While not required, preparing for a new season provides an optimal advantage at the beginning of a new season – a head start to the grind. This guide will go over some quick ways to effectively start a new season with a pile of XP, a sufficient amount of materials, and quick knowledge of the upcoming changes that you should expect to see at the launch of the new season.
When Season 15 begins, Commander Zavala will have a new reputation system, similar in design to the one Lord Shaxx and the Drifter now have. As such, it will be replacing the previous system and with it, Vanguard Tokens will no longer be used.
Be sure to claim all remaining tokens before the end of Season 14 (August 24) as they will be removed when the new season begins.
One of the more effective ways to get a head start into a new season is to store completed bounties. Bounties offer a range of XP and can be kept for an indefinite amount of time unless the bounty states otherwise.
Your Quest Inventory can hold up to 63 items, shared by Quests and Bounties. Keep in mind, the more quests you have on your character, the less amount of bounty space you have. Be sure to finish any quests that are nearly completed so you have more room for future quests and bounties.
Typically, it is best to store Weekly Bounties, Daily Tower Bounties from certain Vendors, and Planetary Daily Bounties. Additional bounties can be used if you have room to spare, but they offer less XP.
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Planetary Materials are a required resource for purchasing items through the Gunsmith or the Exotic Monument Kiosk near the Tower Vault. It is handy that you have a good amount of planetary materials stocked up at the beginning of each season to ensure you don’t run into a shortage at an inopportune time.
Sources of Planetary Materials:
Use a Resource Detector Mod via your Ghost Shell when farming materials in Free Roam!
Did you know? Zooming in with a Sniper Rifle or Scout Rifle allows you to see additional materials at a greater distance so long as you have a Resource Detector Mod equipped on your Ghost Shell!