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Destiny 2 Cryo-Pod Heroic event trigger explained

How to activate the Heroic version of Tangled Shore's Cryo-Pod event.

The Destiny 2 Cryo-Pod Heroic is one of the first things you'll want to work out when playing Forsaken, allowing you to unlock bonus rewards when playing Tangled Shore Public Events.

It's an unusual one as it's otherwise such a seemingly straightforward Public Event to complete - but if you take your time, the steps will reveal themselves.

You can read more about the expansion in our Destiny 2 Forsaken guide and walkthrough.

How to trigger Destiny 2's Cryo-Pod Heroic event

Here's how to complete the Cryo-Pod Heroic event, step-by-step.

Step one: Clear the waves of enemies and spawn the wanted enemy

First step is very simple - just clear the enemies that spawn alongside the pod. Once they are defeated - which won't take any time at all - the wanted enemy will climb out of the pod.

The enemy that appears is different for each location, by the way, which is useful if you want to complete Spider's many Wanted bounties. Now it's emerged, you are encouraged to take it down - but don't be hasty.

Step two: Freeze the wanted enemy

Though the temptation is to kill the wanted enemy - which takes no time at all if there are several of you - you'll want to keep fighting until a 'freezing gas' is emitted, which coats the floor in ice.

At this point, the pod will emit gas from the sides. Shoot these areas, and orbs will appear. You can interact and collect these Cores.

With one in hand, throw them at the wanted enemy. Do this with enough Cores, and it'll freeze solid. This then triggers the Cryo-Pod Heroic event.

The Season of the Deep is here alongside the Into the Depths quest. You can know go fishing too! Don't forget to keep an eye on the Lost Sector and King's Fall challenge rotation schedule!

Step three: Prepare the wanted enemy for transmat

This essentially turns this Cryo-Pod event into a Glimmer Extraction activity, where you need to stand in the white ring surrounding the frozen wanted enemy, fighting off enemy waves.

As long as you've got at least one player in the ring, the gauge will fill up. If it reaches 100% within the time limit, the Cryo-Pod heroic event is complete. Congratulations!

As with other Public Events, it's a nice way to get easy drops to help you increase your Power level as you head towards the soft cap.

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