Destiny 2 Missions – Where Is Preservation in Destiny 2?
Preservation is a puzzle mission that requires players to clear Scorn enemies from the pyramid in Savathun’s Throne World. It is a good way for newer players to get familiar with Raid mechanics. It also unlocks the Imperious Sun Exotic Ghost Shell.
Players must interact with various symbol tablets in a specific order to enter the code and complete the puzzle. It can be completed solo but will take longer than doing it with two other Guardians.
The Vow of the Disciple Raid
Preservation is a new weekly repeatable mission in Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion that allows Guardians to earn pristine pinnacle gear. It’s unlocked by completing the ‘Report: Pyramid-Inspect’ quest from the Evidence Board in the Mars Enclave, which can be picked up after beating the Vow of the Disciple raid.
To start the mission, players must first kill a large hoard of Hive enemies outside of the gates to the Dark Pyramid Ship in Savathun’s Throne World. Once this is done, open the Throne World destination map and look for the Preservation mission node.
Once players enter the ship, they must clear out a small puzzle room by interacting with several symbol tablets. The mission is not able to be completed alone, so it’s recommended that players bring two fellow Guardians for help. This will ensure that the entire symbol code can be entered before the clock runs out. Upon doing so, players will be rewarded with lore entries and progress towards unlocking the Imperious Sun Exotic Ghost Shell.
Once you’ve cleared the Scorn enemies in the Pyramid within the Throne World destination, you can access the weekly Preservation mission. It’s a bit of a puzzle, but it provides a rewarding challenge for players alongside two other guardians in a fireteam. It also progresses you toward unlocking the Exotic Ghost Shell.
Upon launching the mission, you’ll encounter and kill a hoard of Hive enemies outside the gates to Savathun’s Throne World projection. After killing these enemies, hop on your Sparrow and follow the path through a swamp until you reach a small barge with a spiral-shaped device on it.
The aforementioned device is known as the Payload and must be destroyed to complete the Preservation mission. To do so, you’ll need to collect the nine Knowledge Spikes it drops. Each time you defeat a Knowledge Carrier Abomination and the orange rings surrounding the Payload disappear, it will automatically deposit one of these spikes. However, collecting them can be tedious and dangerous for solo players due to a debuff called Pervading Darkness that stacks as you approach the Payload and will cause you to fall off your Sparrow.
The Symbol Puzzle
The second puzzle in the mission requires players to use a special glyph/symbol to deposit spikes on the Payload. This can only be done with a fireteam of three, so it’s not possible to complete this portion of the mission alone. This is important as completing the symbol puzzle five times will progress your progression towards unlocking the Exotic Ghost Shell.
To start the symbol puzzle, you’ll need to destroy the Projection of Savathun outside the gates of the Throne World. This will open the gate and allow you to drive through the swamp and reach a large black structure.
Once you reach the Throne World, look for the Vow of the Disciple raid node in the Destinations page. This is the Preservation mission, and destroying it will trigger a hoard of Scorn enemies to spawn. Once these enemies are killed, a small podium will appear along the edge of the Acquisition arena. Interact with it to get a new lore book.
The Fanatic’s Chosen
Players earn experience and level up, unlocking new abilities and gear as they play. These can be obtained in a variety of ways, including defeating enemies, completing missions and quests, and purchasing items from vendors.
To begin the mission, you will need to kill a host of Hive enemies outside and then destroy Savathun’s projection. When the projector is destroyed, hop on your Sparrow and follow the path through the swamp until you reach a small barge with an odd spiral-shaped device on it.
After destroying this device, you will need to complete the symbol puzzle inside. Then, the Payload will be deposited in a room with three Fanatic’s Chosen enemies to destroy. Once you defeat them all, the mission will end. You can run this weekly mission each week for a chance at Pinnacle gear. In addition, you can run the mission to get lore entries and the Raid Exotic Ghost Shell. However, the mission has some glitches that you should be aware of.