How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge | Guide

This How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge guide contains a summary of how Ascendant Challenges works. However, we will also talk about what exactly the Ascendant Challenge is, some pro tips to complete it, and what to do if you fail to complete one, just in case. So, Guardians, you need to buckle up and ace those challenges in Dreaming City.

How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge
How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge

What is the Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge?

Ascendant Challenge is supposed to be Dreaming City’s activity in Destiny world that you can perform every week to obtain Dreaming City Gear. The challenge location changes every week and can be misleading for beginners. The planet is so huge and searching some locations would be challenging for beginners.

Ascendant Challenge NameLocationLevel
Forfeit ShrineGardens of EsilaWeak
Shattered RuinsSpine of KeresMedium
Keep of Honed EdgesHarbinger’s SecludeStrong
Agonarch AbyssBay of Drowned Wishes Weak
Cimmerian Garrison
Chamber of StarlightMedium
Aphelion’s RestStrong

Basically, Ascendant Challenges are weekly bounties in Destiny 2: Forsaken that can be obtained from Petra Venj in the mysterious Dreaming City and reward players with Powerful Gear and Dark Fragments. They can be entered through portals in the Dreaming City which open every week. If the player dies during an Ascendant Challenge, he will be thrown out of the Realm and sent back to the Dreaming City and then have to platform his way back to the portal.

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To compete in a challenge, players will require a Tincture of Queensfoil. Players will require Queensfoil to view the portal and perform the challenge. Do not forget that this consumable lasts for only 30 minutes.

Tips: Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge

In order to finish the final Ascendant Challenge in the weekly rotation, players will need to go on over to Rheasilvia, which is over to the north of the Dreaming City. As usual, dart a Tincture of Queensfoil and place the portal in the first area which is tucked behind a giant circular platform loaded with Hobgoblins.

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge
Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge

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The location for this week is listed in the table for the whole year.

Year 2021 | DateAscendant Challenge NameAscendant Challenge LocationCurse
August 18thAgonarch AbyssBay of Drowned WishesWeak
August 25thCimmerian GarrisonChamber of StarlightMedium
September 1stOuroborea Aphelion’s Rest Strong
September 8thForfeit Shrine Gardens of Esila Weak
September 15thShattered RuinsSpine of KeresMedium
September 22ndKeep of Honed EdgesHarbinger’s SecludeStrong
D2 Ascendant Challenge
D2 Ascendant Challenge

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How to do Ascendant Challenge: In Destiny 2 there is a total of 6 Challenges that rotate each week, and I have explained how they work just below.

  • To access Ascendant Challenges, you will need to have gained access to the Dreaming City. If you have not done so, complete the Awoken Quest.
  • Once you have got access, you’re gonna need to visit Petra and accept her challenge Weekly Bounty.
  • Next, you will get a unique consumable item called the “Tincture of Queensfoil”. It is a casual item that can drop from chests in both the Dreaming City and during the game world overall.
  • When you use these Tincture potions, you will be capable to see extraordinary secrets and portals that may guide you to these challenges in the Dreaming City.
  • Complete an Ascendant Challenge and you will be rewarded with Powerful Gear.

What If you Failed the Ascendant Challenge?

If you fail then just reset your Ascendant Challenge. The Destiny 2 weekly reset time is a date that every Guardian must remember. It is a time when the most profitable activities in the game are ready to be tried once again, updates are executed, and new hunts go live. Lots of activities in Bungie’s space MMO cannot be done more than once a week, so you must have the time when everything resets remembered.


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The Destiny 2 reset time is primary to several fast-leveling strategies, but it is worth having an eye out for the latest content you can undertake, too. Do not forget that Destiny 2’s server resets are scheduled based on US Pacific time, including Daylight Savings vs Standard time.

How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge GUIDE
How to Complete Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge GUIDE

That’s all for the How to do Ascendant Challenge guide. Remember these challenges gives you access to new areas in the end-game Patrol space as well as completing them assists you to complete Petra’s bounties. Also, it must be noted if you die during a challenge, it will reset, but you will reappear close enough that you can surely give it many more attempts before the Tincture of Queensfoil buff gets over. And if you fail after that, get another Tincture of Queensfoil and try again.


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