Lightfall Complete Guide And Walkthrough

Destiny 2: Lightfall is the penultimate chapter in the Light and Darkness saga. The Witness is here, and it will stop at nothing to get its way. Join the Vanguard and help fight against Emperor Calus to stop the Witness’ plan and save the Traveler. Uncover the secrets of Neomuna, master the powers of Strand, and help prevent the second Collapse.

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As with any new Destiny expansion, this content drop is rich with new activities, items, and collectibles to chase. Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore enthusiast, Lightfall has something for everyone. This hub page contains all of our high-quality guides and tier lists to help you progress your character, master this expansion’s new systems, and create the perfect Guardian. Use the table of contents below to jump to any section that interests you. We’ll be updating this guide continuously throughout the year with new guides and seasonal content, so check back often.

Updated October 4, 2023, by Charles Burgar: The final steps for “The Bladed Path” quest have been released, including a new season finale mission and set of Seasonal Challenges. Gambit Rank progress is currently doubled, and Root of Nightmares is currently farmable for those looking to chase Conditional Finality or RoN red borders. We’ve updated this hub with our recent Seasonal Challenge guides, seasonal content walkthroughs, and updated our Deck of Whispers guide to include all 12 Major Arcana Cards.


Getting Started

Destiny 2 Shaw Han NPC

Newer Destiny 2 players will want to learn how leveling works, the basics of each class, and how armor stats and mods work. We have guides listed below that should cover the basics. We’ll expand this section to be much more comprehensive throughout the season. Stay tuned.

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  • Season Of The Witch

    Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch Season Pass Armor Sets

    Ahsa’s visions have made one thing clear: the Vanguard will need Savathun’s help to stop the Witness. Immaru, Savathun’s Ghost, demands that Xivu Arath be slain before he offers his aid to humanity.

    The only way to slay the God of War is to become one yourself. Become an Acolyte of Eris Morn as you assist her in becoming the strongest Hive god in existance. Only through tribute can humanity hope to slay Xiva Arath and find a way to stop the Witness’ plans.

    • Seasonal Content Walkthroughs

      Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch Savathun's Spire Labyrinth

    • New Gear (Season Of The Witch)

      Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch Weapons

    • Seasonal Challenges (Season Of The Witch)

      Destiny 2 Eris Morn As Hive God

    • Crota’s End

      Destiny 2 Crota's End Landing Area

  • Season Of The Deep

    Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Season Pass Armor Ornaments

    A sudden distress signal calls the Vanguard to an unlikely place: Titan, one of Saturn’s moons originally thought lost to the Pyramid fleet. Travel to the depths of Titan to disrupt Xivu Arath’s plans and find a way to stop the Witness.

    • Seasonal Content Walkthroughs

      Destiny 2 Salvage Azshradat holding a weapon

    • New Gear (Season Of The Deep)

      Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Seasonal Weapons

  • Week 1

  • Season Of Defiance

    Destiny 2 Lightfall Season Of Defiance Keyart

    While Guardians take the fight to Calus on Neptune, the Vanguard must take a stand on Earth to defend against the Darkness. Help Queen Mara Sov and the Vanguard repel the Shadow Legion in Season of Defiance’s new activity: Defiant Battlegrounds.

    • Seasonal Content Walkthroughs

      Destiny 2 Season Of Defiance Amanda

    • New Gear (Season Of Defiance)

      Destiny 2 Season of Defiance Seasonal Weapons

  • Lightfall

    Destiny 2 Lightfall Opening Mission Pyramids Attack

    Our end begins. The Witness has cornered the Traveler and will stop at nothing to achieve its goals. Fend off the Darkness and uncover the secrets of Neptune in Lightfall’s campaign. CHeck out our guides below for in-depth walkthroughs on each campaign mission, all of the new gear you can earn on Neomuna, and recreate some of Destiny 2’s strongest builds.

    • Campaign Walkthrough

      Destiny 2 Broodweaver Fighting Cabal

    • New Gear (Lightfall)

      Destiny 2 Lightfall Berserker Titan Shooting Grenade Launcher

      It wouldn’t be a new Destiny expansion without new gear to chase. Check out all of Lightfall’s new weapons and Exotics with our guides below. We’ll have god roll recommendations and Exotic quest guides soon.

    • Content Guides

      Destiny 2 Lightfall Neomuna City Under Attack

      Neomuna is a massive city that’s packed with things to find. From the Terminal Overload activity to hidden region chests, our guides will showcase everything Neptune has to offer.

    • Strand

      Destiny 2 Lightfall Threadrunner

      Strand is Destiny 2’s newest subclass. Control the fabric of reality itself to levitate your foes and swing across rooftops. Our guides will showcase how to master Strand, how to unlock all of its Aspects and Fragments, and much more.

    • Buildcrafting Resources

      Destiny 2 Lightfall Osiris

      Buildcrafting in Destiny 2 can be daunting with the sheer array of options you have. Learning about mod synergies, ability cooldowns, and what functions in PvE and PvP is downright impossible if you don’t play Destiny 2 for dozens of hours each week.

