Destiny 2 Witch Queen/Season Of The Risen Guides, Season Pass Gear, Exotics
Here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2's Season of the Risen and Witch Queen.
A major update has debuted in Destiny 2, officially launching The Witch Queen DLC expansion and the next season of content, Season of the Risen. There's a wealth of new things to dive into--Exotics to collect, a whole campaign to check out, matchmaking activities, crafting, and a ton more. Below, you'll find a look at what to expect from the season pass, including the new Exotic weapon you can get for free right out of the gate, as well as the new armor that Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks can get from it. We've also rounded up all of our guides, covering Exotic weapons, faction chests, new activities, and more. We've got plenty more to come, so keep this page bookmarked to stay on top of everything. You can also see what's new in the game with the Destiny 2 18.104.22.168 patch notes.
- Power leveling
- Osteo Striga
- Grand Overture
- Dead Messenger
- Weapon crafting at the Relic
- Lost Sectors
- The Witness
- Other guides
- Seasonal challenges
- Season pass unlocks
- Free season pass
- Premium season pass
- Titan season pass armor and ornaments
- Hunter season pass armor and ornaments
- Warlock season pass armor and ornaments
Destiny 2 has seen its power caps increased once again, which means you'll need to work your way up by obtaining gear through any activities and (later) through specific ones that offer Powerful and Pinnacle rewards. We've rounded up details on all of this and some tips on how to reach Power level 1560 quickly.
A new Exotic SMG, Osteo Striga, is included as part of The Witch Queen, but it's not a gun you'll just have handed to you. Instead, you'll need to work through the campaign to get your hands on it and the associated catalyst.
An Exotic gun you do get pretty much right way is Grand Overture. This is a machine gun that fires missiles, which is as entertaining as it sounds. We've got a guide on how it works and how to get the Grand Overture catalyst.
But back on the side of Exotics you'll have to work for is Dead Messenger, a grenade launcher. This requires access to Season of the Risen, but assuming you have the season pass, you can take part in a questline to get Dead Messenger.
Weapon crafting at the Relic
A major new system in Witch Queen is weapon crafting, which is done at the Relic on Mars. While the game does teach you the basics, you might be wondering more about how it all works, where to get the necessary materials, and so on. Be sure to check out our Destiny 2 weapon crafting guide for all the details.
Wellspring is a new six-person matchmade activity in The Witch Queen, but like a lot else, you won't get access to it right away. Here's how to unlock Wellspring and how it works--at least based on the first few days of playing it, as it appears there will be elements of it that rotate over time.
With a new location, the Throne World, come new Lost Sectors. The Throne World is reminiscent of the Dreadnaught in terms of its secretive layout, so you may have a bit of troubling tracking the entrances for these down or completing them. We've put together a Lost Sector guide for Metamorphosis, Sepulcher, Extraction, all three Lost Sectors you'll find in the new area.
If you've already made your way through the new campaign and are a little confused, no worries: We have a Witch Queen story explainer that covers The Witness, Savathun's plans, and what it all means.
There's a lot of small details and complexities in The Witch Queen and Season of the Risen, and we're working to ensure you know how it all works. Check out the additional guides below for more details.
- What to do first in The Witch Queen
- What are faction chests for the Trust Goes Both Ways quest?
- PSA: Unlock your new Void grenades
Season of the Risen will task you with completing a number of objectives every week, which are usually worth pursuing as they offer various rewards and substantial experience points. You can chase down these objectives at your own leisure, and there are normally ten weeks of unique objectives to accomplish throughout a given season. Complete all of them, and you'll be rewarded with a pile of Bright Dust that can be used to purchase some fancy cosmetic gear from the Eververse shop. For a look at all of the ones released so far, check out the Season of the Risen seasonal challenges guide.
Season pass unlocks
Seasonal armor can be earned from both the free and premium tiers of the season pass, but the best versions of the new gear and weapons will be found in the paid-for season pass. Expect higher ratings, quicker unlocks for Exotic weapons, an ornament to change up its appearance, and more resources with that version of the season pass. If you're interested in what Destiny 2 has to offer in the Season of the Risen, you can read the list below that highlights the best gear to earn and see what the new armor sets will look like.
Free season pass
- Rank 7 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 13 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 17 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 20 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 23 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 27 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 30 -- Legendary Sniper Rifle
- Rank 33 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 35 -- Exotic Machine Gun
- Rank 37 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 43 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 45 -- Legendary Pulse Rifle
- Rank 47 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 53 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 55 -- Exotic Cipher
- Rank 57 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 63 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 65 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 67 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 73 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 77 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 83 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 87 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 93 -- Bright Engram
- Rank 97 -- Bright Engram
Premium season pass
- Rank 1 -- Grand Overture Exotic Machine Gun
- Rank 10 -- Legendary Emote
- Rank 13 -- Umbral Engram
- Rank 24 -- Umbral Engram
- Rank 30 -- Mind Shard Exotic Sparrow
- Rank 35 -- Umbral Engram
- Rank 41 -- Umbral Engram
- Rank 50 -- Flayer Shell Exotic Ghost Shell
- Rank 54 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 55 -- Umbral Engram
- Rank 57 -- Tusked Allegiance Gauntlets
- Rank 60 -- Tusked Allegiance Leg Armor
- Rank 64 -- Psionic Speaker / Stangler / Stalker Gauntlet Ornament
- Rank 65-- Exotic Engram
- Rank 73 -- Psionic Speaker / Stangler / Stalker Leg Armor Ornament
- Rank 74 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 77 -- Tusked Allegiance Chest Armor
- Rank 80 -- Legendary Emote
- Rank 83 -- Tusked Allegiance Titan Mark / Warlock Bond / Hunter Cloak
- Rank 87 -- Tusked Allegiance Helmet
- Rank 88 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 91 -- Psionic Speaker / Stangler / Stalker Chest Armor Ornament
- Rank 97 -- Psionic Speaker / Stangler / Stalker Helmet Ornament
- Rank 98 -- Exotic Engram
- Rank 99 -- A Funny Thing Exotic Emote
- Rank 98 -- Red Allegiant Exotic Heavy Machine Gun Ornament
Titan season pass armor and ornaments
Hunter season pass armor and ornaments
Warlock season pass armor and ornaments
To unlock the new season pass, you'll either need to purchase Destiny 2's in-game currency of Silver. You'll need $10 to acquire 1000 Silver through the online storefronts of the platform that you own the game on, or alternatively, the season pass can be purchased in The Witch Queen Expansion's Standard and Seasonal Editions. The Deluxe Edition offers all four season passes that will be available in 2022 and 2023 before the release of the next Destiny 2 expansion, Lightfall.
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