Expedition

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Repel roving pirate crews to excavate long-buried treasures!

Expedition is a Seasonal Arena activity introduced during the Season of Plunder.

Overview

Expedition is a 3-player matchmade playlist, where players will dig up treasure while fighting off waves of enemies. There are three Expedition missions, which were introduced weekly as the Sails of the Shipstealer quest progressed: Europa was available in the first week of the Season, Cosmodrome was added in the second week, and Nessus was added in the third week. Missions can only be played through the Expedition Playlist, where they are randomly chosen. They are not available to launch individually on their respective destination's map in the Director.

In an Expedition mission, players will begin by activating a drill (similar to the one from the Glimmer Extraction public event). The drill will occasionally dig up treasure in the form of engrams, which will disappear after a short time. The team must pick up the engrams and throw them at the treasure haul device nearby before they vanish. When enough treasure is collected (with progress indicated next to the objective on the left side of the screen), the drilling will end.

Enemies will attack the players throughout this process. The drill may be interrupted by a jamming device, which will spawn somewhere in the sector. It will be protected by a barrier, which can be disabled by killing the nearby enemies. After the jammer is destroyed, players will need to return to the drill site.

When drilling has finished at the starting location, the treasure haul must be escorted to a second location. Players must stand next to the payload device until it reaches its next destination. After the second drill, the haul must be escorted to the final location, where a group of enemies will appear, along with a boss. Defeating all enemies will complete the mission.

Champion enemies will also appear in this activity. During the drilling phase, text-center Ruffians (Unstoppable Incendiors) will randomly appear and attempt to steal some treasure. While escorting the treasure haul, a text-center Saboteur (an Overload Captain) may show up, preventing the payload from moving until it is defeated. Drifter, Mithrax, or Eido will usually say something when a Champion enemy appears.

List

Name Enemies Location Boss
Expedition: Cosmodrome Fallen, Cabal, Hive Forgotten Shore, Cosmodrome Cutlaaks, Privateer (Captain)
Expedition: Europa Fallen, Cabal, Vex Asterion Abyss, Europa Gun'nar, Privateer (Colossus)
Expedition: Nessus Fallen, Cabal, Vex The Cistern, Nessus Raiding Servitor (Servitor)

Modifiers

  • Champion Foes: - You will face text-center Overload and text-center Unstoppable Champions.
  • One of the following:
    • Arc Singe - Arc damage increases slightly from all sources.
    • Solar Singe - Solar damage increases slightly from all sources.
    • Void Singe - Void damage increases slightly from all sources.
  • One of the following:
    • Grenadier - Grenade abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster.
    • Brawler - Melee abilities deal more damage and recharge much faster.
    • Heavyweight - Power weapons deal more damage, and more ammo is available.
    • Stasis Singe - Stasis damage increases slightly from all sources.
  • Spider's Associates - Once hired, crewmates can be summoned to aid you during Expedition activities in the Season of Plunder.

Upgrades

Pirate Crew upgrades can be unlocked at the Star Chart using Repute icon.jpg Repute.

Crewmates

The following upgrades allow players to temporarily summon hired crewmates at specific banners located in Expedition missions:

  • text-center Hire SCUR-V the Servitor: Summon the Servitor crewmate from their pirate banner during Ketchcrash and Expedition missions. SCUR-V grants you slightly increased reload speed while they're in combat.
  • text-center Hire Halsiks the Sniper: Summon Halsiks the Sniper crewmate from his pirate banner during Ketchcrash and Expedition missions. Halsiks grants you slightly increased precision damage while he's in combat.
  • text-center Hire the Skiffblades: Summon the Skiffblades crewmates from their pirate banner during Ketchcrash and Expedition missions. Grants you slightly increased melee damage while they're in combat.

First Mates

The following upgrades allow players to promote one of the three crewmates to First Mate using the Captain's Atlas, providing improved buffs when they are summoned. When a crewmate is summoned, the improved buffs will be applied to all players who have chosen that crewmate as a First Mate.

  • text-center First Mate SCUR-V: Promote SCUR-V the Servitor to First Mate in the Captain's Atlas to get improved buffs while they're in combat.
    • First Mate buffs:
  • text-center First Mate Halsiks: Promote Halsiks the Sniper to First Mate in the Captain's Atlas to get improved buffs while he's in combat.
    • First Mate buffs:
      • Increased precision damage
      • Faster grenade recharge
  • text-center First Mate Skiffblades: Promote the Skiffblades to First Mates in the Captain's Atlas to get improved buffs while they're in combat.
    • First Mate buffs:
      • Increased melee damage
      • Faster melee ability recharge

Rewards

A treasure chest at the end of each mission rewards text-centerGlimmer and gear. Completing missions will also reward Savvy reputation, which increases rank with the Star Chart vendor in the H.E.L.M.

Treasure Maps

See also: Captain's Atlas

If the player has restored a Treasure Map using the Captain's Atlas, they can dig up an additional treasure chest from one of the mounds marked with Eliksni symbols. The rewards vary depending on the Treasure Map used, but will always include Plundered Umbral Energy icon.jpg Plundered Umbral Energy. Treasure Maps require Map Fragments icon.jpg Map Fragments (obtained from Ketchcrash) and Treasure Coordinates icon.jpg Treasure Coordinates (obtained from various activities). If the player entered the mission without restoring a Treasure Map, they can do so at any point before they are forced to leave the activity. Digging up the chest will consume the Treasure Map.

Weapons

The following weapons can be rewarded when digging up a treasure chest.

Blood feud icon1.jpg Stasis Blood Feud
Primary ammo Submachine Gun
Brigand's law icon1.jpg Arc Brigand's Law
Primary ammo Sidearm
Tarnished mettle icon1.jpg Arc Tarnished Mettle
Primary ammo Scout Rifle

No reprieve icon1.jpg Stasis No Reprieve
Special ammo Shotgun
Planck's stride icon1.jpg Arc Planck's Stride
Heavy ammo Machine Gun
Sailspy pitchglass icon1.jpg Arc Sailspy Pitchglass
Heavy ammo Linear Fusion Rifle

Armor

The following armor items can be rewarded when digging up a treasure chest.

Upgrades

The following Pirate Crew upgrades (unlocked at the Star Chart with Repute icon.jpg Repute) can affect the rewards obtained from Expedition missions:

  • text-center Captain's Share: Earn bonus Glimmer at the end of Expedition.
  • text-center Double Plundered Umbral Energy Map: Unlocks the Double Plundered Umbral Energy Treasure Map in the Captain's Atlas.
  • text-center Armor Treasure Map: Unlocks the Plunder Armor Focused Map in the Captain's Atlas.
  • text-center Weapon Treasure Map: Unlocks the Plunder Weapon Focused Map in the Captain's Atlas.
  • text-center Boastful Crew: Increases Savvy earned from completing Season of Plunder activities.
  • text-center Hire the Skiffblades: Summon the Skiffblades crewmates from their pirate banner during Ketchcrash and Expedition missions. Grants you slightly increased melee damage while they're in combat.
    • Also unlocks a random bonus reward when you emote with your crew at the end of successful Ketchcrash and Expedition missions.
  • text-center Magnetic Drill: Increases the chance to earn Season of Plunder gear from the chest at the end of Expedition missions.
  • text-center Precise Cartography: Increases Plundered Umbral Energy found using Treasure Maps.
  • text-center Rumored Treasure Map: Once a week, you can use a Treasure Map your crewmates heard rumors about.