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Destiny 2 Beyond Light: What are Empire Hunts?

Destiny 2: Beyond Light has introduced tons of new content for players, including the new Empire Hunts activity.

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In Destiny 2’s latest expansion Beyond Light, Europa was added as a playable location for Guardians to explore. The icy moon is home to Variks the Loyal, who offers a new pursuit for players to complete called Empire Hunts. Read on to learn about Empire Hunts and how to unlock these new activities in Beyond Light.

Originally teased in concept art for Destiny 1, Bungie finally  introduced Europa as an in-game location with the release of Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light.

Jupiter’s Galilean moon Europa is a brand-new zone in Destiny 2, and brings with it brand new weather effects introduced for the first time in the history of the franchise.

While Europa contains variations of existing activities like story missions, patrols, and a new Strike — the zone also contains brand-new pursuits for Guardians to complete in the form of Empire Hunts.

Guardians have been unleashed on Destiny 2’s newest location, Europa. Credit: Bungie

What are Empire Hunts?

Empire Hunts are a brand-new activity introduced into Destiny 2 with Beyond Light, and are obtained from Variks the Loyal, one of the new vendors on Europa.

Similar to the Wanted bounties offered by the Spider at Tangled Shore, Empire Hunts are short quests that have the player hunting down powerful Fallen targets on Europa.

There are three Empire Hunts currently available: The Warrior, The Dark Priestess, and The Technocrat. The Hunts for each of these unique enemies – Phylaks, Kridis, and Praksis, respectively – contain a small questline the player must complete before a showdown with each named enemy at the end of the Hunt.

Empire Hunts will see the player facing off against tough, high-level Fallen bosses.
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How to unlock Empire Hunts

In order to unlock the Empire Hunts, players will need to complete the bulk of Beyond Light’s story content. This includes the main campaign facing off against Eramis, along with completing a separate quest line through Variks after the campaign has concluded.

Each of the Hunts will be completed once during the storyline on Europa: The Warrior and the Technocrat are defeated throughout the course of the campaign, and the Dark Priestess is the final boss in the questline given to the player by Variks afterwards.

Once you complete all of the Hunts as part of the expansion’s story content, they will become replayable activities through Variks. Each will cost 40 Herealways pieces to obtain and complete again, so players should make sure to stock up via bounties and activities on Europa.

In addition to the Empire Hunts on Europa, according to Bungie’s Season of the Hunt roadmap, players will also gain access to another activity, Wraithborn Hunts, after the Destiny 2 weekly reset on November 17.

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Destiny 2 Beyond Light: How to get the Mask of Bakris exotic helmet

Here’s how you can unlock the Mask of Bakris exotic hunter helmet in Beyond Light.

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The Mask Of Bakris is an exotic armor piece that can be found in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion. We will go over what it can do and how you can unlock it.

Beyond Light takes you to Europa, a land brimming with secrets and new challenges. You can also find exotic weapons and armor pieces when exploring Jupiter’s freezing cold moon. These all have unique properties that make them worth collecting.

The Mask of Bakris helmet is a great piece of exotic gear to own because of its ability to hide you from foes. It will come in handy during situations where you don’t want enemies spotting you before you strike.

Here is everything you need to know about how to get it so you can try it out for yourself:

Mask of Bakris perks

The helmet comes with one unique attribute: the Light Shift perk. When the Mask of Bakris is equipped, you will shift instead of dodging. This will have a longer range and will hide you from enemies during use. Additionally, your arc weapons will get a damage boost after using shift.

If there are many foes in one area that you don’t want to be seen until you’ve got a plan, then you can use the helmet’s ability to keep yourself in the clear. This allows you to complete missions through different methods.

How to Get Mask of Bakris exotic Hunter helmet in Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Obtaining this exotic armor piece will not be easy. You’ll have to put yourself through serious challenges without any guarantee that you’ll immediately unlock the item if you succeed. If you’re feeling up to it, this is what you need to do.

The Mask of Bakris isn’t available everyday so you will have to hope that you picked the right day. You can get this exotic item by playing through higher level sectors so you’ll need to be above level 1200 to do this. Be sure to do these missions solo otherwise you’ll only be rewarded with Enhancement Cores.

Your best bet is to grind through the Lost Sectors on Europa or EDZ at 1250 Legend or 1280 Master level. You will have to face off against powerful foes that are capable of dishing out high amounts of damage. This won’t be a cakewalk so make sure you have some really solid gear at hand.

If you’re lucky, you’ll unlock the helmet immediately after clearing one of these missions. If not, then you’ll just have to try your luck the next day as this item isn’t a common drop. Keep trying these lost sectors and one of these times you’ll get lucky.

