Destiny 2 This Week at Bungie Features Season 18 Mods, Arc 3.0 and More

A preview of next week.

Bungie has recently posted the latest TWAB or This Week at Bungie for Destiny 2 revealing what to expect next week.

Destiny 2 This Week at Bungie Highlights

Next week, Arc 3.0 will drop, and today the latest TWAB gives Destiny 2 players a preview of what is to come. Bungie has also shared some new information about Season 18 mods, some dates to save, and many more. They are also sharing details of the update 6.2.0 release schedule.

Arc 3.0 Preview

First off, some details about Arc 3.0. After the long post yesterday, the latest TWAB gives players a taste of what is to come with Arc 3.0.

When Arc 3.0 comes out next week, expect some big changes for the Guardians like the Hunters getting back Blink and the Arc Staff Super. Other subclasses will have changes as well with new abilities, improvements to old ones, and many more. Check out the full details here.

Season 18 Mods

Arc 3.0 will introduce the Season 18 weapon mods, especially for the Machine Guns. Mods including the Holster, Scavenger, and Overload will be more obtainable and unlocked sooner.

Some mods are returning like Scout/Sniper Targeting, Anti-Barrier, Sniper, and Sundering Glare. There is a new mod that got featured too, Bad Amplitude.

New Artifacts like Hype Train Conductor and Trace Evidence were mentioned, but the developers did not share any specifics.

First row: After two perk choices:After four perk choices:After eight perk choices:After ten perk choices:
Overload Bows (Arms)Scout Rifle Loader (Arms)Glaive Loader (Arms)Overload LMG (Arms): Uninterrupted fire from equipped Machine Guns will stun enemies with a beam that delays energy regeneration and reduces enemy damage output. Strong against Overload Champions. Thunderous Retort (Class): Arc Supers do more damage when cast while in critical condition or while amplified
Unstoppable Pulse Rifles (Arms)Sword Ammo Scavengers (Legs)Focusing Strike (Arms): Causing damage with a melee ability grants class ability energyAnti-Barrier Snipers (Arms)Hype Train Conductor (Class): +2 seconds to amplified timer. Stacks.
Anti-Barrier Scout Rifles (Arms)Machine Gun Holster (Legs): Gradually reloads stowed Machine Guns over time. Stacks. Combo Arc + Solar Resist (Chest)Bad Amplitude (Class): Damaging a Champion with an Arc ability causes the Champion to become jolted. Trace Evidence (Class): Precision hits on Arc debuffed targets will generate Ionic Traces. 
Anti-Barrier Auto Rifles (Arms)Scout and Sniper Targeting (Head)Machine Gun Ammo Scavenger (Legs) Surge Detonators (Class)Lightning Strikes Twice (Class) 
Unstoppable Shotguns (Arms) Bottomless Bounty 1 (Head): Improves two Origin Perks. Bottomless Bounty 2 (Head): Improves two Origin perks. Inferno Whip (Class)Sundering Glare (Class)

Dates to Save

Here are some dates to save starting next week:

  • Raid launch is set for August 26. 
  • Iron Banner arrives on September 6 and November 15. 
  • Trials of Osiris brings back the Lighthouse on September 16. 
  • Grandmaster Nightfalls return on October 4. 
  • Festival of the Lost makes everything haunted on October 18. 

The upcoming Showcase for Destiny 2 will be aired on August 23, 2022, at 9 am PT with a preshow happening an hour before. It will be streamed on Twitch via official Bungle channels. Other streaming sites will stream it as well.

Update 6.2.0 Schedule

Here is the update 6.2.0 release schedule that Bungie shared on the post:


To prepare for the launch of Season of [REDACTED], Destiny 2 will undergo scheduled downtime from 9 AM PDT (1600 UTC) to 11 AM PDT (1800 UTC) on August 23. Below is the scheduled timeline for this release:   

  • 9 AM PDT (1600 UTC): Maintenance is scheduled to begin.  
  • 9:45 AM (1645 UTC): Destiny 2 is brought offline.   
  • 10 AM (1700 UTC): Destiny 2 will be brought back online. Update 6.2.0 will be playable on all platforms and regions.   
  • 11 AM (1800 UTC): Destiny 2 maintenance is scheduled to complete.  


Players looking to earn certain Bungie Rewards should complete the associated in-game achievements before 10 AM PDT (1700 UTC) on August 23:  

  • Reaper Seal Collectible Medallion Pin    
  • Severance T-shirt 
  • Thoughtstealer Pin 
  • Hakke Deep Explorer Hoodie 

These rewards will be available to purchase from the Bungie Store until August 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PDT (0659 UTC). 


Players should make sure to claim all engrams and other rewards before the new Season begins. Any rewards not claimed from ritual vendors (Zavala, Shaxx, Drifter, and Saint-14) will be removed at the beginning of the next Season.   

Players should also claim and equip any Seals/titles they have unlocked this Season. 


Here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to the #Help Forum:   

  • A blank emblem may appear in Collections for players who participated in the Bungie Foundation Giving Festival. 
  • The Hyperborean Pinion Exotic Sparrow cannot be obtained from Collections. 
  • If a vaulted Seal and title were acquired on a character that gets deleted, the Seal might not be able to be equipped again. 
  • The Severance Package emblem isn’t dropping from the Crown of Sorrow after players reset their rank. This issue will be resolved a few weeks into Season 18, and the emblem will drop for any player who has reset their rank. 
  • The Life for Life emblem from Season 16 can’t be unlocked by players. 
  • Players may have to refresh their Bungie Rewards page a few times for various rewards to become claimable. 
  • A “Dare Another Day” screen keeps appearing for players after they’ve reset Xur’s Strange Favor rank the maximum number of times.
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