Destiny 2 Unfinished Business Quest [Walkthrough]

Complete Unfinished Business Quest in Destiny 2 & get a powerful exotic weapon!

The Unfinished Business quest is an exotic quest in Destiny 2 that was added in the Lightfall expansion. This quest is integral to obtaining the powerful exotic weapon, Deterministic Chaos, a Void heavy machine gun that shoots Void debuffs on every fourth and sixteenth shot. The Unfinished Business quest is quite long and complex, spanning over a dozen steps, including fights, scavenger hunts, and one special mission.

Key Takeaways
  • Unfinished Business: New Destiny 2 exotic quest rewards Deterministic Chaos, a potent Void machine gun.
  • Start quest post-Lightfall campaign by talking to Nimbus in the Hall of Heroes.
  • Collect Cipher Qubits from Vex in Neomuna, extract data from Cloud Accretions, and get the final packet at Maya’s Retreat.
  • Complete Thrilla Dome Lost Sector, defeat 100 combatants in Ahimsa Park, and obtain Seed of Silver Wings from Calus’s ship.
  • Enhance quest efficiency: Use Ghost with Resource Detector mod for Cloud Accretions.
  • Optimize Vex combat: Utilize a Void-damage weapon.
  • Handle Thrilla Dome with Super or heavy weapon.
  • Team up to conquer Ahimsa Park’s 100 combatants.
  • For Calus’s ship, employ a Void subclass to retrieve the Seed of Silver Wings.
IMPORTANT: For you to initiate this quest in the first place, it is mandatory to complete the whole Lightfall campaign.

How To Start The Unfinished Business Quest

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Starting the Quest (Credit: WoW Quests YouTube Channel)

After completing the Lightfall campaign, players must meet with Nimbus to begin the Unfinished Business quest. The quest occurs in Neomuna and involves collecting Cipher qubits, extracting Rohan’s data from Cloud Accretions, and completing various tasks. The final mission is particularly challenging and requires a

recommended Power level of 1770. However, completing the quest and earning the Deterministic Chaos Exotic weapon is possible with preparation and perseverance.

Walkthrough Of The Unfinished Business Quest Steps

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Hall of Heroes Location

The Unfinished Business Quest in Destiny 2: Lightfall is a lengthy and complex quest that requires players to complete various tasks to obtain the powerful Exotic weapon, Deterministic Chaos. The quest involves 13 steps, fights, scavenger hunts, and one special mission.

Here is a detailed walkthrough of each step:

  1. Complete the Lightfall campaign and visit Nimbus in Neomuna to access the Hall of Heroes.
  2. Follow Nimbus’s guidance in the Hall of Heroes to kickstart the quest.
  3. Watch the Hall of Heroes cutscene, then return to Nimbus to uncover the reason for skipping Rohan’s ceremony.
  4. Obtain Cipher Qubits by defeating Vex in the Vex Incursion Zone.
  5. Extract data from five Cloud Accretions using the acquired Cipher Qubits.
  6. Head to Maya’s Retreat, face waves of opponents, and secure the data packet from the Vex Conflux.
  7. Reach Radiosonde to reunite with Nimbus and Osiris.
  8. Learn about Rohan’s notes and continue the quest.
  9. Complete the Thrilladrome Lost Sector in Liming Harbor to obtain the Vex Compass.
  10. Defeat 100 enemies in Ahimsa Park to distract the Shadow Legion from Calus’s ship.
  11. Follow the game’s guidance to Calus’s ship, Typhon Imperator, and locate the Seed of Silver Wings.
  12. Rohan’s Passkey:
  13. Return to Nimbus at Striders’ Gate to receive Rohan’s Passkey.
  14. Traverse the Garden of Salvation raid backward to conclude “What Remains.”
  15. Obtain the Deterministic Chaos weapon as your reward.
  16. Deliver the Conceptual Mind’s memory core to Nimbus via Striders’ Gate.
  17. Pay respects at the Hall of Heroes to honor those who sacrificed and complete the mission.

