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A new expansion for Destiny 2 means that there is a new raid for high level Guardians to tackle. Though not in right at release, the new "Root of Nightmares" raid will go live in Destiny 2: Lightfall on Friday, March 10 at 9AM (PT). Teams of six players will all go in blind to this new content with one team earning the title of World First and an actual belt that Bungie sends each team member.

For the first 48 hours, all teams that complete the raid will get some exclusive rewards. During that 48-hour period, Contest Mode will be enabled. This mode essentially caps everyone's level and makes every encounter far more difficult than it would be under normal conditions.

Root of Nightmares is the new raid releasing shortly after the launch of Destiny 2: Lightfall. Guardians must confront the ancient threat growing at their doorstep, ferried from an unknown time and place. Guardians can jump into this haunting raid with a fireteam of six on Friday, March 10 at 9 AM PST. The Root of Nightmares raid will be available to all Destiny 2: Lightfall owners.

Root of Nightmares opens with Contest Mode enabled. Fireteams will have 48 hours to complete the raid with the requirements below to earn exclusive rewards:
  • Player power is capped at 20 under each encounter, with 1780 being the maximum power
  • The first group to complete every encounter, loot the final chest, and return to orbit will earn the title of World First
    • All six members of the fireteam will receive World First title belts
  • Those who complete the raid in Contest Mode and claim the associated Triumph within 48 hours will receive an exclusive emblem and bragging rights
  • The raid will launch with Contest Mode enabled for 48 hours starting at 9 AM PST
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Bungie says that anybody who completes the new raid prior to March 21, regardless of the initial 48-hour Contest Mode modifier, will be able to purchase the exclusive Raid Jacket for Root of Nightmares. There is also a Raid Pin that can be optionally purchased that will be available throughout Season of Defiance.

Those of you who enjoy the spectacle of the World First race won't be left out in the cold either. Those watching on Twitch will be able to pick up a raid race exclusive emblem if they watch the Twitch Rivals stream for at least two hours.