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The Prestige

Complete a Nightfall strike on Grandmaster difficulty.

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Update: During Season of the Splicer, the Grandmaster Nightfall difficulty will be available on June 22nd.


During a season of Destiny 2, there will be 6 total Grandmaster Strikes available. Normally these strikes will cycle each week; but towards the end of the season all 6 will be available giving you the option of which strike you wish to attempt.

Grandmasters, in addition to Legend & Master difficulty, do not have matchmakinng enabled so you will be required to find a fireteam of three. Unlike the other Nightfall difficulties, Grandmaster gives your fireteam a pool of lives that is shared. If your fireteam loses all lives or all three of you are dead then you will be sent back to orbit, requiring you to start the nightfall from the beginning. However, your team can earn additional lives by killing what is called a Champion.

Champions are present in the Nightfall Ordeal difficulties of Hero all the way to Grandmaster. They are a type of enemy that requires a specific mod to combat them.

The mods are as followed
Barrier: A mod that pierces barrier of a champion which will stun it. After receiving a certain amount of damage, Barrier Champions will erect a barrier that will make them immune to damage unless you use a barrier mod to destroy their barrier.

Stagger: This mod will produce a stagger-like mechanic after you ADS for a few seconds. This is used on Unstoppable Champions that have an aggressive behavior when compared to other enemies. Once staggered, the champion will be unable to move for a few seconds and will more vulnerable to damage.

Disruption: This mod is used on champions that have an erratic behavior known as Overload Champions. These champions are similar in behavior to the Unstoppable in that they will be very aggressive. Some will move faster while others will attack faster. These are by far the more aggravating of the champion types.

One thing to keep in mind is that the mods needed to combat champions can be acquired from the seasonal artifact. In addition, there are some exotics that will have an anti-champion mod intrinsically.
Star1ord89So we knock it out with 1:30 left but the achievement didn't unlock.... any idea why?!?!

Update: The fix is easy and same as to original Destiny, you'll have to use Switch profile option.

Go to games Menu -> Settings and choose Log out -> Switch Profile, you'll be logged out of the game.
Once at Main menu screen start the game again and choose your Profile and then your Guardian, your achievements will be unlocked at this point and acknowledgement for same should pop up on your screen..
Posted by Star1ord89 on 28 Sep 17 at 03:39
C3LLDW3LLERCan you do this at 297 level?
Posted by C3LLDW3LLER on 28 Sep 17 at 23:06
Epilepsy SucksI was the only one at 300+, if you're close to 300 you should be fine. As long as your other two fireteam members are 295+ you'll be golden.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 29 Sep 17 at 04:05
StephenM 84Yes I helped my brother finish it today and his light was 283
Posted by StephenM 84 on 01 Oct 17 at 00:29
C3LLDW3LLERCouldn’t do this with a 297 and 305. Tried six times. Can anyone help tonight after 9pm?
Posted by C3LLDW3LLER on 02 Oct 17 at 16:25
Epilepsy SucksI would, but my fireteam is going to try and finish the raid tonight.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 02 Oct 17 at 20:27
l ROMANO lThe description say complete the raid or a prestige nightfall. I completed the raid and this achievement didn't unlock, and I did the switch profile method and still didn't pop. Thoughts?
Posted by l ROMANO l on 06 Oct 17 at 01:42
The SCHWARTZ 00The raid has to be on prestige difficulty as well for it to count.
Posted by The SCHWARTZ 00 on 06 Oct 17 at 11:51
Epilepsy SucksYes. The raid will need to be on prestige for it to count. So just to save everyone time and headache I wrote this guide because the Nightfall will be faster and require less people. It will also have the amplifiers which will actually make it easier.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 06 Oct 17 at 15:00
Phil the BearTactic we used for Pyramidion.

