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Destiny 2 guide: Riptide walkthrough

When the Fallen and Hive are at war, try not to pick a side.

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

After meeting up with Sloane and Commander Zavala, you will be sent on a mission to restore the rig’s power. Start out on the helicopter pad and jump down onto the rig itself. Run or ride your Sparrow over the bridge with the two towers on it. After you have made it to the other side, turn right and walk forward.

Turning on the power

After a moment of walking, you will find yourself in the middle of a Hive/Fallen war. Here, you have two options: Fight everyone or let them fight each other. Either way, once you have an opening, cross the bridge and go up the Hive-infested stairs. Make your way through the nasty rig and into the first control room. The Hive and Fallen are at it yet again, so break up their little scuffle with one of your own. Once the room is cleared, walk up to the control panel and let Ghost do his thing.

While turning that switch will cause some of the pistons to start going, Siren’s Watch will still be out of power. Head through the open, red door to the right of the control panel and just keep going. You have lots of doors to go through here and lots of Fallen to kill, but the path is straightforward. Just keep pressing forward and clearing out mines before they kill you. Once you reach a pit of sorts, jump into it.

Clearing out the Hive

Just like in the last mission, you will land on the underbelly of a rig. Clear out the Fallen and make your way across the bridge to Tower 01. Once you get on the bridge to Tower 02, things will get a little more complicated as the Hive will start throwing exploding Thrall your way. Handle them and jump off of Tower 02, across the scaffolding and into the first converter tower.

Scale the side of the tower and make your way inside. Clear the gunk blocking your path and do the same to the piston once you have turned the corner. Continue up the stairs and out the door. Once you are back outside, jump across the scaffolding and across the horribly broken bridge. Jump up and to the right to find yet another converter tower with even more gunk in it. Follow a similar path through this tower, clear off the piston and head down. Turn to your right and climb the scaffolding up to Tidal Anchor.

Fight off a few very easy to deal with Wizards here and the few Acolytes that they summon. Once the area is clear, flip the big, red switch to turn the power on at Siren’s Watch. Great job Guardian, one more Titan mission to go.