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 January 6, 2022.
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:
- Shadow Price
- 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
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|
|January 4th||Palindrome, The Swarm|
|January 11th||The Comedian, Shadowprice|
|January 18th||Hung Jury, Hothead|
|January 25th||Plug One.1, Uzume|
|February 1st||Palindrome, The Swarm|
|February 8th||The Comedian, Shadowprice|
|February 15th||Hung Jury, Hothead|
|Fabruary 22nd||The Witch Queen launches|
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.