Nicely, the leaks (from Bungie’s personal web site, no much less) have been proper. The subsequent season of Future 2 is certainly referred to as Season of the Splicer, although it does not appear to imply what many individuals have thought, myself included.
In an information drop/trailer reveal right now, Future gave us a primary take a look at the season which debuts subsequent week, and no, regardless of the final time we noticed Fallen Splicers in earnest, there is no such thing as a signal of SIVA. Somewhat, the “splicers,” a time period for Fallen scientists, are working with our outdated buddy Mithrax, Kell of Home Gentle, and our fundamental adversary would be the Vex.
It has been a very good lengthy whereas since our final Vex-focused season, although having one right here is sensible, given the return of the Vault of Glass. Even though VoG is returning not with a brand new story accompanying it, that doesn’t imply it should have no place within the new story. And right here’s what we find out about that to this point.
The Vex have introduced fixed darkness to the Final Metropolis, presumably all of earth, that’s not clear. Why? I don’t know, however it should require Home Gentle to assist us out and we are going to study “the methods of a Sacred Splicer. It’s as much as the Guardians to harness new Splicer tech to take down the simulation and restore daylight.” So is that this like when Lex Luthor made the solar crimson with satellites so Superman misplaced his powers? Appears lots like that.
Anyway, there’s excellent news in that Season of the Splicer marks the return of a six-man matchmade exercise because the seasonal providing for the primary time because the Sundial. It’s referred to as Override the place we “unlock secrets and techniques and steal Vex code.” There’s additionally one other weekly pinnacle mission referred to as Expunge to run that seems to be a weekly factor we’re purported to do like Presage or Harbinger earlier than it, although if we’re speaking about it now, it’s not precisely a secret, and no unique is talked about as tied to it.
There’s one unique talked about, the season cross one, and it’s a Stasis unique sidearm referred to as Cryosthesia 77K. We all know Bungie needs to make Stasis an precise harm sort on weapons, although with a reputation like that, my guess is that Cryosthesia has precise freeze powers. Look out, Crucible.
There are 30 new and reprised legendary weapons coming, 4 of that are seasonal ones that may be seen under.
Three new boots exotics have been revealed, one for every class:
Star-Eater Scales: Permits Hunters to feast upon Orbs of Energy, charging their Tremendous extra shortly and making it stronger.
The Path of Burning Steps: Titan armor that converts Photo voltaic eliminations into elevated weapon harm and makes them tougher to lock down with Stasis.
Boots of the Assembler: Condenses a Warlock rifts’ therapeutic or empowering vitality into projectiles that search out their allies to bless them with noble advantages.
Talking of Crucible there’s…nothing listed on this quick abstract of the season. That doesn’t imply nothing is coming (we all know of 4 new Iron Banner weapons already), nevertheless it hasn’t been talked about initially, at the very least. There are additionally sections reiterating what we already know concerning the return of Vault of Glass, and a point out of transmog with no allusions to any modifications to the capped system, which looks as if it should certainly be locked in place for this season.
Season of the Splicer will run from subsequent week, Might 11 to August 24, so 3.5 months, and we’re a bit off the same old schedule on condition that Future used to drop expansions in early-mid September. Now we all know The Witch Queen is arriving in 2021, so does that imply one actually lengthy season and an early debut, or two extra seasons? That’s a query for an additional day I suppose.
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