Destiny 2 Grandmaster Nightfall this week: Season 23

by | May 28, 2024 | Leveling

Grandmaster Nightfalls are perhaps the most challenging endgame activity in Destiny 2. With an insane Power Level requirement and unforgiving modifiers, Grandmaster Nightfalls will challenge all but the top Fireteams out there.

This page will provide everything you need to tackle them: their rotation, Champions, and detailed guides.

GM this Week: May 28, 2024

This week’s Adept Nightfall weapon is the Uzume RR4 sniper rifle, dropping from the Hypernet Current GM.

The Disgraced

Nightfall this week

Shields: Arc icon  Solar   Void

Champions: Unstoppable Champion white Icon Destiny 2  Barrier Champion white Icon Destiny 2

Requirements: Free-to-play

As with most things in Destiny 2, Grandmaster Nightfalls are on a weekly rotation. For the sake of clarity, the week officially resets on Tuesdays at 10 AM PDT.

Grandmaster Nightfalls Season 23 Rotation v2

Grandmaster Nightfalls Season 23 Rotation, Destiny 2

Grandmaster Nightfalls in Season 23:

  1. Lake of Shadows
  2. The Corrupted
  3. Battleground – Moon
  4. Battleground – Cosmodrome
  5. Birthplace of the Vile
  6. Hypernet Current

Grandmaster Nightfall rotation

Grandmaster Nightfalls are not available for the entire season. Given their onerous level requirements, they become available around mid-season. In Season of the Wish, GMs became available on December 19, 2023 (Week 4):

Season 23 GM rotation

WeekNightfallLocationEventsWeek #
4 June 2024The GlasswayEuropaAct 1Week 1
11 June 2024-Week 2
18 June 2024-Week 3
25 June 2024-Week 4
2 July 2024-Week 5
9 July 2024-Week 6
16 July 2024Act 2Week 7
23 July 2024-Week 8
30 July 2024-Week 9
6 August 2024-Week 10
13 August 2024-Week 11
20 August 2024-Week 12
27 August 2024Act 3Week 13
3 September 2024-Week 14
10 September 2024-Week 15
17 September 2024-Week 16
24 September 2024-Week 17
1 October 2024-Week 18

Grandmaster rewards

There’s a reason why Nightfalls are such a popular activity in Destiny 2. While they can certainly be fun and challenging, most Guardians tackle GMs every week for a chance to earn Adept weapons and Masterworking materials.

Adept Nightfall weapons

There are many Nightfall-specific weapons, but only 6 are on a weekly rotation. These can drop from completing Nightfalls on any difficulty; however, completing Grandmaster Nightfalls rewards you with adept versions of these weapons.

You can read all about Nightfall weapons, including adept versions, drop rates, and rankings, here.

Grandmaster Power Level Requirements

If you’re interested in running a GM, you need to have a proper Power Level (including your Artifact’s bonus Power):

Difficulty Recommended Enemies Power Level  Adept drop rate
Grandmaster 1815 1840 Common+

For the record, Power Level requirements were drastically reduced last season to allow more players to experience Grandmaster Nightfalls.

GM Shields & Champions

Grandmaster Nightfalls are challenging activities, even for veteran players.

Barrier Champions Destiny 2 featured

But regardless of your skills, you need to make sure you bring weapons with matching elements and armor with the necessary Champions mods:

Lake of Shadows Nightfall featuredLake of ShadowsDestiny 2 Arc ArcDestiny 2 Void Void
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
8x Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
8x Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
The Corrupted Grandmaster NightfallThe CorruptedDestiny 2 Arc Arc14x Destiny 2 Arc Arc
28x Destiny 2 Void Void
20x Destiny 2 Solar Solar
8x Overload rounds Overload
10x Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Heist Moon Battleground GM featured Destiny 2Battleground - MoonDestiny 2 Void VoidDestiny 2 Void Void
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
PsiOps Battleground Cosmodrome featured Destiny 2 v2Battleground - CosmodromeDestiny 2 Arc ArcDestiny 2 Arc Arc
Destiny 2 Void Void
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Shield Piercing rounds Barrier
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Free to Play Destiny 2 icon
Birthplace Vile NightfallBirthplace of the VileDestiny 2 Void Void5x Destiny 2 Void Void
(2x Random Shields)
12x Overload rounds Overload
8x Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
The Witch Queen Destiny 2 icon
The Witch Queen
HyperNet Current NightfallHypernet CurrentDestiny 2 Arc ArcDestiny 2 Void Void
Destiny 2 Solar Solar
Destiny 2 Arc Arc
Overload rounds Overload
Unstoppable rounds Unstoppable
Lightfall Preorder icon

Before you go…

Preparing to farm Grandmaster Nightfalls? You can find everything there is to know about this week’s Nightfall weapon here.


About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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