Destiny 2 players face the ultimate PvE challenge when the Prestige version of the Leviathan Raid unlocks.
The Leviathan Raid's Prestige difficulty will be available to Destiny 2 players from 10:00am PT on Tuesday October 10 - so a few hours after next week's reset, in other words. It has a recommended Power level of 300.
Bungie is being coy about the details, but did say those Destiny 2 players brave enough to venture in will encounter "minimal" mechanical changes to the encounters. Make sure you're completely onboard the standard version with our Leviathan Raid guide, so you can spot the changes and react appropriately.
Rather than making big changes to the Raid mechanics, Bungie said the idea is to throw you into "a more punishing sandbox" with Prestige difficulty. That probably means everything will hit harder and be less concerned wiht your own pitiful fire, so be sure to push your gear to 305 if possible (mods are your friends here; refer to our page on levelling up fast in Destiny 2 for further details).
Speaking of Power levels, it doesn't look like the Pretige version of the Leviathan Raid will drop higher-rated gear. Here's what Bungie had to say on the matter:
"Our goal is not to provide a boon to your character progression, but there are unique rewards to help you shine. Consider this your invitation to prove to the world that you are among the very best of the Raiders who overlook the City."
That bit about helping you "shine" suggests we'll see gear with some sort of unique visual effect, rather than the Raid-specific perks some Destiny 2 players are calling for (including us).
Iron Banner hits Destiny 2 next week, too. Hit up our Destiny 2 guide if you need to prepare for next week's onslaught. Bungie will be tracking the world's first Prestige completion of the Leviathan Raid, and with any luck we'll have some livestreams and can report on the winner ASAP.