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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer release time, roadmap and new features explained

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer – also known as Season 14 – introduces itself as the second major update in the game’s fourth year.

Season of the Chosen has officially come to a close. With the arrival of the so-called endless night in the Tower, a new 6-player matchmade activity and weekly pinnacle mission are joining the roster. The Vault of Glass from the original Destiny is returning as well (with a few changes), and you can expect a new social space such as the previous season.

Elsewhere, keep your eyes peeled for more Exotics and Legendary Gear, a revamped transmog system, and of course, a battle pass with 100 tiers of rewards, access to a new type of chest and upgrades, and various rewards.

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Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer roadmap: What’s new in Season 14

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer is the third season of content in the game’s fourth year, following on from Season of the Chosen, which started back on February 9th.

This season’s storyline centres around Mithrax, the iconic Fallen Kell and former Captain of the House of Dusk who founded the House of Light. In this occasion, Mithrax is leading a group of enigmatic Eliksni who wish to be closer to the Traveler, for reasons yet unknown. In addition, this character carries the ability to combat the Vex technology, which has invaded the Last City, imposing an endless night with an increasingly danger looming around it.

Here’s the roadmap for Season 14 content:

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer roadmap.

At launch (May 11th):

  • Social space H.E.L.M. getting an upgrade. In here you’ll be able to access new stations regarding Splicer tech.
The H.E.L.M. social space in Season of the Splicer.
  • Introductory mission called ‘Armor Synthesis’, which will introduce the revamped transmog system available for free to all players
  • New Stasis Aspect Quests, which require Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Exotic Stasis sidearm Cryosthesia 77k, which uses liquid cooling tech to power itself, will automatically unlock for Season Pass owners
  • New 6-player PvE matchmade activity called Override in Europa, requires Season of the Splicer
  • Other regular Seasonal content – including a battle pass with 100 tiers of rewards, Season of the Splicer Universal Ornaments, new Power level cap, and new Exotics to earn

May 14th

  • Trials of Osiris begins

May 18th

  • Iron Banner returns
  • Override event taking place in the Moon for Season Pass holders

May 22nd

  • Vault of Glass raid opens its doors. There will be some differences here and there, but developer Bungie said its goal was not to “fundamentally evolve” the raid, and instead leave its most familiar bits and pieces in place.
  • The raid will offer a Conquest Mode and challenges to players looking to obtain a World First finish within the 24 hours of it going live

May 25th

  • New weekly pinnacle mission Override set in Tangled Shore for Season pass holders
Guardians will be infiltrating the Vex Network, quite literally, to grab Splicer Keys and uncover vulnerabilities.

June 1st

  • Weekly pinnacle mission

June 8th

  • Iron Banner
  • Weekly pinnacle mission

June 15th

  • Vault of Glass raid challenges
  • Weekly pinnacle mission
Bungie stated players should expect over 30 new and reprised Legendary weapons this season.

June 22nd

  • Weekly pinnacle mission

June 29th

  • Iron Banner
  • Weekly pinnacle mission

July 6th

  • Solstice of Heroes kicks off
  • Vault of Glass difficulty options
Look your Vex with the Season of the Splicer universal ornaments.

August 3rd

  • Solstice of Heroes ends
  • Iron Banner

August 10th

  • Epilogue, Season of the Splicer concludes

As with previous seasons, expect some surprises among the above dates. For example, in the past, Exotic quests have debuted unannounced.

Coming soon is Season of the Splicer, introducing transmog, the usual updates to Exotics and the max level cap, and in a few weeks, the return of Vault of Glass. If you’re catching up on previous activities, we have explainers for the Presage quest and its Captain’s Logs. If you’re still catching up with Beyond Light, make sure you pick up Salvation’s Grip, The Lament, Hawkmoon – which can be improved further with the Harbinger quest – and Augment Triumphs. As well as XP farm and Glimmer farm advice, looking to the year ahead, we explain everything we know about Destiny 2 crossplay and transmog.

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer release time, release date and end date explained

Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer has a release date of Tuesday, May 11th, at the following weekly reset time:

  • UK: 6pm (BST)
  • Europe: 7pm (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 1pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 10am (PDT)

Downtime for the new Season will begin 15 minutes before the above times – with the patch being pushed around when the weekly reset goes live. Once downloaded, you should be free to start playing.

Meanwhile, Season of the Splicer has an end date of Tuesday, August 24th, also at the same reset time.

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We are yet to see everything that will be removed at the end of Season of the Chosen, but in the meantime, there’s plenty to expect from the upcoming months. Both veterans and newcomers will most likely paying several visits to the updated version of the Vault of Glass to uncover what’s new. The addition of difficulty modifiers and challenges throughout the season should also give plenty of reasons to return to the raid, too.

Even more so curious is the Spicer Gauntlet, which can be charged with Ether and used to hack the Vex Network, where most of the new activities will be taking place. This will grant access to Conflux Chests, which serve to unlock Splicer upgrades. As ever, figuring out how everything is going to work is part of Destiny 2’s appeal!

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