Gear up Guardians, Destiny 2 is now live and the first Nightfall Strike is ready to take on—if you’ve managed to already beat the game.
For new players, Nightfall Strikes are modified Vanguard Strikes, which rotate weekly, offering up an enhanced challenge for players. Bungie revealed on its official website the first strike will be called The Arms Dealer, which will require Guardians to “shut down the operations of an ironmonger providing weapons to the Red Legion.” The event will be available to take on until Tuesday, September 12th.
Each Nightfall Strike comes with a set of modifiers to give Guardians insight into what loadouts they should equip, but it seems for this first one Bungie wants players to go in blind, as the modifier section is “classified.” Due to the high difficulty setting for Nightfalls, it’s recommended only for end-game players with powerful gear and weapons.
We do know the three challenges for the event will include completing the Nightfall with at least five minutes remaining (Speed of Dark), finishing the event with fewer than three deaths (Unbroken), and defeating a Thresher while fighting the matches supposed captain, Bracus Zahn (Thrash the Thresher). As with previous Nightfalls in the first game, fire teams will have 11 minutes to complete the event, with extra time added after each enemy is killed.
Apart from being a great challenge for the most seasoned Destiny fans, Nightfall Strikes also offer amazing rewards through high-level weapons, gear, and Luminous Vanguard Engrams. Loading up on as much power heavy gear will ultimately help with the game’s first raid, which arrives Wednesday, September 13th.
Destiny 2 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, with a PC version arriving October 24th.