Destiny 2's Season of Opulence is nearing as the event's June 4 release date approaches. Bungie is ready to start sharing details about the upcoming Season, releasing a brand new trailer and detailed roadmap for what will be the final season of the multiplayer shooter's Annual Pass. Guardians can look forward to a variety of exciting content, including a new raid, new events including the return of Iron Banner, new weapons and quests, and a brand new 6-player matchmade game mode named the Menagerie.
The Menagerie involves delving into previously unexplored levels of the Leviathan, unraveling more of Calus' secrets. Within these "Lost Vaults" are a variety of challenges to overcome and as such, the Menagerie requires six players. Normal difficulty Menagerie will feature matchmaking, while Heroic difficulty needs a pre-made group of powerful Guardians.
Matching the Menagerie's challenges are its rewards, which include gear chosen and improved through the Chalice of Opulence. Players will assemble the Chalice at the start of the Season, using its power to progress week-to-week.
Beyond the Menagerie is the Season of Opulence's new raid, the Crown of Sorrow. The Crown of Sorrow will open its doors to players just six hours after the launch of the Season of Opulence. It, like the Menagerie, is also found within the underbelly of the Leviathan and what mysteries lie within will likely be much more significant. Destiny 2's future remains hidden. Whether Calus can share any further information about what's to come remains to be seen.
The Season of Opulence features so much more than just the Menagerie, the Crown of Sorrow, and their respective rewards, of course. Two exotic weapon quests are scheduled, granting access to the Truth rocket launcher and the Lumina hand cannon. Iron Banner returns in June and the Solstice of Heroes caps off the Season Opulence at the end of July. And throughout it all, players will be able to acquire new loot like new Crucible, Gambit, and Vanguard Pinnacle gear, new Exotic Weapons and Armor, and a treasure hunt that progresses week-to-week leading up to 750 power.
The Destiny franchise lies at a crossroads. It remains unclear how the split between Bungie and Activision will manifest with regards to Destiny's future. Bungie could continue to support Destiny 2 for some time yet or the split may force a sequel that's 100% Bungie-owned. News of this "new era" of Destiny isn't too far away. Bungie has already dedicated itself to sharing more information once the Season of Opulence is launched and the new raid has been completed.
No matter Bungie's plans for Destiny's future, the Season of Opulence lies ahead. And judging from what Bungie's now shared about the final chapter of Destiny 2: Forsaken, the Season of Opulence will serve as an exciting transition no matter what comes next.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.