‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For March 8: Challenge The Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

Bungie pressed the button for the Destiny Weekly Reset the morning of Tuesday, March 8, to bring another Oryx Challenge Mode opportunity. The new Nightfall Strike this week should also prove interesting for PlayStation and Xbox players as they are tasked to bring down the Fallen S.A.B.E.R. with virtually no modifiers that benefit them.

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

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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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 — Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

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.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Match Game — Enemy shields are resistant to all unmatched Elemental Damage.
  • Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.

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)
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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
Rifles and Cannons Defeat 10 opposing Guardians with each Primary Weapon type. 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
Ballistic Trauma Win 3 matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills. 3,750 75
Bullet Grouping Complete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Scalpel Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Scout Rifle 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: Stirok, Banner of Oryx. Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found in the Rocketyard on Earth.

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 The Forever Eater

Destiny Prison of Elders Qodron (PlayStation, Xbox)

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

Rewards

  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — Machine Wrath (Guide)

Destiny Kaliks Reborn Prison of Elders (PlayStation, Xbox)

Archon Servants have raised their own corrupted Servitor-god, Kaliks Reborn. Defeat it and be rewarded.

Round Enemy Objective Modifier(s)
1 Cabal TBD Specialist — Special Weapon damage is favored.
2 Fallen TBD Lightswitch — Minions of darkness deal much more melee damage.
3 Fallen TBD Airborne –– Players deal more damage while in the air.
4 Fallen TBD Exposure — Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
5 Fallen/ Kaliks Boss Fight Grounded — Players take more damage while airborne.

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 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

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