Destiny 2 Exotic Mission Rotator: April 16, 2024

by | Apr 16, 2024 | Weapons

Beyond raids and dungeons, exotic missions are some of the best PvE content Destiny 2 has to offer. However, even these great experiences aren’t safe from the clutches of the Destiny Content Vault, and their disappearance throughout the years has saddened many.

Luckily, Season 22 has an excellent solution: the Exotic Mission Rotator. This new system brings back beloved missions from past seasons while also sprucing them up with some enticing loot. In this article, we’ll cover what these missions are, how they rotate, when each will be featured, and their rewards.

Destiny 2 Exotic Mission this week

This week’s Exotic missions are Vox Obscura and The Whisper. We cover the top Dead Messenger God rolls and Whisper of the Worm God Rolls here.

ArtExotic MissionLocationPower LevelRewardsRequires
Vox Obscura Exotic Mision RotatorVox ObscuraLegends tab1800Loot TableThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
The Whisper Exotic Mission Featured Destiny 2The WhisperInto The Light Tab1810Loot TableFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play

Exotic Rotator rewards this week

While these Exotic quests can be fun and challenging, most Guardians are running them for a chance to earn exclusive weapons and armor.

These are the weapons and armor sets available this week:

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Dead Man's Tale artDead Man's TaleScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 13KineticCraftableTop-tier
Destiny 2 Whisper of the Worm artWhisper of the WormSniper RifleExoticExoticHeavySolarFree-to-PlayYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavySolar Solar
Average

B

PvEThe WhisperCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 3HeavyCraftable
Firefright artFirefrightAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftable
Tears of Contrition artTears of ContritionScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftable
Austringer artAustringerHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvE + PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftableTop-tier
Nezarec's Whisper artNezarec's WhisperGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Without Remorse artWithout RemorseShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialSolarBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Average

B

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableIncandescent
Hollow Denial artHollow DenialTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableRepulsor Brace
Beloved artBelovedSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
CALUS Mini-Tool artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Drang (Baroque) artDrang (Baroque)SidearmTogether ForeverLegendaryPrimarySolarBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Bump in the Night artBump in the Night Rocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17HeavyCraftable

Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Eidolon Pursuant
Presage
Season 17Eidolon Pursuant Armor TitanEidolon Pursuant armor HunterEidolon Pursuant armor WarlockPresageYes

🛑 These rewards require ownership of the Beyond Light DLC or Season of the Chosen.

Exotic Mission Rotator Legends screen

Exotic Mission Rotator, Destiny 2

Weekly rotation

This is the Season 23 calendar covering the entire Exotic missions rotation until May 28, 2024:

Exotic Mission Rotator: Season 23

WeekExotic MissionExoticWeek #
November 28, 2023Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 1
December 5, 2023PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 2
December 12, 2023Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 3
December 19, 2023Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 4
December 26, 2023PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 5
January 2, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 6
January 9, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 7
January 16, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 8
January 23, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 9
January 30, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 10
February 6, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 11
February 13, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 12
February 20, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 13
February 27, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 14
March 5, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 15
March 12, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 16
March 19, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 17
March 26, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 18
April 2, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 19
April 9, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 20
April 16, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 21
April 23, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 22
April 30, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 23
May 7, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 24
May 14, 2024Operation: Seraph's ShieldRevision ZeroWeek 25
May 21, 2024PresageDead Man's TaleWeek 26
May 28, 2024Vox ObscuraDead MessengerWeek 27

What is the Exotic Mission Rotator?

Over the years, Bungie has added missions that carry specific exotic weapon rewards to Destiny 2. These typically are kept a secret until they’re discovered by the community in-game, making for a day almost as exciting as the release of a new raid.

The exotic mission rotator takes some of these missions from past years and puts them into a playlist. This playlist features one mission per week, granting unique rewards that reset every Tuesday.

Currently, three missions are available via this rotator: Presage, Vox Obscura, and Operation: Seraph’s Shield. Bungie has confirmed that more Exotic Missions will be added in 2024.

Exotic Mission Rotator Rewards

Each Exotic Mission offers several rewards, including a specific craftable Exotic weapon, several Legendary weapons, and one armor set.

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Dead Man's Tale artDead Man's TaleScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 13KineticCraftableTop-tier
Revision Zero artRevision ZeroPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftable
Dead Messenger artDead MessengerGrenade LauncherExoticExoticSpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Vox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable

As explained by Bungie:

Weapon crafting rewards:

  • First completion of the mission on Normal or Legendary difficulty will award the Exotic Deepsight weapon associated with the mission.
  • Each completion of the Normal or Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award an intrinsic upgrade that can be used when crafting the Exotic weapon.
  • Each completion of the Legendary version of the Exotic mission will award a Catalyst upgrade for the crafted Exotic weapon.

