Greetings, Guardians. This Week in Destiny, we are seven days closer to the Season of the Wish.
So if you were wishing for even more details, you’ve come to the right place! The team has some news to share regarding Lost Sectors and ritual activities. And don't you worry, we will still share even more next week. Let’s get into it.
Topics for this week:
- Teaser trailer for Season of the Wish
- Season Pass Exotic preview
- Economy recap and Lost Sectors update
- Veterans Day update
- Iron Banner last call
- New dungeon release date
- New Prime Gaming rewards are here ##Season of the Wish Teaser
We’re oh-so-close to Season of the Wish! While we struggle to contain our excitement, we don’t want to spoil anything... But just showing a familiar face and a dreamlike place couldn't hurt, right? Many of you, eager to understand, are making some fantastic theories already and we assure you, all will be revealed at the right time, Guardian. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked it out yet, get a glimpse with our Season of the Wish teaser trailer.
Dragon’s Breath Reimagined
From the flames emerges a classic! The Dragon's Breath Exotic Rocket Launcher returns in Season of the Wish's Seasonal reward track. This Exotic has been reimagined to sow mayhem around it.
Let’s take a look at what makes this Exotic a hot item.
Burn the World (Exotic Intrinsic)
The fuel counter passively increases the longer you go without firing it, to a maximum of x5. Firing Dragon’s Breath then empties this counter, transferring all fuel to the rocket.
Rockets then embed themselves in struck targets causing Scorch damage and periodically ejecting incendiary fuel into pools around the target that inflict Scorch damage to anyone standing in them. The more fuel a rocket is fired with, the longer it lasts before detonating and the more fire it spreads.
High Octane (Exotic Intrinsic)
With this Intrinsic, nearby ignitions instantly refill your Dragon’s Breath with 2 fuel. Plus, when its fuel fully refills, it reloads itself!
Once you’ve got this thing in hand, make sure to pay a visit to the Gunsmith in the Tower so you can get the quest for the Exotic catalyst. Speaking of which...
Pyromancer (Exotic Catalyst)
This catalyst passively replenishes your Dragon Breath’s fuel faster. Eliminating combatants with this weapon causes them to spawn Firesprites, too.
Season of the Wish Economy and Rewards Tuning Preview
It feels like a good moment to start talking about some of the economy and rewards changes coming with Season of the Wish. The Destiny 2 Economy team has some news to share regarding Lost Sectors and end of match rewards in particular.
Before we jump into the new stuff, here are some of the previously announced updates that will be arriving with Season of the Wish in a few weeks.
A Recap of Previously Announced Changes
One of the first Economy changes we shared about Season of the Wish involved Legendary Shards; to be more precise, we are removing them. When the new Season drops, several vendors won't be asking for Shards in exchange for their services. If you’re hearing about this for the first time, don’t worry. This is a slow phase out, and they won't be totally gone until The Final Shape drops.
Vendors make up a lot of the Economy team’s responsibility, so Banshee-44 was next in the spotlight. Taking a note from the other vendors, starting with Season of the Wish our dearest Gunsmith will be able to focus a selection of Foundry weapons using the new Gunsmith Engrams. Banshee-44 ended up having to share the spotlight with another beloved vendor, too. Rahool, the Cryptarch, will have a selection of items offered at reduced prices each week and now he’ll help you break down some additional materials. More info here.
Last but not least, we have an update for your dearest friend and ally. Your Ghost will see a broad reduction in mod energy costs, improving your rewards when you’re in battle, exploring worlds, and completing activities! Check all the info about the new and revamped Ghost mods in here.
New Rewards for Lost Sectors
Starting with Season of the Wish, we are introducing additional rewards for completing Lost Sectors without the assistance or comfort of a stalwart fireteam. While Gunsmith Engrams will be introduced as a reward to all difficulties of Lost Sectors, select Foundry weapons will also drop from Legend and Master completions.
Weapons will drop at these rates, assuming the Guardian is thorough enough to leave no Champions standing:
- Legend – 70%
- Master – 100%
Thorough completions on Master difficulty will also have the advantage of weapons dropping with an additional perk in either the third or fourth column, which could be helpful in chasing the perfect roll.
The weapons available from Lost Sectors are grouped into several smaller pools to make chasing a particular weapon more feasible, and they’ll rotate after each daily reset. The following weapons will be available from Lost Sectors during Season of the Wish:
- Nox Perennial V
- Old Sterling
- Senuna SI6
- Psi Hermetic V
- Heliocentric QSc
- Last Foray
- Hand in Hand
- Battle Scar
- Geodetic HSm
- Combined Action
- Harsh Language
After the fourth day, the cycle repeats.
As you may have noticed, these weapons are also available from World loot pool drops. The newest World loot pool weapons will eventually find their way into Lost Sector chests in the Season after their debut. Once enough time has passed, the older weapons will then move on to being only available from the Gunsmith focusing pool.
Of course, the Exotic rewards you expect will still drop from Legend and Master Lost Sectors, if you complete them solo. With the inclusion of Gunsmith Engrams and more weapon rewards, we expect each run will feel more rewarding, whatever your goal might be.
