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Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted Grandmaster Nightfall schedule

Season of the Haunted adds two new weapons to the rotation

A group of Guardians use Solar abilities in Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted Image: Bungie

Starting on July 5, 2022, one of Destiny 2’s most challenging activities become available: Grandmaster Nightfalls.

In this Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted guide, we’ll explain Grandmaster Nightfalls, present a calendar showing what Nightfalls are happening in what weeks, and show you the loot you can expect to earn from them (including the new D.F.A. hand cannon and Horror’s Least pulse rifle).

Grandmaster Nightfalls

Set at 1,610 power level, players will need to be at least 1,585 power to start a Grandmaster Nightfalls. Each Nightfall will challenge fireteams to complete versions of beloved Strikes with more enemies, more Champions, and limited revives.

Those who complete Grandmaster Nightfalls will earn a large amount of loot, including Ascendant Shards, Exotics, and Adept versions of the weekly Nightfall weapons.

Season of the Haunted Grandmaster Nightfall calendar

Season of the Haunted GM calendar

Date Nightfall Reward Bonus Reputation Double Loot
Date Nightfall Reward Bonus Reputation Double Loot
7/5/2022 Proving Grounds Silicon Neuroma No Yes
7/12/2022 The Insight Terminus D.F.A. No No
7/19/2022 Warden of Nothing Duty Bound Yes No
7/26/2022 The Corrupted Horror's Least No No
8/2/2022 The Inverted Spire The Hothead No Yes
8/9/2022 The Arms Dealer Unknown Unknown Unknown
8/16/2022 Proving Grounds Unknown Unknown Unknown

Unlike previous Grandmaster Nightfall weapon rotations, this season’s rotation isn’t set in stone. We’ll update the calendar as we know more about the Grandmasters this season.

Catchup Node

A look at all six Grandmaster Nightfalls in Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted Image: Bungie via Polygon

For those players who are looking to gild their Conqueror title, the catchup node will be available starting July 5. This node allows your Fireteam leader to select any Grandmaster Nightfall that they haven’t completed yet this season. It doesn’t matter if the other Fireteam members have completed it or not.

This change makes it so that players can gild their Conqueror title the day Grandmasters become available, rather than playing week-to-week.

New Adept Nightfall weapons

Below, we break down the two new Nightfall weapons introduced in the Season of the Haunted. You can earn an Adept version — weapons that drop with two perks in the final slot and can use Adept weapons mods like Adept Reload or Adept Range — of these guns through Grandmaster Nightfalls. When you fully Masterwork these weapons, you also gain a slight stat bump in the stats that are not the primary Masterwork.

D.F.A.

The D.F.A. hand cannon in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

D.F.A. is a Legendary 140 RPM Adaptive Frame Hand Cannon. It deals Kinetic damage and uses primary ammo.

PERK ROW 1 OPTIONS
PERK ROW 2 OPTIONS

Horror’s Least

The Horror’s Least pulse rifle in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

Horror’s Least is a Legendary 540 RPM Rapid-Fire Frame Pulse Rifle. It deals Arc damage and uses primary ammo.

PERK ROW 1 OPTIONS
PERK ROW 2 OPTIONS

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