Destiny 2 Weekend Summary (Xûr, Trials, and News) 08/17/2018

Xûr is located at Giant’s Scar on Nessus and Trials of the Nine is Survival on Endless Vale. Get more vendor and activity details below.


Departs: Tuesday, August 21 @ 10AM PDT

Location: Watcher’s Grave, Nessus

All Exotic Items Available 

Lion Rampant – Titan Leg Armor (23 LS)

Orpheus Rig – Hunter Leg Armor (23 LS)

Karnstein Armlets – Warlock Gauntlets (23 LS)

Sunshot – Hand Cannon (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 Location & Exotic Loot August 17, 2018. BEST WEEK EVER! (If You Don’t Have Them)


Ends: Tuesday, August 21 @ 10AM PDT

Game Mode: Survival

Map: Endless Vale

More Info

Trials of the Nine – Reddit

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

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

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

Preview of Resplendent Legendary Armor Sets:

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.

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

Final Iron Banner of 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.

Ends: Tuesday, August 21 @ 10AM PDT

The game, as always, is Control!

View Daily Challenges

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.

Crucible Labs

The next Crucible Labs will be the mode Scorched.

Tuesday, 8/21 at 10 a.m. PT: Free-for-all

Friday, 8/24 at 10 a.m. PT: 6v6

This mode has a very deep, complex, and serious rule set:

  • You spawn with a Scorch Cannon
  • Everyone else spawns with a Scorch Cannon
  • You shoot each other with said Scorch Cannons

Recent News and Updates (view recent news and updates at

Aug 16: This Week at Bungie – Next Stop, Germany

  • Includes important details about Gambit, Crucible, Clan perks, and more. Click the link above to read the full article.

Aug 09: This Week at Bungie – Menagerie of previews

– Contains quite a bit of info/details, click the link above to read the full article.

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

Aug 07: Destiny 2 Year Two Combat Reveal Stream

Update 2.0 is just around the corner, followed by Forsaken a week later. Destiny Player Support has a forecast for what to expect on the week between, where you may notice a few hiccups in the experience.

This is their report.

Hotfix Recap

This week, to address issues blocking some players from upgrading their Solstice Armor at the Statue of Heroes, we deployed Destiny 2 Hotfix

Upon installing this hotfix, some players on PC reported seeing odd behavior in the character screen. With the conclusion of the Hotfix deployment we expect issues causing this behavior to be resolved, however, players who continue to be affected should try running Scan and Repair from the Blizzard launcher.

Players who encounter other issues following this hotfix should report them to the #Help forum.

Resplendent Masterworks

Last week, we confirmed that Solstice Armor can no longer be upgraded after the conclusion of Solstice of Heroes. This week, we can confirm that players will be able to complete objectives to masterwork their Legendary Solstice Armor (Resplendent) after Solstice of Heroes ends on August 28.

This will require players to have already upgraded to their Legendary Solstice Armor (Resplendent), since the Statue of Heroes will no longer be available to upgrade the Scorched and Rekindled sets. As a reminder, these armor sets only generate elemental orbs during Solstice of Heroes.

Lastly, players should be aware that Valor ranks reset at the conclusion of Season 3. If players do not unlock their masterwork for achieving Legend in their Valor ranking by the end of Season 3, their Valor rank will reset and they will have to begin anew in Season 4.

For more details on Solstice of Heroes, players should visit our Vital Information thread.

Forsaken Preparation

To set the table for the launch of Forsaken on September 4, all players will be prompted to accept Destiny 2 Update 2.0.0 on August 28.

As Destiny 2 crosses into its second year, players may observe a number of issues in the week between August 28 and September 4. While we are working to document known issues for this week-long transition, players should be prepared for some general turbulence.

To set expectations, here is a sampling of issues confirmed for the week leading up to Forsaken, starting on August 28:

  • Exotic weapons will lose their +5 Power mod in preparation for the Year 2 mod system, but Legendary weapons will not until September 4
  • Nightfall strikes will not have scoring until September 4
  • Some tooltips and item descriptions may reflect Year 2 item behavior, even if item functionality is not updated until September 4
  • Some tooltips and item descriptions may reflect Year 1 item behavior until September 4, even if item functionality has already been updated for Year 2
  • Year 2 weapon slots will be live for all players, which may cause some weapons in players’ inventories to go to their Postmaster
      • All players should ensure their Postmasters are clear by August 28 to prevent loss of items
      • Some Year 1 Power weapons which previously had an elemental attribute will become Kinetic for Year 2
      • The elemental attributes for a handful of targeted Year 1 weapons will be changed and locked to a specific attribute for Year 2
      • All other Year 1 Energy and Power weapons in players’ inventories will have their elemental attributes locked for Year 2

Players can expect more details about the week leading into Forsaken in next week’s Player Support Report.

Info from Bungie Blog Post – August 09, 2018

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

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

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

Click here to compare different editions and collections available to pre-order!

Forsaken Standard Edition Forsaken + Annual Pass  Forsaken Digital Deluxe Edition

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

Important Announcement:

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

Have a great weekend! 🙂


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