Destiny Cheats, Cheat Codes and Walkthroughs

Cheats and more for Destiny on Xbox and PlayStation

Bungie 

Destiny is a first person shooter (FPS) game with massively multiplayer online (MMO) and role-playing game (RPG) elements from Bungie, which is the same developer responsible for the legendary Halo and Marathon series. Destiny follows in that same tradition with an epic science fiction story, a captivating setting, and thousands upon thousands of aliens to shoot in the face.

Since Destiny throws you right into the heat of battle with players from around the world, we've assembled the best Destiny codes, cheats, tips, and everything else you'll need to throw back the enemies of humanity and save the solar system.

All of the following codes and unlocks work regardless of whether you're playing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, or Xbox One.

Destiny Codes

Destiny codes are released through a number of different sources, and they have to be redeemed on Bungie.net to take advantage of them. The process is pretty easy, but you will have to log into Bungie.net using your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account.

If you want to take advantage of any of the free Destiny codes that you'll find below, here's the process:

  1. Navigate to Bungie's code redemption site.
  2. Click on Sign In if you already have an account with Bungie, or Join Up if this is your first time.
    Note: If you've never used Bungie.net, you'll need to choose PlayStation Network if you're playing Destiny on PlayStation 4 or Xbox Live if you're playing on Xbox One.
  3. Enter the code you want to redeem, and click Enter.
  4. If you enter the code correctly, you will get a Code Verified message that provides specifics about whatever the code unlocked.
  1. Click Enter Another Code if you wish to redeem another code.

Destiny Grimoire Card Codes

Bungie is known for creating massively detailed universes for their games, and they always find unique ways to hide bits of lore and other information. In Destiny, one of the main sources of lore comes in the form of Grimoire Cards, which are collectible cards that are primarily unlocked by clearing content, meeting non-player characters (NPCs), eliminating enemies, and reaching other milestones.

Every Grimoire Card includes a snippet of lore that helps flesh out the universe of Destiny, but some of them also help increase your Grimoire Score. Although Grimoire Score doesn't have any real gameplay effects, having a high score helps show other players that you've been around the solar system a few times and know what you're doing.

In addition to cards that are unlocked by playing the game, there are also over a dozen cards that you can unlock with codes.

Grab these codes for yourself, and you can start off with a 240 free points in your Grimoire Score:

Destiny CodeGrimoire ScoreWhat Grimoire Card Does it Unlock?
YKA-RJG-MH930Collector's Card #1 - Class: Warlock
MVD-4N3-NKH30Collector's Card #2 - Class: Titan
3DA-P4X-F6A30Collector's Card #3 - Class: Hunter
TCN-HCD-TGY15Collector's Card #4 - Fallen: Riksis, Devil Archon
HDX-ALM-V4K20Collector's Card #5 - Destination: Old Russia, Earth
473-MXR-3X95Collector's Card #6 - Enemy: Hive
JMR-LFN-4A320Collector's Card #7 - Destination: The Ocean of Storms, Moon
HC3-H44-DKC0Collector's Card #8 - Exotic: Gjallarhorn
69P-KRM-JJA15Collector's Card #9 - Destination: The Tower
69P-VCH-3370Collector's Card #10 - Exotic: The Last Word
69R-CKD-X7L20Collector's Card #11 - Hive: Ogre
69R-DDD-FCP20Collector's Card #12 - Destination: Meridian Bay, Mars
69R-F99-AXG5Collector's Card #13 - Enemy: The Fallen
69R-VL7-J6A0Collector's Card #14 - Exotic: Red Death
69X-DJN-74V5Collector's Card #15 - Enemy: Cabal
6A7-7NP-3X75Collector's Card #16 - Destination: Ishtar Sink, Venus
6A9-DTG-YGN20Collector's Card #17 - Vex: Minotaur

Destiny Emblem Codes

Emblems are cosmetic items that you can use to dress up your profile. Although Emblems don't convey any stat buffs like actual gear, they are a great way to show people what you've accomplished in the game.

Most emblems are awarded from clearing content, achieving victories, or purchased with Glimmer or Motes of Light, but there are a few that you can grab for free right now.

