3 Season of the Witch Exploits You Should Take Advantage of Right Now in Destiny 2

By Zuhaad Ali
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Season of the Witch has added a bunch of new content to the game, including brand-new exotic armor, and weapons, two new activities — Savathun’s Spire and Altars of Summoning, and more. With all of these new additions also come new exploits and glitches for players.

While players have found several new exploits since the launch of the new season in Destiny 2, there are three that are just crazy good and can help you with difficult content in the game. Keep in mind that these bugs will most definitely be fixed soon, so take advantage of them while you can.

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You can find these new Season of the Witch exploits below.

Bonus Artifact Power Level Boost Exploit

We are only 5 days into the new season, so players have not yet fully leveled up their seasonal artifact and gained the increased artifact Power Bonus. However, there is a new instant power level boost exploit to help you do high damage in new activities.

It turns out you can use last season’s (Season of the Deep) artifact, which is called NPA Repulsion Regulator, and it will actually give you its Power Bonus. It’s worth noting that the Power Bonus you get from the old artifact depends on how much you leveled it up last season. In short, in order to use this exploit, players must have played the game during the last season.

Destiny 2 Season of the Deep Artifact
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How to do this: Go to your Collections tab, then Equipments, and then Seasonal Artifacts. Reacquire the NPA Repulsion Regulator artifact. Equip it via your Character screen and you’re done.

You will now deal more damage depending on how much Power Bonus you received from your previous artifact. Here’s the exploit in action.

Malfeasance Damage Exploit

Malfeasance is already a very good weapon for ad clear and against Taken enemies. Well, it seems this exotic can deal a whole lot more damage, thanks to Lucky Pants Hunter’s exotic armor and Overload Hand Cannon perk in the seasonal artifact.

When you shoot an enemy with Malfeasance, the slugs attached to the enemy explode after a short duration. The exotic perk “Illegally Modded Holster” of Hunter’s Lucky Pants exotic armor increases the damage output of your Hand Cannons that deal Kinetic damage or damage that matches your subclass, based on the number of stacks (up to x10). It usually takes ten shots from your Hand Cannon to achieve the x10 Bonus Boost from Lucky Pants.

However, with the Overload Hand Cannon artifact perk, each explosion from Malfeasance also seems to count towards the Lucky Pants Damage Boost stack.

Destiny 2 Malfeasance
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How to do this: Unlock and equip the Overalod Hand Cannon artifact perk. Equip Lucky Pants exotic armor and Malfeasance exotic Hand Cannon. Switch to Malfeasance to activate Lucky Pants’ exotic perk, and start shooting a boss/enemy for increased damage.

This glitch is only doable on the Hunter class as it requires its Lucky Pants exotic armor piece. Here’s a demonstration of this exploit in-game.

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Tessellation Rockets Exploit

Tessellation is a new exotic Fusion Rifle added in Season of the Witch. It’s a pre-order bonus for The Final Shape Annual Pass bundle. This exotic weapon has the ability to adapt its damage output based on your equipped subclass.

On top of that, Tessellation also features two firing modes; one is a normal fusion rifle while the alternate firing mode consumes your Grenade ability to fire a rocket/projectile.

Destiny 2 Tessellation
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The exploit allows you to fire rockets as long as you have special ammo in your weapon. The catch here is that this glitch is only doable on the Stormcaller Arc Warlock.

How to do this: Equip the Tessellation exotic Fusion Rifle. Switch your Arc Grenade to another one on Stormcaller Warlock. Press “R” (or your assigned key) to load the alternate firing mode weapon. Enjoy Infinite Rockets.

Enjoy your Power Level boost, increased damage on Malfeasance, and infinite rockets on Tessellation. Bungie may deploy a fix for these glitches before the launch of the reprised Crota’s End raid next week. We will update this article accordingly.

While you’re here, check out our article on the complete loot pool for Crota’s End raid, which will be released next week on September 1st.

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