Destiny 2 Challenge Card: How to Hit 100K Using Five Of Swords

Learn everything about the challenge card and its usage.

Challenge card
How to hit high score in nightfall using a challenge card

Destiny 2 “Five of Swords” challenge card is pretty easy to obtain. All you have to do is visit Xur, the vendor, and buy the card from him. The card allows you to modify the Nightfall strike on your own and change the multiplier accordingly as well. If you want to get a higher score, you get more modifiers that limit your abilities and increase the multiplier.

On the other hand, if you are looking to complete the strike quickly for certain rewards, you should apply the modifiers that make the game a teeny bit easier for you, despite decreasing the multiplier. 

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Key Takeaways

The Five of Swords Challenge Card can modify the Nightfall strike and change the score multiplier to your liking.

  • Nightfall: The Ordeal:

    • Weekly changing mission with specific tasks and strikes for rewards.
    • Aim for a 100K score in Nightfall strikes.
  • Recommended Modifiers for 100K Score:

    • Match Game, Momentum, Blackout, Extinguish, Solar Singe.
  • Match Game Modifier:

    • Match weapon elements to enemy shields.
    • Can increase the score multiplier by 1.
    • Coordinate with the team and use weapons with multiple damage types.
  • Momentum Modifier:

    • Disables health regeneration when stationary.
    • Provides faster regeneration while sprinting.
    • Encourages an agile playstyle.
  • Blackout Modifier:

    • Makes enemy melee attacks more powerful.
    • Disables radar.
    • Requires cautious play, especially in open areas.
  • Extinguish Modifier:

    • Used instead of Blackout.
    • If player or teammates die, the Nightfall strike starts over.
  • Solar Singe Modifier:

    • Compulsory modifier, adds 25% extra damage to all elements.
    • Applies to both dealt and received damage.
    • Use elements that aren’t widely used by teammates.
  • Heavyweight Modifier:

    • Avoid using it, as it only increases damage dealt.
    • Does not actively contribute to achieving a good score and decreases the score multiplier by one point.
  • Using these modifiers, the multiplier can reach 2.6x, balancing difficulty and score achievement.

Xur selling Five of swords challenge card.
Buying Of Swords challenge card from Xur.

Nightfall: The Ordeal 

The challenge card can be used for Nightfall: The Ordeal mission only. This mission changes every week, changing the specific strike that needs to be played and completed. Completing the tasks mentioned along with the strike, you will get rewards accordingly. You also get drops at the end of every strike you play. In this way, Bungie has formulated a mighty fine system of rewarding players appropriate to the level of the game they are playing while also not absolutely depriving us noobs of all and everything.

How To Get 100K score in Nightfall Strikes Using Challenge Card

Achieving a consistent 100K score in Destiny 2 is a significant accomplishment. We’ve tested various combinations of modifiers and perks using the Challenge Card to compile the best set for you. These modifiers will help you consistently achieve high scores with a good score multiplier while ensuring you’re not handicapped in the process. We’ll list the best modifiers first and then mention the one to avoid.

Nightfall: the ordeal gameplay screenshot.
Gameplay from a Nightfall strike.

1.Match Game 

The “Match Game” modifier in Destiny 2 means that “Enemy shields are highly resistant to all unmatched elemental damage.” Essentially, this modifier makes it essential to use the correct elemental damage type to break an enemy’s shield. If you try to damage a shield with an unmatched elemental type, it will require significantly more damage to break it.

To tackle this modifier effectively, here are some tips:

  1. Elemental Diversity: Each player can equip two different weapons with distinct elemental damage types. This allows your fireteam to have a variety of damage types at their disposal. Coordination is key to ensure you can handle various enemy shields efficiently.

  2. Versatile Weapons: Weapons like the Hardlight, especially with its catalyst, are valuable in this scenario. It allows you to switch between solar, arc, and void damage types, giving you versatility in handling different enemy shields. This is particularly useful when playing with random teammates where coordination might be challenging.

  3. Score Multiplier: The “Match Game” modifier increases your score multiplier by 1. For example, if you start with a 1x multiplier, it becomes 2x with this modifier. This, coupled with the fact that it’s not as restrictive as some other modifiers, makes “Match Game” a favorable choice among Challenge Card modifiers for those aiming to achieve higher scores in Nightfall strikes.

