‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For October 13, Down For Maintenance On Tuesday

The Destiny weekly reset for October 13 is eventful this week, though not necessarily for the usual changes to the weekly strikes, bounties, and other items. Bungie is releasing the 2.0.1 update today that brings back the Tess Everis, adds new emotes that can be purchased with micro-transactions, and gives a hefty nerf to shotguns. It’s also the return of the Iron Banner, but we’ll get to that later.

The Destiny 2.0.1 update will be deployed today at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT, and the game’s servers will go offline for approximately two hours at the same time, according to a Bungie Help Twitter post. This is all to help set up Tess’ Eververse Trading Company in the tower, with all of the new emotes that are being added and the micro-transaction payment system.

The Crucible experience will be changing again this week, with a further nerfing of shotguns once the 2.0.1 update is released. Destiny players can also look forward to the return of Iron Banner today, followed by Trials of Osiris on Friday. You can check out the full details for this week’s Iron Banner here. I’ll add Trials of Osiris when it goes live on Friday.

This week’s Nightfall is “Fallen S.A.B.E.R.,” running the Taken variant. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about the Fallen Dropship during the initial Warsat defense part, and you get Arc Burn. The bad news is the Match Game modifier means you’ll need to keep Solar and Void weapons handy to bring down enemy shields.

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.

Nightfall — Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

Destiny Fallen SABER (PlayStation, Xbox)

Old Russia, Earth: Rush to the aid of the AI Warmind Rasputin as he broadcasts a plea for help across the system.

Modifiers

  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Arc Burn — Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased (2x from Guardians, 3x from minions).
  • Match Game — Enemy shield are resistant to unmatched Elemental damage.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
  • Exposure — Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.

Vanguard Heroic Strikes

Modifiers

  • 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

Destiny Thalnok Grimoire Card (PlayStation, Xbox)

This mini-Crota boss plays similar to the final The Dark Below Raid encounter, with a couple of twists. It will require teamwork, as well. Like Crota, the only way to kill Thalnok is to bring his shields down to force him to kneel, while a player whacks him with a sword dropped by a Knight.

Thalnok will spawn with a pair of Wizards on either side of him on the platform, along with various mobs on the ground and a Swordbearer Knight in the middle. Players should take out the Wizards first, since they help sustain Thalnok’s shield and can do serious damage to the Fireteam. Minions should be cleared out once they are down, and only then should the Swordbearer Knight be killed.

Once the Swordbearer Knight is down, one player (preferably the one with the highest Light Level) should pick up the sword, while the others shoot Thalnok with rockets to bring down his shield. The player with the sword should be able to get in two to three heavy attacks before needing to back off and repeating a second time.

Thalnok will stand back up and all of the minions will respawn, including the Wizards and Swordbearer Knight. Simply repeat the same steps until Thalnok is destroyed.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • TBD – Resets at 12 p.m. ET

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, Rift 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
Returning Victor Complete the Crucible Daily on 3 different days. 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
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
Ballistic Scalpel Expert Win a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle kills. 3750 75

Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take The Wanted WANTED: Darnu. The Divide, Cosmodrome. 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 - Urrox, Flame Prince (Playstation, Xbox)

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.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
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.

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Destiny Prison of Elders Qodron (PlayStation, Xbox)

Prison of Elders Level 34 — The Forever Eater

Qodron, a Vex chronovore, sees only one outcome: your demise. Prove it wrong.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
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.

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 Brawler – Guardian Melee damage is greatly increased.
Juggler – No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.

Rewards

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

What Variks Is Selling

  • Gloves for 1 Armor Core
  • Six Dreg Pride Hand Cannon for 1 Weapon Code

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