Destiny 2 Weekly Reset January 17 2023 – Lunar Loot and First Grand Master Nightfall of 2023

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This is your Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 17 2023. Grandmaster Nightfalls are back for the first time in 2023. And with its return, there are going to be a few changes to it that you should be away of. More on that down the article.

This week we are also closing out the Revision Zero upgrade quest. Completion of the quest unlocks the most stat-bumped version of the weapon. Part IV of the “Should You Choose to Accept it” quest also unlocks stocks and the fourth-row column perks. Including the much anticipated “Fourth Times the Charm” Intrinsic Perk.

On a final note, do check out all the Chinese New Year themed items over at Eververse.


Destiny Bulletin has posted a code that players can redeem by via their account. It’s designed with the Year of the Rabbit in mind.



Destiny 2 Hotfix


Grandmaster Nightfall

  • Reduced the Power Level requirement from +25 to +15 over the power cap.
    • Players can now enter Grandmaster Nightfalls at power cap (1580 during Season 19)


  • Requirements for the Gold Coins gilding Triumph changed:
    • Changed the requirement from 30 wins to 50 matches played.
      • Wins grant bonus progress.


  • Duality: Fixed an issue where the final encounter would not drop rewards repeatedly while it’s the weekly featured dungeon.
  • Spire of the Watcher: Improved audio of Supplicant spawns in the final encounter.

Gameplay and Investment

Vendor Focusing

  • Reduced the focusing costs of weapons and armor for Trials of Osiris, Iron Banner, Crucible, and Gambit.
    • Legendary Shards reduced from 50 to 25.
    • Glimmer reduced from 10,000 to 5,000.
  • Reduced the cost of focusing Trials of Osiris’ Adept weapons from 250 to 50 Legendary Shards.


  • Fixed an issue where the Iron Companion armor set was not counting towards the Gunnora’s Seal Triumph.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to reset their artifact if they no artifact unlock points available.


  • Increased Deepsight weapon drop rates for all Raids and the Duality dungeon.
  • Fixed an issue where Fire and Forget had more visual kick than other Aggressive Frame Linear Fusion Rifles.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Legacy Ambush artifact mod from working.
  • Fixed an issue where the sprint reticle was missing in the player HUD when sprinting.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow displayed the incorrect icon in the kill feed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow’s arrow display was delayed after drawing the bow.
  • Fixed an issue where Volatile detonations triggered at a higher-than-expected cadence.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bray Inheritance Trait granted more ability energy than intended on Machine Guns and Swords.
  • Updated the Reconstruction perk description in all non-English languages.


  • Fixed an issue where the Seraph Cipher Mods Triumph was not progressing properly.
  • Added an emblem metric for Collections score.
  • Dawning currencies can now be dismantled in stacks after the event has concluded.

Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Week 6 Story Recap

For the last month and a half, the Guardians and their allies believed they were fighting a war to prevent the invasion of Earth. They had put all their eggs in one basket by placing all their hopes on Rasputin and the WARSAT network.

But the more they fought, the more things didn’t add up. Xivu Arath has a force that easily eclipses the meager forces she’s been sending so far. But why hold back? That’s the question Mara Sov has been trying to answer.

Unfortunately, the answer didn’t fill us with much confidence.

Xuvi Arath has been sending troops to die in preparation for a ritual on Seraph Station. One that can break through the veil and allow all her forces on the Ascendant Plane to descend on Earth. This ritual needs as many sacrifices as possible. And if we continued the plan as it was originally intended then the Guardians would have laid the foundation for the invasion of Earth.

Rasputin is beside himself. He was designed to be humanity’s God of War, he doesn’t know any other solution other than complete and utter destruction. He’ll need time to reconsider a new plan.

In the meeting with the faction leaders, the decision was made to hold the line for as long as possible. Mara convinces everyone that stalemate is their only option for the moment, at least until a more viable solution can be found. Hopefully soon.

(This week should be the final part of the season quest. Expect things to get more exciting as the stage is set for the beginning of Lightfall.)

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset Time

As always, the Destiny 2 weekly reset times are 10 AM PDT for the folks on the West Coast of the US. 6 AM BST for our readers in Britain. And 2 AM JST the following day for everyone in Japan.

Destiny 2 Weekly Activities January 17 – January 23 2023 Overview

In a recent Tweet thread, Bungie announced that they going to be making changes to Grandmaster Nightfalls. They are going to implement the following changes that’ll make the GM experience more accessible for more players:

  • Decreased the Power level needed to enter GMs by 25 to 1580 (the powerful cap).
  • Decreased the overall Power level of Grandmaster activities by 10 to 1620.
  • The current Power difference of -25 (all enemies are at least 25 Power above you) is still in effect.

