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Destiny 2: Vault of Glass raid - Release date, World First race, and more

The iconic first Destiny raid is making a comeback with some changes to fit the sequel's gameplay.
Open mouth: We have a live feed of the raid race, come check it out!

After Bungie revealed plans to bring back old Destiny modes into the current landscape of Destiny 2, fans got excited at the prospect of replaying some of the most beloved content in the franchise, like the Vault of Glass raid.

The first-ever raid in the game's history, for many players, is still the pinnacle of design and gameplay in Destiny. Following months of teasing and mystery, Bungie finally gave us details regarding the return of Vault of Glass with Season 14. 

Without further ado, here's everything you need to know about the Vault of Glass raid in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2: Vault of Glass raid - Release date

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(Picture: Bungie)

The Vault of Glass raid will officially make its Destiny 2 debut this upcoming 22nd May at 10:00am PDT/6:00pm GMT.

Naturally, Bungie did not reveal the specifics of any of the changes made to the original VoG to bring it up to Destiny 2 standards, as they want users to experience everything for themselves.

Destiny 2: Vault of Glass World First raid race

As always, the community will rally on the 22nd to watch the best and most coordinated teams tackle the Vault of Glass raid, looking to become World First.

Unlike previous races, since this is a riff on a previously explored piece of content, a new set of rules are in place besides whatever changes Bungie has cooked up:

  • Contest Mode (Power Level advantages capped) will be available for the first 24 hours. Guardians need to be at least 1300PL.
  • Clearing Vault of Glass with Contest Mode active is the first step to access the new Challenge Mode in the Director and the Tempo's Edge Triumph. 
  • Completing Tempo's Edge, a curated list of Triumphs, in this newly unlocked Challenge Mode, will be how a fireteam crosses the World First finish line and claims their prize.
  • To enforce the Triumph requirements in the Challenge Mode, your team will wipe if you fail the success conditions during each encounter. 

The belt awarded to the winner will also be different, as it's a silver almost wrestling-like belt, paying homage to the original team that won the first Vault of Glass raid race in 2014, as it features the squad's name.

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(Picture: Bungie)

There you have it! Be sure to stay tuned for more Destiny 2 updates. Remember the Guardian Games are taking place to close out Season 13.