Destiny 2 Heroic Public Events
Destiny 2 Heroic Public Events are a new concept that Bungie has introduced with this new title. Public Events occur on every planet in Destiny 2 and they are open to everyone on every server all the time. They are indicated with a timer and an icon to let you know when and where the next one will occur. Destiny 1 also had public events but, in Destiny 2, you can now turn a standard public event into a Heroic encounter, i.e. Heroic Public Event. As you might have guessed, there are different ways to activate each and every public event in order to make it a Heroic Event. There’s also a total of 8 different public events. Let take a moment to quickly break down the Destiny 2 activating heroic public events.
A few moments after the extraction device is deployed, there will be a small station that appears(see image). You have to destroy that station before it disappears. It will stay out for about 15-20 seconds and there is one of those stations every time the extraction moves to a different site(three in total). After you destroy the third station, the heroic event will be triggered and at the top of the screen it will say, “joined heroic event”. Once that happens, you are officially in the Heroic Public Event. Now you have to “transmat” the glimmer by standing in the middle of the pile of glimmer that spawns. Once it has finished “transmatting” the event will be complete and you can open the chest for your rewards.
Tip: This event is pretty difficult to do alone. Your best bet it to have at least 1 other person there at the event to help out. Also, take out the station asap. Use your heavy weapon just to make sure it gets destroyed because, during the event, you will get a ton of heavy ammo drops.
The main objective of this Public event is the override the mining lander. You can override the lander by standing next to it. While you are standing next to the lander, mortars will be coming down on the area constantly. In order to activate the Heroic Event, you have to take out the red “Thresher” that flies in periodically. It will make three passes before it completely goes away; you have to take out the Thresher during that time. If you fail to take out the Thresher, you will be unable to activate the Heroic Public Event. If you do take out the Thresher, the Heroic Public Event will be triggered and you will no longer have to override the landing. You will now have to take out the Excavation Valus. Once he’s down you will have completed the Heroic Event and you can collect your rewards from the chest.
Tip: You don’t have to actually override the lander if you intend to trigger the Heroic Event. Once the Heroic Event is triggered, the override lander indicator goes away, so there’s no real reason to try and capture it in the first place(if you going to the Heroic Event, of course).
The objective of this Public Event in simply to take out the Arsenal Walker. In order to activate the Heroic Public Event, you have to unlock all of the Scorch Cannons that are contained in those domes of light. You can unlock them by depositing the Arc Charges that drop every time you take out on of the legs of the Walker. The Walker will drop three every time he is downed and it will take a total of 6 Arc Charges to unlock all of the Scorch Cannons. Once all of the Scorchs are unlocked, the Heroic Public Event will be triggered and they will drop another Arsenal Walker. Take out both Walkers and you will have completed the Heroic Event and you can then collect your rewards.
Tip: Once you down the Walker and he drops the Arc Charges, do not damage him too much during this stage, because; if you destroy the first Walker before you unlock all of the Scorch Cannons, you will not be able to activate the Heroic Event. Also, if you hold the trigger after shooting the scorch cannon, you can charge the projectile to do massive damage.
In order to activate this Heroic Event you have to stand on the two “Hex Circles” that are in the room. Standing on these circles will unlock the Witches that are in front of the portal. Kill those Witches and then remain on the hex circles. Staying on the hex circles will then unlock the two crystals that are top of either side of the portal. Destroy both of the crystals and that will trigger the Heroic Event. Once it is triggered, a Hive Champion will exit the portal and you have to take him out. The Abyssal Champion acts and moves like The Darkblade from Destiny 1. Take him out and that will complete the Heroic Event.
Tip: Try and use a weapon with explosive rounds or firefly. The reason is because you will be dealing with hordes of Thralls and the explosive round can damage multiple enemies at once and it will be easier to keep them off you so you can DPS the Abyssal Champion.
To activate this Heroic Public Event you have to take out all of the small Servitors that come out and aid the Prime Ether Servitor. Those smaller Servitors come out in two stages. The first stage only has one small Servitor that must be taken out. If you fail to take out the small Servitor before he disappears, then you will not be able to activate the Heroic Event. The small Servitors can never disappear in order to access the Heroic Event. If they disappear and then return, you will still not be able to activate the Heroic Event even if you kill them upon their return. The second Stage has three smaller Servitors. Taken them all out and you will then activate the Heroic Event. After that the Prime Ether Servitor receives a huge defense buff and is also much more aggressive. Take him out and the collect your rewards.
Tip: Save your supers for the second stage of small Servitors. Pop that super and use it on the three Servitors during that stage. The rest should be easy.
In order to activate this Heroic Event, you have to capture the 3 sync plates and, at the same time, not let any of the vex enemies sacrifice themselves to the conflux. The 3 sync plates are identified by the beams of light particles that are coming for the conflux which is the main structure in the Public Event. Follow the beams of light particles and you will find the sync plates. After they are captured, you will trigger the Heroic Event. After that, you just have to keep the enemies away from the main Vex structure. Once the time runs out then the Heroic Event will be complete and you can collect your rewards.
Tip: Scout rifles will make quick work of most of the enemies and will give you that range that you will need while you and your team are capturing the sync plates.
To activate this Heroic Event you have to Damage the huge Blight in the center of the public event. You can only damage him by entering the domes on taken energy and then exiting the dome with the “Blight Receding” indicator on the bottom left of your screen. Once you have this indicator, you can damage the Blight for about 5 seconds. After that, you must re-enter the dome of Taken energy and receive the indicator again. Keep doing this until the Blight Integrity in down to 0%. If you get the Blight down quick enough, it will not teleport and you will activate the Heroic Event. If it does teleport, you will still have a chance to activate the Heroic Event at the next site. Once the Heroic Event is activated, a Taken Champion called, ” The Blightmaker” will appear. Take him out and you will complete the Heroic Event and then you can collect your rewards.
Tip: If you can grab a Pike from the area, they can make quick work of most of those pesky Taken minions and, you will be able to do some quick damage to The Blightmaker.
These Heroic Event can be activated by destroying all of the exhaust vents. There are three sets of vents. You will be able to tell if the vent is destroyed because it will start smoking. These vents are only open at the very beginning of the Public Event, and then after you kill each of the three Infiltrator Psions. Check the pictures to see what the vents look like. If you kill the third Infiltrator Psion before you destroy all the vents then you will not be able to access the Heroic Event. If you do take out all the vents, the Heroic Event will activate after you kill the last Infiltrator Psion. Once that happens, the Infiltrator Valus will spawn and you have to take him out. After that you will have completed the Heroic Event and you can collect your rewards.
Tip: Once you enter the Heroic Event, try and take out the the Interceptors asap. They will bug you during the entire event, if they remain alive, and they can take you out in two shots.
These Destiny 2 Heroic Public Events yield better rewards then the regular public events and also give you a higher chance at receiving legendary and exotic engrams. They are definitely worth a try. It’s always best to go in with a fire-team of 3 but most of them can be done with two, and only a couple of them can be done solo(if you’re a champ). We hope this article helps you with your Destiny 2 grinding and we wanna thank you for taking the time to check us out. If you wanna see more videos from AreYouGaming.com, check out our YouTube Channel. Also, if you wanna find out how you can help us keep moving forward with our content, check out our Patreon page. Thanks again and as always, Game On!