Bungie continues to rotate the Ascendant Challenge in Destiny 2: Forsaken. The latest weekly reset has brought another new location and mission objective for the activity–hopefully you don’t mind platforming. Here’s where to go and what to do.
As always, taking part in the Ascendant Challenge requires an item called the Tincture of Queensfoil. These can be obtained by completing a number of activities in the Dreaming City and aren’t terribly common, so be careful about using one. Activating the item rewards you with a buff that allows you to see a Taken portal you can travel through to complete the Ascendant Challenge, but the buff goes away if you return to orbit. Also be sure to first grab the Ascendant Challenge bounty from Petra before jumping in.
For this week’s challenge, the portal can be found in Rheasilvia, Petra’s new home for the week. In the northeast corner, head inside a building and go straight as far as you can. Turn right, and then go left in the next area to reach Harbinger’s Seclude. Go up a set of stairs and out the doorway on the right. Head straight through this area, through another doorway, and continue straight in the next zone. At the end of a bridge you’ll see a statue covered in Taken Blight balls; platform your way up the objects around it and you’ll be able to go through the portal on top of its head. Check out the video above for a walkthrough.
Going through the portal transports you to the Keep of Honed Edges in the Ascendant Plane. Platform your way across a series of rocks and you’ll find an area with three knights who are immune to damage. Kill all of the other enemies and the barrier protecting a sword will go away, allowing you to pick up the relic.
At this point, more enemies spawn in and one knight will begin attacking you. Kill the knight, and the other two will join the fray along with additional enemies. Take them all out, and you’ll again have to platform across a series of rocks, now with enemies to make things more challenging. There is debris moving through the area, and at least certain things you step on will disappear after a short period of time, so make sure not to linger. Make your way toward a platform with a large blue object on it to complete the challenge.
As in previous weeks, the chest you receive at the end of the Ascendant Challenge isn’t anything special. But the bounty you get from Petra offers Powerful gear for completing it; this can help to boost your Power level, so ensuring you have the bounty is essential.
The new weekly reset has also brought with it another Spider bounty, Wanted: Gravetide Summoner, that rewards Powerful gear, along with new challenges for other activities. Bungie has also launched a new Crucible mode called Breakthrough that is now available.