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 you with everything you need to tackle them: their rotation, Champions, and detailed guides.
Updated as of Season of the Witch (S22).
Grandmaster Nightfall this Week: November 21, 2023
The Grandmaster Nightfall this week is the Heist Battleground: Moon and rewards the Braytech Osprey (Adept) rocket launcher.
|Battleground - Moon||Void|| Void|
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 9 AM PDT.
Grandmaster Nightfalls in Season 22:
- Battleground – Europa
- The Devil’s Lair
- Battleground – Mars
- The Lightblade
- Battleground – Moon
- Scarlet Keep
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 Deep, GMs became available on September 12, 2023 (Week 4):
Season 22 GM rotation
|28 November 2023||Battleground - Cosmodrome||Cosmodrome||-||Week 1|
|5 December 2023||Birthplace of the Vile||Throne World||-||Week 2|
|12 December 2023||Hypernet Current||Neomuna||-||Week 3|
|19 December 2023||Lake of Shadows||EDZ||GMs Start||Week 4|
|26 December 2023||The Corrupted||Dreaming City||-||Week 5|
|2 January 2024||Battleground - Moon||Moon||-||Week 6|
|9 January 2024||Battleground - Cosmodrome||Cosmodrome||-||Week 7|
|16 January 2024||Birthplace of the Vile||Throne World||-||Week 8|
|23 January 2024||Hypernet Current||Neomuna||-||Week 9|
|30 January 2024||Lake of Shadows||EDZ||-||Week 10|
|6 February 2024||The Corrupted||Dreaming City||-||Week 11|
|13 February 2024||Battleground - Moon||Moon||-||Week 12|
|20 February 2024||Battleground - Cosmodrome||Cosmodrome||-||Week 13|
|27 February 2024||Birthplace of the Vile||Throne World||-||Week 14|
|5 March 2024||Hypernet Current||Neomuna||-||Week 15|
|12 March 2024||Lake of Shadows||EDZ||-||Week 16|
|19 March 2024||The Corrupted||Dreaming City||-||Week 17|
|26 March 2024||Battleground - Moon||Moon||-||Week 18|
|2 April 2024||Battleground - Cosmodrome||Cosmodrome||-||Week 19|
|9 April 2024||Birthplace of the Vile||Throne World||-||Week 20|
|16 April 2024||Hypernet Current||Neomuna||-||Week 21|
|23 April 2024||Lake of Shadows||EDZ||-||Week 22|
|30 April 2024||The Corrupted||Dreaming City||-||Week 23|
|7 May 2024||Battleground - Moon||Moon||-||Week 24|
|14 May 2024||Battleground - Cosmodrome||Cosmodrome||-||Week 25|
|21 May 2024||Birthplace of the Vile||Throne World||-||Week 26|
|28 May 2024||Hypernet Current||Neomuna||-||Week 27|
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 in total but only 6 of them 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.
|Loaded Question||Fusion Rifle||Arc||Special||5 December 2023||Week 2|
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|
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.
But regardless of your skills, you need to make sure you bring weapons with matching elements and armor with the necessary Champions mods:
|Battleground - Europa||Solar|| Arc|
|The Devil's Lair||Arc|| Arc|
|The Lightblade||Arc||6x Solar|
The Witch Queen
|Battleground - Moon||Void|| Void|
|Scarlet Keep||Arc||12x Arc|
|Battleground - Mars||Solar|| Void|
Hopefully, you now have everything you need to know how to conquer and “easily” farm Nightfalls in Destiny 2.