Bungie Delays Release of Destiny 2 Prestige Raid to Fix an Issue

Originally slated for release October 10 at 10 AM Pacific, Bungie has decided to delay the release of the Destiny 2 Prestige Raid to October 18 at 10 AM Pacific. Bungie announced the delay on their Twitter this morning.

Bungie’s Community Manager, Cozmo, offered additional details on the delay.

An exploit has been discovered in the Leviathan Raid that causes the encounters to be stripped of their intended challenge. To allow time to fix this issue, we are delaying the start of the Prestige Raid until next week. It’s important to us that the team who earns World First status doesn’t have their legacy tarnished by doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty.

The new start time for the Prestige Raid is Wednesday, October 18, at 10AM Pacific.

There are a number of exploits that have been discovered by the intrepid Destiny 2 players, but the exploit in question is likely one that allowed players to cease the spawn of all enemies in the final raid encounter, removing much of the challenge that comes in surviving while whittling down the health of the final boss.

The Prestige mode difficulty of the Leviathan Raid will reportedly not offer any power level increases beyond 300 (305 with mods), though it does have different armor, a new shader, and emblems available to those who complete it.

As of right now, there are no reports of delays for Iron Banner, so Destiny 2’s monthly PVP event will still go live at reset (2 AM Pacfic) tomorrow morning. Showing off the samurai inspired armor sets in last week’s blog post, Bungie also confirmed this week that Iron Banner will include weapons as well, something that many players were concerned about.

What do you think of the Destiny 2 Prestige Raid delay?