Destiny 2 Weekend Summary (Xûr, Trials, and News) 08/10/2018

Important Announcement:

Around the time Forsaken releases posts may be limited or not made throughout the end of August and September, so I have time to update things and play around with some new content. I really appreciate your patience and support.

Thank you! 🙂

Xûr is located in the Tower’s Hangar by Dead Orbit and Trials of the Nine is Countdown on Midtown. Get more vendor and activity details below.

Solstice of Heroes – Live Now!

Ends: Tuesday, August 28 @ 10am Pacific


Solstice of Heroes Links:

• Solstice of Heroes Overview
• Moments of Triumph Guide
• Participation Requirements
• Triumphs and Rewards
• T-Shirt Discount Code
• Moments of Triumph FAQ

All information concerning Moments of Triumph for Destiny 2 is currently available in the Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes: Moments of Triumph Guide. The Moments of Triumph FAQ is also available in this Help Article.

Solstice of Heroes: Vital Information and Known Issues – Update 8/1/2018


Departs: Tuesday, August 14 @ 10AM PDT

Location: Hangar, Tower

All Exotic Items Available 

Doom Fang Pauldron – Titan Gauntlets (23 LS)

Celestial Nitehawk – Hunter Helmet (23 LS)

Wings of Sacred Dawn – Warlock Chest Armor (23 LS)

Prometheus Lens – Trace Rifle (Energy) (29 LS)

Fated Engram – Contains a new Exotic if any remain to be collected. Only one per week, per account. (97 LS)

Three of Coins – Increased chance to receive Exotic engrams from sources in the world. Effect lasts 4 hours. (31 LS)

Five of Swords (Legendary Challenge Card for Nightfall) – Enables modifiers in Nightfall strikes on Prestige difficulty. More challenging modifiers apply larger score multipliers. This will replace a Rare Challenge Card in your inventory. (Free Item)

More Info/Links

Xûr Mega-thread on Reddit

View Location at

Xûr Info on

Destiny 2. XUR EXOTICS! Xur Location and Exotic Inventory 8-10-2018. Exotic Armor & Weapon.


Ends: Tuesday, August 14 @ 10AM PDT

Game Mode: Countdown

Map: Midtown

More Info

Trials of the Nine – Reddit

View the Trials Info Page on Kyber’s Corner and/or view this activity on

Important Info Regarding Trials of the Nine:

Trials of the Nine will be unavailable for the duration of Season 4. The design team is putting it back on the workbench to make it a fitting challenge for the hardcore warrior. When the weekly activity returns, it will feature updated rewards, Power advantages, and other gameplay changes. The final weekend of Season 3 Trials of the Nine will take place on the weekend of August 24.

We’ll tell you more about our goals and our progress during Season 4.

Source: Bungie TWAB article

The Whisper of the Worm

The limited time taken blight event that allows players to earn Whisper of the Worm Sniper Rifle is available every Friday starting at 10am PDT and ends on each Mondays at 10am PDT (source:

Note: There is an exotic catalyst and ship that you may earn read more info below.


Whisper of the Worm – Exotic Sniper Rifle

A Thousand Wings – Exotic Ship (video guide)

Destiny 2: How to Get Whisper of the Worm – Exotic Sniper Rifle Guide by Datto

Destiny 2: The Whisper Heroic – Oracle Puzzle, Chest Locations & Exotic Catalyst by Datto

Iron Banner – Final for Season 3

Lord Saladin makes his final appearance in Season 3 next week. This will be your last chance to earn your Season 3 rewards.

Begins: Tuesday, August 14 @ 10AM PDT

Ends: Tuesday, August 21 @ 10AM PDT

The game, as always, is Control!

There are a few changes to the Iron Banner Control you know and love. Iron Temple fire pits have replaced the usual Control flags. There is also a new Power Play rule where capturing all three zones will lock them down for 20 seconds. At the end of the Power Play, all the zones are reset to neutral and must be recaptured.

Recent News and Updates (view recent news and updates at

Aug 09: This Week at Bungie – Menagerie of previews >> Contains a good amount of info/details, click links to read the full article!!

Aug 02: This Week at Bungie – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Destiny 2 Year 2 Combat Reveal Stream – Full Video and Info from TWAB

This week at Bungie, we demonstrated the evolution of combat in the second year of Destiny 2.

During an action-packed livestream, we showed off the changes that all players can expect, including our new weapon slot system, random rolls, more meaningful weapon mods, and a decreased time to kill in the Crucible (crispy three taps and spicy Devils!). All Destiny 2 players can experience a preview of our sandbox updates on August 28.

