Escalation Protocol is a player-initiated public activity featured in Destiny 2: Warmind.[1]

Guardians can initiate an Escalation Protocol by interacting with a node that causes a tower to rise up out of the ground. The tower draws Hive near to the location. Guardians must eliminate all Hive that appear before they escape.[1]

There are seven waves, each successive wave more difficult than the last. The seventh wave has a boss that must be defeated using unique mechanics. Each boss rotates weekly and drops loot unique to that boss.[1]

Any Guardians in the area may participate in an active event, but only Guardians who have completed the Warmind campaign will be able to initiate an event themselves.[1]


  • In order to open the chest that the final boss drops, the player must have a decrypted cache key.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bungie (2018) YouTube: Warmind Reveal Archive Retrieved April 29, 2018.
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