Bungie was back on Thursday with their This Week At Bungie update with details on the new Vow of the Disciple Raid, which is unveiled in Destiny 2 today at 6 pm GMT. Today I’ve got news on the world’s first raid race, including all the timings and details of context mode, as well as important info from the latest patch notes.
Let’s dive into the update from Bungie.
This week at Bungie, it’s all about the Vow of the Disciple World First race.
What a wild week it’s been. It feels like just yesterday we were announcing The Witch Queen, and now we find ourselves on the doorstep of a World First raid race. This is the weekend that many of you have been waiting for, strategically planning your Power gains and grabbing armfuls of snacks from grocery store shelves. In under two days, the race begins. Let’s get you up to speed.
If you’re new to Destiny or have yet to engage in a raid, this is the pinnacle of our endgame content. Players around the world are challenged to compete, decoding devious puzzles while engaging in heavy combat through multiple activity encounters. We’re not just talking a few enemies here and there, but hordes of combatants clawing away at lives and time while players race to the finish line. We expect no different from Vow of the Disciple with multiple teams at the final boss trading attempts at reaching victory.
Now, let’s talk rules. The World First race for Vow of the Disciple will take place in Contest Mode. This is a unique variant of the raid, only offered for the first 24 hours, capping every Guardian at a specific Power level to ensure an even playing field. We announced last week that 1530 Power is your target, as this will be the highest Power your Guardian will perform at against the enemies you face. Here’s a quick bulleted list for all who are in the hunt for the World First win:
Vow of Disciple Race timeline
Start: Saturday, March 5, 10 AM Pacific
End: Sunday, March 6, 10 AM Pacific
Contest Mode will cap all players at 20 Power below each encounter of the raid for the full 24 hours of the race.
- Artifact power is enabled, but only provides benefit to players up to the cap of 1530 power for contest mode.
- You’ll want to reach 1530 Power by Saturday to have a fighting chance in each encounter.
Some gear items will be disabled in the raid for the duration of contest mode due to general issues that could provide gameplay benefits. While these items may be used in other activities, perks and functionality on the following items will be nullified within the Vow of the Disciple Raid, with additional negative impacts to power levels if equipped:
- IKELOS_SMG_V1.0.2 Legendary SMG
- Imperial Needle Legendary Bow
- Grand Overture Exotic Machine Gun
- Wardcliff Coil Exotic Rocket Launcher
Armor & Mods
- Wormgod Caress Titan Exotic Gauntlets
- Peregrine Greaves Titan Exotic Legs
- Suppressing Glaive Artifact Armor Mod
Note: Additional items may be disabled if issues are found prior to the start of the race. Stay tuned to @BungieHelp for the final list to be published on Saturday morning.
- The first team to complete all encounters, loot the final chest, and return to orbit will earn the title of World First.
- Note: The six fireteam members present upon the completion of the final encounter will be declared the winners and be awarded raid World First title belts, any member of the fireteam who leaves during earlier encounter completions will not qualify.
- Winners will be announced via @DestinyTheGame after a validation process – more details on that below.
Note: Art to be updated after World First completion.
We’ll be watching as players progress through each encounter, ensuring a fair race among all participants. Any players found to be breaking our Terms of Service or manipulating game content can be subject to suspensions or bans. Once we have record of a fireteam crossing the finish line, we’ll spend some time validating a clean completion before announcing the World First fireteam via @DestinyTheGame on Twitter. Full rules and legal terms can be found here.
If you complete the Contest Mode version of Vow of the Disciple during the first 24 hours, you’ll receive a unique emblem to celebrate your victory.
Contest Mode will be the ultimate challenge for many, but for others, it’s more fun and interesting to watch some Destiny PvE legends take this on. We’ll be alongside you in Twitch chats and more as players make their way through the activity. If you’d like an additional space to watch as the race goes on, check out bungie.net/raidrace once the raid goes live, or tune in to the Raid Day Tailgate hosted by Professor Broman and Reck1568!
As tradition, there will also be some wonderful Bungie Rewards unlocked for players to purchase if they take on the challenge.
If you’re looking to show off your participation in the raid launch week and want something nice to wear on your evening walks, we also have a Vow of the Disciple raid jacket offer for you to earn.
This special Bungie Rewards offer is only available to players who complete Vow of the Disciple raid by March 15, 2022 at 10 AM Pacific and place their order by March 31, 2022 at the Bungie Store.
For Vow of the Disciple, we’ll also be introducing a new pin reward for those who complete the raid before the Season concludes.
Additional details (and a cool preview image) will be provided later, so stay tuned to the Bungie Rewards page on the Bungie Store!
For those who wish to display their mastery of the raid, players who complete the Vow of the Disciple raid Seal will also unlock a unique pin to display on their jackets, backpacks, corkboards, or whatever they see fit. This pin will be available for purchase through the Bungie Store to qualifying players through December 31, 2022.
Outside of the race, there will be some great loot to earn! Don’t worry, there isn’t a 24-hour timer on any of the weapons or armor pieces found throughout the raid. Just for completing a single time, there’s a pretty sweet emblem for you to collect!
Take your time, hang out with friends, and enjoy the raid at your own pace. As always, we’re excited to watch as you all dive in!
Patch notes 184.108.40.206
There was a patch to the game this week, which included a few things to take note of:
- Temporarily disabled Deepsight tier 3 chest that were being opened far more quickly than intended for Throne World vendor reputation gains.