The Destiny Weekly Reset for January 26 presents one of the better combination of activities in quite a while. PlayStation and Xbox players can look forward to a new Iron Banner event packed full of changes, the return of the rewarding Oryx Challenge, plus a Nightfall with a fun set of modifiers.
Iron Banner will go live in Destiny at approximately 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. As previously covered, this month’s event will feature the Rift game mode for the very first time and feature a change to matchmaking after the first 24 hours. Full details can be found in this article.
Meanwhile, this week’s Dust Palace Nightfall features three modifiers that go in the favor of the players – Solar Burn, Brawler, and Airborne. The only modifier that favors the AI enemies is Iron Clad, which means this should be a fun romp on the way to smacking around the Psion Flayers.
King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Oryx (Guide)
The Destiny King’s Fall Raid challenge caps off this week with special conditions to beat Oryx, and it is definitely a far cry from the existing “No Knights” strategy being employed to defeat Hard Mode.
The Challenge mode condition is players must detonate 16 Blight bombs at the same time to bring Oryx’s health down from full to almost zero. It’s important to note that fireteam members can die during the encounter, and a fireteam can continue to use the same member to serve as the Relic Runner.
The rewards for Normal Mode are a guaranteed 310 Helmet or Primary Weapon, 310 Artifact, and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal plus a 320 Helmet or Primary Weapon, a 320 Artifact, Emblem, and a new Ship.
Those who collect all 50 Calcified Fragments after defeating Oryx will also receive the Beltane Shader and other goodies from Eris Morn in the Tower.
Please consult this Inquisitr article for a full guide on how to beat the Oryx hard mode challenge.
Nightfall — Dust Palace
Meridian Bay, Mars A new Cabal force has unleashed powerful Psion Flayers to seize control of the old Martian Warmind. Face this new threat and secure what remains of the ancient network.
- Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
- Solar Burn — Solar damage from any source is greatly increased.
- Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
- Ironclad — More enemies have shields.
- Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.
Vanguard Heroic Strikes
- Heroic — Enemies are more numerous and aggressive.
- Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
Court of Oryx (Guide)
Tier 3: Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota
This is one of the more challenging boss fights in Court of Oryx simply because there is a lot going on between dealing with multiple minions, including Ogres, and attempting to gain buffs.
Kagoor is immune to damage until the Servite Ogre is defeated. This Ogre has loads of health, though, and other Ogres to help it, along with Devoured Shadows and Maleficent Eyes. Destroying the Eyes gives a buff called Ogre’s Fury that stacks up to three times and increases the damage done to Ogres.
Players will need to use the rocks and pillars to avoid the Servite Ogre’s attacks and bring it down. Once the Servite is dead, attack Kagoor quickly with heavy weapons and super abilities to bring him down.
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Weekly Crucible Playlists
- Mayhem Rumble
- Inferno Control
Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties
|Individual Achievement||Win 2 Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1,500 points.||3,750||75|
|Making an Impact||Win 7 matches.||3,750||75|
|Crucible Combat||Win one game in three different Crucible game modes: Control, Rift, Rumble||3,750||75|
|Featured Matches||Earn points in any featured playlist. Crucible wins are worth 3 points. Starting a new match costs 1 point.||3,750||75|
|As a Team||Complete 5 Crucible matches in a Fireteam of 2 or more players.||3,750||75|
|The True Meaning of War||Complete all 5 of Shaxx’s weekly bounties in one week.||5,000||200|
Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties
|Full Auto||Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills.||3,750||75|
|Bullet Grouping||Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills.||3,750||75|
|Ballistic Trauma Expert||Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Hand Cannon kills.||3,750||75|
|Ballistic Scalpel Expert||Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle kills.||3,750||75|
Petra Weekly Bounties
|Take the Wanted||WANTED: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended.
Note: Can be found on Venus at the Shattered Coast.
|Take Them Out||Kill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Venus.||1,500||250|
|Take Them All||Kill 100 Taken.||1,500||250|
Prison of Elders Level 32 — Urrox’s Grudge (Guide)
The Flame Prince Urrox vows to burn the Light until all that remains is darkness and bone.
|1||Hive||None||Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.|
|2||Cabal||Dismantle Mines||Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.|
|3||Cabal||Eliminate Target||Exposure – Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.|
|4||Hive||Dismantle Mines||Arc Burn – Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.|
|5||Hive/ Urrox||Boss Fight||Solar Burn – Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased.|
- House of Judgement x 200
- Armor Core
Prison of Elders Level 34 — The Forever Eater
Qodron, a Vex chronovore, sees only one outcome: your demise. Prove it wrong.
|1||Vex||Mini-Boss Fight||Catapult – Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.|
|2||Vex||Dismantle Mines||Void Burn – Void Damage from any source is greatly increased.|
|3||Fallen||Mini-Boss Fight||Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.|
|4||Vex||Eliminate the Target||Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.|
|5||Vex / Qodron||Boss Fight||Trickle – Recharge of abilities is significantly reduced.|
- House of Judgment x 300
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
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.
|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.
|Boss Fight||Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
Lightswitch – Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.
- House of Judgment x 500
- Armor Core
- Weapon Core
- Etheric Light
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