Bungie have changed "impossible" Destiny 2 quest 'The Lie' - Dexerto

Bungie change “impossible” new Destiny 2 quest after player backlash

Published: 14/May/2020 4:58 Updated: 14/May/2020 6:46

by Isaac McIntyre


Bungie is making major changes to Destiny 2 quest ‘The Lie’ just 48 hours after the huge community event first started. Their decision to nerf the questline comes after Guardians announced plans to boycott the event entirely.

Guardians have been begging Bungie to add more questlines to Destiny 2 for months, and on May 12 the devs finally delivered. A new event appeared during the title’s weekly reset, asking players to complete nine million Seraph Tower runs.

The problem? That’s a lot of completions for a Destiny event many Guardians have publicly said is one of the worst in the game. Of the nine million necessary completions, just 230,811‬ were actually completed in the quest’s first day.

Destiny's community threatened to boycott The Lie quest after seeing it's steep requirements, and Bungie was forced to respond.
Destiny’s community threatened to boycott The Lie quest after seeing it’s steep requirements, and Bungie was forced to respond.

Some Guardians were fed up immediately, and set about organizing a boycott. Bungie would release it anyway, they said. Others simply dubbed it “impossible” and ignored it. A few even suggested The Lie had been built to fail.

On May 13, Bungie confirmed that was not the case, and announced they would be reducing The Lie’s requirements. On top of that, the devs also handed the Seraph Towers a minor nerf to make them easier to complete.

Bungie add 5x, 10x bonuses for ‘The Lie’ quest

“We have made adjustments to The Lie quest and Seraph Tower difficulty,” Bungie wrote on Twitter following the backlash. “Effective immediately, quest progression has been given a 5x multiplier, which will be increased to 10x on weekends.”

Here’s the numbers crunched: so far Guardians have completed 185,000 EDZ runs, 24,000 Moon runs, and 15,000 events on Io. That would equate to 1,110,000‬ runs with a five-time modifier, or 2,240,000‬ with the 10x bonus.

Yesterday, players were predicting the 9 million completions to unlock the event’s reward, the Felwinter’s Lie shotgun, was predicted to run deep into next season (Season 11 is set to drop on June 9, for the record). Players should now finish it in a little over a week.

Guardians may not be happy they still have to do Seraph Tower runs, but it shows Bungie is listening. Between this, and confirmation in-game store Eververse will be sidelined heading into next season, Destiny’s fourth year has a bright future.


How to get Destiny 2’s new ‘Splintered’ Triumph title in Beyond Light

Published: 23/Nov/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre


Destiny 2 has added another Triumph title, “Splintered,” to the collection in Year 4, and it’s going to take a fair bit of trekking across Europa to unlock; here’s how to get your hands on the shiny new Beyond Light reward in Season 12.

Triumph titles are the ultimate badge of honor in Destiny 2. The grind to unlock them ⁠— seasonal titles notwithstanding ⁠— can be immense, and Guardians know exactly who they’re dealing with if they see “Unbroken” or “Conqueror” floating above an enemy’s head.

Beyond Light has added another Triumph title to the pool too: “Splintered.” The badge of honor is named after the expansion’s frosty Stasis power, and once it’s unlocked, represents the completion of all things Year 4 in Destiny 2, so far.

Here’s how to get your hands on Destiny 2’s new “Splintered” title.

Destiny's new raid, Deep Stone Crypt, has a chance to fix several Beyond Light flaws.
Beyond Light has added another Destiny 2 Triumph title: “Splintered.”

All required Beyond Light Seal Triumphs

To earn the Beyond Light title, you must complete what the game lists as 45 full steps. That list is a little smaller than it seems, thankfully; all up, there’s actually only 11 challenges you’ll have to navigate to get your hands on the Guardian emblem.

  • Studying Darkness: Find all Entropic Shards scattered across Europa.
  • Europan Collector: Complete the Europan Collector badge.
  • Master of the Hunt: Elective-difficulty hunt complete.
  • Masterful Saboteur: Complete all Tier 3 Sabotage quests from Variks.
  • Solo Lost Sector Mastery: Complete any Europa Lost Sector on Master difficulty without a fireteam.
  • Fallen Brig Brigade: As a fireteam, defeat Fallen Brigs as part of the “Crux Convergence” Public Event.
  • Training Complete: Complete all Exo Challenges.
  • Born in Darkness: Complete “Born in Darkness” missions.
  • Reuniting the Eventide Rookery: Recover all the penguin toys on Europa.
  • Salvage of the Past: Find all dead Exo collectibles hidden across Europa.
  • Secret Triumph: This objective is hidden in-game.

Most of these Triumphs aren’t that difficult to complete, especially easier ones like the “Solo Lost Sector Mastery” and the Heroic event-based “Fallen Brig Brigade” challenge.

There are also three ‘treasure hunt’ type challenges involved in unlocking the Splintered title in Beyond Light. These do require a little bit of trotting around, digging through secret areas on Europa.

Here’s our guides on each of these individual Triumphs:

New Destiny 2 Beyond Light map location, Europa.
Guardians will get pretty familiar with Europa during the “Splintered” title grind.

The final slog that comes with the “Splintered” grind is the ‘Europan Collector’ title Triumph. This is where the 45 challenges really come into play; Bungie sends you all over the new Beyond Light planet in search of enemies and challenges.

Unlike in the Season of Arrivals, Guardians will have to collect all the guns, armor pieces, and cosmetics from Beyond Light to unlock the Season 12 title.

How to unlock the ‘Europan Collector’ badge

  • Last Flight Home Exotic Ship
    • Triumph: Europan Tour – Earn a score of 1,400 or more in the Europa Destination Triumphs.
  • Bright Warning Shader: Found exploring Europa.
    • Triumph: Salvage the Past. (See above)
  • Shattered Sky Shader: Found exploring Europa.
    • Triumph: Reuniting the Eventide Rookery. (See above)
  • Gilded Smoke Shader: Fallen Empire campaign.
    • Triumph: Hunt for Power – Generate Orbs of Power in Empire Hunts.
  • Europan Eclipse Emblem: Found exploring Europa.
    • Triumph: Hunting Party – While in a fireteam, defeat Champions in Empire Hunts on the elected difficulty of your choosing.
  • Salvation’s Downfall Emblem: Found exploring Europa.
    • Triumph: Stasis Warrior – In the Europa Eclipsed Zone, defeat combatants with your Stasis subclass equipped.
  • Complete the Europa Armor Set
    • Crystocrene: Helmet, Arms, Chest, Legs, Class Item.
  • Complete the Europa Weapons Set
    • Subzero Salvo
    • Bonechillder
    • Arctic Haze
    • High Albedo
    • Hailing Confusion
    • Thermal Erosion
    • Coriolis Force
    • Biting Winds
  • Salvation’s Grip Exotic: Gathering Intel Exotic Quest
  • The Lament Exotic: Here’s how to unlock the new sword.
  • Cloudstrike Exotic: Here’s to unlock the new sniper rifle.
Destiny 2 Beyond Light Guardian Holding Lament
The Lament is one of three Exotics required to get the Beyond Light “Splintered” title.

So there you have it ⁠— how to unlock Destiny 2’s “Splintered” Triumph title, released in Beyond Light. It may not be as much of a grind as something like “Unbroken,” but the Year 4 title is still a hefty whack; get ready for a slog across Europa!