Destiny 2’s seasonal structure is coming to an end in Season of the Wish, but for now, there are some fresh seasonal objectives to chase over the course of several months. Like previous seasons, Season 23’s challenges will cover new activities, task you with using certain weapons, and will reward you handsomely for showing off skill in certain enemy-filled environments.
As a reminder, completing every seasonal challenge will award you with a bonus–and substantial–amount of Bright Dust, that can then be used on some great cosmetic items like weapon ornaments, Exotic sparrows, and emotes.
For Season 23, it’s mostly business as usual. Completing the first chapter of the new seasonal storyline will earn you some extra XP in Wishseeker I, and you can also spend some time in the Dreaming City and the EDZ completing public events, Lost Sectors, bounties, and patrols to scratch The City a Wish Built and EDZ Activities from your to-do list. Equip a bow, hand cannon, pulse rifle, or auto rifle that uses primary ammo in Vanguard activities–Strikes, PvP, and Gambit–and you’ll quickly complete Focused Intention as well. If you’re on the premium rewards track of the season pass you’ll have the new Dragon’s Breath rocket launcher unlocked instantly, so have fun playing with that and Dragon’s Defender will be another challenge that you quickly complete.
Seasonal Bonuses are also back in Season 23, and you can earn some great perks as you progress through missions and activities.
Complete the first week of Wishing All the Best.
The City a Wish Built
Complete Dreaming City public events, Lost Sectors, and patrols. Blind Well completions grant additional progress.
Dragon’s Defender I
Defeat combatants with Solar weapons. Gain additional progress from Solar rocket launcher final blows.
Acquire the “Swords and Signs” Triumph.
In the EDZ, earn progress by completing bounties, patrols, Lost Sectors, and public events.
Get final blows with weapons using primary ammo in ritual activities. Earn bonus progress for bow, hand cannon, pulse rifle, or auto rifle final blows. Guardian kills also count.
Wishful Armor Focusing
Obtain a full set of Season of the Wish armor to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Wish engrams can be focused into individual pieces of high-stat Season of the Wish armor.
Wishful Weapon Focusing
Obtain any six Season of the Wish or reprised Undying weapons to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Wish engrams can be focused into individual Season of the Wish or reprised Undying weapons. Weapons must first be obtained to be focused.
Successfully clear pathways in the Riven’s Lair playlist or within The Coil to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Your first Wish weapon engram focused with Spirit of Riven in the HELM each week is guaranteed to contain a weapon with a Deepsight Resonance that you do not have the pattern for.
Defeat Vex with reprised Undying weapons to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Your first Undying weapon engram focused each week with the Spirit of Riven in the HELM each week is guaranteed to contain a weapon with a Deepsight Resonance that you do not have the pattern for.
Reach Rank 10 with the Spirit of Riven in the HELM to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Completing activities grants an additional Wish engram anytime one is rewarded.
Redeem Lair Keys when opening Lair Chests in Riven’s Lair or The Coil to unlock the following seasonal bonus: When you redeem a Lair Key in Riven’s Lair activities, you have a chance to earn an additional Wish engram.
Complete The Coil activity with a Silver or higher score to unlock the following seasonal bonus: The first time you redeem a Lair key in Riven’s Lair or The Coil each week, you will receive a Season of the Wish weapon with a Deepsight Resonance that you do not have the pattern for.
Complete the Blind Well activity in the Dreaming City after triggering its Heroic encounter to unlock the following seasonal bonus: The first successful completion of the Blind Well on Tier Three or higher each week grants a Wish engram and either a piece of high-stat Season of the Wish armor or a Season of the Wish weapon.
Your Wishes, My Commands
Purchase Tier Two or higher Dragon’s Gifts (Tier Three Dragon’s Gifts provide the most progress) in The Coil to unlock the following seasonal bonus: Additional Tier Two and Tier Three Dragon’s Gifts are now available in The Coil. Tier Two and Tier Three now contain an additional option to choose from.
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