Destiny 2 Season of the Risen (S16) Seasonal Challenges Guide

Last Updated on March 18, 2022

Season of the Risen (S16) Seasonal Challenges – Seasonal Challenges are a great way to gather XP and Bright Dust in Destiny 2. Week 3 of the seasonal challenges are here, and you can start your grind to collect some much-needed XP.

Witch Queen Update has brought a lot of new content to the game; The Vow of Disciple Raid, New Exotic Pulse, a Recluse like SMG and a lot more. You can view all of the Witch Queen content we’ve published over here. If you still haven’t completed the campaign, I’d recommend you complete that first in Brave difficulty; the lore is excellent.

Here are all the seasonal challenges in Destiny 2 Season of The Risen


Destiny 2 Season 16 Seasonal Challenges

Week 1

Psychogenic Decoder

  • Collect Psychogenic Intel by playing Strikes, Gambit, Crucible, Public Events and more.
  • Collect Risen Umbral Energy by decoding Runic Chests in PsiOps Battlegrounds.

The Informant’s Informant

Reach Rank 15 with Fynch in Savathun’s Throne World.

Operation Elbrus: Week 1

Complete Week 1 of Operation Elbrus and defeat combatants with Machine Guns in PsiOps Battlegrounds

String Theory

Complete 3 Evidence Board investigations in the Mars Enclave.

Into the Throne World

In the Throne World, complete bounties and earn progress by completing patrols, public events, and looting Lost Sectors.

Taking All Challenges

Complete weekly playlist challenges.

Mid-Range Calibration

Calibrate mid-range weapons — Hand Cannons, Auto Rifles, Fusion Rifles, and Machine Guns — in the Throne World. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating combatants.

Dredgin’ Up Victory

Complete Gambit matches. Earn bonus progress for wins.

Momentum Crash

Defeat Guardians in Momentum Control. Earn bonus progress with Zone Advantage.

Hive Slayer

Defeat Hive combatants in Vanguard playlists or strikes. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.

Week 1 Challenges are easy enough and can be completed by doing activities. The following weeks should be difficult once the raid is released.


Season of the Risen Challenges Week 2

Operation Elbrus: Week 2

Complete Week 2 of Operation Elbrus. Also, defeat combatants in PsiOps Battlegrounds. Defeated Champions grant bonus progress.

Tug of War

Defeat a Hive Warden of the Spring and a Scorn Lightflayer in the Wellspring.

Weapon Shape I

Craft a weapon using the weapon crafting system.

Run the Worms

Complete the Exotic quest “Of Queens and Worms” to obtain a new Exotic weapon. This is the Parasite Exotic Quest.

Back Home Again

In the Cosmodrome, complete bounties and earn progress by completing patrols, public events, and looting Lost Sectors.

Lost in the Legend

Complete a Lost Sector on Legend or higher.

Close-Range Calibration

Calibrate close-range weapons — Sidearms, Submachine Guns, Shotguns, Glaives, and Swords — in the Cosmodrome. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating combatants.

Bank, Kill, Repeat

Earn points by banking Motes, defeating Blockers, and defeating Guardians in Gambit.

Flourish of Power

Defeat Guardians in the Mayhem playlist with Super abilities.

Scorn Pest Control

Defeat Scorn combatants in Vanguard playlists or strikes. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.

Next week’s challenges should be difficult considering the raid release.


Season of the Risen Challenges Week 3

Operation Elbrus: Week 2

Complete Week 3 of Operation Elbrus and use Psychogenic Intel to decode 3 Runic Chests at the end of PsiOps Battlegrounds.

Challenge of the Disciple

Complete a weekly mission from The Witch Queen on Hero difficulty or higher.

Weapon Shape II

Extract a Resonant Element from a Deepsight Resonant weapon.

Severed Vow

Complete each encounter in the Vow of the Disciple Raid on Savathun’s Throne World.

EDZ Patrol

In the EDZ, earn progress by completing bounties, patrols, public events, and Lost Sectors.

Power Broker

Reach Power Level 1550 by earning powerful rewards and Prime Engrams.

Long-Range Calibration

Calibrate Long-range weapons — Pulse Rifles, Bows, and Trace Rifles — in the EDZ. Bonus progress in Lost Sectors.

Primeval Entourage

Defeat Taken in Gambit. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.

Scorched Earth

Defeat Guardians in Team Scorched. Charged detonations in midair or on surfaces earn bonus progress.

Ultimate Champion

Defeat Champions in any Nightfall strike on Hero difficulty or higher. Earn bonus progress at higher difficulty tiers.

These were the challenges for Week 3.


Season of the Risen Challenges Week 4

Operation Elbrus: Week 4

Complete Week 4 of Operation Elbrus and Focus Embral Engrams at the War Table in H.E.L.M. using Risen Umbral Energy. Collect Risen Umbral Energy by Decoding Runic Chests at the end of PsiOps Battlegrounds.

Rippling Wings

In the throne world, collect 3 moths and destroy 3 Darkness Rifts.

Weapon Shape III

Increase weapon mastery for a Shaped Weapon, and reshape a Weapon.

Mod Collector

Unlock Artifact mods

Precision Calibration

Calibrate Marksman weapons – Scout Rifles, Sniper Rifles, and Linear Fusion Rifles by landing precision final blows. Bonus progress against guardians.

High-Value Hunter

Defeat powerful combatants in Gambit. Earn bonus progress for defeating high-value targets.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Complete Iron Banner Matches. Wins awards bonus progress.

Darkest Nightfall

Complete any nightfall strike on Hero Difficulty or Higher.


Season of the Risen Challenges (Seasonal)

Completionist

Complete all of the Season of the Risen Seasonal Challenges


We’ll try to keep this article for the whole Season of the Risen. You can bookmark this page and come back on weekly reset for the information.

Completing these challenges will help you in levelling up your Season Pass too. On top of that, the free bright dust is something nobody will reject. – Get your grind on!

We’ve already published guides on the new void builds; Hunter, Warlock, Titan. Check them out.

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