Destiny 2‘s Season of the Haunted sends gamers again to the Leviathan, an enormous Cabal ship that is the house of exiled Emperor Calus and the previous location of Future 2 vanilla’s Leviathan raid. The Leviathan is the house to the brand new seasonal exercise, Nightmare Containment, which duties gamers with utilizing a particular gadget to seize the evil Nightmare creatures we first noticed launched within the Shadowkeep enlargement. Containment has numerous shifting items and necessities you will want to know to maximise your time with the exercise and earn one of the best rewards you’ll be able to.
First, it is price noting that Nightmare Containment is a Public Occasion much like the Altars of Sorrow occasion on the Moon. The occasion may be triggered within the Derelict Leviathan’s patrol zones, and options a number of tiers you will want to finish to get your rewards–just just like the Altars. There are additionally new currencies you will wish to earn all through the course of finishing the exercise so you’ll be able to maximize your weapon and armor positive factors. This is all the pieces you might want to find out about Nightmare Containment within the Season of the Haunted.
Methods to launch Nightmare Containment
The very first thing about Nightmare Containment that is prone to journey you up is the choice to both launch to a Derelict Leviathan location, just like the Castellum, or to leap into Containment immediately. From the Moon Director display, you’ll find the Derelict Leviathan node on the left facet, which comprises these two choices. The reality, nevertheless, is that each can get you to Containment, and it does not actually matter which you select.
The 2 Derelict Leviathan choices seem to be they’re geared towards ensuring there are sufficient gamers hanging round which you could full Nightmare Containment actions everytime you need. The exercise, nevertheless, is a Public Occasion, so you’ll be able to take part everytime you need once you’re hanging across the Derelict Leviathan patrol zone. If you wish to discover the Leviathan whereas possibly sometimes collaborating in Nightmare Containment actions, select the Castellum choice. In case you intend to tackle Containment actions particularly, select the Containment choice. It is price noting, nevertheless, that neither choice locks you into a selected exercise; you’ll be able to nonetheless wander away and discover for those who select Containment, and you may nonetheless play public occasions for those who select Castellum. The 2 loading choices appear particularly geared at getting gamers into the Nightmare Containment exercise as shortly as doable, if that is what they’re on the lookout for.
Collect Vestiges of Dread
Just like the Season of the Risen’s Psychogenic Intel, the Season of the Haunted has its personal particular forex, known as Vestiges of Dread. These drop from quite a lot of places–you can get them from enemies you kill everywhere in the Photo voltaic System and any accomplished exercise, and they’re particularly prevalent within the Derelict Leviathan, the place you’ll be able to earn them from finishing Containment public occasions and patrols. You at all times wish to have as many Vestiges of Dread as you will get, as a result of like Psychogenic Intel, they’re key to redeeming rewards in the course of the seasonal occasion and get you the utmost variety of weapons and armor with every spherical.
Usually, you wish to fill up 500 Vestiges of Dread earlier than you tackle a Nightmare Containment exercise (though it is price noting that you’re going to earn a number of Vestiges throughout Containment, additionally). You want 500 Vestiges to activate the Nightmare Harvester on the finish of Tier 3 of Nightmare Containment, which is able to get you seasonal rewards on the finish of the general public occasion. So keep watch over what number of Vestiges you are carrying and how briskly you are incomes them, and ensure to finish numerous occasions to maintain your rely up so you’ll be able to redeem them on the finish of Nightmare Containment.
Triggering Nightmare Containment
While you’re within the Castellum, an icon will seem in your display indicating the place the subsequent Containment exercise will happen. Head to the icon and work together with it in an effort to plant the Nightmare Harvester, a glowing pink scepter that triggers the occasion. The thought right here is that you simply’re drawing highly effective Nightmare enemies to you in an effort to kill them and bind them to the Harvester, eradicating them from the Leviathan and disrupting Calus’s plans.
Nightmare Containment is separated into three tiers, and you may want to finish all three in an effort to earn rewards for the occasion. Additionally they slowly get tougher over time, with the third tier culminating in an enormous boss struggle. There are three whole Nightmare Containment bosses, and it appears probably they rotate each week, as we have seen with seasonal occasions in previous seasons.
Tier 1 and Tier 2: Collect Shards of Dread
Your first aim in Nightmare Containment is to filter a ton of enemies in an effort to energy up the Nightmare Harvester. You are trying to collect “Shards of Dread,” a forex you get from killing enemies throughout Containment. You get roughly one shard per enemy killed, so the concept is to mow down as many waves as doable, as shortly as doable. The icon on the left facet of your display signifies what number of shards you might want to full the primary wave of the battle.
Sprinkled all through this primary wave are more durable Nightmare enemies known as Dread Bearers. These are Elite enemies with yellow well being bars, and so they’re robust to carry down by yourself. Often you will discover these enemies flanked by different Nightmares, and killing one will get you a ball of orange Unstable Essence, with provides you a quick harm increase in opposition to Nightmares–so its’ a good suggestion to kill the smaller Nightmares earlier than taking up the Dread Bearers.
While you kill a Dread Bearer, it will drop an orb known as a Core of Dread. Decide that up and take it again to the Nightmare Harvester scepter and you may dunk it for a small pile of shards, normally a batch of 5 or 10 at a time. The upshot of dunking the Core of Dread is not the shards, although; the cores causes a reaper scythe Relic weapon to spawn on the Harvester. That scythe is a strong, if short-term, weapon to make use of in opposition to the waves of enemies. It fires blasts of fireside with its regular assault in the identical means that caster swords do, and you should use its highly effective assault to ship out waves of flame that may kill a number of enemies directly. Word, nevertheless, that once you spawn the reaper scythe, you will additionally must cope with a Champion enemy that can seem close to the Nightmare Harvester.
