Partition: Hard Reset is a fast-paced endgame weekly activity available after completing the Bluejay quest, which is part of the Hall of Heroes questline after the Destiny 2: Lightfall campaign. The recommended Power for this activity is 1790, but if you’re Power 1750 or above, you should be able to do it solo. Partition also has numerous modifiers from Champions, elemental shielded enemies, elemental surges and threats, and more.
Nimbus and Osiris will take you into the Vex Network to fight both the Vex and the invading Shadow Legion, and this guide will help you access Partition and provide some tips.
How to access Partition
When you finish the Lightfall campaign, get the Unfinished Business quest for the Deterministic Chaos Exotic machine gun, and it’ll ask you to visit the Hall of Heroes. Grab the Hall of Heroes quest from the hologram named Quinn Laghari. It’s a lengthy questline with multiple parts, and one of those is the Bluejay quest. The Bluejay quest will introduce you to Partition.
Even though you get access to Partition after that quest, you cannot reenter the activity until you complete the Weekly Partition Challenge bounty from Nimbus. The bounty asks for eight Shellcode Fragments that drop from Vex Incursion Zone enemies–the zone is marked on the Neomuna map–and Polymorphic Engine from the Terminal Overload key chest. These keys have a chance to randomly drop from Incursion Zone public events, patrols, and looting chests–including the one at the end of the Terminal Overload activity–but doing the Terminal Overload Key bounty for Nimbus, made available at Reputation Rank 12, is a reliable method.
The Partition mission starts with a Sparrow racing-inspired track–the Vex version of Rainbow Road with deadly obstacles and no guard rails. Keep in mind, Partition is a timed activity and some areas restrict respawns! Completing portions of the track and defeating enemies extends the timer. Be sure to glide over those glowing arrows for a speed boost, and use your brakes for rough turns.
Partition is split into two parts–increasingly tough Sparrow racing sections, and platforms where you fight enemies–but the primary goal is to defuse charges before they detonate. Although the bombs near the Vex Confluxes sit behind the hoard of enemies, you can either defeat enemies to buy you more time or carefully make your way around them and defuse the bomb before the timer runs out.
The boss fight takes place in a confined arena with non-stop incoming damage, which requires you to dodge every few seconds, and smaller enemies. The fight alternates between dealing damage to the boss and timed Sparrow racing to defuse nearby charges.
Defeating the boss rewards you with pinnacle gear from the chest, and Partition will have another access point after every weekly reset. Also, this activity is part of Lightfall’s Virtual Fighter Seal, where a triumph called Overclocked requires you to complete Partition within seven minutes.
With The Root of Nightmares raid starting on March 10, here are some tips on how to level up quickly. There are plenty of seasonal objectives to complete, too, such as Defiant Battlegrounds, Awoken Favors, and using Defiant Keys.
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