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.

Weekly Reset Weapon Boss
January 1st All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
January 8th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
January 15th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
January 22nd Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
January 29th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
February 5th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
February 12th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
February 19th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
February 26th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
March 5th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
March 12th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
March 19th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
March 26th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
April 2nd Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
April 9th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
April 16th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
April 23rd Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
April 30th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
May 7th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
May 14th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
May 21st All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
May 28th Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
June 4th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
June 11th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
June 18th All weapons Naksud, The Famine
June 25th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
July 2nd Shotgun Nur Abath, Crest of Xol
July 9th SMG Kathok, Roar of Xol
July 16th Sniper Rifle Damkath, The Mask
July 23rd All weapons Naksud, The Famine
July 30th All weapons Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol
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

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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