Destiny 2 Cheats, Codes, Unlocks and Walkthroughs

Cheats and more for Destiny 2 on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

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Unlock everything Destiny 2 has to offer with these codes and cheats. Screenshot / Bungie 

Destiny 2 is the second game in Bungie's post-Halo take on the first person shooter (FPS) massively multiplayer (MMO) genre that takes place in a dark future populated by vicious aliens and heroic guardians. While it isn't a true MMO, Destiny 2 does team you up with, and pit you against, players from all over the world, so you need every edge you can get. We've compiled all the Destiny 2 codes, unlocks, exploits, and everything else you'll need to help drive your power level into the stratosphere.

These codes, unlocks and exploits work regardless of whether you're playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

Destiny 2 Codes

Destiny 2 codes are released through a variety of sources, and they can be entered at Bungie.net to receive in-game rewards. In order to enter a Destiny 2 code and receive the rewards, you need to visit the redemption page on Bungie.net and log in with your Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Battle.net account.

These codes are sometimes available for free, but there are also single-use codes that can only be received from limited time tie-in promotions. For instance, Bungie has partnered with both Kellogg and Rock Star to offer codes to people who purchase pop tarts and Rock Star energy drinks.

Free Destiny 2 CodeWhat Does it Unlock?
XFV-KHP-N97Unlocks a secret emblem called The Visionary. The emblem won't appear in your inventory, but you can find it directly in your collection in the Emblems 2 section. Requires the Curse of Osiris DLC.

Destiny 2 Weapon and Ghost Unlocks

Most of the weapons in Destiny 2 are obtained at random from engrams, which you get from doing all sorts of content. Chests can contain engrams, they can drop from enemies, and you get the most powerful ones by completing milestones each week.

However, there are a few weapons you can unlock, and power up, by doing specific quests.

Weapon or GhostHow to Unlock it
Prophecy Weapons
  1. Complete the Curse of Osiris DLC, then complete all three adventures on Mercury.
  2. Unlock the heroic version of the adventures by talking to Brother Vance.
  3. Complete once of the heroic adventures to receive the Lost Prophet reward from Vance.
  4. Obtain enough radiolaran cultures to forge a prophecy weapon. This process can be repeated with additional radiolarian cultures and paradox amplifiers.
Perfect Paradox shotgun
  1. Repeat the Lost Prophet quest from Brother Vance until he gives you the Lost Prophecy, Another Verse quest.
  2. Complete this quest to unlock a legendary shotgun called Perfect Paradox.
Sagira's ghost shell
  1. Complete the Lost Prophet quest 11 times.

Destiny 2 Emblem Unlocks

Gear is the most visible way to make a statement in Destiny 2, but emblems are the best way to show off your accomplishments. Most emblems are unlocked by completing content, so throwing up your favorite one is the best way to show everyone exactly where you've been, what you've done, and how many aliens you killed along the way.

EmblemHow to Unlock it
Prophetic Arsenal emblemComplete the Lost Prophet quest 11 times.
CrossroadsComplete the heroic version of the public event on Mercury.
Hero of the InfiniteComplete the Curse of Osiris story.
Master Cartographer Complete A Garden World (prestige difficulty) while it is the featured weekly Nightfall.
Master GardenerComplete Tree of Probabilities (prestige difficulty) while it is the featured weekly Nightfall.
Mercury Treasure SeekerComplete a Lost Sector on Mercury.
Transit of MercuryComplete a Heroic Adventure on Mercury.
Secrets of the VexGather and equip a full Kairos Function set as a Hunter.
Vex DestroyerGather and equip a full Kairos Function set as a Titan.
Vex ScholarGather and equip a full Kairos Function set as a Warlock.
Blade's BlastComplete a Dawnblade Warlock subtree.
Breaker's BlazeComplete a Sunbreaker Titan subtree.
Sentinel's ShoveComplete a Sentinel Titan subtree.
Slinger's SlightComplete a Gunslinger Hunter subtree.
Stalker's ShotComplete a Nightstalker Hunter subtree.
Storm's SurgeComplete a Stormcaller Warlock subtree.
Strider's SlashComplete an Arcstrider Hunter subtree.
Striker's SlamComplete a Striker Titan subtree.
Walker's WarpComplete a Voidwalker Warlock subtree.

