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How to complete The Glassway: Destiny 2 Beyond Light strike guide

Published: 15/Nov/2020 23:14

by Julian Young


Europa, the new location added into Destiny 2 with the release of Beyond Light, is teeming with new activities for players to conquer. Guardians can jump into a brand-new strike set on the icy moon called The Glassway.

The moon of Europa is one of two locations added to Destiny 2 in Beyond Light. While a revisited Cosmodrome was also introduced, Europa is a truly new experience for Guardians to explore.

The icy location is filled to the brim with new activities. The typical Destiny 2 planetary activities – patrols, Lost Sectors, vendor bounties – are all available for players to complete.

In addition to those activities, Europa also has a new Strike: ‘The Glassway.’ Read on to learn how to complete this Strike and receive your rewards.

Destiny 2 Europa Director Glassway Strike
Guardians can launch the Glassway Strike on Europa via the Director.

How to complete The Glassway Strike

The first step to completing The Glassway is to launch the activity. Locate he Glassaway in the upper right-hand corner of Europa’s map in the Director, and launch the activity.

After the Strike loads, you will materialize in the Asterion Abyss. Your objective is to stop Eramis from unleashing the Vex on Europa via a Golden-Age portal.

Hop on your Sparrow and make your way to the Nexus. Defeat the Vex infesting the Nexus until you are stopped by a Fallen energy barrier. Defeat the Fallen forces in the area to disable the barrier, and proceed.

Fight your way through more Fallen enemies and unlock another energy barrier, moving deeper into the caves of Europa. Complete a quick platforming section before facing down more Fallen and disabling another energy barrier.

Defeat a few more Fallen while moving down a cliff next to a chasm, and eliminate a few more at the mouth of a radiolarian waterfall. Move into the tunnel to your left and proceed into the Glassway.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Fallen Servitor
Players will find themselves facing off against Fallen and Vex as they fight through the Glassway.

Jump onto some Vex platforms hovering above a radiolarian lake and move forward, defeating a few Fallen along the way. You will move through another tunnel and enter a large room with a Vex platform where you will catch a glimpse of Eramis, who quickly flees.

Stand in the highlighted circle while defeating the attacking Fallen to unlock additional platforms that will allow you to proceed. Jump down onto the new platforms and defeat any enemies  in your way as you push forward; as the last enemy falls, a small barrier will disappear so you can proceed.

In the next room, you will catch another glimpse of Eramis. The Fallen leader quickly flees the scene while you are left to defeat her forces. Unfortunately, you are too late to stop Eramis from activating the Vex portal, and you come under attacks from their forces, including the Glassway’s boss: a Transcendent Hydra.

Destiny 2 Vex Hydra
Guardians will face off against a large, yellow-bar Hydra as the Strike’s final boss.

Glassway boss fight: defeating the Transcendent Hydra

A yellow-bar Transcendent Hydra will spawn out of the portal and attack; this is the final boss of the Strike. Defeat the Hydra and any other Vex that spawn during this encounter.

The room in the encounter contains passages and platforms surrounding a pool of Vex fluid; make sure to move around the room while you engage the enemy forces.

The Transcendent Hydra will teleport around the space frequently and will also heal periodically, so make sure stay on the target whenever it appears. The boss will also disappear at times while waves of Vex attack you; make sure to defeat these enemies quickly so you can reengage the Hydra when it reappears.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Eramis
While Eramis is at work behind the scenes, you will not fight her directly during the Strike.

After the Transcendent Hydra’s health pool has been depleted, the giant Vex machine will disappear. A chest will spawn in the center of the room where you can collect your reward in Glimmer, tokens, and most importantly: gear.

After your first completion of the Glassway during the Beyond Light campaign, you will return to the Exo Stranger on Europa to receive your reward. After some short dialogue, she will give you an enhanced Splinter of Darkness.

For future Glassway runs, you will receive your reward as loot drops at the end of the Strike, per usual. Feel free to farm the Strike for more rewards or to perfect your strategy against the Transcendent Hydra for future encounters.


Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young


Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light Stasis Subclasses
Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.