- Season Of The Plunder
- Season Of The Haunted
- The Witch Queen
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, the fourth annual expansion for Destiny 2, sends Guardians to Savathun's Throne World in search of answers. Savathun has somehow taken the Light for herself and her Lucent Brood of Hive. Players will need to fight against Hive Guardians to earn new items, unlock weapon crafting, and much more.
As with any new Destiny expansion, this content drop is rich with new activities, items, and collectibles to chase. Whether you're a casual player or a hardcore enthusiast, The Witch Queen has something for everyone. This hub page contains all of our high-quality guides and tier lists to help you progress your character, master this expansion's new systems, and create the perfect Guardian. Use the table of contents below to jump to any section that interests you. We'll be updating this guide continuously throughout the year with new guides and seasonal content, so check back often.
Updated September 27th, 2022, by Charles Burgar: The sixth week of Season of the Plunder is here. Enjoy double Gambit Rank progress all week long, attempt one of this week's new Seasonal Challenges, and dive into the Devils' Lair in this week's Nightfall for rewards. Now is also a great time to start working on Star Chart upgrades and increasing your Power Level to prepare for GMs.
Newer Destiny 2 players will want to learn how leveling works, the basics of each class, and how armor stats and mods work. We have guides listed below that should cover the basics. We'll expand this section to be much more comprehensive—including a full beginner's guide—in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
- Which Class Should I Play First?
- Destiny 2: How To Reach Max Power Level Quickly
- Beginner Basics (Changing Subclasses, Joining A Clan, Etc.)
- A Complete Guide To Armor 2.0
Season Of The Plunder
Eramis Kell has broken free from her Stasis prison on the frigid skyscrapers of Europa. In order to face her, you're going to need a crew of your own. Assemble your own team of Fallen pirates, fashion a Ketch to your Guardian's taste, and set sail across the endless stars as you search for the only thing that matters to a Guardian: loot.
Seasonal Content Walkthroughs
Builds For Season 19
Arc 3.0, Void 3.0 and Solar 3.0 have given their respective subclasses the Aspects and Fragments system we previously saw with Stasis. And thanks to weapon crafting, obtaining the gear you want should be the easiest it's ever been. Buildcrafting has become more important than ever before, and the payoff for creating a build has never been greater.
We've updated our build guides to take full advantage of the new Artifact mods and Fragments released with this expansion and recent seasons. Use the power of Combat Style mods, the 3.0 subclasses, and this expansion's new offerings to create the ultimate Guardian.
Buildcrafting in Destiny 2 can be daunting with the sheer array of options you have. Learning about mod synergies, ability cooldowns, and what functions in PvE and PvP is downright impossible if you don't play Destiny 2 for dozens of hours each week.
That's where our guides come in. We've tested various mechanics and mods in Destiny 2 and recorded how they work. Want to know how strong Firepower is? Check out our Charged with Light mods article. Interested in what every ability cooldown is? We have that too. We'll be adding to this subsection as needed to help you make the perfect build.
New Gear (Season Of The Plunder)
Seasonal Challenges are your main source of XP and Bright Dust in Destiny 2. If you're looking to max your Season Pass or purchase some sweet cosmetics from the Eververse store, you'll want to complete as many challenges as possible.
Season Of The Haunted
Calus' Leviathan has been uncovered in the Moon's orbit. Empress Caiatl, Zavala, and the Crow are all haunted by their deepest Nightmares. Descend into the abandoned Leviathan, eliminate the Scorn within, and send the Nightmares back from whence they came. Use the guides below to learn more about this season's matchmade activity, secrets, and much more.
Seasonal Content Walkthroughs (Haunted)
New Gear (Season Of The Haunted)
Aboard the Leviathan's corrupted halls are some of the Cabal's strongest weapons. Conquer the horrors within to earn new spoils and reclaim some of Destiny 2's most iconic weapons from the Menagerie. Austringer, Beloved, and The Epicurean are just a few returning weapons—complete with new perk pools and support for The Witch Queen's weapon crafting system. Grow fat from strength.
Season 17 comes with one of this year's three-player dungeons. Set aboard the Leviathan, the Duality dungeon has new and returning gear, a new armor set, and a Master difficulty variant that can drop Artifice armor—arguably the best Legendary armor in the game. Check out our guide on the Duality dungeons and the best gear you can find from each encounter.