 

Destiny 2 Hidden and Secret Chests

Chests drop from all sorts of content, including public events, Lost Sectors, and even treasure maps you can buy from Cayde-6. These chests are totally random, and you'll run into a ton of them just playing the game. However, there are a handful of chests that you can unlock by performing very specific actions, in a very specific order, in a very specific location. Here's how to unlock them.

Chest LocationHow to Reveal it
The Lighthouse

Collect five Compelling Books inside the Lighthouse on Mercury in a specific order:

  1. Look for a desk on the outside edge of the area where Brother Vance is standing to find the Compelling Book.
  2. To the right of the entrance, along the outer edge of the area, you will find the Marked Book on a bookcase between two torches.
  3. Past the first column to the left of the entrance, you will find the Aged Book in a stack of books in front of a bookcase.
  4. To the right of the entrance, look for a long row of desks. The Curious Book is located on one of the desks.
  5. To the left of the entrance, you will find the Significant Book near the large 12 pointed star design on the wall. The book is located high up on a shelf, so you'll need to jump up to get it.
Eater of Worlds raid lairIn the area immediately before the last boss, your fireteam will need to pass through six rings on the way down to a safe platform. If all six are activated, you will unlock a hidden chest.

Destiny 2 Easy Loot Chest Exploit

The best way to get loot in Destiny 2 is to actually play the game, but it's also possible to exploit loot chest respawns to get free gear with zero effort. This isn't exactly the fastest way to boost your power level, but it is very easy to do passively while watching Netflix, playing a different game, or when you're tied up with any other activity you can afford to interrupt every few minutes.

This exploit works based on the fact that chests respawn after you open them. The basic idea is to locate a chest in a relatively safe and enclosed area, open it, and wait for it to respawn. A good option for this exploit is to go to the landing zone by the Exodus Black and locate a narrow canyon. The canyon leads to a cave that contains some enemies and a teleporter.

Eradicate the enemies in the cave, open the chest, and wait about three minutes. The chest will respawn somewhere in the cave, and you can open it again. The enemies will not respawn, so it's safe to just sit back, wait, and open the chest as many times as you want. Turn in the planetary tokens you get from repeatedly opening the chest, and you'll get free gear.

Destiny 2 Content Unlocks

Walking around on your own feet can get incredibly tiresome, so you're probably wondering how to get your first Sparrow. And it can get pretty lonely out there in the wilderness, so where are the social spaces? If you're wondering how to unlock this kind of content in Destiny 2, we've got you covered.

ContentHow to Unlock it
Sparrow vehicleReach level 20 to start earning bright engrams. There is a chance that a free sparrow will drop when you turn in bright engrams. You can also purchase a sparrow from Amanda Holliday in the Tower after you beat the main campaign of the base game.
The Farm (Social Space)Complete the mission Homecoming near the beginning of the game.
The Tower (Social Space)Complete the main campaign of the base game.
The Lighthouse (Social Space)Purchase and install the Curse of Osiris DLC. Launch the game and open the Director. Select the black and yellow icon that looks like an eye to start a cutscene. Talk to Ikora at the Tower. Complete the first mission of the DLC campaign, and you will unlock Mercury and the Lighthouse social space.
The Crucible (PVP)Complete the third campaign mission, return to the Farm, and talk to Lord Shax. Level and gear doesn't matter in the Crucible, so you can jump right in.

Unlocking Speed Boosts in Destiny 2

Since Destiny 2 is an MMO-lite, there aren't any real cheats like speed boosts that you can use, at least not without the risk of getting banned. There are ways to get speed boosts in the social spaces though, and unlocking them involves some fun little mini games.

