While Destiny 2’s Nightfall Strikes are supposed to be one of the hardest endgame experiences that players will face, some have found the encounters a little too challenging. Although the game says that 240 power level is recommended for a Nightfall Strike, very few players at that level will get through the encounter successfully.
Nightfall Strikes are not particularly hard on their own, but the addition of the timer for Destiny 2 has posed a challenge to some fireteams. In some cases, the strike is fairly easy, but in others, like this week’s for example, the timer and the strength of the enemies can leave high power level players stumped.
Of course, Destiny 2 players are once again found a way to circumnavigate the restrictions of this week’s Nightfall Strike to earn maximum time. For a lot of players, this “cheese” will not be necessary, but plenty might want to consider it. And those that attempt the Nightfall on Prestige Difficulty will find it a little too tempting to ignore.
Since this week’s time extension mechanic involves shooting blue anomalies to add time, players can use the loading zones to gain maximum time before starting the Nightfall Strike. Simply load into the first area, shoot the four anomalies for 2 extra minutes of time, head back to the patrol zone, then return and shoot the anomalies again.
For some reason, Bungie did not consider that players would load in and out of the no-respawn zone and therefore the developer made it so the anomalies continuously respawn. One has to imagine that the devs will eventually patch the game so that this exploit can’t be used on any Nightfall Strike, but for now it will help players get through the encounter easily.
Nightfall Strikes are likely to be a point of debate for Destiny 2 players, as they see what combinations of modifier and time extensions Bungie has cooked up. Outside of the rare bug in a Nightfall Strike, the challenge seems to be high enough that only skilled players can get through the Prestige Difficulty version, but there are times when the encounter feels a little unfair.
If nothing else, it would be nice for Bungie to give players a more realistic depiction of what they will experience in a Nightfall Strike, rather than open it up to power level 240 players and higher. Strike cheeses like this wouldn’t be as popular if the encounter felt possible at recommended levels, but as it stands even maxed out players can struggle.
Destiny 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version releases on October 24th.