Destiny 2 – Grandmaster Nightfalls, Returning Loot, Plus Bungie Reveals New Toaster

Bungie was back this week with their latest news dump rounding up all we need to know going into the coming week of Destiny 2. This week we have information related to Grandmaster Nightfalls returning, Adept Strike weapons, Returning Nightfall weapons, plus news on one of the last year’s GCX Charity Marathon goals.

This week at Bungie, we prepare for the return of Grandmaster Nightfalls.

An Endless Night persists and Guardians continue to infiltrate the Vex network via Overrides and Expunges. Even with each Vex Mind defeated, we’re left with a puzzle that is still missing pieces. This week, many of you have already made a chilling discovery about who is orchestrating this cyber war, planting more seeds to undermine the future of the Last City. If you haven’t played yet this week, we’ll leave the story bits for you to uncover. Some of the most powerful moments in Destiny are that of discovery, so we won’t spoil the fun!

Outside of your Splicer initiatives, Vault of Glass challenges have begun. Each week, one encounter in the raid will feature a challenge for your fireteam to overcome. If you succeed, you’ll get additional loot as you continue to climb in Pinnacle Power. Some of you may be wondering what you need so much Power for. Well, we have two activities coming online this Season. Grandmaster Nightfalls return next week, followed by Master difficulty for Vault of Glass on July 6. So, let’s talk about Grandmasters, shall we…?

CONTINUE TO CONQUER

For those who are just beginning to dabble in endgame, Grandmaster Nightfalls are “aspirational content” in Destiny 2. Each week, you and your fireteam will be challenged by stronger enemies, tricky modifiers, terrifying Champions, and beefy bosses as you hunt for powerful rewards. Revives are limited, so you’ll want to be strategic in your engagements. Saving ammo to burn down specific targets at a moment’s notice, using Supers to keep your teammates alive, and making sure to have the appropriate armor mods equipped to keep your abilities up as often as possible.

Guardians must be at 1335 Power to enter Grandmaster Nightfall events. This is a mix of both Pinnacle Power, which can be earned from numerous activities, and your Artifact Power, which continues to rise as you gain XP. If you’re still feeling a bit under-leveled, make sure to complete your Seasonal Challenges, snag some bounties before hitting your weekly activities, and complete your weekly milestones in raids, Nightfalls, ritual activities, and more. Now, let’s talk rewards.

Adept weapons made their PvE debut last Season, and we’re continuing that trend! Plug One.1, Hung Jury, and Uzume RR4 will each be available as Adept weapons, receiving additional stats when fully Masterworked and the ability to take Adept weapon mods.

Each week, Grandmasters will cycle, like lower difficulty Nightfalls do right now. As you complete each strike, you’ll earn progress towards Triumphs that unlock the Conqueror title. If you’ve already unlocked the base title, you can begin to gild your title for some golden treatment! If you miss a specific strike required for the title this Season, don’t worry. All featured strikes will be available through a Grandmaster Nightfall node starting on August 3. The catch-up node will be available through the end of the Season.

Starting on July 13, the Nightfall reward rotation will enter a four-week cycle. Week one grants Plug One.1, week two grants Hung Jury, week three grants Uzume RR4, and week four will feature Shadow Price, Palindrome, and The S.W.A.R.M as potential rewards.

We wish you luck on your quest to overcome the challenge of Grandmaster Nightfalls. We know you don’t need it, though. You’ve got the skills. As we get closer to Season 15, we’ll have news on quality of life improvements regarding strikes. There are changes coming next Season for the way you Gild your Conqueror Title, plus some nice changes for Zavala and his vendor rewards.

More to come, stay tuned!

WE TOLD YOU WE’D MAKE A TOASTER

In June 2020, the Destiny community raised more than $800,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during Bungie’s livestream supporting Gaming Community Expo (GCX). During the livestream, Bungie announced that if we hit $777,777.77, we would look into creating an official Destiny Toaster.

“Get that bread!” may have started as a silly community meme about earning god-rolls on loot, but it’s now become a physical Destiny Toaster available on the Bungie Store for purchase. We’re also excited to announce that 10 percent of profits from sales of the Destiny Toaster will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Yes, it will actually toast a Tricorn onto your bread. Yes, it comes with a free sandwich container so you can keep your food safe during your quests. Oh, and it comes with the fancy Burnt Edges in-game emblem.

“Don’t let your memes be dreams,” as some say. Cheers to all who donated in the past, and cheers to all who are actively donating to the GCX charity stream right now. If you haven’t yet, head on over to GCXEvent.com to check it out!

TAKE TURNS ON THE GRAV LIFT

Day in and day out, the Destiny Player Support team digs through the #Help forums in search of details to assist in our bug investigations. Between investigations, they also take time to arm our community with knowledge about the systems of Destiny 2, ranging from loot to Cross Save and many more.

CROSS SAVE REMINDERS

Prior to activating Cross Save between their platform accounts, players should understand the following:

  • Cross Save does not permanently transfer your characters or game data to another platform. This is not possible to perform.
  • The account containing the characters that you wish to use across multiple platforms must be selected as the Active Cross Save.
  • The 90-day deactivation period for deactivating Cross Save is mandatory and unskippable. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • DLC and Silver do not transfer between platforms with Cross Save.
  • Cross Save is only supported for Destiny 2 and cannot be used on Destiny 1 characters.

VAULT OF GLASS BUNGIE REWARDS

Players who are interested in purchasing the Vault of Glass Raid Ring and the Vault of Glass Raid Jacket have until June 30 at 9:59 AM PDT to claim the reward through the Bungie Rewards page or they will be unable to purchase the associated item. Players have until June 30 at 11:59 PM PDT to purchase the Raid Ring and Raid Jacket through the Bungie Store.

PREVIOUS SEASON PASS REWARDS

We are currently investigating an issue on the Previous Season page where previous Season Pass rewards do not refresh upon selecting different characters in browser. Players who encounter issues can still claim their previous Season Pass rewards for all characters via the Companion App.

KNOWN ISSUES

While we continue investigating various known issues, here is a list of the latest issues that were reported to us in our #Help Forum:

  • If three players use the final gravity lift at the same time in the Warden of Nothing strike, one will always die on the way down. Players may want to wait outside of the bubble and join your allies in progress to circumvent dying.
  • Ada-1 has a flashing waypoint icon after players obtain 150 Synthstrand, even if there are no more bounties to acquire.
  • Enemies may appear to stand in midair near certain platforms on Europa.