What is Altars of Summoning in Destiny 2? With Season of the Witch well underway, Guardians are heading into the new Altars of Summoning activity. To power up Hive Eris Morn, we’re tasked with defeating Hive to provide tithe offerings. So, here’s all you need to know about Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning, including the loot table, rewards, and more to help Eris gain strength.
Alongside the new Destiny 2 Savathun’s Spire activity, Altars of Summoning headlines Destiny 2 Season of the Witch as we seek to find a way to beat the Witness leading up to the Destiny 2 The Final Shape release date. Get your Destiny 2 The Final Shape pre-order in if you’re eager to learn how the story of Season 22 and Altars of Summoning pays off.
Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning explained
Altars of Summoning is a three-player matchmade seasonal activity in Destiny 2 Season of the Witch in which you must fight waves of enemies and complete objectives depending on the Offerings used.
Once you have activated the activity by stepping onto the central ring at the beginning, objective markers will guide you through the mode. However, there are several different encounters that can take place throughout the activity, changing what enemy race you will be up against and the specific objectives you’ll need to complete.
Interestingly though, despite being a matchmade activity, Altars of Summoning does not end once you successfully complete it. Rather, you can choose to stay at the end of the activity and it will reset so you can take part again without having to go back to Orbit. Even better though, is that any players who leave will automatically get filled in with new players each round, so you can stay in Altars of Summoning for as long as you’d like.
The most important feature, however, is the Offering system, which dictates both the difficulty and rewards of the activity.
Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning Offerings
To make an Offering in the Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning event, interact with the altars found at a mid-way checkpoint in the event, giving you access to Feeble, Robust, and Powerful Offerings that increase the difficulty and rewards.
Generally, we’d recommend taking on the highest tier Offering you can as, although it will get significantly harder, you’ll get much greater rewards. Once you’ve completed the activity a few times, you’ll get the hang of it and should be able to take on the harder difficulties of Altars of Summoning. In fact, this is a great way to get the Destiny 2 Season of the Witch weapons and earn Ritual Table reputation, so it’s definitely worth doing if you’re looking to collect them all.
If you’re thinking of taking on the harder difficulties, be sure to have the best Destiny 2 weapons at the ready. In fact, the new Destiny 2 Ex Diris and Destiny 2 Tessellation can also work wonders in this mode, alongside the Destiny 2 Season of the Witch Exotic armor.
How to start Altars of Summoning in Destiny 2
To start Altars of Summoning in Destiny 2, simply view the destination map for the H.E.L.M and locate the Altars of Summoning playlist, similar to previous seasonal activities we’ve experienced. However, unlike most seasonal activities, you don’t need to return to Orbit before you can dive back in. Instead, you can choose to remain in the lobby and the activity will reset soon after. New players will be brought in via matchmaking if needs be.
Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning loot table and rewards
The Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning loot table and rewards are:
- Kept Confidence – Hand Cannon (Strand, Kinetic)
- Locus Locutus – Sniper Rifle (Stasis, Kinetic)
- The Eremite – Fusion Rifle (Solar, Energy)
- Brya’s Love – Scout Rifle (Void, Energy)
- Eleatic Principle – Machine Gun (Arc, Heavy)
- Semiotician – Rocket Launcher (Strand, Heavy)
- Veiled Tithes armor
- Feeble Offering
- Robust Offering
- Powerful Offering
- Opaque Card
- Witch’s Engram
- Witch’s Key
- Ritual Table reputation
There are heaps of strong weapons and useful items in the Altars of Summoning loot table, from new weapons and armor, to Offerings, reputation, and even Opaque Cards to use with the Deck of Whispers. If you’re looking for the best weapons from this activity, then we’d recommend looking for a god roll of Brya’s Love, Kept Confidence, and Eleatic Principle. These offer great perk rolls in both PvE and PvP, though the other weapons aren’t necessarily bad.
And that’s everything there is to know about the Destiny 2 Altars of Summoning activity. With a fun core gameplay loop and great gear up for grabs, some of which could land among the best Destiny 2 PvP weapons out there, it’s a standout addition in Season 22.