Moin moin ("Hello" in German), Guardians. This week, we shared some cool stuff about the changes coming in the next Season, and your lucky streak continues— not only to finish your fishing Triumphs, but also to get your hands on the newest Exotic Scout Rifle, Wicked Implement.
But before we start, let's look back at last week's topics:
This week we will take a look at the following:
Earlier this year, we lost Lance Reddick, the English language voice actor of Commander Zavala. Lance's iconic performance led us through some of the most intense moments in Destiny's history, and his impact on our Guardians, our community, and Bungie as a whole will never be forgotten.
Today, we announced that the prolific television, film, and voice actor Keith David will be taking over the role of Zavala in The Final Shape and beyond. We are thrilled that Keith has accepted the role and honored to be working with him as we continue sharing the Commander's story. Read more.
With Season 22 right around the corner, we wanted to peel back the curtain on some new details about the Exotic Mission Rotator. Let's start with the goals:
To support these goals and so that we can continue to add content to this Rotator in the future, we needed to create rules and modify how these activities and their rewards work:
Below is the list of Exotic missions and their associated rewards that are available starting in Season 22. These missions will rotate weekly and continue throughout the Lightfall year and beyond. We will be adding Exotic missions that launched during Lightfall's Seasons into rotation with The Final Shape and you can expect more additions to follow.
Operation: Seraph's Shield
Each Exotic mission that enters the Rotator will feature the same reward behavior.
Weapon crafting rewards:
Armor and weapon rewards:
Alongside the mission rewards, there is also a weekly challenge:
Additionally, the Exotic mission gives bonus progress for the Xenology quest from Xûr: four points for completing on Normal difficulty, and seven for completing on Legendary.
With yesterday's Dev Insights article, we showed you our plans for some changes coming in Season 22. We want to make some Exotics a good alternative in your arsenal and give you an easier option to counter Barricades in PvP! Also, we have some tweaks for Strand. So, if you haven't read it yet, give it a go. All these changes are coming in Season 22.
You can find the whole Dev Insight article here.
Since Lightfall launched, we've implemented more and more Battlegrounds to the Grandmaster playlist. One Battleground in particular was very challenging, and it returned this week! Can you beat the PsiOps Battleground on the Moon? You will have to bring your best build and gear to clear this one. So, buckle up if you think you are ready for the challenge.
Only two more weeks until our 2023 Destiny 2 Showcase. While you are learning about what we need to do to follow the Witness into the portal, we are preparing for the last Showcase in the Light and Darkness saga! So, don't forget to put a mark on your calendar.
When: August 22 9 AM PT
Preshow: 8 AM PT
For our global players, there are several available channels that will be localized to watch the upcoming Destiny 2 reveal stream. The main Destiny 2 Showcase will have localized subtitles available for the following languages on these channels:
The Witch Queen will be joining the August 2023 PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for six months! Starting on August 15, everybody who has the PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium will have access to The Witch Queen the next time they log into Destiny 2 on PlayStation. Have fun challenging Savathûn and be aware of the Lucent Hive!
A wise fisherman once said, "Happiness is a big fish, and a witness."
Known Issues List | Help Forums | Bungie Help Twitter
END OF SEASON REMINDER
Season of the Deep ends on August 22, 2023, at 10 AM PT. Players should make sure to claim all engrams and other rewards before the new Season begins. Any rewards not claimed from non-Seasonal vendors will be removed at the beginning of the next Season.
While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help forum:
- Certain Honored Centurions in the Gilded Precept Lost Sector are abnormally bright.
- The Wish-Ender Exotic Bow is not reliably shooting through Cabal and Hydra shields.
- Certain sights on the Judgement Hand Cannon have lost their red dot.
For a full list of emergent issues in Destiny 2, players can review our Known Issues article. Players who observe other issues should report them to our #Help forum.
Bruno: Yeah, sure, this is totally how this conversation is going to be. Absolutely, 110%.
Movie of the Week: You did what!?
Ivan: Have you ever done something for so long, that you became really good at it? This #Destiny2MOTW is impressive!
Movie of the Week: This is what 4,136 hours looks like
Hippy: One Guardian named Felipe was kind enough to share a painting created by his brother who is no longer with us. In memory of a fallen Guardian, Felipe shared a beautiful piece of art showcasing his brother's Hunter venturing out into the vast landscape of Europa. Thank you for sharing his incredible art with us. It's a humbling gift and one that we'll treasure always.
Art of the Week: A moment for a fallen Guardian.
This is something my younger brother oil painted for me before he passed away.— felipesan (@felipesan18) July 29, 2023
This is his Hunter in Europe seeking for the truth.
My brother is with the traveler now.
Felipesan88#0407#DestinyArt #Destiny2Art #art @Destiny2Team @DestinyTheGames #Destiny2AOTW pic.twitter.com/3noqvdY0nC
Sam: As a Warlock main through and through, I can only hope my Hunter looks this cool when I swap over to bounce around the EDZ.
Art of the Week:
🔳 ..k idk what to name this so enjoy 🔲— Jamie - C0MMS OPEN 🟢 (@jamiepurpleart) July 26, 2023
Tried some small kitbashing and way more colors, and I'm already in love with it 😭@Bungie @DestinyTheGame @Destiny2Team @Procreate #Destiny2AOTW pic.twitter.com/Xvd8BBNNUa
I hope you will enjoy the challenge in this week´s Grandmaster and that we will see each other in the stream chat during the Showcase on August 22! Have fun in the last two weeks of this Season and get your titles done!
Haut rein ("Let's go" in German.)