Season Of The Risen
Guardians will be working with Empress Caiatl to stop Savathun's Lucent Brood in Season of the Risen's PsiOps activity. Use your new Void abilities and crafted weapons to shut down Savathun's army of Light Guardians before it's too late. The guides below will help get you accustomed to this season's activity, progression system, and more.
Seasonal Content Walkthroughs (Risen)
New Gear (Season Of The Risen)
The Witch Queen
Destiny 2's Witch Queen expansion sends Guardians to Savathun's Throne World in search of the truth. Savathun has found a way to steal the Light for herself and her Hive Coven, granting them powers much like your own. You must venture out into the Throne World to stop whatever Savathun is planning.
Before you're ready to stop the Lucent Brood, you'll need to prepare by completing The Witch Queen's campaign, unlock the expansion's weapon crafting system, and much more. Check out our other content guides that cover everything from Lost Sectors to raids.
The Darkness bestows a gift that Destiny fans have wanted for years: weapon crafting. Through Mars' Enclave, Guardians can create powerful weapons with the exact perks they want, right down to the Masterwork. There's a ton to cover with a system such as this, so be sure that you understand the fundamentals first. We'll have more weapon crafting guides in the coming days that discuss how the crafting economy works, which weapons you should craft, and more.
New Gear (The Witch Queen)
Use the bones of your enemies to craft the devastating Osteo Striga, or assist the Cabal with their war against the Hive to obtain some powerful new seasonal items. A new Destiny expansion means there's new loot to chase, and there's no shortage of loot in this expansion. Over 50 new weapons have been added, some of which can be crafted. Check out our guides below on what has been added to this expansion and which rolls are worth grinding for.
Throne World Secrets
The queen of deceit has riddled her Throne World with secrets for Guardians to uncover. The new Deepsight mechanic and Destiny's typical obsession with collectibles will surely give players enough reason to search every nook and cranny of the High Coven.
Subclass 3.0 Reworks
Bungie is in the process of reworking every Light subclass in Destiny 2, converting their grid design to the Aspects and Fragments system that debuted with Stasis. In other words, all Light subclasses offer far more customization, centralized keywords for Guardians to build around, and even more tools to play with. Our guides below showcase how the new 3.0 system works, all new Aspects and Fragments, and each element's keywords.
Bungie 30th Anniversary
The Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack serves as a celebration of Bungie's past, a nostalgia-fueled DLC that harkens back to the days of Myth and Halo. Defeat enemies in a Nine game show called Dares of Eternity to chase the perfect Halo Battle Rifle, or descend into the Cosmodrome's Loot Cave to earn some of Destiny's most coveted items.
And who could forget Gjallarhorn, arguably the most iconic weapon in the Destiny franchise? It's all here, waiting to be claimed by you and your fireteam. Use the guides below to learn how Dares of Eternity works, how to clear the Grasp of Avarice dungeon, and which weapon rolls you should be chasing from this DLC.
30th Anniversary Content
Exotic Quests & Best Weapon Rolls
Destiny 2 is a massive game with dozens of activities, titles, and a dizzying number of weapons to find. Become a master in all things Destiny 2 by following our in-depth content walkthroughs. We'll show you how to solo Legendary Lost Sectors, conquer your first raid, gild your first title, and much more.
Master Lost Sectors
Current Rotation (Season Of The Plunder)
RaidsThe mother worm in the Vow of the Disciple Raid from Destiny 2
Deep Stone Crypt
Vow Of The Disciple
Best Weapons And God Rolls
Destiny 2 has hundreds of weapons for Guardians to chase, ranging from high-powered revolvers to rocket launchers forged from the armor of dead Guardians. Finding a weapon that suits your playstyle can be tough, which is why we've made dozens of god roll guides and weapon tier lists.
We've covered the best weapon rolls for multiple seasons now, all of which can be found below. We've also created lists of the best weapons for each archetype in Destiny 2, ranging from Primaries to Heavy weapons. Dig through the guide below to find your perfect weapon.
Gear Tier Lists
Mod Tier Lists
God Roll Compendium