Season of the Splicer brings a new game mode to Destiny 2. Override is a six-player activity that pairs directly with the story of the Season of the Splicer and features some of the coolest locations Fate 2 had seen. While Overriding isn’t difficult, there are plenty of ways you can optimize your runs. In this Fate 2 Override instructions, we’ll show you all of them.
The Override activity requires a Season of the Splicer ticket, and many of the Season of the Splicer weekly challenges require an Override activity. Keep that in mind if you are a free player.
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What is overriding?
Override is a new six-player game mode in Fate 2 that’s very similar to Gambit. As part of the Season of the Splicer, Override takes you and a group of others through a neon-lit Vex network to face Tacitas, the Subjugated Mind. At the beginning of the season, there was an Override operation on Europa. A version on the Moon arrives on May 18 and a version on the Tangled Coast launches on May 25.
Regardless of the location, all Override operations happen the same way: They are divided into two parts. For the first part, you need to defeat a bunch of enemies to earn coins and fill a micro progress bar. At a certain point, a Champion will appear that you need to defeat. Do that three times and you will be able to enter the Vex network.
This is the second part. In the Vex network, you need to go through a platform challenge that ends in the boss room. Defeat the boss and the Override operation is performed. Overriding isn’t too complicated – it’s basically a one-way version of Gambit with the platform part attached. However, there are a lot of little details that can make it easier or harder.
Step 1: Banking service
The first step is simple. Defeat a mixture of enemies to earn motes and bank them using the deposit point in the center of the map. You can only carry 10 motes at a time, and most enemies only drop a single mote. Recharge will move the progress bar on the left side of the screen forward. When you reach a third – marked by a small diamond – the bank closes.
A champion will appear. Focus on it and other blocking factors, then turn your attention to the bank. At this point, you will see small white pellets floating around the edge. Some of them will slowly turn red. Shoot them, then use the platforms that appear to climb to the top of the bank and hack it. Repeat this process three times to move on to the next section.
You do not need to do anything else, but you can speed this up with the Data Spike. A portal near the bank opens in the first part and allows you to quickly access the Vex network. Go inside and beat the Champion to earn the Data Spike, then deposit it in the bank to earn bonus progress. Bank data will also increase the chance of a Cyber Anomaly spawning during boss battles. We will do that later.
Step 2: Via Vex . network
After banking your last funds, the bank will disappear and reveal a hole that will suck you into another dimension – the Vex network. This leads to a short obstacle course where you’ll need to stand and avoid hazards to get to the boss. These sections are different each time, but they have some elements in common:
- Long ramp: Most parts of the Vex network start with a long ramp that you’ll slide down. These give you a lot of motivation, so be careful jumping out of them.
- Lasers and red walls: You’ll find spinning white lasers and red wall obstacles throughout the course. These will kill you instantly, so avoid them if you can.
- White barrier: You’ll be up against white, semi-transparent barriers with floating Vex blocks protecting them. Destroy the cubes to destroy the barrier.
The background part is quite complicated, especially if you are not familiar with it. Thankfully, you don’t have to make it to the end. As long as one of your team members gets to the end, they can bring you to the boss room. You can also invest in a Codestrider upgrade for your Splicer Gauntlet to make these sections easier.
Step 3: Defeat the boss
At the end of the platforming section, you will reach the boss room to face Tacitas, the Subjugated Mind. It’s a big and ugly Wyvern that can kill you with a few hits at close range or from a distance, so make sure to use cover and monitor your health.
Like most Fate 2 boss, this happens a third. Focus your fire on the front and back of Tacitas – where it can actually deal damage – until you have exhausted a third of its health. At that point, it will retreat to the center turret, and a special enemy, the Scytal, will appear. Defeat the Scytal to get the Data Spike, then send the Data Spike to the marked location. Meanwhile, your other teammates should shoot Vex blocks around the map to break the shield in the center of the room.
Repeat this process a few more times and you are done. During the fight, be sure to find a special enemy named Network Anomaly. These are basically loot elves that will drop Decrypted Data and they spawn randomly. However, Bungie has confirmed that sending more Data Spikes will increase their chances of spawning. The decrypted data is the currency you use to upgrade the Splicer Gauntlet.
Once done, you can claim your reward. If you generate a Key using your Splicer Glove, a Conflux Chest will appear next to the main one to reward you with Season of the Splicer gear and Decrypted Data.