‘Destiny 2’ Reveals Season Of The Lost, Queen Mara Sov Returns

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When does Destiny 2 season 15 start?

The name and art for Destiny 2's 15th season leaked Thursday night, and Bungie officially confirmed it on Friday morning. Season of the Lost, starring Mara Sov, will start on Tuesday, Aug. 24, immediately following Bungie's Destiny Showcase. PolygonDestiny 2: Season of the Lost confirmed, validating some weirder rumors

After a leak last night from Razer, of all places, Bungie has confirmed what the accidentally-live-too-early ad revealed, Destiny 2’s season 15 is called Season of the Lost, and will focus on Mara Sov’s return to the Dreaming City, likely to break the curse Savathun has put on it.

Bungie confirmed the name of the season and Mara Sov’s return in a teaser today. I’m told a teaser for the season was always planned and this wasn’t in response to the leak. So you may start seeing those ads legitimately popping up everywhere now. I also hear there is something...else coming later today.

Also of note is that Osiris is in this first image of the season, Osiris last accused of a war crime by helping Lakshmi-2 let the Vex into the city, and a common theory has been that Osiris is actually Savathun wearing the old Warlock’s skin, and he’s either dead or imprisoned somewhere. Will Mara get this? No one else seems to so far, but all signs point in this direction.

Mara Sov’s return is not exactly a shock, given that in Season of the Chosen we got an audio message from her saying outright that she was coming back. The only real question was whether that would be in season 15 or for The Witch Queen, and now we have our answer.

It also seemed likely the new season would focus on the Dreaming City, given the seasonal artifacts we saw with so many ways to stop Unstoppable champions, which are Hive and Taken, the two main races found in that zone (plus the Scorn, who don’t have champions).

We don’t know any other details about the season past all the TWAB teases that are mainly focused on the subclass, armor and weapon sandboxes. All new weapons have been hidden minus the ritual one, but it seems likely they’ll be Dreaming City-styled, and that whatever new seasonal event there is should take place within that zone.

I’m not sure what Season of the Lost refers to, as unlike Splicer, it’s pretty nebulous what that could mean. Is Mara lost? Is it referring to her lost brother, reborn as a new person? The entire Awoken race being rather lost? I don’t know.

Still, this is more than we knew, as literally nothing about the season’s story content had been previewed before this. It will be revealed in full on Tuesday, August 24 during the Witch Queen showcase that airs right before the season itself starts. It seems like Bungie wants us to mostly figure out what’s going on ourselves, and this is similar to the Season of Arrivals launch, which was also revealed mostly the day of alongside an expansion.

Anyway, exciting times, and glad to see Mara return. More to come, a bit today, but almost all of it condensed into next Tuesday, it seems.

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Destiny 2's Primary weapons are getting infinite ammo in the next season

PC Gamer 20 August, 2021 - 09:20pm

"Running out of Primary ammo has never been tactically interesting," weapons feature lead Chris Proctor explained in the update. "Running out in hard PvE content or because you were on a tear in PvP was a weird and sometimes frustrating experience that we would like to not subject anyone to in the future."

Of course, this is Destiny 2, and that means Bungie can't just stuff endless bullets into its guns and call it a day. Other adjustments have to be made to compensate for the fact that players won't be picking up those white bricks of ammo anymore. A bigger ammo reserve doesn't mean much if you're literally never going to run dry, after all. And so:

As for those weapon archetypes, breech grenade launchers "are increasing as a pain point in PvP," and so they're being nerfed slightly with reductions to blast radius and splash damage, although PvE damage is actually being boosted slightly. Machine gun PvE damage is also getting a 20% buff to make them more effective in "high difficulty content," scout rifles and hand cannons are getting a boost against minors, and fusion rifles are getting a number of tweaks to better differentiate their subfamilies.

Other exotics being changed up include Vex Mythoclast, Merciless, Jotunn, Bastion, and Sweet Business, and new visual effects for grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and Legendary fusion and linear fusion rifles are also on the way.

"We're devoting a lot of energy to The Witch Queen expansion, and there are a ton of things changing in a few weeks, so we want to see how things shake out before deciding on further tuning," Proctor wrote. "We'll be watching Season 15 launch closely and are ready to make some small adjustments as needed in the first half of the Season."

Destiny 2 Season 15 is set to go live on August 24, and along with weapon tuning will also bring about some big changes to Guardian abilities.

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"Running out of Primary ammo has never been tactically interesting," weapons feature lead Chris Proctor explained in the update. "Running out in hard PvE content or because you were on a tear in PvP was a weird and sometimes frustrating experience that we would like to not subject anyone to in the future."

Of course, this is Destiny 2, and that means Bungie can't just stuff endless bullets into its guns and call it a day. Other adjustments have to be made to compensate for the fact that players won't be picking up those white bricks of ammo anymore. A bigger ammo reserve doesn't mean much if you're literally never going to run dry, after all. And so:

As for those weapon archetypes, breech grenade launchers "are increasing as a pain point in PvP," and so they're being nerfed slightly with reductions to blast radius and splash damage, although PvE damage is actually being boosted slightly. Machine gun PvE damage is also getting a 20% buff to make them more effective in "high difficulty content," scout rifles and hand cannons are getting a boost against minors, and fusion rifles are getting a number of tweaks to better differentiate their subfamilies.

Other exotics being changed up include Vex Mythoclast, Merciless, Jotunn, Bastion, and Sweet Business, and new visual effects for grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and Legendary fusion and linear fusion rifles are also on the way.

"We're devoting a lot of energy to The Witch Queen expansion, and there are a ton of things changing in a few weeks, so we want to see how things shake out before deciding on further tuning," Proctor wrote. "We'll be watching Season 15 launch closely and are ready to make some small adjustments as needed in the first half of the Season."

Destiny 2 Season 15 is set to go live on August 24, and along with weapon tuning will also bring about some big changes to Guardian abilities.

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Destiny 2 Reveals Season 15 Name

GameSpot 20 August, 2021 - 05:49pm

It's going to be a big month for Destiny 2 players. Season 15 of the game is set to go live later this month and with it a number of long-awaited changes will finally be coming to the live-service shooter. Developer Bungie is planning to push live Season 15 in just a few short days, but prior to that time, the studio has today revealed what the official name of this next phase for Destiny 2 will be.

Divulged on social media today, Bungie announced that Season 15 of Destiny 2 is going to be called Season of the Lost. This name comes about not long after some recent leaks came about and seemed to confirm that this would end up being the title. Along with revealing this Season title, Bungie also finally confirmed that this upcoming seasonal shift will see the return of Mara Sov. The queen of the Awoken was shown alongside a new image from Season of the Lost today which featured the classic character standing near Osiris.

The Queen returns in Season of the Lost.

August 24 @ 9AM PT // https://t.co/P3UimOAtDM pic.twitter.com/ouGFFMh6as

As a whole, Season of the Lost is set to kick off early next week on August 24. Specifically, Bungie will be taking down the game's servers and will be pushing out the Season 15 update at 1:00pm EDT next Tuesday. Prior to this, however, Bungie will be holding a new live stream to give fans a brief look at what Season of the Lost will entail. This will offer our best insight so far into everything that is planned to arrive over the course of Season 15's run time. Of the new features that fans are looking forward to, crossplay is something that Bungie has promised will be coming at an early time once Season of the Lost begins. In all likelihood, we should learn more about this feature early next week.

Destiny 2 Showcase Event // Aug 24 @ 9AM PThttps://t.co/P3UimOAtDM pic.twitter.com/G57WKKh0Hk

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