This week in Destiny 2, Guardians are donating heaps and heaps of Polarized Fractaline to the Empyrean Restoration effort. In other words, we’re gathering a resource and spending it to get stuff. But this latest event in the Season of the Dawn is a little different from most Destiny quests, in that it’s a collective effort — we’re all chipping in to accomplish some greater goal.
For the full details, check out our Empyrean Restoration guide. But what I want to point out here is an unexpected side benefit of the whole endeavor. See, donating your Fractaline doesn’t get you loot or anything like that. It does, however, progress your Timelost Weapon Bounties. These bounties, available through the obelisks we’ve been powering up throughout the season, grant a variety of different weapons, including some extremely unique ones like the Martyr’s Retribution grenade launcher.
The bounties themselves aren’t usually too difficult, though they can be irritating. But you’ll probably never complete another one the old-fashioned way, because donating just 400 Fractaline will instantly complete a Timelost bounty. That’s great news for anyone looking to get that godroll Perfect Paradox, but it gets better.
Timelost bounties don’t just reward you with weapons, they also reward XP — a not inconsiderable amount of it, in fact. That means that Empyrean Restoration actually provides an indirect means of power leveling your season pass. Load up on bounties, donate 400 Fractaline, and cash them all in to get a pile of rewards and XP. This will be especially useful for those players looking to finish off their Season Pass as well as those aiming for the Triumph that requires leveling beyond 100. Plus, you get an Eververse Engram every five levels after the pass ends.
You might want to spend your Fractaline upgrading the Obelisks on other planets first, since that means you’ll get more Fractaline in later weeks. But if you’re looking to get a lot of XP quick, this is an even better way to do that than Eva Levante’s double XP bounties earlier this season.