While big expansions get most of the attention, Seasons are what keep Destiny 2 alive throughout the year.
With an average of 4 seasons per year, they are responsible for most of the new gear and activities that keep us coming back for more. Seasons are the backbone of the game’s roadmap and future.
Updated as of Season of Plunder’s release (S18).
Destiny 2 Seasons list
This list features every Destiny 2 Season released so far and includes their start and end dates, their Power cap, and their endgame content.
|-||Season||Title||Start Date||End Date||Max Power||Endgame content|
|Season 1||Red War||6 September 2017||5 December 2017||305||Leviathan Raid|
|Season 2||Curse of Osiris||5 December 2017||8 May 2018||335||Eater of Worlds Raid Lair|
|Season 3||Warmind||8 May 2018||4 September 2018||385||Spire of Stars Raid Lair|
|Season 4||Forsaken DLC|
Season of the Outlaw
|4 September 2018||4 December 2018||600||Last Wish Raid and Shattered Throne Dungeon|
|Season 5||Season of the Forge||4 December 2018||5 March 2019||650||Scourge of the Past Raid|
|Season 6||Season of the Drifter||5 March 2019||4 June 2019||700||-|
|Season 7||Season of Opulence||4 June 2019||30 September 2019||750||Crown of Sorrow Raid|
|Season 8||Shadowkeep DLC|
Season of the Undying
|1 October 2019||10 December 2019||960||Garden of Salvation Raid and Pit of Heresy Dungeon|
|Season 9||Season of Dawn||10 December 2019||9 March 2020||970||-|
|Season 10||Season of the Worthy||10 March 2020||9 June 2020||1010||-|
|Season 11||Season of Arrivals||9 June 2020||10 November 2020||1060||Prophecy Dungeon|
|Season 12||Beyond Light DLC|
Season of the Hunt
|10 November 2020||9 February 2021||1260||Deep Stone Crypt Raid|
|Season 13||Season of the Chosen||9 February 2021||11 May 2021||1310||-|
|Season 14||Season of the Splicer||11 May 2021||24 August 2021||1320||Vault of Glass Raid|
|Season 15||Season of the Lost||24 August 2021||22 February 2022||1330||-|
|Special event||30th Anniversary*||7 December 2021||22 February 2022||1330||Grasp of Avarice Dungeon|
|Season 16||The Witch Queen DLC|
Season of the Risen
|22 February 2022||24 May 2022||1560||Vow of the Disciple Raid|
|Season 17||Season of the Haunted||24 May 2022||23 August 2022||1570||Duality Dungeon|
|Season 18||Season of Plunder||23 August 2022||6 December 2022||1580||King's Fall Raid|
|Season 19||Season of [Redacted]||6 December 2022||6 March 2023||1590||New Dungeon (TBC)|
* For the sake of clarity, Bungie’s 30th Anniversary pack was not technically a season. That said, it was more expensive than a Season, included arguably as much content as a Season, and it was introduced instead of a Season (which was postponed alongside The Witch Queen’s delay).
If you’re unclear on what is still available in the game and what has been removed to put into the Destiny Content Vault, this post will tell you exactly what content is still available. And if you want to get your information straight from the source, this post covers all recent TWAB (Bungie’s weekly blog post).
What you can expect from a Season
Seasons are a great value and are absolutely worth the $10 they cost. Not convinced? Just look at everything you can expect from a Season in Destiny 2:
- New story missions
- A new seasonal activity
- New weapons (10+ per season)
- New armor sets
Plus, Seasons often come with new content that is available to both season pass holders and free-to-play players. For example, some Seasons include:
- Reprised Raids (such as Vault of Glass)
- Dungeons (such as Prophecy)
- New Playlist, Nightfall, and Iron Banner weapons
What you should not expect from a Season
Seasons are, indeed, a great value, but you can’t be surprised that some things are only available with the purchase of more expensive Yearly Expansions.
These are the pieces of content that are generally reserved for yearly Expansions:
- A new story campaign
- A new activity (like Nightmare Hunts or Empire Hunts)
- A brand-new raid
- Sometimes, a brand-new dungeon
And of course, Expansions also offer things that are accessible to free-to-play players too. Some examples:
- A new destination
- A new element (like Stasis) or reworked element (like the upcoming Solar 3.0)
While seasons all cost the same, $10, the same can’t be said about their quality levels. Some were real bangers while others left a lot to be desired. That said, the quality of Seasons continues to improve over time. I expect the Witch Queen’s seasons to be among the best we’ve seen so far.
What is your favorite Season in Destiny 2? I’m definitely split between Season of Arrivals and Season of Opulence…