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|OT| Destiny 2 Shadowkeep (OT4) Free Stuff For Everybody!

Cignus

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What is this "maze" shit I tried to figure it out by just reading some comments/shit on twitter and can't figure out what it's supposed to be?
 
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What is this "maze" shit I tried to figure it out by just reading some comments/shit on twitter and can't figure out what it's supposed to be?
Who knows. It’s one of those super secret Destiny quests ... and probably the hardest one yet. It’s like Niobe Labs. Niobe Labs was a puzzle that gated access to the last forge in Black Armory DLc. It had no real reward for solving it but access to last forge was suppose to be gated by it but players couldn’t find the solution so bungie backpedalled and unlocked the activity for us... but they had advertised that content. This time they did not and we have no idea what it could be. It could be an exotic. It could be to unlock an activity of some kind.

You get lore and an emblem... so far. They thought they solved it but we’re at hour 22 now. Bungie trolled the fuck out of everyone with a second parter and maybe a 3-dimensional map.

for puzzle 2 they are crowdsourcing screenshots of the map room at the end from all users forwarding them their captures and then creating overlays to find duplicates that match and can be used. I’m actually impressed by how fast the community is compiling the info...

Existing Solutions:

New quest on osiris

New quest is available to get from osiris, it requires you to run through the portals in certain orders and at the end you enter a room and get a lore card, seems like the obelisks wich we are getting the orders from update every few hours (?) so currently we only have 12, will update when more gets revealed.

also at the end of the code we get a bunch of symbols on the ground wich i believe will be used for final parts of this mission.

NOTE: if you fuck up your code you can go back through the hallway and to a black obelisk and reset the code.


Code 1 - Plus, Snake, Clover, hex, snake, plus, diamond

Code 2 - Clover, Clover, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Snake

Code 3 - Plus, Clover, Diamond, Diamond, Snake, Diamond, Diamond

Code 4 - Diamond, Clover, Plus, Hex, Clover, Hex, Clover

Code 5 - Diamond, Plus, Snake, Hex, Hex, Diamond, Plus

Code 6 - Diamond, Hex, Snake, Hex, Clover, Clover, Plus

Code 7: Diamond, Plus, Clover, Hex, Snake, Hex, Snake

Code 8: Clover Plus Clover Hex Clover Diamond Snake

Code 9: Clover, Clover, Clover, Snake, Diamond, Hex, Diamond

Code 10: Plus, Hex, Clover, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Hex

Code 11: Snake, Hex, Snake, Hex, Diamond, Hex, Snake

Code 12: Hex, Snake, Plus, Hex, Snake, Hex, Plus

Code 13: Clover, Plus, Clover, Diamond, Snake, Snake, Hex

Emblem Code : Diamond, Clover, Snake, Plus, Hex, Hex, Plus, Hex, Diamond, Clover, Snake (long because brute forced, also gives out an emblem and not a lore card)

Code 14: Hex, Diamond, Snake, Plus, Hex, Plus, Plus

Code 15: Clover, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Plus, Snake, Diamond

Code 16: Snake, Hex, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Diamond

Code 17: Clover, Diamond, Hex, Clover, Plus, Diamond,
Plus

Code 18: Diamond, Plus, Plus, Clover, Snake, Plus, Diamond

Code 19: Hex, Plus, Plus, Diamond, Hex, Snake, Snake
 
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Cignus

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Damn that's wild! I'm glad to see Bungie give us something that's just completely ridiculous with no hints or build up. I think it's also hilarious how quick people are to assume companies have nothing clever up their sleeves anymore and have just given up. I feel like that's probably been the loud minority with Bungie lately but man it gets annoying.
 
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Anyone start playing the first game again?
I’ve been playing it more and more with how much worse 2 is getting. Still holds up imo.

Nice to see people are excited to run around for hours for some lore and an emblem. Doesn’t fix any of the issues many streamers have complained about regarding there being nothing of value to do, but you do you bungle....
 

