Destiny 2 Public Events Locations Guide to help you find and trigger all the Heroic and Hidden Public Events along with tips to complete them all.
Public Events in Destiny 2 are enemy incursions in a public space Sector that you can participate in and thwart. You gain access to Public Events from the moment you are allowed to explore the EDZ. At any time, there is either no or one Public Event active in your Sector. Do note that Public Events appear randomly and are of two types. There are Full Public Events AKA Heroic Public Events and Secret Public Events AKA Hidden Public Events.
When available, you can easily find a Full Public Event. If active, your HUD receive a countdown to the Public Event in your Sector with a marker on your map. Full Public Events are timer-based and require you to join forces with the other Guardians to defeat enemies and earn Loot Caches as well as Glimmer. You also have the ability to launch a Public Event from a flag located at one of two possible locations within the Sector.
If you do not see an active Public Event, open your map to see the events that are expected in other Sectors of the World. You can complete a Full Public Event adequately or perfectly. If you finish one adequately, you receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold rating; depending on your actions with normal loot. On the other hand, if you finish a Full Public Event perfectly, you receive additional rewards and complete the ‘Heroic’ requirement of completing a Full Public Event.
Destiny 2 Public Events Locations Guide
Now coming to Hidden Public Events, they are without a large announcement and you are only notified of them via small text message at the bottom-left corner of your screen. Compared to Full Public Events, Hidden Public Events are smaller and reward you with Engrams or a Boss Chest. Lastly, Hidden Public Events do not have any ‘Heroic’ requirements.
In this Destiny 2 Public Events Locations Guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about both Full Public Events and Hidden Public Events as well as tips to complete them effectively.
Destiny 2 Public Events Locations Walkthrough Guide
Full Public Events / Heroic Public Events
There are eight Full Public Events in total.
Locations: Winding Cove, Lost Oasis, and The Rupture
After the event starts, stand in the circular capture point around the drill. Keep an eye out on the red lasers to avoid the mortar fire. While there is no cover, you must defeat Legionaries, Incendiors, Phalanxes, and Psions. Capture the drill within the time limit to earn Gold ranking.
Capture the drill to 30% and destroy a Cabal Mosquito Ship that flies around the area followed by defeating a Boss Centurion.
Locations: Trostland, The Sludge, The Gulch, Firebase Hades, The Tangle, The Cistern, and Glade of Echoes
You need to defeat the Fallen commanders followed by an Elite Captain with a drill within the time limit. Note that the drill continues to appear at different locations within the Sector accompanied by enemy waves. Defeat the commanders within time limit to earn Gold ranking.
You need to destroy a total of three refineries and capture the Glimmer while dealing with a Boss Captain and Fallen enemies.
Locations: The Gulch, Sunken Isles, and The Cistern
You come across a Spirelord Psion who activates a defensive purge and force field around a Cabal injection rig. Everyone inside the shield receives burning damage unless you get out of it. The process repeats thrice, therefore, you are needed to avoid three purges and defeat three Infiltration Psions. Once done, you are asked to defeat a Valus Centurion. You achieve the Gold ranking if you manage to defeat the Psions and Centurion within the time limit.
You should see open vents on the Cabal injection rig. First, the top ones appear. If you manage to destroy them, the middle ones appear and lastly, the bottom ones appear. You must destroy three tiers and defeat the Valus Centurion.
Locations: Outskirts, Firebase Hades, Watcher’s Grave, and Exodus Black
You see a Boss Servitor that chooses a Guardian who gets teleported to a nearby location. The chosen Guardian receives a shield but must try to avoid getting picked again for about 30 seconds. The Boss Servitor also draws power from an Elite Servitor whom he continues to shield. You must defeat the smaller Servitor to remove shield the Boss Servitor. At about 50% HP, three Elite Servitors appear and provide power to the Boss Servitor. This causes him to become super-charged until the Elites leave about 30 seconds later. You must defeat the Boss Servitor within the time limit to achieve Gold ranking.
You must kill all three Elite Servitors before they disappear followed by killing the Boss Servitor while it is in super-charged form.
Locations: The Tangle, Watcher’s Grave, Hallows, Glade of Echoes, and Exodus Black
You should see a Vex conflux guarded by three Harpies. Move closer or shoot one of the Harpies to start the event. The entire event revolves around forces of Vex trying to get in close to the conflux in order to charge it. You must prevent them from reaching the conflux within the time limit to achieve Gold ranking.
You must stand on three capture plates around the event to activate a beacon. This should trigger the Heroic event. Once activated, you must deal with more difficult enemies, Vex Cyclops, and Boss Hydra. At the end, if three sacrifices were remaining, the count is increased to three. You must complete the event with at least one sacrifice remaining.
