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Destiny 2: How to Start All Heroic Public Events

How to Trigger All Heroic Public Events in Destiny 2

While Public Events have been around since the alpha of the original Destiny, Bungie decided to update them a bit for Destiny 2. Now, if you do the right thing during each of these quick little instances, you’ll trigger a Heroic Public Event, which ups the challenge while also granting better rewards for your efforts. The trigger for these Heroic Public Events doesn’t change no matter where you happen to confront them, though things can be a bit more difficult depending on the terrain. Still, below you’ll find the triggers for each of the Heroic Public Events, so when it’s time to build your legend in Destiny 2, you can do everything in heroic fashion.

Glimmer Extraction – This Destiny 2 event has you stopping the Fallen from stealing tons of Glimmer. In order to trigger the Heroic version, you’ll need to find the small generators that spawn in just a few seconds after each wave and destroy them before killing any of your marked targets. After taking them all out, you’ll have to capture a point filled with Glimmer while enemies try to snuff you out. Killing the boss that appears drops extra rewards.


Injection Rig – This is one of the tougher Heroic Public Events to make Heroic in Destiny 2. After taking out one of the Psions, vents will open up on the top of the huge rig. You must destroy them. Use power weapons, and have your Fireteam (much easier with a Fireteam) do the same on the others. When those are clear, the next time you kill a Psion the bottom vents will open, do the same thing. There’s also one at the very bottom that you need to clear as well.  This will summon a boss to kill. Note that when the vents are open, you will take damage from being within the dome, so be careful.

Ether Resupply – This one isn’t too tough, though the boss can be hard to take down sometimes. You’ll find a large Servitor trying to steal Ether, and tons of adds. Focus on the Servitor and whittle its health down. It will then summon smaller, Transport Servitors. You must destroy all of them (there are several waves). You have around 30 seconds to do so before they leave. Once you do, you’ll trigger the Heroic Public Event. Now just take out the big Servitor.

Disrupt Vex Construction – There’s a lantern that Vex are trying to sacrifice themselves to. Extending from it are three beams of light leading to platforms you can activate. Capture each of those platforms (while still stopping the Vex) to trigger the Heroic event which summons a powerful Hydra. Defeat the Hydra and defend the point.

Devil Walker – Yup, they’re back in Destiny 2. When you cause the Walker to drop its defenses, it will spawn a few orbs for you to pick up. Use them to unlock the bubbles housing the Scorch Cannons. Once you open all of the bubbles, a second Devil Walker will appear. Destroy them both.

Cabal Excavation – You’ll need to capture a point with a drill for the standard version of this event in Destiny 2. However, if you keep your eyes peeled you’ll notice a red ship called a Thresher that appears a couple of times. You must destroy it before it stops appearing. Doing so will cancel the drill objective and task you with defeating a powerful boss.

Witch Ritual – After taking out the first two witches (the ones that you needed to de-shield using the plates). The plates will re-appear. If you look above the door where the green rift has formed, you will see a shielded crystal on either side. Stand on the plates and destroy those.

Taken Blight – This one is a bit tricky, especially since most don’t realize they have a buff that appears. When you approach the Blight, you’ll see that you can’t damage it due to the smaller orbs nearby that are shielding it. If you step near the orbs though, entering their small domes, and step out, you’ll notice a Blight Receding buff that lets you damage the main Blight. It only lasts for a short while, but if you’re able to put enough damage on the main blight using this method, you’ll summon the Blightmaker boss and trigger the Heroic version of this event. Good luck.

We’ll be sure to update this guide if and when Bungie decides to add some more Heroic Public Events to Destiny 2. Until then, safe travels Guardian.

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