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Destiny 2 Encrypted Cache Key Guide - How to Earn an Encrypted Cache Key, How to Unlock Decrypted Cache Key

Here's our complete guide to the new Destiny 2 Warmind expansion, including the price, new Power Level cap, Exotics weapons and armor, new Spire of Stars Raid Lair, and Strikes.

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Encrypted Cache Keys can be quite the frustrating item in the new Destiny 2 Warmind expansion, especially if you don’t actually know how to put the elusive item to good use for your character. In this Destiny 2 Encrypted Cache Key guide, we’ll be walking you through how to earn an Encrypted Cache Key, as well as how you can turn this item into the Decrypted Cache Key.

If you need anything else to do with the new Warmind DLC expansion for Destiny 2, including how to unlock all the brand new content like the Insight Terminus Strike and the new Spire of Stars Raid Lair, make sure to head over to our complete Destiny 2 Warmind guides hub.

Destiny 2 Encrypted Cache Key Guide

Earning Encrypted Cache Keys in the new Warmind expansion for Destiny 2 is unfortunately no small feat. Just below we’ll give you the steps to take so that your character is in a position to begin earning the rare items.

  • Complete all the story missions in the Destiny 2 Warmind expansion.
  • Start playing Strikes, Heroic Strikes, Heroic Adventures, Nightfall Strikes, Raids, and Raid Lairs.
  • From each of these activities, you should begin earning Rasputin Key Fragments.
  • Once you’ve earned seven Rasputin Key Fragments, head to Ana Bray on Mars.
  • Once a week, you can turn in seven fragments for a single Encrypted Cache Key.

This is just the first step on your journey to making full use of the Encrypted Cache Key item however, as you’ll need to undertake all the steps we’ve outlined below in order to actually make the item useful.

Destiny 2 Decrypted Cache Key

Now you’re unfortunately into the really tough part of the grind for the Destiny 2 Warmind expansion. The new DLC features the Escalation Protocol mode on Mars, a horde-like game where you have to defeat all the Hive soldiers possible within a certain amount of time, increasing your level for the Protocol as you rack up more kills.

You need to make it to level seven of the Escalation Protocol in order to unlock a Decrypted Cache Key, which isn’t easy. The new horde mode comes with a recommended Power Level of 380, which is almost the very maximum level you can hit with your character, even with the new expansion.

There’s also a particularly tough boss character at the end of level seven of the Escalation Protocol, which Bungie has stated will rotate in and out each week, mixing up the monster that you face off against. Once you’ve defeated the level seven boss, they’ll drop a loot chest that you can open with the Decrypted Cache Key, finally bringing an end to the grind, and scoring you some nice loot items like the Rasputin armor.

We might be all done with this complete Encrypted Cache Key guide for Destiny 2, but continue ahead to our complete Polaris Lance guide for how to obtain the Exotic weapon, or our full Warmind Exotics guide, where we’ll break down all the new items you can earn for your character.

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    Actually, the only way to get the shriekers to open is to kill the two wizards who spawn and trigger a "Hive suppression field". Unlike all the other orange bar adds that spawn during the event, the wizards you need to kill appear in a soulfire summoning circle, this is another way to identify that they're the ones you need to kill to activate the shriekers.

    It's crucial to not stay in the circle around the warsat once the witches spawn or you risk fishing the event before the other witches spawn allowing you to activate and destroy the other shriekers.

    There are three spawns of 2 wizards, once the final shrieker is down, then it will turn heroic and the Hive will summon the ogre.

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