How To Find Cloud Accretions 

Players must collect Cloud Accretions, a planetary material, to complete the Unfinished Business quest and obtain the Deterministic Chaos Exotic weapon in Destiny 2. Here are some tips on how to find Cloud Accretions.

  1. First, equip a Ghost with the Resource Detector mod to help you locate Cloud Accretions easily.
  2. Cloud Accretions can be found all over the Neomuna area of the Lightfall expansion.
  3. Look out for glowing blue rocks on the ground, which indicate the presence of Cloud Accretions.
  4. Remember that Cloud Accretions are not always easy to spot, as they can blend in with the environment.
  5. You may need to explore the area thoroughly and search for them manually.
  6. When you are near a Cloud Accretion, your Ghost’s Resource Detector will flash and make a sound, alerting you to its presence.
  7. Once you find a Cloud Accretion, interact with it to collect it.
  8. You must use Cipher Qubits to extract data and resources from the Cloud Accretion.
  9. To gain Cipher Qubits, one must first conquer Vex foes in Neomuna.
  10. You will need at least eight Cipher Qubits to extract data and resources from a single Cloud Accretion.

If you follow these instructions, you can locate Cloud Accretions in Destiny 2 and continue with the Unfinished Business quest, leading to the acquisition of the Deterministic Chaos weapon.

Collecting Cipher Qubits From The Vex

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Collecting Qubits

Collecting Cipher Qubits from the Vex is crucial in completing the Unfinished Business Quest in Destiny 2. Data retrieval from Cloud Accretions requires the acquisition of cipher qubits.

  • It would be best to eliminate Vex in the Vex Incursion Zone in Neomuna to get Cipher Qubits.
  • Equipping gear that boosts your chances of finding Cipher Qubits is recommended.
  • Cipher Qubits are not guaranteed drops, so you may have to kill multiple enemies to collect them.
  • Vex enemies can also be found in other parts of Neomuna.
  • Watch for enemies that drop Cipher Qubits while exploring different areas.

Collecting Cipher Qubits from the Vex is necessary to complete the Unfinished Business Quest. Make sure to equip gear that improves your chances of finding them and explore different areas of Neomuna to collect enough Cipher Qubits to proceed with the quest.

Locating The Final Data Packet-In Maya’s Retreat

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The Data Packet

In Destiny 2, the last data packet for the Unfinished Business mission may be found at Maya’s Retreat. This step is relatively straightforward but requires some combat skills to complete.

  1. Get the last information by following the trail to Maya’s Retreat.
  2. Navigate through waves of Vex enemies to reach the final data packet.
  3. Be careful not to get overwhelmed by enemies and take cover when necessary.
  4. Take down foes from a safe distance with long-range sniper weapons.
  5. Use abilities and Supers to deal with groups of enemies quickly.
  6. Defeat the Vex and recover the data from their Conflux.
  7. Pay attention to your surroundings to prevent being attacked.

Locating the final data packet in Maya’s Retreat requires some combat skills, but it is not overly complicated. Players who take their time and stay vigilant should be able to progress through this step without too much trouble.

Regrouping With Nimbus And Osiris In Radiosonde

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Regrouping with Nimbus and Osiris

Regrouping with Nimbus and Osiris in Radiosonde is crucial in Destiny 2’s Unfinished Business quest. After you’ve returned the data packet to Maya, Nimbus, and Osiris may discuss what was written in Rohan’s notebooks.

  1. Get back together with Nimbus and Osiris at Radiosonde, located around the Neomuna map’s bottom.
  2. Start at Liming Harbor and navigate the structure until you reach Radiosonde.
  3. Interact with Nimbus to trigger a cutscene that reveals what was in Rohan’s notes.
  4. The next stages in the mission will be revealed after the cutscene.
  5. Ensure you are ready for this phase since the suggested Power level is 1770.
  6. Come prepared with weapons and abilities that can take down Vex enemies effectively, as you may encounter some resistance along the way.

