How attunement works in Destiny 2: Into the Light (2024)

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Destiny 2's free Into the Light update has launched with six of the 12 classic weapons that are being reissued with new perks for this release. But not all iconic weapons are created equal. What if you'd rather earn new rolls on the now best-in-slot legendary grenade launcher Edge Transit over, say, the Succession sniper rifle? Is that such an unreasonable request?

While all weapons are available from Onslaught by default, Into the Light introduces a new system called attunement. Once you've attuned to one of the update's Brave weapons, you'll have a +50% chance of earning it as a drop as you play through Onslaught. If you're searching out a specific god roll, you'll want to make sure you've attuned to whatever weapon has caught your eye.

How to unlock Brave weapons for attunement

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You can attune for weapons in the Hall of Heroes, the new social space found in the new Into the Light menu in the Director. Unfortunately, attunement isn't available immediately—you'll first need to unlock it for each weapon in turn.

To do so, first start working through the introductory Feats of Bravery quest given out by Shaxx. As part of that quest, you'll be instructed to pick up and complete the Stranger Danger quest from Arcite 99-40. That quest is one of six Brave weapon quests available from Arcite that can be completed for both a curated version of the corresponding weapon—with specific perks chosen by Bungie—and the ability to attune it. Once you've completed Stranger Danger and turned in Feats of Bravery, you're free to grab the other quests at will.

How to farm kills for Brave weapon quests

Each of the Brave quests have two methods for completion. The first is specific types of kills with that weapon type in PvE—either precision or rapid kills depending on what the weapon is designed for. The second is for defeating other Guardians with that weapon type in Crucible.

If you're going the PvE route, the quests mention that playing Onslaught grants bonus progress, but despite that it's still not the fastest way to complete each objective. Fun as the new horde mode is, you'll have two other allies also contributing to kills, significantly slowing down your progress. Instead, if you absolutely need to find the quickest way to complete each quest, simply use one of the handful of farming spots players have been crutching on for years.

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The most effective class for farming weapon kill quests is a Void Hunter running the Deadfall super and Orpheus Rig exotic boots. Any damage you apply to an enemy caught by your Deadfall is applied to all other enemies trapped in it, and it all counts as coming from the same source. This makes it an incredibly effective way to get lots of specific weapon kills without much effort.

For mods, you want to prioritise generating super energy for more Deadfall uptime, so run Dynamo in your head slot along with syphons that match the element of the gun you're grinding kills on. With the right setup, you can generate a new super incredibly quickly, making the whole process much faster.

As for where to farm, there are three main locations I recommend.

Shuro Chi

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The second encounter of the Last Wish raid is a farming favourite, and for good reason. It's a gauntlet of weak, low-health enemies that are easy to cut through, and, when you're done, you can easily wipe, and—thanks to the rally flag—start over with full ammo and super. And despite being a raid encounter, it's easy to reach solo through one of two methods.

Method #1: Simply go to, copy the name of the bot holding the checkpoint, and enter /join [name] into the in-game chat. If you get a message saying the fireteam is full, just try again until you get in. Once you've loaded into the activity, start the encounter by walking up to the door, wipe, and, once you've respawned, leave the fireteam. Now when you load into the Last Wish raid yourself, you'll spawn back at the start of the encounter.

Method #2: Use the Last Wish's wish wall to directly teleport to the encounter. At the start of the raid, instead of turning into the room with the Kali encounter, go straight and jump around the corner at the edge of the hallways to find a secret route. Follow this, and you'll arrive at the wish wall—a four by five grid of blank icons that you shoot to input a code. This is the code you'll want to create to teleport to the second encounter:

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Again, start the encounter, wipe and when you respawn you'll have the checkpoint saved, meaning you can leave and come back at any time until the next Tuesday reset.

