Destiny 2 Season of the Wish answers a long-running Destiny mystery


Though Destiny 2 is no stranger to mysteries both big and small, none of them have ever been quite as popular as the infamous 15th wish from the Forsaken-era Last Wish raid. While some might’ve expected this particular narrative thread to never be fully untangled, Bungie’s just upended that theory.

It should go without saying that this piece of news is loaded with spoilers for the Season of the Witch and its final, most important cutscene. Those who haven’t yet gotten to that point and wish to do so ought to stop reading, with that in mind. Players have been neither here nor there about the storytelling of Season 22, but the final mission of the Imbaru Engine has ended up revealing that Savathun has, in fact, been waving the 15th wish of the Wishing Wall in front of the Guardians all along.

If you haven’t yet gotten around to completing the whole roster of Imbaru Engine puzzles yourself, you can check out the short but sweet reveal cutscene using the link featured below, as uploaded by Destiny 2 player Kliuqard:

The Wishing Wall from Destiny 2: Forsaken is now complete

As anyone who’s spent any amount of time farming loot in Destiny 2‘s The Last Wish will know, this particular raid features something no other raid has got: the Wishing Wall. On it, Guardians can input codes that do all manner of things, from spawning in loot chests all the way to embedding metaphysical hyper-predators into their psyche (e.g. a literal ahamkara).

The final, 15th code, however, has remained hidden and only hinted at in lore ever since the Forsaken DLC’s come out, and players have been eagerly anticipating its eventual reveal, only for it to drop out of nowhere as the final reveal of the Season of the Witch.

Now, as it turns out, it was the player Guardian themselves who figured out that the 15th wish was jotted down on Savathun’s own wings, setting the stage for next year’s The Final Shape DLC. Of course, there’s one more season of content to go before The Final Shape hits, and as soon as players unlocked the final Imbaru Engine cutscene, Bungie congratulated them on Twitter with a big reveal.

In hindsight, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the final season before the grand finale of the Light and Dark saga wraps up would deal with the wish-dragons. The execution of this whole reveal is quite neat, in fact, and would’ve been way more impressive had Bungie not bungled almost all player goodwill with a recent round of layoffs and pushbacks.

As it is, this is a historic Destiny moment that might not end up getting the attention it deserves, with a fairly impressive leadup into an all-new season of content – the Season of the Wish – due to begin on November 28.

Filip Galekovic

A lifetime gamer and writer, Filip has successfully made a career out of combining the two just in time for the bot-driven AI revolution to come into its own.

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