Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons – what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Everything you need to know about this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon, along with the Nightfall Strike you'll need to beat in order to claim it

The three Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons that are on weekly rotation for Season of the Splicer.

Want to know what this week’s Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you’ve got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and ever since Season of the Lost, fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny has been added to the rotation. New seasons often introduce new weapons into the rotation, so it’s more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist in the free PC game. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up. The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it’s far more likely at higher levels, which is something you’ll want to maximise your chances for with the Destiny 2 Lightfall release date on the horizon. Your best bet for farming each week’s Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty. You should also note that there’s no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you’ll need to get a squad together.

What is the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon this week?

The Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon from January 24 to January 31 is the Horror’s Least legendary Energy pulse rifle. Popular perks for this weapon include Heating Up, Perpetual Motion, Kill Clip, and Frenzy.

This week’s Nightfall strike is The Scarlet Keep, located on the Moon.  players face Hive enemies as they take down Hashladun, Daughter of Crota. Completing it this week grants players a chance to earn Horror’s Least.

Grandmaster Nightfalls have returned, meaning players can now earn Adept versions of Nightfall weapons by completing the weekly Nightfall on Grandmaster difficulty.

Just as in Destiny 2 Trials of Osiris, Adept weapons get +3 to every stat (except impact) when masterworked, as well as the usual +10 to the masterwork stat, and are the only guns that can equip powerful Adept mods, so they’re well worth seeking out when they’re available.

Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon: three futuristic soldiers rush into battle, assault rifles raised

Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon schedule

The current Nightfall weapon always changes with the Destiny 2 weekly reset at 5pm UTC, every Tuesday. There are six weapons currently on rotation in the Nightfall loot pool. They are:

  • The Militia’s Birthright
  • D.F.A.
  • Horror’s Least
  • Mindbender’s Ambition
  • Wendigo GL3
  • Hung Jury SR4

Now that you know what this week’s Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is, you may want to check out today’s Destiny 2 Legendary Lost Sector. For more on excellent FPS games in general and Destiny 2 in particular, you can follow those links and stick with us for plenty more.