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Destiny 2 Season of the Risen Grandmaster Nightfall - Start, rotation, rewards, more

The high-end PvE activity is returning for Season of the Risen to Destiny 2 with more loot and challenges for players to earn and conquer.
Destiny 2 Season of the Risen Grandmaster Nightfall - Start, rotation, rewards, more

While the initial excitement for Destiny 2's latest expansion, The Witch Queen, has died down, dedicated players have a lot to chase with Season of the Risen picking up where the DLC left off.

While PvP players have enjoyed the return of Trials of Osiris and Iron Banner, PvE enthusiasts relished the challenge of a new raid, Vow of the Disciple, and are now gearing up for Grandmaster Nightfalls. 

If you're new to Destiny 2 or need a refresher, here's everything you can expect when the challenging PvE activity drops in Season of the Risen.

Destiny 2 Season of the Risen GM Nightfalls - Schedule

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GM Nightfalls are not for the faint of heart. (Picture: Bungie)

The Grandmaster Nightfalls will be available to grind once again in Destiny 2 starting on 5th April.

GM Nightfalls are essentially the hardest version of a regular strike. They come with even harsher modifiers than regular Nightfalls with most on a weekly rotation.

Some things you can always expect during GM Nightfalls are Champions, limited revives and a very punishing timer to complete the activity if you take too long between encounters.

For Season of the Risen, players need to hit at least 1575 Power Level, that's 15 PL more than the hard cap, meaning that you'll need to seriously grind Pinnacle Gear to even stand a chance in GM Nightfalls.

Destiny 2 Season of the Risen GM Nightfalls - Rotation

At the moment, Bungie has yet to reveal which GM Nightfall they'll bring back first. Once we have more information we'll update this section.

Knowing which GM Nightfalls are on rotation is important because veteran players recommend farming the easier ones as much as possible for Adept versions of the weekly Nightfall weapon on rotation.

Destiny 2 Season of the Risen GM Nightfalls - Rewards

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Adept weapons have higher stats and access to Adept mods. (Picture: Bungie)

Making your way through GM Nightfalls will net sweeter rewards than regular. Adept versions of all Nightfall weapons are available to obtain.

These beefed-up guns have better stats and the ability to utilise Adept mods to be enhanced even further. 

Naturally, this is the only place where you'll be able to get the Adept mods. Other rewards include Enhancement Prisms and Ascendant Shards.

During Season of the Risen, Bungie confirmed 10 weapons on Nightfall rotation. So far, we've had access to six of them. For the debut of GM Nightfalls, two more will return:

  • The Palindrome Hand Cannon
  • PLUG ONE.1 Fusion Rifle

The Palindrome's Adept version is touted as one of the most dominant weapons for PvP content, so if you have the required level to grind for it, we recommend you don't miss out on this chance.

One more thing, for those looking to gild their Conqueror Seal, all Nightfalls are available from the get-go to avoid frustrations. "No more waiting until the end of the Season," Bungie stated.

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Featured image courtesy of Bungie.


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