Destiny 2 Forsaken Public Events Guide

This Destiny 2 Forsaken Public Events Guide will help you with the three types of Public Events introduced with the Forsaken expansion and how to make them Heroic Public Events for better rewards.

This guide will be discussing three Forsaken Public Events, and their Heroic variants namely, Ether Ritual, Rift Generator, and Cryo Pod

Destiny 2 Forsaken Public Events

Public Events in Destiny 2 are temporary Events available on each planet. Random players can join these Public Events in D2 and complete them to share the loot which is rewarded at the end.

However, there are two versions of every Public Event; one is the Normal Public Event while the second one is the Heroic Public Event.

To trigger Heroic Public Events, certain actions are required to be taken while participating in a Public Event.

Note that Heroic version of said events are a much harder variant of the normal event, mostly introducing new tasks which required to be performed, or a completely different enemy type to deal with.


The CRYO-POD Public Event is a straightforward one in which cell pod crashes containing prisoners which you need to clear out. You will have to fight off two waves of enemies before the boss appears to kill you.

After dealing some damage some small vents will open around the cryo-pod that will release freezing gas. At this moment, you have to trigger the Heroic Event.

Instead of focusing your fire on the boss, shoot at the vents and each vent will pop out a Frozen Orb. Grab the orb and throw it at the boss.

You need to hit the boss several times with the Frozen Orb to freeze it in place. At this point, the CRYO-POD Public Events become a Heroic Public Event.

Once the boss is frozen, stand inside the circle and fight off waves of enemies and once you have cleared out all of the enemy waves, the Heroic Public Event will be completed.

Ether Ritual Heroic Event

Here is how to make Ether Ritual a Heroic Public Event. First, start the Public Event and you will be standing near a damaged Servitor in the ground along with three broken Servitors.

A Scorn mini-boss will spawn that you need to kill and only the mini-boss but keep your eyes on the Servitors.

Once he is dead, a message will pop up and you will see white blobs of Ether floating towards the Servitor.

You need to shoot at the Ether blobs and destroy them before they reach the Servitor.

Do this for a total of three times and if you manage to kill three mini-bosses without a single Ether blob reaching the Servitor then the Public Events will become heroic and a powerful boss will spawn.

Just defeat this newly spawned boss and you will complete the Ether Ritual Heroic Public Event.

Rift Generator Event

This D2 public event is found in Dreaming City, and quite the tough challenge, the Rift Generator public event tasks you to defend, you guessed it, the Rift Generator. You will be swarmed by Scorn and Taken as you attempt to fight for your life.

Not having a fireteam by your side will be your biggest disadvantage for this Dreaming City event.

After dealing with the initial wave of Scorn and Taken, a Taken blight will spawn over the water. Destroy it before it sinks, you will have to do this thrice.

After this, a blight will spawn above the Rif Generator along with some wizards. Take out all of the three wizards without letting the generator be destroyed.

Once you’re done dealing with the above tasks, you will be taken into the Ascendant Realm, pitted against a powerful boss. Defeating it will complete the heroic event Rift Generator in the Dreaming City.

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