Bungie has simply dropped the trailer for Future 2’s subsequent season, which we now know is named Season of the Seraph. It kicks off later at present at reset time (10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM GMT). Till this video arrived nearly nothing official was identified concerning the season, resulting in fairly a little bit of grumbling from gamers concerning the studio’s desire for hype-building secrecy over clear communication.

As had been rumoured by lore watchers, the season is themed across the return of the warmind Rasputin, an extremely highly effective militarized AI with a penchant for opera. The outdated rascal had been stashed in an engram following the pyramid fleet’s invasion of the Photo voltaic System, which fried his defences. It appears to be like to me like we’ll spend the subsequent couple of months restoring him, seemingly culminating in transferring his consciousness to an exo physique.

I need to submit this shortly so am not going to do a voluminous frame-by-frame breakdown of the footage, however the very first thing that jumped out to me was the inclusion of recent Seraph weapons (which can presumably additionally have the ability to generate Warmind Cells, because the Seraph/Ikelos weapons prior to now have executed).

These new Seraph weapons look completely baller and may have the ability to create Warmind Cells—explosive balls of vitality that may generate all kinds of results based mostly in your character’s mods. (Picture credit score: Bungie )

Bungie has additionally put up an official web page for the season, which will be discovered right here. It fleshes out what to anticipate from the story:

“The Hive God of Warfare strikes to grab management of Rasputin’s community of weaponized satellites. In her fingers, she would flip its devastating energy on the Final Metropolis. To cease her, the Vanguard has approved particular covert operations armed with the Warmind’s most superior weaponry. Brokers conducting these operations are referred to as Seraphs.”

When it comes to new content material, we’re promised Heist Battlegrounds, which is the six-person matchmade exercise for the season and sees guardians “deployed to a number of locations to infiltrate Braytech services, bypass superior protection methods, and neutralize hordes of Wrathborn”. There will even be an unique quest known as Operation: Seraph’s Protect wherein “guardians should achieve entry to essentially the most impenetrable facility within the photo voltaic system: a Braytech orbital platform above the Final Metropolis.” 

It seems like that exercise can be what progresses the weekly story and finally results in Rasputin being woken up. That exercise additionally seems to be the source of a brand new unique known as Revision Zero, which seems to be a pulse rifle. Bungie says: “Within the weeks following its discovery, a number of catalysts will be acquired, every including to the mysterious Unique’s energy.” A number of catalysts? Say extra, Bungie! 

I’ll say the brand new armor units coming with Season of the Seraph appear sturdy for us vogue enjoyers, particularly the Murderer’s Creed tie-in stuff pictured under.

Due to a crossover with Ubisoft’s open world stealth collection, you can cosplay your guardian as Altair this season. (Picture credit score: Bungie )

An arc-themed set of armor, which was delayed from final season, can be out there through the Eververse MTX retailer. (Picture credit score: Bungie )

The season move can be dropping this natty Veist gear. (Picture credit score: Bungie )

Additionally out there on the season move is the Manticore, an unique SMG constructed by the Veist foundry. We’ll discover out what it does later. (Picture credit score: Bungie )

Season of the Seraph runs from 6 December to twenty-eight February, which is when Lightfall, the subsequent main enlargement, lands.