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Endgame Activities

Our Endgame Activities page has been updated! In this update, you can now view the Adept Weapon rotation and view a dungeon guide for Duality by Datto!

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VANGUARD OPERATIONS

June 28, 2022 - July 5, 2022

Vanguard Cooperative Missions

What are Strikes?

What are Strikes?

Vanguard Strikes are replayable PVE activities designed to be tackled by a fireteam of one to three players, and they feature a series of objectives that culminate in a battle against an Ultra enemy or boss. Individual Strikes, Vanguard Ops Playlist, and Adept/Hero Nightfalls are also matchmaking enabled, meaning you can team up with Guardians even if you’re playing solo!

Vanguard Reputation System

Completing Vanguard StrikesNightfalls and Battlegrounds provides reputation gains that will unlock rewards when you rank up certain levels. Expect to receive upgrade materials, shaders, emblems and exotic rewards. Vanguard Reputation Ranks are managed by Commander Zavala in the Tower.

For those looking to take on a challenge, Nightfall Strikes give different bonuses based on completion medals, which can be earned through high scores and defeating all Champions. Bronze, silver, gold, and platinum medals grant reputation bonuses, and Nightfalls grant reputation multipliers depending on the difficulty of Nightfall selected. The more difficult the Nightfall, the higher the multiplier will be! 

Activity Streaks & Reputation Bonuses

Activity Streaks and Reputation Bonuses

Activity Streaks provide additional rewards and reputation gains. Here is a quick overview:

  • The longer you stay in Vanguard activities (playlists or direct launch), the larger your streak bonus is.
  • Guardians can leave the matchmaking queue to snag bounties from Social Spaces (Tower/H.E.L.M.)  without the worry of losing their activity streaks.
  • Quitting activities or going AFK for extended periods of time will invalidate your streak, so be ready to play if you’re looking to keep yours going. 

As with Crucible and Gambit, Zavala will be looking to host weeklong reputation bonuses throughout a given Season. Stay tuned for in-game announcements.

Endgame Activities

Vanguard Operations Playlist

The Vanguard seeks Guardians to undertake high-priority missions against the enemies of the Last City:

  • Complete 3 vanguard op missions in this Playlist while matching the weekly element modifier to earn a [+1] Pinnacle Reward.
  • There will always be one elemental singe, one positive modifier, and one negative modifier.
    • This can be viewed when selecting the activity playlist.
  • Pick up daily Vanguard bounties offered by Commander Zavala to earn extra XP!
    • Purchase additional bounties for 3000 glimmer. They reward XP and Bright Dust!
    • In orbit? Use the Destiny Companion App to purchase additional bounties right from your phone!
ELEMENT MODIFIER:
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Arc Singe
Solar Singe
Void Singe

Vanguard Ops Playlist Exclusive Loot

New Origin Trait: Vanguard's Vindication

Final blows with this weapon grant a small amount of health.

Found on any Vanguard Ops weapon obtained after Season 16.

Strident Whistle (Solar Combat Bow)
STRIDENT WHISTLE
Fortissimo-11 (65 RPM Kinetic Slug Shotgun)
FORTISSIMO-11
Punching Out (Solar Rapid-Fire Sidearm)
PUNCHING OUT
Empty Vessel (Lightweight Void Grenade Launcher)
EMPTY VESSEL
Royal Entry (Tracking-Enabled Void Rocket Launcher)
ROYAL ENTRY
Xenoclast IV (Lightweight Arc Shotgun)
XENOCLAST IV
The Third Axiom (Adaptive Arc Pulse Rifle)
THE THIRD AXIOM
CLAN XP
+500 XP

Nightfall Strikes

WEEKLY NIGHTFALL: THE ARMS DEALER, EUROPEAN DEAD ZONE

This week’s Nightfall is capable of achieving 100,000 points on Hero Difficulty. Eliminate all enemies and champions within the strike to earn platinum rewards.

This week’s Nightfall is capable of achieving 100,000 points on Legend Difficulty or higher. Matchmaking is not enabled on Legend, Master, and Grandmaster Difficulty.

Challenge yourself to the highest difficulty strike to get the best rewards:

  • Complete multiple Nightfall Strikes to earn a Powerful Reward. Higher difficulty earns faster progress toward your Weekly Challenge.
  • Completing a Nightfall with a score of over 100,000 points will reward you a Pinnacle Reward
  • Nightfall Strikes have a chance to drop Exclusive Weapons. Each week, one specific Nightfall weapon will be available.
    • Vanguard Ops Exclusive weapons can also drop in Nightfall strikes!
    • Some original strikes still provide Exclusive Cosmetics such as Sparrows and Ghosts.
  • Grandmaster Nightfalls can drop Adept versions of the Exclusive Weapons. Adept weapons have unique shaders, mods, and additional perks.  

Available Loot Drops

Available Loot Drops

The rotation is still being determined! Pardon our dust!
Duty Bound (600 RPM Kinetic Auto Rifle)
Silicon Neuroma (72 RPM Kinetic Sniper Rifle)
D.F.A (Kinetic 140 RPM Hand Cannon)
Horror's Least (Arc Rapid-Fire Pulse Rifle)
The Hothead (Arc Rocket Launcher)
Plug One.1 (High-Impact Arc Fusion Rifle)

Nightfall-Specific Loot & Rotation

New Origin Trait: Stunning Recovery

Stunning a Champion partially refills your magazine, triggers health regeneration, and improves recovery for a short duration.

Found on any new Nightfall-Specific weapon obtained after Season 16. Nightfall weapons will also have the Vanguard Strike Origin Trait, “Vanguard’s Vindication.”

Duty Bound (600RPM Kinetic Auto Rifle)
DUTY BOUND
Silicon Neuroma (72 RPM Kinetic Sniper Rifle)
SILICON NEUROMA
D.F.A (140 RPM Kinetic Hand Cannon)
D.F.A.
Horror's Least (Arc Rapid-Fire Pulse Rifle)
HORROR'S LEAST
PlugOne.1 (High Impact Arc Fusion Rifle)
PLUG ONE.1
The Hothead (Arc Rocket Launcher)
THE HOTHEAD
The Comedian (Void High-Impact Shotgun)
THE COMEDIAN
The Palindrome (140 RPM Void Hand Cannon)
THE PALINDROME

Weapons that are outlined in red are currently out of the loot pool rotation and cannot be acquired.

Understanding Nightfall Difficulty Tiers

Featured Nightfalls: Season 17 Roster

  • The following strikes are the current season’s rotation. 
  • Click on the strikes below to view a video guide courtesy of fellow Guardians!
  • Once a current season Grandmaster Nightfall video guide is available, we will update the videos in this section.
    • Updated Guides will have a lighter-blue background! 
THE PROVING GROUNDS
THE INSIGHT TERMINUS
WARDEN OF NOTHING
THE CORRUPTED
THE INVERTED SPIRE
THE ARMS DEALER
CLAN XP
+1000 XP
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