Destiny 2: Season 16 – Season of the Risen

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FEB 22 – MAY 24

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Included with Season of the Risen:

They Rise (Story): The Witch Queen has stolen the Light. Her Hive army charges across the battlefield, gnashing at your armor before succumbing to the power of your fireteam. The Ghosts of your vanquished foes hover silently, an ominous portent of a battle with no end. In a matter of moments too short to catch your breath, the horde rises before you and charges again. Eyes up, Guardian.

Fight for the Light (Story): Armed with Light-suppressing technology shared by Empress Caiatl, we will stand against the Witch Queen’s growing army. And in the face of unimaginable odds, we will triumph. For even though the Lucent Brood may rise, Guardians never fall.

Red Alert: The H.E.L.M. has been upgraded with the tactical tools needed to face a new and unrelenting enemy. Plan your psionic special operations and gain the advantage in the war for the Light.

PsiOps Battlegrounds (3 Player Activity with Matchmaking): Battle through the Witch Queen’s army on multiple destinations. Cut through the horde, make your way to her Hive lieutenants, and stop the unstoppable.

Synaptic Spear (Light Suppressing Tech): Unlock mods to customize your playstyle and utilize the Spear’s Light-suppressing technology to enter the minds of the Witch Queen’s Hive Guardians.

Void 3.0 (Free for All Players): In this complete redesign of the Void subclass, players can now harness the power of the Aspects and Fragments system introduced with Stasis to customize their Void Guardians like never before. To weaponize the unknown. To gaze into the Void.

  • Titan: The stalwart shield of a fireteam. Channel protective fields to resist furious assaults or bravely lead the charge, shield in hand, crushing all that stand in your way.
  • Hunter: Masters of stealth and movement. Vanish after dodging, set traps to disorient your opponents, and unleash unsuspecting and deadly precision attacks.
  • Warlock: Keepers of infinite mysteries. Float across the battlefield, healing allies and creating havoc among your foes with a little help from the yawning void of spacetime.

Become Risen (Rewards): Triumph over the Witch Queen’s forces, earn the Seasonal title, and unlock this limited-edition collectible pin through Bungie Rewards.

Legendary Weapons (Gear): Lift new armaments of honor and strike fear into the heart of the Lucent Hive.

Seasonal Armor (Gear): Become the tip of the spear and the unbreakable shield in the war for the Light.

Exotic Quest (Gear): A psionic attack is emanating from a bunker on Mars. Commandeer assault vehicles, clear a path to the entrance, and breach its defenses. The truth behind the attack and the Exotic Grenade Launcher, Dead Messenger, await your success.

Season Pass: Get the Season Pass and instantly unlock the new Exotic Machine Gun, Grand Overture. Also get XP boosts that speed up Seasonal ranks and reward track unlocks.

  • Exotic Machine Gun: The question, “How many missiles should it fire?” was shortly followed by the answer, “Yes.”
  • Universal Ornaments: Collect the new Seasonal set and prove that you can hunt Lucent Hive in a swamp and still look good.
  • Enhanced Progression: Over 100 rewards, including XP boosts, Exotic engrams, upgrade materials, cosmetics and more.

Here’s a look at some of the Season Pass Rewards for Season of the Risen.

Visit our Season of the Risen page for more details.

NOTE: Make sure to keep an eye on @BungieHelp and @Kyber3000 for important updates and to find out about any issues.

Maintenance Schedule:

Tweeted by @BungieHelp: Due to an unforeseen issue, PS4 Required Content is not yet available for download. Players using the PS4 version of Destiny 2 can download these files at 9 AM PST tomorrow when Update becomes available. All Required Content is ~72 GB total. Stay tuned for updates.

Info below is from

Server Maintenance and Update Status

Below is information on upcoming server maintenance periods or updates to a Destiny release:

Thursday, February 17, 2022

10:00 AM PST1800 UTCDestiny 2 background maintenance is scheduled to begin. No downtime is expected.This will prepare us for Update releasing on February 22.Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.
2:00 PM PST2200 UTCDestiny 2 background maintenance is expected to conclude.Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.

Monday, February 21, 2022

6:00 PM PST0200 UTCDestiny 2 will undergo maintenance.Some Destiny API features on, mobile and third-party apps will be disabled.No sign-in to the site or apps will be possible.Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.
6:45 PM PST0245 UTCDestiny 2 will be brought offline for expected maintenance.Players will be removed from activities and won’t be able to log back in until 9 AM PST on February 22.Ongoing Destiny maintenance is expected to conclude at 10 AM PST on February 22.
7:00 PM PST0300 UTCPre-load for Update will be available on all platforms. Players using the PS4 version of Destiny 2 will be required to download all associated Destiny 2 Required Content before playing The Witch Queen. These can be downloaded by launching Destiny 2 after the patch is released.After the downloads have started, you can safely close the game and the Required Content downloads will continue in the background during our maintenance downtime.The PS4 download of Destiny 2 and all Required Content will be large, but players will have a smaller installation size once the download is complete. This should help improve the download and install of future PS4 patches.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

9:00 AM PST1700 UTCUpdate will be available across all platforms and regions.Players will be able to log back into Destiny 2.Sign-in to the site and apps will be re-enabled.Players logging into the game may be placed in a queue and may experience sign-on issues as background maintenance is still ongoing.
10:00 AM PST1800 UTCDestiny 2 maintenance is expected to conclude.Players who observe issues should report to the #Help forum.
Maintenance NotificationsPatch Notes


New Exotic Loot

Season Pass Required


Grand Overture: Slug launcher charges full auto missiles.

