Each Public Event in Destiny 2 has a heroic version that will reward Guardians with better loot upon completion. Guardians must follow a specific set of steps to trigger the heroic version of the event. This guide will show you how to turn the Cabal Excavation Public Event into its heroic version.
In this Public Event you must stop the Cabal from drilling by overriding the lander and destroying all the enemies that spawn near the drill. A red ship, called “Thresher”, will appear at some point into the battle. It’s key to activating the heroic version of this event.
Destroy the Thresher Ship
As soon as the ship appears near the event, focus all your fire on it. You must destroy the Thresher before it has a chance to escape. You’ll likely need the assistance of fellow Guardians, so hopefully they have also read this guide. The ship may make a second appearance, but we suggest that you do your best to destroy it immediately. Once the ship has been destroyed, the drill will disappear and a yellow-bar Centurion, the Excavation Valus, will spawn. Defeat him to claim the rewards of completing this Heroic Public Event.
For more guides on how to activate the other types of Public Events, be sure to visit our Destiny 2 Guide Hub.