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Nightfall weapon rotation schedule - Destiny 2

Track which weapon is available in one of Destiny 2's hardest PvE activities with this Nightfall weapon rotation schedule.


Nightfalls have gotten more potent in Destiny 2 thanks to a new weapon drop system. Every week, a new weapon will become available. This Nightfall weapon rotation schedule will help you keep track of what weapon is available, when it will be back, and what you can look forward to in the future.

Last updated on June 13, 2023.

Check out our GM Nightfall schedule for a look at each Season's Grandmaster Nightfall and its Champions, shields, burns and loot drops.

Nightfall weapon rotation schedule

With the release of Season 13, Season of the Chosen, the Nightfalls in Destiny 2 received an update. Players were already familiar with the Nightfall exclusive rewards, but now Bungie has added unique weapons to the pool. Each week players will be able to farm Nightfalls in a bid to get a god roll of one of the following weapons.

Nightfall weapon rotation schedule
Weekly Reset Weapon 1
May 9, 2023 Buzzard
May 16, 2023 The Swarm
May 23, 2023 Buzzard
May 30, 2023 Hung Jury SR4
June 6, 2023 The Swarm
June 13, 2023 Wendigo GL3
June 20, 2023 Loaded Question
June 27, 2023 BrayTech Osprey
July 4, 2023 Buzzard
July 11, 2023 Hung Jury SR4
July 18, 2023 The Swarm
July 25, 2023 Wendigo GL3
August 1, 2023 Loaded Question
August 8, 2023 BrayTech Osprey
August 15, 2023 Buzzard

The following table shows the history of which weapons were available during each season. Note that while Season of the Worthy introduced the Conqueror title for unlock via Grandmaster Nightfalls, it wasn't until Season of the Chosen that Nightfalls received exclusive rewards.

Nightfall weapon history
Season of the Deep Hung Jury SR4 BrayTech Osprey Wendigo GL3 Loaded Question Bluzzard The Swarm
Season of Defiance Hung Jury SR4 Mindbender's Ambition Wendigo GL3 The Militia's Birthright Buzzard The Swarm
Season of the Seraph Hung Jury SR4 Mindbender's Ambition Wendigo GL3 The Militia's Birthright D.F.A Horror's Least
Season of Plunder Silicon Neuroma Mindbender's Ambition Duty Bound The Militia's Birthright D.F.A Horror's Least
Season of the Haunted Silicon Neuroma Plug One.1 Duty Bound The Hothead D.F.A Horror's Least
Season of the Risen Silicon Neuroma Plug One.1 Duty Bound The Hothead The Comedia Palindrome
Season of the Lost Shadow Price/The Comedian Hung Jury SR4/The Hothead Uzume RR4/Plug One.1 The Palindrome/The Swarm
Season of the Splicer Plug One.1 Hung Dury SR4 Uzume RR4
Season of the Chosen Shadow Price Palindrome The Swarm

Nightfall weapon drop chance

In terms of the drop chance for the Nightfall weapons, the tougher the Nightfall, the better chance you have of getting a weapon.

  • Hero: Uncommon
  • Legend: Common
  • Master: Common
  • Grandmaster: Guaranteed

For those that just want the gun, and don’t care so much about Ascendant Shards, then running the Legend difficulty will be the best bang for your buck. Unfortunately, there isn’t any concrete info (yet) on the exact drop percentages.

The new Nightfall weapon rotation schedule certainly makes Nightfalls more rewarding for those looking to acquire better gear. It could be worth taking some time to farm up a great roll, as these will no doubt be some top-performing weapons in PvE and Crucible. Stop by the Shacknews Destiny 2 guide for more schedules and weapon overviews.

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