With Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen, the doors to the Throne World are finally open. Savathun introduces herself in the latest expansion with new gear, weapons, strikes, and many other activities to look forward to. Navigating this new era can be overwhelming, but don’t fret — we’re here to help. This guide explains the new Destiny 2 Mementos and how to get the Gambit Memento in The Witch Queen.
In case you’re in need of more help, we have guides covering the brand new mods, how to unlock void grenades and your first Glaive, season pass rewards, where to find The Enclave in Mars, all triumphs for Season of the Risen title, how to solve the rune puzzle, walkthroughs for The Investigation, Rising Tensions, and Queens and Worms quests, how to get the Le Monarque, Grand Overture, Outbreak Perfected, and Osteo Striga catalysts, and all current bugs and issues.
What Are Mementos in Destiny 2?
Introduced with The Witch Queen, Mementos are one-time use consumables that alter a weapon’s appearance. You can make use of them via weapon crafting in The Enclave by Reshaping the weapon you want to alter. All you have to do is select it from the menu by using the Mementos slot after the Perks section.
What do Destiny 2 Mementos do, then? Well, there are three vanity options at different weapon levels:
Weapon level 1: Unlocks a Tracker for the Memento’s associated activity.
Weapon level 20: Unlocks a Title.
Weapon level 30: Unlocks a Shader.
In addition, there are a couple of details to keep in mind with Destiny 2 Mementos:
As I mentioned, they’re one-time use consumables, so don’t expect them to work like Shaders, which are added to your collection so you can reuse them whenever. As such, I recommend using the Memento on a Shaped (crafted) weapon you know you’re sticking with in the long run.
You can only have one Memento type in your inventory at a time, so it’s probably wise for you to actually use them if you want for others to drop in the future.
They’re a fairly rare drop, but hey, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
At the time of publication, there is only one Memento available in the game, but this is likely to change in the near future — I’ll update this guide accordingly once it happens. For now, let’s see how you can get your hands on the first Memento.
How to Get the Gambit Memento in Destiny 2
The Gambit Memento is the first to become available in Destiny 2 with the launch of The Witch Queen, and you can get it by completing Gambit matches. It’s a rare drop that can occur at the end of matches, regardless of whether you win or lose.
Neither myself nor my Fanbyte coworkers have gotten lucky with the Gambit Memento as of yet, but Destiny 2 game director Joe Blackburn shared a screenshot on Twitter during launch week.
— Joe Blackburn (@joegoroth) February 24, 2022
Folks in the replies are teasing Blackburn with the fact that it’s one of the perks of being a game director, but hey, I want to believe that he actually played enough Gambit matches for the Memento to appear on its own. Gambit isn’t exactly the most popular activity at the moment (don’t @ me — I like playing it), so if you’re not a fan, you can wait for more Destiny 2 Mementos to drop. It’s not like there aren’t other materials to stress over drops in the meantime.