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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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How to unlock Destiny 2 Heir Apparent Exotic Catalyst in Guardian Games
Instead of a new Exotic for Destiny 2’s Guardian Games, Bungie has made a Catalyst version of the Heir Apparent, and here’s how to unlock it.
It’s time to get stuck into the 2021 Guardian Games with Destiny 2 players fighting for not only class supremacy, but also a chance to earn the Heir Apparent Exotic Catalyst.
Bungie has brought back the Guardian Games for a second year to incite heated competition between Destiny’s three classes. Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks will be duking it out for several weeks to see who is the dominant class.
As well as medals that contribute towards your classes’ overall score, players will also be able to earn a Catalyst version of last year’s Heir Apparent Exotic Machine Gun. The improved stats make it a more than enticing option to use going forward, and we have all the details to unlock it.
How to obtain original Heir Apparent in Destiny 2
If you were unable to obtain the Heir Apparent last year in Destiny 2, the good news is that you will still be able to obtain it. Bear in mind that you cannot acquire the Mastercrafted Catalyst version without the original Heir Apparent gun.
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At the time of writing, the data for the Catalyst has been data mined, and it confirms that the Heir Apparent is obtainable via a quest.
At this stage, we aren’t sure of the quest or the requirements for it, but we will update the page once we know something more official.
Unlocking the Heir Apparent Catalyst in Season of the Chosen
There seem to be several ways you can go about getting your hands on the super-duper version of the base weapon.
Here are the reported requirements:
- Earn (50) points by obtaining medals. Higher tier medals are worth more points
- Complete (3) Contender Cards (these are purchased from Eva and have objectives for different activities, Trials, Nightfalls, Strikes, Gambit and Crucible)
- Collect (90) Competitive Spirit by getting kills with Machine Guns in the Daily Focus playlist. Precision blows grant bonus progress
- 700 total kills, which sounds like a lot until you take this thing into Altars of Sorrow
It should be noted that this will probably only be obtainable during the 2021 Guardian Games.
Whether this is a weapon you will use regularly or just something to add to your collection, the limited window should increase the sense of urgency. Time is ticking until Season 14 gets underway and players are eagerly awaiting the return of the Vault of Glass.
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How to get Destiny 2’s Xenophage assault rifle
The Xenophage is an extremely impressive Exotic Weapon that you can collect by completing a quest in Destiny 2.
Wondering how to get the powerful Xenophage rifle in Destiny 2? Here’s how.
Destiny 2 has a ton of cool weapons to choose from before jumping into battle. The Xenophage Exotic machine gun is a great choice because of its accuracy, along with its explosive rounds that will annihilate your enemies.
If you want to get your hands on this powerful weapon, then you’ll need to complete an Exotic quest that requires you to solve puzzles and complete certain tasks. Here’s how you can get the Xenophage Exotic in Season of the Chosen.
How to start the Xenophage Exotic quest
If you want to start this Destiny 2 Exotic quest, then you’ll need to visit the Red Keep room where you saw Eris when completing her Memory quests. From there, you’ll have to make your way towards a puzzle that you need to solve.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Land at Sorrow’s Harbor, and move north into the Red Keep
- Head left from the green crystal, and continue until you approach a small path on the right wall leading upward
- When you enter the main room, light the statues in the correct order (front right, back left, back right, front left)
- Loot the chest in the middle of the area to claim The Journey
Light all six lanterns at The Anchor of Light
You’ll then have to go east of the main southern landing zone at the Anchor of Light portion of the Moon. Once you’re there, collect the orb of flame from the Fallen-infested building.
This orb must be used to light lanterns at six different spots within one minute. Luckily, your timer will reset every time you light one in the correct order, which is the following:
- Right next to where you collected the Orb of Flame.
- On top of the building at the edge of the crevasse to the East
- Inside the small yellow structure interior near the Fallen-infested building
- At the top of the Fallen-infested building
- On a small rooftop by the buried section to the north
- On top of the large round structure over the green pit in the middle of the map
After all six lanterns have been lit in the correct order, you must insert the orb in the small Hive spire near the site where you grabbed the orb.
Where to find all four path fragments
Now, you’ll have to complete all four Lost Sectors on the Moon, and successfully get through Hive rune puzzles at the end of each one. You can find these puzzles in the exit paths for the Lost Sectors.
