We are less than a week away from the Season of the Deep. Some of you are wondering if there are any involved for the next season. The answer is, and always will be, “it depends.” Some of us have enough time to commit to grinding for our desired god scrolls while looking for some extremely rare +65 stat exotic gear. While others have more important obligations that they must do first. We fully understand.
We’re going to say that you need to rack up missions to get started with the next season’s battle pass. Frankly, we’ve had enough of doing that this past year. So here is a list of other things you can do to prepare for Season of the Deep. In no particular order.
Reach the maximum level cap
Since Bungie won’t be raising the level cap next season, you have every reason to try to hit Pinnacle’s level cap of 1810. The good news is that if you’ve been pretty active in Guardian Games, you can definitely hit it.
If not, don’t worry. The content will not be more difficult next season and you can catch up when it starts. But it is better to enter the content of the new season with the best foot forward. AKA at its highest light level.
Obtain the remaining ritual ornaments
This will not help you reach the next rank in Competitive or prepare you for the next Raid. This tip is to help get the most out of ritual activities. In case you don’t already know, in the last week of each season, Destiny 2 has boosts for all major ritual activities. These include Vanguard Ops, Crucible, and Gambit.
We understand that many do not want to suffer from Gambit more than necessary. But if you look at it like you’re doing homework or something, the time will pass the same. Sometimes it’s not even about the trimmings. There are upgrade modules and upgrade cores up for grabs. It’s at least worth the effort if you’re still turning up light levels.
Guardian games are still ongoing
The Guardian Games is a great way to get Pinnacle Gear just for participating in the events. Even if you don’t go for the Shoot to Score and Vying for Supremacy missions. The Taraxippos and The Title are well worth doing divine rolls.
Prepare your exotic armor set
Look, we know that Starfire Protocol and Dunemarchers will be nerfed next season. And St0mp-EE5 too. Well deserved by the way. (Except for stomp-EE5. I don’t agree with that nerf.) Now is a good time to look for a new exotic.
For hunters, it seems that the Oathkeeper’s Gauntlets They are going to be the exotics to watch out for. Of course, The backbone of young Ahakara is still on the table. Tripmines will stick around until Bungie says otherwise.
Shotgun-carrying titans have a nice replacement with no backup plans. They’re not Dunemarchers, but we’ve gotten our fill of Dunemarchers and aggressively framed SMGs. Other potentially fun options include eternal warrior and Point contact barrel reinforcement.
We have a sneaking suspicion that Radio Eve they will see a huge boost in their usage rate. If that ever happens, Titan’s wall on a point target will be the least of your worries. sorcerers have Ahamkara Claws as a potential PvE option with all the power orbs it can spawn.
Store bow weapons in your vault
Season of Defiance artifact mods were defined by Void, Strand and Firebolt Grenades. It’s a safe assumption that Season of the Deep’s artifact mods will be more suited to Arc weapons.
Until proven otherwise, it might be a good idea to have some weapons with voltage trip in your vault The following is a sampling of some weapons you may want to consider:
- bandits law
- spysailboat tankard
- tarnished temper
- IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3 (Despite being nerfed, it comes with Voltshot, so it can be useful in PvE.)
- iterative loop
- prodigal return
Complete the exotic quest //NODE.OVRD.AVALON// on Legendary
The main takeaway from Revision Zero Exotic Quest is how important it is to complete new exotic quests on Legendary difficulty. In case you don’t know, by Vexcalibur the most powerful upgrades are locked behind the completion of the Legendary mode of the quest.
The good news is that you only need to complete it once to unlock all the upgrades. The bad news is that you have to be anywhere near Pinnacle Cap to get a solo shot. Of course, without pressure. You don’t have to force yourself to do it if you don’t want to. We just don’t know when the Exotic Quest playlist is coming to Destiny 2.
Get Season 20 Weapon Patterns
If you’ve been somewhat active this season, you might be surprised to find that you could have quite a stack of Challenging Engrams in your possession. Why not use them to get the remaining weapons that you don’t have progress patterns on? Each focused weapon costs 4 Challenging Engrams and 3000 Glimmer and you won’t be guaranteed a red border every time. But don’t worry, they are there. If you focus the guns enough.
Get patterns for recovered Leviathan weapons
Did you know that you can get the weapon pattern for the Imperial Decree Shotgun and a Sword for the class of your choice? Well, if you have a lot of engrams left over, you can try to get the patterns for both weapons. Each attempt costs 2 Challenging Engrams and 1000 Glimmer. And you might need close to 100 Challenging Engrams to guarantee both patterns, but they should be worth it in the end.
Consider getting the Rose Hand Cannon
The Rose Hand Cannon is hands down one of the best Legendary Hand Cannons to ever appear in PvP. But the weapon will be gone next season, replaced by an Arc sniper rifle. We don’t know when or how Bungie will bring Rose back, but you owe it to yourself to at least get the list of rewards after completing 10 placement matches.
We know it’s hard to ask for, but it’s worth getting. And you don’t need to go back once you’re done with the locations.
Do the challenges of the remaining season of Defiance
The last thing you can do for the rest of the season is try to complete as many season challenges as possible. You may not be able to do challenges for PvP anymore, but there are some easy ones, like location activities, that you can do to pass the time.
You may not be able to get the large amount of Glimmer, but you can get a good amount of Bright Dust by completing smaller challenges.
And that’s all we have for this list of things to do before Season of Deep begins. We hope this information has been of some use to you in some shape or form. See you next season, Guardians!
Watch this video of Views of Youtuber Fallout where he reviews some essential weapons to get before Season of the Deep.