In many ways, Destiny 2‘s Forsaken DLC feels like it was designed to cater to more hardcore, dedicated players than the base game. That extends to the acquisition of the new subclass branches, of which each class received three. The first is quite easy, the second requires access to a late-game area, and the third was previously reserved for those brave enough to dive into the Raid. Right now, however, one of the weekly bounties makes it much easier to get your hands on the Seed of Light item required to unlock one of these trees.
Among the bounties you can acquire from Petra this week is Gateway Between Worlds. This tasks you with taking part in the Blind Well activity located in the Dreaming City. Once that’s complete, you’re rewarded with an Offering to the Oracle. Typically, presenting that offering would reward you with a chest, but now, as the post-Raid story continues to unfold in the Dreaming City, you’re instead presented with a portal. Go through that to be sent to the Queen’s Court, where you can actually interact with the MIA queen, Mara Sov.
Once you’re there, you’ll get access to a chest that gives you a Seed of Light–a consumable item that lets you unlock a new subclass branch. As you can see in the images above, you can also platform your way to an object you can scan for a piece of lore.
New subclass branches are particularly desirable for variety’s sake (or if you just hate the choices you made previously), but they’ve proven hard to obtain. As noted above, the game doesn’t just hand out Seeds of Light after your first one. It does warn you that they’re rare, but it’s been an unexpected surprise just how long you may have to wait to get your second and third seeds.
Regardless, this new avenue is a welcome development to those eager to try something new who aren’t yet prepared for the Raid. It’s the latest tweak to the game we’ve seen since Forsaken’s launch earlier this month. The changes have been coming often, with new content unlocked after the Raid was first beaten, a new Crucible mode launching, and the addition of quests leading to weapons like Malfeasance. For more, check out our look at the latest weekly reset.