The main trick to farming Shuro Chi is knowing what to kill, and when. Once you've dealt with the initial wave of Thrall, more will spawn in alongside a handful of Knights. If you kill all of the Knights immediately, you'll likely only get one additional spawn wave of Thrall. Instead, you only want to kill one Knight per Thrall wave. Do that and you'll maximise the number of Thralls that Shuro Chi will throw your way, making each run much more efficient. Once the Thrall have stopped spawning, simply wipe (standing on the pads surrounding Shuro Chi will do the job), and you'll be ready to go again.

Each Shuro Chi loop takes under two minutes, and I was earning between 15-20% progress on the Recluse Endangerment quest per run.

The Loot Cave

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Another popular farming spot, the Grasp of Avarice dungeon is popular because there's no real set-up required. Load into the dungeon, run up to the loot cave, and shoot endless waves of Thrall like it's Destiny 1's launch week. Thanks to the dungeon's main mechanic, you'll also refresh your super and abilities for every 10 Burden of Riches engrams that you pick up. It's pretty good.

The major downside is that there's no rally banner location, so no easy way to fill up on heavy or special ammo if you're looking to complete the Succession, Falling Guillotine or Edge Transit quests. You can run special or heavy ammo finder mods on your helmet, but you'll still have stretches where you'll need to switch back to your primary in order to generate ammo for the weapon kills you're actually trying to farm.

Using this method, I was making about 8-10% progress on the Recluse Endangerment quest every two minutes, making it significantly slower than Shuro Chi.

The Whisper

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Shuro Chi and the Loot Cave have become the standard farming spots for weapon levelling, catalyst progress and weapon kill quests, but both of them have a cost attached. The Last Wish raid requires you to own the Forsaken Pack DLC, and Grasp of Avarice is locked behind the 30th Anniversary Pack. But veteran Destiny 2 players may remember another spot for endless Thrall farming, and, wouldn't you know, it's just been added back into the game—and for free, too.

The Whisper exotic mission is not only very good, but also the home to a subterranean lair filled with endlessly spawning Shadow Thrall. You need to progress through the quest until you reach the giant, mossy stone room, and, instead of progressing the normal way, instead fall through one of the cracks into the dark area below. Here you'll be beset by endless spawns of Shadow Thrall.

As with Grasp, there's no rally banner spot here, so it's less useful for special and heavy weapon quests. It's also not got Grasp's Burden of Riches mechanic, so you'll have to generate your super the old fashioned way. The Whisper is also a timed mission, although once you've practised the route a few times you can reach your destination with well over 30 minutes to spare.

There's also no guarantee that this method will survive in the long term. Bungie has nerfed some of the other infinite Shadow Thrall spots—like Shattered Throne's Thrallway—to stop players generating any kill progress from its infinite waves. But I've tested and, for now, The Whisper does still grant quest progress. In fact, I made about 10-12% progress every two minutes on the Recluse Endangerment quest—slightly quicker than Grasp, albeit with an entire jumping puzzle to complete just to reach it.

How to attune to a Brave weapon

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Once you've completed the weapon kill step, the game will prompt you to go and attune to that weapon at the Hall of Heroes by visiting the relevant Holo-Shaxx statue. Follow the quest marker to that statue, and you're able to attune to that weapon and finish the quest.

Once a quest is completed, you can attune to that weapon at any time by revisiting its Holo-Shaxx statue. You can only attune one weapon at a time, but it's easy to switch by visiting the relevant Holo-Shaxx and attuning to the one you want. Over the coming weeks, the remaining six weapons will be added to the Onslaught loot pool, and each will also bring a new quest from Arcite to complete—unlocking the Attunement option for those weapons too.

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How attunement works in Destiny 2: Into the Light (2024)


How attunement works in Destiny 2: Into the Light? ›

While all weapons are available from Onslaught by default, Into the Light introduces a new system called attunement. Once you've attuned to one of the update's Brave weapons, you'll have a +50% chance of earning it as a drop as you play through Onslaught.

