Nightwave Weeklies: Series 1, Week 5

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Welcome back, Dreamers!

The Nightwave weekly bounties change every Sunday at 12 midnight GMT (or Monday morning, if that’s your preference), so keep your eyes out every week after that time for our weekly update – letting you know the activities you’ll need to complete for the week (note this will not include daily challenges, of course).

This Week's Bounties

The following challenges are in place until Midnight Sunday 31 March/Monday 1 April (we’ve been advised that the Defense Elite challenge has been replaced by another, per the update below):

  • Find all Caches in 3 Sabotage missions
  • Catch 6 Rare Fish in the Plains of Eidolon
  • Complete 5 Scans for Cephalon Simaris
  • Complete 1 Sortie
  • Complete 3 Nightmare missions of any type
  • Complete 10 Syndicate missions
  • Complete 3 waves of Sanctuary Onslaught
  • Win 3 wagers in a row without letting the enemy score in one match of The Index (Elite)
  • Complete a Defense mission reaching at least wave 40, while playing with a friend or clanmate (Elite)
  • Kill 3 Silver Grove Specters (Elite)
  • UPDATE: Kill 100 Eximus (Elite)

Some Tips

Find all Caches in 3 Sabotage missions: This isn’t a difficult challenge, but it’s definitely time consuming. Sometimes you just can’t find those damned caches. I wouldn’t recommend trying to double up with “Kill XX enemies” challenges as you just want to look for caches, but you can possibly knock these out at the same time as doing Syndicate missions or Invasions.

Catch 6 Rare Fish in the Plains of Eidolon: This requires players to catch the rarer baited fish, including: Karkina, Murkray, Norg, Cuthol, Glappid (does NOT include Sharrac). Whichever you have the bait for should suffice, but do note when and where that fish may be available. Keep in mind you can do this with friends that have the bait – you don’t HAVE to have the bait yourself!

Complete 5 Scans for Cephalon Simaris: Keep in mind that you will need to have a target assigned by Cephalon Simaris, so go see him at any relay first. Hopefully he’ll give you a common target. You can quite easily combine this with most other mission types, depending on the target you have, so ensure you have your scanners equipped.

Complete 1 Sortie: Sadly, this locks out players that are yet to complete The War Within, but it’s not terribly difficult.

Complete 3 Nightmare missions of any type: Did you forget about Nightmare missions? I know I did. But this isn’t too hard – just find a mission you’re happy to do and smash it out. Depending on how well equipped you are, it shouldn’t be difficult, but you possibly want to be careful to double dip on things if you are struggling.

Complete 10 Syndicate missions: Nice and easy – you can knock out a bunch of passive challenges as well while doing these, as well as possibly some less passive ones, such as Simaris scans and so on.
Complete 3 waves of Sanctuary Onslaught: Not difficult, and unlocked fairly early in the Star Chart, so this is accessible to most players. All you need to do is survive long enough to last 3 waves – advanced players can do this solo, newer players should enter in public or with friends. And yes, you can knock out some passive kill challenges at the same time!

Win 3 wagers in a row without letting the enemy score in one match of The Index: You’ll want to do this with friends, and to avoid frustration and embarrassment, perhaps stick to low risk investment. It won’t be too hard to win three rounds without the enemy scoring, but maybe keep someone near their bank just to make sure nothing slips through… Best not to double up here, and just focus on getting those wins

Complete a Defense mission reaching at least wave 40, while playing with a friend or clanmate: not too hard, you just have to last a long time. That many waves is going to be at least an hour, so buckle in – and remember, all you need to do is survive, so you should be fine with a good group. You can smash out a bunch of other passive challenges as well, so make sure you bring the right weapons to get multiple jobs done (if they are on the menu for that day/week).

Kill 3 Silver Grove Specters: this is a bit of a pain. Not because the Specters are hard, but because you actively need to seek out the Silver Grove! And not only that – you will need to have prepared your Apothics – so this means that only players that have completed Titania’s Quest (The Silver Grove) will be able to do this one… AND on top of that, it will take up a bunch of time and you won’t really be able to knock out other challenges while doing so… Good luck!

Kill 100 Eximus (Elite): This one can actually be completed somewhat passively, as long as you are doing higher level missions. You’re likely to run into Eximus in Sanctuary Onslaught, Sorties, and later in endless missions, so this won’t be too hard to knock out during the week. If you’rew struggling towards the end, a few rounds of Sanctuary Onslaught should get you up to speed.

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2 thoughts on “Nightwave Weeklies: Series 1, Week 5

  1. Mark Harrison says:

    Caches don’t appear on syndicate missions.
    You can combine the silver grove with cache searching if you pick the earth sabotage.

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