Destiny 2’s Season of the Forge has almost come to a close and players have been anxiously waiting for the next installment of content since the release of the Black Armory DLC. Up next in this year’s Annual Pass will be the Season of the Drifter, the dark and humorous Guardian that gathers other Guardians together to battle it out in the mysterious game of Gambit. Along with the Season of the Drifter will come the next form of DLC for the game with Joker’s Wild, which fans hope will shine some light on the Drifter’s true goals and the purpose of collecting the motes of the Darkness in Gambit.
According to the roadmap that is laid out above, this Season has much in store. Free seasonal updates will continue for all players owning the base game: a power increase, more Eververse items, additions to the lore and triumph books, Iron Banner, a new exotic item quest, and a spring event that is assumed to be something similar to December’s Dawning event. For Annual Pass holders, Joker’s Wild will introduce more gear, quests, and changes to the Gambit mode. However, Bungie has not detailed anything about this installment or shown anything in terms of gameplay, which has some players worried and skeptical after a semi-disappointing Black Armory.
Ahead of the Season, which begins March 5, Bungie has announced several changes to the game. A few things are different in Gambit; any third rounds will become a Primeval “rush sudden death” to speed up matches and provide a change of pacing to the game mode. Blockers that Guardians send to their opponents have also been changed with a Small Block now being a Taken Goblin, a Medium Blocker a Taken Captain, and a Large Block a Taken Knight.
One of the biggest sandbox changes that people are discussing is to rapid-fire shotguns with the Full-Auto perk. Bungie wants players to be able to consider using other kinds of shotguns when battling enemies, so those shotguns rate-of-fire bonus will decrease while other shotguns will receive a damage multiplier in player versus enemy activities. Titan will also be affected by changes, as their One-Eyed Mask exotic helmet has been deemed “too effective” in player versus player matches. It duration of the Mark of Vengeance has been reduced and it will not trigger in a Super while health refilling will change to replenish over time with the overshield.
Players are holding out hope for the rest of the Annual Pass, but have not been given much information about the Season of the Drifter or the final unnamed Season ever since Activision split with Bungie. Guardians may have a better idea about the future of the franchise this March.