Destiny 2 Weekly Reset January 31 2023 – Fortress Iron Banner Returns

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

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This is your Destiny 2 Weekly Reset for January 31 2023. It feels like yesterday that the Fortress game mode was introduced into the game. It’s been roughly a month since then, and questionable design decisions aside, it was a mostly fun game mode. But we hope that everything goes smoothly for this weekly reset.

Other than that, Bungie has changed the weekly Deepsight weapon focusing from the Exo Frame to be available daily for the remainder of the Season. This is to help players craft those final weapons before Lightfall arrives. Additionally, this also applies to all other vendors aboard the H.E.L.M. from Seasons 16 to 18.

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 31 – February 06 2023 Overview

First things first, Bungie has adjusted Iron Banner reputation gains this time around. It will be increased in several ways when Fortress returns on Tuesday’s reset.

  • An increase to base reputation earned per match.
  • An increased multiplier contribution from wearing Iron Banner armor.
  • An increased multiplier contribution from equipping an Iron Banner emblem.

This week also sees a boost in all Vanguard activities throughout the week. If you’re still going after the Veles-X Vanguard ritual ornament, this can go a long way in helping you out.

Where is Xur? February 03 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 Cove 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 Destiny 2 agent of the Nine selling this week? Let’s see.

Exotic Gear: (23 Legendary Shards each)

  • Lord of Wolves (29 Legendary Shards)
  • Raiju’s Harnes Hunter Chest Armor (62 Overall, +20 intellect roll)
  • Doom Fang Pauldron Titan Gauntlets (63 Overall, +20 resilience roll)
  • Felwinter’s Helm Warlock Helmet (62 Overall, +24 intellect roll)

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

  • False Promises Auto Rifle
  • Chrysura Melo Auto Rifle
  • Nature of the Beast Hand Cannon
  • Ignition Code Grenade Launcher
  • Fractethyst Shotgun
  • Blast Battue Grenade Launcher
  • The Keening Sidearm

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

  • Lightkin Grips (61 Overall, +25 intellect roll)
  • Lightkin Vest
  • Lightkin Cloak
  • Lightkin Mask Helmet
  • Lightkin Strides
  • Lightkin Gauntlets (59 Overall, +21 intellect roll)
  • Lightkin Plate (62 Overall, +21 intellect roll)
  • Lightkin Mark
  • Lightkin Helm
  • Lightkin Greaves
  • Lightkin Gloves (66 Overall, +26 discipline roll)
  • Lightkin Robes (59 Overall, +20 discipline roll)
  • Lightkin Bond
  • Lightkin Cover
  • Lightkin Boots (60 Overall, +20 resilience roll)

Destiny 2 Weekly Challenges January 31 2023

Legend Heist Battlegrounds II – Complete each Heist Battleground on Legend difficulty.

Heavy Loadout – Defeat targets with Machine Guns. Bonus progress for defeating Guardians. Defeat powerful combatants in Heist Battlegrounds.

Pinnacle – Reach Power Level [1590] by earning pinnacle rewards.

Armory-Wide Calibration – Calibrate Kinetic, Energy, and Power weapons. Bonus progress against Champions.

Icy Singularity – Defeat targets with Void or Stasis effects. Bonus progress for defeating invading Guardians.

Cosmic Chill – Defeat combatants with Void or Stasis effects in Vanguard playlists.

Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week January 31 – February 06 2023

This week’s featured Nightfall in Destiny 2 is the Birthplace of the Vile. This strike takes place in Savathun’s throneworld and we have to stop them from finishing another one of their vile rituals.

Nightfall weapon this week

We also get the Hung Jury SR4 scout rifle as the featured Nightfall weapon.

Destiny 2 Crucible Featured Game Mode January 31 2023

For this week’s featured game mode, Lord Shaxx has authorized the return of Momentum Control. This is also your last chance to claim the Momentum Crash Seasonal Challenge. If you’re looking complete your seasonal challenges, you definitely want to get this one done ASAP.

