Destiny 2 Xenophage Exotic Guide: The Journey Quest and Volar The Tempted Guide

Going through a 'phage.

Shadowkeep may have landed over a year ago, but collectors will want to get their hands on Xenophage.

Obtaining it will require heading into the Pit of Heresy dungeon, as well as defeating a hidden boss.

Here's what it does, and how to get it.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Guide

Xenophage is an exotic machine gun that uses heavy ammo.

It deals Solar Damage, and its intrinsic perk is "Pyrotoxin Rounds" – allowing it to fire high-powered explosive ammunition.

That makes it ideal for ripping through mobs or bosses.

Destiny 2 Xenophage Quest

Start The Quest

Up first – obtaining the quest.

For this, you'll want to head to the Moon, specifically Sorrow's Harbor.

Head through the path to the North of the area, through the Enduring Abyss. Push through to the Pyramid, and look for four very creepy statues on the left and right.

Interact with all four to cause a chest to spawn containing The Journey – the Xenophage quest.

Deposit Orbs In Anchor of Light

Head to Anchor of Light and look for a building with an Orb inside that you can interact with and pick up.

There are six locations where the orb needs to be deposited nearby:

  • in the same room
  • Next to a radio tower against a slope
  • Small yellow building
  • Atop the radio tower in Anchor of Light
  • On top of a ramp to the North
  • Atop the raised circular building

Head back to where this step started to receive a waypoint that'll kick off the next phase.

Pathfinder Puzzle Solutions

You'll now need to solve a puzzle in each of the Moon's four lost sectors.

You'll need a bunch of symbols on the wall to match the ones above, which is done by shooting specific icons.

Here are the solutions:

K1 Revelation
  • Centre right
  • Centre left
  • Centre
  • Centre
  • Centre left
  • Centre top
  • Centre bottom
  • Centre
K1 Crew Quarters
  • Top right
  • Centre left
  • Centre
  • Centre bottom
  • Bottom right
  • Bottom right
  • Centre bottom
  • Centre bottom
K1 Logistics
  • Top left
  • Bottom left
  • Centre right
  • Centre
K1 Communion
  • Bottom left
  • Bottom right
  • Centre top
  • Centre top

Pit of Heresy Path Uncovered

Head to the Pit of Heresy dungeon and complete the first encounter.

Afterwards, you'll find a series of doors on either side of the pathway ahead, with one looking different.

Get through that one, and you'll find a switch to start the next phase.

Pit of Heresy Path's End and Secret Boss

When you reach the dungeon's second encounter, head to your left into a glowing cavern.

Push on until you find a plate. Activate it by standing on it, grab the orb that appears and head back the way you came – keeping an eye to your right.

Go through the path on the right, dunk the orb, and you'll be tasked with fighting Volmar, The Tempted Slain.

You'll need to grab orbs and dunk them based on the corresponding buff:

  • Arc Orb - Thunderous
  • Kinetic - Neutral
  • Solar Orb - Fiery
  • Void Orb - Abyss

After each dunk, damage the boss as much as you can. Once he's dead, you can return to Eris to claim Xenophage!

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