Last week, players were encouraged to go fast thanks to a large sandbox update to the base Destiny 2 experience. Not only did it buff the mobility statistic for players, it also provided much-needed updates to certain subclasses like Arcstrider and Dawnblade. Iron Banner is also heading back to the traditional 6v6 format and new quitter penalties have been implemented in the hopes that matches remain competitive throughout the entire match.
Another major focus of this update was to improve weapons. Most weapon archetypes received some sort of adjustment and even improving the Time-To-Kill ratio almost across the board. The biggest beneficiary of these changes were precision hand cannons and adaptive pulse rifles. The exotic pulse rifle Vigilance Wing received a significant boost, now featuring a quick .83 second optimal time to kill, which is down from its previous mark of 1.20 seconds.
While players wait for Lord Saladin to appear one last time in Season 2, the weekly reset for Destiny 2 has once again rolled around. As always, the reset brings with it new content to play through over the next seven days such as a new Raid order, a brand new Nightfall strike, a new Flashpoint location, and much more. Here are all of the details for the week of April 3, 2018.
Nightfall Strike: The Inverted Spire
Nightfall Reward: According to users, the Trichromatica Exotic Ghost Shell is the Nightfall reward for this week.
The Inverted Spire is back as the featured Nightfall for the week of April 3, a strike most Guardians should be intimately familiar with thanks to it also being the featured beta strike as well. This cabal heavy strike is fairly straightforward as it features plenty of combat situations in addition to a unique area that forced players to avoid massive spinning drills while battling enemy forces.
At the end of the strike is the Vex Modular Mind, Protheon. Its claim to fame is being able to dissolve the floor, forcing the fire team to fight through multiple levels after certain points in its health have been shot away. Phase two also features a new element, essentially turning the floor into a damage field for a short time, so players should keep an eye out for that, jump to a pillar to avoid the fire attacks.
The final phase surrounds the space with a damaging electric field, which reduces the usable combat area for players as Protheon and waves of Vex pour in. For those feeling aggressive, equip a Riskrunner submachine gun and stand in the damaging arc pool, which not only hurts but supercharges the weapon for added damage. With just a sliver of health left, Protheon’s head will pop off giving it enhanced speed and a new weak spot on its stomach. Finish it off to end the mission.
Flashpoint Location: Titan
The flashpoint is once again back on Titan, meaning it’s open to all Destiny 2 players once more. As usual, find a public event and participate in it to earn percentage points to completing this weekly milestone. Don’t forget to trigger the heroic modifier to earn a little bit more once the event finishes.
After taking a week off, Cayde is back to his old tricks with five treasure chests to locate on Titan. Players will need to first visit the exo at The Tower and purchase his set of five maps before the little icons appear on the minimap. Rewards range from common junk to more unique rewards like exotic engrams and emblems.
Here’s a guide to all five:
As it does each and every week, the Leviathan Raid encounter order has been shuffled alongside the weekly reset. While this not only helps to keep the experience fresh for veteran players, it also helps players new to the experience get used to the Raid while also giving them an opportunity to play each part even if struggling.
Emperor Calus is set as the raid challenge for this week. For players that need a refresh or some tips and tricks, make sure to consult our guide for a complete walkthrough.
Raid order for April 3:
Call to Arms – Win glory by participating, getting kills, and finishing PvP matches from either the Quickplay or Competitive playlists. Finish the milestone and return to Shaxx to earn his weekly engram.
Weekly Crucible Playlist – The playlist for this week is Mayhem.
Heroic Strikes – Complete 3 heroic strikes.
For players looking for more of a challenge when playing strikes, the Heroic Strikes playlist is the way to go in Destiny 2. Players above the minimum recommended power level of 270 have an opportunity to score better loot at the end of the mission. Complete three of these this week to earn a powerful loot engram.
And that’s all for this week. Good luck, Guardians!
Destiny 2 is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.