When is the Destiny 2 weekly reset?

Destiny 2 weekly reset time
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The Destiny 2 weekly reset time is a date that every Guardian should have marked in their calendars. This is when the most lucrative activities in the game will be ready to be tackled once again, updates are implemented, and new quests go live. Plenty of activities in Bungie's space MMO can't be repeated more than once a week, so you should have the time everything resets memorised.

The Destiny 2 reset time is central to any fast-leveling strategy, but its worth keeping an eye out for the new content you can tackle, too. So, with that in mind, I'm going to break down the the time you need to know for each major region and the game modes you should be putting at the top of your list when it happens.

What time is the weekly reset in Destiny 2?

Below you'll find a list of the Destiny 2 reset times for each major time zone, so you can prepare yourself adequately to resume that grind, and hit cap. Bear in mind, however, that Bungie may well take Destiny 2 down for maintenance up to an hour before the normal reset time, especially for larger updates. 

Destiny 2's weekly reset happens at these times every Tuesday:

  • US Eastern: 1pm
  • US Western: 10am
  • British: 6pm
  • European: 7pm

Remember that Destiny 2's server resets are scheduled based on US Pacific time, including Daylight Savings vs Standard time. Currently, reset happens at 10am Pacific. After November 3rd, it will be at 9am Pacific time.

However, don't get the weekly changeover mixed up with the Destiny 2 daily reset, which happens an hour later (with today as an exception, as the daily reset didn't kick off at the expected time), refreshing Patrols, as well as Crucible and Strike challenges.

What activities are reset?

Now, back to the weekly stuff. To return to the grind most efficiently—and get the best loot as quickly as possible—start with Milestone events, or the missions that pop up on your map screen when you press E.

These Milestones are the activities to target when the clock strikes reset in your time zone: they can offer legendary, and even exotic, loot. With that in mind, these are the kinds of activities that will be reset, and what they are:

  • Nightfall: Thought Strikes were hard enough? Nightfalls increase the difficulty of a particular Strike with a range of nefarious modifiers
  • Flashpoint: Complete a Public Event in a specific location for rarer rewards
  • Clan XP: Continue to complete raids, Nightfalls, Crucible matches, and more with your clan for new rewards each week
  • Raid: Earn the game's best loot in its hardest missions all over again, as raid rewards are reset.
  • Gambit Powerful Bounty & Weekly Challenge: The PvPvE hybrid mode introduced with Forsaken remains a hit. Collect motes from AI enemies and bank them, if you can escape the opposing team's blockers.
  • Crucible Call to Arms Challenge: Destiny 2's PvP mode. Ruthlessly gun down player-controlled targets to get your rewards.

Other weekly resets include:

  • Dreaming City Powerful Rewards
  • Spider's Powerful Bounty
  • Eververse Bright Dust Selections

Of course, with each major launch and update, we can't be certain as to everything that will reset on any given week. Newer features such as Vex Offensive and Trial may well see reward resets, for instance. So stick to our Destiny 2 hub at PC Gamer for all the latest weekly reset updates and get ready to hurtle your way to unrivalled Power. 

Harry Shepherd

UK — After collecting and devouring piles of print gaming guides in his younger days, Harry has been creating 21st century versions for the past five years as Guides Writer at PCGamesN and Guides Editor at PC Gamer. He has also produced features, reviews, and even more guides for Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and Top Ten Reviews. He's been playing and picking apart PC games for over two decades, from hazy memories of what was probably a Snake knock-off on his first rig when he was seven to producing informative guides on football simulators, open-world role-playing games, and shooters today. So many by now he steadfastly refuses to convey information unless it’s in clickable online form.