Solstice Key Fragments are needed to open Solstice Packages during the Solstice of Heroes 2021, and in return, we’ll get loot (like the new Compass Rose Shotgun), armour, and other things too. We also need to open a bunch of packages for Solstice Armour Objectives. Today I am going to through how to farm Solstice Key Fragments quickly and easily, so you can open as many packages as possible.
One of the main gameplay loops in Solstice of Heroes 2021 consists of gathering Solstice Packages and then using 15 Solstice Key Fragments to open them. You can get Solstice Packages as a reward from running the European Aerial Zone activity found in the Tower, but you’ll need plenty of key fragments to open them.
How to Get Solstice Key Fragments
There are various ways you can get Solstice Key Fragments, plus there’s one very efficient way.
First of all, you can get bounties from Eva Levante in the Tower. Space Grandma is our Seasonal Event Vendor, and she’s got plenty of bounties (Weekly, Daily, and Repeatable). Pick up the bounties from Eva, check out the objectives, complete them for Solstice Key Fragments. Bounties will reward 5 Solstice Key Fragments each.
Second, you can run strikes to get Solstice Key Fragments. One of the fastest is the Lake of Shadows, which you can select from the EDZ map via destinations. You’ll get 17 Key Fragments per run, and it should only take 5-6 mins per run if you get into a good rhythm. The Devil’s Lair and Fallen S.A.B.E.R. are also good strikes to run.
If PvE isn’t your thing then you can run crucible matches. Rumble tends to be pretty good as the matches are shorter. Team Scorched or Mayhem are also good alternatives. I wouldn’t go into competitive game modes if you are looking to farm Solstice Key Fragments from PvP quickly.
You can also get Solstice Key Fragments from the EAZ activity itself, however, this isn’t a very efficient way to get them. Given you are matchmaking, you can be put with random Guardians whose objectives may not match yours, so I would only go into the EAZ if you need the packages.
How to Farm Solstice Key Fragments
There is one location that is very good for farming Solstice Key Fragments and that’s the new Expunge Mission Tartarus. There’s a decent skip here, which means you don’t have to solve all the puzzles and you can pretty much run to the end and kill the boss as quickly as possible. It should be doable in 5-6 mins if you do it quickly, take the shortcut, and have the right weapons.
Expunge Tartarus can be found on Europa. You will need access to Season of the Splicer for this content, so if you don’t have this then I would stick to the Lake of Shadows for quick and easy Solstice Key Fragments. For each run, you’ll get 12 Key Fragments, and once you know the route you should be able to complete this nice and quickly, and it’s possible to complete in 5-6 mins, which is a good return on your time investment.
When you first load in you’ll want to open up the door and then activate the shortcut. For this, you’ll need an upgrade on the Splicer Gauntlet. Codebreaker, Codestrider, and especially Wirewalker are good upgrades to have to make your life easier & runs faster in Expunge.
Make your way through the initial area to the portal, and then you’re going to be in the area of Tartarus where you normally have to shoot the white cubes to advance. This time we’re not going to shoot the white cubes, we’re simply going to use the environment to jump over the wall. Hit the jumping pads as per normal, but then jump up to the left and use one of the white cubes as a platform to jump over the wall. Given you have skipped the first wall, then the second and third ones will not have activated, giving you a quick and easy run to the final boss.
Make your way to the final boss and use something like Lament or Anarchy to blow the boss away. If you are a Titan and have the Cuirass of the Falling Star, then a quick super should destroy the boss in under 60 secs.
For each run, you’ll get 12 key fragments, so this is one of the most efficient methods of farming Key Fragments in the game at the moment. As mentioned, if you don’t have Season of the Splicer, try Lake of Shadows on the EDZ… or simply play the game the way you want to and you’ll get Keys, however, this method here is the most efficient way to get the most keys in the shortest amount of time.
Let me know what you think of the Solstice Key Fragments farming method and if you have a quicker way, share in the comments.
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