Getting the Destiny 2 Captive Cord means you’ll have to retrace your steps a bit. It is the area of Lunar Battlegrounds where you will need to track down this hidden item and craft the Arc Logic Automatic Rifle as part of the Essence of Failure mission.
Destiny 2 Horned
Like the Destiny 2 Horned Wreath item that gives you a new luxurious sniper rifle, Captive Cord allows you to create exotic weapons by combining special items with Eris Morn’s Lectern of Enchantment and Nightmare Essence. If you’re having a hard time finding Captive Cable in the Lunar Battlegrounds area, I’m here to help you do it.
If, like me, you’re not the observant type, you may not have noticed that you’ve actually been to the Lunar Battlegrounds before – it’s the place you landed to begin the Shadowkeep story. You know, the part where you had to fight off waves of baddies before enjoying the nightmarish splendor of the hive-infested Scarlet Fortress.
It is this place that you must return to to obtain Captive Cord, but how to get back there is not very clear. The best way to start is by heading towards Sorrow’s Harbor fast travel point to the northeast. Then head southeast into the harbor area and you should see the red bridge (and its location on the map) shown above.
From there it’s a linear path to where you had to capture all six nodes in the first Shadowkeep level. In case your memory needs to refresh, turn right after crossing the bridge back to your first landing site on the Moon.
It is at this point that the captive cordon map marker should appear. It is in the building to your right on the second highest platform. Then all that’s left is for you to pick it up and start crafting your latest automatic rifle. Enjoy!