Players have been waiting to hear what Bungie has planned for them in Destiny 2: Season of Opulence for months. In its weekly blog, Bungie announced that Season of Opulence will go live early next month, on June 4.
While the studio revealed the date, many of the actual details of the season are still under wraps. We do know, however, that Season of Opulence’s new raid (called Crown of Sorrow) will be playable on the same day the season launches. This is a major break from previous raids, which usually release several days after a big content launch to give players time to experience what’s new and work their way up.
The post detailed the decision with an unattributed quote from the dev team: “The world’s first race for a raid is a competitive event. The raid is a challenge geared toward testing a fireteam’s ability to learn and execute on the mechanics, as well as their ability to overcome enemies and bosses together. Having a short window of time between release and launch allows us to preserve the combat challenge for players making their attempt on day one and get people playing the raid content right away.”
Careful investigation of some teaser images revealed that Season of Opulence will likely take place on The Leviathan, Destiny 2’s first raid location. There is also a mysterious six player matchmade activity, and what looks to be a revamp of the original Leviathan raid.
It’s likely that Bungie will release a teaser video and a roadmap for Season of Opulence as we get closer to June 4.