How do you use attunement in Destiny 2? ›

Once you've completed the weapon kill step, the game will prompt you to go and attune to that weapon at the Hall of Heroes by visiting the relevant Holo-Shaxx statue. Follow the quest marker to that statue, and you're able to attune to that weapon and finish the quest.

What is attunement process Destiny 2? ›

Once you complete a weapon's quest, you can attune it at the Holo-Shaxx that is holding said weapon. Source: Shacknews. Attunement increases the drop chance of the selected weapon by 50 percent. This lets Guardians focus on acquiring a specific weapon in the Brave Arsenal as opposed to relying entirely on luck.

What does arc attunement do? ›

Arc Attunement: Any source of Arc damage adds Jolt. Solar Attunement: Any source of Solar damage applies Scorch.

How do you perform metamorphosis attunement? ›

In the initial room, once you've cleared out the enemies, you'll need to find and shoot five Hive symbols—don't worry; these are all close by and pretty easy to locate. The key thing here is that you have to use the same damage type as your attunement.

How much attunement do you need? ›

Attunement grants 1 slot at 10, and 5 slots at 19. If you feel like spending 4 more points after that, you can have 6 slots. However, it's recommended that you not spend more afterwords (unless you really want more spells).

What is the power of attunement? ›

Attunement is our ability to be aware of and respond to our child's needs. It is deeply connected to emotional attachment.

How do you lose attunement? ›

A creature's attunement to an item ends if the creature no longer satisfies the prerequisites for attunement, if the item has been more than 100 feet away for at least 24 hours, if the creature dies, or if another creature attunes to the item.

Why is attunement important? ›

Attunement forms the foundations for later emotional self-regulation. Children who are deprived of this joyful, mutually trusting social experience often face emotional difficulties and exhibit erratic behavior in their later years.

How does attunement end? ›

There are also a few things that can automatically end attunement. Death is one of them – so bear that in mind if you're being revived. Attunement will also end if another creature or person becomes attuned to an item, or if you spend more than 24 hours more than 100 feet away from it.

What is the basic attunement? ›

Attunement is being aware of and responding to the emotions of another person and is the process by which we form close relationships. It is that essential component that allows us to feel close and connected to others.

How can I improve my attunement? ›

In attempting to improve on what is attunement, you have to practice being present at the moment and listening to your partner. That means focusing on the person, watching their facial expression, feeling the emotion in their voice as they speak, and actively listening to the words.

Which element should you attune with destiny 2? ›

You can pick Arc, Solar, or Void. My recommendation would be to pick the one that matches the ammo of at least a weapon of yours (preferably not swords), as you'll need ammo that corresponds to that element later on. So, if you have a weapon that uses Void ammo, go for Void to make things easier.

Can you change your attunement destiny 2? ›

There are two cards for each element currently, but you'll be able to change your elemental attunement in subsequent weeks, allowing you to eventually pick all of them up.

What does attunement look like? ›

Attunement means to tune into whoever you are speaking with and truly hear them. To understand them by seeing through their perspective of the world. To listen with empathy and openness. To hear all that is being said and all that is not being said.

Where do I turn in attunement to the core? ›

Getting past the bridge elementals

You can now exit Blackrock Depths by grouping with someone, converting to raid, then entering Molten Core and immediately exiting. It'll exit the instance and bring you right to Lothos Riftwalker where you can turn in the quest for your reward.

How do you unlock attunement slots? ›

Attunement Information & Notes

Increases the number of Attunement Slots available for Pyromancies, Sorceries, and Miracles. Wearing certain rings can increase the number of Attunement slots: The White Seance Ring grants 1 Attunement slot. Darkmoon Seance Ring grants 1 Attunement slot.

How do you start molten core attunement? ›

When to Attune to Molten Core. Starting at level 55, players are able to pick up the quest Attunement to the Core in the bottom of Blackrock Mountain from Lothos Riftwaker. Once the quest is accepted you will be asked to venture deep into Blackrock Depths to acquire the Core Fragment, near the very end of the dungeon.


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