Divinity is a new Exotic trace rifle in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep to get it, you must complete the Divine Fragmentation quest that begins with “What’s This…” It’s the new weapon associated with the latest raid — as Destiny raids tend to have. It seems like it will also require you to complete some interesting puzzles. That being said, you can complete a large chunk of the Divine Fragmentation quest completely solo! Let’s take a look at how in our Destiny 2 Divinity Exotic weapon guide.
NOTE: We’ve just started up the latest Destiny 2 expansion ourselves and our rushing to get through it as quickly as possible. For now, though, that means we don’t have all the information we would like. We’ll continue updating this guide (and all our other Destiny coverage) as we uncover more steps. After which we will remove this disclaimer and leave you with the finished product. Until then, enjoy!
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Step 1: Kill Vex on the Moon
If you remember the Legend of Acrius quest alongside the Leviathan Raid, you’re prepared for what will be the quest to get Divinity. While fighting on the Moon, there’s a chance a Vex Minotaur will drop a Vex core.
Other folks have said that returning to the Lunar Battlegrounds and turning left (instead of right to get the Captive Cord), then killing the enemies that spawn there will trigger the quest. To reach the Lunar Battlegrounds, you need to first enter Sorrow’s Harbor on the Moon. The entrance to the Lunar Battlegrounds is a bridge on the far southeastern corn of that zone.
Follow the bridge, go through a quick tunnel, and you’ll find yourself in an open valley. This is where you want to turn left — following the only path forward into a large, Vex-y cavenrn. Going right will take you to the starting point of Shadowkeep and allow you to collect a Captive Cord.
Step 2: What’s This… What’s This – Analyze Vex Cores
Time to figure out what this Vex Core is. To do that we’ll need to analyze three Vex Cores. You can find them on the Vex infested Nessus. There are three in total: in The Orrery, The Conflux, and Ancient’s Haunt. Each of these three Lost Sectors now contain new, special rooms that weren’t there before. The Vex Cores are inside. Now here are some directions for each Lost Sector:
The Orrery: This secret room is in the final room of the Lost Sector. Climb up the ledges on the left-hand side of the chamber. There should be a little alcove on the top floor, made from Vex technology, with light pouring out. The core is inside.
The Conflux: This Vex core is also inside the main room of its Lost Sector. Although it’s on the right-hand side, in an alcove you have to jump up to reach. It’s the only available spot to jump up and into, though.
Ancient’s Haunt: This core isn’t in the main room, but is visible without even entering its alcove. Just keep looking to your left as you progress through the Lost Sector. You should see it to your side shortly before you would normally reach the main chamber.
You must scan these three cores, fight a handful of Vex, and then interact with the core again. Doing so will award 33 percent completion towards your goal apiece.
“We found this on the corpse of that Vex Minotaur on the Moon. It’s a core of some kind. Definitely Vex made… but I can’t verify exactly what, when, where… or why. We could find the information we need by tapping into a Vex construct, but there are none on the Moon…” —Ghost
Step 3: Defragmentation – Repair Decryption Core
We need Sol Divisive parts — 120 of them to repair the Decryption Core. These are the Vex that appear on the Moon and in the Garden of Salvation raid (the ones covered in moss and vines from the Black Garden). You can stand right outside the raid and kill them, or watch for Vex Invasions and take them out there. The Vex Offensive also works if you have it unlocked.
“I had to dig deep into encrypted Vex data to find anything regarding the core. I didn’t find much—only that it’s designed for decryption of something and that its origin lies with the Sol Divisive Vex. I couldn’t learn anything further. It’s broken and its data is largely corrupted. We might be able to repair it if we had access to Sol Divisive parts.” —Ghost
Step 4: Core of Nightmares – Empower the Core
We need to empower the core. Head to the Sanctuary, where Eris Morn hangs out on the Moon, and use her Lectern to buy a special item.
“The Decryption Core is mended, but remains inactive. I was able to mine it for further data, and there are segments of data in a language I’m unable to decipher. Let me see if I can define its resonant energy pattern—wait, what? That’s the same energy that pulsates from the Nightmare Essences. The energy signature is weak, but we should have the means to empower it.” —Ghost
Step 5: Key to Divinity – Complete the Garden of Salvation Raid
Now things get tricky… This step is tied to the secret room at the start of the Garden of Salvation raid. You need to take the empowered core there and enter it to activate a series of platforms. These allow you to get back up and continue through the raid.
New secret pathways will open up, and there is a puzzle to solve. The Destiny community has several different guides to this long and arduous step. We suggest searching out one of their explanations (like this one). We haven’t beaten the raid yet, ourselves… But we’ll make sure to update this guide with our own text walkthrough once we do! On that note: you must beat the Garden of Salvation to get the Exotic. If that doesn’t sound up your alley, don’t bother for now.
“I’ve fully analyzed the Decryption Core now that we’ve empowered it. There’s a ton more data in here—but again, I don’t understand most of its language. I was able to extract some key information, sporadic words here and there. ‘Garden… Defenses… Guardians…’ I haven’t made complete sense of it yet, but there’s only one Garden I know of associated with the Sol Divisive.” —Ghost
Looking for more Destiny 2 information? We have guides with all of the available information on the all-new Season Pass coming alongside Shadowkeep. We also have all of the season exclusive mods that the Gate Lord’s Eye has. It includes a lot of mods which improve the power of your grenades, heavy ammo generation, and more