Dead Man's Tale God rolls screen

Exotic Mission Rotator rewards, Destiny 2

Armor and weapon rewards:

  • Weekly mission rewards:
    • One guaranteed Deepsight weapon that has not had its pattern unlocked and one armor piece that has not already been obtained.
  • On every completion, you will receive an additional weapon from the mission’s weapon pool. However, this weapon will have no knockout or guaranteed Deepsight behavior (the weapon can roll with Deepsight, but this would be on a random percentage chance).

Note that Exotic Missions feature two difficulties, Normal and Legendary, and each has separate weekly reward lockouts.

Exotic Rotator Missions: Season 22

As of Season 22, this rotator features three missions from past years. Let’s take a quick look at all three and what they have to offer.

 

Presage Exotic Mision Rotator

Presage

Released with Season of the Chosen back in early 2021, Presage is the closest thing to a horror experience you’ll get in Destiny 2. Here, you’ll explore a seemingly abandoned Cabal ship filled to the brim with Scorn forces.

The normal difficulty variant of this mission isn’t timed, so explore to your heart’s content! It’s one of the most immersive spaces the Destiny franchise has to offer. Presage is the source of Dead Man’s Tale, a unique exotic scout rifle that now has the option to be crafted. Presage also rewards top-tier weapons from Season 17.

Rewards:

Presage rewards

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Dead Man's Tale artDead Man's TaleScout RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Best

S

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 13KineticCraftableTop-tier
Firefright artFirefrightAuto RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftable
Tears of Contrition artTears of ContritionScout RiflePrecisionLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftable
Austringer artAustringerHand CannonAdaptiveLegendaryPrimaryKineticBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvE + PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17KineticCraftableTop-tier
Nezarec's Whisper artNezarec's WhisperGlaiveAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftable
Without Remorse artWithout RemorseShotgunLightweightLegendarySpecialSolarBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Average

B

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableIncandescent
Hollow Denial artHollow DenialTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialVoidBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableRepulsor Brace
Beloved artBelovedSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialSolarBeyond LightYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
CALUS Mini-Tool artCALUS Mini-ToolSubmachine GunMIDA SynergyLegendaryPrimarySolarBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvEPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Drang (Baroque) artDrang (Baroque)SidearmTogether ForeverLegendaryPrimarySolarBeyond LightYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimarySolar Solar
Best

S

PvE + PvPPresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Bump in the Night artBump in the Night Rocket LauncherAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisBeyond LightYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-PresageCheckmark icon V3 YesBeyond Light Destiny 2 icon
Beyond Light
Season 17HeavyCraftable

Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Eidolon Pursuant PresageSeason 17Eidolon Pursuant Armor TitanEidolon Pursuant armor HunterEidolon Pursuant armor WarlockPresageYes

 

Vox Obscura Exotic Mision Rotator

Vox Obscura

Vox Obscura came with Season of the Risen and has you and your fireteam storming a Cabal bunker on Mars. While this mission is timed, it has noticeably fewer mechanics than the other two featured in this playlist.

Completing Vox Obscura rewards Dead Messenger. This exotic wave frame grenade launcher can utilize all three Light elements, making for a great counter to missions with high elemental shield density.

Rewards:

Vox Obscura rewards

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Dead Messenger artDead MessengerGrenade LauncherExoticExoticSpecialVoidThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialVoid Void
Weak

C

-Vox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Piece of Mind artPiece of MindPulse RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Strong

A

PvPVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tier
Thoughtless artThoughtlessSniper RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialStasisThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvE + PvPVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16KineticCraftableTop-tier
Explosive Personality artExplosive PersonalityGrenade LauncherWaveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftableTop-tier
Under Your Skin artUnder Your SkinCombat BowPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Best

S

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftableTop-tier
Sweet Sorrow artSweet SorrowAuto RifleRapid-FireLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16EnergyCraftable
Recurrent Impact artRecurrent ImpactMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Average

B

PvEVox ObscuraCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 16HeavyCraftable

Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Tusked Allegiance Vox ObscuraSeason 16Tusked Allegiance Armor TitanTusked Allegiance Armor HunterTusked Allegiance armor WarlockVox ObscuraYes

 

Seraph Shield Exotic Mision Rotator

Operation: Seraph’s Shield

Basically a small-scale version of the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Operation: Seraph’s Shield was released with Season of the Seraph. This mission has Guardians venturing into a Braytech orbital platform above the Last City to rid it of Fallen forces.

This one is relatively mechanically complex but doesn’t have a timer, making it an enjoyable experience if you take your time.

