Destiny 2 Weekly Reset January 24 2023 – The Calm Before the Storm Plus Sweeping Changes

Here's what's coming up for the eighth week of Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph

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This is your Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 24 2023. As many of you are already aware, there will be no story update for this week. That’s right it is the calm before the storm and it is our chance to prepare ourselves for the season finale and the start of Lightfall.

Bungie has announced that there will be an upcoming quest + activity coming in the final two weeks of the Season of the Seraph. Season Pass owners can take advantage of an early glimpse as they will start the Destiny 2 seasonal finale quest automatically upon logging in.

Destiny 2 Hotfix

These are the changes to gameplay in Destiny 2. For a full list of the changes, check out the official site.

Gameplay and Investment


  • Citan’s Ramparts:
    • Increased the cooldown of the Barricade ability while Citan’s Ramparts are equipped by 70%.
    • Increased the amount of damage players deal to Citan’s Barricade by 25%.
    • Developer note: This change should decrease how often one sees a Citan’s Barricade in PvP, as well as add more opportunities for effective counterplay.



  • Adjusted Deep Stone Crypt raid encounter rewards to favor Deepsight weapons that have not had their patterns fully unlocked.
  • Updated Deep stone Crypt’s Commemoration Machine Gun to properly allow Rapid Hit and High-Impact Reserves as crafting options, as well as Feeding Frenzy and Under Pressure. This includes crafting support for the enhanced versions of these perks.
  • Fixed an issue where Tripwire Canary was not displaying the correct draw time stat in the UI.

Weapon Archetypes

  • Submachine Gun
    • General
      • Increased damage and aim assist fallout start at 0 range by ~30%.
      • Reduced damage and aim assist fallout start 100 range by ~10%.
    • Adaptive
      • Increased critical hit multiplier from 1.44 to 1.5.
      • Crit damage goes from 16.2 to 16.9.
    • Precision
      • Increased Forensic Nightmare’s zoom from 13 to 14.
  • Pulse Rifle
    • General
      • Reduced aim assist fallout start at 100 range by ~10%.
      • Reduced damage fallout start at 100 range by ~5%
      • Increased recoil by 20% on mouse and keyboard only
    • Lightweight
      • Reduced BXR-55 Battler zoom from 20 to 18.
  • Sidearm
    • General
      • Reduced the Season 18 aim assist fallout distance buff from 30% to 20%.

Airborne Effectiveness

  • Primary weapons
    • Aim Assist
      • Reduced all additional primary weapon auto-aim (bullet bend) penalties by ~60% for both mouse and keyboard as well as controller.
      • Increased the precision angle (how far headshot aim assist applies) by 50% at 100 AE.
    • Removed all additional Primary weapon magnetism penalties, and at 60 to 100 AE you get a magnetism bonus compared to pre-AE for controller only.
    • Reduced accuracy penalty for all Primary weapons.
      • At 10 AE they’re now as accurate as if they had an Icarus Grip mod slotted before Season 17.
      • Approximate reduction in penalty:
        • Hand Cannon, Sidearm: 60%.
        • Auto Rifle, Scout Rifle, Pulse Rifle, Submachine Gun: 20%.
        • Bow: 30%.
  • Special weapons
    • Sniper Rifles and Slug Shotguns
      • Reduced base Airborne accuracy penalty by 50%.
    • Pellet Shotguns
      • Fully removed airborne accuracy penalty
      • Airborne spread angle penalty is still present.


  • Dead Messenger
    • Reduced splash damage against players from waves 35%.
  • Dead Man’s Tale
    • Removed the damage penalty for 5 stacks of Cranial Spike.
    • Reduced the damage penalty for 5 stacks of Cranial Spike.
    • Reduced hip fire and airborne aim assist cone angles by 25% on mouse and keyboard.
    • Reduced hip fire cone angle bonus scaling from 20% to 5%.
    • Reduced hip fire precision aim cone angle from 3 degrees to 0.8 degrees.
    • Reduced hip fire auto-aim falloff scalar from 1.5 to 1.1.


  • Reversal of Fortune now triggers on two misses within 6s.
  • Fixed an issue where the Perfect Float perk could cause the Frenzy perk to activate prematurely.


