‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For August 16, Downtime Followed By Iron Banner

The Destiny Weekly Reset for Tuesday, August 16 is a busy one for Bungie and players on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. A new Iron Banner event kicks off but not before a planned server downtime for the online shooter and live stream of the upcoming Rise of Iron expansion from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Destiny will be going offline at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT for approximately three hours, per the Bungie Support website. This is the developer performing all the back-end work to help get the game ready for the release of the Rise of Iron add-on.

Iron Banner will then kick off soon after the Destiny servers are brought back online. Expect full details in a subsequent article.

Meanwhile, World Lead Designer Steve Cotton will be joined by Crucible Lead Designer Lars Bakken at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to discuss the new modes, maps, and features for multiplayer coming with Destiny: Rise of Iron. Those interested in watching can catch the live stream via the Bungie Twitch channel.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Keksis the Betrayed Fallen
2 Seditious Mind Vex
3 Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx Cabal

Modifiers

  • Juggler — No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Specialist — Special Weapon damage is favored.
  • Precision Kill Bonus — Precision kills are worth more points.

Bounties

  • 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.
  • Fire Fighter — Use Solar abilities 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 320 Helmet or Primary Weapon, 320 Artifact, and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal, plus a 330 Helmet or Primary Weapon, a 330 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 — Shield Brothers

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

Weekly Heroic Strikes

Modifiers

  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive
  • Void Burn Void damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.

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 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

  • Mayhem Rumble
  • Inferno 6v6

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
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 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
Ballistic Grouping Expert Complete a match in any playlist with a minimum of 9 Pulse Rifle 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 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 Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — Urrox’s Grudge (Guide)

Destiny Prison of Elders - Urrox, Flame Prince (Playstation, Xbox)

The Flame Prince, Urrox, vows to burn the Light until all that remains is darkness and bone.

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

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