Destiny 2 Season 17 – which has yet to be officially named – marks the second major update this year.
Destiny 2’s Season of the Risen is set to end very soon. The new season will bring a new Solstice event (that’s right, just Solstice), the event card system and an increase in vault storage from 500 to 600. There will also be many changes to Iron Banner, now that Lord Saladin is in a new role at the end of the current season.
Elsewhere there’s the magnificent Falcon’s Chase Sparrow and a new Ghost Shell. Let’s take a look at the Season 17 release date and what’s being added.
Destiny 2 Season 17 Release Time
Destiny 2 Season 17 has a release date of Tuesday, May 24 at the following weekly reset time:
- UK: 6:00 p.m. (BST)
- Europe: 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
- US East Coast: 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
- US West Coast: 10:00 a.m. (PDT)
Downtime for the new season will begin 15 minutes before the above times – with the patch being pushed back when the weekly reset goes live. Once downloaded, you should be free to start playing.
We have not yet received any exact information on when Destiny 2 Season 17 will end. Seasons usually last around 10 weeks. We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more from Bungie.
Here is a checklist of things to do before the new season arrives, including:
- Claim all Season Titles you’ve earned
- Participate in the Game of the Guardians
- Achieve Legend in PvP
- Redeem all remaining Season Pass rewards on all classes
- Make sure to maximize Glimmer and materials
What we know about Destiny 2 Season 17
Bungie has yet to do a full reveal for Destiny 2 Season 17, so we haven’t had a trailer or even a name reveal yet. Some eagle-eyed fans have spotted “Season of the Haunted” in the game’s code, though it may just be an internal title used as a placeholder. Anyway, you can see the datamine in the Tweet below.
#DestinySpoilers name spoilers for next season.
I think next season may be called Season of the Haunted.
At least it just appeared (without any other content) in their new CMS. pic.twitter.com/ynGkLvEdBD
—Josh H_UNT__ (@joshhunt) May 18, 2022
Thanks to a recent This Week at Bungie post, we have some details to share about Season 17:
Solstice (formerly Solstice of Heroes) is an upcoming event that will land this summer. It is an annual event which sees the Tower adorned with flowers. This year, players will have a set of armor to upgrade throughout the event. While you can get multiple instances of a helmet, upgrading the armor will allow you to reroll its stats and the stat potential of the armor will be split between those drops.
Solstice will also feature an activity in the European aerial zone called Bonfire Bash. It’s kind of a wave defense mode where players will have to protect a bonfire from incoming enemies.
By interacting with Eva Levante in the Tower or through the Quests tab (right next to the Seasonal Challenges), players will be able to access the new Event Cards. They are very similar to seasonal challenges, but for annual events.
A brand new dungeon will launch on May 27 at 10am PDT (UK 6pm BST), allowing players to earn the following rewards:
- 1 legendary armor set per class
- 4 new legendary weapons
- 2 legendary weapons taken over
- 1 exotic weapon
- 1 exotic catalyst
- 1 exotic accessory (ship or sparrow)
- 2 legendary emblems
You will need to be at power 1550 to tackle the dungeon on normal difficulty. There will also be a Master difficulty to try.
hawk hunting sparrow
Finally, Bungie shared a look at a new Sparrow drop as part of the new season. It is called Falcon’s Chase and is adorned with gold.
There’s a lot to look forward to in the months ahead. Veterans and newcomers alike will likely pay several visits to the updated version of the Vault of Glass to check out what’s new. The addition of difficulty modifiers and challenges throughout the season should also give plenty of reason to return to the raid as well.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Bungie reveals about Season 17 as we get closer to launch. The company is particularly secretive about this, but we’ll be sure to update this page once we know more. While you wait, be sure to check out our article on how Destiny fans are hoping to find a clue about Bungie’s next project buried in Destiny 2.
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