Today is a big day for Destiny 2 fans, as the game’s first raid, Leviathan, has launched. It went live at 10 a.m. PDT as planned, and for the hardcore players, the race is on to see who will be the very first team to clear the raid, Destiny 2’s most challenging PvE activity.
The appearance of the raid was the final confirmation for a number of theories and hints about the raid. The Leviathan is the location of the raid, a giant world-eating ship that belongs to the Cabal emperor. To launch the raid, players can find it on the Director, in the upper right part of the screen. Its location is identified as Nessus Orbit, as the raid takes place on a brand new destination aboard the Leviathan.
The raid calls for a six-person fireteam, but it must be organized and put together by the players, as there is no matchmaking. In the future, though, there will be Guided Games for the raid, a quasi-matchmaking system that will match solo players with five-person teams. But Guided Games is currently beta testing using the Nightfall and is not ready for the raid at this time. The recommended Power level for the raid is 260 to 280, with the raid starting on the lower tier of that level scale, and it presumably ramps up as the raid goes on.
The release of the raid has shot Destiny 2 to the top of the Twitch directory, so there are no doubts that many people are watching to see what the raid has in store. Plus, there are those tuning in just to see who will finish first. Still, other fans have gone on a self-imposed media blackout, preferring to go into the raid blind without any spoilers or knowledge of the encounters and their mechanics.
For those still needing to get raid ready, be sure to check out Game Rant’s leveling guide.
Destiny 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, and releases on October 24, 2017 for PC.