There is a brand new Artifact, the Bell of Conquests, that is available in Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen update. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.
Season of the Chosen has added some exciting content to Destiny 2 in the form of new challenges, Exotic weapons, and armor pieces, along with various other additions. It has also brought a brand new Seasonal Artifact, the Bell of Conquests.
This Artifact comes with 25 mods for you to have fun with, and it’s much easier to obtain than the one that was available during the previous season. We’ll go over all the different mods you can use, as well as how to unlock the artifact.
How to unlock Season of the Chosen Seasonal Artifact
You can get your hands on the Bell of Conquests right at the start of the Season of the Chosen. Once the opening cinematic ends, the game will throw you right into the Battleground: Behemoth, where you’ll have to complete a few objectives.
You’ll spend most of your time eliminating Cabal, throwing bomb orbs at generators, and killing majors. Eventually, you’ll find yourself in the first boss fight which is fairly easy to complete. Once you’ve won, you’ll be able to collect the Bell of Conquests.
You can then take your reward to the War Table in the H.E.L.M. to receive it as the Seasonal Artifact. If you want to level it up, then you can try your luck at completing all the seasonal bounties and challenges.
Bell of Conquests Seasonal Artifact Mods
In addition to increasing your power level, you can use the XP that you earn to unlock additional mods for the Seasonal Artifact. These will all grant you different perks, and we’ve prepared an overview of them below.
- Overload Bow: Firing fully drawn arrows will stun targets, delay ability energy regeneration and lower their damage output.
- Overload Submachine Gun: Uninterrupted fire from your equipped SMG will stun targets, delay ability energy regeneration and lower their damage output.
- Anti-Barrier Scout Rifle: Your Scout Rifles will fire shield-piercing rounds and stun Barrier Champions while dealing bonus damage to them.
- Unstoppable Pulse Rifle: Aiming down Pulse Rifle sights loads a high-impact burst that stuns unshielded combatants.
- Unstoppable Hand Cannon: Aiming down Hand Cannon sights loads a powerful explosive payload that stuns unshielded combatants.
As you may have noticed, many of these are Overload, Unstoppable, and Anti-Barrier mod types. You can try equipping the bow mod to the new Seasonal Exotic weapon, Ticuu’s Divination.
- Scout and Sniper Rifle Targeting: Improves targeting for Scout Rifles and Sniper Rifles
- Scout Rifle Loader: Increases reload speed of Scout Rifles.
- Bow Dexterity: Increases ready and stow speed for Bows.
- Sniper Rifle Dexterity: Increases ready and stow speed for Sniper Rifles.
- Sidearm Dexterity: Increases ready and stow speed for sidearms
Most of these focus on the ready and stow speed of different weapons, so equipping them will improve their handling. You should focus on getting “Scout and Sniper Rifle Targeting” since this will provide the same buff to two weapons.
- Unflinching Scout Rifle Aim: Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Scout Rifles.
- Sniper Rifle Scavenger: Sniper Rifles get bonus reserves when you pick up Special ammo.
- Bow Reloader: Increases reload speed of Bows.
- Unflinching Sniper Rifle Aim: Reduces flinching from incoming fire while aiming Sniper Rifles.
- Submachine Gun Reloader: Increases reload speed of Submachine Guns.
Since the Season of the Chosen has an increased focus on Sniper Rifles, it makes sense that the third column has multiple sniper rifle mods that focus on improving its handling.
There is also an SMG mod that you can use to increase the reloading speed of your equipped weapon. This is particularly useful during Destiny 2’s latest update since SMGs have received a new buff.
- Anti-Barrier Sniper: Sniper rifles fire shield-piercing rounds; anti-Barrier.
- Disrupting Blade: Landing consecutive sword hits disrupts combatants; anti-Overload.
- Resonance Siphon: Gain Stasis ability energy when you or a fireteam member stuns a champion.
