‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Feb. 16: Say Bye To Crimson Days, Hello To Oryx

The Destiny Crimson Days event is now over, and players who legitimately completed the required match should be receiving their 320 Light Ghost Shells in the next week. This also brings PlayStation and Xbox owners back to the regularly scheduled weekly reset of the game for Tuesday, February 16, with a challenge from everyone’s favorite raid boss and trip to visit the Undying Mind for the Nightfall.

This week’s Destiny Nightfall Strike modifiers for the Undying Mind Strike are an interesting mix of challenge and fun. The fun comes with Solar Burn and Brawler activated for increased damage from Solar weapons and melee. The challenge will come from the Grounded modifier, that makes players take extra damage while airborne, and Match Game, which makes enemy shields more resistant to unmatched elemental damage.

King’s Fall Raid Challenge Mode — Oryx (Guide)

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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.

Destiny players 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 — 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 Burn — Solar Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Grounded — Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Match Game – Enemy shields are resistant to all unmatched Elemental Damage.

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 in Destiny, 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. Destiny 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

  • Mayhem Clash

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Individual Achievement Complete Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1500 points. 3,750 75
Making an Impact Win 7 matches. 3,750 75
Crucible Combat Win one game in three different Crucible game modes. 3,750 75
Featured Matches Earn points in any featured Crucible playlist. Wins are worth 3 points. Completing a match is worth 1 point. 3,750 75
As a Team Complete 5 Crucible matches in a Fireteam of 2 or more players. 5,000 200
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 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Trauma Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon 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
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended

Note: Can be found on Venus at the Shattered Coast.

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 Judgment x 300
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

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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