Destiny 2: Season of Plunder exotic weapons, raid chests and more

Season of plunder gear
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Destiny 2: Season of Plunder is the penultimate season ahead of the Lightfall expansion in 2023, and there's a new raid to enjoy, exotics to collect and, as the title suggests, pirates! To get all of the good loot, though, you'll need to complete various quests and tasks, some of which are trickier than others.

Whether you're hunting down map fragments or hoping to get your hands on the Touch of Malice raid exotic, I've got you covered in this Season of Plunder guide.

Destiny 2: Season of Plunder exotic weapons

Exotic weapons are always worth chasing in Destiny 2, as their unique intrinsic perks set them above the rest. Not all of the Season 18 exotics are available in-game yet, but you can check out how to get the ones that are below.

This exotic fusion rifle is the easiest exotic to get your hands on this season, so here's how to get it and its catalyst.

This scout rifle is this season's raid exotic from King's Fall. It's not a guaranteed drop, either, so here's Sean's guide on how to improve your chances.

If you want some powerful exotic armor to go with your new weapons, Fallen Sunstar, Gyrfalcon's Hauberk, and Point-Contact Cannon Brace are all available through legend and master lost sectors.

Destiny 2 King's Fall red border weapons - Warlock with a raid weapon

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Destiny 2: Season of Plunder activities

To get your hands on the new exotic sparrow, you'll need to go on a treasure hunt.

Map fragments work like lures from Season of the Hunt, letting you influence the type of reward you'll receive by slotting them into your Captain's Atlas. Here's how to get them.

If you want to get yourself some pinnacles and earn the Frostmire's Will triumph for the Iron Banner title, you'll want to finish these daily challenges when the mode is active.

Grandmaster Nightfalls are finally up for the Season of Plunder, meaning you can grab yourself adept versions of their usual weapons. Find out which Nightfall guns are on offer right now, what the weekly rotation is, and how adept weapons and mods work.

Along with the usual slew of free stuff you can claim on your account, Bungie is celebrating National Coming Out day with a free rainbow transmat effect.

King's Fall raid

King's Fall is this season's raid and alongside the raid exotic, you'll have the chance to earn extra weapons and armor by finding these secret chests.

Here's how to get a guaranteed Deepsight weapon after defeating Oryx so you can craft raid weapons.

Destiny 2: Lightfall

Tim had a chat with Joe Blackburn to get all the deets about the next exapansion, Lightfall.

New loadout systems and LFG will come to Destiny 2: Lightfall, and you'll also be able to praise your fellow Guardians if they were a particularly good leader.

The Strand darkness-based subclass arrives in Lightfall and you'll be zipping around Neptune soon with your green cosmic grappling hook.

It's off to Neptune in February, with the most futuristic-looking location yet in Destiny 2.

Season 19 and beyond

Bungie has always taken feedback from fans seriously, and has made the decision to stop sunsetting whole expansions.

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