One of the big changes for Destiny 2’s new Season of the Chosen is the replacement of weekly vendor bounties. Instead, your quests tab has a new hub for new Seasonal Challenges. For the first ten weeks of each season, Bungie will be adding new weekly quests via this new system in an effort to make up for the lost XP and Bright Dust rewards. In this guide, we’ll be looking at the Destiny 2 Season 13, Week 9 challenges and offering some tips for fast completion.
How Do These New Challenges Work?
The new weekly challenges work about how you’d expect them to. Each week, Bungie will be adding more though there won’t be a specific number of challenges each time. You have until the end of the season to complete them, so no worries if you’re not keeping up with the progression as you go. In fact, waiting makes it a bit easier to complete the whole thing faster as you can earn progress across multiple challenges at once.
- For the Suited For Combat challenge, you need to be wearing seasonal armor. Other armor sets don’t appear to work.
- Unless you’re confident in your skills, I recommend just doing Presage on Normal difficulty. You won’t have the pressure of the clock and completing it will be much easier.
Focus a Tier 3 Umbral Engram.
To complete this challenge all you need to do is focus or have focused one Tier 3 Umbral Engram. This will cost you 5 Hammer Charges, 10 Legendary Shards, and 1 Umbnral Engram. Additionally, you’ll need to have unlocked a Tier 3 Focus. This is done by completing the challenge tied to each of the engrams. You’ll also need to unlock the Hammer Charge 1 enhancement at the H.E.L.M. table. This is in the first column and will allow you to hold up to 5 Hammer Charges, which is needed to even focus a Tier 3 Umbral Engram.
Complete Exotic quest “Presage” three times on either Normal or Master difficulty.
For this challenge, all you have to do is complete the Presage quest three times from now until the season is over. This is a lengthy quest, so if you’re brand new make sure to use our walkthrough. It doesn’t matter if you complete the quest on just one character or all three. Just beating it a total of three times will complete this challenge and earn you some easy experience.
Suited for Combat
Defeat 400 targets anywhere in the system with a full armor set. Bonus progression for defeating Guardians.
Rewards: Double XP
Okay, so this one is worded poorly. Having tested it with multiple full armor sets, it appears that only the seasonal armor actually works. This doesn’t mean just wear the ornaments, you need to physically have an entire set of seasonal armor on your Guardian to make progress in this quest. Now, this may be a bug given the vagueness of the challenge and how it doesn’t specify that you need the seasonal armor. If you don’t have a set, I recommend using your Umbral Engrams to craft some season armor. It might take a bit of time, but this is the most consistent method for obtaining a full seasonal armor set.
…And Fell the Giant
Stagger, pierce, or disrupt 50 Champions.
Rewards: Quadruple XP, Bright Dust
To complete this, you’ll need to disrupt, pierce or stagger 50 Champions in any activity. This can be done by just going through high difficulty Nightfall: The Ordeals, Battlegrounds, or Legendary Lost Sectors. The latter is actually the best method since you don’t need to kill the Champion. Instead, you can just find a Barrier Champion and continuously pierce their barrier. The trick is to just let them heal and then break the shield again. It’s not the most exciting method, but you should be able to quickly complete this challenge with little effort.
Feels Good to Be Bad
Defeat Guardians in Gambit. Bonus progress for defeating them as an Invader.
Rewards: Quadruple XP, Bright Dust
Did you really think you weren’t going to have a Gambit challenge this week? Focusing on killing Guardians, this challenge tasks you with slaying players during Gambit matches either as the defender or Invader. Obviously, the latter will net you more experience. If you’re not confident in your PVP abilities, a few weapons that can make killing people a little easier are Izanagi’s Burden, Eyes of Tomorrow, Truth, Wardcliff Coil, and Arbalest. Personally, I prefer Izanagi’s Burden since a single Honed Edge shot will kill anyone hit by it regardless of where the bullet lands. Eyes of Tomorrow is also disgustingly good since the rocket tracking is very aggressive.