- Surge Detonators: Arc grenades disrupt combatants; anti-Overload.
- Inferno Whip: Solar melee abilities stun unshielded combatants; anti-Unstoppable.
The Anti-Barrier Sniper is a welcome addition that fits the focus on sniper rifles in Season of the Chosen. You should absolutely equip this mod if you want to dish out some pain to Barrier champs in Destiny 2.
- Focusing Lens: Light abilities do more damage against Stasis-affected enemies.
- Passive Guard: Receive less damage from enemies that are close to you while you’re wielding a sword.
- Glacial Inheritance: Defeating enemies with your Stasis super recharges your super energy.
- Sundering Glare: Rapid precision hits versus distant targets weaken them for a short duration.
- Volatile Conduction: Grants bonus Arc super damage when cast while critically wounded. Lasts until the super ends.
Both “Focusing Lens” and “Glacial Inheritance” can useful when playing as part of a fireteam, especially to players that use Stasis. You can use “Sundering Glare” during raids to debuff enemies, and Passive Guard is ideal if you prefer using swords.
Ultimately, this last column has the most variety in terms of the benefits these mods provide. The Bell of Conquests has an impressive selection available, which makes this absolutely worth obtaining.
Since the Seasonal Artifact is fairly easy to unlock early on, you shouldn’t face too much trouble with it but we hope that this guide has been helpful. Bungie is revealing more surprises in Destiny 2’s latest update, and we’ll keep you informed on each one.
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Bungie confirms Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion delayed until 2022
Destiny 2’s next big expansion, Witch Queen, has had to be delayed until 2022, Bungie has officially confirmed.
Bungie has unfortunately confirmed that the Witch Queen expansion, the successor to Beyond Light, will not be released until 2022 at the earliest.
2020’s Beyond Light expansion served to serve as a soft reboot for Destiny with a big change in its narrative and how players could enjoy the gameplay – such as stasis. Beyond Light is the first in a new arc of expansions that was supposed to culminate in the Lightfall.
However, in an Official Bungie blog post, they’ve had to outline their intentions for the Witch Queen expansion and update Destiny 2 players on its development and whereabouts.
The future is looking rosy for Destiny 2 as players have been able to bask in the Season of the Hunt and the Season of the Chosen since the launch of Beyond Light.
Already announced for 2021 is the return of the legendary Vault of Glass Raid in Destiny Season 14, along with the ability to Transmog, and crossplay will feature at some point.
The good news curtails there slightly as Bungie broke the news that Witch Queen would not be able to meet its deadline. Unforeseen circumstances in the world have caused unavoidable delays and forced the developer’s hand.
Bungie has said, “Last summer, we outlined our ambition for the next era in Destiny 2 by announcing the full arc, starting with Beyond Light, followed by the Witch Queen and Lightfall. As we began to scale production on the Witch Queen last year, we made the difficult but important decision to move its release to early 2022; we also realized we needed to add an additional unannounced chapter after Lightfall to fully complete our first saga of Destiny.”
Players will naturally be disappointed but understanding in Bungie’s decision. However, they can sleep knowing that a quality expansion pack is on the way, with confirmation of a fourth one to come after Lightfall.
The blog goes on to say that they value three key principles in Witch Queen’s development, and that is basically: not rushing the content, making sure they perfect new features like crossplay, and most importantly the welfare of their employees.
In the meantime, players can still enjoy all that Season of the Chosen has to offer as they await concrete details on Destiny 2 Season 14.
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Vault of Glass Raid set for World’s First race in Destiny 2 Season 14
The upcoming remake of Destiny’s classic Vault of Glass Raid in Season 14 will also be a World’s First race under contest conditions.
Not only is Bungie resurrecting the legendary Vault of Glass Raid for Destiny 2 Season 14, but they have also announced that it will also play host to a World’s First race too.
