Bungie officially revealed season 13 of Destiny 2 today and add new attacks, armor sets, and a combo activity called Battlegrounds. Season of the Chosen also revisit where Destiny 2 He began by bringing in the Kabbalah Empress Caiatl as his main villain.
This is the first time that players have been able to see Caiatl, daughter of Calus, former Cabal emperor and Destiny 2original raid boss, rather than just reading about it in off-screen story dumps. Season of the Chosen It begins with the new empress suggesting an alliance with the Vanguard to fight the growing threat from the mysterious black pyramids and the god of the hive Xivu Arath. However, the negotiations apparently failed, forcing Zavala and company. in another confrontation with Destination’s race of grown Goombas.
Here’s the trailer:
As for content, Season 13 adds the following:
- The Devil’s Den and Saber’s Fallen Attacks Destination 1
- A new attack called Proving Grounds that takes place in the Last City and is unlocked later in the season.
- A seasonal armor set called the Governor
- An exotic arch called Divination of Ticuu
- A three player paired activity called Battlegrounds
- Return of the Guardian Games event
That is in addition to a few things Bungie previously revealed like renewed loot on the Moon and in the City of Dreams, new ritual weapons from each of the Tower’s three major purveyors, and the return of Threshold Engrams and the Prismatic Recaster. Spoils of the Trials of Osiris is also being reviewed. Whether this means the “25+ Exotic, Legendary, and Ritual Weapons” promised by Bungie in Season 13, it seems like there is enough left to see.
Destiny 2 it feels a bit cramped right now, as its extinction mechanic makes old gear obsolete faster than new loot can be added. It doesn’t help that much of Season 13, initially at least, appears to be based on old content from the previous game and previous seasons. Combine questions about that with the news that some of the players’ favorite weapons he will be nervous and I am very skeptical about the direction of the game heading into next season.
Hopefully it will prove me wrong. Season of the Chosen It will be available next week, on February 9, and will run until May 11.