What is the War Table and H.E.L.M in Destiny 2 Season of the Chosen?

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen introduces plenty of new content for Guardians to sink their teeth into. The Tower will also be getting a change, with the addition of a War Table and an area called H.E.L.M.

H.E.L.M stands for Hub for Emergency Logistics and Maneuvers, showing that the Vanguard can really come up with a catch acronym. The H.E.L.M will also contain the War Table, so we guess they are technically the same thing, in a way.

The War Table will act as a central place to take on the Cabal forces, now being led by Empress Caiatl, in a new activity called Battlegrounds. These will take place all over the game’s various areas, and you will need an item called the Hammer of Proving. You will have to forge and socket Challenger Medallions from pillaged Cabal Gold for the right to take on her commanders in these contests. The War Table will also allow you to upgrade your hammer. We will have further detailed guides on all these aspects of the game when the update goes live on February 9.

Basically, the War Table and H.E.L.M would appear to be acting as the Seasonal Vendor during Season of the Chosen, as you can also get gear and upgrade a triple-tiered pursuit system there, which is pretty standard Seasonal Vendor stuff. We do not know if there will be an NPC present at this time.

The H.E.L.M will also house the Prismatic Recaster, which is making a return. Umbral Engrams are back, and you will be able to decode them at H.E.L.M. You will also be able to do things like managing your Vault and get items from the Postmaster, so it would seem that H.E.L.M will be acting as a true mini-hub for the season.