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Destiny 2 Ethereal Charms: How to find the Temple of Crota and finish the Essence of Greed

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The Destiny 2 Ethereal Charms are the key item for the Essence of Greed which unlocks the heavy machine gun A Fine Memorial. Like the other premier Shadowkeep weapons, this machine gun is once again available at current Power levels, which means the Ethereal Charms are going to be in high demand once again. Fortunately, you only need to find them once, but that's still no easy task given how obscure the Essence quests can be. That's why we've prepared a short guide showing how to navigate the Temple of Crota and where to get this little collectible.  

How to find the Temple of Crota 

From the southern landing zone on the Moon, hop on your sparrow and take the East path into the Anchor of Light. Go straight through it, past the big research donut, and then hang a right. You'll come to a thin chasm that leads into the Temple of Crota. Don't put your feet up just yet, though, because we've got some spelunking to do. 

Head into the temple and continue descending. You can ignore all the enemies along the way. When you reach the first open room, you can save a bit of time by cutting through the hollowed-out Artifact-looking thing in the middle. Either way, keep going down until you reach another open chamber. 

The Destiny 2 Ethereal Charms are located in the back of this room. They can be tough to see, so just look for a conspicuous pile of rubble on the far side of the room. Refer to the GIF above if you run into any trouble. 

Voila! Now that you've got the Ethereal Charms, you can craft all the Fine Memorial machine guns you want. 

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Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.