These changes should get more Destiny 2 players to try out the endgame without having to grind for weeks for Pinnacle loot.

And coincidently (or not), this week’s Destiny 2 weekly ritual booster is going to be Double Nightfall Rewards.

Where is Xur? January 20 2023

It’s that time of the week again when everyone in the Destiny 2 community asks the question – Where is Xur?

This weekend Xur can be found on the cliff overlooking the Winding Cover in the EDZ.
Just head North of the fast-travel spot and look for the cave that’s directly under his airship.

And what’s our favorite agent of the Nine selling this week? Let’s see.

Exotic Gear: (23 Legendary Shards each)

  • Vigilance Wing Pulse Rifle (29 Legendary Shards)
  • Raiju’s Harness Hunter Chest Armor
  • Armamentarium Titan Chest Armor (62 Overall, +22 mobility roll)
  • Transversive Steps Warlock Leg Armor

Legendary Weapons: (50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer each)

  • Whispering Slab Combat Bow
  • Dire Promise Hand Cannon
  • Enigma’s Draw Sidearm
  • Truthteller Grenade Launcher
  • Ignition Code Grenade Launcher
  • Berenger’s Memory Grenade Launcher
  • Frozen Orbit Sniper Rifle

Legendary Armor: (50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer each)

  • Lightkin Grips Gauntlets (67 Overall, +20 resilience roll)
  • Lightkin Vest Chest Armor
  • Lightkin Cloak Legendary Hunter Cloak
  • Lightkin Mask Helmet
  • Lightkin Strides Leg Armor (63 Overall, +23 intellect roll)
  • Lightkin Gauntlets (59 Overall, +20 Recovery)
  • Lightkin Plate Chest Armor (63 Overall, +26 resilience, +21 strength roll)
  • Lightkin Mark Legendary Titan Mark
  • Lightkin Helm Helmet
  • Lightkin Greaves Leg Armor
  • Lightkin Gloves (61 Overall, +22 discipline roll)
  • Lightkin Robes (59 Overall, +25 mobility roll)
  • Lightkin Bond Legendary Warlock Bond
  • Lightkin Cover Helmet
  • Lightkin Boots Leg Armor (61 Overall, +20 recovery roll)

Destiny 2 Weekly Challenges January 17 2023

More Than a Weapon VII – Complete Week 7 of “More Than a Weapon.” Defeat Hive and Fallen bosses anywhere in the system. Bonus progress for defeating them in Heist Battlegrounds and the Exotic mission “Operation: Seraph’s Shield.”

Heist Battlegrounds VI – In the Heist Battlegrounds playlist, complete heists and defeat combatants with Season of the Seraph or IKELOS weapons.

Legendary Heists – Complete a Heist Battleground on Legend difficulty.

Seasonal Shaping II – Earn levels with Shaped Seasonal or IKELOS v1.0.3 weapons.

Down to Size – Defeat targets with Trace Rifles, Glaives, and Linear Fusion Rifles in Gambit. Bonus progress for defeating invading Guardians.

Fleeting Glory – Complete Crucible matches in the Competitive playlist. Earn bonus progress for wins.

Grandmaster – Complete any Nightfall strike on Grandmaster.

Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week January 17 – January 23 2023

This week’s Nightfall takes our Guardians back to Nessus to defeat Kargen in the Insight Terminus Nightfall. This is one of the more doable Nightfalls to do on higher difficulties if you know how to pace yourself and not get overwhelmed by reinforcements.

Nightfall weapon this week

Mindbender’s Ambition shotgun is going to be the featured weapon for this week. The Grandmaster strike will drop Adept versions of this weapon.

Destiny 2 Crucible Featured Game Mode January 17 2022

Lord Shaxx brings back Mayhem to the Crucible this week. The mode is known for general chaotic rounds where Guardians spam Supers and throw heavy ordinance around like candy.

Destiny 2 Featured Raid and Dungeon January 17 – January 23 2022

This week’s featured raid is the Garden of Salvation on the moon. In this one, the Guardians track down an unknown signal by the Moon Artifact. And all the while combating an invasion by the Sol Divisive Vex.

As for the featured Dungeon, we turn the focus away from wayward Vex to the Hive themselves. We will be delving deep into the darkness to stop a ritual in the Pit of Heresy.

And as usual, completing these featured content will reward you with pinnacle gear.

Garden of Salvation Raid Challenges

Zero to One Hundred – Done during the Sanctified Mind (4th encounter), Once you deposit motes, you have 10 seconds to fully fill the bank. This applies to both banks.

To the Top – Done during the Consecrated Mind (3rd encounter) requires the player to deposit 10 motes at a time.

