Destiny 2’s latest season, the Season of the Splicer, begins May 11, and it duties Guardians with defending the Last City from the advances of the Vex. The new season runs till Aug. 24, and consists of new weapons, new missions, and a visit again to a traditional Destiny raid, Bungie revealed on Tuesday.

Season of the Splicer is all about the Vex, who’re making direct threats on the Last City, one of the final remaining strongholds of humanity. The Vex have blocked out the solar and thrown the metropolis into infinite evening. To cease them, Guardians should workforce up with Mithrax, Kell of the House of Light, to revive daylight to the metropolis.

As half of the season’s narrative, gamers may have the likelihood to hack right into a Vex simulation, courtesy of Mithrax, and full a six-player matchmaking exercise known as Override, the place they’ll must steal Vex codes and uncover their secrets and techniques. The season additionally includes a new weekly pinnacle mission known as Expunge, the place gamers can try to destroy the Vex Network from inside.

A pair of weeks into the season, on May 22, gamers can tackle the Vex inside the mysterious Vault of Glass raid. Challenges awaiting gamers inside the Vault embody a battle towards Atheon, Time’s Conflux.

The Vault of Glass was the authentic Destiny’s first raid, and diehard gamers nonetheless maintain it in a really particular place of their recollections. Although the raid will nonetheless be recognizable to them, it gained’t be a direct port. According to Bungie, the new Vault of Glass is definitely an up to date model of the raid that’s designed to higher slot in with Destiny 2, and the expectations that gamers have of the present recreation.

Another new function in Season of the Splicer is the controversial new Armor Synthesis system, which Bungie revealed final month. Armor Synthesis permits gamers to customise their Guardian’s appears to be like with a new transmog system. A new season additionally means a Season Pass, identical to earlier seasons; Season Pass house owners instantly get the new Exotic stasis sidearm Cryosthesia 77Ok when Season of the Splicer begins.