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Destiny 2 Seasonal Challenges: Everything We Know So Far

Bungie is introducing a new feature to Destiny 2, Seasonal Challenges.
Bungie is introducing a new feature to Destiny 2, Seasonal Challenges. / Photo courtesy of Bungie

Bungie, aiming to improve the Destiny 2 player experience, is introducing a new feature, Seasonal Challenges. In a blog post, they state that they are implementing these challenges to address concerns of bounty fatigue and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

According to Bungie, there are several goals they hope to meet with the introduction of Seasonal Challenges. First, they want to create a guide that will inform players of what to do each day and week. Additionally, they want to guide players through Seasonal content on a weekly basis. They also hope to create a more engaging experience by encouraging players to explore the "complexities and nuances of the Seasonal activity and rituals." Lastly, they aim to reduce the XP and Bright Dust penalties for missing a particular week.

Destiny 2 Seasonal Challenges: Everything We Know So Far

Seasonal Challenges will appear on a weekly basis for the first 10 weeks of a season. Each week, up to 10 challenges will appear automatically for each player. While some of them will be linked to the Seasonal content, others will focus on strikes, Gambit, and the Crucible. Additionally, Bungie states that a portion of the challenges will revolve around "non-activity focused Destiny rituals," such as gaining Power, unlocking Seasonal Artifact mods, or improving equipment.

With regards to whether players can repeat Seasonal Challenges, Bungie notes that they can only be completed once per account. Players have until the end of the season to fulfill their challenges and do not have to approach a vendor to start them. Although some of them will require the Season Pass, players can access around 60% of the Seasonal Challenges without it.

There will be a variety of rewards for completing the challenges, including XP, Bright Dust, Seasonal currency, and "other interesting items." As the difficulty and length of a challenge increases, the rewards will become larger.

With the introduction of the Seasonal Challenges comes a change. Three ritual vendors, Zavala, Shaxx, and Drifter, will no longer offer weekly bounties but will continue to provide daily ones. These bounties offer the chance for players to gain XP. Additionally, the three vendors will continue to offer repeatable bounties that reward XP and Bright Dust.