Destiny 2 Garden Of Salvation Raid: Recommended Power Level, Start Time, Trailer, Exotic Bans

Here's when the Raid goes live and what to expect.


Shortly after the launch of Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Bungie released the next trailer showcasing the next raid known as the Garden of Salvation. Bringing players back Destiny 1's Black Garden, which closed out the main story of the game, the Vex stronghold that's between the realms of time and space is home to a new threat that the Guardians will need to take out. This time, Guardians will be bringing with them a full fireteam to face the new menace within.

During the brief glimpse of the raid in the trailer, the enigmatic Guardian Eris Morn offers warnings for the major threat within the Black Garden. Just like in the original game, the Black Garden will focus primarily on the Vex faction, the machine race intent on rewriting history. However, the returning force known as The Darkness will also have a role to play, which was referenced throughout Shadowkeep. Just as with previous raids, your fireteam will encounter several obstacles focusing on combat engagements, puzzles, and even some involved platforming sections. Once it's completed for the first time, that's when we believe the Season of the Undying's new Vex Offensive activity will become available.

The raid is expected to go live on October 5, 10 AM PST, and as is tradition, players are currently grinding out loot to acquire more strength for the raid. To participate, you and your fireteam will need to be at least 890 Power. During that launch window, players will go through the new raid blind, and they'll have to figure out what to do with their comrades. Just like previous launches for Destiny raids, Bungie devs will monitor the various attempts at the raid to determine who will take home the World's First crown--and some exclusive rewards.

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Groups that can finish within the first 24 hours will get a special emblem, others who finish before October 15 will get to purchase a special raid jacket, and of course, the first clan to finish the raid will get all previously mentioned prizes and also a coveted World's First championship belt. Unlike previous raids, Bungie will introduce a limited time modifier for first-time raiders, which will cap Power at 920. This will ensure players aren't overpowered for the raid.

Additionally, as previously announced, the Exotic weapon Jotunn has been banned from the raid for 24 hours, as it's been proven more effective than intended against enemies and bosses. Not just that, but two other pieces of Exotic armor--the Hunter's Sealed Ahamkara Grasps and Titan's Peregrine Greaves--will also be banned. Because Bungie lacks the ability to render the items unusable in just the raid, you won't be able to equip them anywhere in the game during the ban.

Garden of Salvation Raid Start Time

  • 10 AM PST
  • 1 PM EST
  • 6 PM BST
  • 3 AM AET

There's plenty of new loot to acquire in the raid, but in order to participate, you'll need to finish the campaign and its following missions, along with getting up to 890 Power. If you're looking for more info on how to get raid-ready, check out our various guides and features highlighting tips and other details about the important things of note.

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