Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Learn what this week’s Nightfall weapon is and how to get 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 as of Season of the Lost, you can now get fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny. Two more of these weapons arrived in Season of the Lost, so it’s more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

In case all these words are new to you, Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist. 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. Your best bet for farming each week’s Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, according to YouTuber Aztecross. You should also note that there’s no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you’ll need to get a squad together.

For the ambitious among you, your only chance at getting an Adept version of this week’s Nightfall weapon is on Grandmaster difficulty. Just as in 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.

What is the Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon this week?

The Destiny 2 Nightfall weapons from January 18 to January 25 are Hung Jury and The Hothead.

Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon schedule

The current Nightfall weapon always changes with the weekly reset at 5pm UTC, every Tuesday. There are eight weapons currently on rotation in the Nightfall loot pool, with two available each week. They are:

  • The Comedian
  • The Hothead
  • The Swarm
  • Shadow Price
  • Hung Jury
  • Plug One.1
  • Uzume RR4
  • Palindrome

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.

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