Destiny 2: Season of The Chosen Adds New Battlegrounds Mode
Bungie has revealed Destiny 2 Season 13, the Season of the Chosen – and given us a look at what’s coming.
Launching on February 9 and running until May 11, Season of the Chosen will introduce new strikes, new gear, and an all-new mode called Battlegrounds.
Battlegrounds is a three-player matchmade activity where players “will engage in ritual combat” against the warriors of the Cabal. Old and new strikes will also be peppered throughout Season 13, with Destiny strikes Devil’s Lair and Fallen S.A.B.E.R. returning at the start of the season, and a new strike called Proving Grounds unlocking later, which will “determine the fate of the Last City.”
Players who own the Destiny 2 Season Pass will unlock the Praefectus Armor Set and an Exotic bow called Ticcu’s Divination, which launches Solar arrows that can track “several targets at once.” Over 25 new weapons will also be added alongside the Season Pass additions.
The story of Season 13 centres around a political feud between Empress Caiatl and Zavala. “With the Pyramids and Xivu Arath destabilizing the system, Empress Caiatl, leader of the Cabal and daughter of Calus, seeks an alliance. But when she demands more than Zavala can offer, negotiations collapse.” Guardians will do battle with Caiatl’s growing war council to stabilize the situation.
In other Destiny 2 news, the community has raised concerns over Bungie’s plans for PC and console crossplay. Bungie recently filed a lawsuit alongside Riot, targeting cheat-making companies allegedly creating software hacks for Destiny 2.
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