With the start of a new Iron Banner week, more story content in Season of Defiance, and plenty of raiding to do, there’s no shortage of content to dive into with Destiny 2 currently. For those of you looking to mix the business of Bright Dust farming with the pleasure of banishing Nezarec, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from the Week 4 Seasonal Challenges.
To get the final three upgrades for the War Table, you’re going to want to start the latest chapter of We Stand Unbroken, get your favorite Energy weapon out, and save up Defiant Engrams. Wreck the Cabal using a weapon in that slot, decode Defiant Engrams, and unravel more of the story to have a full set of War Table upgrades.
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For more Challenger XP and Bright Dust, you’re going to want to do some target practice with a precision weapon, spend some time in the PvP mode Momentum Control, and test yourself with a run through a Nightfall strike on Hero difficulty or higher. There are a few prizes that’ll likely be unlocked for you when to boot up Destiny 2, so if you’ve been investing in your seasonal artifact, it’s time to reap the rewards.
Lastly, it’s time to heed Drifter’s sage advice as you head into Gambit. Bring a sword! Or a glaive, but just remember to use the sharp and pointy end to deal some lethal damage in this activity. Get all of those tasks done, and you’ll have plenty of Bright Dust to spend in the Eververse store.
Week 4All That Matters
Complete Week 4 of the We Stand Unbroken quest.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPCunning Liberator
Defeat combatants in the Defiant Battlegrounds playlist using Energy weapons. Earn bonus progress if they also deal Void or Arc damage.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPFocused Defiance
Decode or focus Defiant Engrams at the War Table during Season of Defiance.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPStrandweaver
Complete “The Final Strand” quest. Also, rapidly defeat combatants throughout Neomuna. Bonus for sidearm final blows.
Challenger XPMod Collector
Unlock artifact mods.
Challenger XPBright DustMomentum Crash
Defeat Guardians in Momentum Control. Earn bonus progress with Zone Advantage.
Challenger XPBright DustRazor’s Edge
Defeat targets with swords, bows, and glaives in Gambit. Bonus progress for defeating Guardians.
Challenger XPBright DustDarkest Nightfall
Complete any Nightfall strike on Hero difficulty or higher.
Challenger XPBright DustPrecision Calibration
Calibrate marksman weapons–scout rifles, sniper rifles, and linear fusion rifles–by landing precision final blows. Bonus progress against Guardians.
Challenger XPBright DustWeek 1Righteous Defiance, Awaken, Queensguard, and Legion’s Bounty are the challenges you’ll want to grab first, which largely focus on the new Defiant Battlegrounds seasonal activity and the first week’s story mission.
The rest of this week’s challenges are designed to help break in the new Lightfall experience, as you’ll easily earn Challenger XP and Bright Dust by exploring Neomuna. Equip pulse rifles, bows, and trace rifles to your Guardian, experience everything that the new location has to offer through its lost sectors, patrols, and events, and you’ll be leveling up very quickly this week.
For Anti-Cabal Sweep, the best strikes to run include The Arms Dealer, The Insight Terminus, and Proving Grounds, as these activities are full of space-rhino enemies. On the PvP side, Rift is in play and spending some time in that mode will also earn you some XP and Bright Dust. This is usually a time-limited event, so you’ll want to play while you can or you’ll be waiting weeks for it to cycle back into the playlist.
Complete Defiant Battleground: EDZ.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPAwaken, Queensguard
Complete Week 1 of the We Stand Unbroken quest.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPSilver Lining
Reach Rank 12 with Nimbus in Neomuna.
Challenger XPLegion’s Bounty
Spend a Defiant Key to earn bonus rewards at the end of a Defiant Battlegrounds playlist activity. Defiant Keys can be earned by completing Lightfall campaign missions, Terminal Overload in Neomuna, raids, Vanguard Ops playlist activities, Gambit matches, and Crucible matches.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPKeycard-Operated
Use keys to unlock Terminal Overload key chests in Neomuna. After completing the quest Stargazer, Terminal Overload keys can be earned in Neomuna by completing public events, looting chests, and completing patrols.
Challenger XPNeptune Activities
In Neomuna, complete bounties, patrols, lost sectors, and public events.
Challenger XPBright DustTaking All Challenges
Complete weekly playlist challenges.
Challenger XPBright DustAnti-Cabal Sweep
Defeat Cabal combatants in Vanguard playlists or strikes. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.
Challenger XPBright DustSpark Defender
Score points in Rift. Bonus progress is awarded for igniting the rift.
