Destiny 2 Season 21: A Comprehensive Breakdown of Updates
Destiny 2 Season 21, also known as the Season of the Deep, has officially launched. The new season is filled with exciting updates, changes, additions, and improvements that will captivate avid players and entice new ones to join the fray. In this comprehensive breakdown, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Season 21, from the new storyline and seasonal activity to exotics, armor pieces, and economy changes. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to dive deep into the world of Destiny 2.
Season of the Deep Storyline
The Season of the Deep storyline revolves around the resurgence of Deputy Commander Sloane alongside Titan, where Guardians must help her strengthen her connection with Ahsa, a survivor of The Witness that lives in the methane oceans of Saturn’s moon. Sloane’s goal is to unlock secrets from the past and learn more about The Witness’s origins. With Salvage, a new seasonal activity, you and up to five other players explore the Golden Age facilities of Titan, recover valuable technology, and defend these treasures from Xivu Arath’s forces.
Salvage is the new activity for Season 21, with multiple stages that end with a big boss fight. Players can expect up to six players to join forces to explore the Golden Age facilities of Titan, recover valuable technology, and defend treasures from Xivu Arath’s forces. Deep Dive is another new activity that can be played solo or with up to two other players. This activity has a fixed power level, bonus perks, and waves of enemies to deal with as you gather resources for Sloane.
Starting at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on May 26, Destiny 2 players will have access to a new dungeon. On-the-ground details remain sparse, but we do know it’s not entirely based on the planet that carries the dungeon’s name. This new dungeon is expected to be at least as challenging, if not more so than the others before it.
Season of the Deep Exotic Weapon: Centrifuse
The new Exotic weapon for Season 21 is Centrifuse, an auto rifle with a key perk Overcharge Capacitator. This weapon emphasizes the fast and furious style of action that you’d expect from Arc, sprinting, sliding, and firing this weapon builds a temporary electrostatic charge. Once the meter is filled, it gains increased range, reload speed, and final blows with a high charge cause explosions. Those explosions will blind targets if charged to maximum.
New Exotic Armor Pieces
Three new Exotic armor pieces are being added this season. Warlocks get Cenotaph Mask, Titan gets Arbor Warden, and Hunter gets Triton Vice. Each focuses on specific abilities, bringing expanded diversity to gameplay.
This season’s economy changes include power band changes, crafting economy changes, exotic armor focusing, and more. For the first time, the power bands will not increase in Season 21. Power level will remain 1310 across the board. Players will find that some of their favorite weapons no longer pack the punch they once did, and will need to adjust their minds accordingly.
Exotic Armor Focusing
If you can only equip one exotic, you don’t have to worry about duplicates of that gear type dropping, thanks to Exotic Armor Focusing. Bungie has removed Exotic Engrams from the game, replacing them with creature drop pods that spawn in the game world. The pods actively generate stats for armor rolls per-player when picked up.
Crafting Economy Changes
Crafting should be more streamlined in Season 21, allowing players to use upgrade materials to buy upgrade modules from Banshee-44. All items for sale at vendors have increased prices – Glimmer is not the only currency to monitor in Season 21.
Power Band Changes
For the first time in Destiny 2, there will be no increase to the power band in Season 21. This means that the contest modifier will no longer increase the power of enemies found in the world, allowing players to face enemies at their skill level rather than being overwhelmed by even the weakest on the board.
Stasis, Strand, and Light Subclasses Get Their Glow-ups for Season 21
This season brings a host of updates to Destiny 2, including changes to roaming Supers, buffs to damage resistance and damage dealt in PvE, a breakdown of both Stasis and Strand changes on the horizon, and how subclass keywords are evolving for all players.
Roaming Supers Changes
A well-deserved buff brings Ursa Furiosa back to greatness, with a buff to Well of Radiance restoring your overshield when you exit. Ox Fighter’s Rampage is seeing some nice stat boosts.
Titan’s Glacial Quake and Warlock’s Shadebinder brought with them the ability to freeze in PvP, otherwise known as “stasis”. These classes got a little love with an adjustment to the slide-melee; it now requires two inputs, one for slide, and one for melee.
With Strand as one of the newest subclasses, the developers wanted to give it heaps of love. They aimed to strengthen existing kits by expanding their gameplay options with three new Strand Aspects that hunters, titans and warlocks can pick up as part of a new pursuit after visiting the Pouka Pond in Neomuna’s Hall of Heroes. Talk about an immersive experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will there be a new raid in Season 21?
There will be no new raid in Season 21.
2. Will there be any new exotic weapons in Season 21?
Yes, there will be a new exotic auto rifle in Season 21.
3. Are there any significant economy changes in Season 21?
Yes, Season 21 comes with a range of crafting economy changes, power band changes, and exotic armor focusing.
4. When does Season 21 end?
Season 21 begins on May 23rd and ends on August 22nd.
5. Can I get the exotic weapon if I’m on the free tier of the season pass?
Yes, you can unlock the new exotic weapon, Centrifuse, even if you are on the free tier of the season pass.
Destiny 2 Season 21, the Season of the Deep, kicks off with a host of exciting changes, updates, additions, and improvements, including a new storyline, seasonal activity, exotic weapons and armor, and economy changes. With all of these updates, you can expect an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, Destiny 2 Season 21 has something for everyone, so don’t miss out on this year’s edition of the game.