A Link to the Chain – Done during the Draw Out the Consecrated Mind Encounter (2nd Encounter), all six fire team members must replenish enlightenment at the same time. Three pairs of 2 also work too, apparently.

Staying Alive – During the first encounter, do not kill any of the Cyclops in the room where the Consecrated Mind is depositing Voltaic Overflow charges.

Destiny 2 King’s Fall Challenge This Week January 17 2023

This week’s King’s Fall Challenge is going to be Gaze Amaze. Done during the Golgaroth encounter, this challenge requires the Gaze Holder must be present in the pool of reclaimed when swapping the gaze to another raid member. It’s one of the easiest challenges for the raid.

If you accomplish this, you and your raid team will be rewarded with an additional raid chest that contains Hallowed loot and some high-stat armor. And if you’ve been keeping track, necessary to Gild that King’s Slayer Seal.

Destiny 2 Lost Sector Today January 17 – January 23 2023

  • January 17, 2023 – Chamber of Starlight (Dreaming City) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • January 18, 2023 – Aphelion’s Rest (Dreaming City) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Stasis
    • Shields: Void
  • January 19, 2023 – K1 Logistics (The Moon) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Arc, Solar
  • January 20, 2023 – K1 Crew Quarters (The Moon) – Exotic Helmets
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Solar
  • January 21, 2023 – K1 Revelation (The Moon) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Arc
  • January 22, 2023 – K1 Communion (The Moon) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • January 23, 2023 – Bunker E15 (Europa) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Void

Featured Potential rewards:

  • Exotic Boots
    • Hunter: Star-Eater Scales, Radiant Dance Machines
    • Titan: The Path of Burning Steps
    • Warlock: Rain of Fire, Secant Filaments, Boots of the Assembler
  • Exotic Gauntlets
    • Hunter: Caliban’s Hand, Renewal Grasps, Athrys’s Embrace
    • Titan: Point-Contact Cannon Brace, Second Chance, Icefall Mantle, No Backup Plans
    • Warlock: Necrotic Grip, Nothing Manacles, Osmiomancy Gloves
  • Exotic Chest Pieces
    • Hunter: Gryfalcon’s Hauberk, Omnioculus
    • Titan: Hoarfrost-Z, Cuirass of the Falling Star
    • Warlock: Mantle of Battle Harmony
  • Exotic Helmets
    • Hunter: Blight Ranger, Mask of Barkris
    • Titan: Loreley Splendor Helm, Precious Scars
    • Warlock: Fall Sunstar, Dawn Chorus

Do note that though they may be the featured Exotics, there is a chance you can still obtain other Exotics that are not in your collection. The featured set just means you have a higher chance of getting them, but it is never guaranteed.

Destiny 2 Dares of Eternity Rewards January 17 – January 23 2023

From the Destiny 2 30th Anniversary Pack activity, Dares of Eternity this week features returning weapons with updated power relevancies. This also includes the sought-after red border weapons that you can craft yourself.

Featured faction armor sets from Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer:

  • Scatterhorn Armor Set
  • Lightkin Armor Set

Featured weapons from Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer and Forsaken:

  • Chroma Rush Auto Rifle
  • Ignition Code Grenade Launcher
  • Gridskipper Pulse Rifle
  • Farewell Sidearm
  • Sojourner’s Tale Shotgun
  • Shattered Cipher Machinegun
  • Main Ingredient Fusion Rifle
  • Long Shadow Sniper Rifle
  • The Last Dance Sidearm
  • Toil and Trouble Shotgun
  • Wishbringer Shotgun
  • Last Perdition Pulse Rifle

Destiny 2 Eververse This Week January 17 – January 23 2023

Now that we’ve sorted through this week’s activities, let’s head over to Tess and the Destiny 2 Evererse to see what she has on offer in exchange for Bright Dust.

The Eververse Store for this week has:

  • Origami Crane Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Taurus Rocketeer Exotic Ship – 2000 Bright Dust
  • Festive Sparks Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Lampion Shell Exotic Ghost Shell – 2850 Bright Dust
  • Taurus Firecracker Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Lunar Growl Exotic Ship – 2000 Bright Dust
  • Jubilant Decree Legendary Emote – 700 Bright Dust
  • Subjugator Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Sinking Feeling Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Lunar Tiger Projection Legendary Ghost Projection – 1500 Bright Dust

Featured weapon ornament:

  • Tyrant’s Vision Exotic (Eyes of Tomorrow) Weapon Ornament

Destiny 2 is out now on PlayStation and Xbox consoles and on PC (via Steam). Season 17, 18, and 19 season passes are available on all platforms in exchange for 1,000 Silver or $9.99.

Check out this video from Youtuber xHoundishx where he talks about the upcoming week’s activities for the seventh week of Destiny 2 Season 19.