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Destiny 2 Weekly Reset May 17: Nightfall, reset time, new activities

Published: 17/May/2022 18:55

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 Throne World, Europa, and Legacy activities.

Destiny 2 may have launched in 2017, but the game shows no signs of slowing down, with The Witch Queen expansion adding Void 3.0, new exotics, and the new Glaive weapon type — and Season 17 is just a week away.

With added narrative implications, it’s arguably never been more important to log in each week, and doing so will reveal new seasonal challenges for Guardians to face. Here’s everything to do before 6 PM BST/10 AM PT/1 PM ET on May 24, courtesy of the Destiny subreddit.



Destiny 2 Season of the Risen key art
Season of the Risen arrives alongside The Witch Queen.

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset Activities

Here’s everything to attempt before 6 PM BST/10 AM PT/1 PM ET on May 24, at which point we’ll have the new reset info.

The Season of the Risen is live right now, with Season 17 arriving NEXT WEEK!

Nightfall: The Scarlet Keep

This week, the Nightfall is Birthplace of the Vile. Prepare to take on plenty of Scorn. Don’t forget, the Guardian Games are back!


Nightfall: Adept
Martyr Exploder units have more health.
Double Vanguard Rank All Vanguard Rank points earned are doubled.
Acute Arc Burn +25% Arc damage dealt and +50% Arc damage received.
Nightfall: Hero
All previous modifiers
Champion Foes You will face [Shield-Piercing] Barrier and [Stagger] Unstoppable Champions. You must equip Anti-Barrier and Anti-Unstoppable mods to your arms armor to defeat them. These mods come from the Seasonal Artifact.
Weight of Weakness Your foes’ grenades and abilities apply the weaken effect, which reduces speed and increases damage taken. When Guardians apply the suppression effect, it lasts 50% longer.
Hero Modifiers Extra Shields
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.
Shielded Foes You will face combatants with [Arc] Arc and [Solar] Solar Shields. Activity modifiers may add more shield types.
Legend Modifiers Locked Loadout Match Game Extra Shields.
Nightfall: Master
All previous modifiers
Master Modifiers Champions: Mob Locked Loadout Match Game Extra Shields.
Champions: Mob This mode contains additional Champions.
Togetherness Base health regen is reduced. If near another player, health regen is increased.
Nightfall: Grandmaster
No Grandmaster variation
Fire Pit
When defeated, Acolytes spawn fire pools that cause damage over time.
Chaff Radar is disabled.
Grandmaster Modifiers Extinguish Limited Revives Contest Join In Progress Disabled Champions: Mob Locked Loadout Match Game Extra Shields.

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.


  • 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: Team Scorched

Everyone on both teams has a Scorch Cannon. Be brave.

Vanguard Burn

  • Solar Singe

Throne World Activities

Weekly Mission: The Arrival

Track Savathûn on Mars, where temporal abnormalities scar the planet’s surface and the Cabal seek to claim new territory.

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: Nightmare of Horkis, Fear of Mithrax (Anchor of Light)
  • Trove Guardian is in Archer’s Line

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 | 5 PM GMT | 3 AM AEST (Wednesday).

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At that point, the following will change:

  • Weekly Nightfall Strike Rotation
  • Current Crucible Playlist
  • Weekly Witch Queen campaign mission
  • 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.

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