Hunter Nightstalker - can vanish and hack the 4 consoles easy. And the multi arrow super for the final phase of boss

2 Titan Strikers with double grenades.

When boss is in final phase and spawns to middle, everyone should have a super. Hunter instantly nails him multiple times as he spawns in the middle with the tether, both strikers pop supers and hit him when he’s tethered.

Boss had about half health and was left with a slither when we were done. Granted we all then died, but wait your 30 seconds, respawn at the same time, hurl grenades and rockets and it’s done.

We got to the boss with about 6m 45s and finished with 1m 2s left.

Also for room with 3 circles to stand in near the end. Don’t go in them. Clear all ads. Then all 3 of you take one each at same time. When done run to the force field, have the hunter make you all invisible and then run through.
Posted by Phil the Bear on 20 Oct 17 at 00:05
CursedThis week's is pretty easy. Did it with a 300 striker, 302 storm caller, and 296 void Walker. Just clear out the adds at the first two sets of rings and have someone spring through the drill part while the other two try and get rings. We had 6:25 left when the boss spawned in and had a little under 2 minutes left at the end.
Posted by Cursed on 10 Nov 17 at 06:24
The easiest one to do legit is Pyramidion with Torrent and Zero Hour(as the guide suggests).
The easiest one to do at all is Savathun's Song with Anomalies, as there is a bug that allows you to max out the timer
Posted on 29 Nov 17 at 11:40
a banned flaskJust a heads up this is prob currently unobtainable . They released a paid DLC on Dec 5 that upped the power level of all prestige modes to 330. You cant actually hit that level unless you own the DLC.
Posted by a banned flask on 07 Dec 17 at 18:03
Epilepsy SucksI heard so it'll be partially unob. I don't remember them doing this with a lot of their content in D1, but I do remember them screwing people in year 3 that didn't have RoI.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 07 Dec 17 at 21:57
HollabackGamingDespite the anger around this situation, this week's Bungie weekly blog post doesn't really address the matter. It does state, "We are aware that there are some Destiny 2 Trophies and Achievements that have become unavailable to players who have not purchased Curse of Osiris. We are committed to fixing this issue, and are currently investigating a solution. Please stay tuned for more updates on this topic as progress is made."
Posted by HollabackGaming on 08 Dec 17 at 17:37
Epilepsy SucksIt sounds exactly like they are. But there stance on any game issue is to make it sound ambiguous.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 08 Dec 17 at 21:20
a banned flaskThere was a blog post tonight. They are making changes this week to lower the raid back down. No news on prestige nightfall for now but the prestige raid will be lowered back to 300 light and the achievement it sounds like will be changed to complete a prestige raid.
Posted by a banned flask on 12 Dec 17 at 01:15
British LegendsAhhhh! Just completed the Nightfall on Prestige to find the achievement didn't unlock. Checked this solution and it's confirms it cry
Posted by British Legends on 19 Dec 17 at 21:48
BlackRain228...
Posted by BlackRain228 on 09 Feb 18 at 01:35
VCS 2600 AtariI'm new to the game and haven't tried the Raid yet. Did anyone confirm that Night Strike is no longer part of this achievement? On my console it just says raid and not "or Night Strike".
Posted by VCS 2600 Atari on 23 Mar 18 at 15:27
BlackRain228Yes after the last dlc update the prestige strike will no longer get you the prestige achievement. Bastards!
Posted by BlackRain228 on 23 Mar 18 at 15:45
VCS 2600 AtariThat bites. Thanks BlackRain.
Posted by VCS 2600 Atari on 23 Mar 18 at 17:15
Zeta SighDo you just have to kill calus on prestige for the achievement? Or do the whole raid on prestige?
Posted by Zeta Sigh on 14 Apr 18 at 18:58
BlackRain228Had a friend hop in at the end of the normal raid to get the achievement so it will probably work for prestige to.
Posted by BlackRain228 on 14 Apr 18 at 20:26
Unky KyCan you elaborate BlackRainAR556?
Posted by Unky Ky on 23 May 18 at 04:21
BlackRain228What is there to elaborate? Kill calus at the end and get the achievement. He didn’t have to start the raid from the beginning
Posted by BlackRain228 on 23 May 18 at 04:30
Unky KyAh okay. Thanks.
Posted by Unky Ky on 23 May 18 at 04:51
Atreyuif anyone has a squad that could help me with this it would be appreciated, thanks!
Posted by Atreyu on 26 May 18 at 21:01
Unky KyI'd be interested if someone put together a session.
Posted by Unky Ky on 27 May 18 at 07:15
Unky KyIs it possible for me to get my light level past a 305 without the DLC?
Posted by Unky Ky on 01 Jun 18 at 21:37
Moldy Tacos5000Wrong, as long as you're above 300 you're fine for prestige. Can't go past 305 without the DLC.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/7jwool/prel...
Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 02 Jun 18 at 16:35
Unky KyWell I'm only a 303 and I tried to look for a group to get people to join me for the prestige leviathan and of course no one was interested due to my level. Which sucks because I do not want to pay for the DLC. I just want to do the leviathan prestige. Bummer.
Posted by Unky Ky on 02 Jun 18 at 21:22
Moldy Tacos5000I just finished as 304 today, you need to find people that understand there's no benefit, which is rare.
Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 02 Jun 18 at 23:12
Epilepsy SucksGoes to show how much I know about the game.
Posted by Epilepsy Sucks on 03 Jun 18 at 05:14
Unky KyWho did you finish with moldy? How did you find the people to play with?
Posted by Unky Ky on 03 Jun 18 at 13:16
WoooItsJaakeWho wants to do this? My light is 340,I also have two friends are willing to do this
Posted by WoooItsJaake on 13 Sep 18 at 16:59
LizardKingv666Just for info: Jumped into Calus on prestige with a group today and got both achievements. I never completed dogs on prestige, just Bath and Gauntlet.
Posted by LizardKingv666 on 20 Jan 19 at 13:18
REGIX 117Just finish it today and do the switch profile and nothing! What the ...
Posted by REGIX 117 on 12 Mar 19 at 05:04
VCS 2600 AtariAnyone know with DLC's out what the light level cap is to do this now. Just trying to figure out how to make this a easier grind.
Posted by VCS 2600 Atari on 06 Jun 19 at 19:59
MrFunkoPop996Anyone willing to give me a hand with this. I have never done the Raid before since I joined the game late, but would be nice to complete the raid and get the achievements, Mr GT is MrFunkoPop996
Posted by MrFunkoPop996 on 01 Feb 20 at 14:46
HisFlynessSTU2As of 4/11/20, use Rat King and Coldheart to melt most enemies and bosses.
Posted by HisFlynessSTU2 on 12 Apr 20 at 04:52
RhyoliticJust out of curiosity, but is there anyone on PS4 (or is there cross platform play? Been a minute since I've played this game.) that can help me get this?
Posted by Rhyolitic on 10 Jun 20 at 16:31
ThisIsPrfctI'm guessing this is easier now? I'm thinking about completing this game achievements before they dissapear.
Posted by ThisIsPrfct on 10 Jun 20 at 18:25
MattyHustedUkcan anyone carry me through this GT:MattyHustedUk
Posted by MattyHustedUk on 20 Jun 20 at 07:21
MFC06I've got a buddy that he and I need this if anyone wants to sherpa
GT: MFC06
Posted by MFC06 on 27 Jun 20 at 13:59
Wookiee HairemFinally finished my first prestige raid and it did not pop. Lame.
Posted by Wookiee Hairem on 15 Jul 20 at 11:18
BlakManDanNeed some help with this please
Posted by BlakManDan on 31 Jul 20 at 09:43
EIvisMy gt is: Wovzi if anyone is interesting in doing it
Posted by EIvis on 23 Aug 20 at 16:46
Jondonkey tCIve got 3 people, OG D1 players but are now new light players, who are looking to do this before its vaulted, msg me if you want to do it or can help and we can organise a time, cheers :).
Posted by Jondonkey tC on 15 Sep 20 at 12:23
teknomusikI need this one if anyone has a free spot, I'd like to get it before it's put in the vault.
Posted by teknomusik on 13 Oct 20 at 13:43
keoskeyMy gamertag is keoskey never rilly mess with the raids but want to get the achievements out of the way.
Posted by keoskey on 26 Oct 20 at 22:50
xSpackmanHaven’t played destiny 2 in a hot minute but looking to get this done before it’s unobtainable. Gt is same as here, message if you have an open spot!(:
Posted by xSpackman on 07 Nov 20 at 15:06
TechTheoryIt looks like they changed the description of the achievement to “Complete A Nightfall strike on Grandmaster difficulty.” And for ‘Belly Of The Beast’ it’s now “Complete a Nightfall strike on Master difficulty.”. So thankfully it’s not unobtainable.
Posted by TechTheory on 10 Nov 20 at 06:24
Homunculus Furyyou can only have 3 in a strike correct?
Posted by Homunculus Fury on 11 Nov 20 at 23:42
DEDLY CUKEHomunculus Fury, that's correct.
Posted by DEDLY CUKE on 13 Nov 20 at 03:30
A Swanky LemonIf anyone wants to squad up and get this this season, feel free to message me
Posted by A Swanky Lemon on 01 Dec 20 at 16:36
DarkDan88Eriana's Vow is available in the Exotics Kiosk. So, if you have an Exotic Cipher, and the materials to afford buying it, I would recommend getting Eriana's Vow, as it has Anti-Barrier built in. Alternatively, the new exotic sword, The Lament, also has Anti-Barrier built in, but, since it is a sword, this is much riskier.
Posted by DarkDan88 on 09 Dec 20 at 03:56
Eclipse GXYou need a certain level of light to play nightfall strike on Grandmaster difficulty. In this season that required level is 1275, 1260 base level + 15 artifact level. Moreover, you need help of two people/friends at the same level or higher, and it wouldn't be easy because enemies are at 1300 light level. One more thing, there is a limited time. At the end of the season power light will be increase (grandmaster too) so you would need to repeat that insane hardwork (leveling up) to face these strikes.

