Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest - How to Get the New Xenophage Machine Gun

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest - How to Get the New Xenophage Machine Gun

This is how to complete the Destiny 2 Xenophage quest, including all puzzles, and more.

If you want to obtain one of the more powerful weapons in the whole of Destiny 2, then look no further than the Xenophage Exotic machine gun. It arrived as part of the ongoing Season of the Undying, within the Festival of the Lost, and it works a treat for modes like Gambit. In our Destiny 2 Xenophage quest walkthrough, we'll be taking you through the trickier parts of the Exotic quest, so you know how to obtain the new Exotic machine gun on the Moon.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest Walkthrough

Unlike other Exotic quests in Destiny 2, you won't be simply given the quest item to start the Xenopage quest. To begin the Xenophage quest, you need to head to the Moon, which is of course only available as part of the Shadowkeep expansion.

Once you're on the Moon, you need to head to the doors of the Red Keep, which are located in the northeastern section of the Sorrow's Harbor area. Head down the hallway through the doors of the Red Keep, and you'll find a pathway through a door on the left.

Head through this doorway. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Going through this door, keep heading forwards until you reach the Enduring Abyss area. Now keep pushing forward down the same path, and you'll eventually come to a small lantern on the ground.

Go past this lantern. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Go down the path behind the lantern, and you'll need to look up and to the right to see a ledge high above you. Jump up and onto the ledge, and push forward down the path, until you come face to face with the huge pyramid.

Jump up to this ledge. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

The Journey: Emergence

You'll now find four huge statues before the pyramid. Approach the one closest to you on the right, and hold down the interact button to 'Emerge From the Dark.' This will then light up the statue, and the goal here is to light up all four statues in the room, going round in an anti-clockwise fashion from where you start.

Interact with the four statues. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

If you successfully interact with the statues in the correct order, you'll get a 'You have emerged from the dark - claim your path!' message in the lower left corner of the screen. A chest will now spawn where Ikora was once stood in front of the pyramid, and you can open it up.

The Journey Exotic quest item. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Opening this chest gives you the 'Emergence' quest item. This is the very beginning of the Xenophage Exotic quest, and you're well on your way to claiming the heavy machine gun for yourself.

The Journey: Torch Bearer

This next phase of the Journey Exotic quest is pretty difficult. You need to go into the building we've depicted below, and interact with a statue to pick up an orb of light, marking you as the 'Torch Bearer.'

The building where you'll find the orb. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

You now need to run to five consecutive altars, and light them in the correct order. The first altar can be found by going out of the building you're in, jumping over the rubble, going up the road, jumping round the cliff face ahead of you to an area with a Fallen Captain.

The first altar. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Next, turn back around, and go forward to a small building partially buried in the ground. Enter through the door on the left of the building, and light the altar shrouded in darkness.

The second altar. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Then, go out the small building through the door to your left, and jump up to the larger building ahead of you, where you should be able to see a chest. Go left from the chest, and jump up to the beams above you, where the next altar waits.

The third altar. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Now go back to where the chest was, and you'll be able to see another small building near the top of the area, below you on ground level. On the ramp that leads up to the roof of this building, there's another altar.

The fourth altar. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

From here, you want to go to the large round building, in the area adjacent to where we started this Torch Bearer missions. At the middle of the roof of this building, there's another altar.

The fifth altar. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Finally, if you've done these altars in the correct order, you'll be given an objective marker nearby. If you go over to this objective marker, you'll get the prompt to 'Emerge from the Dark,' where you can use the orb to complete this quest step.

Use the orb here to finish this quest step. | Hirun Cryer/USG, Bungie

Pathfinder Quest Step

In the next stage of this Xenophage Exotic quest, you'll need to visit the four Lost Sectors on the Moon. At the end of each of these Lost Sectors, you'll need to shoot symbols in the correct order to complete this sequence. Check out the video below on how to complete this sequence.

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