Bungie has announced a new spin system designed to bring old raids and dungeons back to Destiny 2. Update posts weeklythe system is split into seasonal and weekly challenges, allowing players to revisit some of the game’s old content.
“We’ve heard your desire to return to previously released raid and dungeon content,” Bungie said in a blog post, adding, “One way we’re updating the raid and dungeon experience in Destiny 2 is developing a new rotation of curated content that we think you’ll love from Season 17.”
Season Rotation focuses on new raids and dungeons for the season, and the rotating version provides pinnacle rewards for each encounter. Meanwhile, the weekly rotation has a chance to showcase “all raids and dungeons not listed as seasonal rotations”. In other words, you might revisit Shadowkeep’s Garden of Saving or The Last Wish of the Forsaken.
Complete the final encounter in any rotating team or dungeon and you’ll be rewarded with pinnacle drops in weekly challenges. Additionally, these rotating raids and dungeons do not lock legendary items, meaning players can earn legendary rewards through rotating encounters.
In addition to this new rotation, the weekly update also announced that the Master difficulty version of the Disciple’s Oath will be available next week at a power level of 1580 and a season cap of +30. Completing the Master raid will increase the progress of the Raid Seal, while each completed encounter has a chance to drop the Adept weapon.
Bungie’s approach to “jumping” existing content in Destiny 2 is controversial. The studio has previously said that removing a lot of existing content is a necessary process to prevent the game from becoming “unimaginably bloated.” But that often means removing content from games that players paid a premium for, which aside from outright driving players away, raises questions about the value of these content updates, and whether their increasingly ephemeral price tags make sense.
While rotating raids and dungeons won’t fully address this broader problem, it at least means newcomers to the game can experience some of the better parts of older content, while existing players can go back to their favorite places. Both the season rotation and the weekly rotation should kick off with the launch of Season 17, which arrives in late May.