Osteo Striga: Swarming projectiles trigger a toxic burst.

Parasite: Worm launcher with increasing damage.


Hoarfrost-Z Titan Chest Armor: Stasis wall replaces Barricade.

Osmiomancy Warlock Gloves: Additional Coldsnap with enhanced seeking.

Blight Ranger Hunter Helmet: Reflected projectiles deal increased damage.



Here is a little sneak peek (from the latest TWAB article) of some of the new Exotic armor and what sort of perks that come with them (The exotics below are obtainable from Legend/Master Daily Lost Sectors, more info here.)

Loreley Splendor Titan Helm

Cauterizing Flame perk: Allows for Sunspots to heal players when they have Sun Warrior. The perk also ensures that a Sunspot is created in your location to give you that one last fighting chance with that quick grenade and melee ability recharge and longer Supers. Plus, more damage.  

From the Bungie developer team: “Playtest name Stagspot Helm, the goal here was to embrace the awesome art and to give Sunspot players another choice besides Phoenix Cradle. Also, melee builds are becoming more popular, and this makes higher level difficulty melee more viable, at least in theory.” 

Hoarfrost-Z Titan Chest Armor

Glacial Fortification: When a player uses Stasis, it allows for a Titan’s Barricade to become an impressive wall of Stasis crystals. These crystals will slow any target that gets too close while also boosting a player and their fireteam’s weapon reload speed, stability, and range.  

From the Bungie developer team: “This was a team effort. The original idea was to replace Barricades with just a single ice block, but Kevin [Yanes] and the Abilities team had some ideas and stuff lying around from Beyond Light for spawning crystals. To spice it up, we wanted to have it grant the new benefits of Rally Barricade, and then Yanes suggested that the spawned objects could just be a Stasis version of a Rally Barricade window. It proved to be a ton of fun, and the rest is history.” 

Secant Filaments Warlock Legs

Devouring Rift: Grants a player devour when they cast their Empowering Rift, allowing for damage from both allies and individual players the ability to disrupt foes.  

From the Bungie developer team:“This started as ‘What can we give Warlocks that would make Empowering Rift a more viable choice in Master+ content?’ We figured the answer was ‘Well, it probably has to heal you’ and eventually we settled on what we called the Devouring Rift pants. Overload was added to increase excitement and expand the options players had to build for various Champion-enabled content.” 

Osmiomancy Gauntlets Warlock Gauntlets

Fervid Coldsnap: Allows for Coldsnap grenades to have an additional charge that will recharge faster when it makes direct impact. The seeker spawned from Coldsnap grenades also travels further too. Bonus.  

From the Bungie developer team: “Since Hunters had a Duskfield modifier, and Titans had something like a Glacier modifier, it felt natural to give Warlocks something for Coldsnap. Fun fact: the ground follow for this is so fast that we had a bug filed to change how it acquired targets. The issue? A grenade thrown near a combatant’s feet could spawn a ground follow that traveled THROUGH AND BEHIND the enemy, then TURN AROUND to come directly back toward the Warlock by the time the VFX applied. It looked like the coldsnaps were actively avoiding hitting targets and speeding directly away instead! Thankfully, that shouldn’t be an issue at launch.” 

Blight Ranger Hunter Helm

Voltaic Mirror perk: Allows players to redirect with their Arc Staff to deal an increased amount of damage and Orbs of Power generation for all allies. Basically, get in there and do some damage – sounds like a good time. 

From the Bungie developer team: “We wanted to make something for Arcstrider that leaned into an aspect of the Super that doesn’t normally get focus. There are players that love wielding other people’s attacks, creatures, game pieces, etc. against them;, this is for those people.” 

Renewal Grasps Hunter Gauntlets

Depths of Duskfield: This gives Guardians a much larger radius for their Duskfield grenades, while also nerfing incoming damage for allies within the Duskfield’s range. Any targets locked within that space will also deal out a reduced amount of damage.  

From the Bungie developer team: “Stasis Hunters now have a sort of mini-Silence & Squall that they can deploy with a grenade. This gives Revenants the ability to play a more team-focused role, or to play more of an area denial/control game than they’ve been able to before.” 

Source: This Week at Bungie – February 10, 2022

Images: Kyber3000 (©Bungie)


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