Speed Boost LocationHow to Unlock it
The Farm
  1. Get on top of the water weel and run on it until you see a message that says "Sentry Ranks x2."
  2. Head across the wires to the building where Lord Saladin is. If you see a message that says "Sentry Ranks x4," you're good.
  3. Go to the bonfire and start the "Scouting Patrol." This will give you a limited amount of time to run through a series of beams of light that shoot from the ground. If you fail, and you don't die, you can just go back to the bonfire to start again.
  4. If you get to all the beams in time, you'll receive a speed and jumping boost at the farm that resets if you leave.
The Tower
  1. Head up the slanted wall to the left of the Postmaster, and look for the catwalk to your left
  2. Pick up the object that says "Don't Pick Me Up" when you examine it. This will activate the Floor is Lava minigame
  3. Look for a beam of light to the south.
  4. Any ground, other than the catwalk, will kill you, so carefully make your way to the beam of light without touching the ground.
  5. If you reach the light without dying, you will unlock a speed boost. The boost will deactivate if you leave the area.

Destiny 2 Milestone Unlocks

Once you hit level 20 and start on the endgame, the best way to get powerful gear is to complete your weekly milestones.

You'll eventually unlock them just by playing the game, as long as you dabble a little in everything. But if you want to get started on that powerful gear as soon as possible, here's how to unlock all of the milestones in Destiny 2.

MilestoneHow to Unlock it
FlashpointComplete the main campaign of the base game, and return to the European Dead Zone. Completing the patrol mission there will unlock patrol missions on the other planets. Complete three patrols on any single planet and then talk to Cayde-6 at the Tower to unlock the Flashpoint Milestone. Then complete public events on the right planet to get your weekly loot.
NightfallComplete the main campaign of the base game and talk to Zavala. Complete two regular strikes, and talk to Zavala again. Get your power level up high enough, and complete a Nightfall Strike for weekly loot.
Crucible: Call to ArmsComplete the main campaign and talk to Shax to get a quest to do Crucible. Complete that milestone to receive a weekly Crucible milestone. Winning completes the milestone more quickly than losing.
LeviathanComplete the main campaign and get your power level high enough to challenge the Leviathan raid.
Clan XPJoin a clan, and most activities you complete will earn clan XP. Earn 5,000 total clan XP in one week to get your weekly loot.

How to Unlock Heroic Public Events

Grinding public events is an easy, if monotonous, way to get experience to level up or earn bright engrams. It's also a great way to get gear, but only if you can trigger heroic events. Each event has its own specific triggering method, so make sure to read up. Trigger the heroic event, complete it, and you might get some fantastic gear.

Public EventHow to Activate Heroic Event
Cabal ExcavationLook for a Cabal Mosquito ship to appear during the event. Destroy the ship, and then kill the boss that spawns.
Glimmer ExtractionLook for the generators that spawn as the drill location moves around. Focus on destroying three of these to activate the heroic event. If you can't find them, look for what other people are shooting at.
Injection RigLook for vents to open up on the massive injection rig. Shoot these vents to destroy them.
Servitor ResupplyKill the three Elite Servitors before they can bug out.
Spire IntegrationLocate capturable areas around the public event and stand in them.
Taken BlightEnter the small blights to gain a buff that allows you to damage the large blight. 
Weapons ExchangeDamage the spider tank to generate orbs. Pick up the orbs and put them into the shield generators.
Witches RitualKill the wizards, then destroy the shielded crystals before the boss can appear.
Vex Crossroads (Curse of Osiris)After using a man cannon to jump to the first tower, look for a crystal floating in the air. Shoot it to create a platform, and look for another crystal. Repeat this process until you find a red ring, which you need to stand in to trigger the heroic event.

How to Find Lost Sectors

Lost Sectors are like instanced mini-dungeons that you can repeat over and over again for a chance at loot. They're already marked on your map by the Lost Sector symbol, but we have some choice hints if you're having trouble finding them.