Revision Zero is the unique exotic you’ll get for completing Operation: Seraph’s Shield. Able to fire a two-round burst, four-round burst, or powerful sniper-like shots, this pulse rifle is truly a jack of all trades. It’s also craftable, allowing you to customize it to your liking.

Rewards:

Operation: Seraph's Shield rewards

ArtWeaponTypeArchetypeRarityAmmo?Element?RequirementsIn loot pool?AmmoElementTierExcelsSourceCraftable?RequiresReleasedSlotCan be Crafted?Best of?Top Perk?
Revision Zero artRevision ZeroPulse RifleExoticExoticPrimaryKineticThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryKinetic symbol Destiny 2 Kinetic
Average

B

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftable
Disparity art DisparityPulse RifleAggressive BurstLegendaryPrimaryStasisThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryStasis Stasis
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19KineticCraftableTop-tier
IKELOS HC v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_HC_v1.0.3Hand CannonPrecisionLegendaryPrimaryVoidFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryVoid Void
Weak

C

-Operation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableRepulsor Brace
IKELOS SG v1.0.2 Destiny 2 artIKELOS_SG_v1.0.3ShotgunRapid-FireLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
IKELOS_SR_v1.0.2 artIKELOS_SR_v1.0.3Sniper RifleRapid-FireLegendarySpecialSolarFree-to-PlayYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.2 artIKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3Submachine GunAggressiveLegendaryPrimaryArcFree-to-PlayYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Best

S

PvE + PvPOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesFree to Play Destiny 2 icon
Free-to-Play
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot
Tripwire Canary artTripwire CanaryCombat BowLightweightLegendaryPrimaryArcThe Witch QueenYesPrimary ammo Destiny 2 PrimaryArc Arc
Average

B

PvPOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19EnergyCraftable
Judgment of Kelgorath artJudgment of KelgorathGlaiveAggressiveLegendarySpecialSolarThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialSolar Solar
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19EnergyCraftableTop-tierIncandescent
Fire and Forget art Fire and ForgetLinear Fusion RifleAggressiveLegendaryHeavyStasisThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyStasis Stasis
Weak

C

-Operation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftable
Retrofit Escapade art Retrofit EscapadeMachine GunRapid-FireLegendaryHeavyVoidThe Witch QueenYesHeavy ammo Destiny 2 HeavyVoid Void
Strong

A

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tier
Path of Least Resistance art Path of Least ResistanceTrace RifleAdaptiveLegendarySpecialArcThe Witch QueenYesSpecial ammo Destiny 2 SpecialArc Arc
Best

S

PvEOperation: Seraph's ShieldCheckmark icon V3 YesThe Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
Witch Queen
Season 19HeavyCraftableTop-tierVoltshot

Armor SetReleasedTitan PreviewHunter PreviewWarlock PreviewSourceObtainable?
Warmind's Avatar Operation: Seraph's ShieldSeason 19Warmind's Avatar armor TitanWarmind's Avatar armor HunterWarmind's Avatar armor WarlockOperation: Seraph's ShieldYes

Exotic Rotator Challenges

Last but not least, these Missions also feature specific challenges. These challenges are meant to test you and reward those who succeed with even more loot. This is how challenges work:

  • The challenge rewards will be output at pinnacle power and will prioritize the rewards in the following order:
    • One guaranteed Deepsight weapon that has not had its pattern unlocked.
    • If weapon patterns have all been unlocked, the challenge will award one armor piece that has not been obtained.
    • If all weapon patterns and armor have been obtained for the in-rotation mission, the challenge will output a random weapon or armor.

Exotic Mission Rotator Difficulty screen

Exotic Mission Rotator Difficulties, Destiny 2

What about the cult classics?

It’s great to see all these missions back in the game, especially with enticing loot. But it has left many players with one question: What about the rest of the exotic missions we’ve lost to the DCV?

Luckily, Bungie has stated that they’re also looking into bringing older fan favorites like Zero Hour, The Whisper, and Harbinger back through this system. While a timeline hasn’t been set, it’s clear that Bungie has early plans to make this rotator even more robust in the future.

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2 Comments
  1. Ras117Mike

    Hey there, just wanted to point out a possible typo or wrong data grab from the API. On the exotic mission rotator page for this week (12/19/23) it shows the following as the title:

    Destiny 2 Exotic Mission this week
    This week’s Exotic mission is Vox Obscura and rewards the Dead Messenger Exotic.

    But it’s actually Operation: Seraph’s Shield. The page shows the correct information otherwise. Just wanted to bring this up in case.

    Reply
    • Ric Molina

      Absolutely a typo on my end… Thank you for the heads up. Corrected!

      Reply
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