Destiny 2 Players Have a Week Before Its First Raid Goes Live

Destiny 2 Players Have a Week Before Its First Raid Goes Live

Bungie offers firm dates for post-release content.

In its weekly update on the state of Destiny and Destiny 2, Bungie has revealed when Destiny 2 players can expect the game's first Raid and Trials to launch. Endgame is a big part of any massively multiplayer online game and Destiny 2 is no different. Here's the schedule from Bungie:

  • Raid: 10 AM PT, September 13
  • Trials: 10 AM PT, September 15

Nightfall content will be available at launch. Bungie is keeping what the Raid content entails close to the vest.

"If you have witnessed the race to become the first to topple the final boss, you know we keep Raid info well under wraps. These are your moments to discover – your mysteries to solve. We've given you the when. You will soon discover the who, the what, and the where. Together, as a team, you might even discover the how," said the studio in the post.

The Guided Games feature, which allows solo players to link up with a Clan to complete harder content won't be available at launch either. Bungie wants Clans to fully form before its starts the service and Guided Games will launch as a beta service.

"For Guided Games to have a successful launch, we need time for enough players to form into real Clans and be ready to guide other Guardians," said Bungie. "If there are too many solo Seekers and not enough Clan Guides, the queues for matching will be quite long. Therefore, we're going to roll out Guided Games as a limited-access 'soft beta', where only a select number of solo players will be able to use Guided Games for the Nightfall on 9/12. This will allow us to slowly ramp up players over the course of September (and allow Clan populations to grow) so that everyone has a great experience."

Guided Games will enter beta on September 12th at 10AM PT, with 30-50 percent of players being given access as Seekers for Nightfalls. On September 26 at 10AM PT Bungie is aiming to have all players able to access the system from Raids and Nightfalls.

It's worth noting that the first Raid will be live before the PC version releases. Destiny 2 will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017. The PC release comes weeks later on October 24, 2017.

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