‘Destiny’ Weekly Reset For Dec. 13, Day Of The Dawning And A New Patch

The big winter event for Destiny arrives Tuesday for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Dawning is not quite here yet, but Bungie refreshed the majority of the activities with the Weekly Reset. The rest will have to wait for update 2.5.0 to be deployed.

Per the Bungie help site, Destiny will receive the 2.5.0 update at approximately 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, December 13. The Dawning event will officially start with the release of the patch and allow players on both consoles to partake in the Sparrow Racing League, Strike Scoring, new quests, new weapons, and more. Unfortunately, the update also delays the release of the weekly Nightfall.

This week’s Nightfall will not be available to play once the Weekly Reset goes live. It will return once the 2.5.0 patch goes live. It is currently set as the Dust Palace, but will presumably change to one of three remixed Strikes. You will receive a “Honeydew” error trying to start the Nightfall until then. Don’t forget to go pick up the new bounty from Commander Zavala for a chance to earn an Ice Breaker by completing the Strike.

Nightfall — To Be Determined

Location TBD


  • Epic — Heavily shielded and highly aggressive enemies appear in great numbers.
  • TBD.
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Weekly SIVA Crisis Heroic Strikes


  • Heroic — Enemies appear in greater numbers and are more aggressive.
  • Arc Burn – Arc damage from any source is greatly increased.
  • Juggler — No ammo drops for your equipped weapon.
  • Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased.

Wrath of the Machine Challenge Mode — Vosik

The first of two challenges for the Wrath of the Machine Raid tasks players with using all four safe rooms. Activate them using the extra SIVA charges that drop during the damage phase. Since Vosik can be taken down in two or three damage phases, activate two safe rooms during the first phase when they are lit up. Activate the final two rooms during the second phase when they are lit up, or go to the third phase if needed.

Rewards include the Perfected SIVA Ornament for Heroic raid gear, an emblem, plus either 385 Light gear for Normal mode or 400 Light gear for Hard mode.

Challenge of Elders

Round Boss Description
1 Val Aru’un Cabal
2 Seditious Mind Vex
3 Keksis the Betrayed Fallen


  • Grounded Players take more damage while airborne.
  • Specialist Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
  • Precision Kill Bonus — Precision kills are worth more points.


  • Impressive Performance — Earn points in Challenge of the Elders.
  • Shock Trooper — Use Arc abilities to kill enemies 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 — Golgoroth

Destiny Gologorth - King's Fall Raid (PlayStation, Xbox)

The challenge mode twist for Gologorth requires that all six players in the fireteam must hold his gaze at least once in the same phase. This means all six players must hold the gaze in succession without receiving the “You’ve failed to capture the gaze” message before passing it around the entire fireteam.

The rewards for Normal mode are a guaranteed 310 armor piece (excludes helmet) and a Calcified Fragment. The Hard mode loot is the same as normal, plus a 330 armor piece (excludes helmet), a 330 Artifact, and an Emblem. The regular Golgoroth loot rewards are also a possibility.

Court of Oryx (Guide) – Tier 3: Kagoor

Destiny Kagoor (PlayStation, Xbox)

This is one of the more challenging boss fights in Court of Oryx simply because there’s a lot going on between dealing with multiple minions, including Ogres, and attempting to gain buffs.

Kagoor is immune to damage until the Servite Ogre is defeated. This Ogre has loads of health and other Ogres to help it, along with Devoured Shadows and Maleficent Eyes. Destroying the Eyes gives a buff called Ogre’s Fury that stacks up to three times and increases the damage done to Ogres.

Players will need to use the rocks and pillars to avoid the Servite Ogre’s attacks and bring it down. Once the Servite is dead, attack Kagoor quickly with heavy weapons and super abilities to destroy the Wizard.

Destiny Lord Shaxx (PlayStation, Xbox)

Weekly Crucible Playlists

  • Inferno Supremacy
  • Rumble Supremacy

Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
A Hunt for Glory Exercise your skills in the Supremacy match type.

  • Complete Seven Matches
  • Get 50 Primary Kills
  • Get 30 Kill Credits
  • Get 20 Crests Denied
5,000 500



Shiro-4 Weekly Bounties

Bounty Description Experience Reputation
Together We Rise Complete Public Events in the Plaguelands. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Servitors Complete Servitor encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Shanks Complete Shank encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500
Archon’s Forge: Vandals Complete Vandal encounters in the Archon’s Forge. 5,000 500


Tyra Karn’s Artifacts

Artifact Description Stats
Memory of Silimar In the Crucible, resistance to damage-over-time attacks is greatly increased. 35 (78) Intellect
43 (86) Discipline
Memory of Timur Melee attacks on minor minions of the Darkness have the chance to temporarily turn the target against its allies. 36 (79) Discipline /
34 (77) Strength
Memory of Jolder Removes sprint cooldown penalty. 60 (103) Strength


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 at 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 — 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 Judgement x 200
  • Armor Core

Prison of Elders Level 34 — 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.


  • 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

  • Catapult
  • Angry


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

[Featured Image by Bungie/Activision; all table information by Destiny]