Destiny 2 Xenophage: how to complete The Journey quest

Bungie has introduced another Exotic for us to add to our arsenal, here’s how you can get it

Three Destiny 2 Guardians on the moon

Destiny 2 Xenophage is the next Exotic we’ll be hunting down and adding to our arsenal of Destiny 2 Exotics. Anyone who has been keeping their eye on the Destiny 2 updates knows that the quest launched 29, October, 2019 – so it begs the question, what does the weapon do and how do you get it?

The machine gun will take up your heavy slot – much to the chagrin of anyone who has just got the Destiny 2 Leviathan’s Breath – but more options are nice. The weapon’s Exotic perk is called Pyrotoxin Rounds and results in your rounds detonating on enemies, doing more damage. Combine that with machine gun’s typical high rate-of-fire and things are lookin’ pretty nifty.

If that sounds like your kind of thing, then read on. Bungie has introduced The Journey exotic quest into the game alongside its Festival of the Lost update, which introduces Halloween to The Tower. In this guide we’ll go over how to complete The Journey Exotic quest so you can get your hands on Xenophage.

How to get Destiny 2 Xenophage

Pick up The Journey quest

First up, head to the part of the Moon where Eris Morn dwells and walk over to the portal that sits to her right. You will have been through this portal a few times so you should recognise it. Once you’re through, head to the point where Eris sometimes stands – usually after you complete a memory – and you’ll see four statues.

Each statue lights up another, and you’ll need to light up all four to unlock the quest. To do so, interact with them in this order: front right, back left, back right, and front left. Once they’re all lit, a chest will appear and will reward you with The Journey quest.

Light the lanterns

Next up you’ll want to fast travel to Anchor of Light and head towards the large tower on the left side. Within the small building under the tower to the left you’ll find a fire that gives you a buff when you interact with it. The goal here is to light six other lanterns in a certain order. Check out this illustration from Redditor Dopmeister for a visual on where to go.

Solve the Lost Sector puzzles

Next up you’ll need to travel the four Lost Sectors on the moon and solve a puzzle that can be found just past the final chest. You’ll find nine symbols on the wall in a three by three grid formation. Don’t stress about it, though, just shoot ‘em in this order and all will be dandy:

  • Archer’s Line code – top left, bottom left, middle, then middle right
  • Anchor of Light code – Bottom left, bottom right, top middle, then top middle
  • Hellmouth code – top right, middle left, middle, bottom middle, bottom right, bottom right, bottom middle, then bottom middle
  • Sorrow’s Harbor code – middle left, middle, middle, middle left, middle top, middle bottom, middle, then middle right
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Complete challenges within The Pit of Heresy dungeon

This one involves completing the new Pit of Heresy dungeon and splintering off to complete numerous challenges before fighting a boss. We’d recommend watching Datto’s video above for a clean demonstration on how it’s done.

And there you have it, that’s how you complete The Journey quest and how you get Xenophage as a result. It’s not too much of a timesink, in truth, but completing the dungeon will prove challenging to some. You’ll want to think about paying a visit to the Destiny 2 Looking For a Group Discord to round up some recruits.

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