Destiny: The Taken King Court of Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)

‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Sept. 29, Balwur Joins Court Of Oryx

The release of Destiny: The Taken King enters its third week with a new Weekly Reset that hit Tuesday. PlayStation and Xbox players can look forward to a new Tier 3 boss named Balwur to face off against in the Court of Oryx while the Nightfall may test their patience.

As always, this rotation of Destiny activities will last through the following Tuesday at approximately 5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT. A new set of activities will launch then. Weekly Crucible bounties are dependent on completing the Crucible Quest Line given by Lord Shaxx.

Nightfall – Undying Mind

Meridian Bay, Mars: An ancient Mind, feared by the Vex themselves, hides among the channels of the Black Garden. Find this machine and end its existence.

Modifiers

  • Epic – Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Solar – Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased (doubled for Guardians, tripled for minions).
  • Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
  • Fresh Troops – Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.

Court of Oryx

Tier 3: Balwur

The Wizard Balwur may be the easiest Tier 3 boss to appear in the Court of Oryx yet. The hook with her is the floor of the court is covered in poison except for the area underneath the platform. Balwur spawns on top of the platform while Major Acolytes, Knights, and Thrall will spawn and move around the arena. The platform is poison free, but obviously dangerous because Balwur will shoot players and drop poison clouds.

Players will need to kill Major Acolytes to create poison free spaces outside of the safe zone underneath the platform for a period of time. Players can then move out from the underneath the platform, into the poison-free areas, and shoot Balwur. Repeat as many times as necessary to bring her down.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Mayhem Clash – Embrace the chaos. Greatly increased ability recharge rates. Faster Special and Heavy Ammo Spawns. No respawn delay. Scoring values multiplied by 10.
  • Inferno Salvage – Race the other team to capture and hold relics. No trackers and simplified scoring.
  • Elimination – Small-team tactics. Revive teammates to keep fighting. Bring down the entire opposing team to claim victory.

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Individual Achievement Win 2 Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1500 points. 3750 75
Making an Impact Win 7 matches. 3750 75
Crucible Combat Win one game in three different Crucible game modes: Control, Clash, Skirmish 3750 75
Featured Matches Earn points in any featured playlist. Crucible wins are worth 3 points. Starting a new match costs 1 point. 3750 75
As A Team Complete 5 Crucible matches in a Fireteam of 2 or more players. 3750 75
The True Meaning of War Complete all 5 of Shaxx’s weekly bounties in one week. 5000 200

Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Ballistic Trauma Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills. 3750 75
Bullet Grouping Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills. 3750 75
Ballistic Scalpel Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout Rifle kills. 3750 75
Bullet Grouping Expert Win a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Pulse Rifle kills. 3750 75

Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take The Wanted WANTED: The Blighted Descendant. Mars or Venus. Fireteam recommended. 3000 500
Take Them Out Kill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Mars. 1500 250
Take Them All Kill 100 Taken. 1500 250

Destiny Prison of Elders - Gulrot (PlayStation, Xbox)

Prison of Elders Level 32 — Cult of the Worm (Guide)

Gulrot, Unclean has been summoned by the Worm Keepers. Don’t let the beast’s filth spread beyond the prison.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Vex None Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
2 Hive Eliminate Target Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
3 Vex None Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4 Hive Destroy Mines Angry – Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.
5 Hive/ Gulrot Boss Fight Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 200
  • Armor Core

Destiny Prison of Elders - Valus Trau'ug (PlayStation, Xbox)

Prison of Elders Level 34 — Broken Legion (Guide)

Valus Trau’ug seeks to prove his might by crushing all who challenge him.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Cabal TBD Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
2 Hive TBD Lightswitch – Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.
3 Fallen TBD Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
4 Hive TBD Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
5 Cabal / Valus Trau’ug TBD Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 300
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light
Destiny Prison of Elders - Skolas (PlayStation, Xbox)

Prison of Elders Level 35 — Skolas’ Revenge (Guide)

Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Hive None Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
2 Vex Destroy Mines Grounded – Players take more damage while airborne.
Airborne – Players deal more damage while in the air.
3 Cabal Dismantle Mines Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
Arc Burn – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
4 Fallen Eliminate Target Specialist – Special Weapon damage is favored.
Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
5 Fallen Mini-Boss Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.
Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
6 Fallen /
Skolas
Boss Fight TBD

Rewards

  • House of Judgment x 500
  • Armor Core
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

What Variks Is Selling

  • Helmet for 1 Armor Core
  • Boots for 1 Armor Core
  • Aegis of the Kell Pulse Rifle for 1 Weapon Code

[Images via Destiny, Bungie]

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