The big Destiny 2 news this week is that Lord Saladin’s ship hit a snag ultimately delaying the newly revamped Iron Banner beyond this week. Bungie revealed in a separate post that the mode ran into an odd bug that provided an error message and sent all players in a match back to orbit once a certain score or timer condition was met. Unfortunately, there isn’t a set resolution time, so this week’s weekly Crucible mode is jumping back to Rumble for the time being.
With Season 2 nearing its end, players have begun to wonder when Bungie plans to reveal more on Season 3 or the second expansion rumored to be known as The Fallen Warmind. During a recent Bungie Bounty stream, David “DeeJ” Dague revealed that the studio is finalizing plans to start streaming future content later this month. It’s likely that Bungie will be breaking the content into multiple streaming sessions as they did for Curse of Osiris such as showing fans story elements, new loot, and new changes coming to the game at release.
In the meantime, however, the weekly Destiny 2 reset is finally here, bringing with it plenty of new content to run through. Players get a fresh selection of new content like an updated Leviathan Raid order, a brand new Nightfall strike, a new Flashpoint location, and much more. Here’s everything that players need to know for the week of April 10, 2018.
Nightfall Strike: The Tree of Probabilities
Nightfall Reward: D.F.A. Hand Cannon
With the Nightfall back on Mercury, vanilla Destiny 2 players, unfortunately, won’t have anything to do this week as it’s locked behind the Curse of Osiris expansion paywall. For those that own Curse of Osiris, the Tree of Probabilities sends players into the Infinite Forest to eliminate Red Legion cabal survivors. This Vex simulation focuses on the moment the cabal attack Mercury, so expect plenty of combat against both enemy types
The first section features a lot of combat, then mixing up gameplay segments by having players hop on Sparrows to navigate the terrain such as a huge gap and a laser infested path. Beyond that stretch, the level shifts back into combat where players go toe to toe with waves of cabal troops while also attempting to locate a map of the entire Infinite Forest and identifying the cabal leader there.
Towards the end of the mission, players will come across a Vex Gatelord as well as a Cabal Valus who is actually the main threat. With the Gatelord out of the picture, the Valus turns his sights on the fireteam. During this fight, take care to avoid the red laser beams that have popped up and after enough damage has been done, the Valus will attempt to flee. Chase and finish him off as well as his reinforcements to wrap up the mission.
Flashpoint Location: Nessus
Nessus is the new destination this week for players looking to earn that Luminous Engram for completing the Flashpoint milestone. Simply find a public event and participate in it to earn percentage points to completing this weekly milestone. To get it don’t slightly faster than normal, trigger the heroic modifier on the event.
A set of five new treasure chests are up for grabs this week, each offering a completely random set of rewards. Players could get anything from blue gear to emblems, to even a shot at an exotic engrams. Those willing to gamble with their glimmer can see Cayde-6 at the tower to buy his new set of five maps.
Here’s a quick guide to the location of all five:
The reset also shuffles around the Leviathan Raid encounter order. 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.
The raid challenge for this week is set on the Royal Pools aka Baths. Make sure to consult our guide for tips, tricks, and a general walkthrough of how to complete it.
Raid order for April 10:
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 –
Iron Banner Rumble. Now with a lower player count.
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.