Bungie revealed some of their plans for Season 13 of Destiny 2, which includes the removal of weekly bounties and addition of new Bright Dust sources, such as seasonal challenges.
Bounties are one of those things that don't sit well with Destiny 2 community and Bungie initially started dealing with that by slashing Bright Dust gains from this source by 50 per cent in Beyond Light. They are going to completely remove them in Season 13, which will most likely be called Season fo the Chosen.
Since they were the primary source of Bright Dust and many cosmetic purchases from Eververse, the compensation is coming by giving us other ways to gain the currency.
One of the ways will be completing seasonal challenges. New challenges will appear for the first 10 weeks of each season but when new ones pop up, the older challenges from the same season will not be removed. In other words, as long as a given season lasts, you can complete the challenges tied to it.
They will also award experience, besides the Bright Dust rewards, which should lead to the game relying less on bounties overall to complete season passes. After week 10 of the season, there will be no new challenges, giving the players a chance to catch up on the ones they didn't complete.
Objectives of the challenges will be somewhat different from the weekly bounties but will include:
- Defeating Primeval Envoys in Gambit
- Defeating enemies in Nightfall: The Ordeal with Seasonal weapons
- Gaining Infamy or Valor ranks Acquiring the ritual weapon and its cosmetic ornaments
- Winning rounds in Trials of Osiris
- Completing a Grandmaster Nightfall
Overall, the Bright Dust gains will be slightly bigger than in Season 12 but still significantly lower than in previous seasons.