Escalation Protocol schedule - Destiny 2

Keep track of weapon availability by knowing the Escalation Protocol schedule and the boss and weapon rotation in Destiny 2.

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Escalation Protocol was included in Destiny 2’s second piece of DLC, Warmind, and since its release players have been tracking its schedule to ensure proper farming of correct weapons. Any players looking to get their hands on the fabled IKELOS Shotgun would do well to remember this page whenever they need to know the Escalation Protocol schedule and rotation.

Escalation Protocol schedule

Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol Schedule IKELOS Shotgun
The IKELOS Shotgun is one of the most highly sought-after weapons in Destiny 2, and it's only available through the Escalation Protocol.

Every weekly reset brings a new boss to Escalation Protocol as well as one of the three weapons (or all three at once). These weapons and bosses occur on a 5-week rotation, so if you’re chasing the IKELOS_SG_v1.0.1, the shotgun used in a lot of end-game activities like the Last Wish raid, then you will need to ensure you play on the correct week lest you want to wait five weeks. Alternatively, players can try out their luck on the “all weapons” week.

It’s also worth noting that players looking to get the Sleeper Simulant Exotic catalyst will need to have all three Escalation Protocol weapons, so it’s worth farming for them. Thankfully, update 1.2.3 made weapon reward chances “more deterministic” meaning after killing the boss, players will increase their chance of receiving the weapon. Below is a table of the Escalation Protocol rotations starting at the beginning of 2019 and finishing in December. We will continue to update this schedule throughout the year.

The following table has been updated. Most old dates have been removed and the Escalation Protocol rotations for 2020 have been added.

Weekly Reset Weapon Boss
August 6th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
August 13th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
August 20th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
August 27th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
September 3rd All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
September 10th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
September 17th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
September 24th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
October 1st All weapons Naksud, The Famine
October 8th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
October 15th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
October 22nd SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
October 29th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
November 5th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
November 12th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
November 19th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
November 26th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
December 3rd Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
December 10th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
December 17th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
December 24th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
December 31st SMG Nathok, Roar of Xol
2020
Weekly Reset Weapon Boss
January 7th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
Junaury 14th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
January 21st All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
January 28th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
February 4th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
February 11th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
February 18th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
February 25th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
March 3rd Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
March 10th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
March 17th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
March 24th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
March 31st All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
April 7th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
April 14th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
April 21st Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
April 28th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
May 5th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
May 12th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
May 19th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
May 26th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
June 2nd All weapons Naksud, The Famine
June 9th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
June 16th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
June 23rd SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
June 30th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
July 7th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
July 14th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
July 21st Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
July 28th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
August 4th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
August 11th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
August 18th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
August 25th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
September 1st SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
September 8th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
September 15th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
September 22nd All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
September 29th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
October 6th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
October 13th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
October 20th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
October 27th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
November 3rd Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
November 10th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
November 17th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
November 24th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
December 1st All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
December 8th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
December 15th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
December 22nd Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
December 29th All weapons Naksud, The Famine

Players looking to farm for all the Escalation Protocol weapons will likely want to bookmark this page and return to it over the course of a few weeks. In the event you do not receive the weapon one week, either give it a shot during the “all weapons” week or wait until the next rotation. Be sure to check out the Shacknews Destiny 2 complete strategy guide for more helpful resources.

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