Destiny 2 - Data Cache locations: Where to find Data Caches explained

Where to find all locations up to Week 7.

Destiny 2's Data Caches are location-based chests scattered around the Shattered Realm.

Seeing a debut during Season of the Lost, and working in a similar way to Atlas Skews, they are part of a seasonal activity.

This page explains where to find Data Caches in the Shattered Realm to complete both seasonal challenges and secret triumphs for your collection.

Explainers:

Shattered Realms: Forest of Echoes locations:

Shattered Realms: Debris of Dreams locations:

Shattered Realms: Ruins of Wrath locations:

Destiny 2 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S - A True Next-Gen Advantage

How Data Caches in Destiny 2 work

Data Caches work in a similar fashion to Trivial Mysteries, Enigmatic Mysteries and Ascendant Mysteries. This is reflected in both the way in which you obtain them and the fact that they come up in some seasonal challenges, as well as being secret triumphs.

In particular, they require for you to have all Wayfinder's Compass abilities unlocked, including Barrier Breach, True Sight, Safe Passage, Barrier: Enhanced Breach and Sight: Frequency Echoes. All of these can be obtained by following the Wayfinder's Voyage storyline. Meaning you won't have to worry about missing any until you're caught up with the seasonal questline up to week 4.

Each seasonal challenge involving Data Caches requires finding a certain number of them to complete; once again it doesn't matter which area of the Shattered Realm you find them from, so feel free to collect any as you go from week-to-week. If you don't see any related challenges, bear in mind that they all have several triumphs attached to them.

Now, let's see where those Data Cache locations are.

In Memory Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Forest of Echoes - debuting during Week 7 of the season - and is recommended you have unlocked all previous upgrades up to this point, which include Barrier Breach, True Sight, Safe Passage, Barrier: Enhanced Breach, Sight: Frequency Echoes and Safe Passage: Astral Attunement.

The In Memory can be found around The Shrine area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons. We're going to be taking the exact same path as the Enshrined Trivial Mystery, in case it's helpful.

destiny_2_in_memory_1
This is your starting point.

Using the starting location as reference, before heading towards the church, you'll see a True Sight device on the left side, close to the cliff.

Go ahead and activate, and then follow the floating path towards The Shrine.

destiny_2_in_memory_2
destiny_2_in_memory_3
destiny_2_in_memory_4

Once there, as long as you still have True Sight active (there's another device in the island if you need to recharge), you will find the Data Cache behind the statue.

destiny_2_in_memory_5
destiny_2_in_memory_6

That's all for In Memory!

Bearings Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Debris of Dreams - debuting during Week 5 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Sight: Frequency Echoes by completing the mission once first.

The Bearings can be found around The Outer Ruins area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons.

destiny_2_bearings_1
This is your starting point.

The first few steps are akin to the Left Behind Trivial Mystery, in case it's helpful.

Using the location of the first beacon as reference, we're heading outside of the church towards its back - so, from the beacon itself, head outside by going forward and then look to your right.

From there, just follow the path upwards towards the destroyed building. Then, just keep on heading forward until you see a True Sight device on the other end, right before a cliff.

destiny_2_bearings_2
destiny_2_bearings_3
destiny_2_bearings_4

Activate it and start following the floating path. There are no alternative paths or any obstacles here, so it's super straightforward. .

destiny_2_bearings_5
destiny_2_bearings_6
destiny_2_bearings_7
destiny_2_bearings_8

At one point you will see a Trivial Mystery chest on the right side. From here, just keep heading forward towards the tower-looking structure on the other end.

destiny_2_bearings_9
destiny_2_bearings_10

This is your Data Cache. Approach it and follow the prompt to open it.

destiny_2_bearings_11

That's all for the Bearings!

The Intruder Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Debris of Dreams - debuting during Week 5 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Sight: Frequency Echoes by completing the mission once first.

The Intruder can be found around The Intruder area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons.

destiny_2_intruder_1
This is your starting point.

