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How to unlock vaulted Exotic guns in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Published: 6/Nov/2020 5:22 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 5:23

by Brad Norton


Bungie is vaulting a great deal of older Destiny 2 content with Beyond Light, but you can still get your hands on various Exotics. Here’s how.

With the introduction of Beyond Light, Bungie is overhauling Destiny 2 in a big way. To make way for new destinations, weapons, and experiences, a great deal of older content is being vaulted.

From entire planets to full campaigns, once this content is removed from the game, there won’t be a way to access it again. This also means that old Exotic loot tied to these locations will be vaulted as well. However, there will still be a way to claim vaulted Exotic weapons once Beyond Light launches on November 10.

You’ll no longer need to complete old questlines or travel across destinations to track down odd steps. Instead, things couldn’t be simpler if you want an old Exotic in the future. Here’s what you need to know.

Destiny 2 Exotic engrams
An assortment of Exotic weapons will be vaulted with the release of Beyond Light.

Alongside the launch of the new expansion, the November 10 update will see a few big changes to the Tower as well. One of the biggest standouts is the new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive.

This particular Archive can be found near your Vault and allows you to purchase vaulted Exotic weapons. From the Rat King to the Whisper of the Worm, plenty of Exotics will only be accessible through this Archive moving forward. Moreover, various Legendary weapons tied to vaulted content can also be claimed here as well.

You’ll need to come with resources at the ready, however. “Players will need Glimmer, destination materials, masterworking materials, and an Exotic Cipher or Ascendant Shard,” Bungie confirmed. It’s not going to be cheap to claim an old weapon, though these prices are set in a way to reflect the efforts of players over the first three years.

If you’re specifically looking for loot tied to vaulted Raids, a brand new currency is up for grabs. Spoils of Conquest will be added to your inventory when completing raids. These can then be used to claim Exotics linked with old Raid activities.

Destiny 2 Tower
The new Monument to Lost Lights Exotic Archive will appear near your vault in the Tower.

So not all hope is lost if you’re yet to claim various Years 1-3 weapons. Even with the locations and questlines all being locked away, Bungie has implemented a simple and efficient means of grabbing old gear.

It’s a great time to stock up before Beyond Light drops on Nov. 10. Get some Glimmer handy and buy up everything else so that you’re ready to go on day one.


Bungie winds back Destiny 2 plans to ‘vault’ The Moon & Dreaming City loot in Season 13

Published: 15/Jan/2021 5:27 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 5:52

by Brad Norton


With the launch of Beyond Light, Bungie vaulted a great deal of Destiny 2 content. After just nine weeks, the developers have announced plans to backtrack on certain decisions, with loot from The Moon and the Dreaming City returning in Season 13.

The start of Year 4 in Destiny 2 came with some of the biggest changes in series history. A wide array of destinations, content, and loot were all locked away in a new vault. This was done in order to make way for fresh content with Beyond Light.

While much of the major content will remain locked away moving forward, Bungie is already going back on certain decisions in response to community feedback. Specifically, vaulted loot from The Moon and the Dreaming City will be returning in Season 13.

Various armor and weaponry was pulled from the loot pool with Beyond Light. Though after widespread backlash, it won’t be long until these destinations will have their exclusive gear back in stock.

Destiny 2 dreaming city
Loot from the Dreaming City and the Moon will soon be added back into Destiny 2.

“We are making changes to help preserve the relevancy of the destinations,” rewards area lead Justin Dazet explained in the latest This Week At Bungie.

“Specifically, some of the pinnacle, end-game activities that still exist there.”

This means that new players and veterans alike will soon be able to earn appropriate gear at these destinations as they could in previous years.

Bungie confirmed that this returning gear won’t be “kept up to date for the entire lifetime these destinations are available.” Though they see the importance of having “specific activity drops” with relevance to the location you find yourself at.

These changes won’t come into effect immediately. Destiny 2 players hoping to round out their collections will have to be patient. The Season 13 update isn’t expected until February 9.

Destiny 2 loot
A look at some of the loot being pulled from the vault in Season 13.

A good assortment of loot from the Moon and the Dreaming City will be back in rotation, however. It won’t just be a small sample.

You can check below for every piece of equipment that will be coming out of the vault in Season 13.

  • Reissued Dreaming City Reverie Dawn and Moon Dreambane armor.
      • These will also drop with high stats when earned in Shattered Throne or Pit of Heresy.
      • The final chest in Pit of Heresy will no longer drop a fully Masterworked Dreambane armor piece.
      • Instead, the Dreambane armor piece that drops will have 7 armor energy and is guaranteed to drop with at least a +16 in two different stats and higher stats overall.
      • Dreambane class items will not drop from this chest.
  • Reissued 4 weapons for Dreaming City with new Perk Pools.
      • Waking Vigil, Sleepless, Vouchsafe, and Retold Tale.
      • Dreaming City weapons that drop in the Shattered Throne dungeon can roll with perks that are unavailable from drops from other reward sources.
  • Reissued 4 weapons for the Moon with new Perk Pools.
      • Premonition (Pit of Heresy only), Heretic, Blasphemer, and Apostate.
      • Weapons that drop in the Pit of Heresy dungeon can roll with perks that are unavailable from drops from other reward sources.
  • Expanding Lost Sector Legend and Master rotation to 4 Moon Sectors.
      • K1 Logistics, K1 Communication, K1 Crew Quarters, and K1 Revelation.