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).
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
|The Insight Terminus
|Warden of Nothing
|The Inverted Spire
|The Arms Dealer
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.
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. 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 is a Legendary 540 RPM Rapid-Fire Frame Pulse Rifle. It deals Arc damage and uses primary ammo.