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Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch : Release Date, Leaks, Raid, Story, Weapons, Armor

Here's everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch, including its start time, story, activities, weapons, armor and more.
Destiny 2 Season Of The Witch : Release Date, Leaks, Raid, Story, Weapons, Armor

Destiny 2's year 6 is halfway through, and while the Final Shape and Cayde-6's return is still a few months away, players will have Season 22 to keep themselves busy. Bungie has already confirmed several notable changes that are making their way to the next Destiny season, including major exotic buffs and nerfs.

Like always, Destiny 2 Season 22 will also bring plenty of new content for players to devour, including new seasonal quests, activities, weapons, armor, and more. Bungie is also revising an old Raid though more concrete details are yet to surface. With that said, here's everything players need to know about Destiny 2 Season 22.

22 August 2023 - Page updated with the latest news and info relating to Season 22.

Latest News & Leaks

Just below we'll keep you updated on any and all the latest news relating to Destiny 2 Season 22.

22 August 2023: Destiny 2 Season of the Witch Revealed

Destiny 2 Season 22 is called Season of the Witch. Watch the launch trailer below. 

22 August 2023: It's Destiny 2 Showcase Day!

The wait is almost over! Bungie will finally reveal Season 22 at the showcase, and the new season will go live not long after. We will be here to update this page with all the bits and pieces, so sit back and relax as we compile all the latest D2 news for you. 

21 August 2023: First Look at Season 22 Armor 

Bungie has finally revealed the full Season 22 armor set ahead of its launch. The Witch-Queen-inspired armor set also confirms the theme of the new season. 

17 August 2023: Season 22 Weapons Changes Revealed

In an extensive blog post, Bungie breaks down all the weapon changes coming to Destiny 2 Season 22. From Exotic reworks to new catalysts, Destiny 2 weapons are getting a new life in Season 22. 

9 August 2023: Those Crota's End Raid Leaks Gain More Traction
4 August 2023: New Exotic Mission Rotator Confirmed for Season 22

Bungie is adding a new Exotic Mission Rotator in Season 22. The rotation will include missions like Dead Man's Tale, Vox Obscura, and Operation: Seraph’s Shield.

4  August 2023: New Strand Aspects Confirmed for Season 22

Bungie is adding three new Strand Aspects in Season 22. These are Whirling Maelstrom for Hunter, Banner of War for Titans, and Weavewalk for Warlocks.

4 August 2023: All Quality of Life Changes Confirmed for Season 22

In its latest blog post, Bungie has revealed a host of new quality-of-life changes coming to Destiny 2 in Season 22. 

  • Cosmetic favoriting 

    • At long last, you’ll be able to pin up to 100 of your favorite shaders, ornaments, and emotes to the top of the list starting in Season 22. 

  • Stasis Aspects and Fragments moved to vendor system 

    • Any character who has completed the Beyond Light campaign will be able to acquire all available Stasis Aspects and Fragments from Elsie Bray on Europa starting next Season. 

  • Transmats will now be unlocks 

    • Like shaders before them, transmats will now be stored as unlocks on your account, rather than consumable items. Feel free to change transmats at will without needing to grab copies from Collections or find them in the wild. 

  • Wish-Ender pursuit improvements 

    • The Wish-Ender quest has gone through a number of changes throughout the years, and in Season 22, it becomes a real quest. No more charged or uncharged discs sitting in your inventory – just a single quest strand in your quest log. 

  • Resources tab added to Collections 

    • This is a change we are really excited about – we now have a Resources tab in the Collections, which shows you all of the currencies, upgrade materials, and engrams in the game, appropriately categorized, with information on how to acquire it, as well as what to do with it once you have it. 

  • Iron Banner Challenges split 

    • With Pinnacle rewards not being as big of a draw as they once were Season-over-Season since Season of the Deep began, we felt it was time to split the Pinnacle acquisition and reputation multipliers we added back in Season of the Haunted.  

    • Starting in Season 22, Iron Banner will have two different stacking challenges each day: one for players who just want their reputation multiplier which does not require using specific Seasonal subclasses, and one for players who are going after their Pinnacle rewards, which does require using Seasonal subclasses. 

  • Ritual Rank Ups immediately

    • Dating all the way back to Season 3, ritual reputations (previously known as Valor, Glory, and Infamy) waited until you hit orbit to process any rank-ups, because the almost-full screen banner would overwrite the scoreboard if it showed up earlier. When we revamped and streamlined reputations over the past few years, we moved the rank-up banner to the bottom of the screen and made them less conspicuous, but we left the processing of the ranks until you hit orbit. Now we’ve finally taken the step and made the rank-up process immediately at the end of an activity. No more waiting for your rewards... now they’ll show up right away in your loot stream. 

4 August 2023 - Huge Crucible and Gambit Changes Coming in Season 22

Bungie is overhauling Crucible in Season 22 with a brand new Vex-themed map, two new game modes, and many other minor changes. Gambit, on the other hand, is becoming optional, so you won't have to play it to complete your weekly challenges. Click here to read about all the PvP changes coming to Destiny 2 in Season 22. 