Destiny 2 Featured Raid and Dungeon January 31 – February 06 2023

This week’s featured raid will be the refurbished Vault of Glass from the early days of Destiny. We go to the very heart of the Vex network in this one, and we prevent an overwhelming Vex invasion from crossing into our plane of existence.

As for the featured dungeon this week, we head back to the loot cave in Grasp of Avarice. Between the high health bosses and the jumping puzzles, is anything besides the Gllarhorn really worth it in this so-called loot cave? Only one way to find out.

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

Vault of Glass Raid Challenges

  • Wait for it… – Done during the Confluxes encounter, it requires that every yellow-bar Wyvern must be killed as they are sacrificing themselves to the confluxes
  • The Only Oracle for You – Done during the Oracles encounter, Players cannot destroy the same oracle more than once.
  • Out of its Way – Done during the Templar encounter, it requires the players to not let the Templar teleport.
  • Strangers in Time – Done during the Gatekeepers encounter, players must defeat the Praetorian and Wyvern at the same time.
  • Ensemble’s Refrain – Done during the Atheon encounter, each player teleported can only destroy one oracle in each spawn set.

Destiny 2 King’s Fall Challenge This Week January 31 2023

This week’s King’s Fall Challenge is going to be Hands Off. Done during the Oryx encounter, and it requires the whole raid team to not kill the same Light-Eater Ogre or Knight twice. Communication is key for this one, but if your team can coordinate accordingly, there’s no reason why you won’t get this done.

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 31- February 06 2023

  • January 31, 2023 – K1 Crew Quarters (The Moon) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Solar
  • February 01, 2023 – K1 Revelation (The Moon) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Arc
  • February 02, 2023 – K1 Communion (The Moon) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • February 03, 2023 – Bunker E15 (Europa) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Void
  • February 04, 2023 – Concealed Void (Europa) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • February 05, 2023 – Perdition (Europa) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Arc, Void
  • February 06, 2023 – Sepulcher (Savathun’s Throne World) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • 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 31 – February 06 2023

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

  • Scatterhorn Armor Set
  • Wild Hunt Armor Set

Featured weapons from Destiny 2 Season of the Hunt and Worthy:

  • Arsenic Bite-4B Combat Bow
  • Blast Battue Grenade Launcher
  • Corsair’s Wrath Linear Fusion Rifle
  • Defeaning Whisper Grenade Launcher
  • Dire Promise Hand Cannon
  • Enigma’s Draw Sidearm
  • Escape Velocity Submachine Gun
  • Jian 7 Rifle Pulse Rilfe
  • True Prophecy Hand Cannon
  • Friction Fire Submachine Gun
  • Timelines’ Vertex Fusion Rifle

Destiny 2 Eververse This Week January 31 – February 06 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:

  • Read the Map Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Rover Shell Exotic Ghost Shell – 2850 Bright Dust
  • Hit the Bag Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Nucleus Shell Exotic Ghost Shell – 2850 Bright Dust
  • Stasis Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Growing Gilt Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Coach Dance Legendary Emote – 700 Bright Dust
  • Memory of Bruce Projection Legendary Ghost Projection – 1500 Bright Dust

Arc Armor Set Class Item Ornaments:

  • Dynamo Current Cloak Hunter Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust
  • Arclight Bond Warlock Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust
  • Thunderous Impact Mark Titan Universal Ornament – 1200 Bright Dust

Exotic Weapon Ornament:

  • The Logic [The Lament] Exotic Weapon Ornament

Exotic Armor Ornament:

  • Astrostrides [St0mp-EE5] Exotic Hunter Ornament – 1500 Bright Dust
  • Execute (Revival) [Phoenix Cradle] Exotic Titan Ornament – 1500 Bright Dust
  • Sovereign Signal [Crown of Tempests] Exotic Warlock Ornament – 1500 Bright Dust

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 ninth week of Destiny 2 Season 19.

Managing Editor