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New Destiny 2 Contact Public Event: how to trigger Heroic & full guide

Published: 10/Jun/2020 7:39

by Brad Norton


Season 11 of Destiny 2 is upon us and the Season of Arrivals has introduced a brand new Public Event. The activity plays out very similar to a round of Gambit, but there’s more to it than first meets the eye. Here’s our full breakdown.

Public Events have been a staple throughout the history of Destiny. Short and simple bite-sized encounters for strangers to unite around and take down a common threat. Season of Arrivals has brought with it a new Public Event as players are tasked with banking motes underneath a pyramid ship.

The mechanics of this activity will feel very familiar if you’re a Gambit expert, though there are a few new functions in play. Triggering the Heroic version of the event is rather simple on paper but requires some fast-paced teamwork. Here’s an in-depth overview of the encounter and how you can trigger Heroic every time around. 

Destiny 2 Contact Public Event Guide

The purpose of the new Public Event is to “make first contact” with the looming threat of The Darkness. Across multiple destinations, their ominous pyramid ships will appear. It’s up to you and strangers nearby to fend off the evil forces.

Contact plays out in four separate stages, each of which requires players to bank a certain amount of motes before eliminating blockers. This is no different to a standard game of Gambit.

Banks have to be charged with motes all the way up to 100%. Then the activity will transition and you’ll have two minutes to clear out blockers. These enemies will be easy enough to dispatch in large groups.

If all four rounds are successfully completed in the allotted time, a boss fight will close things out. The Will of Quria will spawn in for the standard version of the Public Event.

As per usual, the boss is quite the bullet sponge, so you’ll find strength in numbers. Once you take down this final foe, you’ll be rewarded in kind, no different to every other Public Event that came before. If you’re looking for even more of a challenge and even more loot, however, read on for our Heroic guide.

These pyramid ships will appear at the beginning of the Contact Public Event.

How to trigger Heroic mode for the Contact Public Event

If you want to activate the Heroic version of the Contact Public Event, you’re going to need to be quick. A line of text will appear on screen throughout the four rounds of mote-collecting: “Concentrated Darkness coalesces nearby.” The pyramid ship above will be casting a direct beam of light in a certain area. You’ll need to rush here and wipe out the Champion enemies in close proximity.

Blooms will appear in these locations each round and if you’re not fast enough, Champions will collect them and prevent you from activating Heroic. Players have to find each and every bloom throughout the activity and bank it before each round ends.

Repeating this process will eventually spawn in a much more difficult boss compared to the regular version. The Taken Pyromaster appears and “draws power from a nearby pylon.” Its shield will be impenetrable until this pylon is destroyed.

Its health bar is split into chunks and with each chunk, new mini-bosses will spawn in as well. This is no easy battle, but again, you’ll find strength in numbers. 

The Darkness are beginning to make their presence known throughout Destiny.

Whether you take down the standard boss or the Heroic threat, a chest will be yours to open upon completion. Finishing the higher-tier challenge will net you two Umbral Engrams for your efforts.

As Season 11 unfolds and Year 4 draws near, we’ll keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.


How to beat the Technocrat Empire Hunt in Destiny 2 Beyond Light: guide

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:24 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 6:26

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Destiny 2: Beyond Light is jam-packed with awesome content right out of the gate, but everyone gets stuck somewhere, and the Technocrat Empire Hunt has proven to be a difficult hurdle to climb. Here’s how to finish it once and for all.

The Technocrat Empire Hunt in Destiny 2: Beyond Light pits players against Praksis, the Technocrat. He is a Fallen from the House of Salvation and trusted lieutenant for Eramis, Kell of Darkness.

Praksis, The Technocrat will do anything to support Eramis and his malicious cause, which puts him on a collision course with Destiny 2: Beyond Light players. It all comes together in the Technocrat Empire Hunt, where players have a chance to eliminate him once and for all.

However, it’s easier said than done. He is extremely powerful, and before you reach him, you’ll need to take on some lesser enemies and finish a series of tasks. 

Here’s everything players will need to know, including a step-by-step guide, some tips for the fight, and what you’ll get once you manage to beat him.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
Praksis, The Technocrat is a loyal servant of Eramis, Kell of Darkness.

How To Complete The Technocrat Empire Hunt

  • First, make sure you have a power level of at least 1120.
  • Then, locate and enter Bray Exoscience.
  • In typical Destiny 2 fashion, you’ll have to work your way through waves of enemies and take on Fallen Brigs.
  • Next, you’ll need to destroy some shield generators, which will help weaken Praksis, The Technocrat ahead of the final showdown.
  • From there, you’ll have nothing left to do but come face to face with Praksis, The Technocrat and take him down.
Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
Praksis, The Technocrat isn’t a walk in the park. You’ll need to keep moving and avoid getting hit by one of his powerful moves.

Tips To Make The Fight Easier

Praksis, The Technocrat is no slouch. He’s even harder than Phylaks, The Warrior, which many players struggled with.

Luckily, there are some tips you can follow to make it easier.

  • Start moving around the tower the moment the fight begins, and don’t stop until he is toast.
  • Praksis, The Technocrat is a skilled Stasis wilder. He has a series of abilities that deal devastating amounts of damage, especially against players with lower skill levels.
  • He also has a shield, and when he uses it, you’ll need to keep an eye out for the red generators floating in the air and destroy them.
  • When in doubt, don’t forget to use the empowering pool at the entrance to the arena. It will give you rechargeable Stasis abilities that are extremely useful throughout the fight.

Once you’ve managed to beat him, you can return to the Europa camp.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
The Technocrat Empire Hunt is one of three Fallen Empire Hunts currently available in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

The Coriolis Force Legendary Fusion Rifle

Players who finish The Technocrat Empire Hunt will receive an awesome weapon, the Coriolis Force Legendary Fusion Rifle. It is extremely fast and powerful and shoots a horizontal volley of Void bolts.

The Coriolis Force Fusion Rifle packs a punch in PvE, especially when equipped with perks like One for All and Thresh. It can one-shot enemies in PvP too, but only from close range due to its unique spread. Think of it more like a shotgun.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light The Technocrat Empire Hunt
The Coriolis Force Fusion Rifle is a lethal weapon and a welcome addition to a player’s arsenal.

And with that, you’ll have everything you’ll need to know to finish The Technocrat Empire Hunt.

It might take a bit of trial and error. But as long as you follow some of the tips mentioned in this article, you’ll eventually come out on top.