As you're heading towards the second beacon, you need to go through The Ruins - this is an area surrounded by destroyed buildings.

From here it's fairly simple. Go around it using a True Sight device near a cliff as reference, and activate it.

destiny_2_intruder_2
destiny_2_intruder_3

In case you don't immediately notice it, the Data Cache will appear on the mid floor of the building just in front of the True Sight device. Make a quick double jump and grab it.

destiny_2_intruder_4
destiny_2_intruder_5

That's all for The Intruder!

Harbingers Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Debris of Dreams - debuting during Week 5 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Sight: Frequency Echoes by completing the mission once first.

The Harbingers can be found around The Vista area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons.

destiny_2_harbingers_1
This is your starting point.

Using the location of the first beacon as reference, we're going to take the path down below that goes around it.

It's rather straightforward from here - just keep on heading upwards until you see the True Sight device.

destiny_2_harbingers_2
destiny_2_harbingers_3
destiny_2_harbingers_4
destiny_2_harbingers_5

Activate it and follow the floating path all the way to the other side. There's a plateau in the middle that you can use for a quick stop, but honestly, it's fairly linear from here.

destiny_2_harbingers_6
destiny_2_harbingers_7

Once you arrive at The Vista, which is that floating island on the other end of this path, you will see a flying orb of sorts.

destiny_2_harbingers_8
destiny_2_harbingers_9

This is your Data Cache. Approach it and follow the prompt to open it.

That's all for Harbingers!

Corsair's Tale Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Debris of Dreams - debuting during Week 5 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Sight: Frequency Echoes by completing the mission once first.

The Corsair's Tale Data Cache can be found around The Overlook area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons.

We're going to be taking the same path that we did for the Refined Power Enigmatic Mystery, in case it makes for a helpful reference point.

In addition, we have a short video that can provide further guidance - up to the 0:46 seconds mark.

Your main location is The Industrial Facility. This can be accessed from the location of the drill event.

destiny_2_corsairs_tale_1
This is your starting point.

The Industrial Facility is pretty much on a straight line from here. Just double jump across to the other side until you stumble upon the True Sight device.

destiny_2_corsairs_tale_2

After you land on the area, you're going to head towards the room that has a barrier blocking the door - it's found on ground level.

Use the breach device next to the door, and once inside, hop on the glowing platform to teleport yourself to The Overlook.

destiny_2_corsairs_tale_3
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_4

All you have to do here is activate the True Sight device that is just before the cliff, opposite to the big cylinder-looking structure, and hop on the floating platforms towards the right side instead of going forward.

destiny_2_corsairs_tale_5
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_6
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_7
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_8

The path will eventually lead you to a secluded structure with an open door. Hop inside to find the Data Cache on the other end, next to the chest.

destiny_2_corsairs_tale_9
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_10
destiny_2_corsairs_tale_11

Activate the Data Cache and that will be all for Corsair's Tale.

The Conjuring Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Debris of Dreams - debuting during Week 5 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Sight: Frequency Echoes by completing the mission once first.

This one is a bit tricky to follow - in case it helps, we'll be taking the same path that we used for The First Rule Ascendant Mystery.

The Conjuring Data Cache can be found in The Ruined Outpost area - although this occurs on a path that needs some previous steps to get there.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_1
This is your starting point.

We're taking the location of the second beacon as a starting point. From where you're currently standing, head inside the broken facility and towards the tube-shaped structure in the middle.

It has some stairs that don't function as regular ones, but double jumping your way up will do the trick. Once on the top, you will notice two enemies tinkering with the door's padlock.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_2
destiny_2_the_conjuring_3

Interact with said padlock and head into the room - expect a fight here.

After you've taken all of the enemies down, you're going to go through the door locked with a barrier - use the breach device that is right next to it to get inside.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_4
destiny_2_the_conjuring_5
destiny_2_the_conjuring_6

The path is straightforward enough from here. Keep on going up the stairs (watch out for the traps!) until you see another door locked by a barrier.

