As you progress through Destiny 2‘s new Shadowkeep expansion, you’ll eventually happen upon a new item called a Lost Ghost Trace. It’ll tell you to speak with Eris Morn on the moon, and doing so will open up a new series of treasure hunts, of sorts, as you search for dead Ghosts.
There are at least eight dead Ghosts to locate, but they work differently than those in Destiny 1, which you could discover on your own. Shadowkeep’s dead Ghosts involve acquiring a Lost Ghost Trace and then cashing it in with Eris for a quest to find a Ghost in a specific location on the moon. That in turns rewards you with a new lore book and Phantasmal Fragments.
Below, you’ll find a list of all of the dead Ghosts we know about, their listed locations, and–where possible–details on exactly where to find them. We’ll continue to update this as we locate more. As you hunt for them, just know they have a slight glowing effect to help you track them down, but you won’t receive any objective markers as you do with the items you hunt down for the Lectern of Enchantment’s Essence quests.
Echo of the Great Disaster — Archer’s Line
Spawn at Sanctuary and head to the left, toward Archer’s Line. Follow the path to the left when it branches, and you should then see it branch again just in front of a crashed truck. Follow it to the right a short ways until you see a jump. Stop there and turn right to face the large fissure in the ground. Just to the right, you should see a lower ledge. Jump down there and move forward to another lower ledge with a crashed truck and other wreckage. You’ll find the dead Ghost nearby.
First Crota Team’s Fallen — World’s Grave
World’s Grave is located within the underground caverns on the moon. You can make your way there by traveling through the Hellmouth.
Adonna’s Quest — Shrine of Oryx
The Shrine of Oryx is accessed through Archer’s Line. Spawn at Sanctuary and go to Archer’s Line, then make your way to the building straight ahead and to the right. Pass through it and follow a path down and into the Hive structure. Proceed through it and you’ll get to the Shrine of Oryx.
The Greatest Sacrifice — Gatehouse
The Gatehouse is a location you’ll find by traveling through the Hellmouth. In the northern section of the area, you’ll find a hole in the side of the top of a structure. Head in there and then turn down the stairs, and follow the path forward to enter the Gatehouse.
Together Forever — Circle of Bones
Make your way to the Gatehouse (as described above), then turn right to proceed through a set of tunnels and rooms. You’ll come into an area with platforms hanging over a giant chasm; just jump to the left and proceed into the next set of tunnels to enter the Circle of Bones.
A True Believer — Summoning Pits
When you enter the Circle of Bones (see above), take the path to the left. Take a doorway to the left and proceed through this hallway, and you’ll find a closed door you can open.
Dark Dreams — Lunar Battlegrounds
The Lunar Battlegrounds are accessed by traveling from Sorror’s Harbor toward the southeast. Spawn at the Sorrow’s Harbor landing zone and head toward the southeastern exit, which takes you across a bridge. Keep moving forward to reach the Lunar Battlegrounds
A Futile Search — Anchor of Light
This is a named location on the map. Spawn at Sanctuary, hop on your sparrow, and follow the path to the right to get there.
Misplaced Trust — Hellmouth
Hellmouth is another named location on the map. From Sanctuary, follow the path to your right, move straight through Anchor of Light, and you’ll hit the Hellmouth. Alternatively, start at Sorrow’s Harbor and take the southwest exit near the landing zone.
How To Get Lost Ghost Traces
Lost Ghost Traces appear to be random drops from activities on the moon, and you’ll need one in your inventory to even see the dead Ghost quests offered by Eris. We’ve found them through various means, including the chest spawned by killing a barrier champion on the moon and completing the Scarlet Keep Strike and Nightmare Hunts.