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 4, 2022, at 3:22 p.m. EDT. It should now be accurate through the end of the Season of Plunder.
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 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:
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
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 1|
|July 26, 2022||Horror's Least / Horror's Least (Adept)|
|August 2, 2022||The Hothead / The Hothead (Adept)|
|August 9, 2022||Plug One.1 / Plug One.1 (Adept)|
|August 16, 2022||Silicon Neuroma / Silicon Neuroma (Adept)|
|August 23, 2022||D.F.A.|
|August 30, 2022||Mindbender's Ambition|
|September 6, 2022||Duty Bound|
|September 13, 2022||The Militia's Birthright|
|September 20, 2022||Horror's Least|
|September 27, 2022||Silicon Neuroma|
|October 4, 2022||D.F.A. / D.F.A. (Adept)|
|October 11, 2022||Mindbender's Ambition / Mindbender's Ambition (Adept)|
|October 18, 2022||Duty Bound / Duty Bound (Adept)|
|October 25, 2022||The Militia's Birthright / The Militia's Birthright (Adept)|
|November 1, 2022||Horror's Least / Horror's Least (Adept)|
|November 8, 2022||Silicon Neuroma / Silicon Neuroma (Adept)|
|November 15, 2022||D.F.A. / D.F.A. (Adept)|
|November 22, 2022||Mindbender's Ambition / Mindbender's Ambition (Adept)|
|November 29, 2022||Duty Bound / Duty Bound (Adept)|
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 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.