What are Flashpoints in Destiny 2 and How to Complete Them
Destiny 2 is all about loot, especially near the end game. Once you’ve completed the campaign, you’ll be looking for the best way to increase your level. Flashpoints are a new end game activity that runs weekly and provides powerful rewards to Guardians who complete them.
How to Unlock Flashpoints
At some point in the campaign, Commander Zavala, Ikora Rey, and Cayde-6 will be reunited at The Farm, thanks to your efforts. Cayde-6 will give you a Milestone quest that focuses on unlocking Patrols on all planets. After placing patrol beacons across the EDZ and completing three patrols, the patrol network across all locations will be unlocked. You’ll then be asked by Cayde to complete Public Events in the EDZ. Completing 6 of them will unlock Flashpoints and earn you a reward.
What are Flashpoints?
Every week a different planet will become the location for the new Flashpoints activity. They will require Guardians to complete Public Events on that planet until the Milestone percentage bar reaches 100 percent. Cayde-6 will then have some rewards that will undoubtedly be helpful. The rewards are rated as Powerful Gear, which can include Exotic Weapons, Armor, or Engrams. While these activities aren’t terribly difficult to complete, they do show Bungie’s commitment to encouraging players to participate in Public Events. The high level of rewards show that their commitment is backed up with solid reasons for Guardians to partake.
The Fastest Way to Complete Flashpoints
The better you perform during the Public Events, the more each completion will count towards the overall goal. Successfully completing an event results in greater progress than failing it, and attempting Heroic Public Events will increase your progress even further. If you’re unsure about how to trigger a Heroic version of a Public Event, such as for the Weapons Exchange event, be sure to visit our Destiny 2 Guide Hub and check the Heroic Public Events section.