Each Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge shows off some of the most interesting new content in Forsaken. They’re found in the the Dreaming City. As usual, it’s home to all sorts of secrets and wonder. It’s full of a things to discover, more loot to earn, and of course, a horrible case of Taken corruption.
And it’s that time again… Each week, the Dreaming City hosts a one Ascendant Challenge out of six. Completing one will earn you Powerful Gear. and potentially exclusive Dreaming City cosmetics. You’ll want to enter the Ascendant Realm each week to make sure you get these potent rewards. Just make sure to find and speak with Petra Venj, first. She has the weekly Ascendant Challenge bounty you need for the better loot.
Before You Start…
Before you can access any Ascendant Challenge, you need to drink a Tincture of Queensfoil. These items are rewarded randomly for a variety of activities in the Dreaming City: like completing public events, bounties, opening chests, and participating in the Blind Well.
Speaking of bounties, be sure to check where Petra Venj is this week. The weekly rewards from the challenges themselves are pretty paltry. You need to get the weekly “complete an Ascendant Challenge” bounty from Petra to get the good stuff.
Anyway, drinking a Tincture will make you Ascendant for a short time and provide access to secrets hidden throughout the city—most notably portals that transport you to the Ascendant realm, where the challenges are held.
It’s easy to tell when you’re close to a portal. A message will pop up on the bottom-left of the screen, notifying you that “the seam between realities grows weaker.” This is how you know you’re in the right location.
There are six Ascendant Challenges in total. Although only one is available at a time. They’re on a weekly rotation and, on the Tuesday of every seventh week, the challenges start over from the beginning.
This was the final Ascendant Challenge introduced to Destiny 2. Thankfully, it’s also one of the most fun. You can find it in the Chamber of Starlight Lost Sector in Rheasilvia. The portal is directly above and behind the Lost Sector chest at the end of the area.
After you spawn into the Ascendant plane Toland (the floating spark of light in the darkness) will beckon you as usual — but a bunch of big knights will spawn, too. Don’t fight, just run. This challenge is actually a race against the knights who will constantly hound you as you try to run through the area, while avoiding enemies and boop-walls.
Just keep following the linear path. Avoid obstacles and enemies until you come to one last jumping puzzle. Traverse the rotating platforms to reach final boss arena. It’s a small platform where a boss knight and a bunch of adds will spawn. Focus down the knight to finish the challenge and earn your loot.
And that’s all for this week! Check back next week for our guide to the newest challenge. In the meantime, you can read our Destiny 2: Forsaken review for more thoughts on the expansion. Take care!