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November 22, 2022 - November 29, 2022

WEEKLY NIGHTFALL:
THE LIGHTBLADE, SAVATHÛN’S THRONE WORLD

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 or higher difficulties.

SOLAR BURN
WEEKLY MODIFIER

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D.F.A (Kinetic 140 RPM Hand Cannon)
Mindbender's Ambition (Solar Aggressive Shotgun)
Duty Bound (600 RPM Kinetic Auto Rifle)
Militia's Birthright (Kinetic Grenade Launcher)
Horror's Least (Arc Rapid-Fire Pulse Rifle)
Silicon Neuroma (72 RPM Kinetic Sniper Rifle)

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!

Vanguard Ops Playlist Exclusive Loot

Learn more!

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.

Pure Poetry (Kinetic 120 RPM Hand Cannon)
PURE POETRY
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

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.  

Nightfall-Specific Loot & Rotation

Learn more!

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.”

D.F.A (140 RPM Kinetic Hand Cannon)
D.F.A.
Mindbender's Ambition | Solar Aggressive Shotgun
MINDBENDER'S AMBITION
Duty Bound (600RPM Kinetic Auto Rifle)
DUTY BOUND
Militia's Birthright | Kinetic Lightweight Grenade Launcher
MILITIA'S BIRTHRIGHT
Horror's Least (Arc Rapid-Fire Pulse Rifle)
HORROR'S LEAST
Silicon Neuroma (72 RPM Kinetic Sniper Rifle)
SILICON NEUROMA
The Hothead (Arc Rocket Launcher)
THE HOTHEAD
PlugOne.1 (High Impact Arc Fusion Rifle)
PLUG ONE.1
The Palindrome (140 RPM Void Hand Cannon)
THE PALINDROME
The Comedian (Void High-Impact Shotgun)
THE COMEDIAN
Hung Jury SR4 (180RPM Scout Rifle)
HUNG JURY
Uzume RR4 (Adaptive Solar Sniper Rifle)
UZUME RR4
Shadow Price (450RPM Arc Auto Rifle)
SHADOW PRICE
THE SWARM (360RPM High-Impact Arc Machine Gun)
THE SWARM

Weapons that are outlined in red are leaving the weapon pool at the end of the season. Weapons that are outlined in grey are currently out of the loot pool rotation and cannot be acquired.

Understanding Nightfall Difficulty Tiers

Featured Nightfalls: Season 18 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.
    • Nightfalls with videos will have a lighter blue background. Nightfalls listed below with a grey background means there is no attached video guide.

The minimum Power Requirement for Season 18 is 1595. Work on Seasonal Challenges and Bounties to increase your artifact level.

THE GLASSWAY
THE LIGHTBLADE
FALLEN S.A.B.E.R.
THE DISGRACED
EXODUS CRASH
THE DEVIL'S LAIR
CLAN XP
+1000 XP
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