Match game modifier.
Match Game modifier card.


The Momentum card reads,

“Regeneration is disabled while motionless, but faster while sprinting.”

So, this modifier is great for players who love to always be on the move. The thing with momentum is that you kind of need to get used to it. Once you do though, it will seem very difficult to play without it. This is because you make a habit of constantly being on your feet. This modifier is much better than it actually sounds and to some players, it just falls right into their game style. It comes with a 1x multiplier. However, the perk itself provides a good enough reason to always use it from the challenge card while playing Nightfall.

Destiny 2 Challenge Card
Momentum modifier in Five of Swords.


The “Blackout” modifier in Destiny 2 Nightfall strikes comes with the following effects: “Enemy melee attacks are significantly more powerful, and radar is disabled.” While this modifier has been a source of frustration in the past, it has evolved, and here’s how you can handle it effectively:

  1. Increased Melee Damage: With the “Blackout” modifier, enemy melee attacks become significantly more powerful. In previous iterations, this often resulted in one-hit kills, but now it takes around three melee attacks to kill you. This change makes it more manageable, but you should still exercise caution when enemies get close.

  2. Radar Disabled: One major challenge of “Blackout” is the disabled radar. For players accustomed to using the radar for situational awareness, this can be a significant adjustment. However, depending on the specific Nightfall strike, this may not be as limiting as it seems.

  3. Strategy for “Blackout”: “Blackout” can work well in strikes that have wide-open areas with fewer chokepoints and fewer enemies in close combat situations. In these scenarios, you can engage in long-range battles to avoid the increased melee damage from nearby enemies. This approach allows you to benefit from the modifier without it becoming a significant handicap.

  4. Prepare for Close Combat: If you find yourself in a situation where you have many enemies in close proximity, it’s a good idea to have a rocket launcher or another high-damage weapon to quickly eliminate threats and relieve pressure.

Blackout modifier in challenge card.
Blackout modifier in challenge card.


This modifier card says, “If your fireteam falls in a restricted zone, everyone falls back to the orbit.” With this modifier, if you or your teammates die, you must restart the Nightfall strike from the beginning. It’s a great option for increasing your score without any gameplay changes. As long as you stay alive and keep killing enemies, your points will go up. None of your abilities, tools, or HUD are affected. This Destiny 2 modifier depends on your skill and doesn’t impact your gameplay. You can use Extinguish instead of Blackout if you prefer.

Destiny 2 Challenge Card
The Extinguish modifier.

5.Solar Singe

“Solar damage increases slightly from all sources.”

This modifier, Solar Singe, is a must-use. It provides a 25% damage boost for Solar, Arc, or Void elements, as well as a 25% damage increase from those elements. Choose the element with the fewest enemy users for maximum advantage. Adjust the element based on the specific Destiny 2 strike you’re playing.

Destiny 2 Challenge Card
Solar Singe modifier.

Why Not To Use Heavyweight

The Heavyweight modifier card reads, “Power weapons deal more damage and more ammo is available.”

While this modifier is great for increasing heavy weapon damage and ammo drops, it’s not ideal for achieving a score of 100K or above. It reduces the score multiplier by one point, which hinders your score potential. Therefore, it’s not recommended if your goal is to achieve a high score in Destiny 2.

Also if you are not using heavy weapons, you must be using the Fusion rifles as they are great for Nightfall.

Destiny 2 Challenge Card
Card for Heavyweight modifier.

Why These Modifiers In The Challenge Card?

Using all these modifiers that have been mentioned above, you get a multiplier of 2.6x. This is the best set of modifiers as it not only adds up to a good multiplier but also limits the handicap that these perks add to your gameplay. Using such a set of modifiers in the challenge card can help you achieve a good score while not making your life a hell in the game.

Destiny 2 Challenge Card
This is how the challenge card will finally look.

Challenge Card Concluded

Challenge card has proven to be a great addition to our beloved game. Not only does it improve the gameplay experience, for veteran and newer players alike, but also balances out the game pretty well especially for Nightfall strikes. Applying our suggested modifiers a=when using a challenge card will help you consistently hit great scores and achieve whatever challenges you are grinding for.

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