‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For December 8: Golgoroth Challenge, 2.1 Update, And Sparrow Racing

The Destiny Weekly Reset for Tuesday, December 8, turns out to be an extremely busy one for PlayStation and Xbox owners. Not only does the King’s Fall Raid Challenge for Golgoroth go live, but Bungie is releasing the December 2.1 update to the online shooter that brings multiple new exotics, weapon balance changes, Titan rebalancing, and the new Sparring Racing League.

Bungie will release the Destiny December update at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. Those logged into the game during that time should expect to be asked to login once again, according to a Bungie Help post on Twitter. Here is the important bit, however. Players will want to avoid jumping on and completing high-level content, such as the Nightfall, until after the patch has been deployed. The infusion of a laundry list of Exotic armor and weapons means you’ll want to save some of those encounters for when they are added to the game.

Meanwhile, the Sparrow Racing League will become available after the December Update is deployed. Full details on Sparrow Racing can be found here. Update 2.1 details are available in a separate article.

King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Golgoroth

Destiny Gologorth - King's Fall Raid (PlayStation, Xbox)
The challenge mode twist for Gologorth is that all six players in the fireteam must hold his gaze at least once in the same phase. This means all six players must hold the gaze in succession without receiving the “You’ve failed to capture the gaze” message before passing it around the entire fireteam.

The easiest strategy deduced in the Destiny Reddit group is to start with the normal single orb strategy with a single gaze holder and the rest of the fireteam doing damage from one of the orb pools in the pit. However, instead of allowing the gaze to be lost, the next gaze holder should jump out of the pit with approximately five seconds left on the gaze holder’s counter and take Golgoroth’s gaze by shooting him in the back.

If the Cursed Thrall have not come out yet, the rest of the Fireteam can drop another bubble and do damage to Golgoroth. The entire fireteam should exit the pit when they do appear though.

A third fireteam member should shoot Golgoroth in the back and take the gaze when the second gaze holder comes near the end of their countdown or before. Then the fourth, fifth, and sixth.

The entire fireteam should pass Golgoroth’s gaze around until all six have held it. When it reaches the sixth gaze holder, it is safe to let the gaze go at this point.

The above steps of passing the gaze around the fireteam will need to be repeated during each damage phase until Golgoroth is killed. It will take coordination and planning the order in which the gaze will be held.

The rewards for Normal mode are a guaranteed 310 armor piece (excludes helmet) and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal plus a 320 armor piece (excludes helmet), a 320 Artifact, and an Emblem. The regular Golgoroth loot rewards are also a possibility.

Nightfall — Shield Brothers

Destiny Shield Brothers Strike (PlayStation, Xbox)
Dreadnaught, Rings of Saturn Travel deep into the heart of the Dreadnaught in pursuit of a Cabal assault team. Stop it from detonating the Hive ship’s core.

Modifiers

  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Specialist — Special Weapon damage is favored.
  • Chaff — Player radar is disabled.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.

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: Kagoor

Destiny Kagoor (PlayStation, Xbox)
This is one of the more challenging boss fights in Court of Oryx simply because there’s lots 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.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Mayhem Rumble
  • Inferno Control

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
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
Returning Victor Complete the Crucible Daily on 3 different days. 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

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Full Auto Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Scalpel Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout Rifle Kills. 3,750 75
Bullet Grouping Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Pulse Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Scalpel Expert Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle Kills. 3,750 75
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted (The Blighted Descendant) WANTED: The Blighted Descendant. Mars or Venus. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found in Citadel on Venus Patrol or the Hollows on Mars Patrol.

3,000 500
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 Cult of the Worm (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Gulrot (PlayStation, Xbox)
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 Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — Broken Legion (Guide)

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

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

Destiny Prison of Elders - Skolas (PlayStation, Xbox)
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 Small Arms – Primary Weapon damage is favored.
Lightswitch – Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.

Rewards

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

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[Correction: Fixed update number in title after bafflingly reversing the numbers.]