Due to the change to the game, the weekly reset no longer takes place at 9am (GMT). Instead the reset will begin at 5pm GMT (or 9am PDT) putting it in line with Trials of the Nine and various expansion release times.
Today marks the first day the reset will take place at 5pm GMT, as the game looks to unleash the new Curse of Osiris DLC.
For those who don’t recall, the Destiny 2 reset is a fairly common occurrence, dating right back to the original game where certain in-game activities reset on a weekly schedule.
This includes everything from new in-game activities, the sudden disappearance of exotic gear Vendor Xur and the removal of Trials of the Nine/Iron Banner from the crucible playlist.
Essentially this is a countdown to complete these tasks before they’re reset, replaced or removed entirely from the game.
Each Tuesday, the following rituals and activities will have all progression and rewards reset and/or removed:
• Leviathan Raid rewards
• Weekly Nightfall Strike
• Trials of the Nine unavailable after the weekly reset
• Xur disappears again…
• New Flashpoint destination on one of the game’s four planets
• Personal Clan XP contribution and Clan Engram rewards
• New Treasure Maps from Cayde-6
• Milestone rewards for Call to Arms, Nightfall, Flashpoint, Clan XP
Keep reading for more details on the key changes taking place THIS week.
UPDATE 1.1.0 + CURSE OF OSIRIS
The games new 1.1.0 update and Curse of Osiris DLC is coming later today, but with it, there’s plenty of changes coming to the games existing features and systems.
Many of these were explained during the recent Bungie blogpost: “The State of Destiny”
“There are four key areas we’re targeting for improvements in December. Some of these updates will arrive with the December 5 update, and some additional updates will be included in a patch that will be deployed the following week on December 12.”
Here’s a quick overview of the main four changes and improvements Guardians will notice:
• Deepen Rewards for advanced players
• Provide More Player Control over obtaining rewards
• Make Shards Useful by adding things to use them for
• Provide General Quality fixes wherever possible
For full details of everything that’s changing or coming to the game, and whether it’s arriving today or December 12, follow the link above to read more.
The past week has seen Destiny 2 Guardians taking on the Nightfall Strike for Savathun’s Song with Momentum and Timewarp: Zero Hour modifiers active, but following the weekly reset, players will have yet another brand new Nightfall to experience.
For anyone not in the know, a Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike is essentially higher-difficulty variations of each existing Destiny 2 Strike.
During a Nightfall Strike, enemies are usually tougher and different enemies may appear in clusters as you encounter them throughout the mission, compared to a usual Strike.
In addition, Bungie normally adds certain modifiers to each Nightfall Strike which make the process even more difficult. For example, enemies could have increased aim accuracy, or more enemies could have shields.
Alternatively, it might be modifiers which impact the player, such as players taking more damage while airborne or having the player radar completely disabled.
However, it’s impossible to know what Nightfall Strike will replace Savathun’s Song as we no longer have a roadmap to refer to.
Stay tuned for details as soon as the weekly reset is complete later today.
Where is Xur?
Last Friday when players were asking ‘Where is Xur?’ they quickly discovered the exotic gear merchant the EDZ (European Dead Zone) near Winding Cove area of the map to discover what he was selling.
Previously, in Destiny 1, Xur used to leave the tower on a Sunday, giving Guardians only the weekend to properly acquire those Strange Coins to trade in for exotic weapons and armour.
In Destiny 2, however, Xur leaves when the game undergoes it’s Tuesday weekly reset.
That means players don’t have long to trade in their Legendary Shards for Xur’s loot, which this week included:
• Sweet Business Auto Rifle – 29 Legendary Shards
• Lucky Raspberry Exotic chest armour – 23 Legendary Shards
• Synthoceps Exotic Gauntlet armour – 23 Legendary Shards
• Skull of Dire Ahamkara Exotic Helmet armour – 23 Legendary Shards
In addition, after the Destiny 2 Update coming December 12, Xur will start selling, a few new items. More details of which can be found on the link above to last weeks Xur story.
For a closer look at his inventory, take a look at the gallery below.
Since PC players were finally able to experience the thrill of the Leviathan Raid with the games full suite of Raid options, which included the Prestige level difficulty and the Guided Games feature there’s been little else to report on the state of the game’s raid.
However, following today’s new update and the release of the Curse of Osiris DLC, players will finally have some new Raid content to enjoy.
“A raid lair is a brand-new six-player raid activity,” said Brendan Thorne, senior game designer at Bungie, during a recent livestream.
“It’s an entirely new set of encounters, new puzzles, new loot, completely new places to explore […] and then we have a brand-new final boss for you to fight.”
This in many ways is a bolt on for the existing Leviathan Raid, titled ‘Eater of Worlds’, which Bungie describes as “not as lengthy as the original Leviathan,” but nevertheless it won’t be “any less challenging”.
Bungie is also raising the recommended power level for Raids to 300 — the same as the Prestige version of the raid now — however, the level of rewards are also increasing.
There will be new armour, weapons and cosmetic items to obtain.
TRIALS OF THE NINE
As with every Tuesday reset, Trials of the Nine is rotated out of the Destiny 2 Crucible PvP mode.
Last week marked the first time PC Guardians could prove themselves worthy in the ultra-difficult game mode.
For the past weekend, players have been playing the Survival game mode on the The Dead Cliffs map.
However, if you’ve yet to make it flawless and access the mysterious place with the giant Emissary and the Unicorns, don’t worry.
There’s still time to earn some of that amazing Trials of the Nine loot before the mysterious Nine depart for another week.
But as a reminder, Players must complete the Destiny 2 campaign, the Call to Arms Milestone at least once, and have 260 Power for access to Trials of the Nine.
And if you’re struggling to find a group to complete the Trials of the Nine, don’t worry, because Bungie has declared their intent to bring the Guided Games feature to the PVP mode at some stage in the future.
Visit Ikora in the Tower and you can replay specific story missions which are significantly harder than the base game, in exchange you’ll earn engams.
These past week players could repeat the following story missions:
• Fury – Help Ikora use the Warmind on Io to learn more about the Almighty—and turn the tide of the war.
• Unbroken – Find Thumos the Unbroken and take the key codes he carries—by any means necessary.
• Payback – Time for Zavala’s grand entrance—finally attacking the Red Legion base in the EDZ head-on.