Destiny 2: Season of the Lost is the biggest patch of the year
Destiny 2’s latest season, Season of the Lost, is here, and it’ll need to keep Guardians occupied for the next six months. Season of the Lost, Bungie’s final season before Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion, was revealed on Tuesday.
Season of the Lost promises major changes to destiny 2 for players worried about content drought. Crossplay, anti-cheat and a Trials of Osiris overhaul will all be available to players. All this comes with the usual seasonal content.
Here are some updates and content for Season of the Lost. For the complete patch notes, scroll down.
Season of the Lost
The biggest thing to know about Tuesday’s patch is that it adds Season of the Lost itself to the game. This means that more activities, weapons, and stories keep players busy over the next few months.
Season of the Lost has all the content you would expect, plus a host of Exotics for Guardians.
Season of the Lost is also the first chance for players to pick up non-Exotic Stasis weapons. Like the Cryosthesia 77k sidearm from Season of the Splicer, non-heavy Stasis weapons will sit in the Kinetic slot instead of the Energy slot. Bungie promises that Guardians will be able to slow down and freeze their enemies with special Stasis perks.
Anti-cheat and cross-play
The latest season of Destiny 2 is seeing major system changes. Anti-cheat and cross-play are two of the most important systems. Guardians will have the ability to opt-in and join other players on all platforms and PCs for cross-play. When players log in on Tuesday, their names will be automatically changed to their Bungie name. This is a way Guardians from different ecosystems can become friends.
BattlEye is an anti-cheat program. BattlEye, a popular anti-cheat software, helps protect major games such as Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege. Bungie’s new addition should curb the major cheating problem in Trials of Osiris.
Rework of Trials of Osiris
The mode Trials of Osiris is getting a makeover in Season of the Lost. Bungie hopes to encourage players to play higher cards and earn better rewards. Guardians who are just beginning their Trials journey will still be eligible. Trials loot will be less luck-based because players can now target farm rolls to get their favourite weapons.
Separate melee actions
Players will now be able to map the buttons separately on their keyboard or controller for classes that have heavy special melee attacks– like the Hunter throwing knife. Guardians will be able to control when they bunch an enemy or use their melee energy to inflict serious injury by separating it into “melee attack” and “melee capability”.
Reworks of fusion rifles in class, exotic, and CLASS categories
Balance changes are coming to Destiny2 with Season of the Lost. But these changes are far more substantial than the usual season. There will be major improvements for the Light subclasses and Stasis in Tuesday’s patch. While heavy-hitting Exotics such as Anarchy will not be as strong as before, other Exotics such as Vex Mythoclast may see significant improvements.
The fusion rifles will also be redesigned. This should make them more suitable for PvE content and encourage players to choose them over shotguns and snipers.
Unlimited primary ammunition
Finally, Bungie will remove primary ammo bricks from the game in Tuesday’s patch. Guardians will no longer have to worry about running out of ammo in prolonged firefights because all primary weapons now have unlimited ammo.