  • Increased the base cooldown time of the following class abilities by ~20%.
    • Towering Barricade base cooldown increased from 40s to 48s.
    • Rally Barricade base cooldown increased from 32s to 38s.
    • Thruster base cooldown increased from 30s to 36s.
    • Marksman’s Dodge base cooldown increased from 29s to 34s.
    • Gambler’s Dodge base cooldown increased from 38s to 46s.
  • Touch of Thunder – Storm Grenade:
    • Roaming Storm lighting strike damage reduced from 40 to 30.
    • Added a 0.24s delay on Roaming Storm creation after the primary grenade detonation.
    • Travel speed now begins at 1.5 meters/second and ramps up over 1.3s to a maximum speed of 3 meters/second.
    • tracking search range now increases in size over 2s after creation, rather than starting at full size.
  • Removed weapon stability, incoming flinch, and Shotgun pellet spread angle penalties applied to the player while sliding.

Destiny 2 More Than a Weapon Quest Finale

Rasputin is well aware that the end is near. His simulations with the Reef’s Techeuns paint a grim picture. He is slowly accepting the fact that no matter what kind of tactics he can run, all will empower Xivu Arath in one way or another. He also concedes that we cannot allow them to have their way with the Warsat network.

“I also have a… special request,” says Rasputin.

Turns out, all the answers were right there, underneath our noses. Beneath the Cosmodrome, actually.

Many in the Destiny 2 community believe that the files we handed over to Rasputin were in fact the coordinates for Neomuna. It would suggest that Rasputin has finally trusted us enough with this critical piece of information. But it begs the question, “why did it take so long for him to trust us?” Perhaps we can chalk this one up as another one of the Warmind’s failed assumptions. Like the ill-advised decision to destroy the Traveler.

In this case, however, we can look towards the Spire of the Watcher for clues about the truth behind the files. Many years ago, Rasputin aided in the escape of a colony ship with the help of another AI. This ship was set adrift and eventually lost contact with Earth. Rasputin did this as a last-ditch attempt to save what he thought were going to be the last remnants of humanity.

Rasputin’s gamble may yet save us all.

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 24 – January 30 2023 Overview

This week sees massive balance changes throughout the game of Destiny 2. There are our personal highlights:

  • Blues gear will no longer drop at the soft cap. This news is a welcome sight for veterans who are deep in the power grind and are tired of manually throwing away blues. In addition, Bungie will be increasing the reputation gain from dismantling gear by 25% to offset the loss of blue gear rep gain.
  • Rumble will be a permanent activity in the Crucible.

On a final note, however, Guardians get to enjoy bonus Crucible ranks for the rest of the week. It’s a good opportunity to catch up and acquire that Veles-X Crucible weapon ornament.

Where is Xur? January 27 2023

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

Well, this weekend Xur can be found in the hangar, back of the tower. The platforms at the back near a landing pad, to be precise.

And what’s our favorite Destiny 2 agent of the Nine selling this week? Let’s see.

Exotic Gear: (23 Legendary Shards each)

  • Suros Regime auto rifle (29 Legendary Shards)
  • Sealed Ahamkara Grasps Hunter Gauntlets
  • ACD/0 Feedback Fence Titan Gauntlets
  • Apotheosis Veil Warlock Helmet

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

  • Dire Promise Hand Cannon
  • Gridskipper pulse rifle (PvP recommended roll)
  • Death Adder submachine gun
  • Seventh Seraph CQC-12 shotgun
  • Fractethyst shotgun
  • Code Duello rocket launcher
  • Frozen Orbit sniper rifle

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

  • Seventh Seraph Grips
  • Seventh Seraph Vest
  • Seventh Seraph Cloak
  • Seventh Seraph Cowl
  • Seventh Seraph Strides Leg Armor (61 Overall, +29 recovery, +20 discipline roll)
  • Seventh Seraph Gloves
  • Seventh Seraph Robes (59 Overall, +25 mobility roll)
  • Seventh Seraph Bond
  • Seventh Seraph Boots
  • Seventh Seraph Plate Gauntlets
  • Seventh Seraph Plate Chest Armor (64 Overall, +20 resilience, +22 discipline roll)
  • Seventh Seraph Mark
  • Seventh Seraph Helmet
  • Seventh Seraph Greaves (64 Overall, +20 resilience, +22 discipline roll)

Destiny 2 Weekly Challenges January 24 2023

  • Seraph Shield III: Complete the mission “Operation: Seraph’s Shield on Legend difficulty. Defeat combatants with precision damage anywhere in the system using Pulse Rifles
  • Flawless Heists: Complete Heist Battlegrounds in the playlist or Legend Heist Battlegrounds without dying.
  • Umbral Focusing III: Focus IKELOS weapon engrams at the Exo Frame in the H.E.L.M.
  • Seraph’s Calibration: Calibrate Pulse Rifles, Fusion Rifles, and Power Grenade Launchers. Rapidly defeating combatants and defeating Guardians will award bonus progress.
  • Gambit Ornament: Acquire the Gambit ornament for Veles-X.
  • Trial by Firing Squad: Win multiple rounds in the Trials of Osiris.

Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week January 24 – January 30 2023

This week’s featured Nightfall in Destiny 2 takes us all the way to the Scarlet Keep where we have to stop a vengeful Hive from completing another sinister ritual.

Nightfall weapon this week

This week sees the return of the Horror’s Least pulse rifle as the featured Nightfall weapon. Not sure how to feel about this since pulse rifles are going to get reigned in very soon. Still, a rapid-fire frame can do wonder in close quarters with the full auto setting active.

Destiny 2 Crucible Featured Game Mode January 24 2022

Fun times are back as Lord Shaxx has authorized the return of Team Scorched to the Crucible! Not only can blow off some steam after losing two straight games of ranked to Citan’s Rampart teams, but it’s also another shot at completing the Team Scorched Seasonal Challenge.

Destiny 2 Featured Raid and Dungeon January 24 – January 30 2022

This week’s featured raid is going to be Deep Stone Crypt yet again. And if true, Bungie has increased the rate of Red Border drops starting this week. It’s a great way of finding out if it has gone live. Still, though, Deep Stone Crypt weapons are more than worth the grind.

And we have the Prophecy Dungeon featured this week. Enter the realm of the Nine and ask the enigmatic question: “What is the nature of the Darkness?”

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

Deep Stone Crypt Raid Challenges

  • Red Rover – Done during the 1st Encounter at Crypt Security, this challenge asks all players to be operators and shoot the two panels on the lower level (This challenge requires 3 phases).
  • Copies of Copies – Done during the 2nd Encounter aka Atraks-1, do not send any Debuffs into airlocks/space.
  • Of All Trades – Done during the 3rd Encounter or Taniks Phase 1, each guardian must do all three roles (Operator, Scanner, and Suppressor). Note: Players must complete a full phase with a buff for it to count.
  • The Core Four – Done during the fourth 4th Encounter or Taniks Phase 2, the challenge requires the Guardians to dunk all four cores before DPS phases.

Destiny 2 King’s Fall Challenge This Week January 24 2023

This week’s King’s Fall Challenge is going to be Under Construction. Done during the Daughters encounter, and it requires the runner to not touch the same plates twice throughout the encounter. This one just needs everyone to be on the same page. And a little awareness works too.

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 24 – January 30 2023

  • January 24, 2023 – Concealed Void (Europa) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • January 25, 2023 – Perdition (Europa) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Arc, Void
  • January 26, 2023 – Sepulcher (Savathun’s Throne World) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Arc, Solar
  • January 27, 2023 – Extraction (Savathun’s Throne World) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Arc, Void
  • January 28, 2023 – Chamber of Starlight (Dreaming City) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • January 29, 2023 – Aphelion’s Rest (Dreaming City) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Stasis
    • Shields: Void
  • January 30, 2023 – K1 Logistics (The Moon) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Arc, Solar

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 24 – January 30 2023

Featured faction armor sets from Destiny 2 Season of the Lost and Forsaken:

  • Scatterhorn Armor Set
  • Pathfinder’s Armor Set

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

  • Fractethyst Shotgun
  • Chrysura Melo Auto Rifle
  • Vulpecula Hand Cannon
  • Wolftone Draw Combat Bow
  • Iota Draconis Fusion Rifle
  • Canis Major Grenade Launcher
  • Contingency Plan Scout Rifle
  • Legal Action II Pulse Rifle
  • Outrageous Fortune Grenade Launcher
  • Steel Sybil Z-14 Sword
  • Spoiler Alert Sidearm

Destiny 2 Eververse This Week January 24 – January 30 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:

  • Dance Off Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Winning Streak Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • M3-D1 Angelos Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Camping Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Vex Incursion Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Neopop Wave Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Dastardly Stache Legendary Emote – 700 Bright Dust
  • Nemean Projection Legendary Ghost Projection – 1500 Bright Dust
  • Standout Pose Rare Emote – 400 Bright Dust

Arc Armor Set Leg Armor Ornaments:

  • Dynamo Current Strides Hunter Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust
  • Arclight Boots Warlock Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust
  • Thunderous Impact Greaves Titan Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust

Exotic Weapon Ornament:

  • Three Glowing Dawns Exotic [Trinity Ghoul] 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 eighth week of Destiny 2 Season 19.