Up to date solution as of July 2020
You can do the Flashpoint wherever it appears; it's no longer limited to the locations listed in the description. I just popped this achievement by completing a Flashpoint on Mars.Prerequisites
You must be at the soft power level cap. As of the current Season of Arrivals, this is 1000. This may increase in future seasons. I've seen some reports that once you reach the cap, you still won't be able to see the Flashpoint until the next weekly reset.
You need to complete the introduction quest for the world that currently has the Flashpoint (if that world has an introductory quest). These currently are:
- European Dead Zone (Earth): "Enhance!"
- Titan: "Enemy of My Enemy"
- Nessus: "Exodus Black"
- Io: "Dynasty"
- Mars: "Data Recovery"
There's a quest in the New Light section of the quest menu called "Introduction: Quests" that asks you to complete all of these, so that can help track your progress.How to complete a Flashpoint
Every week, one world is assigned a Flashpoint. The current Flashpoint is listed on Bungie.net
, or you can look at the Director and see which world has a gold challenge medal next to it.
Flashpoint progress appears as a challenge for that world's vendor. The following activities contribute to your progress:
- Lost Sectors: 10%
. It appears to be 5% for killing the boss and 5% for opening the chest.
- Public Events: 15%
. Note that only regular, clock-initiated public events seem to count. Player-initiated public events that have a permanent map marker don't.
- Heroic Public Events: 25%
After you reach 100%, speak to the vendor for a piece of powerful gear and your achievement. If it doesn't pop immediately (it didn't for me), using the switch profile option and reloading your character should make it pop.