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Destiny 2 Weekly Reset October 19: Nightfall guide, Activities, more

Published: 19/Oct/2021 18:11

by Lloyd Coombes


With each Tuesday comes a fresh weekly reset in Destiny 2 and we’ve got everything you need to know for this week, from Nightfall to Europa and Legacy activities.

Destiny 2 may have launched in 2017, but the game shows no signs of slowing down – with Bungie revealing The Witch Queen expansion last month which will usher in the game’s fifth year of content, while the game is also in the midst of Season of the Lost.

With added narrative implications, it’s arguably never been more important to log in each week, and doing so will reveal new challenges for Guardians to face. Here’s everything to do before 6 PM on October 19, courtesy of the Destiny subreddit.



Destiny 2 Season of the Lost screenshot showing Queen Mara
Season of the Lost brings back Queen Mara.

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset Activities

Here’s everything to attempt before 6 PM BST on October 19, at which point we’ll have the new reset info.

Don’t forget, Festival of the Lost is back until November 2.

Nightfall – The Ordeal: Lake of Shadows

This week, players can take on Exodus Crash – so expect to fight plenty of Fallen.


Nightfall: Adept
Scorched Earth Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.
Nightfall: Heroic
All previous modifiers
Champions: Barrier This mode contains Barrier Champions, which cannot be stopped without a Barrier mod.
Champions: Overload This mode contains Overload Champions, which cannot be stopped without an Overload mod.
Champions: Fallen This mode contains both Barrier and Overload Champions, which cannot be stopped without an Anti-Barrier or Overload mod, respectively.
Thaviks’ Implant Incoming Arc and environmental damage increased.
Nightfall: Legend
All previous modifiers
Equipment Locked You will not be able to change your equipment after this activity starts.
Match Game Enemy shields are highly resistant to all unmatched elemental damage.
Legend Modifiers Locked Loadout & Match Game & Extra Shields
Nightfall: Master
All previous modifiers
Chaff Radar is disabled.
Master Modifiers Champions: Mob & Locked Loadout & Match Game & Extra Shields
Champions: Mob This mode contains additional Champions.
Nightfall: Grandmaster
Arach-NO!  When defeated, Fallen Vandals spawn a web mine at their feet.
Grandmaster Modifiers Extinguish & Limited Revives & Contest & Join In Progress Disabled & Champions: Mob & Locked Loadout & Match Game & Extra Shields
Extinguish If your fireteam falls in a Restricted Zone, everyone is returned to orbit.
Limited Revives Limited fireteam revives. Gain additional revives by defeating Champions.


  • Nightfall Exclusive Drop: Impact Velocity (Sparrow)
  • Powerful (Tier 1) reward: Get 3 points by completing runs. Higher difficulties grant more points.
  • Pinnacle reward: Get a score of 100k. Since modifiers are fixed, this requires a high-difficulty run.

Weekly Crucible Rotator: Showdown

Achieve victory by defeating opponents and preventing revives. Win the most rounds or face off in an elimination showdown.

Vanguard Burn

  • Arc Singe

Europa Activities

Europa in Destiny 2
Europa was added in the Beyond Light expansion.
  • Eclipsed Zone: Asterion Abyss
  • Empire Hunt: The Dark Priestess: Defeat the new leader of the Fallen, Kridis, the Dark Priestess.
  • Exo Challenge: Simulation: Survival: Simulated Skill-Set Training: Survive the harsh weather as you take down the Vex.

Legacy Activities

Moon (Requires Shadowkeep):

  • Wandering Nightmare: Fallen Council (Archer’s Line)
  • Trove Guardian is in Archer’s Line
  • Nightmare Hunt: Insanity: Defeat the Nightmare of the Fanatic.
  • Nightmare Hunt: Despair: Defeat the Nightmare of Crota, Son of Oryx.
  • Nightmare Hunt: Fear: Defeat the Nightmare of Phogoth.

Dreaming City (Requires Forsaken): Weak Curse

  • Petra is at The Strand.
  • Weekly Mission: Broken Courier – Respond to a distress call in the Strand.
  • Ascendant Challenge: Forfeit Shrine, Gardens of Esila
  • Blind Well: Scorn, Plagues: Sikariis & Varkuuriis

When is the Destiny 2 Weekly Reset?

Destiny 2 multiplayer gameplay
Make sure you get your bounties in ahead of the Weekly Reset in Destiny 2.

Knowing when your progress will reset is key to planning out the week ahead. Thankfully, Bungie’s weekly update comes at the exact same time every week unless otherwise specified.


The Destiny 2 Weekly Reset arrives every Tuesday at 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET | 6 PM BST | 3 AM AEST (Wednesday).

At that point, the following will change:

  • Weekly Nightfall Strike Rotation
  • Current Crucible Playlist
  • Moon and Dreaming City activities (for Shadowkeep and Forsaken owners respectively)
  • Weekly bounty offerings

So, there you have it. That’s everything you need to know about the Weekly Reset in Destiny 2.

For more tips and guides covering all things Destiny, check out:

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