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Destiny 2: Warmind guide — All data node locations

Get the Worldline Zero Exotic sword and the G-335 Anseris Overdrive sparrow

Hellas Basin, the new playable space on Mars in Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion, is full of secrets for players to hunt. One of those secrets involves collecting up to 45 data nodes hidden around the map. Collecting 35 of these nodes will net you Destiny 2’s first Exotic sword, Worldline Zero. For finishing off your collection with 45 nodes, you can claim the G-335 Anseris Overdrive sparrow.

The nodes look like little holograms being projected out of an even smaller triangle. They’re pretty bright and range from extremely well hidden to hidden in plain site. You’ll need to shoot these data nodes to collect them, but how you shoot them is dependent on the color.

There are five different variables:

  • White: Shoot these nodes with Kinetic weapons (by far the most common type of node).
  • Orange: Shoot these nodes with Solar weapons.
  • Purple: Shoot these nodes with Void weapons.
  • Blue: Shoot these nodes with Arc weapons.
  • Red/electric: Three of the nodes can only be destroyed with the new Valkyrie relic. These can spawn in during the Escalation Protocol public events that you can activate by interacting with the diamond pillars on the ground. If you can’t find a relic, you can cleanse a green, glowing vent with an armory key. These keys drop randomly from enemies and activities.

We recommend bringing Hard Light, the Exotic auto rifle, or Borealis, the Exotic sniper rifle, if you have either. Their ability to switch elements on the fly is very helpful for this collection process. If you don’t have either of these, try and have a sniper rifle with each elemental type just in case you have to go for a long one. Note that at the time of Warmind’s release, Borealis is still PlayStation exclusive weapon and is not available on Windows PC or Xbox.

Once you shoot the nodes, you’ll be given a Mars token. Occasionally, you’ll be given a Memory Fragment, which aren’t used for anything that we know of. You can safely discard them, according to their description. They do provide some additional lore if you’re looking for that.

Before looking at this guide, travel to Glacial Drift and run back through the Olympus Decent cave until you reach the bluff that you first landed on at the start of the expansion. This is where you’ll be starting your data collection journey.

Olympus Decent to Glacial Drift

Data 1

Walk forward from the campaign starting location and turn around to look at the cliff face. Aim toward the top of the cliff and find where the mountain juts out. Between the jut and the mountain is a data node.

Data 2

Walk into the cave, making your way toward the Glacial Drift. Once you reach the split in the road, turn and look into the crevice. On the side that you just came from, there will be a data node sitting on the side of a cliff.

Data 3

Keep moving through the cave toward Glacial Drift. Eventually, you’ll come across a warsat lodged into the side of the cliff. Scoot your body over the side of the cliff and look under the overhanging warsat to find the data node.

Glacial Drift

Data 4

Once in the Glacial Drift, take a look into the crevice to your right, at the base of the bridge. In the nook closest to you will be a data node.

Data 5

Continue along the cliff’s edge. Eventually, you’ll come across a side path that wraps around the side of the mountain to your left. Turn around and look into the pit behind you. The data node is in a small crack in the wall.

Data 6

This data node is just to the right of the bridge, sitting at the tip of the dead tree. Grab a Valkyrie javelin during Escalation Protocol, jump up and hurl the javelin into the data node.

Data 7

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Jump onto the bridge and face toward Rasputin (you can see him in the distance, just over the ridge). Make your way up to top of one of the watchtowers. On the corner of the cliff, next to the small warehouse, is a data node.

Data 8

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Just to the left of data node 8, on the top of the warehouse, is a data node. It’s sitting in the corner between the building and the cliff. It’s to the right of the fence.

Data 9

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Walk into the small warehouse on the left side of the Glacial Drift. Turn to your left and look into one of the small boxes on the shelf. The data node should be just peaking out of the top.

Data 10

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

You’ll need a sniper for this one. Stand on the same watchtower that you did for data node eight, but this time face toward the Clovis Bray facility, just above the path to the Braytech Futurescape. With a long scope, look into the tall doorway. To the right of the door is a data node.

Data 11

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Under the bridge, on the left side of the Glacial Drift, is a Valkyrie data node. Grab a Valkyrie during an Escalation Protocol and hurl it into the data node.

Data 12

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Back toward the Olympus Descent cave, turn to your right to find the icy cliff face. In between the ridges is a rock pillar jutting up, slightly separated from the wall itself. The data node is between the wall and the pillar.

Data 13

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

On the right side of the Glacial Drift, jump onto the final watchtower and aim toward the garage door. On the top, to the right, is a data node.

Data 14

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Inside the garage from data node 13, jump up to the rigging on the left. Take a rifle and aim across to the other side of the garage. Above the ventilation shaft is a data node.

Glacial Drift Lost Sector

Data 15

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Make your way into the Glacial Drift Lost Sector. Once the room opens up, turn to your right to see the wreckage of an Awoken ship. Just to the left of the engine is a data node.

Data 16

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Move into the Lost Sector a little farther and take down the Cabal. Turn and look into the pit. On the left, in a small crack, is a data node.

Glacial Drift to Braytech Futurescape

Data 17

Walk under the Clovis Bray facility, into the tunnel. Take a left and look at the big fan on the wall. Behind the fan, in the corner, is a data node.

Data 18

Continue through the tunnel until you come out the other side. Jump up onto the left side of the damn and walk onto the white pipe. Look down to the right. On a small object protruding from the damn, will be a data node.

Data 19

Finish walking toward the Braytech Futurescape. Jump up to the right in the small area where the Cabal spawn. Make your way to the very top of the building and look back toward the damn. Get a sniper rifle and aim down the sight toward the cylinders. A data node is sitting on top of them.

