If you’ve heard anything about Destiny 2‘s Leviathan Raid, you’ll likely have come across the mention of the Underbelly. The Leviathan Underbelly is a large system of tunnels and inter-connected rooms that lie deep underneath the common areas of the ship. These rooms contain a number of chests that are only accessible via the Underbelly and can only be opened with the appropriate key. For more details on where to find those chests, consult our Secret Chest Map. This guide will show you how to access this area using the proper Underbelly code.
Underbelly Code from the Embarkment
There are three known ways to access the Underbelly from the Embarkment area, the staging area for your Fireteam in the Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid.
- Using levers in a room underneath the starting area
- Using levers in a room on the left side of the Embarkment area
- Using a set of pressure plates
While some of folks in the community have managed to gain access with less than a full fireteam, this guide will assume that there are six Guardians working in unison to input the Underbelly code.
Lever Room Underneath Embarkment
The first method of accessing the Underbelly is achieved by pulling a combination of levers inside of a room situated directly beneath the end of the catwalk that Guardians spawn in on. This is the best way to go if you’re trying to get to the Ventilator, Engine, Pipeline, Pleasure Gardens, or directly to the Throne Room.
Inside the room are six levers that need to be pulled in a specific order. We’ve numbered them 1 to 6 from left to right, as you can see in the images below.
The Underbelly code must be entered using levers that must be pulled in the order of 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, allowing no more than a second in between each pull. You’ll know that it’s worked when a message appears on screen saying “The way is open…”
You can then proceed about halfway up the Embarkment to an area with a set of pipes. Jumping onto the pipes will allow you to proceed further into the tunnels of the Underbelly.
Lever Room on Left Side
Another way of accessing the Underbelly is via a room filled with levers on the left side of the Embarkment. This entrance lets you get to the Royal Pools, Drain, and Aqueduct areas quickly.
Inside the room are six levers that need to be pulled simultaneously. They’re not immediately visible, so we’ve highlighted them in the images below.
Once all levers are pulled at the same time, a message stating “The way is open…” will appear on screen and a new entrance behind the waterfall is now available. You’ll want to access it from one of the upper levels of the Embarkment, as the entrance is near the top of the waterfall.
This method of gaining access to the Underbelly involves activating a series of pressure plates. This entrance provides the quickest path to the Transfer, Armory, Gauntlet, Irrigation, and Conduit sections of the Leviathan’s Underbelly.
The pressure plates are rather small and are hidden in corners as marked above. The images below show their locations in more detail.
Each week, the giant Calus head at the top of the Embarkment will display one of the raid sections’ symbols. Each time four Guardians stand on the pressure plates, a different symbol will appear above an ornate plate near the top of the Embarkment.
Once the symbol on the platform matches the symbol on Calus’ forehead, a section of wall behind the ornate platform will disappear and provide access to the Underbelly.
Map of the Underbelly
Once you’ve gained entry to the Underbelly, you’ll be able to use it to take shortcuts to the various challenges of the raid, as well as reach secret chests. It’s a bit of a maze down there, so this community created map from Reddit, will be very helpful. The “entrance” is the are you enter via the pipes. The waterfall and ornate (staff) plate entrance are also marked.
Access the Underbelly from Inside the Leviathan
The Embarkment area is not the only way to access the Underbelly from. Each challenge in the raid has its own hidden entrances to the Underbelly. This was clearly designed so that Guardians could quickly move from one challenge to the next, without having to go back to the Castellum. It’s also the perfect way to get to those extra chests after receiving a key from completing a challenge area.
Underbelly Access from the Royal Pools
Near the entrance to the Baths are four pressure plates. Standing on all of them will open a way into the Aqueducts area of the Underbelly.
There are also four levers on the right side of the pools that must be pulled in a horseshoe order starting on the far left side. This will open a vent that can be dropped into to reach the Drain area of the Underbelly.
Underbelly Access from the Gauntlet
On the way to, or from, the Gauntlet, there is a room with four levers that can be pulled in the correct order to open an entrance into the Underbelly. The correct order, when facing the Gauntlet with all levers in front of you, is: near left, far left, far right, near right. If that order doesn’t work, try near left, far right, far left, near right.
Underbelly Access from the Pleasure Gardens
The Pleasure Gardens have three entrances to the Underbelly.
To reach the Drain area of the Underbelly, stand on a pressure plate behind a rock to open the large pipe in the wall. Then proceed through it to access the Underbelly.
To reach the Engine area of the Underbelly, find a hole in the cliff side.
To reach the Irrigation area, find a pressure plate hidden underneath some pots near the middle flower on the left side. The entrance will appear near the far left flower.
Now that you are aware of the Underbelly code for each section of the Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid, spend a few minutes browsing through the TL;DR Games Destiny 2 guide hub.