The Dawning event has breathed some new life into Destiny for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners. The new Strike Scoring for both Heroic and Nightfall Strikes combined with Sparrow Racing League has broken up the monotony and given players new goals to achieve plus new ways to play. The fun continues for the week starting Tuesday, December 20, with a a new Nightfall and another shot at the coveted Ice Breaker Exotic Sniper Rifle.
As a reminder, The Dawning event will run through January 3, 2017. Strike Scoring will continue to hang around after that time, but Sparrow Racing will be relegated to private matches. In the meantime, be sure to pick up the Elite Bounties from Commander Zavala in the Tower and be sure to check out the new Bounties from Petra in the Reef.
Nightfall — Sepiks Perfected
Old Russia, Earth The Fallen House of Devils has found a way to resurrect Sepiks, their exalted Servitor and one time God. Fight to the Devils’ Lair and destroy him.
- 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.
- Match Game — Enemy shields are resistant to all unmatched Elemental Damage.
- Airborne — Players deal more damage while in the air.
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.
- Brawler — Guardian melee damage is greatly increased.
- Chaff — Player radar is disabled.
Wrath of the Machine Challenge Mode — Aksis
The second of the two Wrath of the Machine Raid challenges. For this challenge, at least one player on the Fireteam will need to supercharge and stun Aksis on each teleport. This is on every teleport, not just once per phase. Designating three players to handle this duty is the simplest solution, and they need to stand on plates located on the right, left, and back middle of the arena to do so. This leaves all three teleport locations covered when Aksis teleports to them.
Rewards include the SIVA Ornament and Exotic Engram on Hard mode difficulty. Meanwhile, 385 Light gear for Normal mode or 400 Light gear for Hard mode is also available, along with a Vosik’s Venom Emblem.
Challenge of Elders
|1||Keksis the Betrayed||Fallen|
|2||Sylok, the Defiled||Hive|
- Catapult — Grenade recharge rate is greatly increased
- Ironclad — More enemies have shields.
- Super Kill Bonus — Super kills are worth more points.
- Light Show — With your Fireteam, generate Orbs of Light in Level 41 Prison of Elders or 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 — Oryx (Guide)
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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
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.
Weekly Crucible Playlists
- Mayhem Clash
Shaxx Crucible Weekly Bounties
|Back To Basics||Exercise your skills in the Clash match type.
Commander Zavala Weekly Elite Bounties
|Clean Up||Get 150 enemy kills with your fireteam during a SIVA Crisis Strike to earn “Brutal Efficiency” Medals.||10,000||500||Legendary Item||10|
|Strike Elite||Earn “Gold Tier Achieved”, “Silver Tier Achieved”, or “Bronze Tier Achieved” Medals.||10,000||500||Legendary Item||10|
|Sunrise||Earn a Gold Tier Achieved Medal in the Nightfall before time expires.||10,000||500||Legendary Weapon||10|
Shiro-4 Weekly Bounties
|Crushing Blows||Use the Iron Battle Axe or powerful enemy weapons to decimate hostile threats.||5,000||500|
|Stay Down||Defeat Fallen.||5,000||500|
|Archon’s Forge: Captains||Complete Captain 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
|Memory of Perun||Enemy Guardians with full supers and all enemies with low health are highlighted.||32 (75) Intellect /
35 (78) Strength
|Memory of Skorri||When your super is full, nearby allies’ supers recharge faster.||63 (106) Discipline||83%|
|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.||158 (201) Discipline/
86 (129) Strength
Petra Weekly Bounties
|Take the Wanted||WANTED: Baroness Grayris. Venus. Fireteam recommended.
Note: Can be found at The Shattered Coast on Venus.
|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|
|Queen’s Grace||Generate 15 Orbs of Light in any strike playlist.||1,500||250|
|Queen’s Treasure||Open the Queen’s Treasure Chest in the Level 41 Prison of Elders.||1,500||250|
|Queen’s Eye||Kill 30 Taken with precision shots.||1,500||250|
[Featured Image by Bungie/Activision; all table information by Destiny]