Locations: The Sludge, Lost Oasis, and Giant’s Scar
You encounter an infected Taken Blight that spawns a Taken pylon along with several Taken enemies that shower in an ‘aura’ whenever they are near the Taken Blight. The Taken enemies continue to bathe in the ‘aura’ and can die to cause the Blight some damage. The process continues for three waves with each wave lasting for about a minute and a half. In order to earn the Gold ranking, you must kill many Taken enemies in each wave and the Taken Blight before the time runs out.
You need to destroy three Taken pylons within 20 seconds followed by defeating the Boss Taken.
Locations: Outskirts, Sunken Isles, Siren’s Watch, and The Rig
You encounter a group of Fallen trying to extract Glimmer. Kill the Fallen Captain and you will force an Arsenal Walker to appear. You must defeat this Arsenal Walker before the time runs out to earn the Gold ranking.
You should be able to see three weapon caches near the Arsenal Walker with each having two generators that you can access with an Arc Charge. Blow a leg plate off the Arsenal Tank, grab Arc Charges, and deactivate all the generators to open up all weapon caches. By doing so, you will force another Arsenal Walker to join the fray. Defeat them both for the Heroic completion and rewards.
Locations: The Rig
You come across a couple of Hive Wizards trying to open up a Hive portal. You must kill the nearby Hive Knights protecting the sigil plates followed by killing both the Wizards to force a Boss Wizard to appear in the game. Kill it before the time runs out to complete the event.
After killing the two shielded Wizards, find two shielded Hive crystals on the column of the portal before the Boss Wizard appears. Recapture the sigil plates to remove the shields off the crystals and destroy them one after the other to gain some additional seconds. With both the crystals destroyed, defeat a Darkblade Boss Knight to complete the event.
Secret Public Events / Hidden Public Events
There are 10 Secret Public Events in total.
Locations: Sunken Isles, Artifact’s Edge, and Exodus Black
You come across enemies followed by some more Combatants. Once defeated, kill a final wave that includes an Elite enemy to complete.
Locations: The Rig
Kill the Fallen scavengers looting an area that belongs to the Hive and walk away with all the goodies.
Locations: Sunken Isles and The Tangle
You encounter Fallen on a Glimmer drilling operation. Start the fight followed by killing all the waves and a special Servitor or a Heavy Shank to complete the event.
Locations: Trostland, The Sludge, Winding Cove, The Gulch, Sunken Isles, Siren’s Watch, The Rig, Watcher’s Grave, The Cistern, Hallows, Glade of Echoes, Exodus Black, Lost Oasis, The Rupture, and Giant’s Scar
You simply need to find and kill a high-tier Elite enemy before it disappears for good to claim your reward.
High-Value Target: Tactician
Locations: Trostland, The Sludge, Siren’s Watch, and The Rupture
You have 5 minutes in total to kill an Elite Combatant and a small force of minions shielding the big dude. Try to focus fire on the Elite to complete the job easily and quickly.
Locations: The Gulch, Firebase Hades, and Sunken Isles
You have four minutes in order to kill a Psion inside a Cabal Interceptor zapping around the Sector. You can go with any approach in order to deal with the Psion.
Locations: Outskirts, The Sludge, Winding Cove, The Gulch, Firebase Hades, Sunken Isles, The Cistern, Glade of Echoes, and Exodus Black
You come across Dreg pilots on three Pikes roaming around the Sector. Your job is to make sure that the Dregs are dead. Plain and simple!
Locations: Outskirts, Trostland, The Sludge, The Gulch, Firebase Hades, Sunken Isles, Siren’s Watch, The Rig, The Tangle, Watcher’s Grave, Hallows, Glade of Echoes, Exodus Black, Lost Oasis, and Giant’s Scar
You come across two enemy Combatants trying to kill one another. You can either put them out of their misery and simply watch and wait for them to drop the loot.
Vex Cannon: Launchers
Locations: The Tangle, The Cistern, and Lost Oasis
You are required to defeat a duo of Vex Hobgoblins three times in different locations followed by doing the same with the Minotaurs.
Vex Prisoner: Jailbreak
Locations: Artifact’s Edge, Watcher’s Grave, Glade of Echoes, The Rupture, and Giant’s Scar
You need to free and kill a Vex prisoner guarded by a Vex Warden. Do note that if you want the Loot Cache, you must defeat the prisoner who is a powerful enemy.
This is all we have in our Destiny 2 Public Events Locations – Heroic Public Events and Hidden Public Events – Guide. If there is anything that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!