Use the barrier breach next to it and head outside.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_7
destiny_2_the_conjuring_8
destiny_2_the_conjuring_9

Move to the right side until you see a True Sight device. This is the last step - go ahead and activate it.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_10
destiny_2_the_conjuring_11
destiny_2_the_conjuring_12

From where you're standing, the Data Breach will appear on the path you've just came from. Go ahead and interact with it.

destiny_2_the_conjuring_13
destiny_2_the_conjuring_14

That's all for The Conjuring.

That's all for Debris of Dreams for the time being!

The Loop Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Ruins of Wrath - debuting during Week 6 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Safe Passage: Astral Attunement by completing the mission once first.

The Loop Data Cache can be found around The Staging Ground area. To access it, it's best if you first complete both beacons.

destiny_2_the_loop_1
This is your starting point.

Using the location of the first beacon as reference, the trip is rather short. Head towards the True Sight device that is close to the cliff, left of the beacon itself.

Activate it and the Data Cache will appear on top of a pillar to the right of the device.

destiny_2_the_loop_2
destiny_2_the_loop_3

Approach it and follow the prompt to open it.

That's all for The Loop!

Hive Movements Data Cache location

The Hive Movements Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Ruins of Wrath - debuting during Week 6 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Safe Passage: Astral Attunement by completing the mission once first.

For this one, we'll be following the same steps of the Lord of the Undercroft Ascendant Mystery.

From the location of the first beacon, we'll be heading towards the tower on the right side. It's recommended that you first complete both beacon alignments.

destiny_2_hive_movements_1
This is your starting point.

As you get closer you'll notice a group of enemies gathering around a circle. You'll have to take all of them down first. Then, stand on the circle, which will be more illuminated. After a brief moment, it will open up the door ahead of you.

destiny_2_hive_movements_2
destiny_2_hive_movements_3
destiny_2_hive_movements_4

Head inside and let yourself fall to ground level, where you will find a Barrier Breach device. Use it and get to the other side of the barrier.

destiny_2_hive_movements_5
destiny_2_hive_movements_6
destiny_2_hive_movements_7
destiny_2_hive_movements_8

You will end up in a massive pit with moving traps. It looks more daunting than it actually is, though. Jump down and slowly levitate when you get close to the obstacles to safely move around them until you get to the bottom.

destiny_2_hive_movements_9
destiny_2_hive_movements_10

Once there, activate the True Sight device nearby. The Data Cache will immediately appear at your side.

destiny_2_hive_movements_11
destiny_2_hive_movements_12

All there's left to do is go ahead and open it.

destiny_2_hive_movements_13

That's all for Hive Movements!

Wrathful Maneuvers Data Cache location

This Data Cache is found in Shattered Realm: Ruins of Wrath - debuting during Week 6 of the season - and is recommended you unlock Safe Passage: Astral Attunement by completing the mission once first.

For this one, we'll be following the same steps of both the Howardite Cache Trivial Mystery and the Light the Way Ascendant Mystery, so you can tackle it with either of them. If not, just head to The Outer Islands.

After you've aligned the second beacon, keep moving forward until you stumble upon a True Sight device near the cliff ahead.

destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_1
destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_2
destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_3

From here, all you have to do is activate the True Sight device and follow the path to the other side.

Once you arrive, if your True Sight is still active, you will see the Data Cache floating besides the True Sight device there. If not, activate it to regain the buff.

destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_4
destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_5

All there's left is to open the Data Cache.

destiny_2_wrathful_maneuvers_6

That's all for Wrathful Maneuvers!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (0)

About the author

Diego Arguello

Diego Arguello

Contributor  |  diegoarguello66

Diego is a freelance writer from Argentina who has learned English thanks to video games. He missed most of the classics, but can gush about Doom, Persona, The Darkness and pinballs for hours. Probably on Twitter right now.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (0)

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store