Destiny 2 players are getting ready to enjoy the next season of The Deep. Bungie has announced a slew of exciting updates, some of them first for the franchise. Season of the Deep takes players back to Titan, which was one of the destinations from the original Destiny 2 campaign.
While Season of the Deep may not bring many updates to the seasonal model, Bungie does have some exciting features in store for Destiny 2 players, including gameplay improvements and technical improvements.
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From underwater play to alien armor reworks to hunting, here are seven major updates players should look forward to in Season of the Deep.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Guardians will be going underwater in Season of the Deep. This is something Bungie is trying for the first time in eight years in Destiny. The developers haven’t shared more details about what this new game will feel like.
But from our understanding, the underwater gameplay of Season of the Deep offers unique physics that differentiate it from movement on land, resulting in distinct maneuverability for players.
Notably, there are features such as air bubbles and underwater decorations that enhance the immersive experience.
Seasonal Roguelike activity
In early 2023, Bungie announced that it plans to change the seasonal structure in Destiny 2. And with Season of the Deep, it looks like we’re about to see some of the first structural changes for the seasons.
There have been rumors circulating online about roguelike elements being included in the upcoming seasonal activity. Sources have confirmed to TGP that the new seasonal activity, which appears to be called “The Deep,” actually consists of three progressively challenging activities.
Return of Titan, Sloan and the giant sea creature
As mentioned above, Season of the Deep will reveal Titan’s destination in Destiny 2. The story of this upcoming season features a returning character – Deputy Commander Sloane, as well as a giant sea creature on Titan called Leviathan.
No seasonal seller promotions
Bungie recently announced that Destiny 2 Season 21 will not include a seasonal vendor upgrade system. This means that traditional network upgrades, which players would normally unlock by participating in the new seasonal activity and completing certain challenges, will not be present in that particular season.
“With some time to respond to recent player feedback, Season of the Deep will no longer offer a vendor upgrade model,” Bungie stated in its Lightfall and next year blog. “The same goes for the next season.”
Strange armor modifications
Earlier this month, Bungie confirmed that it’s updating (and in some cases reworking) a total of 24 exotic armor pieces in Destiny 2 with the release of Season of the Deep. These updates include nerfs for some fan-favorite exotic items, including Warlock’s Starfire Protocol chest, and Hunter’s St0mp-EE5 alien legs.
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If you’d like to read the full list of alien armor changes, be sure to check out our article here.
With the underwater season happening, it would have been a huge missed opportunity not to include fishing as a fun side activity in the game. The good news is that Bunge has thought ahead, and TGP can confirm recent reports that hunting is indeed beginning to make its debut in Destiny 2’s Season of the Deep.
Check out seasonal themed weapons
If you’ve been following our Destiny coverage on Destiny news outlet Destiny Bulletin, you may have seen some leaks about Season of the Deep’s seasonal weapons. Similar to Sloane’s Taken Hand, the new seasonal weapons are also Taken-themed. For more details on these weapons, see our article covering the leaks here.
It’s really exciting to finally get more Taken weapons (currently the only Taken-themed weapon is the Whisper of the Worm exotic sniper) in Destiny 2. Even more exciting, however, is that these Weapons taken will change their colors Depending on which shade you choose, sources tell TGP.
Examination of combat gear and armor
Season of Depth will also add some long awaited and much needed updates to the weapon check screen. These new updates will finally allow players to rotate weapons as well as ships upon inspection.
Furthermore, Bungie has made visual changes to the initial shields of enemies in Season of the Deep, with the goal of improving accessibility for players with color blindness and other visual impairments.
The updated visuals are designed to ensure that all players can easily distinguish between the different types of armor, thus improving the overall gaming experience.
Destiny 2 season pass price increase
Finally, players should note that seasons in Destiny 2 will cost a bit more, starting with the season of the depths. You can find the new seasonal rates below.
- Standalone Season Pass: Now 1200 Silver (from 1000 Silver)
- Season Pass + 10 Ranks Pack: Now 2200 Silver (from 2000 Silver)
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These are some of the major updates coming in Destiny 2 Season of the Deep. What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.
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