Destiny 2 Root of Nightmares Raid is Live!

The latest raid that arrived with Lightfall, Root of Nightmares is Live!

Requires Lightfall

Launch from Neptune on the Director screen

Check the details tab below for details about Contest Mode for the World First raid race.

Good Luck to all of you who are participating in the raid race, don’t forget to have some fun (and take some breaks when possible)!

Raid Race Details

Raid Details

Live: Friday, March 10 at 9 AM PST / 5 PM UTC

Recommended Power Level: 1770

Fireteam: 6-Players

Contest Mode Ends: Sunday, March 12 at 10 AM PST / 6:00 PM UTC

  • Contest Mode will be active for 48 hours.
  • Please note, Daylight Savings is on March 12 for the United States, which will change the reset time to 10 AM PST.

Power Required (all encounters): 1780

Artifact: Enabled, Cap of 1780

Contest Mode: All players are capped at 20 Power below each encounter during contest mode.

Where will winners be announced: The first fireteam to complete the raid, loot the final chest, and return to orbit will be crowned the winner of the World First race once the team reviews their clear. Bungie will announce the winners on the official @DestinyTheGame account (please be patient as it will take them some time to validate everything).

World First Reward: Custom Raid Belt

You can read the full official rules here.

Good luck to everyone participating in the raid race!

Disabled During Contest Mode


  • Grand Overture Exotic Machine Gun
  • Fighting Lion Exotic Grenade Launcher 
  • Winterbite Exotic Glaive 
  • Jötunn Exotic Fusion Rifle
  • Hierarchy of Needs Exotic Bow

Armor and Mods 

  • Citan’s Ramparts Titan Exotic Gauntlets 
  • Thread of Ascent Strand Fragment (also disabled across the entire game)
  • Empowered Finish Armor Mod

Twitch Rivals – Twitch Drops

Twitch Drops are active for the Root of Nightmare Raid Race, here are the details on how to earn two exclusive emblems.

Dim Italics emblem

Watch the /TwitchRivals channel for 2 hours during the Twitch Rivals event.

Particle Acceleration

Watch a participating streamer for 2 hours during Contest Mode.

All fireteam members on the winning team will receive World First title belts.

Track your Dim Italics and Particle Acceleration Twitch Drops emblems progress at

Make sure to link your Twitch and accounts for accurate tracking. For more information, visit

Here’s a look at Bungie Rewards for Root of Nightmares. The jacket will be available to anyone who completes the raid before March 21. The raid pin and Dream Warrior title will be available to purchase throughout Season of Defiance.

To view more details (including what loot is available) visit our Root of Nightmares raid page.

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