Late last night the Destiny 2 community reached the Fractaline donation goal for the Empyrean Foundation. A whopping 9,777,777,000 Fractaline was the final donation goal for stage 7. As anticipated by the community, reaching this goal revealed that the endgame PvP mode Trials of Osiris would be making a return to Destiny 2 next season. Will Bungie be able to live up to its own hype and nostalgia? Tension and excitement are high in the community and I am looking forward to braving the Trials once again next season.
What is the Empyrean Foundation?
With the weekly reset on February 4, 2020 the Empyrean Foundation event has begun in Destiny 2. This event is bringing the community together to rebuild a location in Destiny 2 and herald a new era for the game. Bungie broke the event up into 7 stages and at time of writing (Feb 07, 2020) the community has already progressed through the first 3 stages of the event.
How do I participate?
To participate in the event players needed to complete all the previous story quests and missions in Season of Dawn. After speaking to Saint-14 players need to complete a short quest:
- Complete a Sundial run and defeat the new boss.
- Collect 30 orbs of light
- Deposit the collected motes in the Tower Obelisk.
- Speak to Osiris.
After completing the quest players are free to donate fractaline (a resource that players have been gathering all season) to the tower obelisk.
Here are some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your fractaline donation:
- Spend all your fractaline at a destination Obelisk to raise your resonance rank as high as possible. Doing this will allow you to increase the amount of fractaline you receive per week from the tower obelisk.
- Purchase Timelost weapon frames for the weapons you want. Donating will increase your progress on the frame by 25%, donating 4 times will complete the frame. This will allow you to grind for the specific roll you want.
The community speculates that the much beloved Destiny 1 PvP mode Trials will be the result of the Empyrean Foundation. The Destiny community is well on its way to completing the event within the next couple of weeks. I am looking forward to what secrets will be revealed upon the completion of this event. For more on Destiny 2 be sure to check out our weekly Xur article as well as our article on the latest patch notes for Destiny 2.