Destiny 2 Mars Community Challenge Is Live: What To Do And Rewards You'll Get

On September 3, Guardians will need to take on the Hive on Mars.

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Bungie recently announced a new Destiny 2 event, known as a Community Challenge, that has now arrived. Alongside the release of a new Destiny 2 update, this event tasks the game's entire playerbase to collectively work toward a number of goals in certain Mars-based activities (namely Escalation Protocol). Guardians can now head to Mars to begin taking part in the continued war against the Hive. According to a Bungie blog post, September's challenges are a good opportunity to prepare for Shadowkeep, where players will return to the Moon to fight the Hive.

On Mars, Guardians will need to join forces to complete a Community Objective, which went live earlier today, on September 3. This coincided with the aforementioned a quality-of-life patch that, among other things, impacts the Mars content to make some of the planet's weapons more obtainable. You can find more details on the Community Objectives below.

Destiny 2 September 3 Community Objectives

  • Defeat 175 thousand Wave 7 Escalation Protocol bosses
  • Defeat 300 million Hive on Mars
  • Mars Nightfalls
    • Defeat Nokris 150 thousand times
    • Defeat Xol 100 thousand times
  • Use 300 thousand Override Frequencies

If all the objectives are completed during this event, any player that has completed at least one Nightfall during the period will be given a unique emblem (pictured below). This, Bungie says, will mark you as a Guardian that "rose to the Mars challenge." Emperor Calus will also unlock additional rewards for successful Menagerie completions. Starting from when the goals are met, players are guaranteed to get two rewards when slotting their runes and opening a chest. Each Friday for the rest of the season, an additional reward will be added.

The emblem reward for September's Destiny 2 Community Challenge
The emblem reward for September's Destiny 2 Community Challenge

It's been an exciting time for Destiny 2 players as Bungie launched cross-save on August 22. This allows players to continue developing their Guardians regardless of what platform they're playing on. Of course, the details of how to do this and full-extent of which characters you can shift around are a little more complicated, but we've got a detailed breakdown on how Destiny 2's cross-saves work.

Somewhat expectedly, Destiny 2's cross-save rollout had some teething problems, but you should stick with it because it's a fantastic addition to the game.

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