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Destiny 2 Exotic Mission Rotator Guide - Playlist, Loot Pool Rewards

The entire Season of the Witch exotic mission playlist rotation.

The Exotic Mission Rotator is here in Season 22, longtime players will recognize some missions while others experience them for the first time. Either way, this rotator is new in Destiny 2, and we have tips on navigating through the playlist, getting catalysts, and the Exotic and Legendary loot pool rewards.

Players can access the Exotic Mission Rotator from the Legends destination. 

The current rotator playlist includes:

  • Presage: Requires Beyond Light or Season of the Haunted
  • Vox Obscura: Requires The Witch Queen or Season of the Risen.
  • Operation: Seraph’s Shield: Requires The Witch Queen or Season of the Seraph.

Exotic Mission Rotation

  • October 31 - Vox Obscura
  • November 7 - Operation: Seraph's Shield
  • November 14 - Presage
  • November 21 -  Vox Obscura
  • November 28 - New Season

Normal and Legendary difficulty rewards

The Exotic Mission Rotator will have a Normal and Legendary difficulty. Finishing a mission on either difficulty for the first time will award players the Deepsight version of the respective Exotic weapon. As usual, you can extract the weapon pattern from the red-border weapon. 

Exotic weapon rewards available in the rotator are now craftable. So, you can craft Dead Man's Tale, Dead Messenger, and Revision Zero with your desired rolls. 

Also, you can obtain an intrinsic upgrade for crafting every time you complete the Exotic mission on Normal or Legendary. Keep in mind, that the two difficulty modes have separate weekly reward lockouts.

To get the catalyst upgrade for a crafted Exotic weapon, complete the Exotic mission on Legendary difficulty. In addition to all of that, finishing Exotic missions in the rotator gives bonus progress to the Xenology quest, which you get from Xur. Normal mode gives four points, while Legendary gives seven.

Exotic Mission Rotator loot pools

On every completion, you earn an additional weapon from that Exotic mission's loot pool — there's a chance it'll drop as a Deepsight weapon. Also, each Exotic mission in the rotator playlist has a pool of legacy Seasonal rewards that correspond with the mission theme, but this does not progress legacy Triumphs.

Presage loot pool

The Presage loot pool rewards gear from Season of the Haunted along with the Dead Man's Tale Exotic scout rifle.

Seasonal and Opulent weapons:

  • Nezarec's Whisper
  • Bump in the Night
  • Tears of Contrition
  • Hollow Denial
  • Firefright
  • Without Remorse
  • Austringer
  • Drang (Baroque)
  • Beloved
  • CALUS Mini-Tool

Armor set: Eidolon Pursuant

Vox Obscura loot pool

The Vox Obscura loot pool rewards gear from Season of the Risen along with the Dead Messenger Exotic grenade launcher.

Seasonal weapons:

  • Explosive Personality
  • Recurrent Impact
  • Under Your Skin
  • Sweet Sorrow
  • Thoughtless
  • Piece of Mind

Armor set: Tusked Allegiance

Operation: Seraph’s Shield loot pool

The Operation: Seraph’s Shield loot pool rewards gear from Season of the Seraph along with the Revision Zero Exotic pulse rifle.

Seasonal and Ikelos weapons:

  • Fire and Forget
  • Tripwire Canary
  • Disparity
  • Path of Least Resistance
  • Judgment of Kelgorath
  • Retrofit Escapade
  • IKELOS_HC_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SG_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SR_v1.0.3
  • IKELOS_SMG_v1.0.3

Armor set: Warmind’s Avatar

Weekly challenge rewards

The weekly challenge recognizes the same loot pool as the Exotic mission available that week. Rewards earned this way will have: Pinnacle Power and one Deepsight weapon of a locked pattern. However, if you unlock all weapon patterns, you will get a previously unobtained armor piece. On the other hand, a random weapon or armor reward drops if you acquire all weapon patterns and unique gear.

Bungie plans on adding more Exotic missions into rotation when Destiny 2: The Final Shape launches, so we'll update this guide as new information unfolds.

About the Author

Saniya Ahmed

Saniya Ahmed is an editor at Fanbyte covering Destiny 2 news, guides, and feature stories. She’s a long-time Destiny player who loves the game for its lore and is a Hunter main. Her bylines include GameSpot, IGN, WIRED, Game Informer, and more.