Destiny 2 Season of the Deep is here and perhaps the most surprising addition is fishing. That’s right, Season 21 adds a new fishing mechanic to our favourite looter-shooter, letting us kick back and relax with some fish without the thrill of the rather large fish taking centre stage in the Season of the Deep story. Here’s everything you need to know about Destiny 2 fishing in Season 21.
While it won’t be for everyone, Destiny 2 fishing is one of the most unique additions to the game yet, letting us take a step back from hunting for the best Destiny 2 PvP weapons or best Destiny 2 PvE weapons and relax.
How to fish in Destiny 2
To fish in Destiny 2, press the interact button to begin fishing at one of the fishing spots with acquired bait. When the prompt appears to catch the fish, press the interact key again to reel in the fish.
Fishing is unlocked by completing the Gone Fishin’ quest, awarded after you have completed the first six steps of the Into The Depths Destiny 2 quest, which is the Season of the Deep’s seasonal story quest.
Before fishing, be sure to check your Fishing Tackle in your inventory to find out which location has the ‘increased activity’ buff. This effect will increase your chances of earning high quality fish, such as Legendary fish or Exotic fish.
Destiny 2 where to fish – fishing locations
The three fishing locations in Destiny 2 are:
- EDZ – Outskirts
- Nessus – The Cistern
- Throne World – Miasma
These locations where you can fish will be marked on your map by the blue seasonal activity icon. Do note though, that any active public events in the area will cause these fishing spots to despawn until the event is over. If you’re struggling to find where to fish, then this is likely why.
How to get bait in Destiny 2
To get bait in Destiny 2, complete Salvage, Deep Dive, playlist activities, public events, patrols, or collect destination materials.
You can check how much bait you currently have by inspecting the Fishing Tackle in your inventory, which has a maximum storage capacity of 500 bait.
The best bait farm in Destiny 2 involves completing Heroic public events and patrols in a rotation around a zone, such as the EDZ.
This can be done incredibly quickly in zones with lots of public events such as the EDZ. Simply move from public event to public event, ensuring you’re making it heroic difficulty, while completing patrols and collecting destination materials. With this method, you’ll quickly reach the max of 500 bait in your Fishing Tackle which you can then use at the fishing spots to get Legendary and Exotic fish.
Destiny 2 Focused Fishing
In Destiny 2, Focused Fishing is a buff that will increase your chances of catching higher rarity fish. The Focusing Fishing meter will fill up with each Legendary or Exotic fish you catch, meaning lower rarity fish will not increase the meter.
How to get Exotic fish
To get Exotic fish, you will need bait and the Focused Fishing buff meter full. Fishing with other players will increase the speed at which you increase the Focused Fishing buff.
Exotic fish are the highest quality fish you can catch and they will grant surprisingly great rewards. As they are consider Exotic items, these fish will reward you with Exotic quality items in return, including Exotic gear and Ascendant Shards, along with lots of Sonar Station vendor reputation.
Destiny 2 fishing
Fishing is an all-new activity being added in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep, letting players visit specific fishing spots in the EDZ, Nessus, and even in Savathun’s Throne World. Fishing can be unlocked by completing the Gone Fishin’ quest.
The available fishing spots are marked by a small wooden platform with fish-themed flag poles to mark the area. You’ll want to pick your fishing spot carefully though, as only one of the fishing spots will have ‘increased activity’ per day, giving you a better chance of catching higher quality fish.
As for why our Guardian is fishing? It looks like it’s just to relax and bask in the aquatic theme of Season 21. However, it looks as though our collected fish will be added to the aquarium in the H.E.L.M. Nevertheless, fishing is also involved in seasonal challenges and the seasonal title, so it’ll be worth putting your feet up and catching some fish. There’s also loot up for grabs for depositing Legendary or Exotic fish.
While Titan will be a hot destination in Season of the Deep as we look for ways to catch up to and defeat the Witness, we’ll also be learning more about the leviathan on Titan. Thankfully, it’s unlikely we’ll be fishing for that behemoth of the methane sea.
It’s worth noting that fishing will only be available to those who own the Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Season Pass, which has increased in price with Season 21. However, if you’re looking to partake in some fishing and the myriad of other exciting content in Season of the Deep, then it’s worth picking up.
And that’s all you need to know about Destiny 2 fishing, including how to fish and what the Focusing Fishing buff means. When you’re ready to get back into the action, prepare the best Destiny 2 Titan build, Destiny 2 Warlock build, and Destiny 2 Hunter build to take on this season’s Ghosts of the Deep dungeon. No doubt they will come in handy as we brave the depths of Titan.