Challenge Accepted achievement in Destiny 2

Challenge Accepted

Complete 30 challenges.

Challenge Accepted+0.1
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How to unlock the Challenge Accepted achievement

  • Legendary J ManLegendary J Man553,670
    09 Jun 2021 30 Dec 2018 06 Sep 2021
    47 2 34
    All of the information in this guide is correct as of Season 15, Season of the Lost. I have finished my time with Destiny 2. If there are any changes to this achievement in a future update it will be up to someone else to write the guide.

    With the Forsaken update what was considered "Challenges" were changed to "Bounties" and no longer work for this achievement.

    *Update*
    Challenges have changed once again with the Beyond Light update. I logged in and my character was at 1100 light level.

    There are several weekly challenges that you can complete each week. There are weekly challenges for doing bounties for NPCs in the Tower. There are also weekly challenges for doing Crucible, Gambit, Strikes and Nightfall Strikes, and dungeons. You will know there is a weekly challenge when there is a gold star by the option on the Destinations tab.

    When you highlight the NPC on the Tower map in the directory it will show the gold "weekly challenge" under their description. Go to that NPC and you will be able to purchase 4 bounties that have specific requirements with your glimmer. The bounties only last one day after purchasing them.

    The NPCs I was able to find in the Tower were

    Zavala (strike bounties)
    Banshee-44 (gun bounties for various weapons
    Lord Shaxx (crucible bounties)
    The Drifter (Gambit bounties)
    Suraya Hawthorne (clan bounties - mainly for raids)

    You can purchase a 5th bounty from the NPCs for more glimmer than the normal ones that gives a random requirement.

    Just doing what the bounties requires does not automatically complete it. To claim the bounty reward you just open the directory and go to the Quests tab. From there all the bounties you have aquiried will be on the right side of the screen. The ones you have completed will be at the top. Click on them to claim the rewards and have them count for the weekly challenge.

    For the playlist items you only need to do however many matches it requires. Generally Gambit and Crucible want 3 matches each. Nightfall Strikes have percentage bar, where harder Nightfall Strikes fill the bar faster. Once you have completed the required number of matches the weekly challenge automatically completes.

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    Legendary J ManI updated the guide again adding in the part about the weekly challenges for Gambit, Crucible, and Strikes.
    Posted by Legendary J Man on 05 Aug at 07:14
    cRPGeezusIs there a way to track how many have been completed?
    Posted by cRPGeezus on 14 Sep at 11:51
    zeldafanjtl@cRPGeezus there is not.
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 14 Sep at 15:45
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  • RacxieRacxie470,765
    09 Sep 2017 06 Sep 2017 26 Sep 2017
    55 20 24
    As you progress through the story you will unite the 3 Vanguard members (Zavala, Cayde-6, and Ikora) and they will join all the other vendors at the Farm and will be told to speak to them.

    Upon speaking to Ikora you will unlock challenges which will require you to do certain tasks such as getting multi-kills or ability kills during activities such as Strikes & Patrol. These can be checked during the activity by pressing cn_back and will appear on the right-hand side of the screen. Occasionally if there is something else being displayed on the screen there may be a delay so be patient if they don't appear straight away.

    There are 3 unique challenges per activity/area and can be stacked amongst each character so this can be done within a day assuming you have at least two characters at the same stage (confirmed by OniAegis in comments below).

    List of activities/locations confirmed so far for which the challenges differ:

    • Earth
    • IO
    • Nessus
    • Titan
    • Strike
    • Nighftall Strike
    • Prestige Nightfall Strike (same challenges as normal strike but stack)
    • Crucible - Quickplay
    • Crucible - Competitive
    • Crucible - Trials of the Nine
    • Raid
    • Prestige Raid*

