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What Is The Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week?

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Destiny 2's Nightfalls are some of the game's toughest content and are easily the high point of the game's weekly reset.


If you're looking to crank up your power level during of Season of the Chosen, then you've come to the right place.

Here's a rundown of this week's Nightfall, all the modifiers, and an explanation of just what it is.

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What Are Nightfall Strikes In Destiny 2?

Nightfall Strikes, also known as "Nightfall: The Ordeal" are high-level PvE activities.

Pitting three Guardians against a harder variant of the game's Strike levels, they'll use modifiers to increase the challenge.

There are five difficulties, each with increased modifiers but a score multiplier, too.

So the tougher the difficulty, the more points you earn for kills – and if you hit a score of 100,000 points, you'll earn an additional Pinnacle reward.

That's easier said than done, though – after fifteen minutes, players will start earning fewer points (50% less), and after 18 minutes, you'll start dropping points.

What Is This Week's Nightfall?


This week (starting April 13) Proving Grounds is the Nightfall.

You'll be hunting Cabal.

What Are This Week's Modifiers?

Nightfall: The Ordeal: Adept

  • Scorched Earth: Enemies throw grenades significantly more often.

Nightfall: The Ordeal: Hero

  • All previous modifiers
  • Champions: Unstoppable: This mode contains Unstoppable Champions, which cannot be stopped without an Unstoppable mod.
  • Champions: Barrier: This mode contains Barrier Champions, which cannot be stopped without an Anti-Barrier mod.
  • Champions: Cabal: This mode contains both Barrier and Unstoppable Champions, which cannot be stopped without an Anti-Barrier or Unstoppable mod, respectively.
  • Hero Modifiers: Extra Shields
  • Ignovun's Challenge: Incoming splash damage increased. Knockback damage and distance increased.

Nightfall: The Ordeal: Legend

  • All previous modifiers
  • Equipment Locked: You will not be able to change your equipment after this activity starts.
  • Match Game: Enemy shields are highly resistant to all unmatched elemental damage.
  • Legend Modifiers: Locked Loadout & Match Game & Extra Shields

Nightfall: The Ordeal: Master

  • All previous modifiers
  • Famine: All ammunition drops are significantly reduced.
  • Master Modifiers: Champions: Mob & Locked Loadout & Match Game & Extra Shields
  • Champions: Mob: This mode contains additional Champions.


  • Nightfall Rotation Drop: Shadow Price (Machine Gun)
  • Powerful (Tier 1) reward: Get 3 points by completing runs. Higher difficulties grant more points.
  • Pinnacle reward: Get a score of 100k. Since modifiers are fixed, this requires a high difficulty run.
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