Challenger XPBright DustDeadly Horizons
Calibrate long-range weapons–pulse rifles, bows, and trace rifles–in Neomuna. Bonus progress awarded in lost sectors.
Challenger XPBright DustWeek 2This week there are two War Table upgrades to collect. The first one can be obtained by completing the latest chapter in the We Stand Unbroken quest, and if you have your Queensguard armor equipped, you’ll get your second upgrade pretty quickly by generating Favors in seasonal activities.
For your weapons, you’ll want to load up on close-range options. Sidearms, swords, glaives, shotguns, and submachine guns can be used to complete an objective this week, and if you use them in the Cosmodrome, you’ll double up on the rewards earned. If you’re feeling brave, tackling a lost sector on legend difficulty will net you more Challenger XP and Bright Dust, and taking on the Hive in playlist activities is another seasonal objective that can easily be done. Birthplace of the Vile, the Lightblade, and the Disgraced are good strikes for farming regular and tougher Hive.
Over on Neomuna, some prizes are waiting to be earned if you can find several action figures, and in PvP, Mayhem is back on the menu. Flex those new Strand Supers of yours, and you’ll get through this objective in a few rounds.
Against The Shadows
Complete Week 2 of the We Stand Unbroken quest.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPFavored Liberator
Generate Favors in Seasonal Activities.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPRohan’s Legacy
Complete the quest Unfinished Business. Also, Defeat targets throughout Neomuna with precision final blows. Bonus progress awarded for using machine guns.
Challenger XPThe Full Set
In Neomuna, collect and place four action figures.
Challenger XPCosmodrome Activities
In the Cosmodrome, earn progress by completing bounties, patrols, public events, and lost sectors.
Challenger XPBright DustLost in the Legend
Complete a lost sector on Legend or higher.
Challenger XPBright DustFlourish of Power
Defeat Guardians in the Mayhem playlist with Super Abilities.
Challenger XPBright DustBank, Kill, Repeat
Earn points by banking Motes, defeating Blockers, and defeating Guardians in Gambit.
Challenger XPBright DustHive Slayer
Defeat Hive combatants in Vanguard playlists or strikes. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.
Challenger XPBright DustClose-Range Calibration
Calibrate close-range weapons–sidearms, submachine guns, shotguns, glaives, and swords–in the Cosmodrome. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating combatants.
Challenger XPBright DustWeek 3It’s the third week of Destiny 2’s Lightfall expansion and Season of Defiance, hot off the heels of a successful raid launch that saw record numbers of players take on Nezarec. For this week, there are three War Table upgrades to earn.
As usual, you can complete the latest chapter of the We Stand Unbroken quest to get one of those rare resources, equip your Strand subclass and hit up Defiant Battlegrounds for another upgrade, and score a hat trick by wielding one of the fancy Awoken weapons available during this season. Check that you have the right loadout, keep an eye out for enemies as you take on the Shadow Legion, and you should be able to get all three War Table upgrades within a few runs of Defiant Battlegrounds.
For Bright Dust and Challenger XP, there’s plenty more to do. Head on down to the EDZ, work your way through lost sectors, and check that you have mid-range weapons equipped to earn more rewards. If you’re planning to be social, don’t forget to hand out commendations, and head into Gambit to teach the Taken a lesson or two.
The Longest Path
Complete Week 3 of the We Stand Unbroken quest.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPBane of the Shadow Legion
Use abilities to defeat combatants in the Defiant Battlegrounds playlist. Defeating combatants with the Strand subclass will grant bonus progress.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPDefiantly Defeated
Defeat combatants with Season of Defiance weapons. These are Perpetualis, Prodigal Return, Regnant, and Caretaker.
War Table upgradeChallenger XPUprooted Nightmare
Complete each encounter–Cataclysm, Scission, Macrocosm, and Nezarec fight–in the Root of Nightmares raid.
Challenger XPEDZ Activities
In the EDZ, earn progress by completing bounties, patrols, public events, and lost sectors.
Challenger XPBright DustCommendation Appreciation
Earn progress for giving commendations in Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit activities.
Challenger XPBright DustIron Sharpens Iron
Complete Iron Banner matches. Earn bonus progress for wins.
Challenger XPBright DustPrimeval Entourage
Defeat Taken in Gambit. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.
Challenger XPBright DustUltimate Champion
Defeat Champions in any Nightfall strike on Hero difficulty or higher. Earn bonus progress at higher tiers.
Challenger XPBright DustMid-Range Calibration
Calibrate mid-range weapons–hand cannons, auto rifles, glaives, fusion rifles, and machine guns–in the EDZ. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating combatants.
Challenger XPBright Dust
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