Beginning today at 10 AM Pacific, the Destiny 2 Prestige Raid will be available. While it was supposed to release last week, an exploit was found that caused Bungie to push it back to this week (something many players didn’t take issue with because the first Destiny 2 Iron Banner was last week as well).
The Destiny 2 Prestige Raid will feature a much tougher challenge than the normal counterpart, with some minor variations on many of the mechanics. It’s unclear at this time what those changes will be and how they will impact existing strategies to complete the raid.
Evidence points to the Prestige Raid not offering any higher power level gear, instead opting for new color schemes, shader, and emblems to earn. This marks the first time in Destiny’s history that the normal and hard versions of the Raid both award gear at the same capped power level, and many people are wondering just what the point is for taking on the more difficult challenge.
Bungie has acknowledged that feedback regarding the endgame has been heard, and they are working to find the best solutions as they move forward. Check out our Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid guide to see how best to handle Calus’ challenges on the normal difficulty mode. We will update for Prestige where applicable, and if necessary, write up a new Prestige Raid guide to help get you through. Not ready for the Raid? Our Destiny 2 endgame guide covers how to get yourself leveled up after the campaign is over.
Our Destiny 2 review lauds the game, as the front end is packed with content, story, and everything a massive improvement over Destiny 2, however, after nearly 200 hours with the game, I am finding that the endgame, every-week loop and gameplay cycle just isn’t there for me the same way the first compelled me to come back constantly even after hundreds of hours of playtime, though I am waiting to see how they respond to the feedback given by the hardcore crowd.