Destiny 2 Essence of Fear - How to Fix Quest Not Appearing Bug

Essence of Fear in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is a quest that you have to complete in order to earn the Dreambane Plate chest armor. Completing the Shadowkeep Essence of Fear mission is not too difficult; all you have to do is kill a certain number of Nightmares on the Moon. However, there’s a problem some people have been running into, where the Essence of Fear quest doesn’t appear for them. Most think that’s a bug, but that’s not necessarily the case. Our Destiny 2 Essence of Fear – How to Fix Quest Not Appearing Bug guide will show you what the problem might be, and how to complete the Dreambane Plate armor.

Destiny 2 Essence of Fear How to Fix Quest Not Appearing Bug
Destiny 2 Essence of Fear – How to Fix Quest Not Appearing Bug

How to Fix Essence of Fear Quest Not Appearing Bug in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep?

To fix the “bug” where the Essence of Fear quest doesn’t appear in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, try and visit the Postmaster. See, the Essence of Fear mission is supposed to unlock after you kill Nightmare of Phogoth, The Untamed. If you’ve beaten him, you probably already have the quest in line. If you don’t have it in your list, then check with the Postmaster.

See, Shadowkeep is has this new gameplay mechanic. If your quest log becomes to full, then all the quests are gonna go straight to the Postmaster. You can pick them up at your leisure. In fact, you might wanna pay him a visit anyway, just to see if you have any missions on the back burner without even knowing it. So, yeah; it might not be a bug at all, just a new thing in Destiny 2 that you might have not been aware of.

How to Complete Essence of Fear Quest in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep – Dreambane Plate Armor?

To complete the Essence of Fear quest in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, and earn the Dreambane Plate chest armor, all you have to do is kill 100 Nightmares on the Moon. This might sound like a daunting task, but it really isn’t that bad. We recommend that you make your way to Sorrow’s Harbor. The whole area is crawling with Nightmares. There are several rings in the area where they pretty much constantly spawn. So, just keep trolling around Sorrow’s Harbor, and you’ll have 100 Nightmares under the belt in no time.

After that’s done, head over to the Lectern of Enchantment to pick up your Dreambane Plate. That’s it. If you need help with other Destiny 2 Shadowkeep Essence quests, allow me to direct you to some of our other guides on the subject. For example, Ethereal Charms Location – Essence of Greed Fine Memorial Quest, Essence of Despair – Moon Activities, and Essence of Pride – Nightmares in Lost Sectors on Io, EDZ, Titan, Nessus.


If you need further help with Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, check out our guides on Dead Ghost Locations, Jade Rabbit Locations, and Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion. If it's Exotic Weapons that you're after, we've got you covered with our Pain And Gain Exotic Quest and Deathbringer Exotic Rocket Launcher - Symphony of Death guides. Going back in time for new players, we can offer you guides like Ikelos Weapons - How to Get SMG, Sniper Rifle, Shotgun, or, if you're playing Forsaken content, guides like Corsair Down & Badge - Dead Body Locations.


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3 COMMENTS

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    James

    I still haven’t gotten the essence of greed quest.. I’ve gotten every other quest twice ..completed raid and still don’t have it…was wondering if not having a machine gun in my inventory had anything to do with it

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    Laura

    Postmaster was full so the quest step got lost from postmaster and when I try to require it from the lectern it says I can’t pick another up because it’s already in my inventory. So I guess I’ll never finish the campaign.

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      Raiine Hazell Meade

      Same for me and it sucks

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