Destiny 2 raid win advances story after The Witch Queen

After a rocky start, the race to be the world’s first to complete the new Witch Queen raid in Destiny 2 found its winner. Following the win, significant content was unlocked for the long-running looter shooter.

The winning clan was Elysium, which cleared the new Vow of the Disciple raid at around 8PM Eastern Standard Time yesterday. This marked their second win after scoring last year’s Vault of Glass event, a returning raid from the original Destiny.

The race to “world’s first” is one of the most exciting and beloved traditions of Destiny. For many fans, the race to clear King’s Fall and Last Wish make for some fond memories, whether or not they identify as hardcore players.

The Vow of the Disciple raid is part of the ongoing storyline of The Witch Queen, the latest expansion for Destiny 2. The initial hours were complicated by connection errors that kept some teams out of the race for hours at a time, and initially cast a pall over the event. Even Elysium for an entire two hours at the start of contest, so it’s kind of amazing they still pulled through.

Upon completion of The Vow of the Disciple, story content was unlocked for everyone playing Destiny 2. It’s part of tradition, where the triumphs of a small handful of players serve to advance the game’s overarching story. A new mission that is centered around the raid’s location dropped for everyone. A cutscene also played that warns about the threats to come.

The new mission, Preservation, has a power minimum of 1540 and is effectively a more relaxed version of the raid’s first two level beats. Much like The Witch Queen campaign itself, it features lighter versions of the mechanics and ideas that challenge more dedicated, hardcore players. Sort of a “baby’s first raid” version of what Elysium and others went through.

Players get more insight into Rhulk, the First Disciple who had been imprisoned by Savathun. Completing the mission will allow you to finally get your exotic class glaive assuming you’ve taken all the other steps leading through the Wellspring weapon grind.

In the Throne World, you’ll see that the Pyramid has begun to exude energy and when you talk to the Hive Ghost Fynch he has new lines about the defeat of Rhulk and the Scorn that remain.

Destiny raid Witch Queen

Ikora has also begun to sell new Fragments for the Void 3.0 subclasses and they cost a whopping 100,000 glimmer in total for each character. The new Fragments are:

  • Echo of Instability: Grenade final blows grant Volatile Rounds to weapons. (+10 Strength)
  • Echo of Harvest: Precision final blows on weakened targets create Orbs of Power. (-10 Intellect)
  • Echo of Obscurity: Finisher final blows grant Invisibility (+10 Recovery)
  • Echo of Starvation: Picking up Orbs of Power grants Devour (-10 Recovery)

That’s everything new that comes with the defeat of the Vow of the Disciple raid and surely more advances in the world of Destiny are to come over the next coming months. Eyes up, Guardians.

So far, these are all the changes I’ve found. It’s entirely possible something related to the raid and Rhulk changes with reset next Tuesday, but for now, you have a lot to get started on. Eyes up, Guardian.

Destiny 2 is free-to-play on Windows 10 PCs and consoles. It is also available with the Forsaken and Shadowkeep expansion content on PC Game Pass. The latest expansion, The Witch Queen, pit players against long-running antagonist Savathun and her Hive minions.