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Destiny 2: Where to find the Captive Cord

Here's where to find the Captive Cord.

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Our Destiny 2 Captive Cord location guide explains how and where to find the Captive Cord to complete the Essence of Failure Quest.

One objective of the Essence of Failure Quest is to find a Captive Cord, while the others boil down to completing activities and earning kills with a specific weapon. It's this pesky item which'll cause you the most trouble, though. Bungie really doesn't give much away here, eh?

To find it, you’ll need to head to Sorrow’s Harbor and enter the Lunar Battlegrounds area. Once you’ve done so, you’ll want to proceed a bit further towards a cluster of buildings where the pesky weapon part will be hiding. Below we’ll walk you through how to get there.

Destiny 2: Where to find the Captive Cord

Here’s where you'll find it on the Moon:

  • Land at Sorrow’s Harbor and hop onto your Sparrow.
  • Look to your left and you’ll see a path on the ground. Follow it as it snakes round to the left and begins curling inwards. Keep an eye on the horizon for a three-pronged spire and head towards it. You’ll bump into a red bridge which will lead you on a very long path into the Lunar Battlegrounds.
  • Cross all of the bridges and fall off the end once you’ve reached the final one. Continue to climb up the hill and follow the path leading towards a couple of large buildings.
  • If you’ve tracked the Pursuit, you should see the little diamond icon spring up in the centre of the antenna building. Hop up to the antenna and circle it while looking at the ground. You should see a prompt to “Pick up a weapon part”. Do so and you’ll have found the Captive Cord!

Here’s Game Clips and Tips with a really useful video which will show you exactly where to find it:

If you’re struggling to find the Necromantic Strand, our Necromantic Strand location guide has you covered. Also, our How to complete the Memory of Sai Mota Mission will walk you through this finicky task.

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