Mara Sov, Queen of the Awoken. It would be an understatement to say that much has transpired in her absence. Her brother, last seen lying in rest, walks among the Guardians wearing a new name, and Xivu Arath’s forces rally in the shadow of the Black Fleet.
And so, it is now, under the light of a long-awaited sun, that Mara Sov returns to her Dreaming City and seeks an audience with the Witch Queen.
Savathûn – sister to Xivu Arath and Oryx, this family of gods has challenged humanity for centuries. It was Savathûn who defied the Black Fleet, even as it drove a wedge between her and her sister. Although her motive remains obscured, Savathûn’s involvement with the Endless Night demands answers.
Astral Alignment: 6-Player Matchmade Activity
Breathe life into slumbering Awoken technology and triumph over those who fear the Light. Align the ley-line network and chart a path to rescue Mara Sov’s lost tech witches from the Shattered Realm.
Shattered Realm: Weekly Mission
Wayfind through the Shattered Realm in search of Mara Sov’s lost tech witches. Rescue them and use the power they bestow to see this mysterious landscape with new eyes – to reach the unreachable.
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!
Video guides created by Datto and Esoterrick.
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 75 Seasonal Challenges before the end of the season to unlock the Master of All 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 Seasonal vendor, access the Prismatic Recaster, decode Umbral Engrams at the Umbral Decoder, manage their vault, and retrieve items from the Postmaster. Additional Chambers are open while the City works with Mithrax and the Awoken regarding the ongoing conflicts against Savathûn and the Darkness. In Season of the Lost, an Awoken Wing has been added and along with it, a Dark Portal...
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."
How to Obtain Quest:
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.
Play a repeatable mission offered by Crow in the European Dead Zone to acquire a randomly rolled Hawkmoon. This can be done repeatedly and can also grant Powerful Rewards once per week on each of your characters.
This activity has Active Modifiers and Champions. A fireteam is recommended!
Once you successfully unlock every node on your Cryptolith Lure, Crow will help you draw out the High Celebrant. Finish him off once and for all.
This activity grants Powerful Rewards and can be completed once per week on each character.
Completing this activity has a chance to drop The Fourth Mark Exotic Ship.