Xenology

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Xenology
A question icon1.jpg
Information
Season 12
Type Quest Step
Rarity Exotic
Steps 2
Vendors Xûr
Rewards
Rewards Exotic Cipher

Xenology is a Exotic Quest.

1. Xenology

Description

Complete Vanguard playlist activities, or win matches in Crucible or Gambit.

Extra progress is awarded for more challenging activities and for succeeding with clanmates.

"The Nine simply wish to learn. I am the instrument, and you are the subject." —Xûr

Objectives

Progress: 21

2. Xenology

Description

Return and speak to Xûr.

If you already have an Exotic Cipher in your inventory, this will not reward you with another.

"Your continued survival is… intriguing." —Xûr

Interaction: Xûr

"The Nine watch you, Guardian. I do not know why, because nobody can know the Nine."

Xûr spasms in an unpredictable cadence. A tentacle wafts out from his hood to float near you. Your skin hears its aroma.

By the time you process the sensation, an object has appeared in Xûr's hand.

"I hand you this gift, but I am nothing, so know that it is of and from the Nine. Your acceptance is arbitrary."

Reward

Exotic Cipher icon.jpg Exotic Cipher
Historical data preserved as luminous matter. Valuable to those who study humanity's past.

Patch History

  • 4.1.0.2[1]
    • UNLISTED: Step 1 description changed:[2]
      • Old: "Complete activities in Vanguard, Crucible, or Gambit playlists."
      • New: "Complete Vanguard playlist activities, or win matches in Crucible or Gambit."
  • 4.1.0[3]
    • UNLISTED: Changed Step 1 and 2 names from "A Question" and "An Answer", respectively, to "Xenology".[4][5]
  • 4.0.0.1[6]
    • UNLISTED: Step 1 description changed:[7]
      • Old: "Complete strikes or win matches in Crucible or Gambit."
      • New: "Complete activities in Vanguard, Crucible, or Gambit playlists."
  • 3.4.0.1[8]
    • Players who discard the Xenology quest per character will once again be able to re-acquire it from Xûr.
  • 3.2.0[9]
    • UNLISTED: Added to Step 2 description: "If you already have an Exotic Cipher in your inventory, this will not reward you with another."[10]
  • 3.0.0.1[11]
    • Added a repeatable source of Exotic ciphers - visit Xur to learn more.

Notes

  • It is not possible to turn the quest in to Xûr if the player already has an Exotic Cipher in their inventory (e.g. from a Season Pass reward). The player must spend the Cipher at the Monument to Lost Lights before they can turn the quest in to Xûr and get another Cipher as a reward.
  • Turning in the quest prevents the player from acquiring a new copy of Xenology until the following weekend. This can prevent players from earning an Exotic Cipher every week, if they acquire the quest but wait until the following weekend to complete it and turn it in. To avoid this, the quest can be acquired, completed, and turned in to Xûr in the same weekend, before he leaves on Tuesday.

References

  1. "Destiny 2 Hotfix 4.1.0.2" Bungie, posted by BrunoLouviers, 7 Jun. 2022, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/51440. wikipage
  2. "Destiny 2 API - Xenology - Compare Entity Versions - light.gg" light.gg, 03 Jun. 2022, https://www.light.gg/db/compare/369594.
  3. "Destiny 2 Update 4.1.0" Bungie, posted by Bungie, 24 May 2022, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/51380. wikipage
  4. "Destiny 2 API - Xenology - Compare Entity Versions - light.gg" light.gg, 23 May 2022, https://www.light.gg/db/compare/366840.
  5. "Destiny 2 API - Xenology - Compare Entity Versions - light.gg" light.gg, 23 May 2022, https://www.light.gg/db/compare/366839.
  6. "Destiny 2 Update 4.0.0.1" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 22 Feb. 2022, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/51110. wikipage
  7. "Destiny 2 API - A Question - Compare Entity Versions - light.gg" light.gg, 18 Feb. 2022, https://www.light.gg/db/compare/335859.
  8. "Destiny Update 3.4.0.1" Bungie, posted by Hippy, 16 Dec. 2021, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50906. wikipage
  9. "Destiny 2 Update 3.2.0 " Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 11 May 2021, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/50339. wikipage
  10. "Destiny 2 API - An Answer - Compare Entity Versions - light.gg" light.gg, 10 May 2021, https://www.light.gg/db/compare/281009.
  11. "Destiny 2 Update 3.0.0.1" Bungie, posted by Destiny Dev Team, 10 Nov. 2020, https://www.bungie.net/en/Explore/Detail/News/49819. wikipage