The 17th season of Destiny 2 starts today at 6pm BST / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT, titled the Season of the Haunted. Already included in the Deluxe Edition of The Witch Queen — which is 25 per cent off on the PS Store for a few weeks — you will gain access to a new story which marks the return of the Leviathan, new activities and weekly missions, and even more gear. You'll also be able to buy Season of the Haunted on its own for £12.99/$14.99, outside of any other content.

Season of the Haunted's story goes as follows: "The object of Calus’s desire has taken many shapes over the years. His once-opulent ship, now derelict and corrupted, has returned to our galaxy — its sights set on the Pyramid ship lying dormant on the Moon." A series of weekly missions send you to the underbelly of the Leviathan, where you will "uncover the truth behind Calus’s sinister plan, and sever the Nightmares he controls".

A new seasonal activity accompanies the main narrative, named Nightmare Containment. This is a scalable activity that absolutely everyone gains access to. "Evil resonates within the hull of the emperor’s wretched vessel. Summon the most challenging Nightmares and cleanse them with fire."

As for gear, the Exotic sidearm Trespasser from Destiny 1 is back. There are then also Opulent Weapons to get your hands on along with seasonal gear. Finally, a new Season Pass with both a free and paid tier is available, rewarding items, currencies, and weapons.

One thing all players can look forward to is the Solar 3.0 update, which refreshes the Solar classes for Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks. "Solar becomes the latest subclass to receive a complete redesign empowered by the ultra-customizable Aspects and Fragments system. Light the flames of creativity, discover new builds, and prove that there’s never a bad time to fight fire with fire," the Bungie website explains.

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