Destiny 2: Vow of the Disciple Raid Race starts March 5 at 10AM PT!


Brave fireteams all over the world will have 24 hours to finish the raid in Contest Mode. The first team across the finish line will have their victory immortalized with Vow of the Disciple World First raid belts.

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. Bungie 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 list for all who are in the hunt for the World First win:

Vow of Disciple Race Timeline 

  • Starts: Saturday, March 5, 10 AM Pacific 
  • Ends: Sunday, March 6, 10 AM Pacific 

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Congrats to the back-to-back World’s First winners, clan Elysium!

Contest Mode: 

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: 
    • Weapons 
      • 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.

Bungie will be watching as players progress through each encounter, ensuring a fair race among all participants. Any players found to be breaking Bungie’s Terms of Service or manipulating game content can be subject to suspensions or bans. Once they have record of a fireteam crossing the finish line, the Bungie team will 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

First 24 Hours Completion Emblem

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. 

Raid Completion Emblem

Outside of the race, there will be some great loot to earn! There isn’t a 24-hour timer on any of the weapons or armor pieces found throughout the raid. Once you complete the raid for the first time, you will score the sweet emblem above!

As always, here are some Bungie Rewards unlocked for players to purchase if they take on the challenge. 

Jacket Quest 

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.

Seasonal Pin 

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! 

Seal Pin 

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. 

Well that is all for now, there will be no spoilers from me. I hope all of you that plan on raiding have a great time and if you are participating in the race, I wish you all the best (don’t forget to have fun with it and take a little time to chill or get a snack/water if needed, sometimes this can be a big help)! 🏆🥇

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