Destiny 2 EDZ is one of four planets you will visit and explore to take on a number of EDZ activities and daily EDZ challenges.

The first planet you visit in Destiny 2, you visit this shortly after your first encounter with The Farm patrol space. You are first sent to visit Devrim Kay who gives you story missions on the planet, but between missions you can freely explore the planet and take part in a number of activities, even if you have travelled to later planets.

Whether you are exploring during the story or attemping to reach max Power Level in the end game, there's plenty on offer in the EDZ.

For other planetary guides meanwhile, we've put together pages on the Titan, Nessus, and Io, with plenty of detail on activities for each.

Destiny 2 EDZ activities explained

The EDZ offers a number of set activities you can view on the map as you play through the game's story and beyond.

Landing Zones / Fast Travel points:

  • Trostland (unlocked automatically)
  • The Gulch (complete Fury story mission on Io)
  • Winding Cove (complete Fury story mission on Io)
  • Sunken Isles (complete Payback story mission on EDZ)
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Adventures

Adventures are mini-story missions with simple objectives in return for randomised (but capped) gear. As always, make sure you tackle

Adventures at their recommended Power level.

Adventure NameUnlocks CompletingRecommended PowerReward
A New Frontier The Red War 30 Common / Green Gear
Calling them Home A New Frontier 20 Common / Green Gear
Poor Reception Calling Them Home 20 Common / Green Gear
A Frame Job Poor Reception 20 Common / Green Gear
Reversing the Polarity Fury 160 Upgrade Point
Unsafe at Any Speed Fury 160 Rare / Blue Gear
Stop and Go Unbroken 160 Rare / Blue Gear
Anti-Anti-Air Unbroken 160 Upgrade Point
No Safe Distance Unbroken 170 Rare / Blue Gear
Red Legion, Black Oil Unbroken 170 Rare / Blue Gear
Supply and Demand Main Story 170 Rare / Blue Gear
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Exotic weapon quests

As well as Adventures - which unlock over the course of the story - once you have completed the main story there are a series of 'Enhance' story missions.

This questline appears in the EDZ (recommended Power Level of 260). Once complete, you'll unlock the first step in getting the Mida Multi-Tool quest.

Lost Sectors

EDZ has the most Lost Sector mini-dungeons of any planet, and with Challenges often asking you to complete one a day, it pays to know where they are and how to complete them.

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Public Events

Being the largest area, EDZ also has the most Public Events of any area. Use your map to see where and when these begin, and don't forget to try and trigger the Heroic Public Event variant to unlock more rewards.

  • Glimmer Extraction
  • Destroy the Arsenal Walker
  • Cabal Excavation
  • Injection Rig
  • Taken Blight
  • Ether Resupply

It's worth paying attention to the location of the current week's Flashpoint - if it is the EDZ, then you'll unlock a Powerful Gear Milestone after a number of Public Events completed.

Region chests

Not unlike the 'golden chests' from the first Destiny, each planet has a number of one-off chests you can discover and open. Each one contains three Tokens for that planet, some Glimmer and a chance at a loot drop (up to the 260/270 cap). Though they are marked on the map, our Destiny 2 Region Chests page explains their exact positions.

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The more activities you play, the more Tokens you earn to level up the planet's Faction.

Dusklight Shard and other activities in the EDZ

As well as the above set activities, there are other 'random' attractions to look out for as you explore the EDZ that won't appear on the map. Each one gives you more opportunities to find EDZ Tokens and other loot.

Dusklight Shards: Similar to the original Destiny, there are planetary materials to look out for as you roam. These appear at random on the edges of pathways, buildings or perched on rocks.

Like chests, by default they won't appear on your heads-up display and it's only when you are up close that you can collect them.

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If you are farming them for a Challenge, then the easiest way is to roam around on your Sparrow and keep your eyes peeled for glowing objects, or simply do other activities or Challenges, and you'll naturally come across them. Dusklight Shards are used to level up the EDZ Faction at vendor Devrim Kay.

