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.
Fun Fact: When you are doing the Traveler’s Chosen Quest, the quest asks you to kill 5 escalation protocol bosses on mars, the quest also counts the Mars lost sector bosses. Killing the Mars lost sector bosses can also save you a lot of time.
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?
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
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
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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 January 7, 2022 to December 29 2022
X= Drop Chance For The Week
|Reset Date||Boss Name||Shotgun||SMG||Sniper Rifle|
|January 7th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|January 14th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|January 21st||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|January 28th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|February 4th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|February 11th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|February 18th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|February 25th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|March 3rd||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|March 10th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|March 17th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|March 24th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|March 31st||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|April 7th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|April 14th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|April 21st||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|April 28th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|May 5th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|May 12th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|May 19th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|May 26th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|June 2nd||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|June 9th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|June 16th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|June 23rd||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|June 30th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|July 7th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|July 14th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|July 21st||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|July 28th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|August 4th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|August 11th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|August 18th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|August 25th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|September 1st||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|September 8th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|September 15th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|September 22nd||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|September 29th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|October 6th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|October 13th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|October 20th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|October 27th||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|November 3rd||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|November 10th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|November 17th||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|November 24th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|
|December 1st||Bok Litur, Hunger of Xol||X||X||X|
|December 8th||NurAbath, Crest of Xol||X|
|December 15th||Kathok, Roar of Xol||X|
|December 22nd||Damkath, The Mask||X|
|December 29th||Naksud, The Famine||X||X||X|