Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep: All Hive Symbol Locations in Ecthar Boss Encounter

Where are all the Hive symbols in the Ecthar boss fight in Ghosts of the Deep?

by Noah Nelson
Image: Bungie

The Ecthar boss encounter in Destiny 2 Ghosts of the Deep is arguably the coolest section of the Dungeon, but what can be frustrating is when you don’t know where one of the Hive symbols are. In this guide, I’ll show you were all eight Hive symbols are in the Destiny 2 Ecthar, the Shield of Savathun encounter.

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Destiny 2: Where to Find All Hive Symbols in Ecthar Encounter

During the Ecthar, the Shield of Savathun encounter, you’ll need to brave the deep by jumping into the water to activate three Hive rune symbols. These appear randomly on the plates on the left and right side of the room.

Image: pryanie#2536

Thanks to a kind Guardian named pryanie#2536, we have a nice map showing the location of all eight Hive rune as well as where to find the bubbles, the diving holes, and Hive totems.

The underwater section of the map can be extremely tricky to navigate, especially since you need to keep an eye on your pressure levels while avoiding Ecthar himself.

From the map image above, you can see the Hive symbol locations. I have my own callouts for each Hive symbol, so here’s what I call them.

On the top right you have the two horizontal lines Hive symbol, on the top middle left side you have the three dots. In the middle right you have hamburger and on the middle left you have equal sign.

On the far right of the room you have pizza. The bottom right corner has horseshoe. Above bottom left is vertical lines and bottom left is the down arrow.

Feel free to stick to your own callouts or adopt mine, but now you have a map to the underwater Hive rune symbols in the Ecthar encounter. Hopefully, you’ll memorize where these symbols are quickly or you stick to dry land, wiping the adds and the Wizards. With this done, you can move onto the next Secret Chest in Ghosts of the Deep.

- This article was updated on May 30th, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.