Destiny 2: Warmind DLC – How To Get Override Frequencies & Unlock Sleeper Nodes

If you’ve been playing around on Mars in the Destiny 2: Warmind DLC, you’ve probably seen one or two weird floating caches. These boxes require something called an “Override Frequency” to unlock, and it’s going to take a long time to start actually getting these things.

The weird chests provide bonus loot and are required for the Sleeper Simulant Exotic Quest. There’s a long, complicated process you’ll have to take just to open a single one, and it’s going to take a little bit of grinding to get enough materials to crack these suckers open. If you’re totally confused, we’ll explain everything you need to know about those “Override Frequency Required” chests.

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How To Get Override Frequencies & Unlock Sleeper Nodes


Weird black loot cachesĀ (called Sleeper Nodes) are hidden everywhere on Mars. You’ll find them in odd corners, in secret alcoves, and everywhere in between. There are strange caches literally all over the place, and there are dozens of them to find. Each one is partially unique — only a specific Override Frequency key will open one.

Confused yet? Here’s the basic Sleeper Node rundown.

  • How To Open Sleeper Nodes:
    • To open “Override Frequency Required” chests, you’ll need to get Override Frequency keys.
    • Override Frequencies can only be unlocked after completing the main story.
    • After meeting Zavala, go talk to Ana Bray on Mars. Eventually you’ll get an Exotic Pursuit quest. At this point, you can begin collecting materials required for Sleeper Nodes.
  • How To Get Override Frequency Keys:
    • To get an Override Frequency Key, you must get Resonance Stems. For every four Resonance Stems, you’ll get an Override Frequency Key.
  • How To Get Resonance Stems:
    • Resonance Stems are special items you’ll get from events on Mars. Complete Lost Sectors, defeat VIPs (or bosses), complete Public Events, open loot chests, or play Escalation Protocols. Any reward loot chest can drop a Resonance Stem.

After unlocking an Override Frequency key, check your inventory — each key has a clue to the specific Sleeper Node the key will unlock. You can’t just unlock any node you want to, unfortunately.

You’ll have to unlock 15 Sleeper Nodes to complete the fourth step of the Sleeper Simulation Exotic Quest.

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