These consist of nine grids of runes, and shooting one will change all of the symbols in the rune’s row and column. You’ll need to match every rune in the grid with the symbol above the grid. We’ve listed the correct order below:
- K1 Communion: 7, 9, 2, 2
- K1 Revelation: 6, 4, 5, 5, 4, 8, 5, 2
- K1 Logistics: 1, 7, 6, 5
- K1 Crew Quarters: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8
Once you’ve line up all the runes, chests will spawn that you can loot to collect all four path fragments.
The Pit of Heresy
This next step will require you to complete various activities within the Pit of Heresy dungeon, including activating a hidden rune, lighting fires, and winning a boss fight. You’ll already have reached 970 PL beforehand, so you can get these done quickly.
Here’s how you can complete the Pit of Heresy:
- Clear all the minibosses at the start of the dungeon
- Make your way to the chamber filled with doorways and platform to the door without a symbol at the entrance
- Activate the hidden rune inside
- Visit the area packed with Hive Ogres before the Hive Totem encounter
- Head left from the fork, then drop down to the rocky ledge below.
- Find the small plate marked with runes and activate it to collect the Orb of Flame.
- Return to the fork, and then take the right path this time.
- Find the sealed door with two braziers on either side, and use the Orb of Flame to light both
This will then open up a door that leads to a boss fight. This enemy is PL 970, so be ready for a dangerous battle. You won’t be able to hurt the boss initially, and you’ll need to do some tasks before that opportunity comes.
You’ll receive a random buff, and you must check it to see where you need to place the Orb of Light. Once you’ve put it in the correct spot in the arena, you’ll gain a Vengeance buff that allows you to hurt the enemy for 25 seconds.
Here’s where to place the orbs:
- Abyssal Dread: Upper Arena – Far left
- Thunderous Dread: Lower Arena – Front left
- Fiery Dread: Lower Arena – Far right
- Neutral Dread: Upper Arena – Front right
Just keep checking your buff, then collect the Orb of Flame and place it in the matching locations. You’ll then have the opportunity to shoot the boss with the matching elemental damage type. Just keep repeating it until you defeat the boss.
Once the enemy has been defeated, you can finally collect the Xenophage Machine Gun for yourself! Now you can go cause some serious pain to your opponents the next time you jump into a match of Destiny 2.
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How to complete Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Week 10 Challenges
The final week of Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen challenges are upon us. Find out what Guardians will need to do in Week Ten.
The final set of tasks for eager Guardians have arrived in Destiny 2. Season of the Chosen’s Week 10 challenges are the last ones, and it’s standard fare for players.
We have reached the end of the road for Season 13’s Weekly Challenges as the tenth and final week of them is finally here. For nine weeks, Destiny 2 players have had to kill a variety of enemies across various modes as well as many other feats to earn cool rewards. This will be the final test for Guardians.
As usual, if you want to see all the weekly challenges there have been so far, then you can see them all here: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four, Week Five, Week Six, Week Seven, and Week Eight, Week Nine.
Week Ten’s Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Challenges were leaked early by Reddit user Parisito1234 and they were able to provide the information.
The Week Ten challenges are now live.
Season of the Chosen Week Ten Challenges
If you ever need to refer back to these challenges whilst you’re playing Destiny 2, you can find the challenges under the Quests selection in the menu.
Here’s the complete list of the Season of the Chosen Week Ten challenges:
- …The Harder They Fall – Defeat (20) Elite or Boss Cabal in the Proving Grounds strike
- Explosive Conclusions – Use a Rocket Launcher or grenades to defeat combatants anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating them and for defeating Cabal
- Lenses in Focus – Go to the Prismatic Recaster and discover how to unlock (15) more lenses
- In Your Element – Defeat (80) Guardians in the Iron Banner with Elemental takedowns. Earn bonus progress for Stasis takedowns
- Warrior from Beyond – In strikes, defeat combatants with elemental final blows. Earn bonus progress by defeating combatants with Stasis
Time is definitely of the essence now. Make sure you get all the challenges done, and don’t miss out on the XP or rewards for doing so.
The challenges are all retroactive and will be available throughout the season’s duration. Also, find out how to get your hands on the Dead Man’s Tale Exotic Rifle and Bell of Conquests Seasonal Artifact in Destiny 2.
That’s all for this week’s Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen Seasonal Challenges. Stay tuned for more information as Season of the Chosen draws to a close, and we get new details on Destiny 2 Season 14.
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