Yep, this is your last chance to play Iron Banner of the Season of the Drifter. If you're in Canada you have a long weekend to play Iron Banner! Yay! That means you can collect the "Heavy as Death" emblem after completing the Iron Banner Triumph "Now You're Just Showing Off". Destiny 2 has really added a lot of cool triumphs to complete, there's so many I'm not even sure I'll be get through them all. How many triumphs have you done? 10? 100? All of them?
Check out this list of the 5 must-watch YouTubers who talk about Destiny 2 (and a few other games like Apex Legends and The Division):
#1 - CoolGuy
#2 - Aztecross
Bungie has finally caught on to what other games like WoW (World of Warcraft) do and that's Refer-A-Friend. They will give you a reward for inviting a friend to play Destiny 2! Finally. Aside from giving away PC copies of Destiny 2 for Battle.net players (up until 18 November 2018), refer-a-friend should help bring more players into the game.
How to get Fragmented Souls
Here's a good guide on how to get fragmented souls to buy Festival of the Lost masks. The easiest way is to get bounties from Amanda Holliday, usually you get just one it seems but other bounties can have higher fragmented souls rewards like +10. Daily bounties give you +1, Weekly bounties give you +40 fragmented souls. That's enough to buy a Festival of the Lost mask!
How to get all the Festival of the Lost Masks
Forbes has the full list of all Festival of the Lost masks. The first mask you get is Master Rahool. Each mask can be upgraded by defeating nightmares (the bosses at the end of each "branch" in the Haunted Forest quest, usually you defeat 10 to upgrade the mask's perk).
Update3: Masterwork Cores are being modified. Masterwork cores are used to upgrade armor and weapons in Destiny 2. The economy for them has been changing since the Forsaken expansion was released. At the Tangled Shore it was possible to use legendary shards (10 at first, and then 20, 30, and so on) to buy exactly 1 Masterwork Core, and usually you would need 10 Masterwork Cores to upgrade your gear (in some cases you would only need 5). Bungie is updating things because players have been complaining that Masterwork Cores are now too rare.
The changes are:
Update2: GameSpot has posted a review of Forsaken, in it they say:
The standout addition to the rotation is Gambit, a part-PvP, part-PvE mode that has you competing with an enemy team on mostly separate maps. Your main goal is to kill AI-controlled enemies, collect the motes they drop, and bank those motes to summon a final boss before the other team summons and kills theirs. Along the way, members from each team will have the opportunity to invade the other map and score PvP kills to screw with their opponents' progress. It's a creative combination of Destiny's various existing modes, and having to juggle both your side of the map and the other team's progress--and frantically trying to hide when an invader comes--makes for hectic matches that are consistently fun with or without friends, as well as a great way to level up regardless of your commitment.
Update! More of us, INCIDENT, knightedmoose and 7thOfSeptember have played the Forsaken Destiny 2 expansion! We all think it's pretty awesome, but some of us still make comparisons to Warframe.
condeneasty80 played the first story mission last night and it starts off strong; you, the Guardian, are helping to quell a prison riot in the Prison of Elders. You encounter a new type of Fallen, they're "undead" and have more annoying attacks than the Red Legion Gladiators!
There is also a new game mode: Gambit. In this mode you are killing wave after wave of enemies and trying to collect "motes". It's 4v4, where once in a while, you can send one of your team into the other team's arena to disrupt them. You can send over enemies to block them from collecting and turning in their motes too. It's a lot of fun.
What are Sleeper Nodes?
Sleeper nodes are the diamond-shaped <> nodes that are hanging around the Mars map. In Destiny 2 you can collect 44 of them. You don't collect them in order. You collect Sleeper Nodes based on what the Override Frequency item says. This means you could end up visiting the same sleeper node a few times.
How many Resonate Stems do I need in order to get 1 Override Frequency?
To create 1 Override Frequency which can lead you to a Sleeper Node, you will need 4 Resonate Stems. You're going to need to do some farming to collect enough of them.
How to farm Resonate Stems and the Best Way to Farm Sleeper Nodes
The hardest part is that the drop of the Override Frequency can be any of the 44 sleeper nodes, even the ones you have already collected. While playing, I've encountered the same node at least twice. Find all 44 locations of [Override Frequency] Sleeper Nodes
To earn Resonate Stems, you can complete public events, heroic public events (you get 2 resonate stems for this), and you can also loot lost sectors and complete patrols.
To farm Resonate Stems, you can run the Glacial Drift Lost Sector over and over again. If you do this you can farm 1 Resonate Stem. The Glacial Drift area is on Mars.
Another way to farm Resonate Stems is to complete patrols while completing public events. Especially if the public event turns into a heroic public event. With this technique you can earn 1 stem from a public event, another stem if it's heroic, and by completing a patrol, another stem for a total of 3 Resonate Stems. This is really efficient as you can farm 3 stems at a time plus the lost sector to get 4 stems, which is one Override Frequency. Spend an afternoon just grinding and farming these resonate stems and get enough of them so that you can find the sleeper nodes, and hopefully avoid repeated sleeper nodes.
Farming Sleeper Nodes
To farm sleeper nodes, you will actually have to farm Resonate Stems. Read the section above for info on that.
Bungie has finally brought back Bounties to Destiny 2. Bounties are small quests that you can complete by getting a lot of Super kills or grenade kills or whatever. They give you some points and they're fun to do while you're completing other missions and quests. They were originally part of Destiny 1 and for some reason were not part of Destiny 2 until recently.
Check it out!
Since Iron Banner isn't on right now, I thought it'd be nice to revisit a clip from the last Iron Banner in Destiny 2. It's a double play where the kills came rapidly and happened within 15 seconds of spawning. Quick play and we won the match.
Streaming on Twitch!
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