Destiny 2 Leviathan Raid Checklist: Start Time, Power Requirements And More

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The first Destiny 2 raid starts today, leaving players around the globe scrambling to find out when Leviathan will unlock, how powerful they need to be step through its doors and the fastest ways to obtain that extra power before the raid goes live. And if you’re one of the many Destiny 2 players seeking that information, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s start with the easy one. Bungie says the Leviathan raid will start at 1:00 p.m (EDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 13. It’s the first six-person activity released since Destiny 2 hit PS4 and Xbox One last week. But there are some things we already know about the experience because they haven’t changed from Destiny 1. The most important is that you’ll need to find your own fireteam. Destiny 2 offers matchmaking for Strikes but, like the Nightfall, Bungie wants players to organize their own groups (in hopes they’ll stick together for future runs) for raids. The Destiny 2 companion app can be useful for organizing, via the Recruitment tab, and many players rely on other LFG services (like DestinyLFG) to find other people in need of a raid team.

As for power requirements, there are technically two answers. Bungie says the first raid will be designed for players whose current Power is in the 260-280 range. And if you’re in a clan, it’s probably safe to assume there will be people on the lower end of that spectrum who’d like to tag along for a Leviathan run. But if you’re hoping to utilize the Destiny 2 companion app, or another LFG service, be prepared to see people asking for more specific requirements. We suspect there will be plenty of “280 only” or “270+” sprinkled into threads alongside requests from more casual fans who just want to see the raid.

And don’t forget about Guided Games. Bungie introduced its official sherpa system this week, inspired by veteran Destiny players who shepherded less-experienced fans through raids and Crucible matches in D1. The system lets solo Destiny 2 players get paired with clans who need an extra body for their next run. Guided Games are currently only attached to the Nightfall but we expect to see a similar option offered for Leviathan when it debuts this afternoon.

Destiny 2 is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game hits PC on Oct. 24

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