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 September 13, 2023.
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. Each week players will be able to farm Nightfalls in a bid to get a god roll of one of the following weapons.
|Nightfall weapon rotation schedule|
|August 22, 2023||Loaded Question||The Lightblade|
|August 29, 2023||BrayTech Osprey||Heist Battleground: Moon|
|September 5, 2023||Buzzard||The Scarlet Keep|
|September 12, 2023||Warden's Law||Heist Battlegrounds: Europa|
|September 19, 2023||The Swarm||The Devil's Lair|
|September 26, 2023||Pre Astyanax IV||Heist Battlegrounds: Mars|
|October 3, 2023||Loaded Question||The Lightblade|
|October 10, 2023||BrayTech Osprey||Heist Battleground: Moon|
|October 17, 2023||Buzzard||The Scarlet Keep|
|October 24, 2023||Warden's Law||Heist Battlegrounds: Europa|
|October 31, 2023||The Swarm||The Devil's Lair|
|November 7, 2023||Pre Astyanax IV||Heist Battlegrounds: Mars|
|November 14, 2023||Loaded Question||The Lightblade|
|November 21, 2023||BrayTech Osprey||Heist Battleground: Moon|
|November 28, 2023||Buzzard||The Scarlet Keep|
The following table shows the history of which weapons were available during each season. Note that while Season of the Worthy introduced the Conqueror title for unlock via Grandmaster Nightfalls, it wasn't until Season of the Chosen that Nightfalls received exclusive rewards.
|Nightfall weapon history|
|Season of the Witch||Loaded Question||BrayTech Osprey||Buzzard||Warden's Law||The Swarm||Pre Astyanax IV|
|Season of the Deep||Hung Jury SR4||BrayTech Osprey||Wendigo GL3||Loaded Question||Bluzzard||The Swarm|
|Season of Defiance||Hung Jury SR4||Mindbender's Ambition||Wendigo GL3||The Militia's Birthright||Buzzard||The Swarm|
|Season of the Seraph||Hung Jury SR4||Mindbender's Ambition||Wendigo GL3||The Militia's Birthright||D.F.A||Horror's Least|
|Season of Plunder||Silicon Neuroma||Mindbender's Ambition||Duty Bound||The Militia's Birthright||D.F.A||Horror's Least|
|Season of the Haunted||Silicon Neuroma||Plug One.1||Duty Bound||The Hothead||D.F.A||Horror's Least|
|Season of the Risen||Silicon Neuroma||Plug One.1||Duty Bound||The Hothead||The Comedia||Palindrome|
|Season of the Lost||Shadow Price/The Comedian||Hung Jury SR4/The Hothead||Uzume RR4/Plug One.1||The Palindrome/The Swarm|
|Season of the Splicer||Plug One.1||Hung Dury SR4||Uzume RR4|
|Season of the Chosen||Shadow Price||Palindrome||The Swarm|
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.
- Hero: Uncommon
- Legend: Common
- Master: Common
- Grandmaster: Guaranteed
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.