After finishing a wave to get Shards of Dread, you will face a unique risk, during which you will must kill 4 Eregore Atavists. These are particular Psion enemies that seem inside bubble forcefields, which you would possibly bear in mind from actions just like the Leviathan raid. Nevertheless, the Atavists are initially hidden, so in an effort to reveal them, you will must kill 4 different sniper Psion enemies, known as Atavist Illusionists. These are marked in your display with icons to make them simpler to search out, and you may wish to observe down these Elite enemies as quick as you’ll be able to.
When you kill the primary two Atavist Illusionists, you will reveal two Eregore Atavists. You’ll be able to’t shoot these guys, due to their forcefields; you will want to leap in shut and punch them within the face in an effort to kill them. Repeat the method to kill the second two Eregore Atavists to finish the wave.
For Tier 1, you will want to finish these two components of the exercise twice each–two waves to get shards and two waves to kill Atavists. In case you full all 4 components of the exercise, the Nightmare Harvester will spawn a Heavy Ammo chest, which you should use to energy your self up for the subsequent tier. Nevertheless, as with all three tiers, you do not really need to finish the tier to maneuver on to the subsequent one. If the timer runs out on the tier, it will finish, however you will nonetheless be capable of transfer as much as Tier 2.
After finishing the primary tier of Containment, the set off for the second tier will seem some place else within the space after a brief timer ticks down. Like with Altars of Sorrow, you will must activate it comparatively shortly to maintain the exercise going. Tier 1 and Tier 2 have largely the identical necessities, with one caveat: Tier 2 may even characteristic a Nightmare Harbinger miniboss enemy to kill. As you harm it, the Harbinger will
Tier 3: Nightmare of Elykris boss struggle
The final a part of the Containment exercise is the hardest, largely as a result of it is in a smaller space within the Castellum with an enormous boss enemy. For the primary week, that enemy is Elykris, a Nightmare model of the Scorn Baron often called the Machinist from the Forsaken story marketing campaign. Your aim to start out with is to do as a lot harm to the boss as shortly as doable. The boss’s well being bar is split into thirds, and hitting every of the three markers will set off a unique section during which you will want to interrupt a defend on the boss in an effort to maintain damaging it. Bear in mind additionally that whilst you’re combating the boss, further enemies will spawn in throughout you, so you will wish to clear them out sometimes to maintain from getting overwhelmed.
When you get the boss’s well being down by a 3rd, it will acquire a defend that makes it invincible, with two Elite Abomination spawnintg close by, that are additionally shielded. To take down the defend, you will must shoot six diamond-shaped Resonant Splinters floating across the boss arena–you would possibly acknowledge these nodes from the Vow of the Disciple raid and the Wellspring exercise in Savathun’s throne world. Knock out all six Resonant Splinters as shortly as you’ll be able to, retaining in thoughts that extra enemies will spawn–including explosive Screebs.
Destroying the splinters will not drop the boss’s defend, however it can remove the shields on the yellow well being bar Abominations. These are your subsequent targets, and you may wish to take them out as shortly as doable. With each of them useless, the boss might be weak once more, and you may resume doing harm once more till you’ve got knocked its well being bar all the way down to its final third.
Word that whilst you’re combating the Abominations and doing boss harm, the Dread Bearer Nightmare enemies may even present up across the area. Taking down these enemies will produce a Core of Dread, similar to within the first two tiers of Containment, and dunking these cores on the Nightmare Harvester will produce reaper scythes you should use in opposition to the boss. In order earlier than, it is a good suggestion to clear these enemies out as quick as you’ll be able to to get the extraordinarily helpful scythe weapon into your fingers or the fingers of your teammates. The scythes are nice for clearing out enemies generally, so it is a good suggestion to prioritize grabbing them.
Ending off the boss will set off a reward chest similar to in some other public occasion (though you need not win to get rewards–you simply get extra rewards for efficiently killing the boss). You’ll be able to flip in your Vestiges of Dread on the Nightmare Harvester, which is able to earn you further seasonal rewards to your hassle. After that, you will have to attend a short time for an additional spherical of Nightmare Containment occasions to kick off, throughout which era you’ll be able to search the Castellum for secrets and techniques.
Discovering lockdown protocol chests
After you end Tier 3 of the Nightmare Containment exercise, you will have two minutes till one other exercise can start. With the Nightmare briefly banished, you will see a message telling you that “Lockdown protocols within the Castellum have briefly lifted.” Which means that you might have two minutes to discover the world to search out particular treasure chests, that are solely obtainable throughout this era.
The lockdown protocol refers to facet rooms which can be usually locked off and inaccessible. In case you discover the facet alcoves all through the Castellum, it’s best to discover locked doorways with large switches beside them. The message that seems in your display on the finish of Tier 3 will let you know what number of of those switches are presently lively. Search for switches which have inexperienced lights on them–normally, the lights are pink, indicating that the lockdown protocol is in impact. You’ll be able to establish the switches by listening for them; they’re going to periodically beep, indicating which of them may be activated.
Flipping the swap opens the close by door, which is able to reveal a chest and supply further rewards. The rewards you get from these lockdown chests varies fairly wildly–they’re principally the identical because the chests you discover randomly in patrol zones–so don’t fret an excessive amount of for those who miss out on them.
There’s probably extra to uncover within the Nightmare Containment exercise, particularly because the occasion rotates by further bosses, so we’ll replace this text as we study extra about it over teh course of the season.
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