This Week At Bungie – 6/17/2021
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!
Gaming in Our Prime
Earlier this week, we refreshed our Prime Gaming rewards. You know about these, right? Sweet emotes, Sparrows, Ghost Shells, transmat effects, Exotic ornaments, and more that can be earned via Prime Gaming. If you’re not signed up, head over to the Prime Gaming portal ASAP! Here’s what we’ve got for you this month:
- All Alone Exotic Emote
- SV-112 Predator Exotic Sparrow
- Fire Victorious Exotic Ghost Shell
- Breakpoint Legendary Ship
If you have any questions, or would just like a breakdown of Prime Gaming rewards, see our Prime Gaming Support Article on Bungie.net.
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.
This is their report.
CROSS SAVE REMINDERSPrior 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.
With this information in mind, players can get started with Cross Save through this link to our Cross Save setup page.VAULT OF GLASS BUNGIE REWARDSPlayers 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 REWARDSWe 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 ISSUESWhile 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.
Check Out my Roll
Usually, Movie of the Week selection can be a difficult task. There are so many ridiculously good montages that pass by my screen on a given day. Thankfully, the top pick this week was a winner from the start.
Movie of the Week: God Rolls
Movie of the Week: “Momentum” by Twist
Movie of the Week: Velocity II
Cheers to the winners this week! Make sure to have your Bungie.net profile in the description of your submission. For those who’d like to be featured in the future, make sure to put #MOTW in your title and submit it to the Community Creations page on Bungie.net. Makes it easier to find!
Command of the Craft
Every week, I carve out a bit of time to surf through the #Destiny2Art tag on Twitter. Truth be told, these are becoming some of my favorite hours during a given workday. Whether it be pixel art, embroidery, foam work for a cosplay, digital pen strokes, or some other medium, your skill never ceases to amaze.
Art of the Week: The (pixelated) Lighthouse
Art of the Week: A Beautiful Cape
Art of the Week: The Great Balancer
Awesome stuff this week. Excited what's to come in future TWABS!
Next Tuesday, I’ll be on the hunt for an Adept Plug One.1. My Grandmaster fireteam is nearly ready for the challenge, and we’ve been looking forward to our second Conqueror gild for a few weeks now.
Why am I excited for the Fusion, you ask? Reservoir Burst is a perfect perk for someone like me. Paired with a Firefly Fatebringer and Chain Reaction Sola’s Scar, I’m going to explode everything.
Until next time,