Season of the Hunt just kicked off in Destiny 2 Beyond Light and we have a new seasonal activity to get into. This is a little different from previous seasons, and my initial first impressions are really good – it brings back playlist activities into focus plus adds in a little bit of Monster Hunter into the mix. The following is a guide for how to do the Wrathborn Hunts including Crypolith Lure, Lure Charges and Recon Data in Destiny 2 Beyond Light.
First thing’s first and Osiris has been hanging out on the Moon and it’s time to go and rescue him. This Season Xivu Arath, The Hive God of War, is trying to forge an army and it’s down to us to stop her. Osiris had been investigating on the moon, and his Ghost Saghira was destroyed. Osiris is on his final life, and without his ghost, he’d better be careful. If you missed the story on that one Bungie has some great lore on their website.
Anyways, back to the Wraith Hunts. First of all, you want to fun through the story mission and follow Osiris to the Moon, you’ll see his marker on the map and it’s called Trail of the Hunted. Select that and get into the mission. Run through as normal and kill as much as possible until you see Osiris.
Yes, Prince Uldren is back and this time he’s a Guardian and called Crow. He’s also working with Spider on the Tangled Shore. Spider gloats about this and then asks you to go and see Crow in his workshop, which is a new little area on the back of Spider’s hideout.
Crow asks us to help out with the Wrathborn. They’re Fallen-like creatures under the control of Xivu Arath. Crow asks for help and gives us a Lure. The Lure is going to be important as this is going to allow us to first of all start a wrathborn hunt and second of all, we can target farm our gear and perks.
The Crypolith Lure
Pick up the Lure from Crow (it’s on his table behind him). Once you have the Lure you can inspect Crow’s inventory. We can rank up at Crow by handing in seasonal currency called Recon Data and we’re giving 30 to start with to get things going. Hover over the Increase Reputation icon and hand in some recon data to level up. While you’re here you can pick up all his bounties too.
Crypolith Lure Upgrades
When you rank up you’ll get a weapon reward, I got the Grenade Launcher called Deafening Whisper. Now you have levelled up to rank 1, you can upgrade the Lure. Hover over the Lure Mods and Upgrades and inspect it.
In your Lure upgrades you will see that the first Hive Rune has been unlocked. This is for Reputation Boost 1. Hover over this and acquire it. You’re then instructed to continue to level up the Lure by increasing the rank. More on that in a little while.
Crypolith Lure Charge
Now you have an upgrade lure you need a Lure Charge to start a Wrathborn Hunt. You can get these by going into Strikes, Crucible and Gambit matches. At this point I completed a strike and it gave me a full charge. Make sure before you go to pick up the specific bounties that match your activity.
Once you finish the activity you should have a Lure Charge, which is another seasonal currency needed to start the Wrathborn Hunts.
Now you have a charge, you’ll want to configure the Lure.
Configure the Crypolith Lure with a Charge
This is the fun part, and many of you will recognise this kind of system from Teh Chalice of Opulence. It asks us to insert a Prey Mod, Trophy Mod 1 and Trophy Mod 2. Hover over the Crypolith Lure and inspect it in your quests tab. You should see 3 mod slots. You’ll see the Lure upgrades here too, but at the moment focus on the mods.
In the Prey mod slot you have 4 options, but only 2 are available at the moment. There is a choice here between armour and a weapon, so it’s up to you what you want to go after. I chose the weapon, but feel free to choose whatever works for you. Apply your choice into the mod slot.
Then select the Trophy Mod Slots. These are empty at the moment, but will come in handy later once we’ve ranked up a little bit through Crow. Apply all 3 mods into the 3 slots and then it’s time for the hunt.
How to do a Wrathborn Hunt
Now you have configured the Crypolith Lure, head on over to the Tangled Shore and you’ll see a new icon on the map. Set a way point if you need to and make your way there. You’ll see one of the Hive things from the first mission. When you get up close it’ll say interact, and here you place the Lure.
Once the lure is placed enemies will appear and you want to get their energy down as much as possible. There’s a yellow glowing one, and if you kill that they will drop a pool of yellow glowy stuff, that will help you damage the Wrathborn. When their energy is low, something new happens. They start to run.
Where the enemy disappeared they should leave a marker and it’ll say ‘Begin Tracking’. From this point you’ll have to check on the floor and you’ll see some yellow glowing tracks, a little bit like Monster Hunter when you’re in a battle. Follow the tracks to locate a beacon and then interact with that to finish the fight.
In the final part of the battle you’ll want to kill the first Wrathborn. Unfortunately through they are replaced with an even more powerful one… and it’s time to get to work on them. Again you’ll see some enemies with yellow glowing stuff around them. Kill them, they will drop a pool of yellow glowy again and you want to stand in that to damage the boss. If you don’t do this, you’re not going to be able to do damage… so it’s like a pinch of raid mechanics.
Kill the adds, damage the boss and eventually kill him. Hopefully you’ll get the loot you wanted drop at the end – I got myself a Corsairs Wrath (Linear Fusion Rifle) and a Armour Trophy Mod: All Rounder. The drop was pretty powerful, at least a few levels above what I was at before, so this is going to be a great activity to get towards 1250/60.
Once you’re done go and speak to Crow once again to finish up the introduction quest. Then it’s just a matter of rinse and repeat – go out there and charge up the lure in Gambit, Crucible and Strikes, store up to 3 charges and then focus the loot on what you want to get. What you want to do at this point is run a few and try and rank up the Lure as fast as possible as it opens up more options like Hive Wrathborn Hunts and Pinnacle Rewards for Crow’s Weekly, which is going to be very useful indeed.
That’s it, that is the seasonal activity for Season of the Hunt. So far, I really like it. It’s different from a public event we’ve been doing for the past 12 months, it mixes in the playlist activities and offr variety, which is really nice. If you haven’t got Season of the Hunt, then I definitely recommend it. The story plus the activities are very cool. I know there’s a lot to do right now with Beyond Light, but man… it’s an exciting time to be a Destiny Fan.
Let me know down in the comments what you think of Wrathborn Hunts.
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