The latest piece of equipment you’ll be focusing on in Destiny 2 for the Season of the Chosen is the Hammer of Proving. The Hammer of Proving is what you’ll be using to challenge the various Cabal warlords in the Red Legion that are operating underneath Empress Caiatl’s command. Because this is the main focus for the season, you’re going to need to provide upgrades to your hammer, and those can be unlocked by gaining reputation at the war table inside of H.E.L.M.
How to increase your reputation at the war table
The upgrades tied to the Hammer of Proving work in sync with your reputation at the war table, and the more you increase it, the more upgrades you can receive. This is also tied into the Seasonal Challenges system. You can find this in the Quests page in your Director.
Head over there, and you will find for week 1 there are three challenges you complete to increase your reputation at the war table: Contender’s Ascent, Golden Reaper, and Crash and Coverage. The easiest two is likely the Contender’s Ascent and Golden Reaper. For the Golden Reaper challenge, all you have to do is earn 100 Cabal Gold, and we’ve found the easiest way to do this is to go through the Strikes playlist.
How to upgrade the Hammer of Proving
When you increase your rank with the war table, the first upgrade becomes available to you, Tribute Chest 1. The upgrade allows you to earn 1 Cabal Gold every time you smash a chest. You’ll have to steadily work your way through the season, completing the weekly Seasonal Challenges to increase your rank at the war table. Many of the Hammer of Proving upgrades are tied into others, so the more you unlock, the more you’ll be able to purchase. This means having to increase your reputation at the war table consistently, so keep your eye on the weekly Seasonal Challenges for Season of the Chosen.