Bungie just rolled out its first TWAB of 2022, and it’s been crazy. For the upcoming Season 16 and Fate 2: Witch Queen expansion, Guardians will be able to unlock all 25 mods from seasonal artifacts – as long as they have enough XP.
“Starting with Season 16, players will no longer be limited to the number of Artifact mods they can unlock,” reads today Update This Week At Bungie. “This means players can unlock all 25 Artifact mods by the end of the Season!”
A long-requested QOL improvement, unlocking all seasonal artifact mods will still require an investment. The first 12 mods will unlock at roughly the same rate as they do now, but the adjustments to increase XP will mean the remaining 13 artifact mods will unlock much slower. This will likely feel similar to how the seasonal artifact grants additional light levels.
TWAB also has a few more tidbits worth mentioning. Next season’s artifact mod will feature anti-champions Anti-Barrier Scout and Bow mods, as well as Overload Auto-Rifle and SMG. The new Glaive weapon will receive an Unstoppable mod, while the Glaive itself will be marked “through a variety of artifact mods.”
Another big QOL change coming in Witch Queen will be equipping complete armor. Currently, changing the elemental properties of a piece of crafting armor is prohibitively expensive, which greatly limits crafting opportunities. Starting in Season 16, changing the elemental properties of finished armor will only cost 10,000 Glimmer and one Upgrade Module.
Finally, Orbs of Power is being remade. Currently, multiple kills with a mastered weapon will produce Orbs of Power. In Season 16, Orbs of Power will instead only be generated from multiple kills if the player is using the new orb generation mod. This new mod will put on the Guardian’s head armor and reward orbs from multiple kills of “a specific type of damage”, kinetic, arc, sun, void, or stasis.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen and Season 16 both arrive on February 22. You can watch Savathun’s Throne World in the latest trailer. here.
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