A really really really time consuming and insane achievement. Thanks Bungie.
Posted by Eclipse GX on 24 Dec 20 at 11:56
Homunculus FuryThe nightfall strikes change each week. (Reset on Tuesday) lake of shadows would be a "easier" strike. To look out for. The one last week wouldn't have been to bad. I forget the name but it's on the moon.
Posted by Homunculus Fury on 25 Dec 20 at 11:38
AP 8T8Scarlet Keep wouldn't be so bad laugh Easiest one this season is Exodus Crash but you'll still need top tier exotics and end game builds to get through it. Lake of Shadows is not in this season's rotation but i'd recommend waiting until next season in hope that they add it to the NF cycle. By far the easiest GM. Anyone who waited until after Leviathan was vaulted to start the game made a big mistake. Levi Prestige was so much easier than even Lake of Shadows. Didn't have to grind for levels, gear or anything. Just learn the mechanics then LFG on XBL, lots of experienced groups were running it daily last season.
Posted by AP 8T8 on 04 Jan at 00:53
DylanfillioJust did my first grandmaster last night but apparently this achievement is now bugged cuz it didn’t unlock for me
Posted by Dylanfillio on 20 Mar at 19:38
AP 8T8Did you try switching profile in the settings menu? That usually forces achievements to unlock in Destiny. Also this weeks NF is definitely an easy one to do if you just want the achievement. 2 Titans with Ursa Furiosa gauntlets rotating supers makes it trivial. I played Revenant hunter this week, lots of orbs from Ursa, constantly had a super going for ad control.
Posted by AP 8T8 on 20 Mar at 19:53