Nightwave Weeklies: Series 3, Week 17

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).

Much love to Wrathoc.

This Week's Bounties

The following challenges are in place until Midnight Sunday 6 July/Monday 7 September:

  • While Piloting a Hijacked Crewship, Destroy 3 Enemy Fighters
  • Complete 3 Different K-Drive Races in the Orb Vallis
  • Complete 8 Zone of Sanctuary Onslaught
  • Unlock 3 Relics
  • Unlock 4 Orokin Derelict Vaults
  • Defeat the Ropalolyst
  • Kill the Exploiter Orb

Some Tips

While Piloting a Hijacked Crewship, Destroy 3 Enemy Fighters: This challenge is frustrating. Not because it’s all that difficult, but mostly because it’s not necessarily that accessible for newer players. Not only do you need to have either an Archwing that won’t explode once you leave the ship OR the Intrinsic that allows you to torpedo to a Crewship, but you ALSO need to be levelled enough to hijack the ship. Lower MR players should probably stick to Earth Proxima for this one, but that’s the premise – hijack a crewship and shoot down enemy fighters. Easy for higher MR players, though.

Complete 3 Different K-Drive Races in the Orb Vallis: Not so hard, provided you’ve unlocked Fortuna. Head into the Orb Vallis (perhaps go in Solo if you have no other Acts this can be perfromed alongside). If you equip your K-Drive and open your map, the Race locations willbe marked. Note there are only 5 per day, which refresh Daily, but you only need to do 3, so it won’t take too long. Can work nicely with fishing, mining, or bounties Acts on the Orb Vallis.

Complete 8 Zone 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 8 waves – advanced players can probably 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! Not only that – you can do this in chunks (i.e., it doesn’t have to be 8 waves in one session).

Unlock 3 Relics: Crack three relics? Seriously? Definitely double this up with a “Complete 3 [mission type] missions if you can, and don’t forget to do it in public so you have a better chance at some good Prime drops!

Unlock 4 Orokin Derelict Vaults: This is accessible to all players now, as a results of the Derelict moving to Deimos, but lower MR players may struggle. Recommend lower players to go in with friends/clannies. Still, this can also be solo’d by higher level players, and is a great opportunity to collect some rare (and highly tradeable) mods.

Defeat the Ropalolyst: Glad this is an Elite Act, because it requires players to have completed the Chimera Prologue. That said, if you are able to take on the Ropalolyst, you’ll know that this is actually quite quick and easy (and kinda fun). Thanks DE!

Kill the Exploiter Orb: Still one of the most enjoyable bosses in the game. This one will take time, and for lower rank players, some friends, but like the Ropalolyst… not to difficult!

What's in the Store this week?


  • EMP Aura (Aura) – 20 Creds
  • Enemy Radar (Aura) – 20 Creds
  • Infested Impedance (Aura) – 20 Creds
  • Energy Siphon (Aura) – 20 Creds


  • Purging Slash (Excalibur) – 20 Creds


  • Ambush Optics (Rubico) – 20 Creds
  • Skull Shots (Viper) – 20 Creds


  • Vauban Chassis Blueprint – 25 Creds
  • Vauban Neuroptics Blueprint – 25 Creds
  • Vauban Systems Blueprint – 25 Creds


  • Plasma Sword Blueprint – 50 Creds


  • 5x Nitain Extract – 15 Creds
  • 1x Built Orokin Catalyst – 75 Creds
  • 1x Built Orokin Reactor – 75 Creds
  • 10,000x Kuva – 50 Creds
  • 1x Wolf Beacon – 50 Creds


  • Glassmaker Ornament – 40 Creds


  • Banshee Reverb Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Baruuk Meroe Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Ember Phoenix Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Equinox Solstice Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Frost Squall Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Gara Virago Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Hydroid Ketos Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Limbo Aristeas Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Loki Swindle Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Mesa Ovis Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Nidus Prion Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Nyx Menticide Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Titania Mab Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Trinity Aura Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Valkyr Bastet Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Valkyr Kara Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Volt Pulse Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Volt Storm Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Wukong Dasheng Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds
  • Zephyr Tengu Helmet Blueprint – 35 Creds


  • Karak Desert-Camo Skin Blueprint – 30 Creds
  • Plinx Shock-Camo Skin Blueprint – 30 Creds
  • Rubico Synoid Skin – 30 Creds
  • Tonkor Desert-Camo Skin Blueprint – 30 Creds
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