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Destiny 2’s Eater of Worlds raid lair opens this week — here’s what to expect

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Prepare to return to the Leviathan

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris - door in Leviathan, Eater of Worlds raid lair
Welcome to Leviathan, Eater of Worlds.
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Destiny 2 players will be able to enter the “raid lair” for the Leviathan raid this Friday, Dec. 8, developer Bungie announced today.

Known as Leviathan, Eater of Worlds, the raid lair will open its doors at 1 p.m. ET on Friday — three days after the launch of the Curse of Osiris expansion. The vanilla Leviathan raid went live one week after Destiny 2 did.

Eater of Worlds is designed to be a raid-esque activity that doesn’t require the same time commitment as a full raid. While it takes place on the Leviathan spaceship, it offers “an entirely new set of encounters, new puzzles, new loot, completely new places to explore,” said Brendan Thorne, senior game designer at Bungie, during a livestream on which the studio debuted the concept.

While Eater of Worlds will be shorter than a typical raid, it won’t be any easier. And for those who are up to the task, a more challenging Prestige mode for the raid lair is coming soon. Eater of Worlds and future raid lairs will support Destiny 2’s Guided Games feature, although Guardians will have to be at a power level of 310 or higher to lead others through the activity. Curse of Osiris raises the game’s soft cap on power level to 330 from 300.

Bungie is treating Eater of Worlds like a proper Destiny raid: The studio will track fireteams attempting to complete the raid lair, so it can recognize the first group that gets to the finish line. The Legend Himself, a Destiny clan on PlayStation 4, secured the world’s first completion of Leviathan; the group’s run took about five and half hours.

For more on Destiny 2, read our review.