Throughout the Season of Arrivals in Destiny 2, players have slowly unraveled the secrets of the Darkness, the Tree of Silver Wings, and Savathun. After weeks of participating in the seasonal Contact public event, we’ve finally reached the end of that story–and you can finally complete the Season of Arrivals seal and earn your Forerunner title.
With the October 6 weekly reset, Destiny 2 added both the Festival of the Lost and the final installment of the Means to an End quest that has been available weekly throughout the Season of Arrivals. Every time you complete that quest, you’ve unlocked a Pinnacle gear drop, as well as an entry into the Singular Exegete lore book. For the last few weeks, however, completing the quest hasn’t offered new lore drops, and we’ve seen repeats of past battles. You’d still get your Pinnacle drop, but completing Means to an End hasn’t advanced the story of the Season of Arrivals. That changed this week.
Completing this week’s quest gets you the final entry into Singular Exegete and changes up what you face when you venture to the Ascendant Realm during the quest’s final mission, “Interference.” Usually during that mission, fighting off the Taken on Io sends you to a section of the Ascendant Realm, where you battle the Envoys of Savathun and destroy a huge Shrieker. There have been three different locations to fight through, rotating each week–but this week’s sends you to an Ascendant Throne that looks a lot like the final boss arena in the Crota’s End raid from Destiny 1. There, you face Crota’s exiled brother, Nokris, the final boss of the Strange Terrain Strike.