Braytech Futurescape

Data 20

Turn around from data 19 and follow along the side of the platform. Walk down all the stairs and turn right. Turn around to see some ice and a big box connected to a pipe. Jump over and behind the box to find the data node.

Data 21

Travel into the Braytech Futurescape, turn right, and look to the top of the building. Use a scout rifle or sniper rifle to shoot the node at the very top of the building.

Data 22

Move up to the Braytech Futurescape door and turn left instead of going in. You’ll be in an alley. Look to the left building for the air conditioning unit. There is a data node on top of it.

Data 23

In the same alleyway as data 22, look for the small control panel next to the 01 symbol. Walk up to it and interact. Turn around and run toward the other buildings. Look for the giant 02 and turn right. Walk into the doorway and look left. A door will now be cracked open. Look into the crack to find the data node.

Data 24

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Travel to the Braytech Futurescape, walk to the door of the facility and turn right. Walk into the public event space and take another right. Look at the giant water container next to the wall. On top of it is a data node. Use a Valkyrie from Escalation Protocol to break it.

Data 25

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Keeping moving into the public event space from data 24. Make your way over to the other side of Ana Bray’s glass. Look out toward the landscape of Mars and turn left. There are two big pipes plugged into the wall. The data node is on the left pipe.

Braytech Futurescape to Mindlab: Rasputin

Data 26

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Inside of the Clovis Bray facility, behind Ana, is a data node sitting on top of several boxes.

Data 27

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Moving toward Rasputin, you’ll come across a big model of the Warmind AI. There will be a data node sitting right in front of it.

Data 28

Walk out onto the rigging past the model and turn to your right. To the left of the stairs, crouch and look under the rigging to find a data node.

Data 29

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Keep moving toward Rasputin. After encountering some Hive in a small room, you’ll come across a node sitting out in the open on a small box.

Data 30

When you enter the small technical facility, jump forward from the hanging warsat. Walk into the open vent and take two lefts. There is a data node sitting on a small box behind the glass.

Mindlab: Rasputin and Aurora Reach

Data 31

Climb Rasputin until you reach the balcony with the Valkyrie location. Head all the way over to the right and jump off the side, onto a pipe. Crouch in between the pipe and the rigging and look up. You’ll find a data node.

Data 32

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

Make your way back to the balcony and go through the doorway. Before going up the stairs, walk up to the small, glass doorway. Turn left and there will be a data node in the corner. (It’s possible to accidentally get this data node while wielding the Valkyrie during the story mission. If you don’t see the node, then you already have it.)

Data 33

Kill all the enemies in the Rasputin area to unlock the door at the top of the steps. Interact with the door and walk through it. On the Rasputin walkway, turn left into the orange void. You will see another walkway connected to a wall. There is a data node sitting on the left side.

Dynamo Approach

Data 34

Head over to the Dynamo Approach. Keep an eye on the horizon and look for the communication tower. Use a sniper or rocket launcher to aim in and attack the data node.

Data 35

The data node has already been collected in the image above. If you haven’t collected it yet, you should find it where the reticle is placed in the screenshot.

From data node 34, turn around and walk into the glacial cave. Go through the first section, until you hit the Alton Dynamo area. Turn around and shoot the node sitting on the ice shelf.

Alton Dynamo and Hellas View

Data 36

Walk into the Alton Dynamo and look toward the big, blue light. On the very edge of the wall is a data node for you to shoot.

Data 37

Make your way through the Alton Dynamo until you reach the server room. Walk forward until you reach the center of the room and head right until you reach a server up against an insulated wall. Stand between the wall and the server and look up to find the data node.

Data 38

Walk into the Alton Dynamo cooling room and look for the fluffy pipes sitting next to some insulation. Right under a steam vent is a air vent you can bust open. Jump up, crawl through the vents and turn left to reach a console.

Activate the console, go back through the vent and turn right. Run forward through the doors until you reach the small command room. There will be a door that slowly opens and closes on the right. A data node is through the crack.

Data 39

Past the vent room, look up at the glass ceiling. You’ll see a data node. Climb the engine to the right and shoot in between the glass and the ceiling to hit the node.

Data 40

At the farthest end of Alton Dynamo, look for the dark wall of ice. Aim in with a sniper rifle to find it sitting on the wall, just to the right of the rigging in the distance.

Data 41

Walk into the frozen room with the rigging in Alton Dynamo. Walk through the room, cleaning the Cabal as you go. Before exiting the room, turn around and look to the ceiling shoot the data node on the far pipe.

Data 42

In the command room from data node 38, turn around and shoot the data node sitting on the cylinder.

Data 43

In the final Alton Dynamo room, by the reactor, move to the far side of the room. Look up toward the pipes in the upper left corner. There is a node hidden among them.

Braytech Futurescape Lost Sector

Data 44

Head back to the Braytech Futurescape and move into the Lost Sector. Walk down the steps, and follow the path until you reach a small computer. Activate it and run to finish the Lost Sector. Make sure you don’t kill all the enemies in this room. Move to the right of the room and look through the cracked door to shoot a data node.

Data 45

Go back to the computer that activated data node 44. Look to your left and shoot through the door to hit a data node.

Worldline Zero chest: Braytech Futurescape Lost Sector

To get the Worldline Zero Exotic sword, turn around from the computer used in data 44 and 45. Walk forward and look left to find a small safe. As long as you have 35 nodes, you can open this safe and claim the sword.

G-335 Anseris Overdrive Sparrow chest: Olympus Descent

Once you’ve collected all 45 nodes, return to Olympus Descent, over by data node three and the warsat. Jump down under the warsat and land on the small bluff. Kill the elite Hive and walk forward to find the safe. Open it to get the G-335 Anseris Overdrive sparrow.

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