Destiny 2: How to Get Map Fragments

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Destiny 2 had some pirate-inspired elements, mainly the Grasp of Avarice and the Swashbuckler perk. However, Season of the Plunder intends to amplify the pirate theme by incorporating a wide range of activities and features centered around piracy. Fans can expect to be immersed in a treasure-filled world complete with pirate puns, loot, and thematic challenges.

In order to fully enjoy the seasonal treasure hunts, players are required to collect Map Fragments which will lead them to hidden treasures. The Map Fragments are an essential component in creating Treasure Maps that will assist players in locating seasonal gear during Excavation missions. Additionally, players will need Treasure Coordinates to pair with their Map Fragments in order to locate the treasure.

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How to Get Map Fragments in Destiny 2

Getting map fragments in Destiny 2 is simple, here’s a quick rundown prior to the explanation:

  • Finish the Ketchcrash activity.
  • Load up Ketchcrash and accomplish tasks to receive map fragments.
  • Prior to opening chests from bosses, wait for the delay as you may miss out on the map fragment.

Presently, the sole means to obtain Map Fragments in Destiny 2 is by successfully finishing the Ketchcrash activity. You will gain access to this activity upon completing the new weekly story quest, which will familiarize you with the fundamental reward system this season. 

Following the quest’s completion, you can pursue acquiring Map Fragments independently. Simply load up Ketchcrash and accomplish the task to receive 10 Map Fragments after vanquishing the final boss and unlocking the chest.

It’s advisable to wait for a few seconds after opening the chest as the rewards may appear with a slight delay. If you leave immediately and go to orbit, you’ll miss out on your Map Fragments. So, it’s better to stay put and ensure you receive all the rewards before leaving. Players can also acquire additional Map Fragments by advancing in both the Season Pass and the Star Chart, found in H.E.L.M.

What is Ketchcrash?

Ketchcrash is a 6-player activity in which you defend and invade an enemy Ketch ship across several encounters with the ultimate goal of killing the Captain at the helm. The activity involves firing cannons, disrupting security Servitors, destroying two Spider-Tanks, and defeating the final boss. The duration of the activity varies between 10-15 minutes, depending on the skill level of your fireteam.

The activity is divided into three phases. Firstly, you bombard and board the targeted Ketch. Next, you defeat enemies and destroy the security system. Finally, you face off against the final boss, the captain of the ship.

Once you successfully defeat the final boss, a chest will appear, which contains a small bounty of Map Fragments (around 10). The maximum number of Map Fragments that you can hold at a time is 50, so ensure that you have enough room to collect them.

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How to Use Map Fragments in Destiny 2

To acquire Treasure Maps, you’ll need not only Map Fragments but also Treasure Coordinates, which can be obtained by completing different tasks. We recommend participating in Heroic Public Events as they provide the highest number of Treasure Coordinates in the shortest amount of time. You can also earn them by completing activities like Crucible matches or killing enemies with the Halsiks the Sniper upgrade unlocked in the H.E.L.M.

After accumulating a substantial collection of Map Fragments and Treasure Coordinates, navigate to your quest menu and choose the Captain’s Atlas book. Here, you can utilize your resources to construct a variety of Treasure Maps.

As a newbie to Season 18 of Destiny 2’s gameplay, you will initially have limited access to only the basic, glimmer, and possibly the armor maps. The rewards offered by each of these maps are quite straightforward.

However, as you progress through the season and improve your Star Chart, you will unlock a variety of maps. And these maps will provide even more valuable and abundant rewards. So good luck with your treasure hunt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to play Ketchcrash in Destiny 2?

Simply put, to get map fragments. Ketchcrash is an integral aspect to get map fragments to which you can get up to 10 per task in this mode. 

What does map fragments help you with?

Map Fragments are crucial for treasure maps and also treasure coordinates, these open up untapped rewards which can lead to some awesome rewards – so get scavenging!