Destiny 2 Bungie Day fishing derby – everything you need to know

Destiny 2 Bungie Day fishing derby – everything you need to know
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The Bungie Day fishing derby has been announced. In their most recent This Week At Bungie (TWAB) blog post, Bungie unveiled plans for a fishing competition in Destiny 2, in celebration of the Studio’s anniversary.

We’ll go over everything you need to know about the Bungie day fishing derby, including what it is, when it’s happening, and what you can win. If you haven’t tried out the activity in-game already and still need to learn how to fish in Destiny 2, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

What is the Bungie Day fishing derby?

The Bungie Day fishing derby is a Destiny 2 in-game fishing competition, celebrating the anniversary of Bungie Studios. Across the day Guardians will be able to compete in one or several of the five derbies to catch the most fish. Players who earn the highest scores will win unique in-game rewards.

To earn the most points, players will want to catch rare fish. The rarer the catch, the more points they’ll earn for it. The points for different catches are distributed in the following way:

  • Junk – 0 points
  • Uncommon – 1 point
  • Rare – 2 points
  • Legendary – 5 points
  • Exotic – 20 points

There’s also a temporary boost to exotic fish catch chances thanks to the Lucky Perk that went live at this week’s weekly reset.

Bungie Day fishing derby: An image of an empty fishing spot in the EDZ.

Bungie Day fishing derby start times

The fishing derbies will begin on July 7, 2023. Here are the start times for all of the Bungie day fishing derbies:

  • Alpha Derby – 2 AM PST/5AM EST/10AM BST
  • Bravo Derby – 6 AM PST/9AM EST/2PM BST
  • Charlie Derby – 10 AM PST/1PM EST/6PM BST
  • Delta Derby – 2 PM PST/5PM EST/10PM BST
  • Echo Derby – 6 PM PST/9PM EST/2AM BST

Each derby will last for one hour.

Bungie Day fishing derby prizes

If you’re lucky enough to finish with a score in the top three at any of the fishing derbies, you’ll get more than a sense of satisfaction. Winners will all be highlighted in next week’s TWAB. You’ll also receive a digital prize pack, containing the following in-game items:

  • Heartful Shell – a new exotic ghost shell.
  • Blue Blood Cells – year’s Bungie Day Giving Festival emblem.
  • Helium Hearts – a new unique emote.
  • Bungie Day emblem bundle – every Bungie Day emblem released over the past five years.

That’s everything you need to know to be prepared for the Bungie Day fishing derby. Even if you don’t win anything, there are plenty of other cosmetics available in the Destiny 2 weekly eververse store. And if you’re looking for something a bit more challenging than fishing, why not check out what the current Destiny 2 weekly nightfall is?