June 21, 2016
'Destiny' Weekly Reset For June 21, Iron Banner Canceled This Week

The various Destiny activities and challenges were reset once again Tuesday, June 21. Unfortunately, this also comes with news that PlayStation and Xbox players will not have an Iron Banner event to enjoy this week.

Bungie announced Monday evening the cancellation of the Iron Banner event scheduled for this week. The multiplayer event was shelved after various issues with Destiny put a stop to this past weekend's Trials of Osiris on Saturday. Those issues have not been resolved yet and would seriously impact the enjoyment of Iron Banner.

There's no word on if Iron Banner could return next Tuesday, June 28 or if players will have to wait until the end of July for the next. Bungie will make sure there's a fix in place before making an announcement.

Destiny upped the fun factor in all activities this week with the cancellation of Iron Banner. Random modifiers were added to Heroic Strikes in the latest patch, and the modifiers for Nightfall and Challenge of Elders are enjoyable as well. On the multiplayer side, Mayhem Rumble is featured.

Challenge of Elders

1Noru'usk, Servant of OryxCabal
2Overmind MinotaurVex
3Wretched KnightHive
  • Catapult -- Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.
  • Specialist -- Special Weapon damage is favored.
  • Grenade Kill Bonus -- Grenade kills are worth more points.
  • Impressive Performance -- Earn points in Challenge of the Elders.
  • Heavy Hitter -- Use a Heavy weapon to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Shadow Boxer -- Use Void abilities to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)[Image via Bungie]

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. The Challenge mode condition is that players must detonate 16 Blight bombs at the same time to bring Oryx's health down from full to almost zero.

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.

Please consult this Inquisitr article for a full guide on how to beat the Oryx hard mode challenge.

Nightfall -- Blighted Chalice

Ocean of Storms, Moon: A blight of Taken now roosts in the Hellmouth. Unchecked, they could refocus the Darkness within and descend on the City.


  • Epic -- Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Berserk -- Minions of the Darkness won't flinch, even after massive damage.
  • Small Arms -- Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Chaff -- Player radar is disabled.
  • Airborne -- Players deal more damage while in the air.

Weekly Heroic Strikes

  • Arc Burn -- Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Exposure -- Guardian shields are increased but do not replenish.
  • Catapult -- Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased

Court of Oryx (Guide)

Tier 3: Thalnok, Fanatic of Crota

Destiny Thalnok Grimoire Card (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]This mini-Crota boss plays similar to the final 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.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Mayhem Rumble
  • Inferno 6v6

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Individual AchievementComplete Crucible matches with an individual score of at least 1,500 points.3,75075
Making an ImpactWin 7 matches.3,75075
Crucible CombatWin one game in three different Crucible game modes.3,75075
Featured MatchesEarn points in any featured Crucible playlist. Wins are worth 3 points. Completing a match is worth 1 point.3,75075
Rifles and CannonsDefeat 10 opposing Guardians with each Primary Weapon type.5,000200
The True Meaning of WarComplete all 5 of Shaxx's weekly bounties in one week.5,000200

Arcite Crucible 99-40 Weekly Bounties

Full AutoComplete matches in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Auto Rifle kills.3,75075
Full Auto ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Auto Rifle kills.3,75075
Bullet Grouping ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Pulse Rifle kills.3,75075
Ballistic Scalpel ExpertComplete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Scout Rifle kills.3,75075
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]

Petra Weekly Bounties

Take the WantedWANTED: Irxori, Lost to Oryx. Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found at Skywatch on Earth.

Take Them OutKill 12 Consumed or named Fallen, Hive, Cabal, or Vex on Venus.1,500250
Take Them AllKill 100 Taken.1,500250

Prison of Elders Level 32 --

The Forever Eater

Destiny Prison of Elders Qodron (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]Qodron, a Vex chronovore, sees only one outcome: your demise. Prove it wrong.


  • House of Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 --

Machine Wrath (Guide)

Destiny Kaliks Reborn Prison of Elders (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]Archon Servants have raised their own corrupted Servitor-god, Kaliks Reborn. Defeat it and be rewarded.


  • House of Judgment x 300
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

Prison of Elders Level 35 -- Skolas' Revenge (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Skolas (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]Skolas and his crew challenge the Guardians who captured him. Face him with a Fireteam of three. End him.

Final Round Modifiers

  • 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
[Image via Bungie]