How to Get Exotic Ciphers in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

How to Get Exotic Ciphers in Destiny 2: Beyond Light

December 9, 2020 0 By jess
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Exotic Ciphers are one of the rarest currencies in Destiny 2, Season of the Hunt. They are used to purchase Exotic gear from previous expansions whose quests were vaulted before Beyond Light. If you missed out on these original quests, Exotic Ciphers offer you a second chance to obtain theseĀ Destiny 2 Year 1-3 Exotic weapon and gear items. This guide will show you how to get them.

Where to Get Exotic Ciphers

At the time of this writing, there are only two known locations where you can get Exotic Ciphers: through the Season of the Hunt Season Pass, and through Xur.

Season Pass Rank Rewards

Players do not have to own the Season Pass to receive the Exotic Cipher that is available at Season Pass rank 55. However, owning the Season Pass will help players level up to this rank faster, making the Exotic Cipher easier to obtain.

Xur’s Quest

Apart from the Season Pass, Exotic Ciphers can be earned by talking to Xur and completing his quest. You can find Xur at a different location every week. He arrives at the daily reset on Fridays and disappears on Tuesdays at the same time.

A new Exotic Cipher can be obtained from Xur each week. However, since only one can be held at a time, they must be used before another one can be obtained.

Where to Use Them

Exotic Ciphers are used to get Exotic gear from Destiny 2’s previous expansions, the Red War, Forsaken, and Shadowkeep. These Exotics can be purchased at the Monument to Lost Lights. This Exotic Archive is located in the Tower between the two Vault kiosks in the Courtyard.

Every Exotic gear item in the Archive requires an Exotic Cipher. They also require Legendary Shards, Ascendant Shards, Destination Materials, and loads of Glimmer. If you want a few of these vaulted items, prepare to grind for these other currencies to use your Exotic Cipher before your next visit with Xur.