‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Sept 27, Winter’s Run Nightfall Plus New Artifacts [Update: Nightfall Change]

The second week of Destiny: Rise of Iron returns to some familiar ground with the Nightfall as Winter’s Run. Still, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can expect a fresh batch of bounties, activities, plus Iron Lord Artifacts for sale from Tyra Karn at Felwinter’s Peak.

As a reminder, players will need to complete Heroic Deeds activities for Tyra Karn in the Plaguelands. This will allow Guardians to acquire an Iron Lord’s Legacy, which can be traded in for one of the Iron Lord Artifacts. Note that you can only obtain one Artifact per week.

Meanwhile, those that have completed the Gjallarhorn quest should have some fun with the Heroic Strike playlist this week.

Update: Bungie announced the Nightfall Strike has been changed to Fallen S.A.B.E.R. due to issues with the Strike rewards for Winter’s Run.

Nightfall — Fallen S.A.B.E.R.

The Fallen SABER Strike boss for Destiny.
[Image via Bungie / Activision]

Old Russia, Earth Rush to the aid of the AI Warmind Rasputin as he broadcasts a plea for help across the system.


  • 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 SIVA Crisis Heroic Strikes


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

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx Cabal
2 Overmind Minotaur Vex
3 Wretched Knight Hive



  • Chaff — Player radar is disabled.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Super Kill Bonus — Super kills are worth more points.


  • Impressive Performance — Earn points in Challenge of the Elders.
  • Light Show — Generate Orbs of Light in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Kill Them Back — Kill enemies in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.

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

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image via Bungie]

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.

Court of Oryx (Guide) — Tier 3: Thalnok

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)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Combined Arms
  • Salvage

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Taking Control Exercise your skills in the Control match type.
  • Complete 7 Matches
  • Get 30 Advantage Kills
  • 15 Captures
  • B-Line
5,000 500



Shiro-4 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Crushing Blows Use the Iron Battle Axe or powerful enemy weapons to decimate hostile threats. 5,000 500
Pull the Plug Kill Fallen Majors and Ultras. 5,000 500
Anti-Splicer Complete Patrols in the Plaguelands. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Servitors Complete Servitor encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500


Tyra Karn’s Artifacts

Artifact Description
Memory of Felwinter Causes Guardians to forfeit their Super Ability in exchange for an extra melee charge, an extra grenade charge, and boosts to the Armor, Recovery, and Agility attributes.
Memory of Skorri Speeds up the charge rate of Super abilities for all nearby allies.
Memory of Perun Highlights enemy Guardians with fully-charged Super abilities in yellow and all enemies with low health in red.


Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Irxori, Lost to Oryx, Cosmodrome. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found at Skywatch 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • TBD


  • House of Judgment x 500
  • Armor Core
  • Weapon Core
  • Etheric Light

[Image by Bungie]