‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset for Oct. 18, Update Day And Wrath Of The Machine Heroic Raid

New challenges and new Light levels await Guardians in Destiny for the game week starting Tuesday, October 18. Bungie will release update 2.4.1 to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shooter later today, which will add the new Wrath of the Machine Heroic Mode difficulty level, increase the overall Light level, and juggle around some of the in-game rewards.

Full details on what will change with the 2.4.1 update was covered last Friday by The Inquisitr. A quick overview of the changes includes an overall Light level cap increase to 400 with increased loot levels for Nightfall, the Heroic SIVA Strike playlist, and Archon’s Forge up to 385 Light. Legendary Engrams will also decrypt at 385, while Rare Engrams will decrypt at 365. Also expect to see more Artifacts drop from Archon’s Forge and Ghosts from Faction packages.

It’s best to hold off decrypting Engrams and turning in Faction rewards until Destiny update 2.4.1 is released at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. The Wrath of the Machine Heroic Mode will then launch at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. ET to give everyone time to download the update.

Nightfall — Shield Brothers

The Shield Brothers Strike in Destiny for the PS4 and Xbox One.
[Image by Bungie]

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.


  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • Solar Burn — Solar damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Juggler — No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Grounded — Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.

Weekly SIVA Crisis Heroic Strikes


  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive
  • Void Burn Void damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Small Arms — Primary Weapon damage is favored.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Overmind Minotaur Vex
2 Sylok, the Defiled Hive
3 Noru’usk, Servant of Oryx Cabal



  • Brawler Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Fresh Troops — Some enemy squads have been fortified with additional reinforcements.
  • Precision Kill Bonus — Melee kills are worth more points.


  • Riot Guard — Kill Champions in Level 41 Prison of Elders or Challenge of the Elders.
  • Dead Shot — Kill enemies with precision shots 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 Elders.

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

Destiny Oryx (PlayStation, Xbox)
[Image by 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)
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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 Clash
  • Freelance 3v3

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
A Game of Rift Exercise your skills in the Rift match type.
  • Complete 7 Matches
  • Get 50 Primary Kills
  • Get 25 Kill Assists
  • One Runner Stopped
5,000 500



Shiro-4 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Together We Rise Complete 5 Public Events in the Plaguelands. 5,000 500
Pull the Plug Kill Fallen Majors and Ultras. 5,000 500
Anti-Splicer Complete 10 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 Lose your super, but gain one extra Grenade and Melee charge, and small boosts to all stats. Orbs grant Melee and Grenade energy.
Memory of Timur Melee attacks on minor minions of the Darkness have the chance to temporarily turn the target against its allies.
Memory of Perun Enemy Guardians with full supers and all enemies with low health are highlighted.


Destiny - Petra Venj (PlayStation, Xbox)

Petra Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Take the Wanted WANTED: Baroness Grayris, Venus. Fireteam recommended.

Note: Can be found at the Shattered Coast on Venus.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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

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