PlanetAreaLocation
European Dead ZoneTrostlandAtrium -  Look for stairs next to the Lost Sector symbol inside Devrim's church.
Terminus East - Look for a truck near the Atrium Lost Sector. Slide under a partially closed shutter that's next to the truck.
Widow's Walk - Continue down the road from the Terminus East Lost Sector and look for a building with a blue board over it. Enter the building and head to the right.
OutskirtsScavenger's Den - Head from Trostland toward the Outskirts. Look for a broken road past the big fountain, and go to the left of that. Then head to the right up a hill.
Whispered Falls - Look for the Lost Sector symbol at the bottom of a hill. You'll find a very small cave entrance behind the hill.
The Drain - Look under the broken road you went past on your way to the Scavenger's Den.
Winding CoveThe Weep - Look for a Lost Sector symbol just to the right of the spawn location. Jump up to the top of the hill. You'll find a hidden hole near a fallen tree.
Flooded Chasm - Look for a bridge in the Winding Cove, and then check under the bridge.
The SludgeShaft 13 - Go to the spawn point for this area and head to the right. Follow the wall to the right until you find a set of red doors. 
Hallowed Grove - Start at the spawn point for the area and head to the right past the entrance to Shaft 13. Keep following the wall to the right until you see the Lost Sector symbol. Go behind the rock the symbol is on and enter a cave.
Cavern of Souls - Look for a building on a hill in the middle of the area. Enter the door underneath the Lost Sector symbol.
Firebase HadesExcavation Site XII - From the Gulch, head toward Firebase Hades. Turn left when you reach the Firebase Hades area, head up a small hill, and keep an eye out for the Lost Sector symbol.
The Pit - Head to the main hangar of Firebase Hades. On the north side of the base, look for a corridor under the ramp. If you follow the corridor, you'll head underground and find the Lost Sector.
Pathfinder's Crash - Head into Firebase Hades from the direction of Winding Cove, while keeping to the right edge of the map. The Lost Sector is close to a Patrols banner.
Sunken IslesSkydock IV - Get to this Lost Sector from the carrier bay tunnel.
The Quarry - You'll find a gap in the rocks on the east side of the Sunken Isles area that leads into this Lost Sector.
TitanSiren's WatchMethane Flush - Head to the Siren's Watch spawn point, turn right, jump down, and move toward the building that has solar panels on top of it. Locate the stairs on the roof, head down them, and then drop down one more level.
The RigCargo Bay 3 - From the main Rig spawn point, head to the left and look for a red container. Go past the container into a hanger, drop down, and look for the Lost Sector symbol. Head into the doorway near the symbol, turn left, and go down the stairs.
DS Quarters-2 - From the main rig spawn point, head slightly to the right. You're looking for a flooded room, which you will heave to move through. At the end of that room, jump up and find the Lost Sector symbol. Look for a red door and head toward it to find some stairs, which you'll have to go down.
NessusArtifact's EdgeThe Orrery - Head to the north side of the area and look for the Lost Sector in the vicinity of a Hobgoblin.
The TangleAncient's Haunt - Look some red trees and then enter a narrow, rocky tunnel.
The CisternThe Conflux - Head to the west side of the area, where you'll find this Lost Sector underneath a big tree.
Glade of EchoesThe Carrion Pit - Go to the middle of the area and find a place that has a bunch of broken platforms. You'll find the Lost Sector hidden in among these platforms.
Exodus BlackThe Void - Head to the western edge and keep your eye out for a small opening.
IoLost OasisGrove of Ulan-Tan - Head to the northwest part of the area and look for a cave that leads to this Lost Sector.
The RuptureSanctum of Bones - Go to Asher Mir and take the north road. This will take you to the Lost Sector.
Aphix Conduit - Head to the southeast part of the area and look for a cavern. You'll run into a lot of Goblins if you're on the right track.
MercuryField of GlassPariah's Refuge - Head to the southeast end of Mercury. You'll find the entrance to this Lost Sector near a cliff, and you'll have to head down a long tunnel.