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The starting room of the Duality dungeon.
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Destiny 2: How to Start and Complete A Single Thread

A Single Thread is a simple but somehwat unclear quest in Destiny 2.

There are a lot of quests that don’t always spell out exactly what you need to do. Some can be simple, while others can be hard, but they can all be confusing if you don’t know what’s required. Here’s how to complete A Single Thread in Destiny 2.

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How to Start A Single Thread in Destiny 2

Hawthorne's vendor screen in the Tower
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Before you can start A Single Thread in Destiny 2, there’s one thing you need: the Witch Queen Dungeon Key, available from the in-game store for 2,000 Silver. That’s the equivalent of about $20. You can open the purchasing screen from the Store tab by visiting Hawthorne in the Tower or by visiting the Dungeon node for either Duality or Spire of the Watcher on the Moon or the Throne World, respectively.

Where is A Single Thread in My Quest Inventory?

However, like many quests, A Single Thread doesn’t automatically show up in your Destiny 2 quest inventory. You need to speak to a vendor to acquire it. The vendor in question is Hawthorne, who you’ll find in the Bazaar section of the Tower. She’s on an overlook gazing down at the city next to her hawk, Louis. Don’t mind him. He doesn’t do much.

Provided you own the Witch Queen Dungeon Key (or got it by purchasing the Witch Queen Deluxe Edition when it was available), Hawthorne will start by offering you the quest. There are only two steps.

How to Complete A Single Thread

Step 1: Complete the Duality Dungeon

Duality is one of the more involved Dungeon activities in Destiny 2, with lots of technical and time-sensitive mechanics that take a bit to master. However, it’s been out long enough that most of the community familiar with it knows it like the back of their hand. And so do I, because I wrote our Complete Duality Dungeon Guide back when it first came out, and I’ve run the thing several times since then.

Step 2: Talk to Hawthorne Again

There’s not much more to completing A Single Thread than doing the Dungeon and then confirming with Hawthorne that you did the Dungeon. It doesn’t matter how long the process takes or how many times you fail. If you and your team (or you alone, if you’re daring) beat the final boss, you’re essentially done.

That’s the long and short of how to complete A Single Thread in Destiny 2. For more tips and tricks on dungeon activities and the game in general, check out our guide on the Grasp of Avarice activity, as well as our rankings for the best Hand Cannons and more in our D2 guides hub.

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John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.