Bungie has dropped the Season of the Worthy trailer and it’s getting Guardians all over the solar system hyped for the new season in Destiny 2. We’ve got Ana Bray, Zavala, some kind of Warmind droid thing and of course… we’ve got Trials returning. The following is a breakdown of Season of the Worthy trailer for Destiny 2.
First things first – you need to see the trailer. Check it out here.
We see the Almighty (kind of like the Cabal’s Deathstar we took out in the Red Legion campaign) drifting through space and are notified that we defeated the Cabal at the Sundial, but now they are desperate and have one final trick up their sleeve. Zavala and Ana Bray are fighting Psion Flayers on what looks to be Mars.
Ana says the Cabal is up to something regarding the Almighty as it’s no longer drifting through space and Zavala knows where it’s headed – Straight towards the Last City on Earth and there’s no way to stop it. Guardians in the last city are standing and staring looking up at the falling planet-destroying waiting for their inevitable fate.
We cut to Guardians in a Warmind-like facility, on what looks to be a lost sector on Mars in Bunker 042. Zavala says “If it comes to it, we Guardians must be the ones to make the hard choice”. We don’t know yet what this “choice” maybe, perhaps we have to pack up and leave?
We then see a shot of a Guardian walking into Rasputin’s base, gun in hand. We have to arm the ancient Warmind and then we see a humanoid-like Warmind style creature that we haven’t seen before. Could he be a friend, or maybe a new enemy? (he’s probably a friend). We get a glimpse of new finishers with a Warlock smashing down two cleaver-like blades and a Titan kicking an enemy over.
Then we get to see the new Exotics on offer. First of all, we have a Tommy Gun-like Exotic weapon which is going to be on the Season pass, this is something you’ll get immediately as a Season Pass owner or later on the free track after a little grinding (I think it’s rank 35 or something similar).
We’ve got new PVE activities too which looks like an Escalation Protocol, but it appears to be on multiple locations. That would be awesome. We see Guardians throwing orbs into what looks like a goal of some kind, although I’m not too sure about this one just yet.
Then we have a trailer for Trials of Osiris coming back. We see a closer look at the armour and weapons, and we hear some of the Saint-14 commentaries which sounds awesome. We see a Hunter chuck a throwing knife into the head of another Guardian before showing off some of the emotes, which are likely to be in the Eververse store.
Overall the trailer looks great and goes to show Bungie can make awesome trailers and build that hype for new seasons. We don’t know too much yet about the PVE activity, but we did get some more information released with the trailer and that’s in the form of the Bungie website.
Our first call here is “Save the Last City” (again). Guardians of the Light have to band together and set aside differences with unlikely allies (probably Rasputin, maybe The Drifter) to save the City from total destruction.
We have to ‘Power Up Rasputin’ which includes a race against time to save the Last City, prepare Rasputin’s defences in shared public events and rise to Rasputin’s challenge and clear bunkers throughout the system to re-establish the connection with the Warmind. This will no doubt be the story focus and PVE activities for the Season and sound very interesting.
Next up we have more information on the returning pinnacle PVP activity Trials of Osiris. This follows on from the reveal trailer last week and we get some more information including the fact Trials is here to stay and will be here every weekend, just like the original Trials of Osiris from Destiny 1. It’s going to be available for free-to-play players but you have to be at Power level 960, so hopefully, that will deter some cheaters from getting access to the activity – and we’ll see more info in this week’s This Week At Bungie for more on Bungie’s anti-cheat methods, which are going to be crucial to the success of the activity. We also get confirmation of the requirements for the rewards with Bungie stating ‘multiple wins in a row will grant Pinnacle gear’ and ‘seven wins in a row will grant additional rewards and special access to The Lighthouse’. This is the same as Destiny 1, where winning 7 matches in a row granted access to the Lighthouse, however, Bungie here are saying ‘special access’ so it remains to be seen that that special access means and whether you’ll be able to get to the Lighthouse without those 7 wins. There’s also a Trials cap you can get your hands on.
Bungie then go into more detail about Tommy’s Matchbook. This is an exotic auto rifle and will be available on the free and paid track of the season pass – you’ll get it much like Symmetry from Season of Dawn as a Season Pass bonus, or you can rank up the free season pass to get this weapon. This is in line with the buffs to Auto Rifles coming in Season of the Worthy, which should see them becoming more viable in the game in the upcoming season. As to whether they will be a choice in Trials is yet to be seen.
The new artifact for the season is called Warmind Khanjali which will allow you to increase your power and unlock seasonal mods, much like we’ve seen in the past two seasons. We did get that confirmation that in Trials artifact power was going to be disabled, which was met by much celebration in the Destiny community.
We also get more information about the season pass and the armour is shown off for all classes here, which looks to have a Russian theme. I really like the Hunter set, meaning I’m going to have to start levelling my Hunter up! We get a look at some of the Warmind weapons for the season in a screenshot, and they look very tasty indeed with the black and red design. These weapons will likely come from the PVE activity related to the Seraph Towers and the Bunkers, but we’re light on details on exactly how to get those at the moment but we expect them to be obtained in a similar way to the Vex themed weapons from Vex Offensive and Saint-14’s weapons from the Sundial.
We have a bit more detail in terms of what’s on offer for Season Pass Owners and content that’s available to all Destiny 2 players.
Season Pass Owners
- Weekly Rasputin Challenges
- Legendary Lost Sectors
- New Exotic questline
- Instantly unlock the Seventh Seraph armour sets for each class
- Instantly unlock the Exotic Auto Rifle, Tommy’s Matchbook
- New triumphs, bounties, and Seasonal lore books
- Exotic emote, Ghost, ornament, and finisher
- All XP gains are increased throughout the Season
- Additional Season Pass rewards to unlock
- All free Destiny 2 content also included
Available to all Destiny 2 players
- Defend the Last City from the Red Legion by powering up Rasputin
- New Seraph Tower public events and bunker activities
- Trials of Osiris returns every weekend (minimum Power level 960)
- Seasonal Artifact: Upgrade the Warmind Khanjali to earn Seasonal gear mods
- Rank up to unlock the Seasonal armour set: Seventh Seraph
- Rank up to unlock the Exotic Auto Rifle, Tommy’s Matchbook
Finally, we get a look at the Season of the Worthy Roadmap, which looks a little different this time and Bungie has definitely been taking on feedback here. On March 10 we get the Seraph Tower Event, the new PVE activity with new legendary weapons and armour, on March 13 Trials is coming back, on 21 April Grandmaster Nigthfalls are coming with a new difficulty and rewards structure for Nightfalls, then we have a new event called Guardian Games on April 21-May 11 which looks to be some kind of class competition between guardians and finally a new Seraph Bunker on Io on April 7th.
There’s no exotic quests or rewards here pointed out on the roadmap, which led to some passionate feedback in Season of Dawn related to the Corridors of Time puzzle and Bastion, so that’s good. We have a simple ‘and more’ tease, hopefullty, that means we’ll get a secret exotic quest in the upcoming season.
That’s it for the rundown on the Season of the Worthy teaser trailer. Let me know what you think of Season of the Worthy in the comments down below.