Destiny 2’s Season of Dawn Trailer Reveals Saint-14’s Return, Trials Of Osiris MIA

Bungie just debuted the first ever trailer for its upcoming Destiny 2 Season of Dawn content release, which drops on December 10 with a longer reveal stream about it coming tomorrow. And it turns out one of many fan theories from the past few months has actually panned out.

We’re not only seeing the return of Osiris after all our fiddling with the timeline, but also his protégé, Saint-14, the greatest Titan ever.

Saint-14 has loomed large in Destiny lore, and previously in D2, we found his not-quite-dead-but-frozen-in-time body. Now, thanks to our timeline tomfoolery this past season, we might be able to save him. The downside? The Cabal are trying to use the same timeline fractures to win the Red War.

There’s a lot to process in the trailer, but so far we know:

  • Whatever story component there is will be about saving Saint and stopping the Cabal, implying at least a handful of actual story missions
  • The new 6-player activity is on Mercury and called The Sundial. It will have some sort of targeted loot farm called “Timeslot weapon frames”
  • Rusted Lands is coming to PvP Elimination
  • We’ve seen at least two new armor sets, one is probably in the season pass
  • We’ve seen three exotics, a Scout (Symmetry), Sidearm (unnamed) and a third gun that could be an AR or SMG, I’m not sure.
  • We see Saint’s shotgun Perfect Paradox returning, though whether that’s a legendary or exotic, I’m not sure
  • We see the new artifact is the Lantern of Osiris. It stands to reason the perks will include a focus on sidearms, scouts and solar subclasses, judging by the above
  • There’s a headbutt finisher
  • Saint-14 is Russian

So, what’s missing? One very big thing. At least from this initial reveal. That would be Trials of Osiris.

The pieces are in place. Osiris is back, we’re going to Mercury, and yet Trials is not being shown here at all. It’s possible that they might be saving it for later in the season, and they’re just not ready to reveal it yet. Or they might think it still needs more time, and despite the theme of this season, they’re saving it for next season entirely. We’ll see if this is addressed on the stream tomorrow, as it almost has to be, one way or another.

We can talk about Trials and its absence later, but for now, I am definitely excited by what I’m seeing here, even if in practice it could end up being somewhat minimal in terms of gameplay with a Vex Offensive like activity, a few quests and not a ton else. And yet the Osiris and Saint-14 stuff is just too good not to love, so I’m excited to see how that plays out. More to come tomorrow.

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