Destiny CodeWhat Emblem Does it Unlock?
JDT-NLC-JKMAb Aeterno
FJ9-LAM-67FBinding Focus
JNX-DMH-XLAField of Light
A7L-FYC-44XFlames of Forgotten Truth
JD7-4CM-HJGIllusion of Light
7CP-94V-LFPLone Focus, Jagged Edge
X4C-FGX-MX3Note of Conquest
N3L-XN6-PXFThe Reflective Proof
7F9-767-F74Sign of the Finite
X9F-GMA-H6DThe Unimagined Plane

Destiny Shader Codes

Shaders are one of the best ways to customize your look in Destiny. Equipping a shader may totally change the color scheme and pattern of your armor, recolor specific parts, or leave the armor unchanged depending on the specific gear you have equipped.

Most shaders are earned by playing the game or purchased from vendors like Eva Levante, but there are a few that you can get from codes:

Destiny CodeWhat Shader Does it Unlock?
7MM-VPD-MHPDouble Banshee
RXC-9XJ-4MHOracle 99

Destiny Hidden Sub-Class Bonuses

Destiny sub-classes add new abilities and tweak the way classes are played, but there are also hidden stat bonuses that most people don't know about. If you're trying to min/max your stats, and care more about that than the specific abilities you have access to, here are the stat bonuses you get from sub-class attributes.

Sub-ClassAttributeStat Bonus
Bladedancer
(Hunter)
Better ControlRecovery +1
Fleet FootedAgility +1
Gunslinger
(Hunter)
Circle of LifeArmor +1
Over the HorizonRecovery +1
Defender
(Titan)
Increased ControlAgility +1
UntouchableArmor +1
Striker
(Titan)
HeadstrongAgility +1
UnstoppableArmor +1
Sunsinger
Warlock)
Angel of LightAgility +1
FlameshieldArmor +1
Voidwalker
(Warlock)
Angry MagicArmor +1
AnnihilateAgility +1

Destiny Weapon Unlocks

Most of the weapons in Destiny are obtained by grinding engrams, but there are a handful of exotic and legendary weapons that you can get a chance at, or straight up unlock, by completing very specific tasks. It might be easier to just grind for legendary engrams, but if you want a specific weapon these are the ones you can go after.

WeaponHow to Unlock It
Vex Mythoclast
(Exotic Fusion Rifle)
Defeat the final boss in the Vault of Glass on Hard mode.
Note: Drop is not guaranteed.
Murmur
(Legendary Fusion Rifle)

Complete the following missions:

  1. Fist of Crota (Level 20 mission at Cosmodrome)
  2. Siege of the Warmind (Level 25 mission at Rasputin's bunker)
  3. The Wakening (Level 26 mission at the Ocean of Storms)
Necrochasm
(Exotic Auto Rifle)
  1. Obtain a weapon called Husk of the Pit (Common Auto Rifle)
  2. Buy an Embalming Orb from Eris Morn.
    Note: Requires reputation level three and costs 10 Black Wax Idols.
  3. Unlock the cannibalism perk on the Husk of the Pit.
  4. Kill 500 Hive enemies with the Husk of the Pit.
    Note: This turns the Husk of the Pit into the Eidolon Ally (Legendary Auto Rifle)
  5. Defeat the raid boss of Crota's End on Hard to obtain a Crux of Crota.
  6. Use the Crux of Crota to unlock the burgeoning hunger perk on the Eidolon Ally.
  7. Kill additional Hive enemies to turn the Eidolon Ally into the Necrochasm.

Destiny 2 Exotic Weapon Bounties

Each time you turn in a completed bounty to the Bounty Trader, you have about a 2 percent chance of obtaining an exotic bounty. That's pretty rare, but it is a chance to get your hands on a specific exotic weapon. The road to earning each of these exotics is long and arduous, but at least you're guaranteed some nice loot at the end.