One topic that we’ve seen a lot of questions about is how we’ll migrate from old weapon mods to new weapon mods. Starting on August 28, your current mods will be deprecated, and your inventory will tell you that you can safely discard them for materials and parts. On September 4, the Gunsmith’s inventory will be dedicated to new Forsaken mods.

Between now and the preload on August 28, use your Year 1 mods to lock in the elemental damage type you want for your Year 1 weapons. They will retain that damage type after the mod deprecation. On August 28, the old mod slot will go away, and you will no longer be able to insert any mods into Year 1 gear or change the elemental damage type. Some weapons will be moving to the Kinetic Slot and will not retain elemental damage regardless of what mod you had applied. The IKELOS Sniper Rifle and Shotgun will be locked to Solar. Here are the Legendary weapons that will be moving to Kinetic:

  • Baligant
  • Shepherd’s Watch
  • Hawthorne’s Field-Forged Shotgun
  • Alone as a God
  • Perfect Paradox
  • The Frigid Jackal
  • Silicon Neuroma

Coming Soon to Destiny 2!

Valor Weeks

Leading up to the beginning of Year 2, you’ll see multiple opportunities to earn Valor points at an accelerated rate including a special triple Valor Iron Banner weekend.

Double Valor Week

Start: 10 AM PDT on August 10, 2018

End: 10 AM PDT on August 17, 2018

Triple Valor Weekend

Start: 10 AM PDT on August 17, 2018

End: 10 AM PDT on August 21, 2018

Final Double Valor Weekend

Start: 10 AM PDT on August 24, 2018

End: 10 AM PDT on August 28, 2018

Player Support is hard at work tracking known issues with the Solstice of Heroes event. If you are blocked, they have the info you need to get back to upgrading your armor.

This is their report.

Destiny 2 Hotfix

To resolve issues blocking some players from upgrading their Solstice armor at the Statue of Heroes, we will be deploying Destiny 2 Hotfix on Monday, August 13.

Players who were in this blocked state prior to Hotfix will be able to resolve their issue by interacting with the Statue of Heroes in the Tower once this hotfix has been installed. Please be aware that this hotfix will cause the “Solstice of Heroes” milestone to linger for previously affected players, even after their Solstice Armor is upgraded completely. No rewards will be missed, and this message will disappear when Solstice of Heroes concludes on August 28.

To see the Hotfix deployment schedule when it’s available, players should follow @BungieHelp on Twitter or monitor our support feed on

Solstice Armor Vital Information

Leading into the second week of Solstice of Heroes, Destiny Player Support began receiving reports from players encountering issues upgrading their Solstice Armor. To speak directly to these concerns, we have listed vital information that players should be aware of when upgrading their armor for Solstice of Heroes:

  • Solstice Armor can only be upgraded during the Solstice of Heroes event, which ends at the weekly reset on August 28.
  • Once players unlock their legendary Solstice armor, they will be presented with the Masterwork upgrade requirement, “Achieve the Legend rank in the Valor Crucible rankings.” To accomplish this, players must max out their Valor ranking with a Valor score of 2,000, then complete one more match.
  • Players who achieved maximum Valor ranking before the start of Solstice of Heroes and/or have previously reset their Valor ranking and whose Legend requirement is not already marked as complete may also need to complete an additional match.
  • Objective percentages on Solstice Armor may round up to the nearest whole digit. If players see that their Solstice Armor displays 100% progress, but is not marked as complete, they should continue performing its listed objective.

For the latest information on known issues as they are discovered, players should visit our Solstice of Heroes Known Issues thread. For more information on Moments of Triumph, players should visit our Moments of Triumph Guide. Players who encounter other issues with Solstice Armor or Moments of Triumph should submit a report to the #Help forum.

Cayde’s Exotic Stash

Since the reveal of Destiny 2: Forsaken, players have asked whether or not Cayde’s Exotic Stash will be included with pre-orders directly from platform online marketplaces. We can confirm that this pre-order bonus will be available to all players who purchase through the PlayStation, Xbox, and online stores before launch.

Additionally, shown below is what players can expect to become available to them in Year 2, based off of title ownership.

For information on purchase eligibility from other retailers, players should visit the official page.

Forsaken (Visit Official Website)

Releases September 4!!

To pre-order and get details about Forsaken and the Annual Pass: CLICK HERE!

For more details and videos: View the Destiny 2 Forsaken Info Page!

Here is a glimpse the Dreaming City that will arrive with Forsaken on September 4.

Thank you for reading this post and all of your support! I hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂


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