Whether entirely on purpose or not, Bungie created a lot of hype surrounding Destiny 2’s future.
Hype intensified when an official video was accidentally published on Instagram last week. The video was quickly taken down, but as with everything on the internet, once it’s out there, it’s out there.
And things continued to escalate until today, when Bungie finally revealed Season 11, Season of Arrivals, and their next expansion, Beyond Light. Today’s reveal may go down as Bungie’s finest. So much was covered, from this upcoming season to their plans for the next 3 years. If you’re a Destiny fan, I recommend you go watch it right now.
In this article, we’ll focus on Season 11 and cover everything you need to know to be prepared.
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First things first, these are the basics you need to know about Season 11:
- The season starts today, June 9, and lasts until September 21
- It costs $9.99
The Season’s main features are neatly presented in Bungie’s official page, but these are the top highlights:
- New Dungeon (also available for free)
- New Public Activity (also available for free)
- Moments of Triumph (also available for free)
- Solstice of Heroes (also available for free)
- New Exotic Weapon Quest
This is Season of Arrivals official roadmap:
This roadmap covers all the big activities and rewards coming this Season. On top of that, we’ve been consolidating everything Bungie has announced for Season 11 for months.
Bungie has also revealed a number of improvements coming to the game, which we’ve covered in our Destiny 2 Roadmap, but this is everything we expect from Season 11:
|Core changes||Aspirational content & Rewards|
|► A new engram for Seasonal rewards will drop from core activities and allow you to choose your rewards.|
► 6 weapons from Seasons 8-10 will be reintroduced.
► Some weapon archetypes will be buffed: Slug shotguns in PVE, High-impact Pulse rifles in PVP and bows.
► Weapon perks fine-tuning: Reload perks will be tuned for balance, whereas some underused perks will be buffed. Also new Perks will be introduced.
► World loot pool update to include some weapons from Crucible, Strikes and Gambit (seasonal)
► Max Power Level for infusion will become visible.
► Random rollsfor Exotic armor from Xur.
► Relaxed expiration times for Bounties.
|► Aspirational activities will provide at least one accessory to pursue (date TBC).
► New "Pursuit" armor from an aspirational activity.
► Trials: Addition of token payout milestones at 3/5/7 wins and more chances to earn Masterworking materials to discourage token farming.
The main highlight remains Prophecy, the brand-new Dungeon. This a challenging activity that will require you most players to find a good Fireteam and to level up fast before it leaves at the end of the season.
Destiny 2 will take us to a new destination this Fall: Europa, one of Jupiter’s icy moons.
Several leaks have been pointing to Europa as the game’s next destination. After all, we’ve heard about Europa several times before. For example, it was even featured in concept art from Destiny 1 while the game was still in development.
What do you think about Season of Arrivals and Destiny 2’s future?