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Expedition was a three player matchmade activity that was released alongside Season of Plunder. It follows The Guardian, Mithrax, Eido, Saint-14, Spider, and Drifter as they mine and extract loot from various locations around the Sol System.
The players will load onto the planet with some enemies protecting the area of the drill site. After the area has been cleared, the players can begin the excavation, spawning in a drill and some cover. A Crewmate flag is also present nearby. The players will defend the drill against increasing amounts of enemies as Engrams periodically burst from the ground. In order to secure these engrams, players will have to pick up and throw them towards the Treasure Hauler. Engrams will remain for thirty seconds, after which they will harmlessly explode. This will go on until the payload is filled up with treasure at which point players will escort the payload to the next location with enemies attempting to stop them.
If the payload is not filled by 3 minutes and thirty seconds, a Unstoppable Incendior Ruffian has a chance to arrive via Drop Pod. Damaging and killing this ruffian will drop some more engrams for the players to pick up. Sometimes, a second Ruffian can arrive after the first is killed.
In either of these two locations, drilling may be interrupted with Jammers. Players will have to venture away from the drill, defeat the enemies guarding the device, and destroy it before returning to the drill.
Sometimes, a particularly large deposit of Loot may be hit by the drilling, and even more engrams than normal may start spewing from the ground.
While en route to the next drilling site, a Skiff may arrive to halt the payload, dropping off several enemies, including an Overload Captain Saboteur. Defeating all these enemies is necessary to continue the route.
After both locations have been mined and the payload escorted to its final destination, the players will have to defend the drill one last time against waves of enemies until the boss appears. Killing this boss will end the activity and the loot will be revealed.
- Expedition: Europa (Europa - Asterion Abyss)
- Expedition: Cosmodrome (Cosmodrome - Forgotten Shore)
- Expedition: Nessus (Nessus - The Cistern)
The chest at the end of the activity will drop world engrams. If players have a treasure map inserted in their Captain's Atlas, they may dig one of the three marked mounds behind the chest which will drop seasonal gear, alongside the focused map's loot.
- Marauders in this activity do not go invisible.