While the activity itself might not be present, some of the weapons it dropped are coming back as season 17 features the return of Emperor Calus and his now Darkness filled Leviathan ship.
The Leviathan was removed in late 2020 with the release of the Beyond Light expansion. The lore reason saw the Darkness consume it alongside several other locations, while in reality, it was Bungie's way to avoid Destiny 2 feeling like a chore to download and update for both new and recurring players.
Not all weapons from the Menagerie are confirmed as returning gear, sadly, but the ones that are finally back in the game will definitely excited old-time fans of Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 - How to get Menagerie weapons in 2022
Out of all the Menagerie gear, four are confirmed to be making their return for Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, these are:
- Beloved Sniper Rifle
- Austringer Hand Cannon
- Drang (Baroque) Sidearm
- Calus Mini Tool SMG
A weapon that is yet to be confirmed is the Imperial Decree Shotgun. The Fixed Odds Machine Gun and The Epicurean Fusion Rifle will be part of the Duality dungeon pool.
Getting them requires you to earn Opulent Keys. They can drop from a variety of sources including completing the Nightmare Containment activity in the Leviathan, Destination chests, Haunted Alcove chests, as a reward during the seasonal quest, and by killing powerful enemies inside the Leviathan.
Do note that you can only have one key at a time so farm those guns quickly.
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One thing worth mentioning is that the Leviathan is a free roam and patrol destination with Season of the Haunted, something veteran Destiny 2 fans have been asking for since the ship made its debut as the location for the game's first raid in 2017.
This means that the activity is free for all players to access, regardless of if they bought the Season of the Haunted season pass or not.
Finally, the Menagerie weapons have joined the pool of craftable guns. Crafting was introduced with The Witch Queen in February, and while it's been hit or miss so far, maybe a bigger variety of gear to craft can fix some of the rough edges.
To obtain their patterns, you need to extract the essence from five weapons with Deepsight Resonance.
For more on the game, check out our section dedicated to Destiny 2 gun breakdowns, activity guides, and more.
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