If you're lucky enough to nab an exotic weapon bounty, here are the steps you'll need to complete:

BountyExotic WeaponHow to Complete the Bounty
A Dubious TaskInvective
(Shotgun)
  1. Obtain a request from Ikora Rey.
  2. Complete five Strikes without dying.
  3. Obtain a second request from Ikora.
  4. Achieve a kill to death spread of +25 in the Crucible.
    Note: Both kills and assists are worth +1 and a death is worth -1, so get as many kills and assists as you can without dying.
  5. Obtain a third request from Ikora.
  6. Complete a weekly challenge mission and obtain a Clot of Darkness.
  7. Obtain Invective (Uncharged) from Ikora.
  8. Buy an Invective component from the Gunsmith.
  9. Obtain Invective (Charged) from Ikora.
A Light in the DarkThorn
(Hand Cannon)
  1. Complete The Summoning Pits Strike.
  2. Kill Hive enemies on the Moon to earn points.
    Note: 500 points required to proceed. Most kills give 2 points, but some give 20 or 50.
  3. Defeat opponents in the Crucible with Void damage to earn points.
    Note: 500 points required to proceed. Player earns 5 points per kill and loses 2 points per death.
  4. Obtain an Infusion of light from The Speaker.
  5. Obtain one Mote of Light.
  6. Talk to Ikora.
  7. Enter the level 26 version of The Summoning Pits Strike and kill Xyor, the Unwed.
    Important: Leave Phogoth alive until Xyor spawns.
  8. Obtain Thorn from The Speaker.
A Voice in the WildernessSuper Good Advice
(Machine Gun)
  1. Obtain A Mournful Gun or A Recalcitrant Gun on Mars by opening up loot caches.
  2. Purchase an ammunition module from Xur.
  3. Obtain A Pleased Machine Gun from the Gunsmith.
  4. Kill enemies using a machine gun to earn points.
    Note: 500 points required to proceed. Player gets 1 point for kills and 3 points for headshots and spree kills. Player loses 5 points for kills with a rocket launcher. 
  5. Return to the Gunsmith to obtain Super Good Advice.
An Unknown PatronFate of All Fools
(Scout Rifle)
  1. Obtain an invitation by winning five matches in the Crucible.
  2. Take the invitation to the Bounty Tracker.
  3. Participate in the Crucible to complete The First Test.
  4. Return to the Bounty Tracker.
  5. Compete in the Trials of Osiris.
    Note: Player must win 10 times without losing more than twice, or win a total of 25 times regardless of losses to proceed.
  6. Return to the Bounty Tracker.
  7. Use a scout rifle to get kills, headshots, and killing sprees in the Crucible.
  8. Obtain Fate of All Fools from the Bounty Tracker.
Shattered Memory FragmentPocket Infinity
(Fusion Rifle)
  1. Obtain a Damaged Ghost from the Shattered Coast on Venus.
  2. Kill a Gate Lord in a Heroic story mission.
  3. Obtain Fusion Rifle Schematics from the Speaker.
  4. Obtain a Depleted Exotic Weapon core from the Gunsmith.
  5. Dismantle fusion rifles.
    Note: Fusion rifles must be rare or higher quality. Rare fusion rifles are sometimes available for purchase directly from the Gunsmith.
  6. Obtain the Unstable Prototype Fusion Rifle frame from the Gunsmith.
  7. Use any fusion rifle to kill 200 enemies in a single weekly Nightfall Strike.
  8. Obtain Pocket Infinity from the Gunsmith.
Toland's LegacyBad Juju
(Pulse Rifle)
  1. Complete a weekly Heroic or Nightfall Strike to obtain Toland's Journal (Fragmented).
  2. Talk to Ikora Rey.
  3. Complete 25 additional Strikes.
  4. Return to Ikora.
  5. Talk to the Gunsmith to get a Black Market Coupon.
  6. Locate Xur, and obtain the Darkness-infused Weapon Frame.
  7. Return to the Gunsmith to get the Darkness-infused Pulse Rifle.
    Note: Requires one Strange Coin.
  8. Earn 10,000 points in the crucible.
    Note: Killing or assisting to kill a Titan or Hunter is worth 25 points, and Warlocks are worth 75 points.
  9. Obtain Bad Juju from the Gunsmith.