Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions explained and how to get them

Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions are essential if you want to hit max rank with Nimbus and reap those high-level rewards, here’s where to find them.

Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions guide: Nimbus, the Cloud Strider, looks on in concern.

Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions are the new local resource for Neptune, and you’ll want to haul in as much as you can if you want to get your hands on some high-level gear – something that’s invaluable early on in the campaign, especially if you’re tackling the story on legendary difficulty.

Thankfully, Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions aren’t a crafting resource, they only serve to increase your rank with Nimbus in the free PC game, so you won’t have to stockpile them like the destination materials that were recently deprioritized in the space game. Increasing your rank with Nimbus not only grants you legendary engrams, but also gives you access to a full set of armour and upgrade modules, which allow you to increase the power level of your Lightfall exotics whenever you like. You’ll also need to collect Cloud Accretions as part of the Destiny 2 Unfinished Business quest, which awards you the Deterministic Chaos exotic Void machine gun. That bad boy is worth the effort, so here’s what you need to know about finding and collecting these resources in the FPS game.

How to get Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions

Cloud Accretions can be found dotted around Neomuna. They look like metal tree roots, and to pick them up simply press the ‘use’ button when in close proximity. Each time you pick up a Cloud Accretion, you’re awarded 20 Neomuna reputation to increase your rank with Nimbus, plus a small amount of Glimmer. Whenever you increase your rank with Nimbus, you gain access to another rank reward and a legendary engram.

How to find Cloud Accretions on Neomuna

Neomuna is a large area, and Cloud Accretions respawn fairly quickly, so if you’re taking a break from the Lightfall mission list and want to increase your power to hit the soft cap, it’s worth taking a few laps around the futuristic city. Try using a resource-finding mod on your Ghost to mark any Cloud Accretions in your immediate area. The Wombo Detector mod will cost six energy, but will allow you to detect resources and caches within a 50-meter range, making it painless to find Cloud Accretions around Neomuna.

Now that you know where to find Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions, it’s time to become best friends with Nimbus and get that rank to the maximum. When you have the full set of Nimbus armour, add it to a loadout with some of the other best builds so you’ll be ready for any scenario you encounter in Destiny 2 season 20 and anything The Witness can throw at you.