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Destiny 2 bounty guide: What to save for Beyond Light & which to avoid

Published: 7/Nov/2020 22:13 Updated: 7/Nov/2020 22:23

by Julian Young

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Bounties have always been one of the most important parts of expansion prep for Destiny 2 players, but with changes coming when Beyond Light launches, there are some you should hang onto and certain ones you can avoid.

The weeks before a new Destiny 2 expansion are always hectic and stressful for Guardians. Rushing to complete any final activities from the current season along with getting ready for new content can be a tall task for any player.

With Beyond Light, preparing for the new expansion has become even more complicated. With areas of the game being moved into the Destiny Content Vault, many activities — and bounties — that were available to players before will no longer be accessible.

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Changes are coming to the bounty system with the Season of the Hunt.

Beyond Light bounty changes

Ahead of the Beyond Light launch, Bungie addressed concerns around bounties and clarified how they can still be used by players while preparing for the new expansion and Season 13.

“Most of your bounties will stay intact, but any bounties tied to specific Seasonal activities or content entering the DCV will be removed on November 10,” the developer confirmed. “Any bounties that grant progression towards Infamy/Valor may negatively impact your powerful rewards, as they will be limited to Season of Arrivals Power Levels.”

Bungie also made it clear that Challenge Mode will be active for those participating in the raid race for Beyond Light, which is scheduled to begin with the release of the new Deep Stone Crypt raid on November 21 at 10 AM (PST).

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Completing bounties will level up your seasonal artifact, but will not boost your power for the Raid Race on November 21.

This means that for the first 24 hours after the instance has been released, player power will be capped 20 levels below the recommended number for each raid encounter. Turning in bounties at the start of Season 13 will help you level up your seasonal artifact, but this won’t boost your overall power level beyond the 20-level cap.

Which bounties to hold on to for Beyond Light

Bungie’s comments on what bounties to keep when preparing for Beyond Light actually provide players with a good idea of what they should avoid based on what will be removed.

Below are lists of all the bounties you can ignore, followed by everything you should hang onto if you are planning to use bounties to prep for Beyond Light:

  • Avoid bounties tied to the following:
    • Destinations: Mercury, Mars, Titan, Io, The Farm, The Leviathan
    • Vendors: Ada-1, Benedict-66, Werner 99-40, Ana Bray, Sloane, Asher Mir, Brother Vance, the Visage of Calus
    • Crucible or Gambit/Gambit Prime (Shaxx and the Drifter)
  • Hold onto bounties tied to the following:
    • Destinations: EDZ, Nessus, Tangled Shore, Dreaming City, Moon (Lectern)
    • Vanguard (Zavala)
    • Gunsmith (Banshee-44)
    • Vendors: Eris Morn
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Players should avoid bounties that will be removed in Beyond Light.

Final prep for Beyond Light

Bounties have always been a huge part of preparing for new Destiny 2 content, but Bungie seems to be shying away from that moving forward.

“One of the plans we previewed was to eventually replace weekly bounties with a new mechanism to provide players with a set of non-expiring and account-scoped objectives each week that will grant lots of Season rank progress,” the developer said recently. “We’re still working on that system and will share more on it before its targeted release of Season 13.”

It seems Bungie has more to say on the topic of bounties with the release the Season of the Hunt. For now, use the bounties noted above to prepare for Beyond Light, and keep your eyes peeled for any updates from the Bungie team before the release of Beyond Light on November 10.

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Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris delayed again

Published: 28/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 17:12

by Julian Young

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Despite the new PVE content released in Beyond Light, the Destiny 2 expansion also led to a delay for the game’s top PVP mode: Trials of Osiris. Originally delayed until November 27, Bungie has once again pushed back the activity’s launch in Beyond Light.

The core of the Destiny franchise has always revolved around one thing: the chase for new loot. Since the release of the original Destiny, developer Bungie has aimed to provide players with interesting and powerful gear to grind for.

While the bulk of content in Destiny has always been PVE-related – Strikes, seasonal activities, and Raids – the franchise has maintained a strong PVP player base as well. For those who spend their time in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris is the top-tier activity to look forward to since its reintroduction in Season of the Worthy.

Following the release of Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s pinnacle PVP activity has now seen not one but two separate delays. The game’s community is once again expressing their frustration with Bungie’s handling of the popular 3v3 mode.

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Destiny 2’s new Stasis subclasses have been giving players headaches in PVP.

Trials of Osiris delayed again

With the release of Beyond Light, developer Bungie introduced Stasis subclasses into Destiny 2. While most players enjoy the new Darkness-based abilities, the game’s PVP community has been less than thrilled with the performance of Stasis in the Crucible.

Bungie’s first official response to Stasis in PVP came when the developer announced the original delay of Trials only two days after Beyond Light’s release. Then, on November 27 – the same day that Trials of Osiris was supposed to make its debut in Beyond Light – Bungie once again announced a delay in the mode’s release via their support account on Twitter.

While Bungie community manager dmg04 indicated the delay was due to another Stasis-related issue, players listed off other potential causes including issues with swords in the Crucible, and even a bug that turn players invisible.

Community frustrated with second delay

For some of the Destiny 2 community, patience has run out since the original delay. Many prominent content creators have expressed their frustration regarding Bungie’s handling of Trials in Beyond Light.

Destiny 2 streamers GernaderJake and Gigz, both of whom participate in Trials of Osiris regularly, voiced their concerns with how Bungie is handling the game’s top PVP activity.

GernaderJake stated his belief that there were better ways for Bungie to address the issues instead of simply disabling Trials of Osiris entirely.

Gigz called out the developer for their lack of attention to PVP – something Bungie has specifically mentioned in the past when discussing their design philosophy in regards to the Crucible.

Although many of the responses were negative, some tried to put a more positive spin on things. Destiny 2 YouTuber KackisHD joked that Bungie continues to delay Trials because the game mode’s reward location – The Lighthouse on Mercury – was vaulted when Beyond Light released.

When is Trials coming to Beyond Light?

While Bungie confirmed a return date for Trials of Osiris after the first delay, the developer did not confirm when the mode would make its return in their announcement on November 27.

Players should keep an eye on Bungie’s social media for further updates on the return of Trials.