Destiny 2's Season of the Drifter is coming to a close and players are figuring out how to prepare for the Crown of Sorrow raid and the Season of Opulence. With the new season launching in less than a week, Bungie is giving players some information about what content is around the corner.
Season of Opulence introduces a new activity called the Menagerie which will allow players to earn rewards with the help of the Chalice of Opulence. In a blog post today, Bungie broke down how this new item will work when players load up the new season for the first time.
The Chalice of Opulence allows players to modify the rewards that they will earn during the Menagerie, giving more player choice to fight against bad RNG. Once Destiny 2 players complete the Menagerie, they will use their Chalice of Opulence to offer runes in exchange for loot. The Chalice can be upgraded throughout the season, opening up new rewards as the season progresses. Players will earn Runes by completing weekly bounties, opening weekly chests on the new Nessus Barge, and using consumables through other activities. The gear earned will depend on the arrangement of the various Runes in the Chalice.
While players work their way through the Season of Opulence, they will earn a new currency called Imperials. Imperials can be used to unlock additional rune slots for the Chalice, increase Rune rewards from activities, and even unlock more rewards through the Menagerie. Players can earn Imperials through weekly bounties, certain Triumphs, special consumables, and certain chalice upgrades. It's clear that Imperials are going to play a big role in earning the new Season of Opulence weapons and armor. Hopefully, with so many ways to earn Imperials, players will not be struggling to upgrade their Chalices.
Season of Opulence seems to be a big change from the past two Annual Pass additions, so perhaps it is setting the stage for the future of the Destiny franchise. Fans can expect to learn what the next chapter of Destiny 2 holds next week when Bungie hosts a reveal livestream on June 6th. Hopefully, the Season of Opulence will hold players over until the next content drop rolls through.
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.