Bungie details Season of Dawn’s issues ahead of release

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Later today Destiny 2’s second season in its third year kicks off.

Players will head to Mercury once again for Season of Dawn but this time things are very different what with Osiris’ Sundial, the possibility of meeting up with Saint-14 again and offing more Cabal as they try to rewrite history.

With Season of Dawn comes update 2.7.0 and Bungie has detailed a laundry list of issues players may encounter when the log into the game.

Not everybody will encounter these issues but it is worth reading through them to save yourself a headache later today.

The most important note is that Destiny will be brought offline for maintenance from 08:00 PST (18:00 CAT) until 10:00 PST (20:00AM). Update 2.7.0 will be available to download from 09:00AM (19:00 CAT). Be sure to complete your last minute grind before then.

Upon logging in after the update, players might encounter a CHICKEN error. Bungie advises players simply relaunch the game to clear this error.

Then, for Season Pass owners to access rewards from the new seasonal activity, The Sundial, they will first need to link an Obelisk to the Sundial. How exactly this is accomplished is unclear but we recommend casting an eye over the official sub-Reddit for word on how to link an Obelisk to the Sundial.

Then, once you have completed a Sundial run, don’t return to Orbit immediately as Bungie has noted that progression in the A Matter of Time quest may not count if you jump out of The Sundial too quickly.

For players who have earned Divinity – the Exotic Trace Rifle from the Garden of Salvation raid – there is currently a bug where the shields of Barrier Champions won’t disappear while using Divinity. Whether this is just a visual bug or a bug that makes these champions invincible while Divinity is equipped is unclear at this stage.

There are also several bugs relating to Season of Dawn triumphs.

  • “Challenges” won’t progress with weekly challenge completion
  • “Rituals” won’t progress with weekly Gambit bounties or Infamy ranks
  • “Engagement” won’t progress with banked motes

For the completionists, Bungie has said that the requirements for these Triumphs would be lowered once the bugs are fixed in a future update. For now it’s probably best to ignore the grind for those Triumphs.

One last thing to note is that Season Currency from Season of the Undying can, and should be, scrapped after the update. You will no longer be able to buy Vex Offensive bounties or indeed play that activity once Season of Dawn goes live. A full list of season content disappearing later today including Lore, Triumphs, Titles and Badges follows below.

  • The Undying Triumphs Seal will no longer be available to earn after the Season of the Undying ends.
  • The Last Days on Kraken Mare lore book will no longer be available to earn after Season of the Undying ends.
  • The Season of the Undying Collection badge will no longer be available to earn after Season of the Undying ends. The badge will remain if a player has completed it, but any incomplete entries will no longer be visible after Season of the Undying ends.
  • Season 8: Power Bonus
  • Season 8: Progress
  • Season 8: Vanguard
  • Season 8: Nightfall
  • Season 8:Engagement
  • Season 8: Rituals
  • Season 8: Combat
  • Season 8: Challenges
  • Season 8: Valor Legend
  • Season 8: Valor
  • Season 8: Glory Streak
  • Season 8: Glory
  • Season 8: Iron Banner
  • Season 8: Iron Will
  • The Front Lines
  • Final Assault
  • Rapid Assault
  • Precise Assault
  • Perfect Assault
  • Flawless Assault
  • Offensive Expert
  • Offensive Tactician
  • Offensive Sharpshooter
  • Offensive Finisher
  • Operative
  • Moonlight Crescendo
  • Lunar Fashion
  • Dark Side of the Moon
  • Crater Spark
  • Over the Moon

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.