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How to earn Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates in Destiny 2: Season of Plunder

Here’s how to build Treasure Maps and plunder some booty

Three Guardians stand in front of the camera in their pirate garb in Destiny 2: Season of Plunder Image: Bungie
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.

Destiny 2’s 18th season is here, and it’s filled with pirate lords to take down and plenty of booty to collect. But to get that loot in Season of Plunder, you’ll need to jump through more hoops than in the past few seasons. Instead of grinding one activity before jumping into a more narrative-focused secondary activity, you’ll be jumping from Ketchcrash, to Expeditions, to Pirate Hideouts.

If you want to get loot for these activities — and what use is there in being a pirate without treasure? — you’ll need Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates so you can make Treasure Maps. In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ll tell you how to find these resources and what to do with them.

How to get Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates

Both Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates are easy to come by in Season of Plunder, as long as you’re playing the correct activities.

To earn Map Fragments, you’ll need to go adventuring in the Sea of Stars in the new Ketchcrash activity. Here, you’ll raid an enemy ship for booty, and at the end, you’ll get 10-11 Map Fragments in addition to whatever loot drops from the chest.

Treasure Coordinates are even easier to collect. All you need to do here is play almost any activity in Destiny 2. The game suggests running rituals like Strikes, Crucible, or Gambit, but we collected a load of these just from running raids with friends.

How to make a Treasure Map and hunt for buried treasure

The Captain’s Atlas and Treasure Map menu in Destiny 2: Season of Plunder Image: Bungie via Polygon

Once you’ve got a healthy collection of Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates (you can only hold a total of 50 Fragments and 325 Coordinates), open your quest menu and select the Captain’s Atlas book. Inside this menu, you can spend your resources to build a variety of Treasure Maps.

You’ll start with the Basic Treasure Map, which costs five Map Fragments and 50 Treasure Coordinates. As you progress through the season and level through Pirate Crew tree (using the Reputes you can earn via weekly Challenges), you’ll unlock better, and more expensive, Treasure Maps. These will eventually guarantee you weapons or armor, rather than the seasonal energy currency.

Once you’ve got your selected map in hand, go run an Expedition via the Expedition Playlist. When you open the activity chest at the end, spend your map to dig at one of the nearby Xs to get your promised reward.

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