Destiny 2 Season 17: Start Date, Trials of Osiris Changes, PvP Map and More

Season 17 of Destiny 2 brings new PvP content and major changes to the game’s new weapon building system. This is when it starts and what else it entails.

Destiny 2’s Season of the Risen (Season 16) was excellent, offering the fun new PsiOps Battlegrounds activity to let players log in after completing the Witch Queen expansion.

That leaves Season 17 with the arduous task of following it up and laying the groundwork for the next major expansion, Lightfall.

Here’s everything we know so far, including changes to weapon crafting, new PvP maps, changes to Trials of Osiris, and everything we know about the next subclass being overhauled like Void was last season.


Contents


Destiny 2 Season 17 start date

Season of the Risen runs until May 24which means we are only a few weeks away.

Season 17 falls on that day on Weekly Reset, meaning you have plenty of time to upgrade your Season Pass and Season Artifact.

Contents of Destiny 2 Season 17

New dungeon

Dungeons are three-player activities that offer Raid-like mechanics and encounters, and we expect another one to be added in Season 17.

While the player base In recent months, airing its frustration with Bungie because Dungeons was locked behind the Digital Deluxe Edition of Witch Queen, the developer said players could upgrade their purchase later.

Bungie had stated that new Raids of Dungeons would be added every three months (an unprecedented cadence for Destiny 2), and Bungie’s April 14 blog confirmed that there will be a new Dungeon in Season 17.

Raid rotation

Destiny Vault of Glass gameplay
Bungie

Vault of Glass may soon be part of a Raid rotation.

Bungie’s latest blog post revealed more information about the upcoming rotation for Raid content in Destiny 2.

The Raid activities will begin in Season 17 and will be split into Seasonal and Weekly categories “so players can have a little extra freshness,” the developers explained.

On the seasonal side, the latest Raid and Dungeon will award Pinnacle rewards for all encounters, including the upcoming Season 17 Dungeon. On the weekly side, the game rotates Raids and Dungeons every seven days and offers a single Pinnacle reward for completing a specific weekly challenge.

Rest assured, these categories will never overlap, meaning the disciple’s vow will not be both the seasonal and weekly heist at the same time.

The current Destiny 2 raids, in case you forgot, are:

  • Vow of the Disciple
  • Vault of glass
  • Deep stone crypt
  • last wish
  • Garden of Salvation

Crucible Cards

We finally get a new PvP map, Disjunction, which is set on Savathun’s Throne World.

Destiny 2's New Rift Map for PvP
Bungie

Disjunction is the first new PvP map in a while.

It will be ideal for the return of Rift, which will be reintroduced as part of a massive Iron Banner reworked in Season 17, before being added to the Crucible in Season 18.

Trials of Osiris reworked

Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris
Bungie

Trials of Osiris gets another stir in Destiny 2 Season 17.

Gambit saw big changes in Season of the Risen, but in Season 17 it’s Trials of Osiris’ turn.

The best PvP mode Destiny 2 has seen lots of tweaks in recent months, but Bungie said it will get some changes in Season 17 in a pre-Witch Queen blog post.

“Fear not, Trials fans, although our main focus for Season 16 is Gambit, we have some exciting changes planned,” the post reads. These are the changes mentioned so far:

  • Capture Zone and Freelance weekends continue as usual.
  • Seven cards per season in the rotation, one of which is determined by the player’s mood.
  • Proficient pay changes.

Iron Banner reworked

Bungie is making big changes to Iron Banner, including bringing back the long-dormant Rift mode.

Rewards are now also tied to a Trials-like Reputation System. Read more in our Iron Banner rework guide.

Weapon crafting changes

The Witch Queen has added a new weapon building system, but players have noticed that their creativity is limited by material caps and a large number of required elements.

Bungie will patch the first issue as part of Season of the Risen, but Season 17 will remove all elements except Neutral. Bungie has said the idea is to make weapon creation easier, and also wants to change how cartridges are earned, but declined to provide further details.

Sandbox changes

Looking for what’s changed regarding weapons, skills and more? We’ve got you covered.

For even more depth, read Bungie’s little novel on the subject.

Destiny 2 Season 17 Weapons

We know that the new ritual weapon will be a machine gun called Chain of Command – complete with skins for Gambit, Vanguard and Crucible.

Then there are exotics – the last few seasonal exotics have been pretty wild, ranging from the Cryosthesia as our first Stasis sidearm to the Grand Overture, a machine gun/missile launcher hybrid. We expect another one to be pinned to the battle pass.

According to Bungie, players can earn the Riptide Fusion Rifle, Dead Weight Shotgun, and Stident Whistle Bow from Crucible, Gambit, and Vanguard activities, respectively.

Check out the new Nightfall, Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris rotations below.

Efficacy Will be removed in season 17 Will be added in season 17
iron banner

Closed Finality (Sniper Rifle)
Finite Impactor (hand cannon)

TB
nightfall The comedian (shotgun)
Palindrome (hand cannon)
Horror is the least (pulse gun)
DFA (hand cannon)
Trials of Osiris Shayura’s Wrath (Submachine Gun)
The Messenger (pulse rifle)
Forgiveness (side arm)
Debt Burden (Fusion Rifle)

We know of some of the weapons leaving the game (at least for now) in Season 18, according to Bungie:

  • iron banner
      • Peacebond Sidearm
      • Archon’s thunder machine gun
  • night falls
      • PLUG ONE.1 Fusion Rifle
      • The Hot Missile Launcher
  • Trials of Osiris
      • Eye of Sol Sniper Rifle
      • The Summoner Auto Rifle

Destiny 2 Arc of Solar 3.0

Sandbox lead Kevin Yanes has suggested that many of the Synaptic Spear moves and attacks in Season of the Risen are actually a testing ground for Arc 3.0.

We know that Destiny’s Arc and Solar classes will be revised in the coming months to match Stasis and Void 3.0, but we don’t know which one will arrive first.

Still, old Destiny 2 leaker @DestinyTwoLeaks said on Twitter that Solar 3.0 is next.

Bungie has previously suggested that Arc 3.0 will be linked to quick attacks and AoE (think chain lightning), while Solar 3.0 will have both healing effects and fires.

Destiny 2 Season 17 Story and Characters

Destiny 2 Warmind Key Art with Rasputin
Bungie

Can we be reunited with Rasputin in Season 17?

Season of the Risen is focused on continuing our offensive against the Lucent Hive even after defeating Savathun at the end of the Witch Queen campaign.

It seems unlikely that we will continue to fight alongside Caiatl’s Cabal forces in the next season, but one theory seems to indicate that Rasputin could return.

The AI ​​hasn’t been seen since the pre-Forsaken Warmind expansion, and its loyalty is hard to decipher – it’ll help Guardians as much as take them out of orbit.

As noted by Forbes’ Paul Tassi, it looks like Rasputin could get an Exo body and a new name: Archangel. Is it time for a reunion?

Whatever’s to come, Bungie developers are excited about it. The game’s new senior narrative designer, Dr. Hazel Monforton, had this to say.

Destiny 2 Season 17 price

Season 17 continues with the Season Pass model meaning you can buy for around £10 per season

If you have Witch Queen’s Deluxe Edition, you’re already covered for Seasons 17, 18, and 19.

Would it be time for Destiny 2 to? switch to a subscription model?


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