“During the Hunt, final blows with this weapon grant enhanced radar and remove you from opposing radar.”
Found on any new Iron Banner weapon obtained after Season 16.
After her escape from the Dreaming City, Savathun was able to do the unthinkable − wielding the Light. Savathun has gifted her soldiers with the powers of the light. It is up to the Guardians to solve the grand mystery of how she was able to steal our light, confront the Lucent Brood in Savathun’s Throne World, and destroy the Hive Goddess of Trickery before all hell breaks loose.
Taking inspiration from endgame content, the new campaign for The Witch Queen offers a variety of mystery, challenges and loot similar to what you would find in dungeon-styled encounters. Guardians wanting a greater challenge can attempt Legendary Mode, a much more difficult variation of the campaign. With great challenge comes great rewards − more loot, more power, and triumphs await any Guardian brave enough to tackle this new game mode.
Taking place in Savathun’s Throne World, tackle a brand new 6-player activity and storm the heart of the Throne World to gain a foothold in this ascendant realm.
With the help of Ikora Rey and Eris Morn, Guardians will find clues and complete various missions in pursuit of answers. Guardians will use a Mystery Board that will aid them throughout their cosmic investigation surrounding Savathun’s acquisition of the Traveler’s Light.
Among the swamps of Savathûn’s Throne World lies a sunken Pyramid. Alongside your fireteam, venture inward and confront the ancient danger imprisoned within…
Guardians will venture through various locations in pursuit of the Witch Queen. One new location is that of Savathun’s very own Throne World, a mix of swamp and elegance within the ascendant plane. Seek the truth and uncover the dark mysteries within but remember: this is Savathun’s world − it’s her playing field.
In the escalating conflict, Mars − lost to humanity during the arrival of the Black Fleet − has returned. Uncover an ancient forging location and discover the secrets within!
Master the new crafting system and create custom weaponry with a unique combination of mods, shaders, and advanced stat pools. Guardians can venture to the Enclave, an ancient forging location found on Mars. Personalize your arsenal.
A new Weapon Crafting page will launch shortly after the Witch Queen releases! Stay tuned…
With The Witch Queen expansion for Destiny 2, Guardians will face unparalleled threats. From exploring the seat of Savathûn’s power – her mysterious and nefarious Throne World – to facing the Lucent Brood – Hive enemies capable of wielding the Light – players will be tested in ways they’ve never been challenged before.
💠 Origin Traits are being introduced to most weapons, providing unique stat and capabilities to weapons depending on their loot source or foundry design. 14 Origin Traits are being released with the Witch Queen, with three new Origin Traits being released per season going forward.
💠 Various weapon archetypes have been updated with the Witch Queen, including Fusion Rifles (PvE/PvP Buff), Breech Grenade Launcher Blinding/Concussion Grenades (Nerf), Sniper Rifle (Aim Assist Nerf), and Pulse Rifles against Minor Enemies (Buff). Exotic weapons have been adjusted with multiple buffs and nerfs to further improve the overall sandbox in both PvE and PvP.
💠 Some Weapon Perks have been re-tuned: Hip-fire Grip (Buff), Adagio (Buff), Dual Loader (Buff), Danger Zone (Buff), Tap the Trigger (Nerf), Headseeker (Buff), Eager’s Edge (Nerf)
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💠The seasonal artifact, which provides unique mods and bonus power levels across all characters on a player’s account for a season as introduced in Shadowkeep, will continue to be used in The Witch Queen, but players will be able to gain more than the standard 12 of 25 mods through experience gains, though each mod beyond the 12th will have an increasing experience cost to obtain.
💠 The cost to switch element type on armour will be significantly reduced to primarily glimmer (the normal in-game currency) and an upgrade module. This change is intended to reduce the need for players to keep a range of armour in their inventory and vaults to cover the different elements.
💠 Orbs of power will no longer be generated from performing multi-kills with masterworked weapons but instead will be generated by a set of helmet mods that will generate orbs when a weapon of the same element or type as the mod is used to create multi-kills. This is to tie into the new weapon crafting system.
💠 Once the player reaches the “soft limit” power level with The Witch Queen (1500 at the start of the expansion), rare quality (blue) engrams that drop from playlist activities will automatically be converted to in-game currency (glimmer), rather than flooding the player’s inventory. Rare quality engrams will still drop before the soft cap is reached to help with levelling.
