When you receive the Destiny 2 Captive Cord, you’ll need to retrace your steps a little. It is in the Lunar Battlegrounds area where you must locate this hidden item and craft the Arc Logic Auto Rifle as part of the Essence of Failure quest.
Like the Destiny 2 Horned Wreath item that gives you a new plush sniper rifle, Captive Cord lets you create exotic weapons by combining special items with Eris Morn’s Lectern of Enchantment and Nightmare Essence. If you’re having trouble finding Captive Cord in the lunar battlefields area, I’m here to help.
Destiny 2 Captive Cord and Lunar Battlegrounds
If, like me, you’re not really the observant type, you may not have noticed that you’ve actually been to the lunar battlefields before: it’s where you landed to begin the Shadowkeep story. You know, the piece where you had to fend off waves of bad guys before absorbing the nightmarish splendor of the beehive infested Scarlet Fortress.
It’s this place that you need to return to for Captive Cord, but it’s not entirely clear how to get back there. The best way to do this is to skip to the Sorrow’s Harbor fast travel point to the northeast. Then head southeast in the port area and you should see the red bridge (and its map location) pictured above.
From there it’s a linear route to the point where you had to capture the six nodes in the first Shadowkeep level. If your memory needs refreshing, hold yourself back to your first landing site on the moon right after crossing the bridge.
At this point the card marker for the captive cord should appear. It is located in the building on the right-hand side on the second highest platform. Then all you have to do is pick it up and start making your latest auto rifle. Enjoy!