Season 8 Calendar for Shadowkeep & Season of the Undying

Published: September 22, 2019Season 8 Calendar for Shadowkeep & Season of the Undying

Destiny 2 Season 8 Calendar for Shadowkeep

Season 8 Calendar for Shadowkeep & Season of the Undying was released on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, In Bungie’s weekly blog post. The studio exposed the forthcoming Destiny 2 calendar for Shadowkeep. The schedule will starts on Oct. 1  with the release of Shadowkeep — with the final contribution scheduled for mid-November, just before the 2019 holiday period. 

Bungie also released some upcoming changes to weapon for Shadowkeep. They formally itemized what free players will have access to on October 1st.

On Oct. 1, 2019, Bungie will launch Shadowkeep and its free version of Destiny 2 called New Light. With New Light’s launch, every Guardian can provide admission:

  • The Moon
  • The Seasonal Artifact
  • Finishing Moves Introduced
  • The New Armor 2.0 system
  • Two new Vanguard Strikes
  • Finally Crucible updates
  • Two returning Crucible maps from the original Destiny
  • A new PvP map
  • The Elimination mode in Crucible Labs
  • Free Seasonal Rank rewards

Launch of new raid called Gard of salvation

Bungie’s Destiny will launch the Garden of Salvation raid, and the seasonal Vex Offensive event. On Oct. 5, 2019, Saturday after Shadowkeep is released. Players don’t know much about either of these activities, although narratively speaking it seems the Vex from the Black Garden has come to invade the moon.

Notice the raid for Destiny 2 Shadowkeep is for all players, but the Vex Offensive requires the new Season of the Undying Pass. Witch is included with Shadowkeep but also can be purchasable by its self.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, Shadowkeep players will be able to activate the Hero or Legend different difficulties for the new shadowy Nightmare Hunts modes. On Oct. 15, 2019, a week later. Bungie will introduce the most challenging Master exertion for activitie Nightmare Hunts. The first season 8 Iron Banner will start on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, free to every Destiny 2 player.

New Exotic Quest for the Leviathan’s Breath

On Oct. 22, Bungie will disclose a new Exotic quest for players to grind. The weapon is Leviathan’s Breath, the first ever Heavy weapon slot for a bow. This quest in Season of the Undying, not part of Shadowkeep.

Oct. 29 four different activities will launch at the same time. Shadowkeep’s new dungeon releases that Tuesday, together with a new Exotic quest for an Arc trace rifle, Divinity. Players that don’t own Destiny 2 expansion Shadowkeep or Season of the Undying will be able to play Destiny’s Festival of the Lost Halloween event and Momentum Control New PvP mode.

Nov. 5, players can tackle the first Season 8 raid challenges Destiny Garden of Salvation. Later that month, Bungie will introduce the final Vex Offensive on Nov. 19. The final offensive is the last event listed on the calendar, although Bungie could reveal more at a later date.

Bungie listed the Shadowkeep calendar as of October to December, despite being no December dates as of yet. It’s uncertain if the delay of Shadowkeep’s pushed the release of Season 9 into 2020.

Weapon changes, Bungie presented a preview of the upcoming patch notes.

The most significant change is to enemy combatant health. Minor enemies currently take double the precision hit damage as other enemy types. With Shadowkeep, Bungie will remove this bonus, making it harder to one-shot enemies with a single headshot.

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Weapons Buff’s and Nerf’s in Season 8 Calendar for Shadowkeep

To compensate, Bungie is increasing the base damage of several weapon types:

  • Auto rifles
  • Bows
  • Hand cannons
  • Machine guns
  • Pulse rifles
  • Scout rifles
  • Sidearms
  • Sniper rifles
  • Submachine guns

These changes should impact weapons with high precision damage more than others, like bows and scout rifles. It’s unclear if these kinds of firearms can still one-shot-kill a Minor enemy, but the reduced precision damage for other weapons should improve their viability.

Bungie will also alter a few Exotics on Oct. 1, including:

  • Sweet Business (damage, magazine capacity, perk improvements)
  • Graviton Lance (damage)
  • Sunshot (magazine capacity)
  • Vigilance Wing (damage)
  • Crimson (damage, bug fix)
  • Merciless (bug fix)
  • Ace of Spades (nerfed perk)
  • Lumina (quality of life)
  • The Colony (perk improvement)

Shadowkeep Calendar Breakdown.


  • Moon destinations
  • Seasonal Artifact
  • Finisher moves
  • Armor 2.0 system
  • Festering Core Strike
  • The Scarlet Keep Strike
  • Widow’s Court PvP Map (reprised from Destiny 1)
  • Twilight Cap PvP Map (reprised from Desitny 1)
  • Fragment PvP Map
  • Free Seasonal Rank rewards
  • Elimination Crucible mode
  • Iron Banner event (October 15)
  • Momentum Control PvP Mode (October 29)
  • Festival of the Lost seasonal event (October 29-November 19)


  • Garden of Salvation Raid (October 5)
  • Hero & Legend Nightmare Hunts (October 8)
  • Master Nightmare Hunts (October 15)
  • Dungeon Launch (October 29)
  • Xenophage Exotic Quest (October 29)
  • First Raid Challenge (November 5)

Season of the Undying (Included with Shadowkeep)

  • Vex Offensive begins (October 5)
  • Leviathan’s Breath Exotic Quest (October 22)
  • Vex Offensive: Final Assault (November 19