Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Steps: How to Complete the Seasonal Quest

'Tis the season.

With Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen, the doors to the Throne World are finally open. Savatun introduces herself in the latest expansion with new gear, weapons, strikes, and many other activities to look forward to. Navigating this new era can be overwhelming, but don’t fret — we’re here to help. This guide explains the Destiny 2 Witch Queen Operation Elbrus seasonal quest, how to start it, and the steps for each week.

In case you’re in need of more help, we have guides covering the brand new mods, how to unlock void grenades and your first Glaive, season pass rewards, where to find The Enclave in Mars, all triumphs for Season of the Risen title, how to solve the rune puzzle, walkthroughs for The Investigation, Rising Tensions, and Queens and Worms quests, how to get the Le Monarque, Grand Overture, Outbreak Perfected, and Osteo Striga catalysts, and all current bugs and issues.

Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Quest Steps

In order to start the Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus quest, you first need to complete a series of missions:

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After you complete Rising Tensions, Operation Elbrus becomes available right afterwards. This marks the start of the Season of the Risen seasonal quest, as well as unlocking Intel, which is the seasonal currency.

Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Week 1 Steps

You can find the Operation Elbrus week 1 quest steps below:

  • Step 1: Psychogenic Intel collected (500.)
  • Step 2: Runic chest decoded (obtain during the PsiOps Battleground activity)
  • Step 3: Claim the Week 1 Seasonal Challenge “Psychogenic Recorder” to earn insight. This can be done via the Season or Quests tab. Just open the Challenges screen and redeem it.
  • Step 4: Upgrade the War Table at the H.E.L.M. space.
  • Step 5: Check the War Table for an incoming transmission.
  • Step 6: Debrief with Saladin at the War Table in the H.E.L.M. space.
  • Step 7: The Hive Lieutenant has been secured. Saladin will contact you when the Psion has discovered the information it hides.

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All in all, the first seven steps of the Destiny 2 Witch Queen Operation Elbrus quest are fairly straightforward, serving as an introduction of several aspects of the expansion. For starters, we’re introduced to the plotline of Season of the Risen, with a showcase of the involvement with the Cabal. Then, we’re introduced to the new currency called Psychogenic Intel, which becomes an essential resource from the get-go.

Moreover, the quest also gives you the chance to take part in the PsiOps Battleground activity. The runs on this playlist can take quite a bit of time, requiring for you to defeat specific enemies to obtain weapons that can hurt mini bosses guarding almost every area right until the final boss. It requires a minimum Power level of 1500, but don’t worry — if you’re not close to that, you’re automatically put into 1480 Power level once you join the session. Of course, your gear may not be the best suited for the task at hand, but with the right teammates on your side, it shouldn’t be too complicated.

Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Week 2 Steps

You can find the Operation Elbrus week 2 quest steps below:

  • Step 8: Hear Saladin’s briefing at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 9: Complete PsiOps Battleground: Cosmodrome.
  • Step 10: Visit the Psisorium, which is on the southern corner of the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 11: Gather Psychogenic Intel (500.)
  • Step 12: Complete a PsiOps Battleground activity and decode the Runic Chest at the end using Intel.
  • Step 13: Debrief with Saladin at the War Table in the H.E.L.M. space.
  • Step 14: The Hive Lieutenant has been secured. Saladin will contact you when the Psion has discovered the information it hides.

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That is all for the second week!

Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Week 3 Steps

You can find the Operation Elbrus week 3 quest steps below:

  • Step 15: Hear Saladin’s briefing at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 16: Complete the PsiOps Battleground activity and eliminate a Lighthoarder.
  • Step 17Psychogenic Intel collected (500.)
  • Step 18: Runic chest decoded (obtain during the PsiOps Battleground activity)
  • Step 19: Debrief with Saladin at the War Table in the H.E.L.M. space.
  • Step 20: Saladin will contact you when the Psion has discovered the information it hides.

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That is all for the third week!

Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus Week 4 Steps

You can find the Operation Elbrus week 4 quest steps below:

  • Step 21: Hear Saladin’s briefing at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 22: Complete the PsiOps Battleground: Moon activity.
  • Step 23: Meet with Saladin in the Psisorium.
  • Step 24Psychogenic Intel collected (500.)
  • Step 25: Runic chest decoded (obtain during the PsiOps Battleground activity)
  • Step 26: Meet with Empress Caiatl in the Tower’s Hangar.
  • Step 27: Hear Saladin’s message at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.
  • Step 28: Debrief with Zavala at the War Table in the H.E.L.M.

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That is all for the fourth and final week of Operation Elbrus! It’s a much shorter questline in comparison to past seasonal quests, but you can continue playing PsiOps Battleground activities as always.

The rewards for completing the Destiny 2 Operation Elbrus quest are the Psionic Operator Triumph and a Sweet Sorrow with Deepsight Resonance.