‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For July 5, Grind Down Valus Ta’aurc

Destiny is humming along now with the completion of Iron Banner and the seeming conclusion of issues that caused its delay for the month of June. A new set of challenges is now available for PlayStation and Xbox players to undertake as the grind to the release of the Rise of Iron in September continues.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Sylok, the Defiled Hive
2 Pilot Servitor Fallen
3 Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx Cabal

Modifiers

  • Berserk Minions of the Darkness won’t flinch, even after massive damage.
  • Small Arms — Primary weapon damage is favored.
  • Precision kill bonus — Precision kills are worth more points.

Bounties

  • Impressive Performance — Earn points in Challenge of the Elders.
  • Dead Shot — Kill enemies with precision shots in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Heavy Hitter — Use a Heavy weapon to kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
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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 — Cerberus Vae III

Meridian Bay, Mars Just beyond their warbase, Valus Ta’aurc, Fleet Commander of the Cabal Siege Dancers, hides in an Imperial Land Tank. Fight through his guard and stop this terror before he destroys all of Freehold.

Modifiers

  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Arc Burn — Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Ironclad — More enemies have shields.

Weekly Heroic Strikes

Modifiers

  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive
  • Arc Burn — Arc Damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Small Arms — Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Ironclad — More enemies have shields.

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 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)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Zone Control
  • Inferno Rumble

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Individual Achievement Complete 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. 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 Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Hand Cannon kills. 3,750 75
Bullet Grouping Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 6 Pulse Rifle kills. 3,750 75
Ballistic Trauma Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Hand Cannon kills. 3,750 75
Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Darnu, Horn of Oryx. Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found in the Divide 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 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.

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.

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.

Final Round Modifiers

  • 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

[Image via Bungie]