Read the Modifiers
If you’re a Destiny 1 veteran who has jumped into Destiny 2 for some more punishment, then this may come as a no brainer. But for newcomers, Nightfall modifiers are what really define each week’s challenge. They change every week and are locked in until the refresh, so it’s important to get a good handle on them and learn them as you put in more time into the game.
They’re crucial because they decide how you need to play. For instance, week one of Destiny 2 offered Prism and Timewarp: Killing Time. Prism rotates the focused element, meaning a particular burn will be powered up every so often, while all others are weakened (requiring serious coordination). Killing Time means you only earn time back if you kill an enemy. This promotes a more aggressive playing style.
Knowing is half the battle, so don’t forget to read.