Destiny 2: Forsaken ultimate guide: tips, hints and walkthroughs for your adventures in space

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:06 GMT

Destiny 2: Forsaken has made the franchise bigger and better than ever before, with more to come in the year ahead.

Whether you’re new to Destiny or a veteran Guardian, this guide will cover any and all things Forsaken and beyond as we follow the Destiny 2 roadmap.

Here you’ll find guides and walkthroughs for specific missions, how to find Exotic weapons and how to really boost those Power level numbers. We’ve tried to avoid spoilers for the main campaign for the most part and will be sure to flag any pages that might ruin your immersion.

If you’re still unsure if Destiny 2 is the game for you, then check out our Destiny 2: Forsaken review.

If there are any guides you’d like to see about Destiny 2: Forsaken, then please get in touch with your suggestions!

Exotic weapons

  • Two-Tailed Fox Exotic rocket launcher
  • The main perk for this weapon is Twintails, which allows the rocket launcher to fire off two rockets, one Solar, and another Void, that track the same target which makes for an interesting explosion on impact. This weapon is particularly useful in PvP, so keep your eye out for it dropping.

  • Cerberus+1 Exotic Auto Rifle
  • This rifle has four barrels and its main perk means that it shoots erratic bullets from each gun barrel at the same time. ‘Nuff said.

  • Lord of Wolves
  • The Lord of Wolves shotgun was a fan favourite in Destiny and it’s no different this time around in Forsaken. This energy weapon shoots Solar shrapnel at your enemies and packs a punch in PvP mode.

  • Wish-Ender Bow
  • When fully drawn, you can see targets through walls and inflict damage on multiple enemies with a single shot. It also destroys those pesky Taken crystals.

  • Malfeasance
  • This Exotic hand cannon is closely tied to Gambit and comes with a deadly perk.

  • Thunderlord
  • Here’s how to get your hands on Destiny 1 favourite, the Thunderlord Exotic machine gun.

Increase your Power and unlock new Subclass paths

Challenges, triumphs and public events

The Last Wish raid

Ascdendant Challenge

The weekly Ascendant Challenge can be acquired from Petra Venj in the Dreaming City. Each week she moves to a different location around the map and so far the challenges work in a six-week rotation, so week one and week seven’s challenges are the same, and so on. This is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

  • Ascendant Challenge Week 1
  • This Ascendant Challenge takes place in the Lost Sector of Aphelion’s Rest.

  • Ascendant Challenge Week 2
  • You’re heading to Forfeit Shrine for this challenge, and we recommend taking a buddy along to help you.

  • Ascendant Challenge week 3
  • The week 3 challenge requires a bit of precision in platforming, and culminates with a boss fight.

  • Ascendant Challenge Week 4
  • Watch out for floating debris in this challenge as you use an ancient relic to defeat your enemies.

  • Ascendant Challenge week 5
  • This is the easiest of all the challenges so far, but it does require you to have Tincture of Queensfoil.

  • Ascendant Challenge week 6
  • Week 6’s challenge is quite lengthy and there’s a tonne of enemies to get past, so we recommend bringing a sniper rifle and a shotgun for this one.

The Dreaming City

  • Dreaming City – Three week rotation
  • The Dreaming City will change every week in subtle ways, and these are the changes we’ve found so far.

  • Dreaming City hidden cats
  • Here are the location of all the cats hidden in the Dreaming City. If you present them with a Small Gift, they’ll give you some Legendary gear in return!


  • The Shattered Throne
  • Here’s our guide on how to complete Destiny 2: Forsaken’s first dungeon, The Shattered Throne.

Gambit and Crucible modes

  • Gambit
  • Gambit is the new PvP mode in Forsaken which pits two teams of four against each other in a battle to collect Motes and invade the enemies battlefield in the ultiamte act of sabotage.

  • Crucible
  • A new 4v4 mode called Breakthrough has been released for all Destiny 2 players.

  • Iron Banner
  • The Iron Banner returns with a few changes. Players can expect it to alter slightly every time it becomes available.

Destiny 2: Forsaken road map

  • Destiny 2: Black Armory
  • Black Armory is now available, so here’s our guide on how to reignite the Forges, what Exotic and Pinnacle weapons you can expect to see and more.

  • Crimson Days
  • The Crimson Days event begins on February 12, so grab a buddy and jump into the Crucible.

If you’re still not convinced that Forsaken is worth the hype, check out our buddy Arekkz’ video where he blasts through the first story mission for a little taste of the action in store.

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