The only real “weekly” storytelling going on right now is in Glykon, and this week’s lore entry shows us the moment Calus’ plan to commune with the Darkness.
Something weird has happened where this week’s Nightfall is once again Proving Grounds, which has bucked the usual rotation and thrown people back into what is definitely the hardest GM Nightfall of this season, if not all the seasons, with one or two exceptions.
This may have something to do with a recent policy shift Bungie made allowing free players to do the Proving Grounds Nightfall even if they did not own the season, a reversal of a decision they initially made which upset some people. But if you were planning on farming the Nightfall this week for loot, this…may throw a wrench in those plans. Pretty soon all the Nightfalls will be live so rotation won’t really matter, but it was odd to see regardless.
This week is the final Iron Banner of the season, and I’m probably going to save all my Iron Banner motivation for next season, given that there are four new weapons in Iron Banner, two of them truly new, arriving in the game for the first time since I don’t even know, Point of the Stag? And that wasn’t even one you farmed for. Armor is still “several seasons away” so it’s likely going to be over two years until we get new Iron Banner armor, if I had to guess. Just make the old ornaments its own set! I still don’t have those! Gah.
Anyway, there is not a ton to do this week other than play catch-up. And catch-up is not as important as it used to be, given that seasonal content is no longer going away when the season ends, so there’s plenty of time. For me, it’s back to Outriders for now, which is fine!