If you've been trying to finish the Divine Fragmentation quest chain and to pick up the Divinity Exotic weapon in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, then you're going to be familiar with one of the objectives being empowering a Vex core. You're going to need to have worked a fair way through the other sub-quests in the chain already, so check out our Core of Nightmares Destiny 2 guide to figure out what to do and how to empower this core.

Core of Nightmares Destiny 2 Guide - Divine Fragmentation

To get to this part of the Divine Fragmentation quest you need to have completed the following criteria:

  • Fought off a bunch of Vex in the Lunar Battlegrounds
  • Analyzed Vex data cores on Nessus
  • Repaired 120 Decryption Cores

If you're having any trouble with actually analyzing the Vex data cores on Nessus, we have a helpful guide to all three separate cores and where they're located. Once you've completed that step as well as managed to repair Decryption Cores after slaughtering your way through a whole bunch of Vex in the Vex Offensive co-op mode, you'll be eligible to complete the Core of Nightmares Destiny 2 quest objective. 

Completing the Core of Nightmares bit of the quest chain is actually probably the least time-consuming part of getting your Divinity Exotic. Actually empowering the core is a simple matter: you just have to head to the Lectern of Enchantment and buy an Empowered Decryption Core. Unlike having to kill a thousand Vex over the course of hours, you can just get 30 Phantasmal Fragments together to buy this Decryption Core and once you hand them over, you'll be able to get said Core and move to the next portion of the questline. If you want to know what's next, well, it's easy: you're going to have to solve some tether puzzles in the Garden of Salvation.

Need a hand with anything else in Shadowkeep that isn't the Core of Nightmares Destiny 2 guide? We can assist. Check out our guide on how to unlock the Vex Offensive so that you can complete the earlier parts of Divine Fragmentation.