How to get Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions in Lightfall

Destiny 2 Lightfall cloud accretion on Neomuna
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Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions are Neomuna’s exclusive destination resource and collecting them gets you Neomuna Rank reputation. This is actually the sole purpose of Cloud Accretions in Destiny 2 Lightfall, and you won’t find them piling up in your inventory waiting to be used later as a currency or for crafting. However, this doesn't mean you should ignore Cloud Accretions as you patrol the city, as collecting them to increase your Neomuna Rank with Nimbus will unlock upgrades to get new Destiny 2 Neomuna loot engrams, upgrades, and bounties. Here’s what you need to know about finding Destiny 2 Lightfall Cloud Accretions on Neomuna and what they do.

There are also several Lightfall quests that either require you to collect a number of Cloud Accretions, such as the Destiny 2 Unfinished Business quest, or have objectives that can be progressed by doing stuff around Neomuna, including collecting Cloud Accretions. These include the Destiny 2 From Zero and To Hero quests as well as Destiny 2 Maelstrom.

Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions are found around Neomuna

Cloud Accretions are destination resources that are found in the major locations of Neomuna – those are Zephyr Concourse, Ahimsa Park, and Liming Harbor – and the Lost Sectors found within these areas. They are scattered all over these locations, often tucked in corners where walls or furniture meet. To collect a Cloud Accretion, just approach one and follow the button prompt and you’ll get Glimmer and Neomuna Rank reputation – more on that below.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Neomuna cloud accretion in Zephy Concourse

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If you want to go out on a Cloud Accretion-plundering mission, my best advice is to slap the Perfected Resource Detector mod on your Ghost to mark any Cloud Accretions within 75 meters of you. Alternatively, try the Wombo Detector Ghost Shell mod to detect both destination resources and chests within a smaller 50-meter range – increase your Neomuna Rank enough and you can get an upgrade from Nimbus that functions similarly to these Ghost mods. Like other destination resources, Cloud Accretions respawn fairly frequently, so you can ride several circuits of Neomuna on your Sparrow, collecting Cloud Accretions as you go.

Destiny 2 Cloud Accretions and Neomuna Rank

Collecting a Destiny 2 Cloud Accretion awards 20 Neomuna reputation and some Glimmer. The reputation goes towards your Neomuna Rank which is managed by Nimbus.

Destiny 2 Lightfall Nimbus vendor page and Neomuna rank

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Fast travel to Striders’ Gate and speak to Nimbus to see the rewards they offer, including the Neomuna armor set, which you can unlock by increasing your Neomuna Rank. Do this by collecting Cloud Accretions and completing Neomuna bounties, Destiny 2 Heroic Public Events, Lost Sectors, Destiny 2 Terminal Overload events and more. Although, completing the Lightfall campaign will rank you up a good amount and will reveal more of Nimbus’s offerings.

Nimbus also provides a Neomuna Engram every time you increase your Neomuna Rank so make sure you collect those too. At first, these Engrams just offer world loot found pretty much anywhere, but with some upgrades from Nimbus, they’ll provide previously acquired Neomuna weapons (sometimes with Deepsight) and armor. Be sure to also collect the Vex Incursion Countermeasures weekly bounty from Nimbus that awards a Polymorphic Shellcode. This gets you access to the weekly Partition mission in the VexNet for more Neomuna rewards! 

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