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 October 14, 2021.

Nightfall weapon rotation schedule

destiny 2 nightfall weapon rotation schedule
The Palindrome is one a few new weapons that cycle through as Nightfall rewards each week.

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 on top of what drops are usually there for certain strikes. Make sure you run the Prosperity (Vanguard) mod on your Ghost. This mod increases the chance to receive an additional piece of Legendary gear from Nightfall completions.

Season of the Chosen added the following three weapons, each of which were originally in Destiny 1:

  1. Shadow Price
  2. Palindrome
  3. The Swarm

Season of the Splicer updated the Nightfall weapon drop list with three more weapons from Destiny 1:

  • Plug One.1
  • Hung Jury SR4
  • Uzume RR4

Season of the Lost added a couple more weapons into the rotation:

  • The Comedian
  • Hothead

Future seasons may remove or add new weapons to the mix so anticipate updates to the following Nightfall weapon rotation schedule.

Nightfall weapon rotation schedule
Weekly Reset Weapon
January 5th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
January 12th The Swarm (Machine Gun)
January 19th Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
January 26th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
February 2nd The Swarm (Machine Gun)
February 9th Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
February 16th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
February 23rd The Swarm (Machine Gun)
March 2nd Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
March 9th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
March 16th The Swarm (Machine Gun)
March 23rd Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
March 30th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
April 6th The Swarm (Machine Gun)
April 13th Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
April 20th Palindrome (Hand Cannon)
April 27th The Swarm (Machine Gun)
May 4th Shadow Price (Auto Rifle)
May 11th Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
May 18th Hung Jury (Scout Rifle)
May 25th Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)
June 1st Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
June 8th Hung Jury (Scout Rifle)
June 15th Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)
June 22nd Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
June 29th Hung Jury (Scout Rifle)
July 6th Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
July 13th Hung Jury (Scout Rifle)
July 20th Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)
July 27th Shadow Price, Palindrome, The Swarm
August 3rd Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
August 10th Hung Jury (Scout Rifle)
August 17th Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)
August 24th Shadow Price, Palindrome, The Swarm
August 31st Plug One.1 (Fusion Rifle)
September 7th The Comedian (Shotgun), Uzume RR4 (Sniper Rifle)
September 14th The Swarm, Palindrome
September 21st The Comedian, Shadow Price
September 28th Hung Jury, Hothead
October 5th Plug One.1, Uzume RR4
October 12th Palindrome, The Swarm
October 19th The Comedian, Shadow Price
October 26th Hung Jury, Hothead
November 2nd Plug One.1, Uzume
November 9th Palindrome, The Swarm
November 16th The Comedian, Shadow Price
November 23rd Hung Jury, Hothead
November 30th Plug One.1, Uzume RR4
December 7th Palindrome, The Swarm
December 14th The Comedian, Shadow Price
December 21st Hung Jury, Hothead
December 28th Plug One.1, Uzume RR4

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.

  • Adept: Rare
  • Hero: Uncommon
  • Legend: Common
  • Master: Common

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 that bit 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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