How can players use the exotic cipher in Destiny 2? Since Destiny 2 sunset, all its prior-year one and seasonal content, many exotic quests were also left impossible to complete. As a result, the exotic ciphers, and monuments to lost lights were created as a way for players to obtain exotics and other gear whose quests were sunset. Here's how to obtain exotic ciphers, and how to use them.
How to Use the Exotic Cipher Destiny 2
Players will usually get one exotic cipher for free, but after that, they must farm this currency. To start, players must first track down Xur, the vendor who arrives every weekend to sell randomized exotic gear. There, players can pick up a quest from him titled, "A Question."
This quest tasks players with getting 21 points of progress. A normal strike, a crucible win, and a gambit win all grant one point. However, playing with clanmates and completing higher difficulty activities, such as nightfall strikes, will grant bonus points.
Once players return to Xur, they can collect their exotic cipher. Be warned, players can only hold one instance of this quest at a time, and once they turn it in, they'll have to wait until Xur shows up again to restart it. This even applies in examples where a player takes a week to finish it. Say they collect it one weekend and turn it in the next weekend. They still must wait for the next time Xur shows up to start it again.
Once players get an exotic cipher, they must go to the monument of lost lights, located next to the vault in the tower. There, they can turn in one exotic cipher, a significant amount of glimmer, an ascendant shard or two, and location based materials to collect a piece of exotic gear. There are a lot of weapons to choose from, so players may want to do some research into what gun they want the most, lest they make a rash purchase they regret.