Destiny 2: How To Prepare for Empyrean Foundation

Empyrean Foundation is the next content push for Destiny 2's Season of Dawn.   The weekly reset on February 4th will continue the story of the Sundial, Osiris' quest to save Saint-14 and more.  


Datamining has shown that this event will be a community-wide experience in which Guardians band together to restore the Trials of Osiris.  

The focal point of this event will be the Lighthouse on Mercury, a key location for Trials.  Guardians will be tasked with restoring the Lighthouse.   What is important about this event you ask?  In the original Trials, players took their Fireteam versus other Fireteams in a Win 7 matches before you lose 3 PvP ladder.    Teams that won 7 matches would gain access to the Lighthouse and the very best gear that the game has to offer.  It's a big deal. 


Bungie posted the following as part of their This Week at Bungie Blog.


Next week, the Empyrean Foundation rebuild effort begins. Saint-14 will ask all Guardians to contribute to building a beacon that will be a foundation for things to come next Season. The Tower Obelisk will be the focal point of this event, so make sure you have it unlocked and ready to go as it’s going to have some hefty benefits to take advantage of.


Players will need to come together and contribute resources towards a common goal. To participate, players can donate their Fractaline using the Tower Obelisk. The event will have seven stages, each requiring increasing amounts of Fractaline to progress through. There will also be a hologram at the Tower Obelisk where you’ll be able to track the community’s progress in game.


Of course we aren’t going to ask you to fork over your hard-earned Fractaline without providing some benefits. Here’s what’s in it for you:


  • Contributing to the Empyrean Foundation costs 100 Polarized Fractaline.
  • Contributing generates a 25% flat progression for all Timelost weapon bounties in your inventory.
  • Your Tower Obelisk will generate Polarized Fractaline for you each week equivalent to its Resonance Power.
  • Increase its Resonance Power by upgrading other Obelisks
  • Players who donate more than 5,000 Polarized Fractaline before the end of the Season will earn a Triumph and emblem.



Everyone in the community will also receive a shader when all stages are completed. Here’s a look at community goals for the seven stages.


Stage 1: 400,000,000

Stage 2: 700,000,000

Stage 3: 1,200,000,000

Stage 4: ???

Stage 5: ???

Stage 6: ???

Stage 7: ???


Everyone is welcome to contribute. This event will be available to all Destiny 2 players and doesn’t require the Season Pass. You can start prepping this week by stockpiling Fractaline and making sure that your Tower Obelisk is powered up and ready to go.

Trials is a hard-core addition to a game that is played predominantly by casual players.  It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.  No pun intended. 

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Last Updated: Feb 03, 2020

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