Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol Schedule
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Destiny 2 Escalation Protocol Schedule

The Escalation Protocol is one of the new activities added to the game back in 2018’s new Warmind DLC. The Escalation Protocol comes with a new war expansion. However, given its difficulty level, the Escalation Protocol is not something you can jump right to. If you think you can beat Escalation Protocol by just putting in a few hours of matches, think again. 

How you beat the Escalation Protocol ultimately varies week to week. The Escalation Protocol is a series of 7 waves that you need to defeat to win the Escalation Protocol. With the seventh wave being the rotating boss phase, you will have five different bosses every week. 

Therefore, we have compiled a guide to help you complete this activity irrespective of the week. This article will walk you through everything you need to know about the Escalation Protocol, the 7 Waves, the Bosses in Destiny 2, and the complete Escalation Protocol Schedule.

What Is The Escalation Protocol In Destiny 2?

Despite knowing all the strategies and having the right weapons in your corner, the Escalation Protocol is a fairly challenging event. One of the toughest activity in the game, the Escalation Protocol a summonable public event which takes place throughout Mars, in both BrayTech Futurescape and Glacial Drift Powers. Therein lies the towers that can be activated to spawn Hive waves for the Guardians to defeat. In simpler words, the Escalation Protocol is a wave defence similar to the Court Of Oryx, taking place in a public area.

You’ll need a fair amount of preparation and all the required level-ups to beat the Escalation Protocol. Have all of your guns, ammo and grenades ready for the escalation protocol. This activity comprises seven different waves, with each wave more challenging than it’s predecessor and a boss at the end of each level. The seventh and final wave will consist of 5 different bosses you need to beat to defeat the Escalation Protocol. However, the 7th phase is a rotating phase meaning that you will have five different phases every week.

How To Start Escalation Protocol In Destiny 2?

How To Start Escalation Protocol In Destiny 2?

The Escalation Protocol can only be activated by yourself after successfully completing the Main Campaign in Destiny 2. Once you are through with the primary campaign, you’ll be able to activate the Escalation Protocol. To start the Escalation Protocol, simply head to Mars and hunt for squarish Red metal panels on the ground. You can also use your Ghost to track these metal panels. When you spot a panel, simply walk towards it and interact with it, and the event will start automatically. 

Upon activating the panel, you can summon your friends or other players to participate in the event. Guardians present near you can also join the fight. Note that you’ll have to get through each wave within the given time limit, or else the event will end.

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The 7 Waves Of Destiny 2

The Escalation Protocol is nothing but a wave defence comprising seven different waves. Make sure you level up enough before you start the Escalation Protocol. All these seven waves will have a boss at the end, with each boss more challenging than before.

Waves 1-6 follow the same structure. Here is a general pattern the waves 1-6 follow

  • Level 1: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift
  • Level 2: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift + defeat the Hive Boss
  • Level 3: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift + defeat the Hive Boss
  • Level 4: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift + defeat the Hive Boss
  • Level 5: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift + defeat the Hive Boss
  • Level 6: Clear the hive within the given time + find and deactivate the Shadowdrift + defeat the Hive Boss

Level 7 will have you battling 5 different bosses (witches, ogres, shriekers, acolytes). You’ll need to level-up and reach the game’s overall level cap to get through this level. 

Bosses Present In Escalation Protocol

Bosses Present In Escalation Protocol

The Escalation Protocol has five bosses, each with unique powers and features, divided accordingly into different segments. The first segment consists of the generic bosses that do not have any extraordinary ability, features, or quality.

Here are the generic bosses:

  • Shambling Torrent
  • Soaring Keen
  • Choking Blade
  • Deafening Blast
  • Renewal Wizard

The second category consists of the unique bosses that appear during the seventh wave in the Escalation Protocol. They are as follows:

  • Damkath, The Mask
  • Kathok, Roar Of Xol
  • Naksud, The Famine
  • Bok Litur, Hunger Of Xol

Escalation Protocol Schedule

The Escalation Protocol in Destiny will have you battling five bosses throughout the seven waves. These bosses vary week to week and reset every Tuesday at 9 AM PST ( 9.30 PM EST, 4 PM GMT). Besides, there will be several weapons, unique perks, related vanity items, and multiple armour items dropped by the bosses during the Escalation Protocol., Similarly, you could also look at the Forge Rotation Schedule if you are interested.

Here are the escalation protocol drops schedule from March 17, 2021, to January 4, 2022

X= Drop Chance For The Week

Reset DateBoss NameShotgun SMGSniper Rifle
March 16, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
March 23, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
March 30, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
April 6, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
April 13, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
April 20, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
April 27, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
May 4, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
May 11, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
May 18, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
May 25, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
June 1, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
June 8, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
June 15, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
June 22, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
June 29, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
July 6, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
July 13, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
July 20, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
July 27, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
August 3, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
August 10, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
August 17, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
August 24, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
August 31, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
September 7, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
September 14, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
September 21, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
September 28, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
October 5, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
October 12, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
October 19, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
October 26, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
November 2, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
November 9, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
November 16, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
November 23, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX
November 30, 2021Kathok, Roar of XolX
December 7, 2021Damkath, The MaskX
December 14, 2021Naksud, the FamineXXX
December 21, 2021Bok Litur, Hunger of XolXXX
December 28, 2021Nur Abath, Crest of XolX

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