How to start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Help out Ikora Rey and earn some sweet rewards by learning how to start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.

If you’re late to the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep party, you may be wondering how to start the Vex Offensive. With the Shadowkeep expansion offering a wealth of new content for Guardians to sink their teeth into, the Vex Offensive is worth taking the time to complete. Not only will you be able to explore different areas on the Moon, you’ll also have a few fights to keep you busy. To help set you on the right path, we’ve put together a quick guide that’ll explain how to start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.

How to start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

How to start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
To start the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, you'll need to visit Ikora Rey on the Moon and complete quests, like Eyes on the Moon.
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To start the Vex Offensive, you’ll first need to pay a visit to Ikora Rey on the Moon. As you speak with Ikora Rey, she’ll give you a quest called Eyes on the Moon that you’ll need to complete before you’re given the Vex Offensive quest. Essentially, the Eyes on the Moon quest tasks you with eliminating three Gate Lords in addition to killing 100 Vex on the Moon.

To do this, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with Vex Invasion Zones. Described as a Warpgate Hot Spot, Vex Invasion Zones are where you’ll be able to smash through Vex and kill Gate Lords for Ikora Rey. There are three Vex Invasion Zones, each with its own unique name including Anchor of Light, Hellmouth, and Archer’s Line.

All you need to do is pick one of the three Vex Invasion Zone options, work your way through the Vex, then kill three Gate Lords as they spawn in. After you kill the first Gate Lord, a second will spawn, and then a third, and so on. You don’t need to do anything special to get them to spawn other than enter the area and kill Vex.

Don’t get distracted when you’re killing the Gate Lords though, as they’ll disappear after a certain period of time. When you spot the Gate Lord, you’re going to focus it as much as you can over other the swarm of Vex. Once you’ve killed all three Gate Lords along with 100 Vex in total, return to Ikora Rey for the next stage of the Vex Offensive quest line.

Specifically, you’ll need to complete the Vex Offensive game mode on the Moon. You can do this by entering a queue for the Black Garden and killing some more Vex along with the Crotheon Gatekeeper. It’s a lot of running and gunning, but once you complete the Vex Offensive, you can return to Ikora Rey and pick up some sweet rewards. To recap, you’ll need to do the following to start and complete the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.

  • Visit Ikora Rey on the Moon.
  • Accept the “Eyes on the Moon” quest.
  • Kill 100 Vex and three Gate Lords in a Vex Invasion Zone on the Moon.
  • Return to Ikora Rey and accept the Vex Offensive quest.
  • Queue into the Black Garden, kill Vex along with the Crotheon Gatekeeper.
  • Return to Ikora Rey, accept your rewards.

For a visual guide on this process, we’ve included a helpful video from one of our favorite Destiny 2 YouTubers, xHOUNDISHx!

Now that you know how to start and complete the Vex Offensive in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, check out some of our other guides including what to do with Rice Cakes and where to find Jade Rabbits in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, all Season of the Undying rank rewards in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, and what to do with Vex Mind Components in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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