Destiny 2 The Invitation Quest Walkthrough – Benedict 99-40 Imperial Summons Quest

Emperor Calus has returned! He’s now able to speak to itinerant Guardians in the Tower, through his faithful servant Benedict 99-40. Find him and he’ll offer The Invitation — the Destiny 2 Season of Opulence main quest. Our guide will walk you through the entire quest line including the tasks, rewards, and next steps. Let’s take a look!

Just remember, after completing this quest, all of your characters will be rewarded with 690 Power Level gear! No more need to grind every class out one by one. You will need to take each of them through the story content, though, if you haven’t already.

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Spoilers for the Destiny 2 Invitation Quest follow! You’ve been warned!

1. The Invitation – Find Benedict 99-40 on the Tower

Ghost is reporting a malfunctioning maintenance bot, but we very well know that isn’t quite the case. Speak to Benedict, who is now in the undercroft near the Drifter. Calus will speak through him directly, inviting you to receive a gift he’s left on Nessus.

Emperor Calus has invited you to Nessus, but you think it wise to drop in with Ikora before you go.

2. The Invitation – Speak to Ikora, Locate the Barge on Nessus

Time to update Ikora on the happenings. After speaking to her, you’ll head to Nessus to receive Calus’ gift: a barge located on Nessus.

Ikora’s intelligence indicates that a Cabal barge has just landed on the surface of Nessus. That lines up with Calus’s promise that he sent a “gift” to Nessus for you. Locate the barge on Nessus.

3. Cracked Chalice – Defeat Cabal on Nessus

After going to Nessus and locating the barge, you’ll be faced with a Cabal onslaught. Defeat them to gather 10 Chalice of Opulence fragments.

Calus, via Werner 99-40, has given you a Chalice of Opulence, an artifact that he promises will bring you great power if it is restored. Defeat Cabal on Nessus to collect lost Chalice fragments.

4. Mended Chalice – Defeat Vex on Nessus

We’ve got the fragments, but the Chalice of Opulence is still broken. Kill 25 Vex on Nessus with melee damage, but be careful! Dying resets your progress.

Prepare an adhesive to rebind the Chalice fragments. Defeat Vex on Nessus with melee damage without dying.

5. The Invitation – Complete the Conflux Lost Sector on Nessus

We need some Imperials: the Cabal currency in Destiny 2. Right now, you’ll get what you need by completing the Conflux Lost Sector. The Conflux is in the Cistern, so spawn there then head north. When you pass the Vex milk waterfall, drop down next to a red tree, turn around, and you should find the entrance in the Vex architecture. Beat the Lost Sector boss and open the chest to get the Imperials.

As you finish the adhesive, you receive a transmission from Werner 99-40. Recover Imperials, a currency of the Cabal Empire, from Red Legion deserters in the Conflux Lost Sector on Nessus.

6. The Invitation – Upgrade the Chalice

Use the Imperials you recovered to upgrade the Chalice! Just check your inventory.

Upgrade the Chalice by fusing it with the Imperials you recovered.

7. The Invitation – Complete the Werner 99-40 Bounty

Another bot, Werner 99-40 reaches out to you and Ghost with a bounty to complete. The Glorious Harvest bounty requires you to generate Orbs of Light, gain experience, and complete a challenge. The easiest way to do all three is to equip a weapon that generates Orbs on multikills and head to a Flashpoint, though for the purpose of the bounty a challenge is any activity that rewards Powerful Gear (also known as a Milestone).

After this, you have to follow an Imperial Treasure Map. X marks the spot on your map if you track the map in your pursuits. Head to the Well of Flames, the cylindrical tower in the south-west area of the Cistern. Climb around the outside of the structure, head inside, and jump down into the deep pit. Look around and you should see a warp pad, and across from that a glow just behind some rocks. Head over there and open the chest to find a rune.

Ghost receives another transmission from Werner 99-40—this time with a bounty note attached. Complete the bounty from Werner 99-40.

8. The Invitation – Slot the Rune into the Chalice

This is an easy one! Just go into your menu and slot the rune into the Chalice. Done and done!

Slot the rune you found in the treasure chest into the Chalice.

9. The Invitation – Return to Werner 99-40

Werner 99-40 wishes to see you again. Return to the Imperial Barge on Nessus.

Return to Werner 99-40 on the Imperial Barge on Nessus.

10. The Invitation – Complete the Menagerie

Here you gain access to the new PVE Destiny 2 mode, the Menagerie! Complete a run on the Leviathan (you have to be at least 690 PL, though we’d recommend you try to be higher) and loot the chest at the end of the activity. Simple!

Calus has invited you to enter his Menagerie on the Leviathan. There, he promises you’ll be able to unleash the true potential of your Chalice of Opulence. Board the Leviathan and experience the Menagerie. You must loot the final chest at the end of the activity in order to progress this quest.

11. The Invitation – Claim the Menagerie Triumph

Head to your Triumph tab and claim, well, the Triumph you just unlocked.

Claim your reward from the Menagerie Triumph.

12. The Invitation – Upgrade the Chalice

This is yet another easy one — just upgrade the Chalice of Opulence.

Purchase an upgrade on the Chalice.

13. The Invitation – Return to Werner 99-40

Back to Nessus again! Return to Werner 99-40 and open one of the chests on the barge in exchange for 5,000 glimmer to claim the final reward in this leg of Season of Opulence.

Return to Werner 99-40 on the Imperial Barge on Nessus and open the chest that awaits you.

If you’re looking for coverage of the latest Destiny content, check out the Shadowkeep expansion leak or take a peek at this season’s pinnacle weapons!

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