Destiny 2’s Season 19 release date is approaching. Here’s everything we know so far about Destiny 2 Season 19, the final seasonal drop ahead of Lightfall.
Destiny 2 has continued to grow since the Witch Queen expansion arrived earlier this year, and Destiny 2 Season 19 will be the final content to arrive before Lightfall.
Season of Plunder saw the final overhaul of the game’s base subclasses, meaning there are no further refreshes planned for Guardian abilities. While much of Destiny 2 Season 19 is still under wraps, there is plenty we do know — including the inclusion of a new Dungeon.
Here’s everything we know about Destiny 2 Season 19, including the release date, start time, and plenty more.
- Start Date
- New Dungeon
- New weapons and gear
- Economy changes
- Deep Stone Crypt crafting
- Story and Characters
Destiny 2 Season 19 release date & start time
Destiny 2 Season 19’s release date will be on December 6, 2022.
It’ll begin at weekly reset (6 PM BST/10 AM PT/1 PM ET), meaning you’ve got plenty of time to level up your Season Pass and Seasonal Artifact.
Season 19 will end on February 28, 2023 — the day Lightfall arrives (alongside Season 20).
Destiny 2 Season 19 content
While Season of Plunder added the King’s Fall Raid, Season 19 will introduce another new dungeon for Guardians to tackle.
We don’t yet know what will be included, but it’s safe to say it’ll be a challenge and offer its own Triumph Seal to earn.
For context, the Duality dungeon was added as part of Season of the Haunted, and arrived just days after the new season began. With that in mind, we could be playing the new Dungeon as soon as December 9 — but we’ll update this page when we know for sure.
Iron Banner will rotate to a new mode in Destiny 2 Season 19, and will offer fresh rewards.
Bungie will also continue fine-tuning the Crucible’s skill-based matchmaking that was introduced in Season of Plunder, as confirmed by Bungie.
Destiny 2 Season 19 weapons
Players can expect a new exotic weapon tied to the season pass, as well as a new Ritual Weapon with Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit ornaments.
The following weapons will be removed from the loot pool in Season 19, Bungie has revealed:
- Forge’s Pledge Pulse Rifle
- Riiswalker Shotgun
Trials of Osiris
- Aisha’s Embrace Scout Rifle
- Reed’s Regret Linear Fusion Rifle
- Silicon Neuroma Sniper Rifle
- Duty Bound Auto Rifle
Destiny 2 Season 19 economy changes
A Bungie blog post revealed that, after being part of the franchise since its inception, destination materials will be removed from Destiny 2.
That means the following will no longer be available to obtain as of Season 19:
- Dusklight Shards
- Microphasic Datalattice
- Helium Filaments
- Baryon Boughs
- Spinmetal Leaves
- Glacial Starwort
As of Season 19, Rahool will offer 5,000 Glimmer per stack of 20 destination materials, or 250 for each individual material.
Rahool will also have fresh exchange rates for Enhancement Prisms and Ascendant Shards.
To increase the number of Glimmer you can earn, public events will now offer between 3399 and 3645 Glimmer for completion, while Heroic ones will offer 10K to 12.5K.
Players can also expect changes for Devrim and Failsafe on the EDZ and Nessus, respectively.
Deep Stone Crypt crafting
In a blog post, Bungie confirmed that Season 19 will allow for crafting of Deep Stone Crypt weapons. The raid, introduced in Beyond Light, will now have a chance to drop a Deepsight version of one of the weapons with each encounter.
“Each encounter has a chance to drop a Deepsight version of a raid weapon, and players may purchase one per week from the final chest after defeating Taniks,” Bungie said.
“When Deep Stone Crypt is the featured raid of the week, encounter drops are uncapped! This means you can run a full raid and each encounter multiple times hunting for Deepsight drops.”
Destiny 2 Season 19 story
SIVA fans, it appears Season 19 will not bring the crimson tech-based menace back — sorry.
Season of Plunder has us crossing blades with Eramis while working alongside the Fallen, and Season 19 will undoubtedly ramp things up again.
That’s because the expansion will tie into Lightfall, the game’s next annual expansion. Lightfall will add a new Strand subclass as Guardians battle Calus’ Shadow Legion in a new location — the city of Neomuna.
Still, D2Leaks has suggested that the season will be another focused around Rasputin, with Ana Bray making an appearance.
Destiny 2 Season 19 price
Season 19 will continue with the Season Pass model, meaning you can buy it for around £10/$12 per season.
If you have Witch Queen’s Deluxe Edition, you’re already covered for season 19.
That’s all we know about the Destiny 2 Season 19 release date. For more on Destiny 2, be sure to check out our other content for the loot shooter.
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