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I’ve been playing it more and more with how much worse 2 is getting. Still holds up imo.

Nice to see people are excited to run around for hours for some lore and an emblem. Doesn’t fix any of the issues many streamers have complained about regarding there being nothing of value to do, but you do you bungle....
Yeah, D1 multiplayer, balance, loot, raids and strikes just felt so much better to me. The weapons and ttk... I miss it all, so I'm gonna restart and build up my characters too.

I mean, now that PS5 and Series X will be backwards compatible, D1 is kinda timeless.
 
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Yeah, D1 multiplayer, balance, loot, raids and strikes just felt so much better to me. The weapons and ttk... I miss it all, so I'm gonna restart and build up my characters too.

I mean, now that PS5 and Series X will be backwards compatible, D1 is kinda timeless.
I went extreme and deleted 95% of my items and all there characters and have limited myself to what I get, and yeah rewards are awesome (especially picking gear or guns every faction level up). Got a decent LDR that I was glad to see drop. Little things like actually having to level your gear and guns makes bounties actually a useful tool, and xur not being completely pointless is good. Banshee gunsmith rewards are sorely missed too. Sitting on a PDX pulse forever til the right one comes 😍
 

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They finished it this morning... 5days later.

it ended up being for bastion... which was originally announced to launch on the 28th along with the Empyrean Foundation. Dataminers figured that out on day 2 for the most part

a bit bizarre, as there is still a hidden heavy exotic in the database.

I’ve pretty much exhausted current content and drop back in here and there for new stuff when it happens. Still kinda surprised the game is still pulling in a million players a day.... I would’ve expected a steeper drop off by now but only crucible has taken the hit this season.

don’t have anything to chase other than Not Forgotten and I’m not really going to try until the meta levels out. Trials can’t come soon enough. The crucible endgame isn’t there this season cuz that linear fusion rifle was shit and took like 5 games to unlock.

Bastion seems underwhelming in pve but I imagine if you stack it with those new fusion rifle mods and run double fusion you can do some nutty stuff. Also, disruption break perk on a weapon in the special slot grants 50% bonus dmg when swapping to a primary and breaking shields.

In pvp however it looks beastly. a definite answer to shotguns pussies. Melts guardians in supers as well.

edit: just got it for myself and gave it the crucible test. It melts. I think it’ll play well with a high impact pulse rifles like premonition.
 
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Some Empyrean Foundation details for next week. Will be somewhat of a community event. All players whether they have the season purchased or not will be able to donate fractaline currency. There will be 7 levels of rewards as each community milestone is reached.

it’s also been datamined that after donating 5,000 fractaline a mission called “worthy” unlocks and we will be restoring the D1 Mercury lighthouse.

It’s been leaked that next season will likely be called “season of the worthy” and trials is confirmed... in addition to more things returning (could be faction rally but don’t really care about that).

I’m so ready for trials. Pretty sure it’ll be behind some kind of paywall, power grind, and time gated missions... essentially anything that can deter cheaters from just making free player accounts. That of course is mostly a pc issue but bungie is supposedly working in anti-cheat solutions and will be rolling it out soon.

Feel free to add me on ps4. Im a competent pvp’r. Not quite Legend status yet but I expect to have my Not Forgotten by season end. My only goal at this point is to earn the Unbroken title.
 
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Who plays on PS4 here? Just downloaded my Destiny 2 again after not playing it in like a year ish, I got all the DLC up to Shadowkeep which I will get soon.
 

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I have it for both X and PS4 but 99.9% play on PS4 (have it on X just to play with my old IRL friends). VertigoX86 on PSN.

Looking forward to today’s update and community mission and whatever surprises that could have. It’ll get my mind off this pandemic for a minute. At least I’ll get to enjoy my favorite game for a minute before we all die.

As always with Destiny... you’d want to at least have Shadowkeep as the raid is still relevant to endgame players for power grind... well kinda. The power grind has been kinda deflated this season but if looking to raid that’ll still be the most popular one (and the best weapon pool out of all the raids).

