Top 10 Things You Need To Do Before Season of the Deep

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We are now less than one week away from Season of the Deep. Some of you are thinking if there’s any involved for next season. The answer is, and always will be, “it depends”. Some of us have enough time to commit to grinding for our desired god rolls while going for some extremely rare +65 stat Exotic Gear. While others have more important obligations that they need to do first. We completely understand.

We going to say that you need to stack quests to get a jump start in next season’s battle pass. Quite frankly, we’ve had enough of doing that last year. So, here is a list of other things you can do to prepare for Season of the Deep. In no particular order.

Reach Pinnacle Level Cap

Since Bungie won’t be raising the level cap next season, you have every reason to try and hit the Pinnacle level cap of 1810. The good news is that if you’ve been fairly active in Guardian Games, you can definitely reach it.

If not, don’t worry. Content won’t be getting harder next season and you can catch up when it starts. But it’s better to go into the new season’s content with your best foot forward. AKA at your highest light level.

Get Any Remaining Ritual Ornaments

This one isn’t going to help you get to the next rank in Competitive or prepare you for the upcoming Raid. This piece of advice is to help get the most out of the ritual activities. In case you don’t already know, in the last week of every season, Destiny 2 has boosts for all core ritual activities. These include Vanguard Ops, Crucible, and Gambit.

We get that many don’t want to suffer Gambit more than what’s needed. But if you look at it as if you’re doing a chore or something and the time will pass by all the same. Sometimes it’s not even about the ornaments. There are upgrade modules and enhancement cores up for grabs. That’s at least worth grinding out if you’re still climbing up light levels.

Guardian Games are still ongoing

The Guardian Games is a great way to get some Pinnacle Gear just from participating in the events. Even if you aren’t going for the Shoot to Score and Vying for Supremacy quests. The Taraxippos and The Title are well worth grinding god rolls for.

Prepare Your go-to Exotic Armor Set

Look, we know that Starfire Protocol and Dunemarchers are getting nerfed next season. And St0mp-EE5 as well. Well deserved btw. (Except for stOmp-EE5. I don’t agree with that nerf.) It’s now a good time to look for a new go-to Exotic.

For Hunters, it looks like the Oathkeeper Gauntlets are going to be the Exotic to watch out for. Of course, Young Ahakara’s Spine is still on the table. Tripmines are going to stay until Bungie says otherwise.

Shotgun-charging Titans have a nice replacement with No Backup Plans. They are no Dunemarchers but we’ve had our fill of Dunemarchers and aggressive frame SMGs. Other potentially fun options include Eternal Warrior and Point-Contact Cannon Brace.

We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Vesper of Radius will see a huge boost to their usage rate. If that ever happens, Titan wall on a point objective will be the least of your concerns. Warlocks have Claws of Ahamkara as a potential PvE option with all the Orbs of Power it can generate.

Store Arc Weapons in Your Vault

Season of Defiance’s Artifact mods was defined by Void, Strand, and Firebolt Grenades. It’s a safe assumption that Season of the Deep’s Artifact mods will be more accommodating to Arc weapons.

Until proven otherwise, it may be a good idea to have some weapons with Voltshot in your vault. The following is a sample of some weapons you can consider:

  • Brigand’s Law
  • Sailspy Pitchglass
  • Tarnished Mettle
  • IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3 (despite being nerfed, it does come with Voltshot so it may be useful in PvE.)
  • Iterative Loop
  • Prodigal Return

Complete the //NODE.OVRD.AVALON// Exotic Quest on Legendary

The main takeaway from the Revision Zero Exotic Quest is how important it is to complete new exotic quests on Legendary difficulty. In case you don’t know, Vexcalibur’s more powerful upgrades are locked behind completions of the Legendary mode of the quest.

The good news is that you need only complete it once to unlock all of the upgrades. The bad news is that you need to be close to Pinnacle Cap to stand a chance as a solo. No pressure though. You don’t need to force yourself to do it if you don’t want to. We just don’t know when the Exotic Quest playlist will be coming to Destiny 2.

Get the Patterns for the Season 20 Weapons

If you’ve been somewhat active this season, you may be surprised to find that you could have a nice stack of Defiant Engrams in your possession. Why not use them to get the remaining weapons that you don’t have patterns progress on? Each focused weapon costs 4 Defiant Engrams and 3,000 Glimmer and you won’t be guaranteed a red border every single time. But fret not, they are there. If you focus the weapons enough.

Get Patterns for Recovered Leviathan Weapons

Did you know that you can get the weapon pattern for the Imperial Decree Shotgun and a Sword for your chosen class? Well, if you have plenty of Engrams left over, you can try and get the patterns for both weapons. Each attempt costs 2 Defiant Engrams and 1,000 Glimmer. And you may need close to 100 Defiant Engrams to guarantee both patterns but they should be worth it in the end.

Consider Getting the Rose Hand Cannon

the Rose hand cannon is hands-down one of the best Legendary hand cannons to have ever graced PvP. But the weapon is going away next season and it will be replaced with an Arc sniper rifle. We don’t know when and how Bungie will be bringing back Rose but you owe it to yourself to at least get the reward roll after completing 10 placement matches.

We know it’s hard ask but it’s worth getting. And you don’t need to come back once you’re done with placements.

Do Any Remaining Season of Defiance Challenges

The last thing you can do for the rest of the season is to try and complete as many seasonal challenges as possible. You may not be able to do challenges for PvP anymore but there are some easy ones like location activities that you can do to pass the time.

You may not be able to get the large pile of Glimmer but you can get a good amount of Bright Dust from completing smaller challenges.

And that’s all we have for this list of things you need to do before Season of Deep starts. We hope that this information was of some use to you in some shape or form. See you next season, Guardians!

Check out this video from Youtuber Fallout Plays where he goes over some must-have weapons to get before Season of the Deep.