Destiny 2 Eyes on the Moon - How to Start Vex Invasion

Eyes on the Moon in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is a mission you have to complete in order to start the Vex Invasion event on the Moon. The problem here is that the game does not in any way explain where to begin Eyes on the Moon, or, for that matter, how to start Eyes on the Moon. That being the case, we’ll answer those questions in our Destiny 2 How to Complete Eyes on the Moon guide. It’s easier than you’d think.

Destiny 2 How to Start Eyes on the Moon

How to start Vex Offensive

You might be wondering how to start Vex Offensive, the new matchmade activity that went live along with the Garden of Salvation raid. It’s a bit poorly explained, but here’s what you need to do:

  1. Talk to Ikora at the Tower and get the Vex Invasion Emergent Protocol quest item. It’s basically a bounty that requires you to kill 100 Vex and 3 Vex gate lords.
  2. Go to the Moon. You’ll need to engage in Vex Invasion activities, which appear in all three areas after Public Events end. You don’t need to take part in the public event – just wait for it to end, then look for a portal in the sky.
  3. Kill Vex during the Invasion activity, and make sure to leave the Gate Lord for last. If you kill the Hydras before him, there’s a high chance another portal will open up nearby, allowing you to chain them.
  4. Once you’ve completed both tasks, go back to Ikora and complete the Eyes on The Moon quest. It’ll unlock the Vex Offensive in your directory.

How to Start Eyes on the Moon Mission – Destiny 2 Shadowkeep?

To start the Eyes on The Moon mission in Destiny 2 Shadowkeep, you first have to go to Ikora Rey in the tower and collect the Vex Invasion bounty quest. Mind you, before you even attempt anything, you have to have the “A Mysterious Disturbance” quest under your belt. This mission is the first mission on the Moon, and it’s open for everybody to play.

Kill 3 Vex Gate Lords & 100 Vex

Now, the next step is to head over to the moon, and go to one of the three Vex Invasion locations. Wait a bit, and you’ll soon see a fairly terrifying sight. Hordes of Vex are gonna start spilling out of the sky. Your job is gonna be to slaughter a hundred Vex and three Gate Lords, which have yellow health bars. This shouldn’t take too much time, since they’re just gonna be falling everywhere. Hallelujah, it’s raining Vex! If you don’t manage to do it in the first place, just wait for the event to start again. Alternatively, you can try to go back into orbit and then land again, it might help respawn the event

Just keep in mind that you can easily get swarmed, plus, there will several relatively high-powered enemies. Do not take the situation lightly, or they will wipe the floor with you. Once you’ve completed the task, aka killed 100 Vex and 3 Gate Lords, head to Eris Morn and hand the quest in. Now, you can begin the Vex Invasion proper. Good luck.


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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