Destiny 2 Raid Times

With Destiny 2 just days away from release and gamers geeking out about the upcoming first-person shooter sequel finally landing on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Bungie decided to throw the hardcore gamers a bone by revealing when the first major raid for the game would be made available for the game.

The news was posted up over on Luke Smith's Twitter account. Smith, for those of you who don't know, is Destiny 2's game director. So there's no need to question whether or not the information is legitimate or if it actually represents what's coming, because it's about as true as the sky being blue.

Anyway, the first major raid for the game won't be available until after it launches on September 6th. In fact, the first raid for the game won't arrive until September 13th for PS4 and Xbox One users. It will go live at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time.

This is huge news for people who may have been curious about when the raids would begin or when they would be made available by Bungie for Destiny 2. For the original game, it was a long wait before the game received its first major raid in the form of the Dark Below update. In this case, the raid will be just a week off from the game's initial release, and it will be followed by the first set of trials, which will go live on September 15th at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time.

Now you know exactly whether you need to dedicate time for it or when you should set up your group to prepare for a group raid in Destiny 2.

Some of the tweets below Smith's announcement weren't the most positive, as some gamers were a little miffed that the very first raid for the game was arriving so soon after the game's release. Some gamers wanted to savor the launch moments instead of just quickly leveling up as fast as possible and then diving into the raid.

However, some feel as if the early availability of the raid may be due to Bungie and Activision seeking to cater to the live-streaming crowd on Twitch.

A big part of the game's promotion, however, lies with the content creation community, who will be producing videos, walkthrough guides, Twitch live-streams, and other creative content for Destiny 2. This will generate millions of views for the game and help push it through the marketplace and potentially further the sales, something that the original Destiny sort of failed at achieving effectively coming out of the gate back in 2014.

Nevertheless, Bungie appears to have learned the lessons of the first game and are intent on making things as streamlined as possible for the release of the sci-fi shooter sequel. You can look to get in on the action this week for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in late October for PC.

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