Destiny 2 has a lot to do. So much so, it’s sometimes hard to decide what to chase and prioritize next.

Some activities, such as unlocking catalysts or doing Exotic quests can be tackled at your own pace, but most challenges are dependent on the game’s Weekly Reset. Many rewards and activities are limited to one per week, and that limitation is lifted every Tuesday with reset.

In this post, we’ll cover all the Weekly challenges and activities in Destiny 2 this week, including a detailed list of activities and the main highlights.

Let’s get started with the highlights for this week.


Highlights this week: October 27, 2020

This week was calm, with nothing new in particular taking place in-game. But as you already know, Beyond Light is right around the corner, which means this is the time to grind the Exotics and items that will be soon going away and into the DCV!

Top Highlight:

  • Last week of Festival of the Lost: Festival is a great opportunity to get unique gear and extra bounties granting XP and Bright Dust!
  • The easiest Nightfall to grind: This week’s Lake of Shadow is the shortest and easiest Nightfall: The Ordeal to grind Exotics, prims and shards!

For all the other challenges this week, keep reading!


Nightfall – The Ordeal: Lake of Shadows

Lake of Shadows Nightfall the Ordeal

Exclusive loot:

Legend modifiers:

  • Denial: Taken vandals summon their shields more often
  • ¬†Champions: Unstoppable
  • Champions: Overload
  • Grask’s Bile: Incoming environment damage increased
  • Equipment locked
  • Match Game: Enemy shields are highly resistant to all unmatched elemental damage

Master difficulty modifiers:

  • All of the above, plus…
  • Champions: Mob: Additional champions
  • Famine: All ammunition drops are significantly reduced

Grandmaster difficulty modifiers:

  • All of the above, plus…
  • Chaff: Radar is disabled
  • Contest mode
  • Limited revives
  • Extinguish: If your Fireteam falls in a restrictive zone, everyone is returned to orbit

Legacy Nightfalls:

Legacy Nightfall October 27

  • Nightfall: The Scarlett Keep:
    • No Exclusive Loot
  • Nightfall: Exodus Crash:
  • Nightfall: The Arms Dealer:

Flashpoint: European Dead Zone

Flashpoint EDZ Destiny 2

  • Complete various activities around the European Dead Zone, including public events, Lost Sectors, and Heroic adventures.

Also…

Vanguard Burn: Arc Singe

  • You will need to use a matching Subclass to earn the 3 Playlist strikes completions Pinnacle reward.

Weekly Crucible Rotator Playlists

  • Clash
  • Showdown

This infographic from Kyber’s Corner will give you an excellent overview of everything else going on this week:

Destiny 2 weekly-reset 10-27-2020


Destiny 2 Weekly Challenges: The complete list

A new week means you can once again chase Powerful and Pinnacle rewards to continue your climb to the maximum Power Level of 1060:

TypeLocationSourcePower increaseFireteam needed?Difficulty
PowerfulTowerGunsmith bounties (8 total)3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerVanguard bounties (8 total)3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerCrucible bounties (8 total)3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerGambit bounties (8 total)3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerPrismatic Recaster 3

No

Easy

PowerfulDestinationFlashpoint - Complete activities3

No

Easy

PowerfulCrucibleRotator Matches (4 matches)3

No

Easy

PowerfulMoonNightmare Hunts (3 runs)3

No

Easy

PowerfulMoonReplayable Story Mission3

No

Easy

PowerfulMoon"Memory" quest3

No

Easy

PowerfulMoonNightmares defeated in Sorrow's Harbor3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerClan Crucible Engram3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerClan Nightfall Engram3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerClan Raid Engram3

No

Easy

PowerfulTowerClan Gambit Engram3

No

Easy

PowerfulStrikesNightfall: The Ordeals (3 runs)3

Yes

Easy

PowerfulMoonPit of Heresy dungeon (first 2 encounters)6

Yes

Average

PowerfulTowerProphecy dungeon (first encounter)3

Yes

Hard

PowerfulCrucibleTrials of Osiris - 3 wins4-5

Yes

Hard

PowerfulCrucibleTrials of Osiris - 5 wins6

Yes

Hard

PinnacleTowerClan Weekly XP1

No

Easy

PinnacleStrikesVanguard Strikes (3 strikes)1

No

Easy

PinnacleGambitGambit Matches (3 matches)1

No

Easy

PinnacleCrucibleCrucible Core Matches (4 matches)1

No

Easy

PinnacleMoonMaster Nightmare Hunt2

Yes

Hard

PinnacleStrikesNightfall: The Ordeal (100,000 points)2

Yes

Hard

PinnacleMoonPit of Heresy dungeon2

Yes

Hard

PinnacleTowerProphecy dungeon2

Yes

Hard

PinnacleTowerPrismatic Recaster quest2

No

Easy

PinnacleCrucibleTrials of Osiris - 7 wins2

Yes

Hard

PinnacleMoonGarden of Salvation10

Yes

Hard

If you’re interested in grinding as much XP as possible, that’s also heavily influenced by the weekly reset in the form of weekly bounties. You can read all about farming XP here.


Destiny 2 weekly reset time

When does Destiny 2 reset? Like clockwork, the game resets every Tuesday at the same exact time:

  • US Eastern: 1 pm
  • US Western: 10 am
  • UK: 6 pm
  • Central European: 7 pm

You now have all the information you need to tackle a new week of adventures within Destiny 2!