Destiny 2 Crown of Sorrow Raid Launches with Season of Opulence on Day 1

Season of Opulence begins on June 4.

Bungie has revealed that the next Destiny 2 content drop, Season of Opulence, begins on June 4. And the game’s new Raid activity will launch on the very same day — bucking a trend that’s lasted since the series started. Players won’t have to wait even one day to try out Crown of Sorrow in just a few weeks. So, if you’ve all caught up on getting the Outbreak Perfected quest, stick with us for some new details on what to do in Destiny 2 next.

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Crown of Sorrow Raid Release Time – Destiny 2 Season of Opulence

All previous Raids released at least a few days after a major expansion: usually on the first or second Friday after a Tuesday. This time, however, players will need to begin the race to be the world’s first successful raiders immediately. The Raid doesn’t actually go up immediately when Season of Opulence does, but it will go live later that day — at 7 p.m. eastern. That sure doesn’t leave a lot of time for grinding!

“The world’s first race for a raid is a competitive event,” said Bungie in a new blog post. “The raid is a challenge geared toward testing a fireteam’s ability to learn and execute on the mechanics, as well as their ability to overcome enemies and bosses together. Having a short window of time between release and launch allows us to preserve the combat challenge for players making their attempt on day one and get people playing the raid content right away.”

Because of this change, a few things will be different about Destiny 2 on June 4. For one, both the Last Wish and Scourge of the Past Raids will be unavailable until someone beats Crown of Sorrow. This is so nobody can use a stash of Ethereal Keys to earn Powerful gear and “cheese” their way up to higher Power levels. The recommended Power for the first leg Crown of Sorrow is 715. Meanwhile, the current maximum cap is 700. So players will have to work to even start the new challenge.

Destiny 2 Season of Opulence Week One Changes

Prime Attunements will also be reset to two charges per character on day one. That means Prime Engrams won’t drop as frequently. Once the next reset occurs, however, things will go back to normal. Don’t worry!

Bungie finally promised more information about Season of Opulence in the coming weeks. That makes sense. The new expansion is now less than four weeks away, after all. You can probably count on a ViDoc and a roadmap very soon, if past trends hold true. Maybe keep an eye on Twitter for some teasers, too.

Little else is confirmed about Season of Opulence thus far. But due to its name — not to mention the imagery shown in previous teasers — it seems like we’ll return to the flagship of Emperor Calus, the Leviathan, in short order. The boisterous bad guy was the presumed final boss of the first Raid in Destiny 2. However, players quickly found out there was more than met the eye with the Cabal Emperor. It would make a lot of sense to continue exploring that character and his massive palace-ship before things take some kind of turn in Destiny 3.