Destiny 2 Season of Dawn guide: Roadmap and Battle Pass contents including Symmetry scout rifle explained

Do you remember Mercury? Destiny 2’s smallest destination is getting a makeover with Season of Dawn, introducing a new matchmaking activity for those who purchase the season pass and a small number of updates for the rest of Destiny 2, even if you don’t.

It also features much of what the previous season offered, including a battle pass with 100 tiers of rewards, a new artifact with its own set of mods and a power level increase, and a series of exotic quests.

Our Destiny 2 Shadow of Dawn guide explains what’s coming on day one and week-by-week as part of the roadmap, as well as a list of additions to the Battle Pass, including the new Symmetry exotic scout rifle.

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As for when it will arrive, Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn has a release date of December 10 before ending on March 9, starting and ending at the usual weekly reset schedule.

Destiny 2 Season of Dawn Guide: This Season’s Roadmap Explained

Destiny 2 Season of Dawn is the second season of content in the game’s third year, following the debut of Season of the Undying which launched alongside Shadowkeep and New Light in October.

In this season’s story, Osiris calls you to Mercury. With the defeat of the Vex last season, the timeline has changed: the Red Legion returns in an attempt to undo their victory.

It’s worth noting that there’s no specific confirmation of any story missions coming to Season of Dawn, although there is a preview of ‘Save a Legend’ on December 17, which will likely also see the reappearance of the legendary Saint-14. such as the addition of mysterious ‘Obelisks’ to the destinations, which will likely tie into the Red Legion’s time-shifting plot.

First, what you get with the Season of Dawn pass:

  • Access to ‘The Sundial’, a six-player activity in which you will fight in different combinations of the past, present and future of Mercury (December 10) with new bosses added in the following weeks.
  • New ‘Timelost’ weapon rewards for completing Season of Dawn activities (December 10)
  • Access to premium Battle Pass tiers, including instant access to the new ‘Symmetry’ exotic scout rifle (December 10)
  • The introduction of obelisks on Nessus and the EPZ (December 17)
  • Legend Difficulty in The Sundial (January 7)
  • Devil’s Ruin Exotic Quest (January 7)
  • Bastion Exotic Quest (January 28)

Activity of Saint-14 and The Sundial.

And here are the additions and changes that will reach all players throughout the season:

  • Obelisks added to four destinations (December 10)
  • Level cap increased (from 10 to 960 Mighty / 970 Pinnacle, December 10)
  • Solar Subclasses Update (December 10)
  • A new season artifact, The Lantern of Osiris (December 10)
  • Elimination Crucible Mode (December 10)
  • Destiny 1 ‘Rusted Lands’ Return Map in Crucible (December 10)
  • Access to free Battle Pass tiers, including access to the Symmetry exotic scout rifle at tier 35 and the “Righteous” seasonal ornament set (December 10)
  • The Dawning seasonal event (December 17 to January 14)
  • Empyrean Foundation (Unknown, February 4)
  • Crimson Days Seasonal Event (February 11-18)

‘Righteous’ Armor Set Available to Everyone in the Battle Pass

Finally, here are some other changes coming as part of the Season of Dawn update:

  • The new seasonal artifact Champion mods will be available in the first column, allowing you to access them for high-level activities immediately, and will focus on long-range weapons (such as pulse rifles, bows, scout rifles ), as well as in solar weapons. and empty elements
  • A new upgrade when wearing the Season of Dawn armor called Charged with Light, enabled through the use of select mods.
  • You will now be able to scroll through a list of Finishers by marking them as favorites.
  • The ability to use Sparrows on Mercury (finally!)

