Destiny 2 new season release date, seasonal activity, latest news

We have all the information you need on the new Destiny 2 season, including exotic weapons, story beats, and all the buffs and nerfs.

When is the next Destiny 2 season? Our band of Guardians has been through a lot recently; the Traveler has been entered by the Witness despite our best efforts to save it, Savathun came back, and died again, not to mention the fact that everywhere we go hordes of enemies seem to want to rip us limb from limb. Couple that with an uncooperative Ahamkara, and we’re up against it right now. .

In an attempt to gear up for the new Destiny 2 season, we have guides on the best Destiny 2 classes, and the best Destiny 2 builds, so no matter what you do, you’ll crush it. With a new season comes new activities, a lovely chunk of story, and with any luck, some new weapons we can play with. Here’s everything we know about what comes after Destiny 2 Season of the Wish.

Destiny 2 new season release date

The next season of Destiny 2 will be released on June 4, 2023, alongside The Final Shape. This is the longest season we’ve had in Destiny history, even beating the delay before The Witch Queen in 2021. 

While the Witch Queen was delayed due to Covid-19, The Final Shape delay comes as a result of Bungie wanting to give it the best shot it can, and work harder on refining the content and mechanics.

We have no information on the story, gear, or gameplay in the first season of The Final Shape just now, but as soon as we do we’ll update this guide.

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Destiny 2 Season of the Wish release date

Destiny 2 Season of the Wish was released on November 28, 2023. The story continues straight from last season’s cliffhanger, the newest Imbaru Engine puzzle, and will see our group of heroes face to face with an Ahamkara Wish Dragon egg.

With so many theories circulating, it’s now been confirmed that Riven is the only one to grant us the final wish and open the portal to the Traveler’s Pale Heart for us, to lead into The Final Shape. Season of the Wish is the last before The Final Shape release date, which has been delayed from February, so you might be wondering what to fill your time with.

As for what we’ll do with all those Ahamkara eggs? It’s anyone’s guess at this point. We’re progressing through the story content as soon as it’s revealed, so we’ll update this guide with all you need to know as the weeks go on.

Warlord’s Ruin dungeon release date

The new Destiny 2 Season of the Wish dungeon is called Warlord’s Ruin and the release date is December 1, 2023 at 9AM PST / 5PM GMT.

While specific details of the Season of the Wish dungeon are still a mystery, the latest Ghosts in the Deep dungeon followed the seasonal story, being set in the depths of Titan, so we could head to the Dreaming City and see a second dungeon in the same location for the first time in Destiny 2 history.

On the other hand, Shaxx, our friendly Crucible master, was also a warlord, and could feature in the dungeon.

Anyone who owns the Lightfall expansion will have access to the new dungeon, with everyone else having to purchase a dungeon key for the activity.

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Season of the Wish location

Season of the Wish takes us back to the Dreaming City, the cozy home of the Reefborn Awoken, where we previously faced some of our toughest tests. As its name suggests, it’s quite a dreamy spectacle, although there is a deeply unsettling undercurrent of death to the area – expect to see Hive, Scorn, and Taken patrolling the land, gunning for you at every opportunity. Last time we were here for a vital story beat, a curse befell the entire land, which still rotates daily if you head there now.

Season of the Wish story

The final Guardian activity before Season of the Wish was to solve several in-game puzzles, and once Savathun’s Imbaru Engine puzzles were bested, a hidden egg was revealed. This egg came from an Ahamkara Wish Dragon, with Season of the Wish beginning in The Dreaming City, where we will have to figure out just what to do with an ancient dragon egg and how it can help our cause.

As we land on the Dreaming City once more, our Techeun friends raise Riven’s spirit – remember that huge Ahamkara we killed in Last Wish? Yeah, she’s the only one who can grant the wish to open the portal to the Traveler’s Pale Heart, where we’ll face off against the Witness. The only thing is, she’s not too happy about us killing her and all of her eggs, so she’s not really feeling very cooperative. Unbeknownst to us, she’s hidden Ahamkara eggs around the world, but it turns out these have been sent off around the leylines of the Ascendant Plane, and week by week we’ll have to trudge off to collect them for her or she won’t grant us that wish. We sort of need that.

That’s all we know about the Season of the Wish story so far, but as it unfolds we’ll add more information to this guide.

Season of the Wish release date: a huge rocket launcher with a shark painted on the side.