It looks like both Trials of Osiris and Faction Rally is returning next season. Very much looking forward to march. These winter months seem to be the growing pains season year after year.

With that said you may want to hold off on Shadowkeep till the launch of next season as it comes with a “free voucher” for one of the 10$ DLC seasons and your better off using that at the start of a new season rather than the last few weeks of the current one. You’ll “miss out” on some loot but they’ll reintroduce that seasonal loot at some point in some form. I imagine you won’t be able to farm them as effectively as you can now tho where you can select up to 4 weapons per sundial run and can hold up to another 4 weapon bounties in your inventory.

As a returning player Menagerie and the Forges will be your best friend on console when it comes to weapons. Iron Banner, raids and Reckoning for high stat rolls on armor. Crucible meta weapons like Luna’s Howl and Recluse should also be on the radar and the exotic sniper Inazagi’s Burden is the meta for endgame pve activities. At least it’s not “must have Gjalajorn” as you can actually choose to acquire it.

PVP population took a drop. I’m kinda impressed that overall daily player numbers still fluctuate from a million to 750k in slow season. Even without trials the game has been performing as great as ever, even better than tail end of D1 lifecycle.
 
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I have it for both X and PS4 but 99.9% play on PS4 (have it on X just to play with my old IRL friends). VertigoX86 on PSN.

Looking forward to today’s update and community mission and whatever surprises that could have. It’ll get my mind off this pandemic for a minute. At least I’ll get to enjoy my favorite game for a minute before we all die.

As always with Destiny... you’d want to at least have Shadowkeep as the raid is still relevant to endgame players for power grind... well kinda. The power grind has been kinda deflated this season but if looking to raid that’ll still be the most popular one (and the best weapon pool out of all the raids).

It looks like both Trials of Osiris and Faction Rally is returning next season. Very much looking forward to march. These winter months seem to be the growing pains season year after year.

With that said you may want to hold off on Shadowkeep till the launch of next season as it comes with a “free voucher” for one of the 10$ DLC seasons and your better off using that at the start of a new season rather than the last few weeks of the current one. You’ll “miss out” on some loot but they’ll reintroduce that seasonal loot at some point in some form. I imagine you won’t be able to farm them as effectively as you can now tho where you can select up to 4 weapons per sundial run and can hold up to another 4 weapon bounties in your inventory.

As a returning player Menagerie and the Forges will be your best friend on console when it comes to weapons. Iron Banner, raids and Reckoning for high stat rolls on armor. Crucible meta weapons like Luna’s Howl and Recluse should also be on the radar and the exotic sniper Inazagi’s Burden is the meta for endgame pve activities. At least it’s not “must have Gjalajorn” as you can actually choose to acquire it.

PVP population took a drop. I’m kinda impressed that overall daily player numbers still fluctuate from a million to 750k in slow season. Even without trials the game has been performing as great as ever, even better than tail end of D1 lifecycle.
Thanks for all the info and I will add your PSN later after work! I only am around 755 power I believe from last time I left it and have no clue how Seasons work as I have not refreshed myself with everything but I will regain my knowledge soon I am sure.

And yeah I will likely get Shadowkeep once I finish Forsaken and give the new raids a go as I was never that good with those aha, and it will be nice to forget the impending apocalypse in the Corona Virus for sure!
 

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The new boss encounter for sundial is actually... different.

Donating fractaline let’s you farm timelost bounties with incredible efficiency... i farmed like at least 40 weapons while donating. It was probably more ... and for the first time ever my vault is about to be filled. God plenty “god rolls” but I’m good I think.

If you check the crucible playlist... our donations are tracked visually ... as there a new icon there... we’re building the actual trials playlist with our donations.

And spoilers:
 
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Pretty significant changes to sandbox coming next season. Mostly pvp focused cuz ... trials (I.e the much needed erentil nerf and hopefully removing QuickDraw from Mindbender shotties)

Looks like they’re going full Warframe with swords.