      That’s where our guides come in. We’ve tested various mechanics and mods in Destiny 2 and recorded how they work. Want to know how strong Firepower is? Check out our Charged with Light mods article. Interested in what every ability cooldown is? We have that too. We’ll be adding to this subsection as needed to help you make the perfect build.

      • Builds For Season 21

        Destiny 2 Builds

        Arc 3.0, Void 3.0 and Solar 3.0 have given their respective subclasses the Aspects and Fragments system we previously saw with Stasis. And thanks to weapon crafting, obtaining the gear you want should be the easiest it’s ever been. Buildcrafting has become more important than ever before, and the payoff for creating a build has never been greater. Use the links below to find some of Destiny 2’s strongest builds, both for PvE and PvP.

      • Subclass 3.0 Reworks

        Destiny 2 Solar 3.0 Featured

        Bungie has reworked every Light subclass in Destiny 2, converting their grid design to the Aspects and Fragments system that debuted with Stasis. In other words, all Light subclasses offer far more customization, centralized keywords for Guardians to build around, and even more tools to play with. Our guides below showcase how the new 3.0 system works, all new Aspects and Fragments, and each element’s keywords.

  • The Witch Queen

    Destiny 2 Secrets

    Destiny 2’s Witch Queen expansion sends Guardians to Savathun’s Throne World in search of the truth. Savathun has found a way to steal the Light for herself and her Hive Coven, granting them powers much like your own. You must venture out into the Throne World to stop whatever Savathun is planning.

    Before you’re ready to stop the Lucent Brood, you’ll need to prepare by completing The Witch Queen’s campaign, unlock the expansion’s weapon crafting system, and much more. Check out our other content guides that cover everything from Lost Sectors to raids.

    • Weapon Crafting


      The Darkness bestows a gift that Destiny fans have wanted for years: weapon crafting. Through Mars’ Enclave, Guardians can create powerful weapons with the exact perks they want, right down to the Masterwork. There’s a ton to cover with a system such as this, so be sure that you understand the fundamentals first. We’ll have more weapon crafting guides in the coming days that discuss how the crafting economy works, which weapons you should craft, and more.

    • New Gear (The Witch Queen)

      Destiny 2 Exotics

      Use the bones of your enemies to craft the devastating Osteo Striga, or assist the Cabal with their war against the Hive to obtain some powerful new seasonal items. A new Destiny expansion means there’s new loot to chase, and there’s no shortage of loot in this expansion. Over 50 new weapons have been added, some of which can be crafted. Check out our guides below on what has been added to this expansion and which rolls are worth grinding for.

    • Throne World Secrets

      Destiny 2 Secrets

      The queen of deceit has riddled her Throne World with secrets for Guardians to uncover. The new Deepsight mechanic and Destiny’s typical obsession with collectibles will surely give players enough reason to search every nook and cranny of the High Coven.

  • Bungie 30th Anniversary

    Destiny 2 30th

    The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack serves as a celebration of Bungie’s past, a nostalgia-fueled DLC that harkens back to the days of Myth and Halo. Defeat enemies in a Nine game show called Dares of Eternity to chase the perfect Halo Battle Rifle, or descend into the Cosmodrome’s Loot Cave to earn some of Destiny’s most coveted items.

    And who could forget Gjallarhorn, arguably the most iconic weapon in the Destiny franchise? It’s all here, waiting to be claimed by you and your fireteam. Use the guides below to learn how Dares of Eternity works, how to clear the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, and which weapon rolls you should be chasing from this DLC.

    • Exotic Quests & Best Weapon Rolls

  • Content Guides

    Destiny 2 Season Of The Haunted Warlock Wielding A Scythe

    Destiny 2 is a massive game with dozens of activities, titles, and a dizzying number of weapons to find. Become a master in all things Destiny 2 by following our in-depth content walkthroughs. We’ll show you how to solo Legendary Lost Sectors, conquer your first raid, gild your first title, and much more.

    • Master Lost Sectors

      Destiny 2 Skydock IV Lost Sector Drop

    • Raids

      Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Raid Start

    • Titles

      Split image of Destiny 2

    • Dungeons

      Destiny 2 Prophecy - via Bungie

    • Resource Guides

  • Best Weapons And God Rolls

    Destiny 2 Exotics

    Destiny 2 has hundreds of weapons for Guardians to chase, ranging from high-powered revolvers to rocket launchers forged from the armor of dead Guardians. Finding a weapon that suits your playstyle can be tough, which is why we’ve made dozens of god roll guides and weapon tier lists.

    We’ve covered the best weapon rolls for multiple seasons now, all of which can be found below. We’ve also created lists of the best weapons for each archetype in Destiny 2, ranging from Primaries to Heavy weapons. Dig through the guide below to find your perfect weapon.

    • Gear Tier Lists

      Destiny 2 Dreaming City Gear And Black Talon

    • God Roll Compendium

      Destiny 2 Season Of The Risen Reprised Opulence Weapons

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  • Destiny 2: A Complete Guide To Strand

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  • Destiny 2: The 10 Best Sniper Rifles For PvE, Ranked

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