    *Currently unsure if there will be challenges in the prestige raid (which I'm assuming is likely).
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    RedDevil9487Ok kl, not sure why it's not unlocking for me then. I'll grind it out for another week and hopefully unlocks.
    Posted by RedDevil9487 on 19 Nov 19 at 22:33
    MrFunkoPop996Hey all. Do all the weekly challenges get progress for this? I see they are on a planet, few at tower and generally on the game modes.
    Posted by MrFunkoPop996 on 21 Mar 20 at 13:41
    Crazie IrishThis method is no longer valid due to a previous update via Bungie.
    Posted by Crazie Irish on 28 Jun 20 at 02:16
  • zeldafanjtlzeldafanjtl179,058
    13 Aug 2020 24 Jul 2020 14 Jan 2021
    20 2 4
    Up to date solution as of January 2021

    Challenges appear on the Director as a gold medal icon.

    When you hover over the vendor or activity that's offering a challenge, you'll see it as a gold bar on their popup. This screenshot shows two challenges for Nightfall: The Ordeal
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    New challenges appear at the weekly reset and you'll have until the next weekly reset to complete them. There appears to be no way to view how many challenges you've completed, so keep track of it yourself.

    You may need to do more than 30 challenges; it didn't pop for me until I did 37. My 37th challenge was for completing Crucible bounties, and it popped after I talked to Shaxx and claimed my reward. You may need to do the switch profile trick.

    The exact challenges offered can vary week-to-week, but the following is a list of frequently-appearing challenges, what vendor/activity offers them, and how to complete them. I've read that some of these challenges won't appear until you've hit the soft power level cap, which is currently 1200.

    Zavala: Complete 8 Vanguard Bounties
    Zavala's bounties are for Strikes, and require a number of kills with a specific ability or weapon type or of a specific type of enemy.

    Gunsmith: Complete 8 Gunsmith Bounties
    The Gunsmith's bounties are framed as "calibration," and are for kills in a specific world, activity, or with a specific weapon type.

    Shaxx: Complete 8 Crucible Bounties
    Lord Shaxx's bounties are for completing or winning Crucible matches, sometimes in specific playlists, or for specific categories of kills.

    Drifter: Complete 8 Gambit Bounties
    The Drifter's bounties are for winning Gambit matches, banking motes, or for doing specific things during matches.

    Hawthorne: Complete clan bounties (misleading name)
    Suraya Hawthorne's challenge is actually for earning 5000 Clan XP. She does offer bounties for doing activities with clan members that will give you Clan XP, but those aren't required. Simply being a member of a clan and doing activities solo will earn you Clan XP. This older Bungie.net post seems to line up with my experience of what activities give Clan XP and how much. You'll very likely knock this out without even trying if you're working on bounties for the other vendors.

    Vanguard Strikes: Complete 3 strikes using the same subclass element as the currently active elemental burn
    When you tap on the playlist, there'll be a set of icons off to the left. Hover over each one; one of them will be an elemental "Singe." Equip the subclass for that element and complete three strikes in the playlist.

    Complete Nightfall: The Ordeal activities. Higher difficulties grant the most efficient progress
    If you're playing on the lowest difficulty, it will take three strikes to complete this challenge. I don't know how many you need on higher difficulties.

    Complete Nightfall: The Ordeal with a team score above 100,000
    You have to play on Legend or above for a score that high to be possible. I've also seen some older articles that say you start losing points after 20 minutes, so completing the strike quickly is important.

    Crucible and Gambit usually also have challenges for completing a few matches.
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    zeldafanjtlEdited to reflect that Flashpoints have been removed from the game. Did Beyond Light change anything else that affects this achievement?
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 12 Nov 20 at 20:49
    DeeecoThe new guy at the top makes similar good points but as of January 2021 this is the most accurate solution and best information. Just putting it out there for others like me who were unsure
    Posted by Deeeco on 11 Jan at 01:11
    zeldafanjtlOK, finally got a chance to play Destiny 2 and update the guide. Added the new Drifter bounty challenge and removed Flashpoints. I'm not at the new soft level cap, so I can't confirm if the Nightfall/Vanguard Strike challenges are still there, but I assume they are.
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 14 Jan at 01:10
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