Destiny 2 Fishing Explained: How to Catch Exotics, Locations, Rewards
How does fishing work in Destiny 2? Fishing is a brand new activity in Bungie’s popular space-themed shooter. There’s a lot of detail to pick up in the minigame, so if you find yourself hunting for answers as well as a Kherprian ax head or two, you’ve come to the right place.
Introduced in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep, the Fishing activity enables your daily catches for loot, including Legendary weapons and armor. Fishing also offers the possibility of earning several Triumphs in the FPS game, which you can exchange for more fishing bait and XP for the season pass.
Here’s what you need to know about fishing in Destiny 2 so you don’t get tempted to catch ordinary fish.
How do I access the Destiny 2 fishing activity?
You can access the Destiny 2 Fishing activity by picking up the Quest Step Gone Fishin. You’ll find him at Sonor Station after completing the first few missions of Season 21 content. The quest will ask you to speak to Hawthorne in the tower. Once you visit her, she will grant you the ability to fish.
You’ll need to collect bait to fish, which you can earn through in-game activities like public events, the new seasonal scavenge activity, and deep dives.
Where to fish in Destiny 2?
Players can fish at three locations, indicated by icons on your map labeled Fishing Pond.
These three fishing spots are:
- Winding Creek, EDZ
- Cistern, Nessus
- Miasma, Throne World of Savathun
Once in the area, you will find the designated fishing spot in the form of a wharf. Each fishing spot has many legendary fish and one exotic fish.
Destiny 2 fishing mechanics
Destiny 2 fishing is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is press and hold a button to cast your line, then once you notice the bobber going underwater, press the button again.
How to Catch Destiny Exotic Fish
While there seems to be some randomness in how often you can catch Exotic Fish, you can improve your chances by watching the Targeted Fishing meter on the left side of your screen. It turns out that the more guardians you have with you while fishing and the more legendary fish you catch in a group, the more likely you are to catch legendary and exotic fish. So there’s a huge upside to fishing alongside your buddies.
The targeted fishing bar will increase each time you catch a legendary fish. It will take three or four legendary fish to mount an entire segment on the bar. Increasing it as much as possible seems to have a positive correlation with exotic fish catch rates. Note that you must get a Perfect Catch to get an exotic fish.
If you or a member of your squad catch an exotic fish, your entire squad will earn the Triumph.
How to Trade Destiny 2 Fish
So you’ve taken it all in stride. Now it’s time to turn your fishy friends into loot.
Back at the HELM, you will find a kind of tank that allows you to exchange your fish for possible rewards. Common (green) and Rare (blue) fish grant no rewards, while Legendary (purple) fish will grant you seasonal weapons and armor, and Exotic (gold) fish will grant Exotic items such as Ascendant Shards and exotic armor.
That’s all you need to know about the new Destiny 2 fishing minigame. While you might be on the hunt for some new seasonal gear, don’t forget to make sure you’re up to speed on all of them as well. the Destiny 2 Lightfall Exotics in the popular multiplayer game. You might also want to keep up to date with what’s new in the Destiny 2 Strand subclass, which includes new aspects starting with Season of the Deep.