It won’t be too long until Season 14 starts, and the next chapter in the Beyond Light saga begins. Along with all-sorts of fresh assets for the series, Destiny 2 will unearth a modernized version of the historic Vault of Glass Raid. The first-ever Raid in the franchise clearly holds sentimental value for many players, and they’re set to get more than they bargained for.
As well as the usual trove of rewards and goodies, Bungie has informed players that they will also have to wage war with every other team to see who gets the winner’s belts for finishing first.
Destiny players have become accustomed to a new yearly Raid to look forward to with the launch of each new expansion. Beyond Light introduced the Deep Stone Crypt Raid into the franchise’s lore, and it won’t be too long before players will have to prepare themselves for the next Raid.
In an official Bungie blog post, they said, “Vault of Glass will also launch with both a Contest mode in the first 24 hours and a World First race. Since this is a reprised raid, we’re going to do World First a bit differently.”
The post goes on to say that, “Players looking to claim the belt will not only have to complete the raid, but also a curated list of challenging Triumphs. And while only one fireteam will walk away with a belt, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to earn the ability to purchase some sweet real-world loot through Bungie Rewards.”
This makes the Raid a more tantalizing and intriguing proposition than what players were already suspecting. There’s already an aura of mystery surrounding the Raid as it’s obviously been seen before in its earliest form.
The addition of new Triumphs throws a spanner into the works and will surely alter many fireteam’s strategies with iron-clad tactics and knowledge of the original Raid.
The post also concluded by saying that Vault of Glass will eventually include a much-harder version of its existing state to challenge players: “Before the end of the year we are also looking to add a Master version of Vault of Glass.”
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When does Season 14 of Destiny 2 start? Release date, Vault of Glass, crossplay
Here’s a look at when Season 14 of Bungie’s epic sci-fi shooter is set to start, and some of its features such as Vault of Glass & crossplay.
We’re going to look at all the evidence to suggest when Season 13 of Destiny 2 is going to end, and when Season 14 will start. The new season is set to reintroduce Vault of Glass and possibly welcome crossplay.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen took the game into its 13th Season with all kinds of classic Destiny content such as new weekly challenges, must-have Exotic weapons, and the new Battlegrounds mode. However, there does come a point when you start looking ahead to see what’s in store for the game’s future.
The Beyond Light expansion essentially began a whole new direction for the game in terms of its gameplay and story – following this on with Season of the Hunt and Season of the Chosen. Season 14 will look to continue this new adventure and excite its players.
When does Destiny 2 Season 13 end?
As with other seasons, Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen comes with a Battle Pass for players to level up throughout the season’s duration. It comes with bonus XP boosts, exclusive items and artifacts, and a lot more.
According to the Battle Pass, the final date for earning any tiers on it, and the day we expect Season 13 to end, will be May 11.
When will Destiny 2 Season 14 start?
Unless Bungie has a sudden and drastic change of direction in how they want to approach the upcoming season, then we can expect the season to begin on May 12.
Most games tend to not delay too much after the end of a season, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Bungie delays Season 14 by a day or two.
Vault of Glass in Destiny 2 Season 14
Bungie announced a while back that Destiny 2 would bring back the first-ever Destiny raid – Vault of Glass.
Vault of Glass will 100% be appearing in Season 14, albeit remixed and updated to accommodate the updated feel and gameplay of Destiny 2.
Transmog & Crossplay in Destiny 2
There are two other features being discussed with one set for Season 14, and one probably for later in 2021 – they are Transmog and Crossplay. The former allows the manipulation of your armor to retain its original stats but be aesthetically altered to resemble something else. The devs have confirmed that we can expect to see this in Season 14.
Whereas crossplay is an aspect of Destiny that fans have been crying out for. Allowing players of all different platforms to play the game with each other. Again, due to time constraints and the development team’s work schedule being impacted by the ongoing world circumstances, it will probably arrive in 2021, but not for Season 14.
If any new details become apparent about Season 14 of the long-running shooter, we’ll be the first to update you.
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