Destiny 2‘s Season of Plunder has officially begun, adding new missions, weekly activities, and the Arc 3.0 subclass upgrade to the game that players can experiment with over the next few weeks. The new season pass is in effect from August 23 to December 6, and we’ve run down everything that you can earn from the new season pass, including the new Exotic weapon you earn when you start Season of Plunder, as well as the new armor that Titans, Hunters, and Warlocks can get from it as the Lightfall expansion draws closer.
You can also check out our Season of Plunder seasonal challenges guide to see which objectives you can tackle to help unlock all of this gear more quickly.
After being defeated in the Beyond Light expansion and frozen by her own Stasis powers, Eramis has broken free of her icy prison. Now loose, Eramis has rallied old pirate lords of Eliksni legend to assist her in recovering lost relics of great power. To stop her, you’ll need to assemble a crew and steal those artifacts first as you explore new uncharted regions of the solar system.
A new six-player activity, Ketchcrash will let you and your fellow Guardians engage in spaceship-to-spaceship combat as you wreak havoc on Eramis and her pirate crews.
Uncover treasure maps, dig for booty, and get it back to your ship all while fending off enemy pirate crews in this new three-player activity.
Get ready to shiver some timbers in weekly missions, as you take the fight to Eramis and her Pirate Lords. Defeat them, and you’ll earn some great treasure for your efforts.
Season of Plunder will offer several optional challenges to complete every week, which in turn will offer various rewards and substantial experience points. You’ll be able to pursue these objectives at your own leisure, and there are normally 10 weeks of unique objectives to accomplish throughout a given season. Complete all of them, and you’ll be rewarded with a pile of Bright Dust that can be used to purchase some neat cosmetic gear from the Eververse shop. For a look at all of the ones released so far, check out the Season of Plunder challenges guide.
Seasonal armor can be earned from both the free and premium tiers of the season pass, but the seasonal gear and weapons with the best stats will be found in the paid-for season pass. You can expect higher ratings, an instant unlock for the seasonal Exotic weapon, an ornament to change up its appearance, and more resources with that version of the season pass. If you’re interested in what Destiny 2 has to offer in Season 18, you can read the list below that highlights the best gear to earn and see what the new armor sets will look like.
Free season pass
- Rank 7 — Bright engramRank 13 — Bright engramRank 17 — Bright engramRank 20 — Exotic engramRank 23 — Bright engramRank 27 — Bright engramRank 30 — Season of Plunder sidearm: Brigand’s LawRank 33 — Bright engramRank 35 — Delicate Tomb Exotic fusion rifleRank 37 — Bright engramRank 43 — Bright engramRank 45 — Season of Plunder Legendary machine gun: Plank’s StrideRank 47 — Bright engramRank 53 — Bright engramRank 55 — Exotic CipherRank 57 — Bright engramRank 63 — Bright engramRank 65 — Exotic engramRank 67 — Bright engramRank 73 — Bright engramRank 77 — Bright engramRank 83 — Bright engramRank 87 — Bright engramRank 93 — Bright engramRank 97 — Bright engram
Premium season pass
- Rank 1 — Delicate Tomb Exotic fusion rifleRank 6 — Season of Plunder shader: Dusted TomeRank 10 — Legendary emote: Flintlock FuryRank 13 — Umbral engramRank 25 — Exotic engramRank 30 — Exotic sparrow: Bucca’s JollyboatRank 35 — Umbral engramRank 41 — Umbral engramRank 50 — Exotic Ghost shell: Castaway’s ShellRank 54 — Exotic engramRank 57 — Season of Plunder gauntletsRank 60 — Season of Plunder bootsRank 64 — Season of Plunder gauntlet ornamentRank 65 — Exotic engramRank 67 — Season of Plunder Titan mark, Warlock bond, Hunter cloakRank 73 — Season of Plunder boot ornamentRank 74 — Exotic engramRank 77 — Season of Plunder chest armorRank 80 — Legendary emote: Victorious CaptainRank 83 — Season of Plunder Titan mark, Warlock bond, Hunter cloak ornamentRank 85 — Ascendant shardRank 87 — Season of Plunder helmetRank 88 — Exotic engramRank 91 — Season of Plunder chest armor ornamentRank 94 — Ascendant shardRank 97 — Season of Plunder helmet ornamentRank 98 — Exotic engramRank 99 — Exotic emote: Pirate TreasureRank 100 — Delicate Tomb Exotic ornament: Avante-Garde Mausoleum