    Shooting a Goblin in its head will not kill it, and will only stun it briefly and then cause it to charge at you. Aim for the glowing white core in its chest instead. Note: They often crouch to shield their weak spot with their heads.

  • Defeating Hydras

    Hydras have a semi-circular shield that rotates around them. To bypass it, have a player on either side constantly shooting at the yellow glowing weak spot on the lower portion of its head.

  • Defeating Sekrion, Nexus Mind

    Kill the Vex enemies around a Sekrion before engaging it. Like other Hydra, the Sekrion has a rotating indestructible shield. When the shield is facing you, move clockwise (in the opposite rotation of the shield) to get a line-of-sight on the Sekrion, or focus on taking out the Vex. Have all players on the same half of the area, and space them far enough apart so the Sekrion's weapons cannot do splash damage to multiple players. However, remain close enough so that three players will have a clear line of fire on the Sekrion's head. When the Sekrion targets a player, have him or her take cover while the other players shoot at its head. It is important to maintain constant fire at the Sekrion's head.

  • Defeating Sepiks Primes

    Aim at a Sepiks Prime's eye at close range to inflict critical damage. Note: Its eye is immune to critical damage from fusion rifles.

  • Defeating Valus Ta'aurc

    Spread the fireteam out to avoid splash damage from Valus' missiles. Get on high ground to target Valus' head easier. Wait until Valus completes his entrance animation, which happens when he is done firing his gun wildly. When Valus moves from one end of the room to the other, avoid attacking him since there will be a series of incoming missiles. Use the large boxes on the upper balconies as cover from his gun and missiles, but be aware of the Phalanxes that spawn from the sides.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Change of Heart (20 points): Reverse a decision you made in an upgrade grid.
      Ship Rite (20 points): Rebuild a Jumpship.
      Bane of the Emperor (20 points): Kill 25 Cabal with precision shots in 1 mission without dying.
      Decryptologist (20 points): Decrypt 25 Engrams.
      Use of Weapons (20 points): Dismantle 50 pieces of armor or weapons.
      The Life Exotic (20 points): Obtain and equip a piece of Exotic gear.
      A New Steed (20 points): Obtain and equip a new personal vehicle.
      Suited for War (30 points): Have all armor and weapon slots equipped with Legendary or Exotic gear.
      Bane of the Kell (20 points): Kill 25 Fallen with precision shots in 1 mission without dying.
      Lucky 7s (20 points): Attain a Grimoire score of 777.
      Bane of the Dead (20 points): Kill 25 Hive with precision shots in 1 mission without dying.
      Inspector (20 points): Inspect another player.
      Blink of an Eye (20 points): Kill 5 enemies in 3 seconds.
      Valorous (30 points): Earn the maximum weekly Vanguard score.
      Notorious (30 points): Earn the maximum weekly Crucible score.
      Public Defender (20 points): Earn the highest tier of completion in 10 public events.
      Finders Keepers (20 points): Assist in capturing 50 capture points in Control.
      Relic Hunter (20 points): Assist in capturing 20 capture points in Salvage.
      Hunter Killer (20 points): Kill 100 Hunters in PvP.
      Giant Slayer (20 points): Kill 100 Titans in PvP.
      Witch Hunt (20 points): Kill 100 Warlocks in PvP.
      Ask Questions Later (20 points): Earn a first strike kill in PvP.
      Excessive Force (20 points): Register 25 kills in PvP with heavy weapons.
      Triple Play (30 points): Kill a Hunter, Titan, and Warlock without dying in a PvP match.
      Raider (30 points): Complete a Raid.
      Raiding Party (30 points): Complete a Raid with a full fireteam consisting of only your clan members.
      Epic Raider (45 points): Complete a Raid on hard difficulty.
      Flawless Raider (65 points): Complete a Raid without anyone in your fireteam dying.
      Vanguard Honor (20 points): Attain Vanguard Rank 3.
      A Friend Indeed (20 points): Resurrect 5 fallen players.
      Rising Vanguard (20 points): Complete a Strike.
      Strength of the Pack (20 points): Complete a Strike with a full fireteam consisting of only your clan members.
      Flawless Striker (20 points): Complete a Strike without anyone in your fireteam dying.
      Ghost Hunter (20 points): Discover 50 dead ghosts.
      Dragon Slayer (20 points): Kill a champion of the Dark.
      Hunter Mastery (30 points): Fully upgrade a Hunter Subclass.
      Titan Mastery (30 points): Fully upgrade a Titan Subclass.
      Warlock Mastery (30 points): Fully upgrade a Warlock Subclass.
      Packing Heat (30 points): Fully upgrade an Exotic weapon.
      Fully Weaponized (30 points): Fully upgrade a Legendary weapon.
      Bane of the Machines (20 points): Kill 25 Vex with precision shots in 1 mission without dying.

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