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 Strikes Playlist, and Adept/Hero Nightfalls are also matchmaking enabled, meaning you can team up with Guardians even if you’re playing solo!
Completing Vanguard Strikes, Nightfalls 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 provide additional rewards and reputation gains. Here is a quick overview:
As with Crucible and Gambit, Zavala will be looking to host weeklong reputation bonuses throughout a given Season. Stay tuned for in-game announcements.
WEEKLY NIGHTFALL: THE DEVIL’S LAIR
This week’s Nightfall is capable of achieving 100,000 points on Hero Difficulty. Eliminate all enemies and champions within the strike for maximum points and 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.