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Destiny 2 Bluejay quest walkthrough

Grab some Terminal Overload Keys and your Strand builds, it’s time to complete the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest and unlock the Partition weekly activity.

Destiny 2 Bluejay quest: A Warlock fighting a Minotaur in the Vex Network.

The Destiny 2 Bluejay quest is an important quest you can complete after beating the Lightfall campaign on any difficulty. Completing the Bluejay quest will grant access to the Weekly Bounty and Partition Access rank reward with Nimbus that you’ll need before tackling Partition. As such, you’ll want to know how to complete the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest, along with all Bluejay quest steps.

The Destiny 2 Bluejay quest is a good opportunity to learn more about Neomuna lore, learning more about the history of Bluejay, a previous Cloud Strider. To further your pursuit of Neomuna knowledge, we’ve got plenty of lore guides, including Destiny 2 Neomuna lore, Destiny 2 Cloud Striders lore, and an answer to the question of ‘what is The Veil in Destiny 2?‘. This way you can fill in any blanks in your understanding of this new Lightfall destination. We’ve completed the Bluejay quest during our time with the expansion for our Destiny 2 Lightfall review.

Destiny 2 Bluejay quest

The Destiny 2 Bluejay quest steps are:

  • Visit Nimbus
  • Defeat enemies in the current Vex Incursion Zone with a Strand subclass equipped to get Shellcode Fragments
  • Open a Terminal Overload Key Chest at the end of a Terminal
  • Overload activity to obtain a Polymorphic Engine
  • Complete the Partition activity
  • Return to the Hall of Heroes to repair Bluejay’s memorial
  • Return to Quinn

While the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest steps are overall pretty straightforward, there are one or two that might cause you some issues, likely getting Shellcode Fragments and opening a Terminal Overload Key Chest. Note that to begin the Bluejay quest, you’ll first have to have completed the campaign and Destiny 2 Lightfall missions list on any difficulty. A detailed rundown of the trickiest parts of the Bluejay quest can be seen below:

Destiny 2 Bluejay quest step 2 – Shellcode Fragments and Terminal Overload Keys

This is the first major Bluejay quest step, tasking you with obtaining eight Shellcode Fragments from defeating enemies with a Strand subclass in the Vex Incursion Zone and getting a Polymorphic Engine from a Terminal Overload Key Chest.

Firstly, to obtain eight Shellcode Fragments for the Bluejay quest, head to the current Destiny 2 Vex Incursion Zone on Neomuna. This area will be marked on your map and rotates around the Neomuna zone, so it might be in a different location from when you last checked. Nevertheless, head to the Vex Incursion Zone, equip your Strand subclass, and get to killing enemies. There is a chance that enemies will drop the necessary Shellcode Fragments that you need to progress the Bluejay quest. This is a good opportunity to complete Patrols for some extra rewards while you’re at it.

Next, you’ll need to complete the Destiny 2 Terminal Overload activity in Neomuna and open the bonus chest at the end to obtain the Polymorphic Engine. To open the Terminal Overload Key Chests, you’ll first need to get your hands on a Destiny 2 Terminal Overload Key, so check out our guide to finding them. Once you’ve got a Terminal Overload Key, simply complete the activity and open the Terminal Overload Key Chest at the end to get the Polymorphic Engine and progress the Bluejay quest steps.

Remember that the Terminal Overload activity also rotates and changes location so be sure to check your map for the current location. Furthermore, you’ll likely also need other players in the area to help out, so either complete it with random players in the area or bring some friends.

Destiny 2 Bluejay quest step 3 – Partition

This step of the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest will task you with completing the Partition activity in Neomuna, sending you into the colourful Vex Network. If you’re tracking the Bluejay quest then Partition will be marked for you with the blue quest icon.

One weekly variation, Partition: Hard Reset, is a fun activity involving Mario Kart Rainbow Road-like sparrow driving through the VexNet defusing bombs. This mission alone arguably makes completing the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest a worthwhile task.

Another variation, Partition: Backdoor, is available in the Vephyr Concourse when it’s the active weekly Partition.

Nevertheless, complete any Partition activity to progress the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest.

Besides these two important steps, the rest of the quest is relatively straightforward so you shouldn’t have too much trouble completing it.

Now you know how to complete the Destiny 2 Bluejay quest, including how to get Shellcode Fragments from the Vex Incursion Zone and how to get Terminal Overload Keys for the Polymorphic Engine. While you’re diving into all the new quests and content added in Lightfall, it’s a good excuse to play around with the Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotic weapons and Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotic armour you’ve come across so far.