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Destiny 2 Bastion: How to get Bastion in Destiny 2

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The Destiny 2 Bastion Exotic was unlocked by the Destiny 2 community's collective puzzle-solving prowess, but you don't need to do any data entry to claim it for yourself. This kinetic fusion rifle is tied to a simple, kill-the-dudes quest, and it's more than worth the effort. It's the only kinetic fusion rifle, for one, and it's sort of a hybrid of rapid-fire shotguns and fusion rifles. It shoots volleys of pellets that mimic the fusion rifle charge-up time, and it's a powerful weapon in close- to mid-range. Here's how to get Bastion for yourself.  

How to start the Bastion quest, Memento

Originally, you had to complete a 30-room sequence in Corridors of Time to start the Bastion quest. Fortunately for players who weren't on the front lines, all you have to do now is talk to Saint-14 in the Tower, apparently after completing the Season of Dawn campaign missions to save him. However, the Corridors of Time will still be open through January 28, and we recommend navigating the lengthy path just to reach the lore moment at its end. 

For those who are looking to make the trek, here's the 30-room sequence. Just enter the portals marked by these symbols in the following order. 

Clover, Diamond, Snake, Clover, Plus, Plus, Hex, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Plus, Snake, Diamond, Clover, Snake, Plus, Plus, Snake, Snake, Hex, Diamond, Clover, Plus, Diamond, Hex, Hex, Diamond, Plus, Diamond.

How to complete the Memento quest 

In spite of its complicated lead-up, the quest for Bastion is actually pretty simple. It's a straightforward kill-the-mans quest, to the point that there really isn't much room for error. Here are the quest steps with some added tips: 

  • Kill five Fallen Captains or Servitors in the Tangled Shore. Thieves Landing is a good spot to farm both Captains and Servitors. Talk to Spider when you're done. 
  • Kill Aksinikis, Bound by Honor, in the Empty Tank Lost Sector in Thieves Landing. This special boss is near the end of the Lost Sector, but you don't actually have to complete the Lost Sector and open the chest to progress the quest. Talk to Spider again. 
  • Kill 30 Challenging (orange- or yellow-bar) enemies, complete 10 Spider bounties, and complete eight Public Events in the Tangled Shore. You should encounter plenty of challenging enemies while completing Public Events. Heroic Public Events award double progress, by the way, so try to trigger them. Public Events will also earn you the Ghost Fragments you'll need to purchase Spider's Bounties. Be sure to purchase the cheapest, easiest bounties he sells. 
  • Find the grave in Trapper's Cave. This area is located in the Trapper's Cave Lost Sector in the Four-Horn Gulch. Look for blue mist near a waterfall and inspect it. 
  • Kill Defiled Reysk, the Waning Light in the Hollowed Lair, Memento Strike. This special boss spawns in the Strike's final boss room. Like with Aksinikis, you don't need to complete the Strike to progress the quest. 

Return to Saint-14 in the Tower to claim Bastion and listen to another bit of time-bending exposition. 

As a staff writer and former freelancer, Austin focuses on day-to-day news happenings which serve as the perfect cover-up for his Destiny 2 column. He majored in journalism, loves to hate headlines, and never takes his Switch out of the dock.