Release Dates for Destiny 2 Season 18, New Raid, Arc 3.0 Details, and More

Release Dates for Destiny 2 Season 18, New Raid, Arc 3.0 Details, and More ...

Season 18 of Destiny is upon us and it's shaping up to be a banger. We're more excited than ever to discover the truth about the Traveler and the Light and the Darkness as the narrative evolves into a storyline conclusion after a decade in the making.

Season 18 promises new content with throwbacks, possibly dating back to the original Destiny. Along with a fresh raid, PvP changes, and other quality-of-life improvements, players will have plenty to be excited about in the coming months.

Season 18 release date, time, and name

Season 17 will conclude on August 23, allowing players to begin the season 18 right away. Tuesdays at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST

Bungie's Destiny 2: Lightfall showcase will be held an entire season earlier than expected. This will reveal the season 18s name and a sneak peek at where the story will take us next. Lightfall, according to Bungie, will resolve some of the franchise's most challenging plot points when it launches in 2023.

Bungieoften needs to spend time repairing servers between seasons, so prepare for season 17 to finish a few hours before the reset time. During this time, players will not be able to log into Destiny 2, so make sure any open seasonal quests or rewards are completed a few hours before the season launch. Likewise, once the new season launches, server overload can cause login issues that last as long as an hour or two.

Bungie has followed the traditional naming convention of Season of the [REDACTED] when it comes to the season's name. The full name for the season will be revealed much closer to the release date.

Season 18 campaign and season pass

Season 17's campaign culminated in the players' first look at The Witness, which will likely continue throughout season 18. Players only know a little about the Witness, except that it is the leader of the Black Fleet, which resulted in Io, Mars, Titan, and Mercury becoming extinct before the Beyond Light expansion.

Players who purchase the Beyond Light expansion, who will already own the game, may expect several weeks of story missions as well as access to a seasonal activity.

Pass holders have also accessed a seasonal item to unlock armour mods every new season.

Format, aspects, and fragments of Arc 3.0's latest release

Bungie has already revealed that there will be an Arc rework in the game following the recent Void and Solar updates. The rework will likely function similarly to the previous changes.

Players should unlock Arc class fragments and aspects in preparation. This allows players to customize their character builds and play according to their own playstyles. Justlike the Void, Solar, and Stasis elemental classes,therell likely be a series of quests to complete in order to unlock Arc aspects and additional objectives to unlock fragments.

What is the new Destiny 2 raid?

Bungie will also bring back a raid that first appeared in the original Destiny, with the Vault of Glass rework and the now-derelict Leviathan being two prior occasions of this happening.

The Return of Kings Fall is being reimagined by some community members as part of the original Destiny expansion, which is regarded by many as one of the best expansions in the franchises eight-year history. Therefore, players may be able to play a modified version of the classic raid.

Rasputin may return for the next season, making the next content release a SIVA season, according to others. The return of the machine might be Wrath of the Machine.

Crotas End is the final candidate for a return raid, although some argue that the raid is too short, and that it would be necessary to significantly modify it in order to fit the current meta of Destiny 2.

Bungie has already revealed a few details about the raid to give players ample time to prepare. The raid will be available on Friday, August 26, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 7pm CEST, and Contest Mode will be enabled for the first 24 hours. Players must have a power level of at least 1560 for all encounters, and clearing the raid in Contest Mode will unlock both Challenge Mode and a Triumph.

Worlds First is a Bungie-sponsored tournament that seeks to determine which raid team will finish the raid first. This time, a raid team will be the Worlds First if they are the first to complete a secret Challenge Mode triumph. During Challenge Mode, a team will wipe out all success conditions.

Crucible and Iron Banner details for Season 18 PvP

Season 18 of Iron Banner will also include many new PvP activities, including the Rift game mode and the Disjunction map set in Savathuns Throne World. These will not be included in the Crucible pool. Bungie is also making changes to its skill-based matchmaking, which will take into account player connection quality.

Iron Banner will also get a new mode called Eruption, which is basically Clash with energy boosts based on killstreaks.

Bungie made several changes to weapon balancing, including adjustments to Airborne Effectiveness penalties, and enhancements to shotguns, glaives, and linear fusion rifles in season 17. These changes will continue to evolve and improve as the team continues to improve its balancing throughout the coming season.

Iron Banner drops Peacebond and Archons Thunder, Nightfall weapons PLUG ONE.1 and The Hothead, and Trials of Osiris weapons Eye of Sol and The Summoner.

Changes to Gunsmith rewards will be added to the game in order to aid players in completing their roles quicker. Legendary and Exotic weapons will now be awarded five reputations instead of three.

With our Destiny 2 Solar 3.0 and Void 3.0 build guides, here's what players can expect in Season 18.