How to Get Planetary Materials for Infusion Fast in Destiny 2: Forsaken
Destiny 2’s first major expansion, Forsaken, has changed a lot about the year old game. For starters, there’s new areas such as the Tangled Shore and the Dreaming City. There’s also new events like Gambit, which is competitive co-op mode that features two competing PvE teams racing against the clock to kill enough enemies to spawn a boss and defeat that as well before the other team. Meanwhile, the two teams can invade each other and mess with their progress. It’s pretty sweet. And, of course, there’s a new story campaign which sees you avenge the untimely death of fan-favorite Destiny character and now former hunter vanguard, Cayde-6.
Aside from those overt and obvious changes though, there’s a lot of behind the scene changes too in Forsaken that may not be sexy to list on a box cover, but is still important for hardcore Destiny 2 fans to know about it. The changes to infusion and planetary materials is among the biggest changes in terms of how your day-to-day routine is altered. Before Forsaken, you didn’t need planetary materials to infuse your weapons and armor. However, as of the pre-Forsaken update for Destiny 2 last week, planetary materials are now required for infusion, and if you’re here, you’re probably wondering what the quickest way to get planetary materials is after the update so you can infuse your weapons and armor.
While the update to planetary materials and infusion might seem harsh at first, there’s a couple of caveats that make it an easier pill to swallow. The number of materials you get has been upped. You can get planetary materials from just about every activity you do now, and the number you get per cache has been upped to four. And that last part is what leads us on how to get them for infusion fast.
You’ll want to make sure you have a ghost that either has cache or combo detection for every planet in the game. Yes, all those useless ghosts that Tess has been dumping on you for a year now suddendly are quite helpful. With it equipped, just run around and explore and you should find a cache every 30-60 seconds. They are everywhere and are much easier to find with the right ghost equipped. In just about 10-15 minutes of work or less, you can end up with 50 planetary materials for infusion easily, if not more. You can also mix in heroic strikes as well to get a chance at an exotic and more materials.
That does it for how to get planetary materials for infusion fast in Destiny 2: Forsaken. Be sure to check out our Destiny 2: Forsaken wiki guide for more tips and tricks.