More Ritual Engrams Are Coming
The next update we have to share is about the post-activity ritual rewards you get from playing Vanguard Ops, Crucible, and Gambit. We know players want to get a hold of the newest weapons as soon as possible each Season, to try new strategies and builds. That’s one of the reasons we made the newest ritual weapons available for engram focusing at their correspondent vendors from the word go. Next Season, we are taking that a step further, so players have more agency on the rewards they can get after a long play session in the ritual playlists.
At the start of Season of the Wish, ritual activities completion rewards will now include additional drops of ritual engrams (Vanguard, Crucible, Gambit). This influx of engrams will let players focus more often for gear from Seasons past and present. That said, with Legendary Shards going away soon, the ritual vendors will see the costs of focusing engrams slightly changed. To be clear, the increase in engram drops go hand in hand with these price changes, and we are hoping you will still find yourself focusing just as often, albeit with a different set of currencies.
We have previously shared the new costs of ritual vendor focusing, as well as tweaks to the number of rewards that activities such as Iron Banner or Trials of Osiris are dropping. Here’s a quick reminder of the new requirements:
With this new system in place, players will be earning more Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit engrams than ever before, so don’t forget that engrams being held by Tower vendors like Shaxx, Zavala, Saladin, Saint-14, and Drifter reset at the end of each Season. Engrams stored at H.E.L.M. vendors will persist until The Final Shape.
Recognizing Veteran Service – Jumpmaster Emote
This past weekend, the US celebrated Veterans Day. While we recognize that this is a US-centric holiday, we want to take a moment to say thank you to all the veterans and first responders globally for your service. This year, the Bungie Foundation joined forces with Team Rubicon to bring veteran awareness and recognition to the Destiny 2 community for the first time through the creation of our Jumpmaster emote.
The emote was designed to be a recognizable symbol for both veterans and the larger Bungie community, while representing the continued support of our community, who jumps into action when the world needs it the most. It also serves as a symbol of our partnership with Team Rubicon, the special wildfire mitigation operation we took part in earlier this summer in central Washington. More on the impact and stories from this volunteer work can be viewed at https://bung.ie/jump
The Jumpmaster emote is available in the Eververse until the end of Season 22. All profits from the purchase of the emote will be split with Team Rubicon and the Bungie Foundation to continue to bring hope to disaster-stricken communities across the globe.
Iron Banner – Last Call!
With our final Iron Banner of the Season coming to a close, we wanted to provide a quick and friendly reminder to finish up your Triumphs and get any rewards you want to grab. Our dear Lord Saladin started giving out more engrams in a recent update. But be warned again: he won't save those for next Season. Since the Point of the Stag Legendary Bow is a fan favorite right now, maybe it's a good idea to secure a nice roll with those engrams. Just saying.
Next Season we will have Iron Banner: Tribute. Check out our 9-14 TWID for the full details on this chaotic mode. As a reminder from last week’s TWID, here are the weapons leaving and joining Iron Banner next Season:
- Leaving – Dark Decider Auto Rifle and Gunnora’s Axe Slug Shotgun
- New – Lethal Abundance Strand High-Impact Auto Rifle
- Returning – Riiswalker Kinetic Lightweight Shotgun ##New Year-6 Dungeon Date
Is that a new dungeon we see on the horizon? Yep, it is! Our new dungeon for Year-6 is scheduled to go live at 9 AM PST on Friday, December 1. Guardians will then be able to jump in and start collecting their epic loot.
Playful Prime Gaming Drops
If you have a Prime Gaming membership, go log in today to claim the new Playground Ride Exotic Emote Bundle! It comes with:
- Playground Ride Exotic Emote
- The Sundaresh Experiment 13-R Exotic Ship
- Noble Steed Legendary Sparrow
- Prime Exclusive Legendary Shader
Player Support Report
Maybe the real Darkness was just the end of daylight saving all along.
END OF SEASON APPROACHES
Season of the Witch concludes on November 28, 2023, at 9 AM PST. Make sure to claim all your engrams from Tower vendors and other rewards before the new Season begins. Any rewards not claimed from non-Seasonal vendors will be removed at the beginning of the next Season.
While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our :
- The Friendly Feet Dance multiplayer emote is missing interaction text.
- High volumes of multi-kills can result in BIRD errors.
Safe and Sound
There is some simplicity about this #Destiny2MOTW, but it doesn’t lack wholesomeness. Invite your favorite Guardians and start your own party! Are you singing and dancing already?
Movie of the Week: Safe and Sound
Can Someone Drop a Healing Nade for That Titan?
Pretty sure that Titan just stood up on his arms after being cut in half by Nezarec, said something like, “’Tis but a scratch,” and then proceeded to Thunderclap some enemies in the knees. Their fireteam was shocked, and probably also jolted, by his brave demonstration of Titan-ity.
Art of the Week: Nezarec, by Gabriel Flauzino via Twitter/X
And there we have it for This Week in Destiny. Season of the Wish is just a couple weeks away, and we couldn’t be more excited to have you experience everything we’ve been working on. Don't feel pressured if you haven't finished some of Season of the Witch yet. There's still plenty of time to solve the Imbaru Engine puzzle, earn a few more Arcana, and unlock weapon patterns from Crota's End. As mentioned, we’ll be back next week (one day early due to the Thanksgiving holiday) with more Season of the Wish previews. We hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing week, with plenty of cozy, Destiny 2 time.
Thanks for hanging out with us!
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