How to get Destiny 2 Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates

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Get Destiny 2 Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates by completing Ketchcrash missions and playlist activities during Season of Plunder. Learn the ins and outs of these new resources to craft Treasure Maps, get yourself some extra loot, and plunder efficiently to unlock all the new pirate-themed gear and hunt for those weapon god rolls as quickly as possible. Below, we've got all the details on how you can get Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates in Destiny 2 Season of Plunder.

How to get Map Fragments in Destiny 2

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Map Fragments are a new resource added as part of Destiny 2 Season 18, the Season of Plunder, and are obtained from the new Ketchcrash activity – a 6-player PvE challenge that tasks players with bombarding an enemy Ketch before boarding it, completing numerous objectives, and finally defeating the captain. Ketchcrash is the only Destiny 2 activity you can play to get Map Fragments, with each run rewarding you everyone with 10 Map Fragments. It also seems like Ketchcrash completions on Master difficulty offer a random amount of extra Map Fragments.

How to get Treasure Coordinates in Destiny 2

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Treasure Coordinates are much more common and far easier to get compared to Map Fragments. In fact, they’re obtained from pretty much any activity, including the new Season of Plunder Ketchcrash and Expedition activities. Although the number of Treasure Coordinates you get varies based on the activity you complete, with Strikes, Crucible matches, and Gambit matches being the most generous sources. 

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Unlike Map Fragments, you can increase the number of Treasure Coordinates you gain by unlocking the ‘Under One Banner’ Pirate Crew upgrade at the Star Chart. This upgrade grants extra Treasure Coordinates for completing Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit matches with other players that also own the premium pass for Season of Plunder.

You can also get yourself a few extra Map Fragments by completing the Destiny 2 Cryptic Quatrains quests, which challenge you with riddles to uncover treasure. 

How to craft Treasure Maps in Destiny 2

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Now that you’ve got some Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates, you’ll want to use them to craft a Treasure Map to get bonus loot in Expedition missions. To craft Treasure Maps, you’ll need a quest item known as the Captain’s Atlas, which is awarded by starting the ‘Sails of the Shipstealer’ seasonal questline from the Star Chart in the HELM – you must complete the ‘Ahoy and Aweigh’ introduction quest before you can start Sails of the Shipstealer!

Find the Captain’s Atlas under your Quests tab in the Director, inspect it, and then craft a Treasure Map. When choosing a map to craft, you’ll be able to see the rewards the map offers, as well as what it costs to craft. The Basic Treasure Map costs only five Map Fragments and 50 Treasure Coordinates.

Destiny 2 Season of Plunder treasure map loot in expedition

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With a Treasure Map crafted, you can now head into the Expedition activity to get extra loot. At the end of Expedition missions, there are three X-marks-the-spot areas with green symbols right next to the normal loot chest. If you’ve got a Treasure Map, you can dig one of the three spots to uncover more Season of Plunder loot.

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