Destiny Moments of Triumph Year 2: The Mountaintop Guide

How to get through The Mountaintop Crucible Quest and get your Year 2 Moments of Triumph!

A long and arduous quest, The Mountaintop was likely supposed to symbolize reaching the summit of a monumental task, marking you as an Olympian hero. Instead, it’s more like an uphill struggle. Despite this, it’s a requirement for Destiny’s newly revealed Year 2 Moments of Triumph, so we’re here to show you how to get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible. Some of these quest steps can be completed side by side. We’ll make sure to let you know when this is the case. 

Step 1: Crucible Forged

  • Defeat 8 Guardians while holding 2 zones in Control.
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

Begin by heading over to Lord Shaxx and firing up the Quest to begin. First up, you’ll be holding 2 zones in Control while killing Guardians (8 to be precise). If you enter with a team, this shouldn’t be particularly difficult. Regardless, this doesn’t need to be completed in one life, or even a single game, so remember to take your time.

Step 2: Crucible Combat – Unlocks after Step 1

  • No Guns Barred - Defeat 12 Guardians in Clash.
  • Not My Runner - 5 kills with an active runner in Rift.
  • Free For All - 12 kills in Rumble.
  • Small-Team Tactics - 8 kills in Skirmish.
  • Spelunking with Guns - Deploy 3 probes in Salvage.
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

Wins aren’t required here, and once again you don’t need to do it in a single game or life so be sure to take your time and spread things out. Parts 1-4 should be easy enough to pick up naturally as you’re playing, but we recommend grabbing a couple friends for Salvage. Communication is always key in objective gametypes.

Step 3: Conquer the Day – Unlocks after Step 1

  • Participation Point - Complete 2 Daily Crucible matches.
  • Spoils to the Victor - Complete 2 Weekly Crucible matches.
  • Making a Statement - Earn 9 points (Wins in Daily/Weekly are worth 3 points, completions are worth 1 point).
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

Technically you can complete this alongside Step 2, so double up if you can. This is one of the easiest steps you can do, as wins aren’t strictly required, so proceed with the Daily and Weekly Crucible activities and have fun!

Note: The following 4 steps can be completed together. 

Step 4: Factions – Unlocks after Step 1, 2 and 3

1. Meet with Dead Orbit

  • Earn 4 points in Control (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Earn 4 points in Rift (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Return to Arach Jalaal.

2. Meet with Future War Cult

  • Earn 4 points in Clash (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Earn 4 points in Rumble (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Return to Lakshmi-2.

3. Meet with New Monarchy

  • Earn 4 points in Skirmish (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Earn 4 points in Salvage (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Return to Executor Hideo.
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

This can be time-consuming, and sometimes out of your control. While wins aren’t necessary, this will take longer without them so try to grab some friends for a better chance at winning. If not, just power it out and you will definitely get there eventually.

Step 5: Trials Practice – Unlocks after Step 1, 2 and 3

  • Earn 9 points in Elimination/Trials (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

Once again, you’re going to have to play it cool. If you’re going into Trials of Osiris, you’ll need friends at your back regardless, but either way you can complete this just by playing if you’re not particularly adept in the Crucible. 

Step 6: Break the Ceiling - Unlocks after Step 1, 2 and 3

  • Complete 8 matches with a personal score of at least 1,200.
  • Return to Arcite 99-40.

This is likely the trickiest step so far. Once again, you don’t need to win to complete this step as accruing 1,200+ points is enough. If possible, do this with Mayhem gametypes if you want to game the system due to the increased points modifier. If not, just play smart by focusing on the objective and being patient.

Step 7: Weapon Master - Unlocks after Step 1, 2 and 3

  • More Bullets - 4 matches with 6+ Auto Rifle kills.
  • Burst of Bullets - 4 matches with 6+ Pulse Rifle kills.
  • Nimble Bullets - 4 matches with 6+ Scout Rifle kills.
  • Point and Shoot - 4 matches with 6+ Hand Cannon kills.
  • Return to Banshee-44.

Again, you do not need to win to complete this step! While this may initially look rather intimidating, it’s all about knowing your weapon. Know where your weapon excels and use it accordingly:

  • Short-Mid Range – Hand Cannons and Auto Rifles
  • Mid Range – Pulse Rifles
  • Mid-Long Range – Scout Rifle

Remember to be patient, don’t any unnecessary risks, and be sure to use your Primary and you’ll do just fine.

Step 8: Crucible Master - Unlocks when you finish all other steps

  • Earn 20 points (Win = 3, Loss = 1).
  • Return to Lord Shaxx.

This step is arduous to say the least, but thankfully time is the only thing it will take to get it done. You’re potentially playing anywhere between 7-20 matches to finish this step so strap in, get your best gear on, and try to have fun.

So there you have it. You have achieved The Mountaintop, got your “This is Amazing!” Moment of Triumph, bringing you one step to being the best. Good job!

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