How to Unlock Loadouts in Destiny 2 Season of the Witch

Unlock your locked loadouts in Destiny 2!

by Noah Nelson
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If you have just launched into Destiny 2 Season of the Witch, you’ll notice that your loadouts are locked. I didn’t know this was going to happen, and now I’m stuck with my mediocre PvP build until I unlock loadouts. Don’t worry, here is how to unlock locked loadouts in Destiny 2

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How to Fix Destiny 2 Locked Loadouts

Every new season in Destiny 2 brings a reset to Guardian Ranks. And Guardian Ranks directly controls your access to loadouts. To fully unlock your loadouts in Destiny 2, you need to fully complete Guardian Rank six and the Flawless Lost Sector Guardian Rank Objective to unlock all your loadouts.

If you’re below Guardian Rank six before the start of a new season, you’ll need to continue your way up. However, if you were any Guardian Rank above six, you’ll restart every season back at Guardian Rank six.

The good news is that it’s not a full reset. The only Guardian Rank Objectives that reset every season are the seasonal Guardian Ranks Objectives, or the blue ones. Once you’ve comeplete the regulard gold Guardian Rank Objectives, they are completed for good and won’t reset.

So, to unlock loadouts in Destiny 2 Season of the Witch, you need to rank up to Season Rank seven, complete four Seasonal Challenges, activate three Seasonal Perks, and increase your Power Level three times. After doing all of that, you’ll reach Guardian Rank seven and automatically unlock your loadouts if you’ve completed a Legendary Lost Sector solo flawless.

Unfortunately, if you are receiving multiple cabbage error codes, then you’ll have a hard time progressing your Guardian Rank. Of course, you can skip the Way of the Witch quest for now (the quest that I’ve found is especially bugged with cabbage error codes) and play other activities like strikes, crucible, or gambit to grind rank.

Temporarily Locked Loadouts in Destiny 2

Bungie has stated on Twitter )or X) that all loadouts are temporarily locked. This is due to an unnamed “issue.”

If you already have every loadout slot unlocked, then you need to wait for Bungie to unlock loadouts. I recommend following Bungie Help for details on the exact time loadouts become available again. For now, you can use third-party sites like DIM.

- This article was updated on August 23rd, 2023

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.