Regrouping with Nimbus and Osiris in Radiosonde is a critical step in the Unfinished Business quest that sets the stage for the remaining parts. Be sure to pay attention to the cutscene and take note of the next steps so that you can continue progressing through the quest.

Finding The Seed Of Silver Wings 

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Seed of Silver Wings

Players locate the Seed of Silver Wings to progress through the Unfinished Business quest in Destiny 2, a crucial component in building the passkey. Here’s how to find it:

  1. To trigger the Seed of Silver Wing’s mission, you must create chaos in Ahimsa Park.
  2. Defeat as many enemies as possible, using your abilities to create mayhem and draw the Shadow Legion forces away from Calus’s ship.
  3. After you’ve caused enough chaos, the game will guide you through Calus’s ship.
  4. After completing the campaign’s course, you’ll enter a large area where you’ll need to kill monsters and activate two plates.
  5. Fight the foes and plunder the Seed of Silver Wings by turning on the plates.
  6. You’ll be confronted with enemies that must be defeated before claiming your reward.
  7. If you have the Seed of Silver Wings, you may return to Nimbus at Striders’ Gate to construct the passkey and continue the mission.

It’s important to equip yourself with suitable gear and bring your most effective weapons and abilities because the enemies in this mission can be challenging.

Completing The Mission “What Remains”

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Completing the Mission What Remains

Completing the mission “What Remains” is the final step in the Unfinished Business quest and will reward players with the Deterministic Chaos Exotic LMG. This mission occurs in the Garden of Salvation raid and traverses the area in reverse order.

  1. To begin, visit the Hall of Heroes and use the terminal there.
  2. Ensure that your gear is up to par before starting, as the recommended power level for this mission is 1770
  3. Navigate through the raid in reverse order, starting from the final boss area and working backward.
  4. Take out various enemies along the way, including Vex and Taken
  5. Activate two plates to progress and defeat a wave of enemies before moving on
  6. Face off against the final boss, a powerful Vex Mind called the Conceptual Mind.
  7. Use weapons that match the boss’s shield’s elemental type to damage its shield and defeat it.
  8. Collect the Conceptual Mind’s memory core.
  9. Return the memory core to Nimbus in Striders’ Gate to complete the mission and the Unfinished Business quest.

Tips And Tricks For Completing The Quest

The Unfinished Business in Destiny 2: Lightfall is challenging and complex and requires you to complete multiple tasks to acquire the Deterministic Chaos heavy machine gun.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you complete the quest:

  1. Before starting the quest, ensure your character is at the recommended power level for the final mission (1770).
  2. Equip gear that maximizes your damage output and survivability.
  3. Equip a Resource Detector mod on your Ghost to easily locate Cloud Accretions and other resources required for the quest.
  4. When completing the “Create Chaos in Ahimsa Park” step, use your abilities to defeat enemies to increase mayhem and progress the quest faster.
  5. To progress through the quest, you must collect Cipher qubits dropped by Vex enemies.
  6. The best place to farm Cipher qubits is the Vex Incursion Zone in Neomuna, where Vex spawns more frequently.
  7. The Unfinished Business quest, especially the final mission, can be challenging.
  8. Play with a fire team to make the quest easier and more enjoyable.

Completing the Unfinished Business quest is no easy feat. Still, with these tips and tricks, you should be able to conquer the challenges and earn the powerful Deterministic Chaos heavy machine gun.


Players who complete the Unfinished Business mission in Destiny 2: Lightfall will get the powerful Deterministic Chaos LMG as a reward. Gathering Cipher qubits, mining information from Cloud Accretions, locating data packets, vanquishing Vex foes, and completing a task in the Garden of Salvation raid are all required actions in this quest.


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