Fellow Guardians have created guides to help you better understand the Seasonal Content, ranging from activities to the secrets within. We do encourage all Guardians to try to self-discover the content, but if you’re stuck and need some assistance, use the video guides below!
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Complete weekly objectives to earn additional XP that will contribute to your Season Rank as well as your artifact power boost. Objectives unlocked each week remain unlocked for the duration of the season, allowing players to complete the objectives whenever they so choose. Complete 66 Seasonal Challenges before the end of the season to unlock the Completionist Triumph which rewards a large pile of bright dust.
For your convenience, here is a breakdown of the objectives available for each week. Spoiler – this table contains all challenges for the entire season!
The Hub for Emergency Logistics and Maneuvers, or H.E.L.M., is the new base for all current Vanguard operations within the system. From the H.E.L.M. Guardians can interact with the War Table, which is our central communication with the Cabal Fleet surrounding the Lucent Hive Conflict. Over time, more sectors will become unlocked as the conflict escalates over the year.
With the launch of Year 8 (The Witch Queen), Bungie has retired The Tangled Shore and all Year 7 Seasonal Content (excluding Battlegrounds) from the live game to free up space for new content. Triumphs and activities that have been impacted are no longer available in the live game.
For more information regarding the upcoming content vaulting, please visit Bungie.net.
The Vex have made their move. Time for the Guardians to do the same! The Vanguard is asking Guardians to form a team of 6 and use Splicer Tech offered by an old ally to hack the Vex Network. Uncover their secrets, steal their code, and use their own power against them.
Each week, Guardians will uncover new vulnerabilities within the Vex Network and use Splicer Keys to infiltrate and collapse it from within. Earn high-stat armour when completing this activity!
Progress your way through the Path of the Splicer Quests to access the new Corrupted variants of Expunge for additional rewards and Pinnacle Rewards when opening Corrupted Chests!
The time lost Raid returns.
Stored away, deep in the Vault of Glass on Venus is Atheon, Time’s Conflux. No one knows what this Vex is. Guardians must access the Vault, navigate the fractures in space and time, and terminate Atheon before it can become an unstoppable threat.
"The Vex have plunged the Last City into an endless night, threatening the safety once found beneath the watchful presence of the Traveler. It is here, bathed in perpetual moonlight, that Ikora reveals the identity of an unlikely ally that may hold the keys to triumphing over this attack. Work together to find the root of this issue, and save the Last City once more."
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Presage: Master Difficulty
The fallout from the failed treaty has resulted in Cabal forces taking up arms on multiple destinations – prepared to defend the glory of the Empire. In this three-player matchmade activity, Guardians will engage in ritual combat against Caiatl’s chosen warriors.
To prove their strength in the eyes of the Cabal empress players will need to challenge Caiatl’s warriors in the new Battlegrounds activities across the system. Use the Hammer of Proving to forge and socket Challenger Medallions out of pillaged Cabal Gold for the right to take on Caiatl’s fiercest commanders in ritual combat. Visit the War Table at the H.E.L.M. to upgrade your Hammer of Proving through three tiers of pursuits that will unlock Hammer upgrades, new Proving Runes, gear drops, and more.
Use the Hammer of Proving to forge and socket Challenger Medallions out of pillaged Cabal Gold for the right to take on Caiatl’s fiercest commanders in ritual combat. Visit the War Table at the H.E.L.M. to upgrade your Hammer of Proving through three tiers of pursuits that will unlock Hammer upgrades, new Proving Runes, gear drops, and more.
While the chaos on Europa unfolds, Hive God Xivu Arath makes her play on the solar system. Work with Osiris, The Spider and newfound ally The Crow to seek out and destroy Xivu Arath’s faction and prevent another major threat from menacing the system.
To get started on your quest to take down another Hive God, visit The Crow in the Tangled Shore and acquire the Cryptolith. To use this hive artifact, you must first charge the artifact by participating in Strikes, Crucible or Gambit. Once you have a charge, input your mods within the artifact and bring your charged device to an affected area highlighted on your director. Draw out and follow the trail left by the Wrathborn to begin the Wrathborn Hunt.
Currently, Wrathborn locations have been found in the Tangled Shore and the Dreaming City.
Modifications and Reputation
The Cryptolith can be fitted with unique mods that can determine a specific reward outcome after successfully completing a Wrathborn Hunt. Mods can be found by completing various activities across the system. Complete Wrathborn Hunts to earn reputation currency that can add to your ranks with the Crow as well as upgrade your Cryptolith with additional rewards.
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