Season of the Wish seasonal exotic

One for the old-school Destiny players, the Season of the Wish seasonal exotic is the Dragon’s Breath launcher. Reimagined for the dire situation that the Guardians find themselves in, the Dragon’s Breath is all about maximum destruction and maximum mayhem.

The Dragons Breath intrinsic exotic abilities are:

  • Burn the World: A fuel counter rises the longer you go without firing Dragon’s Breath, up to a maximum of 5x. When you do fire the Dragon’s Breath, all of the available fuel is converted into the rocket. The rocket lodges into an enemy and periodically ejects incendiary fuel around the target, causing scorch damage – the more fuel, the longer the effect lasts.
  • High Octane: This ability refills the Dragon’s Breath’s fuel based on nearby ignitions caused by your Burn the World passive. Each proc of High Octane adds 2 fuel to Dragon’s Breath, and when it hits 5, your weapon reloads itself.

The Dragon’s Breath exotic catalyst is:

  • Pyromancer: A passive ability that increases the refueling rate of your Dragon’s Breath. Defeated enemies will also spawn Firesprites.

Season of the Wish release date: an angular glowing sword.

Season of the Wish ritual weapon

With Season of the Wish comes a new type of weapon: ritual weapons. These are already masterworked, have unique abilities, and will require a fair amount of grinding to obtain. The Season of the Wish ritual weapon is the Chivalric Fire, a caster sword with huge consistent DPS potential.

To get your hands on a ritual weapon, you must achieve max rank with each of the ritual vendors several times; the first is to gain the weapon, and the subsequent times are to receive ritual ornaments to power said weapon up.

Season of the Wish weapon buffs and nerfs

Here are all the buffs and nerfs coming in Destiny 2 Season of the Wish:

Auto Rifles

  • Increased damage against minor combatants by 10%

Pulse Rifles

  • Increased damage against minor combatants by 12.5%


  • Increased projectile speed by 30%
  • Increased projectile damage in PvE by 25%
  • Decreased PvP damage on a per-type basis.
  • Reduced delay after firing before you can melee to 0.2 seconds
  • Shield energy now recharges when the glaive is held at a rate of 1% per second
  • Damage resistance against primary ammo and melee attacks in PvP has been reduced to 30%

Sniper Rifles

  • Increased PvE damage by 15%

Vex Mythoclast

  • Increased damage to minor combatants by 10%
  • Increased damage to bosses by 25%
  • Increased damage to champions by 200% when in linear fusion rifle mode

Revision Zero

  • Increased damage to champions by 100%


  • Picking up a Remnant can overflow the magazine, up to 40 rounds.
  • New catalyst: +20 range, +10 stability, getting kills of picking up a
  • Remnant grants additional range, handling, and mobility

Exotic Glaives

  • Grants ammo when activating a perk, so you can use perks even when out of ammo.
  • No longer passively drains shield energy when special reloading to activate perks.
  • No longer deactivated by reloading of stowing glaive.

Edge of Intent

  • Healing turrets grant cures and provide restoration
  • Increased the AoE radius to eight meters
  • Increased magazine size to five

Edge of Action

  • Passing through the bubble grants reload speed, handling, and damage
  • Reduced health of the bubble from 8000 to 2400

Edge of Concurrence

  • Lightning Seeker jolts targets on impact
  • Reduced direct hit damage

Osteo Striga

  • Removed SMG damage bonus scalar that affected poison.

Salvation’s Grip

  • Speed limit placed on detonation when damaging Stasis crystals


  • Increased detonation damage of large projectiles by 25%
  • Self-damage blast radius reduced by 50%

Season of the Wish release date: a group of futuristic soldiers stand on an alien planet.

Season of the Wish Foundry weapon focusing

With the new season comes a new way to gain overpowered weapons. You’ll be able to purchase, and focus Foundry weapons with Banshee-44, to gain specific perks. Banshee-44 will have a catalog of weapons available from the four main manufacturers: Suros, Hakke, Veist, and Omolon, which will operate on a rotating schedule.

That’s everything we know about Destiny 2 Season of the Wish. If you’re still playing catch up on Season of the Witch, we have the Destiny 2 Imbaru Engine puzzle solutions here, and while you’re at it, check out the Destiny 2 Lost Sector rotation so you can gear up ahead of your next adventure.