Destiny 2‘s first raid, Leviathan, is now live and ready for players to take on. Of course, only when they’re ready.
The raid launched at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) on September 13th, accompanied by a short teaser trailer from Bungie to get players amped. The clip doesn’t supply concrete details, but players can expect the mysterious symbols seen in the purple jewel will point to a few interesting ideas. The sun symbol could be a reference to the Leviathan ship used by Cabal emperor Calus, making it the battlegrounds for the epic challenge. As well, the large creature symbol shown last could point to a larger-than-life War Beast for players to defeat.
Once Guardians go into orbit, the location of Leviathan is above Nessus and simply requires players to launch their ship to that location like they would any other mission, as seen below (via GameSpot). Some users have reported a bug that states the Guardian needs an advanced Milestone, but it can be fixed by logging out and back into the game.
As well, the gold triangle icon is for players attempting to enter via Guided Games, but it seems they are required to be 280 Power unlike those heading in as a fire team who can fluctuate between 260 and 280. Hovering over the area gives the expanded details on the raid, including the recommended Power level of 270 for Guardians. Bungie recently backed this up by telling players to be at least between 260 and 280 combat Power before attempting Leviathan.
Reaching the required level is a tricky task, so Guardians should be attempting every side mission while completing the main campaign to help earn better gear and weapons. Bungie also recommended players close to the 260 mark take on Nightfalls, Lost Sectors, and heroic public events to find inventory that is rarer and offers more of a Power boost than those found in Adventures and story missions.
If raids are still out of your comfort zone, Bungie has revealed a great deal of new content is rolling out in the coming weeks, including the first Trails of the Nine and the return of the arms dealer, Xûr.
Destiny 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release launching October 24th.