27 July 2023 - Masterwork Materials Cap Changing in  Season 22

Bungie is finally increasing the inventory caps for masterwork items like Ascendant Shards and Enhancement Prisms. Starting with Season 22, players will be able to hold triple the amount of Ascendant Shards and Alloys and double the amount of Enhancement Prisms in their inventories. 

However, the company is also removing the option to store these masterwork materials at the Postmaster. This makes them more like Glimmers, which means, if a player reaches the max cap for these materials, they won't get any more until they have used the existing ones.

Item Old Cap New Cap
Ascendant Shard 10 30
Alloy 10 30
Enhancement Prism 50


27 July 2023 - Season 22 Weapons Revealed

In its latest blog post, Bungie has revealed a list of weapons coming to Destiny 2 Season 22. These include brand new weapons like the Stasis SMG "Unending Tempest" as well as a a returning Hand Cannon with a new archetype. With that said, here are all the weapons confirmed for Season 22. 

  • Crucible
    • Unending Tempest - Stasis Submachine Gun
  • Strikes
    • Luna Regolith III - Solar Sniper Rifle
  • Gambit
    • Qua Xaphan V - Void Machine Gun
  • Nightfall
    • Warden's Law – Kinetic Hand Cannon
    • Pre Astyanax IV – Solar Precision Bow
  • Iron Banner
    • The Guiding Sight – Strand Scout Rifle
    • Point of the Stag – Arc Bow
  • Trials of Osiris
    • Igneous Hammer – Solar Hand Cannon
    • Cataphract GL3 - Strand Heavy Grenade Launche
12 July 2023 - That's.. Interesting.

5 July 2023 - Truth is a funny thing...

No lies. Only facts:

3 July 2023 - OH MY LORD: Just Watch This New Destiny 2 Cinematic

We don't want to spoil it. Just watch. Big ramifications for the upcoming Season 22!

Destiny 2 Season 22 Release Date Start Time

Destiny 2 Season 22 should kick off on 22 August 2023 at the weekly reset time following the Destiny Showcase. Last year, Season of Plunder went live right after the showcase, and fans could expect something similar this year. It's also possible that Bungie delays the next Season by a day, as it sometimes does, so 23 August also seems like a valid date. 

Destiny 2 Season 22 Countdown
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Destiny 2 Season 22 leaks are swirling around the internet. (Picture: Bungie)

All Destiny 2 Season 22 Leaks

Destiny 2 Season 22 is reportedly called Season of the Machine and will conclude the ongoing Fallen storyline involving Emaris and Mithrax. As evident from Season of the Splicer and Season of the Plunder, the third Destiny 2 Season in the last two years has been a Fallen season, so this Season 22 leak doesn't seem too far-fetched. 

In the case of the reprised Raid, it seems Bungie is bringing back Crota's End. Destiny 1 players may remember this from The Dark Below expansion.

Ever since The Witch Queen's expansion, many players have been anticipating the return of Savathûn, who may finally reappear in Destiny 2 Season 22 if recent leaks are to be believed. It isn't necessarily Savathûn but Immaru, Savathûn's Ghost, is rumored to be returning, but it does open up the door for Witch Queen herself.

All Destiny 2 Season 22 Confirmed Changes

Bungie has confirmed that it's buffing some of the weaker and less used Exotic Armor in Season 22, whereas it's looking to nerf some of the more powerful ones. 
Additionally, the Le Monarque, the Exotic Bow is getting nerfed, whereas the Exotic Scout Rifle Touch of Malice is getting buffed. Players may expect more details closer to the launch of Season 22. 

Destiny 2 Season 22 Story & Theme

As of this writing, Bungie hasn't revealed any story details about Season 22, nor has it revealed its theme. However, as mentioned previously, it could be a Fallen season. 

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Players should expect new three-player and five-player activities in Season 22. (Picture: Bungie)

Destiny 2 Season 22 Activities

Bungie adds new three-player and six-player activities in every Destiny 2 Season, and Season 22 should be no different. However, the studio hasn't revealed anything about these activities right now.

Destiny 2 Season 22 Weapons

As of this writing, Bungie hasn't revealed any details of Season 22 weapons. We will update this article as soon as more info is available.

Destiny 2 Season 22 Armor

As of this writing, Bungie hasn't revealed any details of Season 22 armor. We will update this article as soon as more info is available.

Destiny 2 Dark Below Expansion Artwork
Will the Crota's End raid return in Destiny 2 Season 22?

Destiny 2 Season 22 Raid

Although Bungie hasn't revealed any details about the upcoming Raid in Season 22. We know that it's going to be a reprised Raid. Recent rumors suggest that it's going to be Crota's End from the Destiny 1 expansion 'The Dark Below', but players have to wait for an official confirmation. 

Destiny 2 Season 22 Power Cap

There's no word on whether Bungie will increase the power cap in Season 22 or not. The studio didn't make any changes in Season of the Deep though it did reduce the drop rates of Pinnacle legendary rewards in favor of focusable Powerful Exotic engrams.

That's everything players need to know about Destiny 2 Season 22.

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