Attention, Guardians! The wait is over, and Destiny 2 has answered your prayers. Fishing has arrived in the game, adding a whole new dimension to your galactic adventures. Get ready to cast your line, reel in some fish, and uncover epic rewards in Destiny 2: Season of the Deep.
Fishing in Destiny 2 is not just your ordinary fishing mini-game. It’s a unique experience that offers more than just a delicious catch. Prepare to snag exotic armor and weapons as you explore the vastness of the galaxy. But before diving in, let’s review the essentials to ensure you make the most of this exciting addition.
To embark on your fishing journey, you’ll need to make progress in the Season of the Deep campaign. After completing the introductory missions and rescuing Sloan, tackle the Salvage and Deep Dive missions. These will introduce you to the world of fishing and guide you to visit Hawthorne at the tower. Hawthorne will teach you about collecting fishing tackle and using your fishing rod. Follow the quest line to visit the fishing holes on Nessus, The EDZ, and Savathun’s Throne World. Finally, return to the H.E.L.M. to deposit your first batch of fish into the tank. Hawthorne will reward you with ten free bait; from there, you’ll be free to cast your line and fish to your heart’s content.
Now, let’s talk about the best fishing spots in Destiny 2. Finding the right location is crucial to your success as a guardian angler. Keep in mind that the fishing spots rotate around the general vicinity of their marked locations on the map. So, don’t expect them to be exactly where the blue fishing icon appears. Also, be aware that fishing spots may disappear if a public event happens nearby. Currently, there are three destinations with fishing holes: the Outskirts on the EDZ, the Cistern on Nessus, and the Miasma on Savathun’s Throne World.
To start fishing, you’ll need bait. Bait can be earned by completing various activities, such as Salvage missions, Deep Dive missions, playlist activities, public events, patrols, and collecting planetary materials. The amount of bait you receive is tied to the time it takes to complete each activity. Salvage missions can yield up to 16 bait while collecting planetary materials grants you a single bait. Keep in mind that your inventory can hold up to 500 bait, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to gather more.
Once you’re ready to cast your line, position yourself on the planks facing the water. Press the interact button to make your cast. If you’ve played fishing mini-games before, this should feel familiar. Your goal is to press the interact button again as soon as you see your bobber dip beneath the water. Timing is key here—the faster you react, the higher the quality of your catch. Strive for perfection with each cast. Remember, every cast will cost you one bait. Be careful not to press the interact button too early, or you’ll withdraw your hook without any fish and miss out on the catch.
Now, let’s talk about the exciting rewards that await you in the depths of Destiny 2. Each fishing location has its own set of fish, including uncommon, rare, and legendary varieties. Your triumph page will keep track of the fish you’ve caught and how many of each. By completing triumphs, you can earn decorations for your aquarium—a testament to your fishing prowess.
But that’s not all. Fishing is also the primary source of this Season’s Reckoning weapons. To obtain these powerful weapons, you’ll need to fish for legendary fish and turn them in at the aquarium in the H.E.L.M. There’s a chance that these turn-ins will reward you with not only armor and materials but also coveted exotics and Reckoning weapons. To maximize your chances of obtaining these prized weapons, gather a group of fellow guardians, load up on bait, and head to the recommended fishing spot indicated in your tackle description. Keep an eye out for messages like “Increased Activity Detected In Outskirts (EDZ).” That’s your cue to head to that location and fish relentlessly. With luck, you’ll reel in a few legendary fish that you can exchange for powerful Reckoning weapons.
So, Guardians, it’s time to unleash your inner angler and dive into the thrilling world of fishing in Destiny 2’s Season of the Deep. Discover the joy of casting your line across the galaxy, hooking epic loot, and creating a breathtaking aquarium filled with your hard-earned catches. Destiny 2’s fishing activity promises excitement, rewards, and a chance to showcase your fishing mastery.
Grab your fishing pole, gather your bait, and embark on this epic fishing adventure in Destiny 2. The galaxy is teeming with fish waiting to be caught, and the rewards are yours for the taking. Don’t miss out on the Season of Deep’s ultimate catch—start fishing today!