  • The Scourge of the Past Exotic Anarchy raid drop rate is increased by 5% to 10%.
  • Fated engrams are no more, and now when you open an exotic engram, it grants a new (class-specific) exotic if there are any left to collect; otherwise it’s just a random piece of exotic armor.
  • The final seventh wave of the Escalation Protocol no longer requires a loaded decryption key (which will now be removed from the game) and can be opened as soon as the wave ends. Each completed wave grants you one piece of armor until you have the complete set.
  • Weapon mod equip costs have been reduced from 5000 Glimmer to 500.
  • Gunsmith now has repeatable rewards, and the weekly objective ‘Field Calibration’ now gets progress from all sources, without having to play Strikes/Crucible/Gambit.
  • Crucible rewards are also undergoing changes: there is one mode-specific reward, completion requirements are reduced for others, while grenade and melee rewards are removed entirely.
  • There’s an update to the Crucible map for this season: The Dead Cliffs, Legion’s Gulch, Retribution, and Solitude are available, while Emperor’s Respite, Equinox, Firebase Echo, and Vostok are available.

Destiny 2 Season of Dawn Battle Pass Content, Including Symmetry

Bungie has teased what to expect from the Season of Dawn battle pass. If you leveled up through the Season of Undying battle pass, there are a lot of similarities here.

Highlights include:

  • An exclusive exotic, Symmetry, available instantly with the Premium Pass or at level 35 for free
  • Two sets of armor ornaments, one available for free (Righteous) and several premium weapon ornaments
  • Other cosmetics, including a finisher and emote
  • Various consumables, including Glimmer, Planetary Material Packs, and Legendary Shards.
  • Eververse, exotic and legendary engrams

Levels 1-10:

Levels 11-20:

Levels 21-30:

Levels 31-40:

Levels 41-50:

Levels 51-60:

Levels 61-70:

Levels 71-80:

Levels 81-90:

Levels 91-100:

The Season of the Depths is here along with the Into the Depths quest. You can also know how to go fishing! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Lost Sector and King’s Fall challenge rotation schedule!

What disappears with the arrival of Season of Dawn to Destiny 2?

The new seasonal structure means that as some things come to the game, others will disappear. These are things introduced with Season of the Undying, including its Vex Offensive paired activity and Vex spawns and their associated rewards, including triumphs.

Here’s what will be removed with the arrival of Season of Dawn on December 10 (the following lists are verbatim from Bungie’s support website):

  • Season of the Undying Season Pass and Season Pass Bonuses
  • The acquisition of Eriana’s Vow (the Exotic Battle Pass) and the Catalyst Mission (both will be available through alternative means in the future)
  • Season of the Seal and Eternal Title
  • The Vex Offensive
  • Vex invasions on the Moon
  • Ikora Weapon Frames and Rewards for the Vex Offensive
  • Ikora’s Vex Offensive Weekly Challenge
  • Season of the Undying Shader Emblems and Quests/Items
  • Incomplete items in the collection badge will become invisible
  • Lore – “The Last Days in Kraken Mare”
  • The Eye of the Gate Lord Seasonal Artifact
  • Player power increase from the Gate Lord’s eye
  • Season of the Undying Artifact Mods
  • Leviathan’s Breath exotic quest if players did not own the Season Pass
  • Season of the Undying specific materials (Vex components, etc.)

This also includes the following wins:

  • Season 8: Power Bonus
  • Season 8: Progress
  • The front lines
  • final assault
  • quick assault
  • Precise assault
  • perfect assault
  • Flawless assault
  • offensive expert
  • offensive tactician
  • offensive sniper
  • Offensive finisher
  • Operative
  • Crescendo of moonlight
  • Lunar Fashion
  • dark side of the moon
  • Crater Spark
  • On the moon
  • Season 8: Vanguard
  • Season 8: Dusk
  • Season 8: Engagement
  • Season 8: Rituals
  • Season 8: Combat
  • Season 8: Challenges
  • Season 8: Legend of Courage
  • Season 8: Courage
  • Season 8: Streak of Glory
  • Season 8: Glory
  • Season 8: Iron Banner
  • Season 8: Iron Will

An additional reminder: before the season ends, don’t forget to log into any alternate character classes and redeem their respective Battle Pass armor pieces and decorations, as their progress is shared and each class has a different set to collect . You won’t get another chance once the season ends!

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