Destiny 2 Europa map guide: New POIs, vendors, and all Beyond Light locations - Dexerto

Destiny 2 Europa map guide: New POIs, vendors, Beyond Light locations

Published: 11/Nov/2020 5:26 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 11:02

by Isaac McIntyre


Beyond Light has arrived, and with it has come Europa, a new Destiny 2 planet ⁠— or rather, should we say moon. The frosty world is huge, and comes with a hefty six POIs; here’s everything you need to know about Destiny’s newest location.

The first thing you’ll notice about Europa is its size; it’s absolutely massive. There’s a core section of the icy moon, but passageways and new areas spring out in every direction on the widespread Destiny 2 map, north, south, east, and west.

Europa will be your home for most of Beyond Light. Guardians are investigating The Darkness, which has landed on Jupiter’s moon. That means you should know the future battleground like the back of your hand, to be ready for any possibility.

From Europa’s new locations, to its vendors, and where you can find The Glassway strike and all the new Lost Sectors, here’s a full rundown of the Beyond Light map.

Europa has plenty of secrets to explore in Beyond Light.
Europa has plenty of new Destiny 2 secrets to explore in Beyond Light.

Europa POIs and locations

There are six key points of interest scattered across Europa: Eventide Ruins, Riss Reborn, Asterion Abyss, Cadmus Ridge, Charon’s Crossing, and ‘Beyond.’

You’ll likely be visiting Charon’s Crossing the most, considering that’s where Variks the Loyal (the main Europa vendor) is located. ‘Beyond’ is key too; the southern spot plays a big role in some of Beyond Light’s early campaign missions.

There’s plenty to explore in Europa, including nearly a dozen secret chests, and a handful of Lost Sectors too. The main enemy here is Fallen. They have been armed with Stasis, and are working for Eramis. Vex also appear on Jupiter’s moon.

Here’s the full list of new locations you can find across the icy wastelands of Europa. We’ve listed them from north to south, starting with Riss Reborn.

  • Riss Reborn
  • Technocrat’s Iron
  • Gale’s Watch
  • Kell’s Rising
  • Riss Reborn Approach
  • Eventide Ruins (Public Event)
  • Creation
  • Asterion Abyss (The Glassway Strike)
  • Bray Exoscience
  • Eternity
  • Cadmus Ridge
  • Nexus 
  • Glassway
  • Charon’s Crossing
  • Well of Infinitude
  • Beyond


Europa's northern sector.
Europa’s northern sector.


Europa's eastern sector.
Europa’s eastern sector.


Europa's western sector.
Europa’s western sector.


Europa's western sector.
Europa’s western sector.

Europa vendors

Europa boasts two vendors that you will interact with throughout the Beyond Light storyline, and into Year 4’s post-game. The first is The Exo Stranger, who dolls out campaign missions, and the main Europa vendor is Variks the Loyal.

Variks the Loyal

Variks the Loyal is the main Europa vendor.
Variks the Loyal is the main Europa vendor.

Variks the Loyal can be found at Charon’s Crossing, which is near the heart of the map. The Fallen warrior is just a short walk away from the waypoint.

The “formerly two-faced Fallen” now serves as a guide on Europa. He gives Guardians some of the Beyond Light quest points, and sells all things needed to survive the icy wasteland.

Variks offers the weekly bounty “Courageous Expedition,” which gives experience rewards. He also offers three more daily Europa bounties, and an “additional bounties” option too.

The loyal Fallen guide is also expected to sell all manner of Europa-themed gear once the Beyond Light quest is completed. Dexerto will update this article with a list of his wares once they have been unlocked by the Destiny community. 

The Exo Stranger

The Exo Stranger is an early Europa vendor in Beyond Light.
The Exo Stranger is an early Europa vendor in Beyond Light.

The original Destiny ally, The Exo Stranger, is less of a vendor and more of a quest point used at the “Beyond camp” to start Beyond Light missions early on in Year 4.

For much of the early campaign, The Exo Stranger can be found on the Beyond plains with The Drifter and Eris Morn. She offers up quest points, and often is the final destination for a host of the fetch missions and Empire Hunts in Beyond Light.

The Exo Stranger offers no items for sale during the Beyond Light campaign. She does have an inventory shop, however, for later in the Season of the Hunt.

Europa Lost Sectors

Europa has three Lost Sectors to explore. These are the following:

  • Perdition, located in Cadmus Ridge (Power level 1210).
  • Concealed Void, located in Asterion Abyss (Power level 1210).
  • Bunker E15, located in Eventide Ruins (Power level 1210).
Europa's Perdition Lost Sector secret entrance.
Europa’s Perdition Lost Sector secret entrance.

So there you have it; everything you need to know about Europa as you dive into its icy dangers in Beyond Light.

For all things Beyond Light and the Destiny franchise, make sure you follow our Twitter page @TheDestinyBlog, where we’ll continue sharing new news and guides as Year 4 well and truly gets underway with Season of the Hunt.


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.