Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen will go live later today, and whilst there's a lot of new content being introduced - including a new story, new strikes, a new battleground activity and more - there are also weekly challenges.
Or as Bungie call them, Seasonal Challenges.
"Over the last year, we’ve been looking at ways in which we can reduce the amount of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) in Destiny 2," the devs explained some weeks back.
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But if you're jumping into Destiny 2 for the first time, or simply if you missed the news on how these new challenges work, keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to know.
What Are Destiny 2 Seasonal Challenges?
According to Devs, the goal behind the new Seasonal Challenges came from three key pillars that they wanted to improve on:
- Provide a guide to new, returning, and veteran players for what to do today/this week.
- Guide the player through the Seasonal content, week-over-week.
- Encourage players to engage with complexities and nuances of the Seasonal activity and rituals.
- Reduce the penalties on XP and Bright Dust for missing a given week.
To solve these goals, they are introducing a new pursuit type for players – Seasonal Challenges.
These Seasonal Challenges will live on their own page, accessed through the Quest Log or Season Pass, and are separated by week.
Without doing Bungie a disservice, if you're familiar with weekly challenges in games like Fortnite, you'll know the gist.
How Do Destiny 2 Seasonal Challenges Work?
Here’s a quick breakdown of how this feature works, as per Bungie:
- Every week, for the first 10 weeks of a Season, between 3 and 10 new Challenges appear automatically for players.
- Some of the Challenges deal with the Seasonal content.
- Others push players to complete strikes, Gambit, and the Crucible, or to focus on non-activity focused Destiny rituals, like gaining Power, unlocking Seasonal Artifact mods, or improving guns and armor.
- These Challenges can only be completed once per account, but once they become available, these Challenges can be completed at any time before the end of the Season, and do not need to be started or picked up from a vendor.
- As an example, if a player doesn’t play for weeks 2 through 4, they can return on week 5 and have all of those Challenges waiting for them!
- Completing each Challenge awards XP, contributing to your Season Pass ranks.
- Other rewards could be Bright Dust, Seasonal currency, or other interesting items!
Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen - Week 1 Challenges
Bungie hasn't yet revealed the challenges for week 1 in full, but one Twitter post from the game does seem to show a hint of the challenges in a new video.
We've added the tweet below.
Whilst it's hard to make out, it does seem as though these are the week 1 challenges for Season of the Chosen.
Week 1 Seasonal Challenges -
- Contender's Ascent - Report to the war table in the HELM and complete the "challenge Proving" quest. Then defeat Cabal with Rocket Launched anywhere in the system.
- Crash and Convergence - Smash Tribute Chests
- Challenge's Aspirations - Complete Weekly playlists
- Hail of Bullets - Calibrate Kinetic Weapons on...
- Flourish of Power - Defeat Guadians in the Mayhem playlist
- Golden Reaper - TBC
- Dregin' Up Victory - Complete Gambit Matches
- Dominance Operandi: Fallen - Defeat Fallen Combatants
We'll be sure to update these challenges once they're confirmed later this evening.
Destiny 2 Seasonal Challenge Rewards
Based on what we've seen in the video above and what we've been told by Bungie, rewards will come in the form of XP, Bright Dust, Seasonal currency, "or other interesting items".
One item earned in the video above is 'Cabal Gold Boost' but it's not clear at the time of writing what this is or how it will be used in Season of the Chosen.