Destiny 2’s Season of Loot saw each chapter of its spacefaring story unfold rather quickly, with only a small amount of grinding required to unlock a new chapter of content. This week is different, as unlocking the latest chapter of the pirate-themed season requires defeating not only the toughest enemies in the game, but also an absurd number of them at first glance.
The good news is that you don’t have to defeat all 50 champions, as the act of looting will count as multiple kills for each of those deadly bosses. In the campaign, each champion is worth three, and if you’re in too much of a hurry to see what Eid has been up to this week, you can jump into a Master CatchCrash activity, which counts each defeated champion as worth eight kills.
Master CatchCrash is also full of champions, so you’ll run into them a lot more often here. Just remember, matchmaking is off in this special activity, so you’ll need to find a group to play with to help grind out this week’s requirements quickly. Champions are some of the most challenging enemies in Destiny 2, and usually come in three forms; Overload, overwhelm, and interrupt.
Overload champions will teleport around you and instantly heal from damage, barrier champions pop a shield that’s nearly unbreakable, and unstoppable champions combine bullet-sponge traits with high-damage offense. The only way to disrupt a champion is to slot in a seasonal mode that allows certain weapons to properly damage them, which can be obtained by leveling up your seasonal artifact. For looting season, this means you’ll need an auto rifle for barrier champions, a shotgun for unstoppable champions, and a machine gun for overload champions.
Certain Arc subclass abilities can also be improved this season to pack an extra punch, and if your main guardian is a Titan, there’s a Solar build that uses Consecration to melt champions into slag. To learn more about Destiny 2, read Why Control Playlists Are Discounted and How to Solve Cryptic Quatrian Pirate Puzzles.
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