Destiny 2 Forsaken bought with it plenty of content, but here’s one you may have missed: every week following the Destiny Reset at 5 pm GMT on Tuesday, a new Ascendant Challenge will appear in the Dreaming City.
There’s lots of Powerful Gear on offer, but it’s certainly no easy task. In total, the game contains six ascendant challenges that rotate weekly. The Ascendant Challenge in Destiny 2 at the time of writing, is Week 1.
But this is only available for a few more hours, as it will soon be replaced by Week 2 following tonight’s ritual Tuesday Weekly Reset.
As with all of these Ascendant challenges, you’ll first need to pick up the Ascendant Challenge from Petra.
Plus, you’ll also require some “Tincture of Queensfoil”. This catchily-named consumable can be found by completing events like patrols, public events, bounties or simply opening chests in The Dreaming City.
You can also buy some from Huginn, a secret vendor which is actually a skull found to the north of the map – but these cost 50 Baryon Boughs.
Don’t forget, death within the Ascendant Challenge will throw you back to the Dreaming City – so make sure you’re prepared before starting out!
Week 2’s challenge is found in the Gardens of Elisia area, which isn’t marked on your map. The video below from Arekkz should guide you there.
You’ll find the portal in the Gardens. Don’t forget, you’ll need to use your “Tincture of Queensfoil” to allow you to see the Portal. Luckily, the Portal is big enough that you likely won’t miss it.
This week’s challenge is more combat-focused than many, so make sure you’re ready to take some hits or, preferably, stay mobile. It might be worth bringing a fireteam along if you can.
You’ll need to kill Taken mobs while depositing Arc charges in a central blight. Dodge the black areas as these will slow you down, leaving you at the mercy of the rather unpleasant Taken Knights. There are trees dotted around the edge of the arena, which you can hop on if you’d like to have a safe spot to shoot from.
Once you’ve deposited the required amount of charges, the blight will cause a well which will fill your super bar. Use your supers to destroy as many of the bosses as possible.
Once they’ve all been destroyed, the chest will appear and you can grab your shiny new loot!
If you really still need reminding, completing the Ascendant Challenge also completes the Petra’s Ascendant Bounty, which can earn you some additional powerful gear.
As a reminder, following the release of Forsaken’s Season Of The Drifter expansion, players can now grind their way to the new level cap of 700.
This week’s reset sees the start of “Arc Week”. While somewhat of an unknown quantity, we know it will feature the return of the Thunderlord quest, as well as Arc-based bounties and buffs to subclasses of that element.
Good luck, Guardians!
- Destiny 2
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