A complete guide for Destiny 2: Warmind DLC.
The new DLC pack for Destiny 2 is here and it’s called Warmind. As you would expect, the new DLC brings with it some new content including lots of new weapons and armor to collect, an all new strike to go on, and more. There are also a ton of collectibles out there on Mars for you to find and it’s not going to be easy, so this guide is here to help you out.
If you’re ready, then let’s get started!
OVERRIDE FREQUENCY GUIDE
Once you’re done with the main campaign, there are tons of things to collect but some of these will require you to have the correct Override Frequency. Once you finish your main story mission, you’ll start coming across an item called Resonance Stem and once you have four of these, they can be be combined into an Override Frequency. You can get a number of versions and each of them are unique. You’ll get a description with each of these and while it may seem like gibberish, it’s actually a clue to the location. Just pay attention to the words that are not fully in capital letters and you’ll be led to a location with a node that essentially works like a treasure chest. If you’re at the right location, then you’ll be able to see the “Collect Loot” prompt and you’ll also hear music coming from the node. Once you collect 15 of these, you’ll be able to get the Sleeper Stimulant which is an exotic rifle.
EXOTIC ARMOR AND WEAPONS
There are quite a few Exotic items that the new expansion has brought and this section will show you a list of all the various items you can obtain from this expansion.
Listed below are all of the Exotic Armor.
You can find below the list of all the Exotic weapons you can find in the game. Apart from the list provided below, there are also weapons such as the Sleeper Stimulant which you can find out how to unlock in a separate section.
HOW TO GEAR AND LEVEL UP TO 385
One of the most important aspects of this game is the grind which means that you’ll have to put a lot of time into it until you’re able to reach the level cap and have the best gear…that is, until the next expansion. To get to level 380, first git your character to level 340 and then just keep doing milestones and raids. Keep running the normal Leviathan raid lair and the Prestige leviathan raid. Eventually, you’ll be able to reach the level you watch. You can check the video below for more information of how to get to level 380 and get the best gear in Warmind.
WARSAT DOWN PUBLIC EVENT GUIDE
Warmind comes with its own public event and there is a Heroic version of this as well. If you’re able to successfully complete the Heroic version of the event, then you’ll get better rewards. The event is available on Mars and you will need to first defend the Warsat from hordes of enemies. Stay near the Warsat and take out enemies as data is transferred. However, don’t let the data get transferred too fast if you want to get the Heroic completion of the event. To get the Heroic completion, you will first need to kill 2 wizards which will then result in a Shrieker being spawned. You will have to kill 3 of these Shriekers before the data transfer is over. If you follow all of these steps correctly, then a Ogre will spawn and you will have to defeat it. Keep in mind that you will need to have a party of level 340+ or you will not be able to beat this boss. Once you have beaten the boss, you will have successfully completed the Heroic version of the event and you’ll be able to gain some great rewards.
HOW TO GET THE SLEEPER STIMULANT
One of the questions many fans have had with regards to the new DLC expansions is how exactly to get the Sleeper Stimulant. If you’ve been wondering the same, then look no further! Keep in mind however that it’s a long and arduous journey to get this weapon.
Once you’re done with Warmind’s main campaign, talk to Ana Bray and you’ll receive the quest to get the Sleeper Stimulant. You will first have to complete a couple of tasks for her and then you’ll receive the IKELOS hand cannon. Equip the weapon, and get ready to do a whole bunch of stuff with it equipped. For the first stage, Violent Intel, you’ll have to get headshots against Cabal. A good spot for this task is the northern landing zone in Hellas Basin because it’s nearby the spawn point for both kinds of enemies. Now, just get firing away and try and get as many headshots as possible. Just keep in mind that you will need a LOT (about 600!).
The next stage is Rasputin’s Culling and you’ll have to kill more enemies. You can either go for the Exodus Siege Adventure on Nessus or do a Leviathan raid to get this done as quickly as possible.
For the next part, you’ll have to complete five Heroic Strikes. These will require you to be at least at a power level of 350 as it’s going to be much harder otherwise. This can be quite a challenge, so make sure you’re ready for it.
The next part is about gaining access to sleeper nodes which are hidden around Mars (we have a separate section for the locations of all of them). You will need a specific Override Frequency for each of the nodes and each Override Frequency is made from four Resonance Stems. Next, you’ll have to successfully finish three rounds of the Escalation Protocol mode. This starts only at level 370, so the biggest challenge here is simply grinding your way to the required level.
For the final stage, you’ll have to finish the quest called ‘Perfect Form’ which requires you to finish the level 360 Strike called ‘Will of the Thousands’. That’s it! Once you’ve done all of this (with the IKELOS hand cannon equipped), you will receive the Sleeper Stimulant.
ALL DATA FRAGMENT LOCATIONS
There are 45 data fragments to collect in the game and this can be done simply by shooting the correct element according to the corresponding color. You can see below which elements correspond to which color.
For the precise locations of each of the data fragments, you watch the video below. Additionally, the video will also show you how to get the Exotic Sword and Sparrow.
ALL REGION CHEST LOCATIONS
The are a total of 6 region chests to find on Mars. The locations of these chests are marked on your map, so you just need to go ahead and collect them. Three of the chests are in the Glacial Drift region while three others are in the Braytech Futurescape Region.
SLEEPER NODE LOCATIONS
There are over 40 sleeper nodes in total and these can only be unlocked if you have the specific Override Frequency. As such, you will first need to get the Override Frequency which tells you the location without which the location of a sleeper node would be useless. You can get an Override Frequency by combining four Resonance Stems. To find the sleeper node, you will have to see the name of an Override Frequency. The last 3 words of the Override Frequency give you a clue as to the location of the specific node. Using this, you will then quickly be able to find the node you need to find. When you get close to the node corresponding to an Override Frequency, some kind of music will play which will let you know that this is the corresponding sleeper node.
You can check the video below which contains locations of every sleeper node. You can just check the Override Frequency you have and check for the last three words which are listed in the video’s description to find the corresponding sleeper node.
HOW TO GET DARCI CATALYST
For a select number of Exotic weapons, you can unlock extra abilities by equipping Crystals. There are specific Crystals for each weapon and a specific task will have to be completed to make the weapon a Masterworks weapon. To find out how you can obtain a required crystal, just hover over the slot for the crystal in the weapon’s menu. For the DARCI rifle, you will have to kill any enemy in PvE and they may drop the crystal. Once you have it, equip it and then kill enemies in either PvE or PvP with precision slots. After getting enough precision skill, the weapon will become a Masterworks weapon and the DARCI rifle will now gain improved stability.
ARMORY CODES GUIDE
There are a number of armory codes to get in the game and you can randomly stumble across these codes. However, there is porbably a higher chance to find these during quests or public events so make sure you do these. The Heroic Version of the Warsat Down Public event is guaranteed to give you an armory code almost every time so make sure you try and do this as many times as possible.
Once you have the armory code, you will have to find the armory stashes which will reward you with a Mars token every time along with some other randomized goods, even some rare items.