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Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen: Release date, trailer, story, strikes & weapons

Here are all the early details we know about Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen including important story details, new strikes, and a lot more.

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We are coming to the end of Destiny 2’s Season of the Hunt period. Fans are already looking to Season 13 and all the new stuff that the accidentally leaked “Season of the Chosen” will bring, such as its start date, story info, new strikes, and more.

“Season of the [Redacted]” as Bungie has been calling it is quickly coming up on the horizon. Its real name was found through datamining some time ago and it’s officially been confirmed thanks to an accidental Tweet that broke the embargo date.

The official Bungie website has already provided many hints and nods to content that is going to be seen in the upcoming season. So we’ve compiled a lot of this information into one big, handy go-to for Destiny players.

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Destiny 2 Season 13 start date

Each season of Destiny 2 usually lasts for about 10 weeks and Season 12 looks to be no different.

Season of the Hunt will end on February 9, with the brand new Season of the Chosen also set to commence on February 9.

Destiny 2 Season 13 story

Bungie is trying to stretch Beyond Light as much as they can by really developing the story throughout its duration, and the accidental Tweet may have already revealed who Season 13’s antagonist will be.

The image shows what appears to be Caiatl, Calus’ daughter, taking up the majority of the picture’s background. There have been many hints that this was the direction the story was headed thanks to teasers throughout the season.

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Destiny 2 Season 13 strikes

Bungie needs to make sure they’re keeping Destiny 2 fresh and hot as always to keep their loyal fanbase coming back for more. This is why it’s good news that the leak has suggested we’ll see a few new strikes in Season of the Chosen.

Furthermore, some “returning favorites” are to be expected as well, meaning there will be a lot of extra new strike content to look forward to. Also, Cabal’s soldiers are expected to be in specific places on the map now, leading to a lot of new potential fights and maybe even activities.

Destiny 2 Season 13 weapons

Weapons and armor from The Dreaming City and Moon are set to return from these locations. The Reverie Dawn and Dreambane armor sets will make a comeback and so will four weapons from each location. This will include some absolute classics such as the Waking Vigil hand cannon.

Drop rates will be weighted towards the updated iterations to help players increase their chances of landing the newer gear. On top of their makeover, the armor and weapons will also differ from their previous iterations by coming with higher stats, and extra perk options.

The official “This Week at Bungie” blog also stated that we’d see the following:

  • In Season 13, we’re adding six new Legendary weapons to our ritual activities, two each for strikes, Gambit, and Crucible.
  • In addition to the weapons above, Nightfall strikes are getting three unique weapons, with The Palindrome, The Swarm, and Shadow Price all making their Destiny 2 debuts. If you’re brave enough to take on Grandmaster Nightfalls, you will be also able to earn Adept versions of these weapons. 
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Destiny 2 Season 13 other changes

Whilst the story and other key changes will obviously take the headlines, Season 13 is expected to introduce some other less-heralded, but equally, vital changes to freshen up the game.

Vendor changes

Vendor tokens are being phased out in favor of doing tasks to level up each vendor. You’ll also be able to reset the level if you hit the maximum cap. Make sure to turn in the tokens you have now as to not miss out on potential rewards.

Seasonal challenges

Say goodbye to Crucible, Strike, and Gambit bounties as they are being kicked to the curb in favor of new Seasonal Challenges. Each week, players will see lots of new challenges and can be accomplished via playlists or other activities.

Umbral Engrams

Rejoice as Umbral Engrams have been confirmed by Bungie to be returning in Season of the Chosen. These useful items allow players to focus on specific weapons and armor drops they really want.

Bright Dust

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Players will have more ways to earn Bright Dust with Season of the Chosen as Bungie has confirmed that Seasonal Challenges will reward Bright Dust. These are the specific amounts:

  • Seasonal challenges can net up to 10,000 Bright Dust
  • Season Pass helps out with 10,500 Bright Dust
  • Weekly Challenges offer 14,040 Bright Dust

This combines together for the sum of 34,540 Bright Dust for players to potentially earn as they play Season 13.

Destiny 2 Season 13 trailer

Bungie has released the official trailer for Season 13 of Destiny, officially confirming the “Season of the Chosen” name.

As you can see from all this information, Bungie is relentless in its attitude to delivering a huge amount of stellar content for fans to look forward to.

More information is expected to become official very soon as we’ll be sure to update you when we get it.

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Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards: January 28

The Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards are out for the week of January 28. Use our quick and easy guide to see what items can be redeemed.

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Players who love to battle it out in competitive PvP action to earn Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris rewards can now see what the week of January 28 has to offer.

Destiny 2‘s Trial of Osiris has become a staple of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter, thanks to its heated action, and the rewards for January 28 are now available to see.

One of the most popular game modes that the first-person shooter offers is, no doubt, Trials of Osiris, which is the game’s competitive multiplayer playlist that allows Guardians to test their skills against other players.

One of the exciting factors of this game mode, besides proving your skills, is the new set of rewards that players can earn with their success every week. Here is the newest set of Trials of Osiris rewards in Destiny 2.

What are the Trials of Osiris rewards for January 28 in Destiny 2?

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The Trials of Osiris is an end-game Crucible event that resets its rewards and map every Friday at 9 AM PST / 1 PM EST / 6 PM GMT. The more reputation you can earn in Bungie’s Trials of Osiris, the better quality of rewards you will receive in Destiny 2.

The map that players fight on changes each week, with the current map being Javlin-4.

