Destiny 2 is here and players are currently leveling up, some of them doing so as fast as they can in order to prepare for the release of that game’s first raid, called Leviathan, on September 13. But while the normal difficulty of the raid has yet to even debut, developer Bungie is already teasing when the raid’s harder mode will launch.
This time around in Destiny 2, the raid’s more difficult version won’t be called “Hard” or “Heroic” but like the harder version of the weekly Nightfall strike, it will be called Prestige Mode. Bungie teased the release of the Prestige raid in its weekly blog update saying “In October, new challenges will continue to arrive, including […] new ways to have your prestige tested in the Raid.”
A raid in Destiny is the game’s best kept secret, so not only do players know virtually nothing about the raid itself, they also know even less about what Prestige Mode may entail. Traditionally, the harder mode of the raid adds extra mechanics or throws additional roadblocks in the way of players. For their trouble, players are given the highest end and most powerful loot in the game.
No doubt raiding fans will start to guess what Prestige Mode will entail once they are able to play the normal difficulty raid next week, but it’s very unlikely Bungie will give any hints about what could be coming in the harder version. What Bungie will detail in the near future is the exact date that Prestige Mode will be available, with the developer promising that they would inform players “every step of the way.”
In addition to the raid’s Prestige Mode coming in October, Iron Banner will also return that month. It also appears that the raid will include an exotic weapon quest, much like was seen in King’s Fall and Wrath of the Machine in Destiny 1. All will be revealed soon, with the first opportunity to play the raid being next Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific.
Destiny 2 is available now on PS4 and Xbox One, and releases October 24, 2017 for PC.