With the latest weekly reset for Destiny 2, Bungie has brought more than just the return of Iron Banner and a new update. If you have access to the Dreaming City, another Ascendant Challenge is now available. Here’s where to find the location of its portal and how to complete the challenge once you’re inside.
As with the previous weeks, the basic structure is the same. First, you’ll want to be sure to buy this week’s bounty from Petra–who, as of update 2.0.3, is thankfully now located right at the landing zone. Once you have that, you’ll need to acquire a Tincture of Queensfoil (more on that later). Use that, and you’ll receive a buff that allows you to see a Taken portal in a specific location.
For Week 3, this portal can be found in the Spire of Keres; you can see its location in the video above. Jump through it, and you’ll head to the Ascendant Plane, where you have to complete a specific challenge.
This time around, you’ll have to ascend a tower made of rocks while trying not to die. You’ll have to deal with enemies sniping you in the distance, as well as portals that will try to blast you off the tower to your death. Time your platforming carefully, make it to the top, and you’ll have to kill some enemies, followed by a Taken boss. Take them all out to complete the Ascendant Challenge. You’ll earn a chest as a reward, but it’s the bounty itself that makes this worth doing, as it’ll earn you Powerful gear. As with previous instances of the Ascendant Challenge, it’s not easy to complete, so you’ll want to come well-equipped with high Power level gear.
As noted above, the prerequisite for doing an Ascendant Challenge–aside from access to the Dreaming City, which only comes after finishing the Forsaken campaign–is a Tincture of Queensfoil. These can be obtained through chests and Public Events in the Dreaming City, but that’s not the only means.
The video above details a location you can go to trade 50 Baryon Boughs, the planetary material you earn in the Dreaming City, for a Tincture of Queensfoil. If you’re desperate to get your hands on one to try the Ascendant Challenge, follow our video guide to help you find your way to the spot where you can trade with Huginn.