The original Destiny had its fans but it certainly had detractors as well. Longevity was something the game struggled with, despite efforts to emulate the structure of MMORPGs, but the handful of Raids that were released over time were examples of the game at its finest. Rightfully so, new and old players are looking forward to the release of the first raid that will arrive this Wednesday as described in their weekly blueprint for content and the game's director shared that participants should be Power level 260-280 before taking on Leviathan.
Destiny 2's first Raid has a Power range of 260-280.— Luke Smith (@thislukesmith) September 11, 2017
There's still a lot to learn about the Leviathan Raid that unlocks on Wednesday and that's part of the allure. There will be a race to finish the Raid first (which will likely yield some unique reward or recognition from Bungie) and the journey to completion will be fraught with danger. Raids require a level coordination and communication that players can generally abandon in Strikes and will push the skills of the full team to the max.
Beyond snatching up bragging rights and increasing your light level with whatever gear you earn from completing Leviathan, there's also the potential to earn Exotic Gear with the Await The World Eater quest. The first step of the quest tasks you with taking out Red Legion troops but the step after seems to imply something will happen when Leviathan arrives.
Now that you know what power level you need to attain before tackling the Raid, we've got a handful of guides to help you along the way. If you're just starting out, check out the Beginner's Tips. For those that have already restored their light, we've got the Complete Strategy Guide including tips on increasing your light level and acquire engrams and other gear. Xur, the heralded Exotic dealer from the original game, will also arrive this Friday.