Here is the complete list of Trials of Osiris rewards for this week:

  • Reputation Rank 4: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 7: Enhancement Prism (3)
  • Reputation Rank 10: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Reputation Rank 13: Upgrade Module (2)
  • Reputation Rank 16: Trials Weapon (Changes on every rank reset)
  • Flawless Reward: Sola’s Scar (Legendary Sword) (Adept)

To earn the Flawless Reward, players will need to win seven Trials of Osiris matches without losing a single game.

It’s a tough feat, no doubt, but it’s doable with enough skill, patience, and understanding of the game’s mechanics.

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Passages

  • Passage of Ferocity – Your third match win grants a bonus win. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Mercy – Forgives one loss per run. (10000 Glimmer & 15 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Wealth – Increased Trials Rank points from reaching 3, 5, and 7 match wins on a ticket. (15000 Glimmer & 25 Legendary Shards)
  • Passage of Confidence – Grants bonus rewards from Flawless Chest. (20000 Glimmer & 50 Legendary Shards)

Hopefully, this week’s Trials of Osiris rewards are worth you going after and can be used to make your overall Destiny 2 experience more fruitful and enjoyable!


Also, check out the best Destiny 2 PVE weapons and how to get them, and also how to claim Destiny 2 Prime Gaming rewards.

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Destiny 2 Xur location and items: Jan 28 – Feb 1

Here is where you can find Xur the Merchant and get different Exotic items for yourself when playing Destiny 2.

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Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

You can get Exotic items for yourself in Destiny 2 by visiting Xur the merchant. This character moves around, so here is his location and all the items that you can get from him.

Destiny 2 has become a classic since its release in 2017, with a large player base in 2021. The Season of the Lost update has added various weapons like the Lorentz Drive exotic and Darkest Below.

You can also get different Exotic items each week by visiting the merchant, Xur. He hangs out in random locations around the map, and this guide will let you know where to find him along with his inventory.

Where to find Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur the Merchant in Destiny 2

Xur’s location in Destiny 2 changes each week. Currently, Xur can be found in the Tower, over in the Hanger.

Once you visit him, you can get yourself some neat new Exotic items to use in the game. Xur will provide you with items that are at the same power level as you.

Xur’s Jan 28 – Feb 1 items in Destiny 2

You can find all of the items available for sale from Xur this week in Destiny 2 below:

Exotic Gear

  • Exotic Engram: 97 Legendary Shards
  • Two-Tailed Fox – Void rocket launcher: 29 Legendary Shards
  • Shards of Galanor – Hunter arms: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Lion Rampant – Titan legs: 23 Legendary Shards
  • Karnstein Armlets – Warlock chest: 23 Legendary Shards

Legendary Weapons & Armor

  • Nature of the Beast – Arc hand cannon
  • Seventh Seraph SI-2 – Void sidearm
  • Night Watch – Kinetic scout rifle
  • Wishbringer – Solar shotgun
  • First In, Last Out – Arc shotgun
  • Falling Guillotine – Void sword
  • The Third Axiom – Arc pulse rifle
  • Righteous armor set
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This week’s collection of wares consists of impressive weapons, helmets, quests, and cosmetic items.

You can equip these and reap their benefits when running into combat in Destiny 2 if you are looking for some new things to use against your enemies.


Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more Destiny 2, and for more on gaming news, check out our piece on whether or not Star Wars Battlefront 3 is happening.

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Destiny 2 Anniversary Event hints at Halo crossover

Destiny 2 players have spotted some Halo weapons in the upcoming 30th Anniversary event, and they believe it could be teasing a crossover.

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The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack will arrive in Destiny 2 soon, and the teasers appear to show Guardian’s rocking some very familiar Halo weapons. This has sparked rumors that a Halo crossover will be arriving in Destiny 2 soon.

Bungie kickstarted the legendary Halo franchise back in 2001 but since parting ways with Microsoft, has now moved on to developing and supporting Destiny. Now, Halo is in the hands of 343 Industries.

Bungie will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special Destiny 2 event that brings over content and cosmetics from its previous games. Although it’s Bungie’s most famous franchise, there was no confirmation that any Halo content would arrive.

However, on the 30th Anniversary Pack’s Steam page, eagle-eyed players believe they have spotted Halo weapons that tease a crossover.

Halo weapons spotted in Destiny 2

The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack launches on December 7 and brings a new Dungeon, as well as the Gjallarhorn Exotic Rocket Launcher, and weapons and armor from its previous games – Myth and Marathon.

Although Halo put Bungie on the map, the end of its Microsoft partnership has meant that Destiny and Halo have never had a crossover. However, it appears that could change.

Players have spotted weapons that look extremely similar to Halo’s classic Battle Rifle and Focus Rifle (or Covenant Carbine) in an image from Destiny 2’s ‘Dares of Eternity’ activity.

Some also believed that they spotted a Needler in the same image, but it’s actually a new armor set where the shoulder piece has some very familiar purple needles poking out of it.

However, there’s no guarantee that this will be an official crossover. It’s likely that Bungie has crafted new weapons that are inspired by Halo’s but in such a way that it doesn’t directly bring them over.

While an official crossover is possible, we’ll need to wait until the 30th Anniversary event releases to know just how much Halo will arrive in Destiny 2.


You can also check out how to get Destiny 2’s Last Word Hand Cannon and Halo Infinite devs teasing a stronger anti-cheat is on the way.

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