What is the Destiny 2 Season of the Deep release date? It’s rapidly approaching, and Bungie is already offering players a sneak peek at what they can expect in the game’s next seasonal instalment. We’ve brought together all that information for you right here. With season 21 right around the corner, it’s time to look toward the game’s next seasonal instalment to find out what’s to come.
As of Lightfall, the popular FPS game underwent various changes such as introducing Loadouts, Guardian Ranks, and Commendations. The Bungie team plans to continue iterating on these systems, accounting for player feedback while trying to build the most robust multiplayer game possible. Here’s exactly how those plans are set to take shape in the next season.
Destiny 2 season 21 release date
The Destiny 2 season 21 release date is Tuesday, May 23, according to Bungie. It is expected to end on August 22.
In a blog post titled “Lightfall and the Year Ahead,” Destiny 2 game director Joe Blackburn suggested each season will feature a fresh theme, continuing a trend players have seen in the game over recent seasons. Season of the Deep implies a possible water-based season that takes us into interplanetary oceans, though ‘deep’ could also reference deep space.
To play season 21, you must either own the Lightfall Collector’s Edition that includes seasons 20-23 or own the Lightfall DLC and Annual Pass, which includes dungeon content throughout the year. However, if you own only the Standard Edition, you must purchase a season pass for season 21. Such season passes have historically cost 1000 Silver, or about $10, and grant access to seasonal story missions, a seasonal activity, and a new exotic weapon. However, standalone season passes do not include dungeons, which players must purchase for an extra fee of 2000 Silver, or $20.
Destiny 2 season 21 story
In an unprecedented season sneak peek from Bungie, a video showed that the previously sunset planet of Titan might be accessible again. As well as that, a familiar face in the form of Sloane looks set to make a return. Commander Sloane is shown in the teaser with a Taken arm, leading to questions about what may have happened to her. Lurking in the depths of Titan’s waters is a creature known as the enemy of the Witness, as revealed during an in-game quest for the Exotic glaive, Winterbite. With the Witness having succeeded in its plans to capture the Traveler, it remains to be seen what involvement this daunting entity will have throughout the Season of the Deep.
Bungie is yet to share more significant information about the Season of the Deep storyline. However, the Bungie team has shared one major quest that will appear during the season and will be available to all players who own Lightfall, even if they don’t purchase the seasonal content for Season of the Deep. Possibly in response to concerns that the campaign failed to answer questions about the significance of the Veil in Destiny 2 Lightfall, Bungie shared that a Season of the Deep quest will allow players to explore Neomuna in more depth and will also explain the significance of the Destiny 2 Lightfall Veil. The quest will also award a legendary hand cannon, shown below.
Destiny 2 Season of the Deep artifact
The Season of the Deep artifact is the Repulsor Regulator, which replaces the current Ascendant Scepter. The Repulsor Regulator comes with its own set of mods which Guardians can unlock to their preference, but unlike previous seasons it will also offer the option to refund these mods individually, meaning that making quick changes on the fly in a high-pressure situation is easier than ever.
Destiny 2 season 21 updates and changes
Throughout Year 6, Bungie will continue to iterate on its changes it made to the space game that it launched with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date. Blackburn said players can expect more new and revised systems as the developers expand on things such as the Loadouts and Guardian Ranks mentioned previously. And, as a major change, players will get sneak peeks into new releases before they’re live, contrasting the game’s Year 5 release strategy that involved waiting until the day of release to share information about the season.
Destiny 2 season 21 power cap increase
In an effort to combat ongoing power creep, there will be no power level increase in season 21. There will also be no vendor upgrades, which is in favour of more variety.
Destiny 2 season 21 new dungeon
Bungie has already confirmed that season 21 will grant players a new dungeon. It’s still too early to know what that will entail, though raids and dungeons typically grant unique armor sets, strong legendary weapons, and a chance to earn a new exotic weapon.
Destiny 2 season 21 Deepsight changes
As of Season 21, you can activate Deepsight on any craftable locked weapon pattern, which means players will have the opportunity to choose which weapons to try to get patterns for instead of waiting for RNG to grant them the preferred pattern. Regarding PvP, the game’s Mars-based Meltdown map will return as part of the Crucible rotation.
Finally, late last year, players had the chance to vote on an Arbalest ornament design, which the developers said at the time they could then expect to see in season 21.
That’s everything we know so far about Destiny 2 season 21. If you’re jumping back into the game after a break, you’ll want to check out our Destiny 2 Strand subclass guide. Or, if you’re looking for alternatives to play while you wait for the approaching season, you can always check out our guide to the best free PC games for some ideas as to what to try.