Destiny 2 Warmind: how to bring nine players into Escalation Protocol

By Marshall Lemon, Monday, 14 May 2018 16:47 GMT

Destiny 2 Warmind’s challenging Escalation Protocol event is a lot easier when you can bring eight friends along with you.

Of all the new Destiny 2 content available in Warmind, Escalation Protocol is perhaps the hardest. This endgame activity is a horde-based gameplay mode that pits Guardians against increasingly powerful waves of Hive enemies.

The only problem is that since Escalation Mode acts as a public event, you’re usually playing with randomly-assigned Guardians to complete the challenge. Since the varying skill levels can make this event even more more difficult, some players came up with a method of assembling nine friends in a single game.

This method comes courtesy of Destiny 2 YouTuber xHOUNDISHx (via Polygon). It’s not overly difficult, but might take a few tries to accomplish successfully, as it’s not an officially-supported method.

  1. Load up your Destiny 2 Guardian, but do not form a Fireteam. Use a service like the PS4’s Party feature to communicate with your friends.
  2. Have three friends start the same Mars landing zone at the same time.
  3. If you’re lucky, these players will spawn beside each other. If not, have someone fast travel to another Mars landing zone and back until they’re in the same instance.
  4. Once three friends are together, have each player invite two more friends to their fireteam. Once completed, you should have three fireteams of three players in the same location.
  5. Stick together so one fireteam doesn’t accidentally get transferred into another Destiny 2 instance.
  6. Start Escalation Protocol. Good luck!

Escalation Protocol generally requires a high power level to complete, but should be a lot easier with nine co-ordinated players back-to-back. Just keep respawning and unloading your ammo at the bosses until the event is complete. Once you’re finished, check out our Destiny 2 guides to make sure you get all of Warmind’s exotic items.

Now to wait and see what else Season 3 has to offer…

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