That covers everything you need to know about unlocking the Mask of Bakris exotic Hunter helmet in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

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How to claim free Prime Gaming rewards in Destiny 2

Make sure you’re not missing out any free goodies by knowing how to claim free Prime Gaming rewards in Destiny 2.

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You could be depriving yourself of some incredible Exotic and Legendary gear in Destiny 2. See if you’re missing out on potentially a year’s worth of amazing stuff by learning how to claim your free Prime Gaming rewards in Destiny 2.

If you didn’t already know, Destiny 2 is all the rage at the moment thanks to its release of the Beyond Light expansion pack. Set on the ice-cold terrain of Europa, Bungie seeks to reinvent and reinvigorate Destiny going forward for the next few years.

But what if you could not only use your new Stasis abilities to freeze opponents, but also eviscerate them with free weapons? Find out how below.

Am I eligible?

As is the case with 99% of things nowadays it seems, one brand has content that only subscribed members can have access to. This is the case with Destiny 2 and its partnership with Amazon Prime.

So to gain access to a whole year of freebies – you will need an Amazon Prime Subscription.

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Despite a recent name change earlier this year – from Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming – the service is offering more free rewards than ever. Amazon is clearly moving with the times and by offering these great rewards they can hope to attract even more users to their service.

What do I get? How can I claim it?

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Owners of Destiny 2 with Amazon Prime can look forward to four free items a month, for the whole year. The good news is that your first drop already awaits you.

In it, you will receive a Sparrow, Ghost Shell, ship, and an emote. This is not bad for a first drop and with a whole year of content ahead, you can expect to see weapons, skins, ornaments, and more.

Here’s how you can claim your free items with Prime Gaming.

  1. Select your platform and link your Bungie and Amazon Prime accounts
  2. Startup Destiny 2
  3. Go to the Tower’s hangar and visit Amanda Holliday
  4. Collect your gear

What if your Amazon Prime Membership runs out, but you still want to keep playing Destiny 2? Then don’t worry as you’ll still get to keep any items you’ve obtained from Prime Gaming.

Read More: How to find the Deep Stone Crypt secret chests in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

So what are you waiting for? You know how to claim free your free Prime Gaming rewards in Destiny 2, so go and do it!

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How to find the Deep Stone Crypt secret chests in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Whilst completing the raid, you should also use our guide on how to find the Deep Stone Crypt secret chests in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

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Amidst the chaos of trying to complete the complicated new Deep Stone Crypt raid, there are also hidden chests for Guardians to find in it. Here’s our in-depth guide on how to secure the Deep Stone Crypt secret chests in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

Rare treasures are always a desirable fixation, more so when it comes to a loot fest like Bungie‘s Destiny. Secret chests mean tasty loot, tasty loot means stronger Guardians. It’s a win-win!

But to bring home this exotic bacon, you’re going to need to know where to look to find these chests. Given the sense of urgency required for the encounters and predicaments you’re in in the Deep Stone Crypt raid, it’s understandable that you could miss them.

Where are they?

Between fighting ultra-powerful bosses, removing nuclear devices, and a myriad of other potential life-threatening obstacles, your lack of desire to go off the beaten path to find treasure is understandable.

That’s why we’re here to help.

Secret Chest #1

entrance to find the first secret chest in destiny 2 beyond light

The first chest is actually going to surface very early on in the Deep Stone Crypt raid. Your first foray into this marathon sees you piloting your Sparrow through a frostbite-inducing storm. Your number one priority here, usually, is traversing the adverse conditions, avoiding becoming an ice cube, and reaching the door to the first encounter.

However, we don’t want to do that just yet. What you actually want to do – before entering the final door – is to find a series of ledges to climb up behind you to the left. Keep climbing and you’ll find the chest hidden away in a small alcove.

Be warned though, as you jump across these ledges the propensity for frostbite is still very much in effect. 10 stacks of Frost and you’re toast, frozen toast.

Secret Chest #2

secret chest 2 in destiny 2 beyond light

Once you’ve advanced much further into the raid, you’ll soon find yourself with a missable second secret chest. By this point, you should’ve negotiated the blizzard, disabled the security, and defeated Atraks-1.

Now you come to the brief moment of respite in which you engage in some easy-enough platforming and repel the threat of a few enemies as you head to the chamber. As you’re making your way to the chamber, you’ll eventually come across what appears to be some big blades. It will fork here with a path going left and one going right.

The right path is your objective to continue with the raid, but the left path is the gateway to our second secret chest. Go this way, climb some platforms until you arrive at one with red lights and open away.

Simple and easy instructions on how to find the Deep Stone Crypt secret chests in Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Hopefully you get some cool loot from both.

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