Recovering the Past Quest Guide – Destiny 2


There’s no rest for Guardians in Destiny 2, and the introduction of the Season of Dawn forces players to jump back into the fray by working with Osiris, the Exiled Warlock. He needs your help to complete several tasks surrounding the Red Legion and their interest in the Infinite Forest.

After you complete the first quest you receive from Osiris, A Matter of Time, and finish your first Sundial game, you have a new quest available to you called Recovering the Past.

Step 1: Field Research. The first step in the quest has you collecting energy patterns in the system by defeating bosses. You can take out bosses in the game however you’d like, but the quickest way to do is to complete a Sundial mission. Jump into one of them, and you should rack up those three boss kills without having to search the entire system for them.

Step 2: Vex Data Collection. The next step has you using a shotgun and your melee attacks on enemies. Much like the previous step, you can choose to scour the system for enemies or run through the Sundial to complete it. However, the action in this step is far more general, so you may want to do another activity, such as Gambit matches if you have the Python Ritual Weapon quest so that you can work on both at the same time. You need to take out 100 enemies with a shotgun and hit 25 of them with a melee attack to proceed to the next part.

Step 3: Finishing Touches. Unlike the previous steps, you now need to go through a specific process in this quest, which is doing the Pyramidion strike. You can do it on Io, and it’s the icon closest to The Rupture landing zone on the planet. Complete the strike once. The other step is collecting five Weapon enhancers by completing Crucible or Gambit matches, or by doing other strikes.

Step 4: A New Paradox. After you wrap up the previous step, the next one is to return to Mercury and speak to Osiris to turn in the quest. You’ll receive the Perfect Paradox and Saint’s 14 Perfect Paradox shotguns for a reward.