Patrol missions: Once you complete the Patrol side-mission after Fury's story mission, you can trigger Patrol Missions while exploring the Patrol space.

These task you with simple objectives - kill in a number of enemies, observe an area, kill a higher level character - with each one giving you a Token.

We recommend doubling up these with Public Events so you can complete two activities at once, though remember most Patrol Missions must be completed within the area you collected them in.

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Loot Chests - Alongside one-off Region Chests are random chests that spawn throughout the planet. Like Dusklight Shards, they tend to appear at random on the edges of paths or sitting at the foot of walls, so be sure to keep a keen eye on them. An easy way to spot them is to

High powered enemies - As you roam, you'll be notified that a 'high level enemy' has spawned in the area. This is a lone yellow bar enemy that'll take a beating before it goes down.

If you do so, it'll drop a loot chest containing a Token. They only appear for a limited time, so be sure to track it down before it disappears.


Summer events Solstice of Heroes and Moments of Triumph have arrived - not to mention to surprise The Whisper mission - giving us plenty to get on with until Destiny 2: Forsaken and its new Gambit mode arrives. There's also Exotics and Masterwork Catalysts, such as the Sleeper Simulant and Worldline Zero with Lost Memory Fragments to unlock. Elsewhere, you can learn how to reach Power level cap 400 / 405.


Cabal supply caches, Servitor locations and other EDZ Challenges explained

Each day at 10am UK time, the server will 'reset' a number of activities in the game. The foremost of these are each activities Challenges, giving you a new checklist of objectives to complete as you explore the EDZ Patrol space.

You will be given three to complete each day. The following is not an exhaustive list as new Challenges may emerge as days go on, but will give you an idea of what to expect and how to complete them.

  • Scourge of the Cabal: Defeat 75 Cabal Enemies - Cabal are most commonly found round the bases in the north-west areas of the EDZ - at Firebase Hades and Sunken Isles, as well as the south-east corner of Trostland. Remember completing other activities will help you unlock these, so concentrate on other Challenges and you should get most of your way through this without needing to grind.
  • Scourge of the Fallen: Defeat 75 Fallen Enemies - Fallen are most commonly found round the south-east and eastern areas of the EDZ - Trostland, Outskirts, and Maevic Square. Remember completing other activities will help you unlock these, so concentrate on other Challenges and you should get most of your way through this without needing to grind.
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  • EDZ Scavenger: Gather 10 Dusklight Shards - As mentioned above, these are found at random throughout the planet. It's one of the tougher Challenges due to its unpredictable nature, but we'd suggest performing other Challenges and Public Events, and you should come across them naturally without hopefully needing to grind.
  • You Got Served: Destroy 5 Fallen Servitors: - These are the purple and grey spheres you encounter as part of the Fallen. You can find these out in the wild - sometimes as more powerful yellow bar enemies - but your best chance of finding them is doing the Ether Resupply Public Event that most commonly spawns to the south west of the opening Trostland area, which will see you face off with just enough to complete this Challenge in one go.
  • Reg Legion Raider - Loot 3 Cabal supply caches: - Find three loot chests within Cabal areas to unlock this. These are to the north west in Firebase Hades and Sunken Isles - you know you're in the right place as there will be Cabal spawning everywhere - and find random loot chests. To make things easier, be sure to use a Scout Report consumable (purchasable from Cayde-6) to highlight chests when you get near them.
  • Lost Sectors: Lost a Lost Sector in a specific area - Simply head to the specified area, then find and complete one of these mini-dungeons, with the Challenge completing when you pick up the loot at the end. If you're struggling, our Lost Sectors page can help you find one.
  • Event Horizon: Successfully complete a public event - You will find where and when these occur on your map. Don't forgot to attempt to trigger the Heroic Public Event for bonus rewards - though it's not required for this Challenge.
  • Walking the Beat: Complete 3 Patrols - First unlock Patrol Missions as part of Cayde's Patrol Milestone set of quests, and pick up and finish three of these mini-missions. We recommended grabbing a kill or drop-based Patrol and then undertaking a nearby Public Event to tick off two activities at once.

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