Hammer of Proving is a new item introduced in the Season of the Chosen. The entire gameplay loop of the new season revolves around using the Hammer of Proving to participate in the new Seasonal Activity and getting new Seasonal Loot. In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ve detailed everything there’s to know about how to unlock the Hammer of Proving in Season of the Chosen.
Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen Hammer of Proving
Hammer of Proving in Season of the Chosen is needed to smash the Tribute Chests at the end of the new Battleground activity. Players can earn seasonal loot and Hammer Charges from these Tribute Chests. First of all, let’s talk about unlocking the Hammer of Proving:
Unlocking the Hammer of Proving
To unlock the Hammer of Proving, players need to complete the introductory run of the Battleground. Once done, they need to travel to the H.E.L.M., speak to a few NPCs, interact with the Prismatic Recaster, check the War Table, and basically progress the initial questline. Once done, players will need to do another run of the Battleground, after which they’ll receive it as a reward.
Using the Hammer of Proving
To use the Hammer of Proving, players will need to farm Cabal Gold – the new Seasonal Currency. It can be earned from almost every Core Activity in Destiny 2 like Playlist Strikes, Crucible, Gambit, Public Events, Blind Well, etc. In our Cabal Gold Farming guide, we’ve shared the best methods to farm it.
Once the players have got at least 14 Cabal Gold, they’ll be able to slot it in the Hammer of Proving. After slotting it in, players will need to complete a run of the Battleground and smash one of the three Tribute Chests at the end – there isn’t any way to break more than one Tribute Chest per character. From these Tribute Chests, players will acquire new seasonal gear and Hammer Charges.
Hammer Charges in the game are needed to focus the new Umbral Engrams to contain Season of the Chosen loot. Do note that Hammer Charges aren’t needed to focus Umbral Engrams for the loot from the previous seasons. Lastly, the Hammer of Proving can also be upgraded for various effects. However, it should serve the purpose just fine, even without any upgrades.
That’s essentially the entire loop for the new Seasonal Activity in the game. Pretty straightforward!
That’s all we’ve got in our Hammer of Proving guide for Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen. For more help on the game, feel free to check out our detailed Destiny 2 wiki guides.