Destiny 2 Raid Challenges this Week: Rotation and Guides

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Leveling

Raids are hard enough as it is. It’s not necessarily that the enemies are lethal or the bosses are tough. It’s just that raids require a coordinated 6-player team, and that’s hard to find for most casual players.

But once you commit yourself to raiding, learn the mechanics, and stop being afraid of LFG groups, raids become an accessible and rewarding experience. The next big “challenge” becomes completing the official Weekly Challenges, especially in Master mode.

Raid Challenges this Week: January 17, 2023

Below you can find all the Raid Challenges available this week. Note that every raid has one Challenge available per week,  except for the featured raid of the week, which has all of its challenges available at once.

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescriptionRaid
Daughters of OryxDaughters of OryxUnder ConstructionPlayers cannot stand on the same plate twice in a single phase.King's Fall
Acquisition Vow of the DiscipleSwift DestructionAcquisitionKill all Champions within a few seconds of each other, on all rounds.Vow of the Disciple
Vault of Glass Destiny 2 featuredEnsemble's RefrainAtheonEach player may only destroy one Oracle per wave.Vault of Glass
Crypt Security DSC ChallengeRed RoverCrypt SecurityAll players have to be operator and shoot the two panels on lower level (This challenge requires 3 phases)Deep Stone Crypt
Atraks-1 DSC ChallengeCopies of CopiesAtraks-1Do not send any Debuffs into airlocks/space.Deep Stone Crypt
Taniks DSC Challenge Of All TradesTaniksEach guardian must do all three roles (Operator, Scanner, and Suppressor).Deep Stone Crypt
Taniks final phase DSC ChallengeThe Core FourTaniksGuardians must dunk all four cores before DPS phases.Deep Stone Crypt
First Encounter Garden of SalvationLeftoversFirst EncounterComplete the first 2 rooms without killing specific Cyclopes.Garden of Salvation

As with most things in Destiny 2, Raid challenges are on a weekly rotation. PS: The week officially resets on Tuesdays at 9 AM PDT, Destiny 2’s official reset time.

Master Challenges rewards

Some might tackle Master Challenges for the glory but must do so on a weekly basis for a chance to earn exclusive rewards.

The sections below cover all the challenges every raid has to offer as well as their Master mode rewards.  More importantly, you’ll find links to our detailed step-by-step guides to help you beat them.

King’s Fall Challenges & rewards

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescription
King's Fall raidThe Grass is Always GreenerTotemsPlayers cannot take the same Brand type twice in a row.
WarpriestDevious ThieveryWarpriestPlayers must steal the Brand of the Initiate within a couple of seconds of taking the Brand Claimer buff.
Golgoroth EncounteGaze AmazeGolgorothThe gaze holder must stand in the Pool of Unclaimed Light when swapping the gaze.
Daughters of OryxDaughters of OryxUnder ConstructionPlayers cannot stand on the same plate twice in a single phase.
OryxHands OffOryxPlayers must not kill the same Ogre or Light-Eater Knight throughout the encounter.

King’s Fall Master rewards

Unlike the Vault of Glass, King’s Fall doesn’t have a rotating Adept weapon to offer. It does, however, reward players with masterwork materials, and spiky high-stat armor with a focused stat that changes weekly.

If you complete the Master challenge, however, you’ll receive extra rewards, including a random Adept raid weapon.

💠 Check out our detailed King’s Fall Master Challenges guide for more.

Vault of Glass Challenges & rewards

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescription
Confluxes VoGWait for It…ConfluxesSacrificial Wyverns cannot die before beginning to sacrifice at the confluences.
Oracles Vault of Glass ChallengeThe Only Oracle for YouOraclesPlayers may not destroy the same oracle twice.
Gatekeeper VoGStrangers in TimeGatekeeperThe Wyvern and Minotaurs that spawn simultaneously must die within 5 seconds of each other.
Templar VoGOut of Its WayTemplarDefeat Templar without lettim him teleport.
Vault of Glass Destiny 2 featuredEnsemble's RefrainAtheonEach player may only destroy one Oracle per wave.

Vault of Glass Master Reward this week

WeekArtWeaponTypeElementAmmoChallengeWeek #
24 January 2023Week 8

💠 Check out our detailed VoG Master Challenges guide for more.

Vow of the Disciple Challenges & Rewards

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescriptionRaid
Acquisition Vow of the DiscipleSwift DestructionAcquisitionKill all Champions within a few seconds of each other, on all rounds.Vow of the Disciple
Caretaker Vow of the DiscipleBase InformationCaretakerOnly pick up one (1) stack of Knowledge (Glyph) per run.Vow of the Disciple
Exhibition VowDefenses DownExhibitionEach player can’t kill more than one Taken Knight in total.Vow of the Disciple
Rhulk Vow of the DiscipleLooping CatalystRhulkDo not lose Leeching Force before the damage phase.Vow of the Disciple

Vow of the Disciple Rewards

Just like King’s Fall, Vow of the Disciple rewards players with masterwork materials, and spiky high-stat armor with a focused stat that changes weekly. If you complete the Master challenge, you’ll also receive a random Adept raid weapon.

💠 Check out our detailed Vow Master Challenges guide for more.

Deep Stone Crypt Challenges & Rewards

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescription
Crypt Security DSC ChallengeRed RoverCrypt SecurityAll players have to be operator and shoot the two panels on lower level (This challenge requires 3 phases)
Atraks-1 DSC ChallengeCopies of CopiesAtraks-1Do not send any Debuffs into airlocks/space.
Taniks DSC Challenge Of All TradesTaniksEach guardian must do all three roles (Operator, Scanner, and Suppressor).
Taniks final phase DSC ChallengeThe Core FourTaniksGuardians must dunk all four cores before DPS phases.

Deep Stone Crypt Rewards

Be aware that Deep Stone Crypt does not have either a Master mode or Adept weapons as rewards. Completing Challenges will simply reward you with one extra drop from the loot table.

Garden of Salvation Challenges & Rewards

ArtRaid ChallengeEncounterDescription
First Encounter Garden of SalvationLeftoversFirst EncounterComplete the first 2 rooms without killing specific Cyclopes.
Second Encounter Garden of SalvationA Link to the ChainSecond EncounterAll six fire team members must replenish enlightenment at the same time.
Consecrated Mind Garden of SalvationTo The TopConsecrated MindAlways deposit Ten (x10) motes at a time to summon the boss.
Sanctified Mind Garden of SalvationZero to One HundredSanctified MindOnce you deposit motes, you have 10 seconds to fully fill the bank. This applies to both banks.

Garden of Salvation Rewards

Just as in the Deep Stone Crypt raid, Garden of Salvation does not have a Master mode, and completing its Challenges only rewards you with one extra drop from the loot table.

Your turn

You now know everything there is to know about Challenges and Master Challenge rewards in Destiny 2. If clearing a raid is now an ordinary feat for you and you feel ready to start tackling Master mode challenges, follow the links below for step-by-step instructions on how to complete them!

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 MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 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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