Destiny 2 How to Get Prime Armor Sets in Season of the Drifter

Prime Sets are new armor sets you can earn in Destiny 2. You can get the Prime Sets by playing Gambit during the Season of the Drifter. However, nothing is ever as simple as that. To get the Season of the Drifter Prime Sets in Destiny 2, you’ll have to earn a Synthesizer, and grind for Synths. And those are just the first steps. All that said, here’s our Destiny 2 How to Get Prime Armor Sets in Season of the Drifter guide to show you how to obtain the Prime Sets, how to get the Synths and a Synthesizer, how to craft Motes and how to bank them, etc.

Destiny 2 How to Get Prime Armor Sets in Season of the Drifter
Destiny 2 How to Get Prime Armor Sets in Season of the Drifter

How to Get Season of the Drifter Prime Sets in Destiny 2?

To get the Prime Sets in Destiny 2 Season of the Drifter, the first step is to get a Synthesizer. This is an item that you’ll get from The Drifter after completing your first Gambit Prime match as a contract. Pretty simple stuff. This item, which you can find in the inventory, is what will produce the Prime Sets, but we’re getting to that. The higher the value of the Synthesizer, the more materials, aka Synths, it’ll require. Upgrading the Synthesizer requires you to do a weekly bounty for The Drifter.

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Synthesizer in the inventory

The next step is to farm for Synths. You get these by playing Gambit and performing different activities. For example, for the Invader synths, you have to kill Guardians in invasions, or collect motes for the Collector synths. You can also get seemingly random synths for completing Prime matches.

Once you have the Synths for the Prime Set you want, use the Synthesizer to create a mote. Now, dive into a Reckoning match and bank the mote as soon as you can. Different rarities has to be banked in a different location, so you might have to run around a bit until you find the one you need. Don’t worry, the game will let you know if you’re in the right place. Proceed with the match as normal. After the round is completed successfully, you’ll get your Prime Set piece. Rinse and repeat. If you lose the round, you’ll get your mote back, so keep trying.

Now, two things to mention before we wrap up. The first one is that you can get duplicates through this process. So, if you get something you already have, you’ll have to start over. The second thing is a ray of light shining through the grind: you can synthesize motes at any time. So, if you have what you need, you can craft more motes in the breaks between rounds. That way, you can roll the dice several times in one match.

If you need further help with the Season of the Drifter, check out some of our other guides on the subject, including Thorn Exotic Hand Cannon Quest – Independent Study, Gambit Prime Tips & Tricks – How to Kill Primeval, and Gambit Prime Wins Don’t Count for Malfeasance Quest Step Bug.


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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