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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer LIVE: Release Date, Vault of Glass, Roadmap, Transmog, Weapons, Season Pass, Exotics, Quests And Everything We Know

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Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen has been a shot in the arm for the game, but fans are always looking for the next challenge.

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Season 14 will bring back Vault of Glass, introduce Transmog, and add plenty more, but there's still a lot to learn when Season of the Splicer drops... in just a few hours!

Read More: Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Wishlist: What We Want To See From The New Season

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Patch Notes and Weekly Challenges - May 11

Good news, Guardians.

You can find the latest patch notes here, as well as the first set of Weekly Challenges here.

New H.E.L.M. Image - May 11

Looks like the Fallen are making themselves at home in Destiny's recently added command centre if this image is to be believed.

All Buffs and Nerfs – May 10

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Wondering which weapons are getting stronger and which may be getting weaker?

We've got you covered here.

Bungie Confirms Lots More Loot - May 6

Bungie's latest blog has revealed a shedload of new weapons are coming in Season of the Splicer.

Find out more here, as well as the early patch notes.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Release Date

Season 14 kicks off on May 11, so we're just a few days away.

It'll run until August 24.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Story

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A Vex simulation has led to the Last City being plunged into Darkness, and has prompted the Vanguard to seek out Mithrax, Kell of the House of Light.

Mithrax's Splicer tech will help Guardians hack the Vex network and bring it down from within.

Check out our thoughts here.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Content

Season of the Chosen added much more content than Season of the Hunt, bringing in a brand new Strike as well as two older Destiny 1 Strikes.

From the roadmap below, it doesn't look as though we'll be getting any new Strikes, which is a shame - although maybe Bungie will surprise us.

What we do know is that there are two new activities: Override and Expunge.

Override, this season's Seasonal Activity is a matchmade PvE mode that will involve hacking the Vex network in what appears to be some trippy cyber-inspired battlefields.

Expunge is a new pinnacle activity. "Each week, Guardians will uncover new vulnerabilities within the Vex Network and use Splicer Keys to infiltrate and collapse it from within," Bungie's site reads.

We could get new Legend Lost Sectors on other destinations, and we'll also get more weekly challenges.

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Vault of Glass

The big addition from the Destiny Content Vault in Season 14 is the first game's initial raid, Vault of Glass.

It'll return on May 22. Bungie has said "our goal was to keep the feeling similar to how you remember, but we have made some updates to bring this content up to Destiny 2 standards."

Find out more here.

While Vault of Glass is confirmed, we also know that that Venus, the planet it's located on, will not be coming out of the Destiny Content Vault. Will we get another explorable area?

Transmog

If, like me, you like a certain set of armour for its look and therefore refuse to switch it up (no matter how many materials it costs to level it up), or you go for stats but end up looking like a trash monster, we have good news.

Season 14 will introduce transmogrification (or transmog), which Bungie is calling "Armor Synthesis". You'll be able to complete bounties for Ada-1 to be able to turn your favourite armour into an ornament for any other armour in your collection.

Despite concerns about being able to add 2018 and 2019 Solstice of Heroes Armor Glows to Armor Synthesis, Bungie has confirmed that they'll be reworked.

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"Since the new 2020 ornament mechanics were well received, we were able to rework/rebuild how 2018 and 2019 glows worked to address the community's request," a blog post explains.

"Our current plan is to make these glows into universal ornament sets like 2020 Solstice of Heroes Universal Armor Ornaments. This fix will have some limitations."

"These ornaments will not be updated to support Stasis, but will support Solar, Arc, or Void subclasses. In addition, the granted ornaments will be for the legendary armor set from each year only."

"Players who acquired any subclass type glow for that year/slot will receive the corresponding Legendary Universal Ornament for all three classes."

It's not going to be an easy process, though. Find out our thoughts here.

Oh, and shaders will no longer be consumables (hooray!), so you'll want to dismantle yours before Season 14 to ensure you don't lose out on materials. Unfortunately, they are going to be more expensive.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Roadmap

Check out the roadmap below, featuring plenty of content for Guardians regardless of season pass purchase.

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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Price

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If you've got the deluxe version of Beyond Light, then you'll have access to all seasons heading into Witch Queen – that's seasons 13, 14 and 15.

If not, you can buy Season Passes with Silver. It works out at around £10, but plenty of content will be free for all players.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Season Pass

Destiny's Season Passes come in premium and free versions, but both will award players armour, engrams, materials and reputation boosters – but you'll get more in the premium track.

Exotics and Gear

The new Season Pass exotic is a Stasis-based sidearm dubbed the Cryosthesia 77k. It appears the Seasonal Artefact may be the Splicer Gauntlet, which can be charged with Ether and used to hack the Vex Network.

As for other exotics, there are a new set of boots available for each class.

Bungie has revealed that seasonal armour will no longer be earned through the Season Pass, instead requiring completions of the new Seasonal Activity, but there are two new weapons (alongside the Crysothesia) that will be earnable through the pass.

Then there are another four seasonal weapons tied to Umbral Engrams and Override completions, a new Legendary Fusion rifle, Null Composure, that's attainable through a quest, and four new weapons for Gambit, Crucible and Vanguard Strikes.

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Finally, Nightfalls will add three Destiny 1 weapons as rotating rewards.

Find out more about the new weapons here.

We also know that a new Iron Banner shotgun and machine gun are arriving, too. Find out more here.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer Trailer

Check out the trailer below:

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