Destiny 2: Warmind introduced the new Escalation Protocol endgame activity into the game, which is the closest thing Destiny 2 has ever had to a Horde or Firefight Mode. Players need to survive seven levels (each with four waves) to claim a special set of armor and weapon rewards. The boss refreshes each week (for the first 5 weeks), so we have put together this guide to help you beat the mode’s final boss as well as reveal which weapon is up for grabs for this week. The recommended Power level for Escalation Protocol is 370.
Here is the Escalation Protocol guide for the week of June 5, 2018:
Level 7 Boss: Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
The final boss of Escalation Protocol this week is Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol. The past two weeks, the final boss has been an ogre with a design nod toward Golgoroth from Destiny 1‘s King’s Fall raid. This week, fans of the original Destiny may get vibes of Warpriest from that same raid with Bok Litur, who is a giant Hive Knight.
Bok Litur will roam the area and fire attacks from its large cannon as well as stomp the ground to damage any players within short range. As usual, when the boss wave begins, focus on clearing out the adds while avoiding Bok Litur. There is no major mechanic here, but Bok Litur has a ton of health, so the boss has the potential to be a bit of a bullet sponge.
However, if the usual method is employed, Bok Litur’s health can deplet fairly quickly. The most effective method players are using in Escalation Protocol is a combination of the Exotic Tractor Cannon and Void classes, especially Voidwalkers. Hitting Bok Litur with the Tractor Cannon will increase all Void damage done to it for five seconds. Additionally, a Sunbreaker Titan can apply Melting Point to stack the damage.
Have a player equipped with a Tractor Cannon (usually the Sunbreaker Titan) who will keep hitting Bok Litur with the debuff. Void weapons and Voidwalkers are going to apply the most damage here, but there is also the option to also use a Sentinel Titan who can also drop a Ward of Dawn bubble right in front of the boss to spawn orbs and provide protection for the team should they choose to use shotguns. Nightstalkers can also tether with Shadowshot to help control the adds in the area.
All the other players should focus on dealing damage with Void Power Weapons, Void Grenades (especially ones that zone and apply damage for a long time), and Nova Bombs.
Weekly Weapon Drop: IKELOS_SR_v1.0.1 Sniper Rifle, IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.1 Submachine Gun, and IKELOS_SG_v1.0.1 Shotgun
As was the case last week, players have the chance to get any of the three activity-specific weapons from defeating the final boss in Escalation Protocol this week. The helmet is the armor piece available from the final chest.
According to fans, each weapon is said to have a 5% chance of dropping from the boss, so best of luck out there!
Destiny 2: Warmind is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.