Destiny 2 Weekly Reset May 16 2023 – Last Week of Season of Defiance

Destiny 2 Season 20 Paid Battle Pass Ornaments

This is our Destiny 2 Weekly reset article for the week of May 16th, 2023. We are nearly one week away from Season of the Deep. And no doubt, Bungie still has a couple of surprises lined up for this week’s TWAB. But we’ll get there when we get there.

This week is the final hoorah for Guardian Games and Season of Defiance! It’s always a weird feeling following the stories of both a season and an expansion. That’s one of the many things that make it a uniquely Destiny experience.

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 May 16 – May 22 2023 Overview

It’s that time again. The final week of the season has always been about wrapping things up whether you’re on top of the seasonal content or just letting everything hang in the wind. It’s all good. A new Destiny 2 season means a chance at new beginnings. Don’t need to pressure yourself with stuff you could have missed or it’s just going to burn you out.

And as always don’t forget that this week sees bonus ranks in all ritual playlist activities: Crucible, Gambit, and Vanguard. It’s the perfect time to get the weapon ornament for Ecliptic Distaff from all three ritual vendors. (Though we don’t blame you if you feel less enthusiastic about playing multiple games of Gambit.)

Where is Xur? May 19 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)

  • Prometheus Lens Trace Rifle (29 Legendary Shards)
  • The Dragon’s Shadow Chest Armor (65 Overall, +27 Discipline)
  • MK. 44 Stand Asides Leg Armor
  • Felwinter’s Helm Helmet (62 Overall, +20 Strength)

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

  • Vulpecula Hand Cannon
  • Enigma’s Draw Sidearm
  • Thoughtless Sniper Rifle (PvP roll)
  • Judgment of Kelgorath Glaive
  • Brigand’s Law Sidearm
  • Shattered Cipher Machine Gun
  • Lonesome Sidearm

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

  • Sovereign Grips
  • Sovereign Vest (61 Overall, +21 Recovery)
  • Coronation Cloak Legendary Hunter Cloak
  • Sovereign Mask
  • Sovereign Boots (63 Overal, +24 Mobility)
  • Sovereign Gloves
  • Sovereign Robes (63 Overall, +20 Resilience, +20 Discipline)
  • Coronation Bond Legendary Warlock Bond
  • Sovereign Hood
  • Sovereign Legs
  • Sovereign Gauntlets (63 Overall, +21 Strength)
  • Sovereign Plate
  • Coronation Mark
  • Sovereign Helm
  • Sovereign Greaves

Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week May 16 – May 22 2023

This week we are going to the EDZ and taking the fight to the Taken in the revamped Lake of Shadows Nightfall. So, bring your friends and a love for all things pyramid tech, cause we are going on a road trip.

Nightfall Weapon this Week

For the final week of season 20, the featured Nightfall weapon (and adept version) will be The Swarm machine gun.

We don’t have any updates for this week’s Crucible game mode. It will most likely be Zone Control again until Trials of Osiris comes around. But we can’t be 100% until the weekly reset.

For the last time this season, the King’s Fall raid will be the featured raid. And sticking to the theme of reliving past glory, the Grasp of Avarice, with its “loot cave” is going to be the featured dungeon content for the final week.

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

King’s Fall Raid Challenges

  • The Grass is Always Greener: Done during the Totem encounter, the challenge asks Guardians to not take the same buff type two times in a row.
  • Devious Thievery: Done during the Warpriest encounter, this challenge gives Guardians 5 seconds to swap buffs after swiping the Taken Knight’s Buff Claimer.
  • Gaze Amaze: Done during the Golgoroth encounter, it requires the gaze holder to stand in the Pool of Unclaimed Light when swapping the gaze to another Guardian.
  • Under Construction: Done during the Daughters encounter, the challenge requires Guardians to not stand on the same plate twice throughout the entire encounter.
  • Hands Off: Done during the Oryx encounter, raiders must not kill the same Ogre or Light-Eater Knight throughout the whole encounter.

Destiny 2 Lost Sector Today May 16 – May 22 2023

  • May 16, 2023 – Thrilladrome (Neomuna) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Solar
    • Shields: Void
  • May 17, 2023 – Hydroponics Delta (Neomuna) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Threat: Void
    • Shields: None
  • May 18, 2023 – Gilded Precept (Neomuna) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Arc
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • May 19, 2023 – Excavation Site XII (EDZ) – Exotic Chest Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Solar
    • Shields: Arc
  • May 20, 2023 – Skydock IV (EDZ) – Exotic Helmet
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Solar
    • Shields: Void
  • May 21, 2023 – The Quarry (EDZ) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Stasis
    • Shields: Void
  • May 22, 2023 – Aphelion’s Rest (Dreaming City) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Threat: Stasis
    • Shields: Void

Featured Potential rewards:

  • Exotic Boots
    • Hunter: Star-Eater Scales, Radiant Dance Machines, Speedloader Slacks
    • Titan: The Path of Burning Steps
    • Warlock: Rain of Fire, Secant Filaments, Boots of the Assembler, Swarmers
  • 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, Ballidorse Wrathweavers
  • 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, Cyrtarachne’s Facade
    • Titan: Loreley Splendor Helm, Precious Scars, Cadmus Ridge Lancecap
    • 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 May 16 – May 22 2023

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

  • 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
  • Wofltone Draw Combat Bow
  • Iota Draconis Fusion Rifle
  • Canis Major Heavy Grenade Launcher
  • Contingency Plan Scout Rifle
  • Legal Action II Pulse Rifle
  • Outrageous Fortune Heavy Grenade Launcher
  • Steel Sybil Z-14 Sword
  • Spoiler Alert Sidearm

Destiny 2 Eververse This Week May 16 – May 22 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:

  • Torch Light Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Gladiator Blows Exotic Multiplayer Emote – 4250 Bright Dust
  • Triple Bogey Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Pistol Pose Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Victory’s Herald Exotic Ship – 2000 Bright Dust
  • Tug-of-War Shell Exotic Ghost Shell – 2850 Bright Dust
  • Power Lift Legendary Emote – 700 Bright Dust
  • Cherry Blossom Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • AI-COM/RSPN: REBOOT Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Contender’s Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Trophy Projection Legendary Ghost Projection – 1500 Bright Dust
  • Photo Finish Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Vibrant Medusa Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Verdant Chrome Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Verdant Crown Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Rivalry Blacksand Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Grayscale Undergrowth Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust

Featured Weapon Ornament

  • Triumphant Exotic [Heir Apparent] Weapon Ornament – 1250 Bright Dust

ADA-1’s Material Exchange This Week

Shaders (10,000 Glimmer)

  • Envious Touch
  • Echoes of Io
  • Dead Orbit Vision

Destiny 2 is out now on PlayStation and Xbox consoles and on PC (via Steam). Season 20, 21, and 22 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 twelfth and final week of Destiny 2 Season 20.

Senior Editor