Destiny 2: How to Get Seraph Key Codes

Another season, another seasonal currency. Learn the best way to get and farm the new Seraph Key Codes in this Destiny 2 guide to Season of the Seraph.

With a new Destiny 2 season comes the obligatory set of seasonal currencies, one of the most important being Seraph Key Codes. In Season of the Seraph, Key Codes are essential to farming the limited-time weapons and armor, as you can’t open the seasonal activity chest without them. This currency is thankfully very easy to come by, and veterans of the game will be well familiar with how to acquire it. We’ll cover all of that in this guide.

How to Get Seraph Key Codes in Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The most efficient way to earn seasonal currency is through ritual activities. Yep, the best method of earning Seraph Key Codes is by grinding Strikes, Gambit, and Crucible.

Each completion awards around 250 Key Codes, give or take 20 to 30. If your average run time is 10 minutes, that means about 1,500 Codes per hour. Faster runs will increase that value, and getting stuck with a Strike like The Corrupted will reduce it.

Here’s the catch, though: Without spending upgrades at the Exo Frame seasonal vendor, your inventory is capped at just 2,000 Key Codes at a time. You can increase that limit with the Seraph Key Code Capacity upgrade, but you can only unlock that upgrade after upgrading the Exo Frame four times, which is only possible after at least week three of Season of the Seraph.

The Exo Frame offers other ways to earn Key Codes, though many of the best ones are locked behind the seasonal time gate. Seraph Key Code Bounties, a level three upgrade, makes Exo Frame bounties award a small number of Key Codes.

The level-five Seraph Key Code Combatants upgrade gives every enemy you defeat in the world a chance at awarding a small number of Key Codes, making any activity an excellent spot to farm. However, core ritual activities will still be your optimal source.

You’ll need 500 Seraph Key Codes to open the locked Seraph Chest at the end of a Heist Battleground playlist activity, and opening said chest is one of the few ways to get Seraph Umbral Energy. You use this Energy to focus Umbral Engrams for crafting weapon Patterns and high-stat seasonal armor.

The seasonal loop, then, is:

  • Head into ritual activities to get Seraph Key Codes.
  • Play Heist Battlegrounds to earn the Umbral Energy you need at the H.E.L.M. to focus your Umbral Engrams.
  • Repeat the process until you have everything you want or feel like banging your head into a wall, whichever comes first.

That’s about everything you need to know about how to get Seraph Key Codes during Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph. With Lightfall closing in on the horizon, there will be plenty more Destiny to cover over the next year, so keep us close. Our guides hub for the game has plenty more.

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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.

Published Dec. 8th 2022

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