Season of the Wish / DestinyBuildMaker / Destiny 2 D2

The Season of the Witch in Destiny 2 ends on November 28, 2023, at 6:00 PM. Immediately following this, the Season of the Wish will begin. However, there will be a server downtime before this transition.

Here’s what you need to know: Today marks the start of Season 23 in Destiny 2. This signifies the beginning of new adventures.

The final season of Lightfall demands players to fulfill a last wish. Additionally, it will pave the way for the further development of the Destiny 2 story, centering around the final battle to save the universe.

DestinyBuildMaker will guide you through the start of the season and has also compiled some useful tips to ensure you are well-prepared.

Tipps for Season 23

To avoid losing anything: Bungie has already pointed out that you should redeem all engrams and other rewards before the start of the new Season 23.

  • Collect your engrams: All rewards from non-seasonal vendors that have not been redeemed will be removed at the beginning of Season 23.
  • Empty the current Season 22 Pass: The annual pass for Season 22 will be reset tonight. Don’t forget to collect your unlocked rewards from it and secure the Exo-season weapon, cosmetics, and resources.
  • Don’t forget the old Season Pass: Through the Bungie website, you can also access the pass for Season 21. However, this is only possible for one season back. So, if you have forgotten or left any items there, you should also collect them before the reset tonight. To do this, go to and log in. Then click on your profile picture in the top right corner and then on Season Progress. There you will see the current pass, and in the top left, you can also access Season 21.
  • Should you still hoard bounties? It’s a mixed answer. The new maximum level for equipment in Season 23 is expected to remain at 1,810. Therefore, you don’t need to do this for Powerlevel. However, your artifact will still benefit from it because you can unlock and use all seasonal mods faster.
  • Exchange resources: Legendary Shards will gradually leave the game from Season 23. If you don’t want to lose too much, we recommend exchanging them. At Master Rahool 5, you can exchange 30 Legendary Shards for 1 Enhancement Core per day, 3 Enhancement Prisms or 1 Ascendancy Alloy per week for 400 Legendary Shards. Additionally, you can get a few 100-stack raid banners from Hawthorne. On the Moon, you can also get rid of shards. 1 Memory Fragment costs 10 Legendary Shards there. After the beginning of Season 23, you can exchange 10 Memory Fragments for 10,000 Glimmer.
  • Clear space in the vault: One of the most daunting tasks for many Guardians is cleaning out their vault due to the need for more space. Each season, Destiny 2 introduces an average of 40 new weapons to the game, including the Dragon’s Breath rocket launcher in Season 23. With the help of the practical tool from DestinyRecipes, you can clean out your vault in less than 5 minutes. This tool can lock equipment to keep it or unlock it for removal.
  • Prepare your character: Since some third-party apps may not be immediately accessible, it’s recommended to prepare your character in advance. Therefore, equip your weapons and armor on the character with which you wish to start Season 23.

You should aim to complete these preparations by 3:15 PM today. Being well-prepared in this way, you can smoothly start the new Season 23. However, keep in mind that you only have time until 3:15 PM today, as the servers will go offline after that.

Times for the server downtime

These times are important today: Bungie informs its players via Twitter/X about the planned downtime.

Here is the detailed schedule for the maintenance:

  • At 14:00, the background maintenance on all platforms will start.
  • Around 15:15, the servers will go offline. Players will be automatically kicked from the game.
  • At about 16:00, the brand-new season trailer will premiere on YouTube, giving you a first look at the new content. The servers will still be offline at this time.
  • During the downtime, Bungie will gradually roll out Update 7.3.0, allowing players on all platforms to download and install it.
  • By 18:00, the shooter should be back online, and you can explore the new content.
  • The maintenance will continue in the background until 20:00.

What Update 7.3.0 brings today

In addition to content updates, the patch will also include technical changes. Bungie is rebalancing the meta and slowing down some popular abilities.

  • Your survival skills like “Banner of War” or “Restoration” will be weakened because you are just too hard to kill.
  • Titans will face harsh restrictions that will slow down their popular kill tactic of sliding, shooting, and killing. The other two classes will also be affected.
  • Bungie has also announced initial steps for adjustments to “Well of Radiance,” “Ward of Dawn” (Bubble), and the neglected Stasis abilities.

Additionally, there are a few bug fixes included in today’s update that Bungie intends to address.

  • The “Ascendancy” rocket launcher does not appear in the preview screen of the Legacy Equipment menu at the Monument to Lost Lights.
  • The challenge “There Can Be Only One” in the Raid: Crota’s End cannot be completed by players who meet all the requirements of the challenge correctly.

Patch Notes for Update 7.3.0 in Destiny 2

The Patch Notes for the start of the new Season 23 will be long. Bungie releases all changes for Update 7.3.0 in the form of Patch Notes. Therefore, a complete overview of all fixed issues and improvements will be made available to you this evening.