Light attacks will no longer use ammo of any kind and will not just be a 3 hit combo but a continued loop and feature a cleave attack. There will be a sword meter that recharges on its own which replaces the melee meter when having a sword equipped. Guard usage will be changed as well to actually make it useful.

I never was a sword guy. But as Titan main I also don’t ever use melee builds in pvp. In pve sure but never in pvp (Sentinel middle tree always). This is a pretty big change IMO. I don’t use heavy in pvp much at all so if swords are still in the heavy slot that pretty much adds a nice close encounter option for me as I roll with a handcanon and sniper with now having that shotgun range covered (and without the need of heavy ammo no less? What?)

To me this would make sense to have a second primary slot made to slot swords into instead of keeping them in heavy as they no longer would need heavy ammo to use. They didn’t mention anything about that however.... Interesting regardless.
 
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interesting stuff about the upcoming changes. Lord Of Wolves and Last Word both got hit, along with Erentil. auto rifle seems to be moving back up on to the stage again and that's nice. along with swords, I'm guessing that's going to be part of the focus next season in terms of weapons. and it seems like we'll get some ability & exotic armor adjustments too, and I'm pretty sure my crutch (Contraverse Hold) is getting nerf as well lol
 

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I’m all about the most recent adjustments except for the nerf to rapid fire frame sniper rifles. Well, I don’t think they’re getting adjusted In pvp but inazagi’s days as pve meta seem over and Whisper of the Worm (Black Spindle) will be king of boss dps again ... unless somehow rocket launchers finally become meta. And if rocket launchers get a buff that pretty much confirms Gjalajorn’s return but we may be looking at swords becoming king of boss dps this go around.

And speaking of snipers in pvp.... I know players loved their Beloved from the Menagerie. Hell, I maining a godroll beloved for a bit. Then moved onto the Apostate from the Altars of Sorrow loot pool and was ripping with it. However, decided to take an omniscient eye from the garden raid out of my vault and even with base stats slightly worse Apostate... it outperforms it for me in every way as it probably has a better accuracy stat. It’s just more crispy overall but oh man is it amazing.

The adjustments to high impact frame fusions seem modest. They had too much range and long distance one-hit kill potential.

I’d personally also love to see Jotunn get nerfed into oblivion along with Lord of Wolves. Actually, part of me wants to see shotguns banned from pvp in general... but they’re generally less used in playlists that aren’t 6 v 6 so while a nuisance... it’s not as big of an issue in comp playlists. And a good sidearm melts kamikaze shotgun players...

It’s looking like the sandbox changes coming in March are going to be the biggest changes to affect the pvp meta since... warmind. All the “nerfs” seem to be in good taste as well. Anything to promote primary weapon duels is a great change. A lot of players have once again been asking for increased primary weapon damage values to once again decrease ttk to D1 values but I like how it is now... many special weapons need their ease of use adjusted instead of decreasing primary weapon ttk just so someone can melt a shotgun ape with a two-tap handcanon.

I hate 6v6 modes. The survival playlist is easily my favorite. However... I’ve actually started to become a fan of Rumble. I’m hoping they even put Rumble in the comp playlist. Staying in rumble lately has really improved my map awareness and positioning more than any other mode. Give the top 3 spots on the podium finish rank points and I think we would see it get tons of play.

Grandmaster nightfall difficulty sounds great too. But there needs to be more than just titles attached to it for it to get play.

PS - that new cutscene of Osiris talking shit to Rasputin was badass. They surprisingly did more story content this season than any other small dlc prior. I didn’t like Osiris much before but now I think he’s awesome. Will Rasputin become our enemy now? Perhaps... I’m definitely interested to see what they do with the Mars reprisal in March. Could we even see something about the Exo Stranger since she’s Ana Bray’s sister? That’s one character that hasn’t been around since launch D1.

here’s the cutscene:
 
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