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The new season of Destiny 2, Season of the Haunted, has arrived

by: Russell -
More On: Destiny 2 Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

As someone who's been playing Destiny 2 mostly since launch, I tend to look forward to each season and lately Bungie seems to have been knocking it out of the park, especially with The Witch Queen and its campaign. Today though sees the launch of Season 17: Season of the Haunted.

This season, which runs from now until August 23rd, sees the Guardians once again board The Leviathan, only now it's been corrupted and derelict and is forming a connection with the dormant Pyramid ship on the Moon. Season of the Haunted brings with it a new Nightmare Containment activity that's free for all players, a new Sever quest, and Solar 3.0 (free for all players) which completely redesigns the Solar subclass like how Season 16 did with Void. Furthermore the Trespasser exotic sidearm returns from the original Destiny and Season Pass holders will unlock this classic weapon instantly. In addition, the first of two dungeon's included in The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition will be available this Friday with the other dungeon coming in Season 19.


New activities, Exotic and Legendary gear, Solar subclass updates, and more!


Tomorrow, Bungie releases Season of the Haunted for Destiny 2, where players face the return of Calus’s corrupted space vessel, the Leviathan. Guardians confront the Nightmares of the past, embrace updated Solar subclasses with Solar 3.0, become a Reaper, and wield a scythe. Season of the Haunted will run until August 23.



Once a symbol of ultimate luxury, the Leviathan returns corrupted and derelict to contact the Moon’s dormant Pyramid ship. As the connection with the Pyramid forms, Nightmares of the past awaken and threaten to torment any who dare intervene.

Season of the Haunted comes with more activities and content for all players:

  • Nightmare Containment (free for all players) – Evil resonates within the hull of the emperor’s wretched vessel. Summon the challenging Nightmares and cleanse them with fire.
  • Sever – Navigate the Leviathan’s labyrinthine Underbelly, uncover the truth behind Calus’s sinister plan, and sever the Nightmares he controls.
  • Solar 3.0 (free for all players) – Solar becomes the latest subclass to receive a complete redesign empowered by the ultra-customizable Aspects and Fragments system. Light the flames of creativity, discover new builds, and prove that there’s never a bad time to fight fire with fire.
  • Trespasser Exotic Sidearm (free for all players) – Returning from the original Destiny, wield Shiro-4's Exotic Sidearm and let lightning flash across the tarnished gold of the Leviathan’s twisted halls. Season Pass holders can unlock this weapon instantly.
  • New Season Pass, gear, mods, updated Solstice event, and more!



New to the Eververse store is the Season of the Haunted Silver Bundle, giving Guardians the Paper Windmill emote and 1,700 Silver (1,000 + 700 bonus Silver), which can be used to purchase Seasons, cosmetics, and more.
Later this week: Launching this Friday at 10 AM PT is the first of two dungeons included in The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition. Anyone who owns that version of this year's expansion will be able to play the new dungeon as well as the upcoming dungeon in Season 19.
For players who only want access to the two Year 5 dungeons, Bungie is also selling The Witch Queen Dungeon Key. This can be picked up in-game for 2,000 Silver.
The secrets that the new dungeon holds are still tightly under wraps, but some of the rewards to look forward to include a new Legendary armor set, Legendary weapons, an Exotic weapon and catalyst, and more.