Destiny 2’s Season of the Seraph has two unsolvable mysteries right now

In a recent TWAB, Bungie has insisted that Destiny 2 will still have new secrets in the future, after fans complained that they hadn’t done a secret mission or a big secret puzzle in a while. They hinted that some might be quite close indeed:

“But as we’ve developed our plans leading into Lightfall and beyond, I want to reassure you that community feedback is being heard loud and clear, and ‘Putting More Secrets Into Destiny 2’ is an initiative our teams have been working on for months before this conversation escalated recently Some secrets will be small, some will be big, some will come next year, and some are just around the corner, but I promise you we have a group of people talented people who love this type of content and who know what it means for the community to discover and experience it.

Tomorrow should bring with it a new exotic quest for a multi-catalyst weapon, Revision Zero, which isn’t a secret in itself, but may come with a few. Currently, there are two big secrets that fans have uncovered in Season of the Seraph, one that seems directly related to this Exotic, one that may be…something else.


Almost immediately at the start of the season, players notice strange new objects that have appeared all over the map in seemingly random locations. They can best be described as… big balls, the ones that look like some kind of Bray-based technology, if I had to guess.

There have been over 35 found so far, but more continue to appear and be found, and it looks like there will be 50 in total, similar to other collectibles that Destiny has put in the game in the past. They’re immune when downed so everyone has the same idea for this one that once the new exotic weapon is live tomorrow we’ll take that weapon and be tasked with firing 50 of those bullets with it throughout the solar system.

The reward will be… what, exactly? We know that Revision Zero has several catalysts. My current theory is that a “hard mode” version of the exotic quest, or a puzzle within that quest, will produce a catalyst. The other can be acquired by hunting down those 50 balls. I can’t prove it yet, I guess it could be an ornament or something, but I’m pretty sure it’s related to that specific Exotic. The dungeon arc didn’t unlock anything, so that must be it.

Hakke Terminals

This one… this one is weirder.

At the end of several Lost Sectors in Destiny 2 right now, there are these terminals with a holographic logo of Hakke, the Weapons Foundry that makes hard-hitting, structure-damaging firearms. You can approach the terminal, but it says “Access Denied: Encryption Required”.

Given that it doesn’t appear that the new Exotic has anything to do with Hakke, it’s really unclear what that means. We have a small amount of Hakke lore this season that I’ve seen, namely an entry on how they upgraded a glaive they found (the new Seraph), but other than that it might be one of the story missions, where one week maybe we’ll have to go around and find all of this as some kind of thing to help build Rasputin’s framework, or it’s something else entirely. The word “cipher” usually has to do with puzzles, and while I’m not jumping to conclusions that this is a giant mystery, it is… a mystery all the same, and I really don’t know where this one goes.

So those are the two from this season. More may be clear tomorrow when the exotic quest arrives, but until then we’ll keep guessing.

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